How to Lose Weight Fast

Since weight loss is the most common resolution for the New Year, I figured a post on this was necessary. A note, though: I think the success of “weight loss” would be much higher if we referred to it as burning fat. The human subconscious doesn’t like loss as it generally is associated with something negative. Say it though we might, our subconscious minds just don’t like to “lose” anything. Now fat, that is generally a bad thing (which is a tough misconception to break on a strictly dietary level) but the subconscious doesn’t mind letting go of it so much. I think a movement away from “diets” and toward “healthy lifestyle” would be helpful in reforming some negative subconscious associations as well. Enough of that, though… on to the practical strategies!

The good news here is that weight loss if often much easier than one expects, at least once we break through the brick wall of health misconceptions out there. This means, at times, doubting conventional wisdom, questioning the advise of  your doctor (gasp) or disregarding the “tips for flat abs” spit out by the latest beauty magazine. As you may have noticed, the average person, your doctor, and the models in many magazines all look unhealthy, though for different reasons.

So what’s a person to do? How do you sort through the options? I suggest trying what works, and letting go of any long-held dietary assumptions that don’t seem to be working. Seems like common sense, but while people have been encouraged to eat “low-fat” to lose weight and prevent disease the last 50 years, the obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer rates continue to rise… a lot. Perhaps the old paradigm isn’t working?

The Typical American Diet- It is making us sicker!

The typical low-fat, “healthy whole grain” diet that is often recommended as the standard of health these days just isn’t working anymore. In fact, this diet often leads to more problems that it corrects. While some people do notice some weight loss from strict calorie restriction, this model is not the easiest or healthiest way to lose weight. Take case studies from several of my clients (names have been changed):

Deborah, Age 35

Deborah came to me with two goals: weight loss and increased fertility. She was hoping to conceive another child and after 4 miscarriages was having trouble conceiving. She suspected hormone imbalance and possible thyroid issues. She wanted to lose 10-15 pounds and have more energy. She already had several children and realized that any change would have to be family wide to be feasible. Her husband eventually became a client also as he suffered from high blood pressure, hypoglycemia, and skin issues.

We concentrated on simple diet and lifestyle adjustments that she could incorporate with the whole family. Deborah admitted that she wasn’t much of a cook so we worked on specific meal plans and recipes to simplify her cooking routine. Her husband and kids resisted at first but soon adjusted and liked their new lifestyle (which contained a lot more protein and healthy fats!).

At the one-month follow-up, Deborah had lost 10 pounds and her skin looked extremely healthy. She explained that her husband had lost weight also and wasn’t struggling with hypoglycemia anymore. His blood pressure was down and the kids were less irritable and sleeping better. Her symptoms of hormone imbalance and thyroid issues were gone and she felt great.

Deborah called me several weeks later to see if she needed to adjust any of her diet or supplement plans during her pregnancy! Though her doctor assumed that she would lose the baby as she had with the last four, Deborah went on to continue her new lifestyle throughout the pregnancy and now has a healthy baby.

Andrew, Age 27

Andrew came to me with one goal: weight loss. He was tall, but over 100 pounds overweight for his size. He admitted that he had strong food cravings and had trouble sticking to any kind of “diet.” He wanted to build muscle and eventually be lean and fit. His current diet was almost entirely processed foods and he admitted that, as a single guy, he didn’t often cook. He was having digestive troubles, skin issues and trouble sleeping. He had recently also started developing anxiety and mental disturbances.

He was fed up with the way he looked and felt and very open to change. He jumped into a healthy lifestyle and called often with questions about foods and recipes. At his one month follow up he had lost over 20 pounds and he had lost 40 by his 2 month follow up. He also noticed that all of his digestive, skin, and mental issues went away and he had started exercising more because he wanted to. Today, he is on his way to his goal weight and physique.

Matthew, Age 51

Matthew came to me reluctantly at the advice of his wife, who was also a client. He wanted to lose 30-40 pounds, but that wasn’t his main complaint. He had been battling skin issues and digestive troubles for years and they were getting worse. He had a family history of almost every disease imaginable, and at his age was starting to worry about his heredity. He had borderline high blood pressure and cholesterol and his fasting blood sugar qualified him as pre-diabetic. Among his favorite foods: bread, rolls, donuts, soda, coffee, pancakes, pastries, chips, etc.

