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Carrie’s SANE Story: Turning the Clock Back 30 Years*

Starvation Is NOT Healthy. Stop counting calories & go #SANE w/me at http://SANESolution.com

In just a few months I’m back to my slim self despite having crossed the 45 year mark. I’m never hungry. My friends have no idea how I eat so much, exercise so little, and stay so slim. My LDL cholesterol also fell 100 points!

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Carrie started her career as one of the best pastry chefs in England. She also started her life as a naturally thin person. She could enjoy all the inSANE treats she liked while staying slim and without even thinking about joining a gym.
Carrie before and after
Then she hit her late thirties. Nothing about her lifestyle changed, but her body did. She watched in horror as the same body that had automatically kept her slim for over three decades became her enemy.

Now I know that just like everyone else’s, my hormones and set-point were changing with age. But, I had no idea about this at the time and got depressed. My worst moment involved a trip to the doctor.

I visited my doctor to get help with my weight issues. My doctor told me to drink only weight loss shakes and exercise as much as possible for two weeks. He said this would prove that I could control my weight. What followed were two horrible weeks. I was able to “find” 15 hours per week to exercise, but they came at the expense of relationships and my career. I was constantly hungry, tired, and in a mental fog. You can imagine how that impacted my personal and professional life. But, doctors know best.

After two weeks of misery, I went back to my doctor and hit an all-time low when I found out my weight hadn’t changed at all. I fired my doctor and started to look for alternatives.

SANE eating appealed to me because it was diverse enough that I could continue to make delicious dishes, and it was food friendly enough that I could swear off hunger forever. Smarter exercise was a no-brainer, as anything more than 30 minutes of exercise per week simply doesn’t work with my schedule.
In just a few months I’m back to my slim self despite having crossed the 40-year mark. I’m still creating culinary treats with simple SANE substitutions. I’m never hungry. My friends have no idea how I eat so much, exercise so little, and stay so slim. My LDL cholesterol also fell 100 points.

I’m now dedicating a large part of my life to sharing delicious SANE dishes with everyone I can. I know first-hand that eating lots of delicious food and being healthy and slim doesn’t have to be an either/or decision. I know that not eating and doing a lot of exercise “works” for some people, but I’m not one of them.

PS Carrie has since gone from a size 8 to a size 2 (the same size she wore 30 years ago!)

 

* Testimonial Disclaimer: All of the testimonials were written by actual members of SANE Solution. Individual Results may vary. Please consult a physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.

Learn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight Loss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Sheet…CLICK HERE FOR FREE “HOW TO” WEIGHT LOSS GUIDES

Jerri’s SANE Story: Down 29 Inches in 3 Months!

 

I realized that I needed to make a change in my life after gaining 20 lbs from an arm injury. The injury rendered me inactive and I just didn’t feel good.  I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job and focus on healing and my health in general.

Since I joined SANE, I am feeling better, and, after measuring in 15 different locations, I have lost 29 inches!  My sugar cravings are almost completely gone. I didn’t think the day would ever come when I didn’t want sweets. And when I do have something sweet, it’s in a much smaller quantity and is very satisfying.

SANE is different from anything else that I have tried in the past in that it includes technology which I have learned to use.  Also I am not struggling with the program; I am much calmer.

The advice that I would offer someone who is just starting out on their SANE journey is to go through all of the steps, consume as much information as you possibly can, and really listen to what is being said.

Shirley’s SANE Story: Down 34 Pounds and Easily Making Wiser Choices

 

I have lost 34 pounds since God sent Jonathan Bailor into my life.  

He has taught me so much and I am passing my knowledge about SANE on to my friends who are also fighting the battle of the bulge.  

To stay SANE, I have learned to make wiser choices in the foods that I eat.  I enjoy delicious green smoothies in order to ensure that I am eating enough vegetables.  And I’m using erythritol in my SANE baked goods, and Chia and Flax seeds for my fats. I feel like I am finally equipped to handle my weight issue.

