Follow My Eat to Live Journey- Natalie Week 6

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Natalie’s Final Week

My six weeks may not be a success story, but it is a REAL story. This is a story that I would guess many people may experience. My intelligence knows what is right and wrong in relation to proper food choices, specifically Dr. Fuhrman’s guidelines. BUT, my brain doesn’t always cooperate. I read and watch videos and feel motivated, only to crash by evening. With a hectic life, my brain wants the comfortable and easier choice. I KNOW THIS!!! I struggled all 6 weeks. I never made it past a detox period without caving. I am so used to numbing my feelings with unhealthy food, and I wasn’t prepared this time to deal with a few unexpected life challenges. I know this an excuse; however, it is where I am. I didn’t gain weight, but I didn’t lose weight as one would if they following this plan. Before Christmas, I lost 12 pounds in a month. It works. I need to work hard!

Things I have learned…

*Planning and prepping is essential!

*When you make poor health decisions, you are robbing yourself of what you really want—energy, clear mind and good health.

*Focusing on getting well is dramatically easier than being sick. Initially change is hard because the brain hates change and likes to do what it has always done.

*Full commitment is necessary for success.

*Everything in moderation is nonsense. “Just a little can’t hurt” leads to days of poor choices.

About the Author:

Elisha is the founder of the Eat to Live Support Group on Facebook, a community of 30k plus whole-food, plant-based eaters. Elisha began blogging about this lifestyle in 2010 after discovering that it was a treatment for years of yo-yo dieting and disordered eating. Today she is a mentor to thousands who are striving to adopt this lifestyle.

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