Your Attitude and Habits Promote Weight Loss and Health
It all began when I brought this issue up to my body-positive coach, Nat Smith, and then they recommended a book, Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out — and Never Say Diet Again. I changed my thoughts about good and bad foods and learned about intuitive eating. I also benefited from the Noom app coaching classes. Over time, my psychological blueprint changed, and I felt like I wasn’t craving foods as often, whether healthy or unhealthy — I stopped giving them that label. What is most important here is eating in moderation and at a caloric deficit.
When my weight stopped dropping at around 205 pounds, which is quite a lot for my 5-foot-4-inch frame, I ended up in a beautiful situation after a weird coincidence. My care team suggested I see an endocrinologist to verify that my hair loss wasn’t occurring due to some hormonal change and that it was entirely autoimmune. That was a success, but I didn’t expect a talk about what endocrinology is and that my obesity would make it so my prediabetes will most definitely progress to type 2 diabetes if I do not lose weight soon. Strangely enough, right next door existed HMR Natick, an ethically run and highly effective low-calorie food replacement lifestyle change program with weekly coaching sessions to keep us on track.
This program helped me lose 10 additional pounds over a month, so I am now at 195 pounds, closer to my stable weight around the end of 2019. On top of that, I randomly ended up with 4 more vegetarian cookbooks because a friend wanted to travel Europe in a van for most of her unplotted future. I plan to take a break for a couple of months from the program to see if I can maintain the weight loss, then come back as I’m able, to try losing another 10 pounds over a month.
What impresses me most about HMR Natick are the coaching classes and the energy I experience in them. It is stressed that diet and exercise are the best way to lose weight, become stronger, maintain energy levels, and meet a variety of health improvement goals than any other method. The foods themselves are shelf stable, warm up in 1 minute in a conventional microwave oven, and taste incredible. After a short…