I have received so many compliments about my weight loss; even my husband has noticed!   And my doctor is so pleased with my progress because my blood pressure has gone down. I feel so much better.  Thanks to Jonathan Bailor, I am finally equipped to sanely conquer this Goliath of obesity once and for all in my life!

Doug’s SANE Story: Dropped 25lbs and His Risk of Diabetes FAST!

“My A1C, the dreaded measure of long term glucose in the bloodstream, dropped for the first time from 6.5 four months ago to 5.4 just last week.”

Doug Morris: A work in progress

I’ve completed nearly 70 orbits on this planet, and I have struggled with my weight for most of them. Yet, in spite of my weight, I’ve led an fairly active life; hiking, kayaking, camping, flying airplanes, riding horses, and motorcycles: Pastimes that are more suited to an individual carrying a lot less “adipose tissue” than I do.

However about five years ago, it all got real when my doctor diagnosed me with; high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and then told me I was pre-diabetic. He put me on eight different meds, including metformin, which I’m still taking.

Looking at this old photo of me at Chandler Field I wondered how it was possible my Champ’s little 90 horsepower engine could lift my portly 250+ pounds off the ground, let alone climb to a higher altitude. And if that wasn’t enough, last spring I saw an old photo of me riding a horse in the Hollywood Hills and I cringed. “Just look at that poor animal,” I thought, “why doesn’t that fat guy lose some weight?”

But I have lost weight. In fact, I’ve been losing the same hundred pounds over and over again since I was about 19 years-old. Unfortunately, I was never “disciplined enough” to keep the weight off for any extended period of time.

Only time will tell if I can continue to lose and weight and maintain it or not, but this time it feels very different. Why? Because earlier in 2018, when I was asked to draft some scripts for a SANE video series for Jonathan Bailor, I got to read an early draft of his book, “The Setpoint Diet.”

That was an eye-opener for this old guy. What had I been doing all these years? Yoyo dieting? Certainly. But it was when I learned that it wasn’t how much I was eating but what, that the proverbial light went on and I started to make a significant change in my lifestyle.

That was in the spring of 2018 and since then I’ve lost about 25 pounds, which makes it a lot easier on my knees and ankles to hike and ride my bicycle, adding even more value to my newly found “fitness” lifestyle.

The most significant change however wasn’t in losing weight but in my lab results: My good cholesterol? Up! My bad cholesterol? Down! And best of all? My A1C, the dreaded measure of long term glucose in the bloodstream, dropped for the first time from 6.5 four months ago to 5.4 just last week. My doctor says he’s proud of me so I told him what changes I’d made in my eating habits, to which he said, “I wish more of my patients would read “The Setpoint Diet.”

So I’m on my way, and without having to starve myself. I still want to improve my lab results, and with any luck, I’ll keep my weight below 200 pounds and be able to ride horses again for the rest of my life!

Thank you Jonathan Bailor!

Patti’s SANE Story: Taking Charge of her Health

I realized that I needed to make a change in my life as I approached my 60th birthday; I wanted to stop feeling like I was 70.  

Since discovering SANE, my life has improved;  I sleep better, move easier, and I have a feeling of accomplishment because I have taken charge of my health.

SANE is different from anything that I have tried in the past because it is derived from Jonathan’s research which is based on science.  I enjoy double digit servings of vegetables and I love the “what’s in your fridge” search area in the recipe section.

The number one piece of advice that I would offer to someone who is just starting on their SANE journey would be take baby steps and try not to get overwhelmed by all of the information; learn something and then try it out in your life.

Kathryn’s SANE Story: Feeling Better and Seeing Results with SANE Nutraceuticals!

After trying different diets but continuing to gain weight, I knew something was off kilter, and that was my turning point.  I did some research on SANE nutraceuticals and am so grateful that I was able to try them after getting my doctor’s approval.

I feel so much better since I have been taking SANE nutraceuticals.  For the first time in my life, I have been able to lose weight and keep it off rather than bouncing up and down. I feel like it has stabilized something that was missing. They are different from anything else that I have tried in that they address the root cause of the problem.

The number one piece of advice that I would give to someone who is just embarking on their SANE journey is to take their nutraceuticals regularly, as recommended.  They will work for you too.

