THE FAT STORY……
Once upon a time there were two people Princess Fiona and Sir Shrek Russ. They were fat, sick, grumpy and so miserable on the food and drink Merry – Go – Round but they didn’t know how to get off. One day a friend introduced them to Real Food Real Weight Loss and something magic happened……
We were so overweight and miserable and had tried many other diet and exercise regimes to no avail. We lost a couple of kilos here and there and started to feel a little better but then work and life would get in the way and old habits would creep back in, the mind would seek comfortable and familiar over pre-packaged or cardboard food and so it was easier to fall back to what we were doing. This was the cycle until we were introduced to Real Food Real Weight Loss. We were both really skeptical at first, how could something that uses real food be so successful and so easy and in such a short time? We went in and met the team and very hesitantly began to get excited that this could be the answer and the change we were looking for.
We began the diet and even with my myriad of food allergies this was a diet that would work for me, for both of us. The girls at Xtra Health were so supportive that you couldn’t do anything but succeed. The food list was quite varied and the recipes that the girls gave us helped with keeping that excitement about food (especially as we had both enjoyed fat laden gourmet excess prior to starting). The fact that the initial stage only required 20 minutes of exercise a day was a bonus especially for Russ who had experienced severe knee pain during exercise (namely due to his excess weight), and me well I just didn’t have the energy at first for anything else.
As the kilos began to drop and more noticeably our body shapes began to change we both experienced increased energy. People began asking what we were doing as not only could they see a physical change but an overall attitude change. We were moving from grumpy intolerable people to people filled with vibrancy and a feeling of good health (something neither of us had experienced for a long time). It was hard to believe that carrying that much excess weight could make such a difference to who you are as a person and how that outplays in work and life.
We completed our first round of the plan and hungered for more of the great feelings that came with the weight loss and body shape change. We completed a second round and the results were amazing. We really enjoyed learning to love food again for its taste rather than eating ‘just because’. Cooking together has become the norm in our house as we now look forward to preparing dinner and our meals for the next day, never again will we just duck through ‘Drive Through’ whilst we are on the road.
The most wonderful element of this plan is that you don’t feel as though you are missing out, we did not experience those horrible crashes of craving for sweets or junk food. I did have days that were hard, I won’t lie, but these were the days that I could call the girls at Xtra Health and get help to overcome what ever it was I was struggling with on the day. After having completed this neither of us can bare the thought of putting anything from a fast food place in our mouth let alone having it for breakfast lunch and dinner as we once would have. The other most amazing thing is that during this incredible plan we have both discovered foods that our bodies just could not tolerate and we were eating them every day and wondering why we felt so terrible.
Good Health is not free but it is the most freeing feeling to be able to get up and go for a walk with no pain, to get through a day without being nauseated and feeling dreadful – without Real Food Real Weight Loss neither of us would be experiencing this gift of good health! If you have tried before and couldn’t just like we did, please know with Real Food Real Weightloss you CAN!!
Princess Fi and Sir Shrek Russ