I've been yo-yo'ing since I was single-digits-years-old. I've been here at 3FC many times before, I lost 40 lbs, I gained it all back plus 10. (Ugh.) All the while, I was banging my head against a wall, wondering where my willpower was!?!?
Recently, I hit my highest weight, and once again recommitted myself to getting the weight off. I downloaded 5 eating and weightloss-related audiobooks that I just hoped would inspire and motivate me to be able to get back down to my goal weight.
Instead, I found a book that is changing my life
That's a pretty grand sweeping statement given I'm only a few weeks in, but NEVER, in my entire life, have I been able to eat and enjoy food without anxiety, stress and intense guilt that usually surrounds it. And now I am. AND losing weight!
This book is about the brain-level differences between a naturally thin woman--- one of those chicks who leaves half the food on her plate because "she's full," and is offered a cookie and says, "Oh thanks, I'll save it for later!"--- and people like me. People who are addicted to food, who fantasize about it, who inhale their meals, can't leave food on the plate and never... feel satisfied. I used to MOURN my food as it disappeared from my plate, and even fantasize about having a time machine where I could go back in time and re-eat my meal again without doubling the calories.
This book uses cognitive behavioural therapy and understanding your neurological reactions to food, to help you to (quite literally) rewire your brain to restore your "naturally thin woman neural nets."
In the past week and a half, through using the strategies in this book to change my approach to food and eating (coupled with exercise and somewhat healthy eating with a few treats here and there), I've dropped 8 lbs. ...Granted, that's probably a lot of water bloat I was hanging on to, but the truly amazing thing is... I was barely trying. It took less than HALF of the effort of some of the "diets" I've followed. And best of all... I feel like I can do this for the rest of my life.
I had to rant and rave because I'm so excited with how well this is going for me, and I wanted to share!
Amazon Reviews: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/097...pf_rd_i=507846