Guest Post by Laurel, one of the participants in our 8 Week Transformation Program who is enjoying low glyecmic eating – shares her story and favorite weight loss dinner recipe
This year started like any other for me, I wrote up my new years resolutions and of course included the obvious “Eat healthy”, and “Exercise regularly” goals. I decided that I needed to start slow, and work week by week and that an incentive program would work best for me. So between me and my husband we created something and I started out VERY slow. I worked on cutting out straight sugar and candy, then added lots of water the next week and moved toward daily exercise. I hated it at first and knew that I needed to have some serious support so I started collecting friends and family to exercise with me and keep me going, I ran my first 5k with my older sisters and my brother in-law, then my first triathlon sprint with my fabulous running partner Nisha, and now I can say exercise is easily my most favorite part of healthy living!
The one thing I never really got around to was changing my eating habits aside from giving up regular candy, and since I had begun regular exercise it was much easier for me to recognize better how my body felt. For example: thirst vs. hunger, stiff muscles if I forgot to stretch, stomach aches when I did eat candy, gas and bloating when I ate carbs (embarrassing to admit, but it is TRUE) So I talked it through with Nisha, and she told me about her 8 week Transformation and about low glycemic eating. I was some what of a skeptic when it comes to the low glycemic eating, but she explained the science to me and it really does make sense. I participated in my first Mind Body Teleseminar and got hooked on her positive self talk, and decided that the 8 week program was definetly for me. Eating low glycemic has seriously changed my life, I feel so much better all the time, and I have even found that chocolate doesn’t satisfy! I can’t believe I even said that! Anytime I have made the mistake of eating something that is not on the low glycemic chart I feel the negative consequences immediatly, and I’m not just talking about guilt! Low glycemic eating is key! And can I just say I very much look forward to eating a bowl of fruit and greek yogurt nearly every morning, I used to think I required a tall glass of chocolate milk to wake me up!
I hope you enjoy this soup recipe. It’s one of our favorites!