As my old science teacher would say, the only way you will succeed is by using the three P’s – which are perseverance, patience and for the life of me I can’t think of the third. In fact, all have thought about when trying to lose weight in the past is just one P, and that I am not able to publish, but to give you a clue, is also a word used when drunk!
In the past year, several of us at Glotime.tv have been under the watchful eye of Gudrun Jonsson, a revered Kensington based bio-path, who has monitored our diets and put us on an organic regime to regulate the gut and get the system working again. This has resulted in a massive weight loss of several hundred pounds between us, and we now have the challenge of sustaining the weight loss.
It is true that successful weight loss is more than a few visits to weight watchers or slimming world, but for the more committed it is a complete life change in diet and exercise.
It sounds challenging and it is, but if you really want to change your shape and improve your health, it is well worth the investment.
I would strongly recommend that you sign up to a recommended nutritionist like Gudrun, but if you can’t make the trip to London, then there will be many in your area, but make sure you read the reviews and try to access one who has some sort of medical experience or knowledge.
Once the digestive system has been accessed, and you have a diet plan in place, you will begin to see the difference immediately as we did, and the pounds will start to drop away. We gain weight when there is too much acid in the blood, which can be due to all sorts of factors but stems from the central area of the body, the gut. So once that is sorted, the rest will follow.
It is true that exercise accelerates weight loss, but it is 80 percent diet, and a brisk walk every day or a visit to a yoga class or the gym two or three times a week are sufficient to support your regime.
My diet needed a bit of tweaking but was not drastic, and I was able to add some really tasty foods like avocado and quinoa, pomegranate and papaya as well as rye bread and tahini.
You will also be pleased to hear that you can drink alcohol, in moderation, one or two units a day will not affect your diet – preferably with your lunch or dinner – although I elected to sustain from alcohol completely for the first couple of months when I was kick starting my system.
Once you have lost the weight, and you definitely will, the challenge is to keep it off. We have been advised to watch our food combinations – do you remember the old Atkins diet. Well there you have it, and if you stick to not eating carbs with protein, the weight loss will sustain or even increase.