Pete’s SANE Story: Enjoying Retirement with 66 Pounds Gone!

I have diabetes so I decided to make a change in my life and join SANE. Since then, I have lost 30kg!

SANE is different from other diets that I have tried because all meals include normal food. My life is better since discovering SANE because I am not dieting, I’m eating normal food, and I’m eating three meals a day plus snacks!

The number one piece of advice I would give to someone just starting out on their SANE journey is to keep trying to slowly lose weight. If you go off the rails, start again and keep trying until you reach your goal weight.

From Sick of Dieting to SANE Certified Coach

SANE changed my life because I am not wasting my time, money, and energy looking for a way to lose weight.

I have always been chubby. I often heard that I needed to lose weight because I was too heavy for my age. Once I was old enough to control my diet I started watching what I was eating in order to lose weight. I did not really know what to do at that time, but I decided to only eat a bowl of cereal with a salad for dinner after seeing the commercial for the brand of cereal claiming we could lose weight by doing that. I had to skip dinner with my friends, and I was eating all by myself in my room instead of sharing a good meal with my family.

Learn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight Loss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Sheet…CLICK HERE FOR FREE “HOW TO” WEIGHT LOSS GUIDES

I went to the United States in 2010, so I started eating more junk food, partying every weekend, and eating out with my friends. I gained about 20lbs, so I decided to count calories and go for a 30-60 minute run every day since I heard that it was the secret to losing weight. I started losing weight at first, but it stopped, and instead, I lost my energy, my sex drive, and my good mood. I was only 23 years old.

I kept trying even though I could see that it was not working, but I thought I was not trying hard enough, or maybe the daily 1,200 calories I was eating were too much. Unfortunately, it is only when I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis that I had my “a-ah” moment because it made me realize that my lifestyle needed to change. I found the paleo diet while looking for alternatives to medicine to reduce my symptoms. I still was not losing weight, so I tried several diets that were aligned with the paleo diet, but I always ended up putting the weight back on. I thought I had health issues that could explain why I was not losing weight, and I was frustrated to not figure out what was wrong. I would read all the books, magazines, articles etc. that was mentioning the word “diet”.

I found SANESolution by coincidence when I was invited to the masterclass. I was skeptical at first because of everything I tried in the past that did not work, but I thought I could give it a try. I am no longer buying every new diet books that come out, I am no longer wasting my time reading tips on how to lose 10 lbs in 10 days in magazines, and I am saving money by not buying all those things that were supposed to help me lose weight. I am eating, and most importantly I am nourishing my body. I don’t have to starve or run every day (which I hated by the way). I am looking better than I ever did, and I do that effortlessly.

I wish I could go back 4 years, and tell myself that I needed to stop starving myself because I knew it was not working, but instead, I should focus on eating whole foods and learn to love myself. I would have saved time, money, my relationship, and my health.

SANE changed my life because I am not wasting my time, money, and energy looking for a way to lose weight. I also found the confidence to get my health coach certification, so I can help others change their lifestyle, and save their lives. I am grateful that I found SANE, that I got the help of the SANE Certified coaches, and that I was given the opportunity to change other people’s lives the way SANE changed mine.

A typical SANE day for me: I drink water as soon as I wake up, I drink a cup of coffee with stevia and almond milk. I drink a protein shake after my workout on my training days, and I drink a smoothie with a source of protein when I get hungry. I eat as many non-starchy vegetables as I want, with protein and fat for lunch and dinner. I also enjoy SANE pancakes, and 85% dark chocolate whenever I crave it.

 

*** Debora was certified as a SANE Coach in May 2017 ***

Learn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight Loss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Sheet…CLICK HERE FOR FREE “HOW TO” WEIGHT LOSS GUIDES
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Jessica’s SANE Story: Nearly Wheelchair Bound to Fit World Traveler*

Starvation Is NOT Healthy. Stop counting calories & go #SANE w/me at http://SANESolution.com

Starvation Is NOT Healthy. Stop counting calories & go #SANE w/me at http://SANESolution.com

I’m 64, stronger, more fit, and in better health than I can ever recall. I sleep more soundly and now, my husband and I are going to be able to live a dream…travel the world over the next 5-10 years. My lipids are normal for the first time in my adult life! My blood sugar is normal. Not to mention that I’m eating more calories than I ever have and am slimmer and healthier than ever!

