Allright, here we go! The secret to losing those stubborn 10 pounds is….to EAT RIGHT!.
(Face palm). Sucks, doesn’t it?
I can speak from personal experience. I floated around 135 pounds for the longest time – about average weight for my height, but I would never EVER have felt comfortable in a bathing suit. Even though I was eating relatively healthy, I could NOT for the life of me lose any weight!
To lose my last 10 pounds, I decided to cut out
- bread, rice, and noodles
- sweets (including my all time favorite – cheesecake)
- processed foods
After doing more research, I realized this was the exact same diet as the Paleo diet! For those that aren’t familiar, the Paleo diet is a diet that mimics what cavemen ate way back in the day. They relied on fruits, nuts, meat, and vegetables for their food. They didn’t have muffins with their daily vanilla latte, no bag of chips to munch on, and therefore were able to keep a lean, agile figure. The only difference was that the Paleo diet said no dairy allowed…so I decided to roll with that as well. I cut out milk, cheese, and yogurt.
This site here really helped me get started: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/10/04/the-beginners-guide-to-the-paleo-diet/
An example of my daily meals would be:
Breakfast: scrambled egg whites, 2 Morning Star veggie patties, 1 cup orange juice
Lunch: turkey kielbasa with mixed vegetables, or a fruit salad
Dinner: grilled chicken with mixed vegetables
Dessert: yes….fruit, again
It was incredible to feel the change in my body as I started dropping pounds. I felt like I had more energy, and I felt fuller for longer. It took me about 3 months to lose 10 pounds. Keep in mind I was consistently working out as well, but didn’t change my workout routine at all.
(Ignore the Costco hot dog)
So there you have it! Last 10 pounds – GONE!