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Patti’s SANE Story: Do Away With Diets, 20lbs. of Fat, and Hunger*

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I’ve lost 20 pounds and have dropped 3 sizes. Nothing fits anymore…I have definitely dropped my LDL numbers and brought up my HDL some more…It is not a diet to me; it’s just the way I eat now.

For the majority of my life (I’m 50) I’ve struggled with eating a balanced diet for many reasons.  Probably the biggest one is I’m a fussy eater, I admit it.  Couple that with long hours at work and lots of travel, and the end result has been that I’ve been up and down with my weight.  At least I thought that was the only consequence.  About five years ago I started the process of trying to get healthy.  I thought going to the gym would do it.  Well that helped for sure, but I didn’t really change how I was eating at the time.

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After a significant career change, move to a smaller city, a house renovation and the death of my Dad, with stress levels at an all-time high, I decided to go to the doctor for a checkup.  Big wake up call, my cholesterol was at unhealthy levels.  My doctor gave me 6 months to get it under control through my diet.  I started out trying to add in more fiber, eat more veggies etc. but something still hadn’t clicked for me until my girlfriend asked me to participate with a group of ladies who were going to follow the SANE way of eating.  Great incentive for me.  I read the book and it all made sense.  We met weekly and exchanged stories and recipes.  It was great to have the support and I started trying to be more SANE.

At the end of the 6 weeks it was also the end of my 6 months and it was time for me to go back to the doctor to check on my cholesterol.  I wasn’t where I needed to be, but my doctor liked the direction my diet was taking and gave me another 4 months to get my health back on track.  In an effort to assist me, my doctor gave me a bunch of samples of All Bran Cereal.  Those went to the back of my pantry as I now know that starch is NOT a good source of fiber.  I did want to make my doctor proud though, so with support from my friends and guidance from Jonathan I was determined to get serious about what Jonathan said was the single most important aspect of going SANE: consuming 10+ servings of non-starchy veggies per day.  Okay seemed simple enough, but oh my goodness, I felt like I was chewing food all the time eating all the vegetables I needed.

With support from my friends and guidance from Jonathan I was determined to get serious about the single most important aspect of going SANE: consuming 10+ servings of non-starchy veggies per day.

Lucky for me Costco was demonstrating Vitamix blenders at the time.  Best investment I have ever made!!  I started making a veggie, fruit, flax and protein powder smoothie every morning and sometimes in the afternoon too.  I continue to go to the gym twice a week because I love to do that.   I have not looked back since.  I’ve lost 20 pounds and have dropped 3 sizes in my clothes.  Nothing fits anymore!

So it was back to the doctor for me at the end of June to check on my blood results.  Success!  I have definitely dropped my LDL numbers and brought up my HDL some more.  Will continue on this journey as I feel great and look good too!! (at least I think so :)) – well my doc said so too :). It is not a diet to me, it’s just the way I eat now.  And with so many fringe benefits!!!

I’ve lost 20 pounds and have dropped 3 sizes.  Nothing fits anymore…I have definitely dropped my LDL numbers and brought up my HDL some more…It is not a diet to me; it’s just the way I eat now.

My advice to others looking to start the SANE lifestyle:

  • More fruits and veggies!  Find a way to incorporate these into your diet.  The Vitamix blender worked for me because you can put any fruit or veggie in it and come up with a great smoothie.
  • Strive for small changes and celebrate your success.  If you totally change how you are eating day 1, it may be too big of an adjustment.  Jonathan’s 5 week plan is perfect.
  • Don’t stress if you have a meal that isn’t totally SANE.  If you are eating SANEly most of the time, it’ll be okay.
  • Eat lots of small meals and prepare stuff ahead of time, this makes it easy to choose the right option.  I found I don’t like to fuss, so it has to be easy for me.
  • Search for recipes, there are lots out there that make SANE eating a treat! Who knew you could do so much with Cauliflower!
  • Keep active, exercise eccentrically not excessively!

– Patti Skogg

* 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
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