Weight Loss

June 9th, 2010 by gunilla

Where to start?

When I first came to Gunilla over a year ago I was very introverted on my weight; my self esteem was at its lowest; and I was generally very depressed & lethargic.

Weight HAD been an issue all my life. With my weight roller coasting from being a trim (size 33”), to it being heavy (size 38”), with it generally hovering around 36”. I had tried pretty much every diet going. With short term success then slowly, insidiously the weight would creep back to where it was or in the case of the Cohen diet my weight ballooned out to the heaviest I’d ever been (44”).

I’d read various books (diet & medical) to try and get an understanding, I’d paid a fortune to see a Harley Street nutritionist, to no avail. I knew there had to be an answer to MY situation. I just hadn’t found it yet. It was around this time that I looked on Gunilla’s website & saw Metabolic Typing. After having done a little research on the net I contacted Gunilla with the view to addressing my diet and hence weight.

That was a year ago. I’ve now lost 16½kgs (or 36½lbs or size 44 down to 38!) and am well on my way to my target size (33-34). So although I’m still a work in progress I have total confidence that I will attain and MAINTAIN it. How can this be? Well. It hasn’t taken any sacrifice or effort to get where I am. That’s right. No starving myself, or counting calories, or exercising like a mad man, or only eating certain types of food and eliminating everything else, and no eating starvation rations.

In fact what I’ve learned is there are 3 things governing weight loss:

1. The right diet – Metabolic Typing, the right diet for YOUR metabolic type.
2. Blocking factors – those things either internally or environmentally which inhibit weight loss
3. Hormones
4. Allergies (NAET)

You’ll notice that most diets concentrate heavily on “1″ above. Some might mention “1& 2″ very few mention all 3.

The above weight loss has occurred since January this year! That’s right. I persisted for 8-9 months without getting any real tangible results (reduced waist size). Because item 3 wasn’t being addressed until then!

I used to live for food. I hadn’t even finished eating the meal I was having & I was already thinking about my next meal. I didn’t have a clue what was the right food, I just knew what I liked and what I didn’t like. And of course Friday nights being the end of the week was ALWAYS a curry night. And if I couldn’t be bothered cooking during the week I’d have another curry. I mean I could never have too much curry.

Now, although I prepare my meals for work I actually eat when I’m hungry and I ‘m not constantly thinking about food. As to a curry I can’t think of the last time I had one! Not as a sacrifice I just haven’t had the desire to have one. The other thing is: I’m no saint. I slip up now and then. The difference is I don’t beat my self up over it any more. I can acknowledge that I’ve slipped up and get back on the wagon without any hic-ups. Or at special occasions I can premeditate that I’ll indulge myself, again, no problems. Do I snack? Of course. The difference is I know what to snack on now.

I’ve gone from being the effect of food to being cause over it. That is a wonderful feeling.

Finally and most importantly, in Gunilla I have someone who is not just my Natropath but a true friend. Without whose help I wouldn’t have been able to have achieved the above, and continue to work with in the future.

R. McG.

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