I would only say that between 26 and 39 years old, I had over 20 kg of overweight.
I tried four times to follow low calorie diets accompanied by fitness programs and the four times failed, despite being followed …
The fifth time was the good one. Indeed, I did it differently thanks to my previous experiences and the knowledge I acquired while doing research.
So, during a long lonely sabbatical (2010-2011) taken specifically to get back in shape, I included in my weight loss strategy:
1. – Introspection and meditation: I kept closed TV and computer to better listen to my body and subtle physical discomfort that I had long been programmed to stop listening (all my discomfort had been categorized “Imaginary” or “innocuous”: nausea, bloating of the stomach and intestines, constant tiredness, migraines, mysterious occasional cravings for sugar / salt, frequent bad breath, allergies …
After about a month of food called “healthy” and “balanced”, a first click was made in my head: Hello! I did not digest certain foods!
2. – walking in the forest, running, yoga, qi gong, painting, sculpture, love with a new friend (who is still present);
3. – a low calorie diet based on thai recipes, Chinese …, but “BY BEARING”. I have not read or heard anybody talking about losing weight “by step”, I thought about it myself.
The Main Issues
Dairy products are the first foods that I have clearly identified as problematic. They caused my post-prandial nausea and bad breath, to name just these two symptoms.
Wheat was the second food that I identified partially as being related to other discomforts, as post-prandial redness, bloating, cramps …
(It is complicated to remove the wheat from our diet, it was not until 2015 that I managed to completely overhaul my entire diet.Nobody helped me except my Chinese doctor who found the way in 2011 to get rid of sugar with its mysterious pharmacopoeia much too sweet …)
My Personal Solution
The step-by-step method I was talking about earlier is simply the alternation of a low-calorie diet and a normal caloric diet. Still without dairy products and very little wheat. After losing +/- 2-3 kg (about 2 weeks), we eat again just for our hunger for 2-3 weeks. Also, we take care to keep our new weight obtained (the time to feel that the body can again undergo weight loss.) Then, we take the low calorie diet until losing another +/- 2-3 kg, And so on.
It took me about 12-16 months to lose my twenty or so extra pounds. Listening to my body, I never needed to take an appetite suppressant … And it allowed me to learn to listen to my hunger versus my satiety …
My struggle with the scale really ended in 2015 when I realised … I did a lot of personal empirical analysis, introspection and comparison with the existing information on the subject. I finally realised that I had food intolerances and what that meant. If I wanted to stay as slim and as healthy as possible, I had to refrain from ever reintroducing milk and wheat into my grocery basket.
I understood the definition of genetics and epigenetics.
I know that the genetic aspect of obesity is a false debate for the sellers of miracle products, since what is genetic in obesity is the way the body reacts when it is made to take food that he does not digest well.
In other words, obesity is one of the many complications of food intolerance neglected for a long time. And this, for all sorts of cultural, psychosocial, economic reasons, etc.
If there is more and more obesity, I am convinced that it is because of the indigestible food in grocery stores. Indeed, my parents were never fat … They began to eat processed foods late in their teenage years, not at 1 … We do not be wary enough of the innocuity of the products found in grocery stores …
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