Matthew assured me that these foods were part of his life and that there was no way he could forgo them. He didn’t like salads and most vegetables, and while he did like most meats and proteins, he always ate them with bread. Finally, at the urging of his wife, he agreed to try some lifestyle adjustment for two months. Matthew is one of most consistent and dedicated clients I have seen, and once he agreed to this change, he stuck with it.

At his two-month follow up, Matthew had lost almost all the weight he wanted to lose, his skin had cleared up and his digestion was greatly improved. The first time he tried his old “favorite foods” he told me that he felt so bad, he didn’t even want them anymore. Several years later, Matthew is still sticking to a healthy lifestyle and maintaining his goal weight. His digestive troubles are completely gone and his doctor has noted to his heart looks much younger. He is slowly incorporating more exercise to further benefit his heart.

So What Did They All Change?

It may come as a shock (though not so much if you’ve read my other posts) but they all eliminated grains, sugar, and processed foods. They also started eating a lot of healthy fats and proteins and drinking mainly water. All of the above digestive problems were caused by the same common denominator: gluten. Can changing the food one eats really do all that? Indeed, it is all that can!

Most people are starting to realize that not all fats are bad, and that perhaps there is a connection between high levels or carbohydrates and high insulin levels, but even the most educated dietitians and health experts have trouble letting go of those “healthy whole grains.” I understand, I did too, but they were hurting my body and causing a bevy of problems in my clients. Yes, grains have fiber and vitamins (though not near the amounts that vegetables have) but they also have gluten, lectin, and phytates… all put there to make them indigestible to us (mammals) so that they could pass through our bodies and emerge (pre-fertilized) to grow again. Since we now grind them up into fine particles, they still pass through our bodies without being fully digested, they just do a lot more damage along the way. Read more about the science behind that here. The biological fact is that you absolutely need the right kinds of proteins and fats for your body to function, but there is no biological need for grains (or high levels of any carbohydrate for that matter).

These gluten containing, gut destroying foods also contain high levels of carbohydrates which can cause insulin resistance, weight gain, and eventually diabetes if eaten in large amounts. But wait, you say, I eat grains all the time and I don’t have any of those problems. Really? Get rid of them for a month and see if you don’t notice a rapid increase in energy and overall feeling of health (as well as usually weight loss). In the worst case, you went without your favorite foods for a month, in the best case, you feel much better and no longer even crave these foods.

I challenge you to give yourself 30 days to improve your health, and see if the changes don’t work for you. It isn’t all about diet… it is about a healthy lifestyle that lets you feel great, look great and stay free of disease (and that is a helluva lot better than a slice of Pizza!). If you are truly ready to see some results, jump in:

Step 1: Eat Healthy Foods

This will require some paradigm shifts! The basic premises are as follows:

  1. Cut the grains
  2. Eat fewer carbs (aim for between 50-100 grams per day from vegetable and fruit sources if trying to lose weight.) Fit Day offers a free online nutrition tracker to help you figure out how much of each food you are eating.
  3. Eat Fat… Lots of fat!
  4. Get enough good protein
  5. Drink clean water- water should be the main liquid you drink, along with herbal teas. Drinks like soda and even juice contain a lot of sugar (and often chemicals) that harm the body.

The adjustment can be difficult, more from a practical perspective than a dietary one… what do you actually eat? Check out some meal plans and some recipes (scroll down).

2. Optimize Vitamin D

Research is continually showing how necessary Vitamin D is, and it plays an important role in healthy metabolism and optimal health. A blood test can show you exactly how much you need, but my experience with clients is that most adults need at least 5,000 IU a day, and often more if they weigh more, are pregnant, or are highly deficient.

3. Get Enough Sleep

We all know that sleep is important, we just don’t get enough. Sleep is vital to maintaining a healthy weight as well as for proper hormone function, mental clarity, prevention of illness and much more.

4. Get Some Exercise

Your doctor, your mother, your friends… everyone has told you how important exercise is. Most people avoid getting enough exercise thinking they don’t have time or that it requires too much effort. The great news is that you can achieve great results with the right kind of exercise, and spend much less time than you think!

Ready to make some lasting changes? Let me know below!

Reader Comments

  1. Mike Cook says

    Wow, Thanks for the great site. I\’m jumping in with both feet. I have learned a lot in a short period of time. I\’m telling everyone I know. Thanks what a great service.

