The 6 Pillars of Weight Loss I’ve Used to Lose Over 40 Pounds, 4 Pants Sizes, and Feel Great Too!

By Caroline Alcantar | 2 March 2021 4226 views
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I was overweight for a long time.

If you’ve been overweight, you know how it feels. I was self-conscious about how I looked, I felt embarrassed when I met new people, and I hated seeing myself in photos.

I tried lots of different diets. I tried a hormonal weight loss spray, coupled with a very restrictive diet. As soon as I strayed from the diet, I gained all the weight back.

I tried Weight Watchers. I think I actually gained a few pounds on Weight Watchers… because I was very good at finding loopholes in their points system.

I tried to start running. I tried yoga specifically designed for weight loss. I tried lots of types of exercise.

Nothing made a lasting impact. I thought I would be overweight for the rest of my life. I gave up.

Then I found something that actually worked. It wasn’t a fad diet or an intense workout routine…

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It was a series of lifestyle changes. I implemented them gradually, and over time, the weight came off.

In fact, I lost about 40 pounds in about six months! I went down four pants sizes. I felt more energized, my health improved, and I started feeling more confident in my appearance.

So, what were those changes I made that finally worked? I’m ready to share them with you so you can make lasting changes in your life too.

The 6 Pillars of Weight Loss I've Used to Lose Over 40 Pounds, 4 Pants Sizes, and Feel Great Too!

1. I stopped eating foods I didn’t like, whether or not they were labeled “healthy.”

Let’s be honest… A lot of foods labeled “healthy” don’t taste very good!

I had spent years eating foods I didn’t like… But they were supposed to be good for me and help me lose weight.

I threw that idea out the window. If I didn’t like a food, I didn’t eat it. It didn’t matter if it was “healthy” or “unhealthy.”

If I started eating something and realized that I didn’t like it, I would stop eating it, even if I was halfway through. By not eating foods that I don’t like, I saved myself from eating so much food that I didn’t even enjoy!

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This helped me find pleasure in eating again. I found healthy foods that I liked (more on that later in this article) and I no longer felt obligated to eat foods I didn’t like, just because they were supposed to help me lose weight.

2. I started eating more fresh produce.

It’s an easy concept — filling up on some fresh produce is better for your body than filling up on junk food and candy. So, that’s what I started doing.

I took a banana with me every day so I could eat it during my afternoon break at work. I took carrots with me as part of my lunch. I ate salads, piled with lots of fresh veggies, for dinner. I ate frozen grapes for dessert.

I didn’t ONLY eat fresh produce, but I made it a much bigger part of my diet. Not only did it help me lose weight, but it made me feel so much better overall.

The 6 Pillars of Weight Loss I've Used to Lose Over 40 Pounds, 4 Pants Sizes, and Feel Great Too!

3. I stayed away from processed foods.

As we’ve discussed on our blog before, it’s impossible to completely avoid processed foods. There is a difference, however, between minimally processed foods and ultra-processed foods. Ultra-processed foods are the ones to avoid.

One way I found to do this was to buy as much whole produce as possible. Instead of cups or cans of cut fruit soaked in sugary syrup, I bought fresh apples, peaches, or pears.

I also paid attention to food labels. The food with the fewest listed ingredients was the winner! This helps reduce the chemicals and preservatives you eat.

Avoiding ultra-processed foods also helped me avoid unnecessary added sugars and fats, which helped me lose weight.

4. I made small diet changes, like eating brown rice instead of white.

In the past, when I tried all of those diets to lose weight, I had to cut out a lot of foods. Instead of restricting my foods, I made small changes for healthier foods.

For example, I ate brown rice instead of white rice. Brown rice has more nutrients, including fiber, than white rice. That makes it better for you and helps you feel full longer.

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Similarly, I started eating whole-wheat pasta instead of white pasta. I traded store-bought salad dressings (which are full of fats and sugars) for a dressing I made from olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Rather than cutting out whole food groups, I made small shifts that are sustainable. Over time, they added up to a lot of weight loss!

 

The 6 Pillars of Weight Loss I've Used to Lose Over 40 Pounds, 4 Pants Sizes, and Feel Great Too!

5. I learned how to cook healthier meals that I actually liked.

I’ve never been a bad cook… But when I was overweight, I just didn’t cook very much.

I made a lot of quick meals, like boxed noodles or sandwiches. I ate out a lot. I grabbed sugary snacks. I did whatever seemed convenient.

During the time when I was losing weight, I began to find a lot of “healthy” recipes online… And they looked delicious!

So, I decided to make one new recipe every week. That went on for a couple of years, and I still like trying new recipes now!

Sure, there were a few recipe flops. But I discovered a lot of recipes that taste good AND are good for me. I love cooking, so being able to create healthy, delicious dishes is a lot of fun!

6. I paid attention to how my body felt.

This one came along the way. As I started making these other lifestyle shifts, I began to notice that I felt different.

My body felt less weighed down. I didn’t feel bloated as often. I had more energy.

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I began to notice a big difference when I ate lots of fresh fruits and vegetables instead of eating lots of packaged, heavily processed foods. I’m not sure how to describe it other than I felt better.

And if it makes my body feel better, I’m going to keep doing it!

 

The 6 Pillars of Weight Loss I've Used to Lose Over 40 Pounds, 4 Pants Sizes, and Feel Great Too!

These 6 Pillars Add Up to Incredible Weight Loss

Add up all of these 6 lifestyle changes, and over several months, I lost 40 pounds. At first, my clothes fit better. Then they fit loose. Then I had to buy new clothes because my old ones just didn’t fit anymore.

I felt more confident when I met new people. I didn’t try to hide my body, and I no longer assumed they were judging me for my size. I didn’t hate seeing photos of myself anymore.

According to my doctor, my health improved too. My cholesterol levels went down, and so did my blood pressure. I felt more energized and enjoyed being active more.

My 6 pillars of weight loss aren’t world-changing… But they were life-changing for me. Thanks to these same 6 pillars, I’ve kept the weight off for 7 years so far!

Try them out, and let me know if they work for you!

 

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The 7th Weight Loss Pillar I Wish I Had Known About…

When I was losing weight, I wanted to incorporate anything healthy into my lifestyle.

That’s why I ate more fresh produce and started cooking healthy meals.

I wish I would have known about this 7th secret back when I was losing weight…

Just like my 6 pillars, this 7th secret doesn’t involve intense workouts, restrictive diets, or hormone sprays.

In fact, it’s all about helping your body to function better…

So it can get rid of more fat and you can lose more weight!

This weight loss secret was discovered by a doctor and has been scientifically proven to help you lose more weight, faster.

Imagine how quickly you could reach your goal weight with all 7 of these weight loss secrets!

So, here’s the doctor who discovered this secret himself to explain what it is and how it works:

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