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How Intermittent Fasting Saved Me: From Starvation Diets to Living My Best Life (Yes, I Eat Tacos!)

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Hello, fabulous humans! If you've stumbled upon this blog in the abyss of weight loss tips, pre-diabetes concerns, or just the curiosity to lead a healthier life, let me tell you: you're in for a ride. A joyful, tacos-and-laughter-filled ride, to be exact.

A Little About Me: From Scale Obsession to Scale Rebellion

So, who's behind this keyboard, desperately trying to connect with you through SEO-friendly phrases like "weight loss journey" or "health transformation"? It's me, a 47-year-old survivor of starvation diets, "magic" teas (spoiler: they're not magic), and the grueling labyrinth of low self-esteem.

Yeah, growing up, the weighing scale was my nemesis. No, scratch that, it was my stage, and every morning was a performance—a performance I felt I continually failed. My mother, bless her heart, tried to "prevent" my impending doom of becoming overweight. How, you ask? By introducing me to a world of fad diets and, oh yes, some questionable teas. I swear, one of them looked like liquefied tar.

Let's Talk Outfits, Shall We?

Oh, the fashion journey—or should I say, fashion disaster? Before the era of inclusive fashion and plus-size models, my wardrobe looked like it was curated for a lumberjack. Women's fashion? Nope. Never heard of her. At one point, I was convinced that flannel shirts were my destiny. My femininity was lost somewhere between the men's section in department stores and my crumbling self-confidence. This period of my life could easily be coined as "The Baggy Era," and not because it was a style choice.

The Discovery: When the Light Bulb Turned On (and so did my metabolism)

Then, one fateful day, as I was aimlessly scrolling through Instagram, I stumbled upon a post. A guy gorging on pizza and still flashing his six-pack abs. No, he wasn't a mutant, he was intermittent fasting! My eyes almost popped out. Could it be this simple? Could I eat the foods I love and not balloon into a human blimp? Turns out, yes, yes, and a thousand times, yes!

The Science, The Weight Loss, and Oh, The Tacos!

Now, I won't bore you with the nitty-gritty scientific details of intermittent fasting. That's another blog post for another day (stay tuned!). But let's just say, once I got the hang of it, my life changed—80 pounds lighter kind of change. The benefits rolled in like a parade: clearer mind, better health markers, and a loss of cravings for unhealthy foods.

And did I mention I got to eat tacos? Oh, you bet I did!

And there you have it, a teaser of my journey from self-doubt to self-love, and from scale obsession to scale rebellion. Stick around as I dive into my 30-day program designed to introduce you to the wonders of intermittent fasting. We'll talk worksheets, planners, community, and yes, more tacos.

Feel free to laugh, cry, or just hang out. But remember, this isn't just my journey; it's yours too. Welcome to a life filled with confidence, better health, and (you guessed it!) delicious food.

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