I Finally Lost Weight for Good
Hey! My name is Olivia, and I’ve hit my weight loss goal with meal planning—I’ve lost 30 lbs in 4 months.
It all started 9 years ago when my partner told me I was getting a little chubby. I’ve never been skinny or athletic, but I felt okay about my body before that conversation. As we were going on a vacation in a couple of weeks, I decided to lose some extra pounds and stun everyone with my perfect silhouette.
I started dieting. I needed something short-term and effective and bumped into my first mono diet and lost 10 lbs by the time I was off on vacation.
I felt proud of myself and confident in my lighter body and celebrated my success with some delicious treats and eventually ate more than before dieting.
When I came back from vacation, I realized I had gained the weight back and even some more, so I got back on track and practiced more and more severe dieting. All I was thinking of was losing more and keeping it off.
I tried keto, low carb, paleo, volumetrics, 75 hard, vegetarian, and every other diet you can imagine. But my cravings only got stronger. Every time I restricted myself, I ended up giving up and binging on the carbs I tried to avoid during the diet. All in all, for the next 5 or 6 years, I was constantly dieting, counting calories, and limiting the amount and variety of foods and drinks I consumed. And once the diet ended, I simply gained back everything I had lost previously. Ah, also I punished myself with extra workouts for the incorrect meals.
Maybe that was a valuable experience that led me to mindful eating, but I guess staying hungry, miserable, and desperate wasn’t a necessary step. I was obsessed with dieting and developed severe eating disorders.
My story changed a lot when I accidentally bumped into meal planning.
At first, I was skeptical about all these healthy cooking and in-app programs. But I read several reviews and gave a personalized meal plan a try. Surprisingly, it worked. I lost 30 lbs, and the result lasted for good.
Moreover, I am finally getting over my calorie-counting obsession, constant drawbacks from short-term restrictive diets, and endless feelings of guilt from even the thought of forbidden foods.
I am no longer hungry and easily merge my cravings into my plan to eat what I want with no consequences. I feel good, and I like the way I look.