Learn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight Loss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Sheet…CLICK HERE FOR FREE “HOW TO” WEIGHT LOSS GUIDES

Beginning at 11 years old, obese family members all around me, I realized weight was going to be an issue in my life.  Over the years, the relatives as young as in their 40’s, were dying off of heart disease, diabetes, auto immune diseases and debilitating spine and bone disorders. Not only had I inherited the propensity to obesity and its myriad associated diseases but the environment was wrought with carbohydrate laden taste tempting cakes, pies, and pastries, with sugar finding its way into otherwise savory main dishes.  I was hooked.

Tall and skinny as a kid, the robust family pushed sweets at me until I finally relented and started gaining weight.  Thus, at 11, I began dieting, exercising at 15 (uncommon for women at the time) and taking doctor prescribed diet pills in my 20’s, (had to stop after a short time due to high blood pressure, another disease of my genes) while nearly starving myself to stay slim. I fantasized about the latest diet that would put an end to my preoccupation with food and exercise.

My wardrobe ranged from size 2 to 14, my refrigerator was laden with foods of the current diet rage and the battle continued.  Perpetually striving to get to some magic number on the scale, I fantasized about the latest diet that would miraculously put an end to my preoccupation with food and exercise.

“Not only had I inherited the propensity to obesity and its myriad associated diseases but the environment was wrought with carbohydrate laden taste tempting cakes, pies, and pastries, with sugar finding its way into otherwise savory main dishes”

Then Came the Babies and the Starvation Dieting

After the birth of two children (now 43 and 45 years old), having gained 70 pounds during each pregnancy, the dilemma escalated.  Starving myself again at about 800 calories a day, I returned to my lowest weight each time. My metabolism eventually settled into a harsh reality that has followed me up until most recently…I could only consume 1200 to 1400 calories per day to avoid gaining weight.

Blindly, I followed the “government’s” recommendations to eat a low fat diet to maintain one’s health with plenty of “healthy whole grains,” fruits, vegetables, and small portions of protein.  Dining with family and friends, I felt deprived sneaking looks at their plates piled with tasty foods, while my plate invariably had a 4 oz portion of protein, unbuttered vegetable and a single small unbuttered whole grain roll with a salad with diet dressing.

Maybe I needed to “eat less and exercise more.”  How could I do more of either?  I was exhausted and hungry. I counted calories, carbs and points to no avail.

“My metabolism eventually settled into a harsh reality that has followed me up until most recently…I could only consume 1200 to 1400 calories per day to avoid gaining weight.”

It wasn’t fair. However, by the time I was 58 years old (now 64), I’d already had heart surgery, was on drugs for hypertension, thyroid disease and was pre-diabetic.  Most debilitating, was my disintegrating spine.  I was suffering with advanced degenerative disc disease.

After traditional medicine failed to guide me to health, I was barely able to walk, facing a wheel chair in a few years, I sought the advice and counsel of a respected local chiropractor.

Discovering How “Healthy” Isn’t Actually Healthy?

Within minutes of studying my 3 daunting MRI’s, my chiropractor asked me about my diet.  “Oh, I eat healthy,” I said, explaining my low fat, healthy whole grains lifestyle. He gasped in horror.  “This diet must change immediately if you are to improve. You must follow a low inflammation diet!”  He handed me 20 typed pages of instructions for following such a diet:  low carb, gluten free, all grain free, starch free, sugar free, chemical free with no packaged or processed foods of any type, even if gluten free.

Yikes!  How could I do this?  No sweet corn in the summer?  No butternut squash with dinner in the fall?  No more diced Honey Crisp apple in my yogurt in the morning (there are 9 teaspoons of sugar in one such apple). No more oven-roasted white potatoes?  No more brown rice, quinoa or tabouli?

