I have struggled with my weight since my first pregnancy in 1978. I was suffering with Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. I was taking about 20 medications and wearing a size 22. I had been seeing a cardiologist for many years.
On the worst day of my life I weighed 262 pounds. I woke up feeling sick to my stomach and exhausted. My husband was already up, so I mentioned that I was going back to bed. I felt like I had the flu. I mentioned that I felt some pressure, like a newborn baby was sitting on my chest. My husband insisted that we go to the emergency room.
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Today marks the last day of RFL (Nutri-90’s Rapid Fat Loss Phase) for me and I feel SO much better than I did just 3 short weeks ago! I’m not gonna lie; the last 3 weeks weren’t without challenges, but I knew that every little bit was worth the effort. This past weekend was Father’s Day and was without a doubt the most challenging, with social engagements and food everywhere!
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This delicious meal was created using a method called a meal framework. Meal frameworks allow you to cook fast, delicious, inexpensive meals, often in just one dish, using the wholesome ingredients right in your fridge. Learn more about meal frameworks at the end of this amazingly scrumptious, fulfilling recipe you will be making again and again for years to come.
The Pulled Pork
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Ubiquitous. Omnipresent. Everywhere. At all times in all places under all conditions. This is how fat-shaming is described by persons who have suffered its debilitating effect. “I was just stunned.” “So horribly embarrassed.” “I tried so hard not to cry that my whole body shook. I was crushed. My spirit hurt.”
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Well, the chaotic weekend got me again! Road trip on Saturday, which I prepared for, but then a side trip to IKEA and I ended up being away from home, food, and schedule for way too long. In the grand scheme of things, it’s a small blip but I find it fascinating and wonder how many of us have the same challenges?
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I was recently asked if “calories burned” as calculated by gym equipment is accurate. If you know me or are familiar with my Nutri-90 Programs or my book, No One Ever Got Fat from Calories, you know my answer already. But just for a moment let’s put all that aside.
Even those who believe the calories-in-calories-out (CICO) model as dogma readily acknowledge that calculations from gym equipment and mobile apps are inaccurate; anywhere from 22% to 98% inaccurate, depending on who you talk to and the equipment or app in question.
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Given the title of my book, No One Ever Got Fat from Calories
, you might imagine that many people challenge me on topics of weight loss and fitness. You would be correct. After all, that title is about the most controversial statement I could make on the topic, right? Today, like most days, came with another challenger. Today I felt inspired, and my answer is maybe the most clearly reasoned and stated I have ever given on the subject, so please let me share it with you.
“You can not lose weight without a calorie deficit so how else can people explain the process?” ~Glyn W
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Editor's Note: This is the second week of Coach Vicki's return to Baseline Weight after a period when "life happened." Follow her posts and maybe find increased motivation for your own maintenance as well.
Week one of my first RFL (Nutri-90's Rapid Fat Loss program) in VERY long time is complete, and it was without a doubt a sheer pleasure. I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about this and wondering “why” it was so much easier than ever before.
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Editor's Note- Have you ever worked hard to lose weight and get well, only to watch the scale numbers creep back up on you? Life happens, and it is important that you know it is okay. Coach Vicki has asked me to share her experience with you, so you can know we are people, just like you. And just like you, it is possible to get back in shape and move forward again. These emails are coming to you in real time; Vicki's journey is happening right now. - BC
Wow, it’s been 8 months since I took a leave of absence as a Nutri-90 coach, which was for a variety of reasons but mostly because I knew I had some big stuff on the horizon. Little did I know how much “life” was about to happen.
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A dear friend of mine is on a ketogenic eating plan, and she is one of the healthiest, most fit people I know. She recently said, “Belldon, I have noticed that people get very worked up about three things: politics, religion, and diet. But of the three, only diet can be proven; blood tests don’t lie.” She is right, of course, and her blood tests are in the perfect range across the board. Electrolytes, proteins, trace minerals, vitamin levels, blood sugar… all of it.
Another friend of mine is on a ketogenic eating plan and he is absolutely destined for an early grave. His blood test results are all over the place, and he is neither healthy nor fit. I have several other friends eating to the ketogenic plan that fall into various places in between.
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