    Mike

  2. says

    Really excited for a change! My husband has “done Atkins” before with good short term results, but always ran into problems when the rest of us in the house kept up with unhealthy habits. This time round we’re all on board! I packed up the grains and junk and shipped ‘em out. Also have a month of meals planned. I was pretty surprised how easy the transition has been-the hardest part is snacking…those kids eat a lot!! Thanks for sharing your expertise!
    Audrey

  3. Penny says

    Hi there,
    I am frustrated that I have
    cut out grains (for nearly 12 months now),
    exercise -walk very briskly 5km a day and resistance exercises 3 times a week,
    only eat vegetables as my source of carbs,
    eat coconut oil, organic butter and organic grass fed meats as a source of fats,
    small amount of dairy usually raw (milk in tea twice a day and occasionally cheese weekly),
    do not eat cakes or biscuits and only treat ourselves to desserts once a fortnight,
    and am putting on extra layers of dimply fat.
    I am 5′ 1″, just turned 48 and have just started symptoms of peri-menopause ( hot flushes, extreme tiredness ).
    My 16 year old daughter also has problems of gaining weight whilst eating this way. We do not eat large amounts of food.
    I do not know what to do, can you help?

    • says

      It would be tough to know without seeing a breakdown of you protein and fat dietary ratios, but feel free to email if you want to go into more specifics. Since you are hitting peri-menopause, and your daughter, at 16 is also in a stage of hormone shift, there is a good chance that the weight gain could be hormone related, and an underlying hormone issue needs to be addressed. Some people benefit from a natural progesterone cream at this point, others need supplemental iodine to support the thyroid. Like I said, I would probably need to ask some more specific questions to try to figure out what is going on, but feel free to email me if you want to.

  4. Kjwaddle says

    Thank you so much for sharing all of this wonderful information! My husband and I have been working toward being grain free, since we felt so good when we gave it a trial run. This website is a HUGE help and blessing!!!

  5. amy soper says

    My 18 year old daughter and I are on day three of gluten free and I was already about to quit-I know I’m pathetic-until I just read this post. I am ready to give this a real go. Thank you!

  6. Mom of 4 little loves says

    I’m ready… we started our goals this year with our food not grass transformation and turned our yard into gardens, then cut out sugar cereals and most processed foods and making our own snacks… but still use grains.  How can you help me with accountability?  Do you do that?  I began increasing my workouts fr 3/week for 30min to  6 days/ week for 45-70 minutes with insanity & then running for the past 4 months and have lost only 4lbs.  I’m frustrated and know I feel so much better but I want to see the scale move!! I have 4 kids ages 2-7 and life is never dull… but need help! 

    • says

      I can sympathize with life never being dull :-) I’m due with my
      fourth in a few weeks and my oldest is almost five… life is
      certainly busy but fun! It would be tough to pinpoint any suggestions
      without knowing more specifics on what you are eating, but I’d guess
      that there is still an insulin issue somewhere or a contributing
      hormone imbalance. Do you eat a lot of dairy, nuts, or fruit daily?
      What about non-grain type carbs? In almost all cases, weight/physique
      is mostly related to diet, and not nearly as much related to
      exercise… and it sounds like you are exercising plenty…. so I
      doubt that is the problem.

      For women (and moms especially) the underlying issue can also
      sometimes be lack of sleep, as some women just won’t/can’t lose
      weight without getting enough rest… at least 8 hours and in bed by
      ten for most. In fact, for women where hormones or lack of sleep is
      the problem, too much exercise can actually be harmful, since it
      further stresses the body.

      I’d suggest using a website like fitday.com to monitor your food
      intake for a few days and see what your overall carb consumption is.
      Some people need it to be as low as 50 grams a day to see weight
      loss, though maintaining is often easier. Also, if your up for it,
      try getting enough sleep for a few weeks, and back off some on the
      exercise. Also, feel free to comment back or email me with more
      specifics if that would be helpful to you.

      thanks for reading!

  7. Glitterpixie says

    How does one start on the road to this healthy lifestyle? I eat a gluten free diet but it is very high in carbs and I have seen my weight increase over the years. I will put my heart into it I already get my daily sunshine and am decreasing my grains to only popcorn and the occasional piece of gluten free bread but I am ready to give it up and get healthy for once in my life. I have lost weight in all the wrong ways in the past starvation anyone? Is dairy ok I like yogurt for the probiotics and kefir too. I don’t like milk and I use too much cheese. I really want to lose up to 100 lbs. and learn to live a healthy lifestyle.

