Understanding her food addiction helped Rose lose 65lbs!

before and after

Understanding her food addiction helped Rose lose 65 pounds and keep it off

By the time I gave birth to my second son, both my husband and I had 50 extra pounds creep upon us. We exercised off and on, but for every 10 pounds we lost we would eventually gain 20.  I never really dieted, knowing that diets don’t work, but ate low-fat dairy, lean skinless chicken breast and turkey, non-fat dressings, diet drinks, etc. I started to exercise, five days a week, but within three months had gained ten more pounds. At the age of 38, I tipped the scales at about 210 pounds, and felt like something must be wrong with my metabolism. I was ready to give up and accept that this was my fate in life.

A breakthrough came when my sister came to visit me.  She was 30 pounds less since I saw her three months prior. She told me about Neuro-Slim. When I first saw she was so much thinner I thought she must be doing something extreme, like starving herself, but that couldn’t have been further from the truth.

Neuro-Slim opened my eyes to a new way of thinking about food and hunger. I understood why all the low-fat meats and grains fed my drive to overeat and why I was always fighting off a desire to consume more food a few hours after eating. I followed Jill’s advice to eat for nutrient density and fill the body with anti-inflammatory nutrients.

The first week I lost eleven pounds and wasn’t hungry anymore. It was a bit of an adjustment at first, but the results were so quick and amazing, that I was motivated to go on. I actually ate much more food than I had eaten before, and the more I ate, the more weight I lost. Looking back, I think my body was starved of nutrients.

When I learned about the concepts of food addiction and toxic brain hunger I realized that they described me. After my bagel and low-fat yogurt in the morning, I could not make it to lunch without a cup of coffee, and a little bit of chocolate as a pick-me-up to help deal with the mild headache or listlessness I felt. I realize now I was in a vicious cycle of shakes and feeling low unless I ate regularly and kept my blood sugar up.

Now my headaches are gone, I don’t feel hungry between meals, and rarely have food cravings, and when I do, it’s for leafy greens. It is so much more pleasurable to eat when you are really hungry, which now occurs much less frequently.

Eight months later, I was 65 pounds lighter. I am content eating pleasurably and healthfully and just feel so much better. I  have the energy to exercise again and enjoy it. Not only do I feel better, but my hair, skin and nails are in the best shape ever.

Greg, my husband, changed his diet too. At first, he was just eating this way to support me and thought it may help his cholesterol. Within four months he lost 40 pounds, his eyesight improved so his eyeglass prescription needed to be adjusted, and he no longer needed Lipitor to lower his cholesterol. My mom dropped 20 pounds and is no longer taking her cholesterol-lowering medication, hormone replacement or anti-depressants. My father also lost weight eating this way and no longer has his “spare tire” around his middle. Our kids have always been slim, but now see the importance of fueling the body with nutrients and understand the reasons we eat to live.

 

Interview: Brittany McEachern Front Line Physiotherapist

 

Interview with Team Bunny Athlete:

Brittany McEachern Front Line Physiotherapist

 

Learn how Brittany is sticking to her goal of competing on stage – while working in the Hospital doing COVID-19 – as a physiotherapist.

Brittany started working with Team Bunny to prepare for her fitness competition – which has unfortunately been postponed until September.  Although her hours are longer and the demand at work is more risky and stressful – Brittany remains focused on her PERSONAL GOALS She even ensured the staff hospital gym remained open (with strict rules) so the workers could practice self-care!

Brittany’s favourite program that was included in her 1-to-1 coaching: 4 Week CBT-Fit Course. (Right now you can start your CBT independent learning course and save an additional $50 using code CBT2020).

 

In The Hot Seat: Fitness Competitor Allison Thiboutot

Allison has been part of the Team Bunny Family for over 3 years. Within that timeframe, I have been blessed to train her for:

  • Destination wedding
  • Fitness competition
  • Personal Training Certification
  • And now… her second competition!

For the past 1.5 years, Allison has taken time away from competing to bring an entirely new package to the stage. With COVID-19, her show was unfortunately cancelled – how did she react? How is she coping? What strategies does she recommend?

Tune in to find out!

 

Allison’s Favourite Program:

The Ultimate Training Program – Purchase this Easter weekend, and receive the At-Home Program FREE! (That is $100 savings – which includes over 50 workouts you can complete at home, RIGHT NOW). When the quarantine lifts, follow some of Allison’s workouts – with the Ultimate Training Program – Gym Edition.

Simply purchase the program – and I will send you the At-Home Workout Program – NO CHARGE!

Interview with SickKids Nurse COVID-19

 

COVID-19 Nurse Talks About Health + Wellness

In the “Hot Seat” with Karen Charpentier

Karen Charpentier has been part of Team Bunny since the fall of 2018. She has been one of the most active, supportive members of our community – from attending our CBT Retreats and social events, to setting up coffee dates with our other members that needed support and a listening ear. Karen completed her 1-to-1 coaching program, with new found confidence to get back into Triathlons. Currently, Karen is crushing The At-Home Training Program, in addition to our Private FB Group “100 Rep Daily Challenges.”

Karen’s Hot Seat Interview couldn’t come at a better time – for she is a front-line Nurse at SickKids Hospital. 

Tune in and listen to Karen’s interview where we talk about:

  • Karen’s back story
  • Her divorce
  • Her experience working at SickKids during COVID-19
  • Her suggestions on how to stay safe and healthy during COVID-19

Karen’s Facebook Handle: https://tinyurl.com/wdc89h3

Resources Karen recommends:

SickKids: https://tinyurl.com/uzrlght

CTV News: https://www.ctvnews.ca