|Start Weight:||(10 Sep 12) 165.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(29 Apr 13) 161.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||125.0 lb|
performance: losing 1.0 lb a week
You'd think that being a registered nurse I would know a lot about nutrition. Wrong! In nursing school we learned specialized diets for patients who suffer diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and digestive disorders like chrones. In highschool, I remember learning the food pyramid and tried follow that. Let me tell ya, if I knew then what I know now, I would have never gotten obese. Even in highschool I had to watch what I eat and run daily just to keep from gaining weight. As I got older, it got harder, and running couldn't keep from gaining weight despite my efforts to control my diet as well. I've tried many diets and either they didn't work, didn't have lasting results, or I couldn't stick with them because they were too complicated or restrictive. Besides that, all the research journals and weight loss articles I read seem to contradict eachother so much, I didn't know what or how to eat! Then I read Dr. Fuhrman's book "Eat to Live", and it was like a light bulb turned on in my head! It made so much sense like I should have known it already. I know I sounds like someone trying to sell something, or like a fad crazed follower, but everyone who has read this book has the same reaction I did.
Working in progressive care, which has a mix of patients with multiple complications from heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, infectious, debilitating wounds is a big motivator for me to take care of my health, so that hopefully, I don't end up like one of them. I don't blame my patients for neglecting their health so much as I blame the American lifestyle, and I believe the general public has been misinformed for too long. It's time to educate people, and I hope to be a motivator for others once I've mastered a healthier lifestyle myself. Since I've started the nutritarian diet, I've lost weight and I'm feeling great! If you're feeling motivated to lose weight the healthy way, I recommend that you start this diet today.