  8. AMA says

    I’m a nursing mom, ready to drop these extra pounds especially with the summer weather. Until a stress fracture in my foot, I was good about exercise outside most days of the week. The exercise and sunshine are so great for mental health! I hope to pick that up again soon. But diet wise, is there anything different I need to do to continue to nurse? I’m actually having problems with low supply and have been doing everything I can to increase, including eating oatmeal regularly. I assume I should give this grain up.  Do you have any other recommendations? Thanks. 

    • says

      I would suggest giving up even the oatmeal for a while and just
      seeing how you do. Some people are more sensitive to grains than
      others. If you have any insulin resistance, the oatmeal can also be
      making it difficult to lose weight. I’m guessing you’ve already tried
      the basics like drinking a lot more water, eating enough saturated
      fats, using coconut oil, etc. Herbs like Fenugreek and Milk Thistle
      can help increase supply if used regularly, just make sure to stop if
      you should become pregnant again.
      From the weight loss perspective, focus each meal on a healthy
      protein (meat, eggs, etc), a good fat (avocado, coconut, butter, etc)
      and a lot of green veggies. These will all be very nutritious foods
      that can help boost milk production but will also keep your insulin
      levels low and help with weight loss. Weight loss can be difficult
      for some people with the hormones of breastfeeding, but this type of
      system has helped quite a few clients.
      If you aren’t already, drinking fermented drinks like kombucha and
      water kefir soda and eating fermented foods (sauerkraut,
      lactofermented salsa, etc) will help boost your beneficial bacteria,
      and will also pass this beneficial bacteria on to your baby to help
      his/her flora also. Many people also find that these foods really
      enhance absorption of nutrients and can help with weight loss.

  9. Stephanie says

    I am curious about your take on coffee?  I have struggled with adrenal fatigue in the past and periodically take a break from coffee, but I love it!  I don’t need cream or sugar, black is great.  Should it be an everyday drink for a healthy person who is not eating grains or high carbohydrate foods on a regular basis?

    • says

      I’ve heard different opinions on this. This future doctor took an in
      depth look at it with a variety of factors http://primalmd.tumblr.com/
      post/6397186790/evidence-based-practice-coffee and it actually looks
      like coffee is ok daily for an otherwise healthy person with no
      adrenal problems, especially if it doesn’t contain sugar!

  10. Joy Speights says

    I’m really liking what I am reading.  We are currently doing the GAPS intro!  Keep up the great blogs!  Your web page is really an easy read and FULL of info!  Thanks a million.  Glad I stumbled on to you!

  11. Cathy says

    I realize this is an old post, but am REALLY needing to do this.  Trying to recover my healthy as fully as possible after thyroid removal  11 months ago due to cancer.  I’m finding motivation hard to come by, but cannot stand the way I feel (and look) right now so am ready to make some serious changes.  We already do pretty well with lots of healthy fats and proteins, but could stand to up the veggies more and lose the grains.

  12. Lisa Doodeman says

    Hi. My family has been on a gluten and dairy free diet for about three years. Last month my husband and I started on a grain free diet to promote weight loss. We are pleased with the results so far (although we added extra sugary foods over the Christmas week). My children are groaning at the thought of another change of losing yet more foods that they enjoy. How do you balance removing all grains and keeping children happy? I have seven children ranging in age from 2 to 15. Any suggestions would be most gratefully received.

    • says

      My kids balked for the first month or so, so I just had to make sure I had a lot of healthy and good snack foods on hand like beef jerky, coconut clusters, trail mix, energy bars, etc. I also catered more to their tastes during the transition and made foods fun (like meat and veggies on shish kabobs rather than just stir fry, etc). Good luck!

  13. Monnica says

    I came across your site on a pinterest post. I would be so happy to become more healthy and fit. I tried a lot of changes through a homeopath at my church, I admit that i had a lot more energy, but I still struggled to loose weight. I even started going to an hour long spin class once a week. With NO physical results. It was so discouraging I ended up not going to the gym at all, and honestly have eaten whatever since. I like your blog, very inspiring. I however, think I need some baby steps. Also, I am on a tight budget (we run our own business and winter is SLOW!). I am wondering if you have any advice on how to do this first with baby steps, and second, without breaking the bank. Thanks, Sincerly, Monnica

  14. Becca says

    I love this post! I wish everyone could read this AND apply it. It is all so, so true. I went GF 3 years ago and it changed my life, but it wasn’t until 3-6 months ago did I cut out grains and I feel the best I have in years!

  15. Di says

    I have 100 lbs to loose. I will be 60 this year and have struggled with weight all of my life. Gonna give this a try! I remember my sister having epilepsy being put on ketogenic diet to contol her seizures. She lost so much weight. I just never put the two facts together because of traditional SAD indoctination.