Immediately, I went home and began to research, quickly discovering Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis.  Within hours of reading, I made the commitment to follow this new eating regime.  I wanted to save my life, stop being hungry, stop counting calories and stop worrying about the next meal.

My dear husband followed along with me.  He since has lost 30 pounds, is never hungry having lost 8 inches from his waist.  I maintained my weight but I could finally eat and wasn’t hungry.  And months later I could walk, sleep at night and had a 50% reduction in pain.

“My husband lost 30lbs. and 8″ off his waist and I finally could eat till I was full without gaining weight by avoiding what Jonathan calls inSANE foods.”

I felt so much better.  My lipids improved.  I was no longer suffering with high triglycerides and high cholesterol.  MY HDL improved.  But my blood sugar remained high, diabetes looming. But something was still missing.

The Missing Piece

I was still going to the health club 5-6 times a week, doing 45 to 60 minutes of cardio, followed by lifting the weights I could handle.  I still felt weak and unfit after a lifetime of working out and now after changing my diet.

Back on the Internet, madly searching for answers, I stumbled across The Calorie Myth by Jonathan Bailor, downloading it on my computer within minutes of reading the intro.  I was hooked.  Immediately, heading to the health club while repeatedly referring to the book on my smart phone, I meticulously followed the exercise protocol.

How is it possible to exercise for only 10 minutes twice a week and get fit?  How could I triple my protein intake from 50 grams a day to 150 grams and not gain weight?  Read on!

Everything changed.  Jonathan’s book provided me with manageable bite-sized pieces for an exciting easy read inspiring one to jump up and begin the amazing workout routine and accompanying food plan.

Amazing After Just Three Months of Eating More and Exercise Less–But Smarter

“I am stronger, more fit, breathing deeper and in better health than I can ever  recall.  My pants fit better, I sleep more soundly and now, impossible a year ago, my husband and I are going to be able to live a dream…travel the world over the next 5-10 years!”

The exercise protocol is referred to as HIIT, high intensity interval training.  I assure you it’s a “killer” 10 minutes, pumping your own under-used natural hormones to run through your body, producing not only a euphoric sensation but a powerful energy boost that surprisingly lasts for days, strengthening muscles, mood and cells in the process. But don’t get scared off…remember, in 64 and was almost in a wheel chair a few years ago!

After only 3 short months of 2, 10 minute workouts a week, I am more muscular, more fit, breathing deeper and in better health than I can ever  recall.  My pants fit better, I sleep more soundly and now, impossible a year ago, my husband and I are going to be able to live a dream…travel the world over the next 5-10 years!

A new person at 64 years old, I can finally enjoy foods I love.  Had I not already been at a good weight, I’d be losing weight.  Instead, I load up on larger portions and handfuls of healthy nuts (which I always avoided, fearful of fat!)

Eating SANEIs Surprisingly Easy, and Filling!

The food portion of SANE is easy for me.  By adding healthy portions of cottage cheese and green veggies to my protein rich breakfast, I enjoy protein and veggie snacks throughout the day.  At the end of the day, after a filling dinner when a little taste for sweet grabs me (mostly from habit), I make a big bowl of SANE Fage Unsweetened Greek Yogurt, adding a little Stevia, chopped nuts and a handful of berries.  I’m in heaven. Never, do I forage around the kitchen at night, looking for something to fill the void in my gut.  It’s no longer there.

“Cravings are suddenly gone after 64 years!”

I had already cut out, what Jonathan refers to as “insane” foods a year ago.  But, most importantly, I discovered that a vital element was missing from our diet…not enough lean protein sources and non-starchy vegetables.

My Metabolism Has Changed

Consuming only 1200-1400 calories a day to maintain my weight in the past, a few days ago I calculated how many calories I actually now consume…1700!  As Jonathan states in his book and online, you can enjoy “more” nutrient rich foods.  My daily protein intake is now 160 grams, as opposed to a previous 50 grams.

“I’m eating more calories than I ever have and am slimmer and healthier than ever.”

