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How to make eating right sustainable ...

So don't get me wrong, this blog is not about me giving your the answers to doing things the right way, maybe I will get there someday, but this blog is more about me sharing what I have done in my efforts to try and make eating right sustainable and you can share your experiences and efforts and hopefully we can learn from each other.

So I explained how I lost all this weight, whilst being pregnant with baby # 2, but then my midwife said that now that I was breast feeding I needed to eat well e.g. bacon and eggs for breakfast, steak for lunch, etc. Needless to stay I picked up all the weight again.

During this phase of breast feeding baby # 2, we moved to America where we needed to adjust to a higher cost of living and bottomless soda being the cheapest drink on the menu. Needless to say I only continue picking up weight.

In about May 2014 I decided I need to make a drastic change to my lifestyle. I started by cutting out soda and started some exercise. I also cut out starch again and I even started some hectic Jillian Michaels 6-pack in 4 weeks type of exercises.

Up to the end of 2014, one thing was very evident, sugar was the devil and I needed to get rid of it. Of course natural sugars were okay, but also needed to be limited.

I was contacting my old weighless notes and trying to revert back to what my midwife had told me: no sugar, no dairy, no starch.

By February 2015 we had cut out sugar from coffee and tea, we had always been doing fat free milk, only protein and vegetables with meals. I was still doing bran flakes for breakfast.

We also made a realization that this needed to be a way of life and not just for some or other goal. But because we are driven by goals, we still set an endless number of short-terms goals that streched over eternity.

But this is the way we needed to eat everyday for the rest of our lives.

I knew that eating a salad needed to be enjoyable and thankfully it was for me, thank to a restaurant in South Africa called Magnefico, which made the most amazing salads I had grown to really enjoy a salad as a meal.

Then in California, I discovered Fresh Million, which also made a wonderful steak salad.

This doesn't mean that I am now on the straight and narrow, because for me meals aren't the challenge, it's those night time snacking binges and I needed to find a way of overcoming this challenge ...

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