Sunday, August 25, 2013
DS Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program: Train Your Taste to TrimYourWaist(Slim-down Strategies The Diana Stalder Way-Week 1)
Like most women, I’ve tried numerous methods over the years to try to lose the extra weight. You see I wasn’t born fat. If you’ve seen me as a kid, you’d probably wished I shouldn’t have gotten old. Just to give you an idea, I had a short stint in one of the leading soap operas on national TV during my childhood years along with a few modeling stints for a brand of apparel. In high school, I simply had no meals after six in the evening. In college, I’ve tried every fad diet there is to try when it comes to dieting: three-day diet (that promised a 10-pound weight loss in three days), popcorn diet, cabbage diet, juice detox therapy etc. At one point, I even resorted to Orlistat, L-Carnitine based products and even to laxative herbal teas, but to no avail. All I have are horror stories that I’d rather not share here. My weight went yo-yo and I abandoned my desire to go on a strict diet the minute I desire to eat fried chicken with rice overpowered my desire to have a 24-inch waistline!
As I grew older, I put on weight but I didn’t mind it. I thought I always had the lame excuse that ‘I’m a food blogger and a pastry chef’ attached to it. I’m the type who enjoyed good food and would try out newly opened restaurants. I got so huge that it reached the point where my knees started to hurt each time I’d walk. At my weight, finding clothes had been difficult too. I never wore skirts or dresses even if I wanted to. Instead, I wear big, baggy, shapeless clothes that were more masculine and sneakers. One of my wishes is to be able to enter a store, and fit into the standard sizes.
And I had to admit that my weight started to bother me. Tipping the scale at 206 lbs, I was diagnosed as obese 2, with sleep apnea, polycystic ovary syndrome and on my way to type II diabetes. I’m having a hard time breathing; I couldn’t even walk without panting or catching my breath. Throughout these years, well meaning friends and loved ones as well as my doctors have been telling me one thing: Lose weight.
I thought I’ve long lost hope in trying to become fit after long years of trial and error. Recently reflecting on myself, I realized I have not loved myself well enough. I still secretly wish to find my Mr. Right, to get married, have kids of my own or simply to become healthy and live a longer life. I am open to all the possibilities there is.
I recently stumbled upon Diana Stalder’s Ideal Protein Weight LossProgram. Or should I say, that the program finally found its way to me? Of course, just like anyone who’s ever tried almost everything there is to lose weight, I was skeptical at first. But after seeing people I’ve known who used to be ‘on the heavy side’ and are now fit and healthy because of the Diana Stalder’s Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program, I decided to give it a try. The DS Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program piqued my curiosity and interest so I had a few Q and A from my supportive coach Dina, after which, I realized that Diana Stalder’s Ideal Protein Weight Loss program is exactly what I need.
Years of crash dieting made me realize I’d been putting myself through days or weeks of culinary hell to make up for years of eating with abandon. When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, there are no shortcuts. This realization led to a big step: Acceptance. I had to accept that I’m not one of the few lucky ones who can eat whatever they want and not gain a pound. Since I didn’t put on extra weight overnight thus I would need time to lose everything I had gained. When I committed to Diana Stalder’s Ideal Protein Program, I decided to commit to something I could keep up my whole life, not just for days.
DS Ideal Protein foods are made with high quality protein, which has an impact on effective protein absorption. DS Ideal Protein encourages body to burn fat reserves but supports muscle mass reserves as well. DS Ideal Protein also uses nutrient-rich supplements such as multi-vitamins, calcium and magnesium, and potassium—key ingredients in muscle building and electrolytes. These supplements replace those normally found in foods restricted on the DS Ideal Protein program.
I’m now on my first week, and I’m pretty excited about it. I may never get the lingerie-model figure of my dreams, but I can at least achieve a weight I’ll be completely happy with—without necessarily giving up on food.
How will my body react to this new diet program? Will I have the urge to cheat or another craving? Will I be able to seriously stick to this diet? How will I handle temptations each time I attend say a food review or other events as a blogger? Hmm…that’s what we’ll find out in the coming weeks. I promise to honestly jot down and share with you everything I would experience while under the DS Ideal Protein program. In the meantime, allow me to enjoy the two pounds I’ve lost in the first two days I did the said DS Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program.
So, please wait for my updates again on this blog in the next couple of weeks regarding my journey to slimming down.
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