Jonathan explains how we’ve been obsessed with calories and how “a calorie is not a calorie.”  This is not a quick fix diet or faddish program promising huge weight loss overnight, which ultimately proves to be lost muscle and water.  This is a simple science backed concept, allowing us to “eat more and exercise less” while experiencing short infrequent bursts of intense workouts and healthy portions of nutrient rich foods.

Thousands of years ago when humans roamed the earth foraging for sustenance; hunting, picking berries and nuts, digging up roots, harvesting vegetation fit for consumption, she/he sought that which his destiny inspired and his instincts dictated.  For example, dogs, by nature are destined to eat meat.  We have fed them cereals, grains and corn and they too, have become obese, sick and unfit.

Going SANE All Around The World

Now healthy, slim and fit, my husband and I are able to experience a dream;  to live in a little beach house on the ocean in Belize for 3 months, to live for 4 months in Kruger National Park in South Africa amongst the animals, to see the Great Migration in Kenya and on and on.

For more, please visit our blog at: www.WorldWideWaftage@blogspot.com to enjoy this life changing experience with us and to see how we will continue to eat SANE from around the world and always find a way to exercise for 10 minutes 2 times a week!

Thank you, Jonathan!  We are grateful, healthier and wiser and now, we are able to carry our over-stuffed bags!

– By Jessica Lyman

—–12/10/12 Update——
Hello Jonathan and Carrie! Can you believe I am back with more good news from eating sane? It just continues. My husband Tom and I changed our diets after following Dr. Davis’s book, Wheat Belly for many months. We gave up all wheat, all grains (no rice, no beans, no substitutes), all sugar including fruit (which raised by blood sugar to over 200), and all starches.

We were doing great after giving up all these foods and Tom slowly was losing weight. Then I stumbled across The Calorie Myth, immediately changing my 6 day/week/90 minute workout to two days of HIIT, as recommended in the book. We added another layer to our way of eating, going “sane.”

In the begging I was having blood sugar issues and found that when we started going sane and I began eating more SF Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, my blood sugar spiked. Cutting out these two dairy items, finally put me into the normal blood sugar range around the clock. Tom’s weight loss escalated which had been extremely slow before “sane.” He’s now lost 50 pounds in 16 months and lost 10 inches in his waist!

As I mentioned in a prior post here, I had suffered for years with all over body pain for years due to the herniation of every disc in my spine (diagnosed by recent 2 MRIs) from C1 to L5. I was told I needed a total spinal fusion which I refused. Now, after the double approach of changing our diets, I am totally pain free for the first time in 20 years.

Then, a miracle happened. Husband Tom suffered with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), severe acid reflux which subsequently manifested into Barrett’s esophagus. Last week he had an endoscopy and colonoscopy and it was truly amazing to see the doctor after the procedures. Barrett’s, GONE! Polyps -NONE, IBS – GONE!!! His digestive tract was impeccable with no signs of disease which only 3 years ago was frightening indicting possible cancer in the future with all the inflammation he’d had. GONE!!! After going sane, he stopped taking 7 pills a day!

Now, only 16 months since the beginning of this process, we leave the US to travel the world for the next 5-10 years, having sold everything we own leaving us each with only 3 suitcases, a carry on and a computer bag. None of this would have been possible had it no been for the decisions we made to change or lives. I was ready for a wheel chair 18 months ago. Now I am lifting outrageously heavy weights following Jonathan’s HIIT protocol. Tom doesn’t work out but looks slim and fit. Go figure.

Thank you Jonathan, once again and now you, Carrie. I listen to every podcast when at the gym. We leave the US in 3 weeks. This lifestyle will continue as we document not only our travels but the sane food choices we make all over the world in our rapidly growing blog, where we posted the first 3 year’s itinerary yesterday.: www.WorldWideWaftage.com

It will be no sacrifice when we turn away pasta and bread while in Tuscany all next summer. The small concession has saved our lives. We now look at toxic foods as poison and have no interest or desire in even taking a bite.

Thank you so much! Now both retired as of Halloween, we both feel we are… finally free.

Warmest regards,
Jess & Tom

* Testimonial Disclaimer: All of the testimonials were written by actual members of SANE Solution. Individual Results may vary. Please consult a physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.

