Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Belly Fat Cure

If there's one thing I know that applies to any part of life, it's that you have to choose what works for you and stick with it! Whether it's disciplining your children, cleaning your house, or trying to be healthy, if it doesn't work with your lifestyle it's not going to work for you.
I could easily moonlight as a weight-loss expert of a new kind-the what-not-to-do hotline!! Over the years I've eaten cabbage soup, cleansed my colon, taken vitamins, taken prescription diet pills, over the counter diet pills, eaten only meat & cheese, choked down tuna & grapefruit, painfully limited my calories, I mean the list could go on and on and on---seriously ridiculous~!
After having Isaac my struggle became worse than ever as we begin to try to conceive once again and I faced spinal meningitis, persistent miagraines, gallbladder surgery, and liver surgery. In the midst of all the other craziness going on I wasdiagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome and found that one of the struggles that goes hand in hand with PCOS is the struggle with abdominal weight-Imagine That!! So, even when I tried-the scale never did anything but go up.
I'll be honest at this point and admit that I was always pretty easily frustrated and expected instant results-If the scale didn't move within a few days I was done!!
Then we found an article in First for Women, by some MAN who thought he had the Cure for Belly Fat. My immediate thought was that if I had a penny for every time I had read an article that claimed that, that I would be a rich woman! But, I did take the time to read it, thought, well maybe, and then got to the food list--And then I thought-okay so maybe we really could do this!
The basic principal of Jorge Cruise's The Belly Fat Cure is that sugar turns to fat, increases cortisol levels in our bodies, causing fat to be stored right in the belly (that's in a nut shell!). It was refreshing that the overarching goal was good health-not filling your body with fake chemical sweeteners, not eating only from certain food groups, not leaving out healthy vitamin rich foods, but really eating healthy balanced meals that were only missing one thing-SUGAR. What Jorge said made sense, was based on healthy nutrition, and had scientific research to back it up.

Check out the before and in-progress here

I'm definitely not a poster child, and I'm not "cured" for sure-but my belly is shrinking, I'm feeling better, and I don't crave sugar all the time.
So, if like every woman I know-you struggle with your weight and what to do-you may want to go to Amazon and check out The Belly Fat Cure .


Unapologetically Mundane said...

My best friend and I just heard about this today and are very interested in how well it works. I want some details! I hope you keep blogging about your success.

Our Family said...

Sure do wish this wonderful post had a pic to go with it. I know you have some before and "in progress" pics! Thanks for the encouragement as we do this diet thing together! Love ya!

Me and Jorge - Amber said...

Hi! Great job on your loss so far! Ive been blogging bout the BFC for a while, I love the plan too!