    Thanks!
    Di

  16. Sarraiscool says

    So for a not so wealthy college student, what should my first shopping trip look like?? Please help me! I’m tired of how I look and feel. I want to be the best version of myself, this is the first time I feel like something will actually work for me!

  17. Deckmom2 says

    Paleo for 6 weeks now. Lost 6 pounds. Have pretty serious Hashimoto’s issues (meds change every 6-12 weeks!). So 6 pounds is great for me. Hoping to figure out how to dial in a little more. Have lost 100 pounds over the past 10 years but the last fifty have not moved! Any advice would be great! Also, trying to figure out some food allergy/sensitivity stuff, too!)

  18. Jinc5505 says

    thank you so much for all your information! i am ready to start my new lifestyle, no holds barred!

  19. Pfmunday says

    ?????????I really love this site and have learned quite a bit. It is my go to site for many things. Thank you ! You have helped me so much.

  20. Agentkalos says

    I need help. I turn 40 this year and I am a mess. I have no job, I’m so tired all day every day that even walking from my bedroom to our living room makes me winded. My muscles feel week just by walking, my eyes are so hard to keep open and my attitude sux. I am at least 150lbs over weight I have 9 kids between the ages of 1 and 21, my spouse has been struggling with mental issues, we are under excessive amounts of stress, loud noises make me start to cry… I’m a mess!

  21. Heather says

    I have PCOS and went strict paleo for 3 mths with little results. I am insulin resistant and crazy hormone issues. I figured going paleo would help…any suggestions?

  22. brooke says

    I recently had a food allergy test done, I am allergic/sensitive to gluten, a lot of grains, corn, and bakers and brewers yeast, and eggs, as well as about 15 other things, those are the main ones. I am over weight and trying to lose it. I have been grain free, gluten free for about a week now, taking probiotics and my doctor prescribed me something to rid my body of yeast, and 5000ius of vitiman d. i home school and have a 4 month old so exercise time is hard to find and I have a really really bad sweet tooth, how do I get rid of it?

  23. Stephanie says

    I have Autoimmune Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease and need to lose weight, fight inflammation, and most importantly achieve healing. Your nutrition advice sounds great and do-able for my family but I am confused about consuming meat and dairy because some people claim meat and dairy cause inflammation and it’s better to be on a vegan diet for healing autoimmune diseases. I also see where a lot of people say to eat meat and dairy. Would you please tell me if you think your eating plan will work for my unhealthy condition or if you think I should do something different. Thank you.

  24. Naveen says

    HI Katie ! my goal is to loose weight (belly fat). I am little over 15 pounds than I should be. I have been doing lot of reading. I followed all the above steps for a week now, and I feel good.

    My question though is, can you give us the percentage ratios of how much Fat and Protein one needs to eat daily (to loose weight) ? I have restricted my Carbs to 50 Grams (60 Max) per day like you said, but I seem to be eating more Protein than Fat. Is that OK ? All your recipes looked like they were protein based too, but I just want to make sure. Please help !

    I am trying to get Chicken Thighs instead of Breasts since it has fats, but i am not sure if that’s OK.

  25. Erin Bougard says

    I am on the edge of going full-blown paleo. I have always struggled with my amount of intake of breads/grains because these were “comfort” foods for me. Also, I have been suffering from horrible GERD and IBS for a few years. I am taking meds for those two things as well as meds for depression and migraines. I would really appreciate some tips and encouragement as I make this change in mindset and lifestyle. I know that making this change will be difficult at first, but I believe that the maladies from which I now suffer will be alleviated if not completely eradicated by a change to wellness living. Thank you so much for all of the information!!

  26. says

    Amazing weight loss tips which you shared here, Now a days most of people want to stay fit. So I would like to give some tips for how to reduce weight from exercise. Regular doing swimming, walking, running exercise and eat healthy diet food.

  27. says

    I am attempting to do this. I just bought 5 kg of turkey burgers and have contacted the manufacturer to make sure that they don’t contain wheat. I am waiting for an answer. The chicken burgers I have do contain wheat so once I am through those, my pantry should be wheat free.

  28. shree says

    Hello katie, I am new to your site n loving it all !!! I have a question for you if you can give me some wise words of yours…my son is almost 5 years old. He is struggling with cold triggred asthma. Every time, I have to get him on steroids. Is there anything natural. I can help him with ?