Learn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight Loss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Sheet…CLICK HERE FOR FREE “HOW TO” WEIGHT LOSS GUIDES

Chanelle’s SANE Story: Raising 5 Kids And Finding Serenity

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wearing smaller sized jeans is kind of a big deal!

But the biggest deal of all for me is knowing that

I’m not going to gain the weight back!

I have struggled since I was young, with a really bad body image. I was never extremely overweight, but I always worried about it, to the point where I had what I called “disordered eating.” Depending on your definition, you may even call it an eating disorder.

When I was in high school and early college, there was very little I wouldn’t have done to be skinny. It was pretty much my lifelong dream. That sounds a little ridiculous to me now being on the other side, but then, feeling bad about myself affected every aspect of my life: what I wore, where I went, who I spent time with, and of course, what I ate. I went to all kinds of extremes when I was younger to try to get my body to look how I wanted it to look.

When I got older, I realized that I wasn’t doing myself any favors with dieting, and I became an Internet research extraordinaire. If there was a webinar, a book, a class, or an article about weight loss, I would read it, follow it, and learn from it. I studied more about nutrition than I ever studied in college! I started to learn some basic principles of nutrition. Probably the biggest one that came up over and over was to eat real food and cut out the processed food. This helped me (both mentally and physically) but I would still fluctuate with my weight and emotions about my body.

Learn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight Loss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Sheet…CLICK HERE FOR FREE “HOW TO” WEIGHT LOSS GUIDES

When I was 37 years old, I got pregnant with my 5th baby. I had been able to lose my baby weight with my previous 4 pregnancies, but not without effort, and of course, I was younger then! (Our 4th baby was born 7 years before his baby brother.) During my pregnancy, I started to really focus on SANE eating. I wanted a healthy pregnancy and easier weight loss after having my baby.

When I went SANE I ate so many non-starchy vegetables, proteins, whole food fats, and low fructose fruits that I wasn’t hungry for much else. And amazingly, even though I still gained weight during my pregnancy, it came off easily, without conscious effort, and quickly! Within a month, I was wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans. Within 3 months, I was down a size. By about 6 months, I was wearing the size I used to have to diet really hard to get to!

Wearing smaller sized jeans is kind of a big deal. But the biggest deal of all for me is to know that I am not going to gain the weight back. This is my life now. This is truly a lifestyle change! From the start of this journey until now, it’s only gotten easier. I’m not trying; there isn’t a lot of effort to live a SANE life. To me, that is the biggest success of all because it tells me that if I just keep enjoying life, and doing the SANE things that I’m doing, my health will be taken care of.

Do you have any secrets/tips to SANE Success?
Think in terms of what you are adding, not what you are taking away. If I’m really hungry for something that isn’t really SANE, I first eat healthy foods. If I still want it after that, then I eat it, no guilt! I’m not willing to commit to a life with no treats. But the longer I’ve been SANE, the less I want them!

What does a typical SANE day look like for you?
Every day I do yoga and walking, and try to get outside in the morning. I go to bed early and get up early (baby alarm clock ☺).
I eat 4 meals a day. I nurse my baby, so I probably need the extra meal because of that. Maybe that will go down to 3 meals a day when he is weaned.

Breakfast: Greek yogurt and usually a green smoothie
Lunch: Salad with protein (hard boiled eggs, tuna, grilled chicken) OR a salmon burger and cauliflower (my two favorite meals)
Snack: Varies, but I sometimes have another green smoothie and hard boiled eggs, or leftover vegetables
Dinner: Varies a lot. My family eats together and I generally serve 2-3 vegetables as side dishes and a protein. Examples would be a Soufflé with green beans and roasted mixed vegetables, Chicken sausages with broccoli, carrots, and dip.

Jeffrey Holland said it best:
“Don’t give up. Don’t you quit! You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead…You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.”

Life after going SANE means peace of mind and peace around food. Nutritional serenity, good digestion, energy, and less stress. ☺

Chanelle’s interview of SANE Founder & CEO, Jonathan Bailor, on her podcast

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