Do you want to lose weight and become healthier?

Many people have asked me how I lost weight and got in better shape? After years of trying, I finally did it!

My journey started in childhood when we ate carbohydrate-rich foods and got sweets for rewards. Even though I was really active in sports, rode my bike or walked to school each day, I was still overweight. Sometimes I was teased or picked on because of my weight.

Fast forward to the past few years. I tried and tried to lose weight, only to lose a few pounds and gain it right back again. I had some knowledge of how to do it, but I just could not achieve the success I was looking for.

That was until 2021. In 2021, I looked into the science of weight loss. I found research on successful methods, read testimonials of people that had achieved success, and watched YouTube videos.

How did I do it? For the full story, please consider buying the book called the 100 Day Diet that I wrote after my weight loss experience. You can click here to go to Amazon where it is currently for sale. Here are the key points in the book and worked well for me:

  1. Understand how the body works - the body uses fuel to produce energy. It prioritizes energy use as sugar first and fat second. If you drink alcohol, that will take priority over these two until it is burned up or stored as fat if you do not need the calories

  2. Use an app to track calories and carbs - I recommend the Carb Manager app to count calories and carbs. This will help you understand what you are eating and work on areas that need improvement. The app is available on desktop and in the app store and is interchangeable between these forms of media. You can get the desktop version by clicking here. (

  3. Start eating more healthy fat, and less sugar and carbs. By lowering carbs and eating healthier fat like monounsaturated fat (olive oil), the body feels fuller and has its nutrient quota filled with better choices. As you start to practice this and track it, you can set goals for yourself to achieve a net carb number each day

  4. Eat more fibre. Fibre comes in the form of soluble and insoluble fibre. Fibre-rich foods are vegetables, berries, and whole grains. Sometimes, taking a supplement can help to top up your fibre each day as you are working on your nutrition. One of my favourite products to add to my smoothies is Clear Fiber. You can view it by clicking here.

  5. Intermittent fasting (IMF) - IMF really helped me accelerate my weight loss. I read the research on IMF and tried different ways. I finally settled on the 16:8 method which worked best for me. I would eat between 11 am and 7 pm. Then I would fast from 1 pm to 11 am the next day. I could drink coffee, water and electrolytes, just not add anything to it like sugar or cream.

  6. Water and electrolytes- Drinking more water is important to keep hunger cravings in check. To make sure you are drinking enough water, your urine should be straw colored. (If you are taking vitmain B, it may still be bright yellow) Adding electrolytes to your water is important because every cell, tissue and organ uses electrolytes to function properly. I like Nuun electrolyte tablets the best. You can view them by clicking here

  7. Lifestyle changes - I had to make some lifestyle changes. Like getting more rest. I tracked my sleep and worked on getting better quality sleep. I took naps if I did not sleep well or long enough. I started a meditation practice. And I started to walk and run, doing interval training like 60 seconds of walking with 10 seconds of sprinting.

If you want to get in better shape, lose 5, 10 or even 30 pounds like me you can do it. But make a plan. Choose a start date and then work on it. It will take time and practice, but soon enough you will start to notice the difference.

If you need more help, schedule a 15-minute health consultation with me by clicking here. I would be happy to help. And if you have any pre-existing conditions that you are concerned about, check with your health professional before starting anything new.

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