Over 40 pounds more and 3 years ago, I never would have believed I would have as much energy and feel as good as I do today.
After I gave birth to my daughter Aliyah 3 years ago from this Saturday, my back ached with the extra weight from pregnancy, I was sluggish and tired, and I didn’t feel like myself. I was scared I would never lose the weight and I would keep hurting. 3 months after I gave birth to her, I started on a hopeful path to lose weight and gain back energy and strength.
everything I will share works for the long term, and it isn’t just a fad. My biggest secret is that I love what I eat, and everything I eat has flavor.
Why you MUST eat food you love for long-term results
With my Indian background, eating flavorful food is almost mandatory. At our family dinner table, anyone who didn’t add hot peppers to pizza or couldnt take the flavor from my moms chicken curry would be stared down and ridiculed.
“Imagine that you come home from a long day and you have a healthy meal ready that you look forward to eating. You put the spoon to your mouth and say, “Mmm! This tastes amazing!” You put some away for lunch the next day because it tastes so good; during the next morning you cant wait for lunchtime so that you can unpack it and warm it up — and when you do, it tastes even better than the night before. Everyone around you asks what that delicious smell is as it heats up. You tell them its the scent of roasted cumin, ginger, and maybe even jalapeno if you can take the heat.
“You begin to love the food youre eating. Its tasty, filling, and easy to make. It definitely doesn’t taste like the typical “healthy” food you’re used to. You look forward to eating it, and it no longer seems like a chore to eat healthy. You begin to crave the food thats good for you — and you prefer to eat it as comfort food.
“The food is not only delicious, but you see a change in yourself – your extra pounds start to slip off — just from the food youre eating.
“You start to feel so much more energy, lighter, and healthier.
“Eating food you love is the secret to making weight loss realistic – and fun! No more forcing yourself to eat what you are “supposed to eat.” No more feeling hungry and being consumed with thinking about when you can eat again. Instead, you are full, satisfied, and fulfilled from the delicious meal you ate.
“I lost 40 pounds in less than a year and kept it off, largely because I was eating the right foods, I loved how they tasted and I wanted to eat them.
Good food makes weight loss enjoyable — not painful. It’s so important to enjoy what you eat.
My favorite way to love what I eat and still be healthy is to infuse incredible flavor through spices.
Look for my next post where I’m going to share my first recipe with you. It’s one of my favorite dishes and and it helped me lose 10 pounds in 1 month. It’s easy to make and has has flavor through spices – it doesn’t have to be spicy if you don’t want it to be, but it is flavorful, comforting, and healthy.
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