The program has changed my life and the life of my family. I have lost 18 pounds and we are eating healthier and implementing more physical activity. Over the past 16 weeks, I’ve learned the importance of NOT skipping meals. Life can be hectic and oftentimes I become so busy, that at the end of the day I realize that I haven’t eaten. Of course by then I am really hungry and looking for anything to put in my mouth including fast food. Not skipping meals keeps me full and healthy. Since I’ve decided beforehand not to skip a meal, I prepare my food and choose my healthy snacks. It’s a healthier choice. Since I’m not getting really hungry, I can wait to get home and eat whole foods and fresh fruits.
Clearly this program has changed the way I think about food. Before my thoughts were “well that’s good for me” but now my thoughts are “yeah, it’s good for me but how much fat is in it?” I’ve learned to budget my daily fat intake. Limiting fat intake controls my weight as well as how I feel.
Another benefit of the program is that it encouraged me to increase my physical activity. My thoughts about “exercise” was another obstacle to overcome. But now I know that I have to be intentional and also plan for time to exercise. It’s like anything we plan to do, it gets done. Exercise is the habit and the habit is a good one.
What I’ve learned in this program is “I CAN DO IT”. I can control my appetite and my diet. I’ve made the necessary changes to prolong my life. I’ve changed my lifestyle and making better choices. I’ve decided to live, really live abundantly.