  29. vikas says

    hi katie..i have just gone through ur articles n i m very much satisfied to know dat if i follow ur articles dan even i can achieve my passion of looking lean, a bit muscular, with great energy n health………thanx a ton, only all these words i have for you otherwise i do have bad fats at bad position….so i m giving u my precious asset dat is THANX……keep updating please

  30. Catalina says

    Hi Katie and Happy New Year to you and your family! Thank you so much for your wonderful website, it’s such a huge source of inspiration for me :)
    If you have time to spare, I’d like to ask you a question : how good is trying to loose weight while trying to get pregnant and during pregnancy?
    I’m about 40lbs overweight and currently trying to concieve our first child. I’ve been lowcarbing for almost a month when I discovered your site and then started following your guidelines about real food. Had some good results, but the holidays and honeymoon threw me off wagon, so I have to resume. The thing is we started the babymaking process and I don’t want to harm my ferttility or my future baby. I plan on eating well (read your post about healthy pregnancy food) but I would also like to further my weightloss as much as possible. Could you please advise on that? I would be so ever grateful, because I don’t wanna tell my doctor this, as she would freak (low carbs??? you insane woman!!!)
    Thanks for everything! Greetings from Romania!
    PS : your lotion recipe is wonderful, I threw away all regular cosmetics and I’m doing only oil cleansing and homemade cream on my skin now and it looks great!

  31. Megan Martinez says

    Thank you for your site. Love the lotion bars! Can I go grain free while nursing ?I’m not planning on weaning soon but have a lot of weight to lose. Thank you for your time.

  32. Lois M says

    Well, I think that it’s time to give this a try…had cancer before I was 40 and a debilitating stroke before I was 50. I’m sick a lot and have no energy. Due to being physically limited there isn’t a lot of exercises that I can do.. I ‘ve gained an enormous amount of weight and this is what has me disgusted and depressed. This is not my typical way of eating so I’m afraid of failing. But, I know that I have to do something…soon. I’m in constant pain from arthritis in my hip, knees and ankle and was left with very bad fibromyalgia from the stroke. I have only been reading your articles for a few months and have trusted your information. I started using your recipes to make my own cleaning supplies and have been getting ingredients together to make my own soaps and lotions. Thanks so much for all of the great information. I don’t know what I would do without you now! Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I attempt to lose weight and get healthy your way…

  33. Jessica says

    I am 30 yrs old and I have had psoriasis since I was 9. I have done a lot of research lately on curing this auto immune disorder in the past few months. I know that it can be done from the inside out. I considered trying a totally vegan diet but that is way easier said than done. I understand that animal proteins period are not allowed in such a lifestyle.
    I am also currently 30-40 lbs overweight for my height of 5’4″. I have recently been afflicted with serious lower back pain and also had the shingles back in November. Due to my back problems my chiropractor suggests no exercise but I am desperate to do some form of light exercise. I must lose the extra weight and I doing so would have to help relieve a lot of my pain in all my joints. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  34. Cindy says

    Hi, This is a great post!

    I’m turning 45 next month, I’ve been suffering from crazy menstrual cycles that have lasted up to 3 months long for the last 5 years. I’ve recently had a D & C as well as a blood transfusion to stop the bleeding and treat the anemia. (That was Jan 3rd of this year). Now that I’m feeling a lot more energitic, I want to get healthier but my arthritis, bursitis and excessive weight are quite a hinderance. I juiced and lost about 20 lbs last year but now wonder if it only helped me become anemic. I’ve gained the 20 back and added another 10 more. At 5″5 and 177 most of my weight is in my belly. I look prego but am definitely not. I’ve decided to reduce or eliminate the wheat. Any and all advice would be helpful! Thank you! God Bless you!

  35. Jo says

    hi
    how many carbs should a (tandem) breastfeeding mom eat to lose fat and still keep up my milk supply?
    I’m not very active. I need to lose 10-15#.
    I don’t eat gluten, grains or dairy.

  36. Nicole says

    Hi Katie,

    I am 31 and the mother of 4. I am 5’0 and have usually been pretty petite. After my last child stopped nursing about 10 mo ago I started gaining weight. I believe some to be because of medication I was on for fibromyalgia. I weaned myself off these meds about 2 months ago and have lost about five pounds but I still have 30 to go.ive never been this overwieght and its never been this hard to get off. Now im in pain be c ause I stopped my meds, im not losing weight, and im frustrated. I am not an avid cooker so processed foods are ate a lot around here. We eat a lot of fruit but barely any veggies. I need help!

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