Do I have my own “weight lossexperience”? Have I been struggling with extra pounds? YES, and here is my story:
By age 30, I had never followed any diet. Loving to cook, I threw parties for 20 to 30 people with ease, making all the meals by myself. I enjoyed all of that without even thinking about gaining extra pounds. But, after age 30, I started to gain weight. I definitely did not like that and began practicing a low-calorie diet like many other people. I lost my extra pounds successfully and periodically allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted at parties or restaurants. Initially, this strategy worked well, but then something strange happened; I did not eat much, but I was gaining weight… So, I started to eat even less, practiced some “magical herbal weight loss pills,” but still gained weight. It was depressing and very stressful.
One day, looking for more weight loss solutions, I discovered a system based on something called a Glycemic Index. I found it interesting, but totally…odd. However, something forced me to consider that unusual nutritional approach. I had to read and re-read the information several times and it took me about two months to change my perception, to accept a new theory and to start applying that.
The results were amazing! I could eat the food that I had not had for years! It even became an interesting journey; I enjoyed discovering new food with Low Glycemic Index and could easily adjust my favorite recipes. It was like a dream come true. I ate, I cooked and I stayed slim and energetic!
Since then, I am following that amazing system successfully. I’ve taught it to hundreds of my patients, my family, friends and everyone who is interested in keeping the ideal weight, being healthy and enjoy life fully.
However, being overweight is not just a nutrition issue. It’s a problem involving nutritional, behavioral and family habits, lack of self-esteem, miscorrelation between willpower and imagination, feelings of guilt and judgment. The key to success is in changing the way of thinking. Changing the Eating Habits Blueprint. The focus should be on developing a healthy lifestyle, instead dieting.
Why I succeed to keep the desired weight for over 15 years, when other don’t? Do I eat less, exercise more, or have a stronger willpower? None of them! I don’t have enough time and willpower for vigorous exercising; I LOVE to eat, and lack of a good food makes me frustrated. The resolution came with starting to THINK differently, in seeing a bigger picture, in focusing on the causes, and not on results.
As I always say, it is NOT about your weight, it’s about your WHOLE LIFE!
To Your Health and Success,
Dr. Irina Koles