Eating Healthy vs Taking Prescription Drugs

Are you on a weight loss journey right now?

Is it because you want to just drop some pounds?

If you’re a guy, you just want to get back to your fighting weight, if you’re a girl, you just want to get back to your skinny jeans.

Well, if this is the only reason that you’re on your weight loss journey then you’ve already lost and I don’t mean you’ve lost the weight.

I mean you lost the fight…you will lose before you even started.

I know this is a harsh statement and really not a good thing to encourage you with but it’s an eye-opening thought that I need to share with you.  

If you’re on a weight loss journey, your number one reason to lose weight should not be to look good in your skinny jeans or to get back to your fighting weight.

The number one reason you should be losing weight is for your health.

Let me ask you this.

Are you one of the millions if not billions of people on this planet that rely on medications?

Are you one of the millions if not billions of people that take 5, 10, or 15 pills a day to survive?

Do you feel like crap every day?

Even though you take all these pills?

Are you getting side effects from these pills that are supposed to be helping you and then your doctor says, “Here, take another pill to cure your side effects from this pill”?

It just makes me furious!

Again, what you should focus on when you’re on your weight loss journey should not be because you want to lose weight.

It should be about your health.

It should be about how good you will feel after you lose that weight; not looking good.

Looking good is just simply a side effect of losing weight.

It’s a good side effect.

Unlike the prescription drugs that you’re on right now.

Wouldn’t you like to be in a position where you can literally throw all your pills away and never be on them again?

If not, at least get down from 15 pills a day to maybe 2 or eliminate them all?

I think I would want to be there.

In fact, I am there.

I’m a 51-year-old woman who is on no medication.

And do you know how I did it?

I made it a lifestyle change.

I took it upon myself to throw away my scale and to get into my head changing my mindset that the reason I’m doing this is not to look good in my skinny jeans.

It’s to get off my meds and feel-good so that I have more energy for my children.

Plus also have more energy for me and everything that I need to do in my life.

With this new lifestyle change, I didn’t just set a goal to lose 50 lb and say it’s over.  I’m done.  Now I’m going to go back and eat my chicken wings and drink my beer.

I made a lifestyle change where I am always in maintenance mode.

Now…do I cheat every now and then?  Of course, I do!

You probably think, “Well, if you threw away your scale, how do you know if you didn’t gain your weight back”?

I’ll tell you how I know.

I call it the pants test.

I simply just put on the pants that I bought 10 years ago and if they still fit, I’m golden.

I know I look good.

If they’re getting tight then it’s time to alter my diet and it’s time to get more exercise.

That’s how I know.

I also let nature tell me what’s going on too.

I gauge how I feel on a daily basis, such as if I am winded going up a flight of stairs or am I not?

Can I do a 30-minute walk 5 days a week or can I not?

Do I feel sluggish everyday or am I full of energy?

These are the things that you should be thinking about when you’re on your weight loss journey because it’s not all about losing 10 pounds and then throwing the diet and the exercise program out the window.

If you think this then what’s going to happen is you’re going to go back to your old habits and your old lifestyle.

Then you end up going back on your meds supporting big pharma.

Is that where you want your money to go?

People claim that living a healthy lifestyle and eating healthy costs more money.

How much does it cost you for prescription drugs?

How much does it cost you per month to take 15 pills a day, every day?  Even if you have insurance and just are responsible for a co-pay.

Compared to how much it costs to go out and buy some fruits and vegetables and put them on your plate every day.

You think about that.

You have to re-evaluate that statement for yourself.

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I personally never want to be on meds.

And I have got it in my mind to keep the lifestyle that I have adopted to stay healthy and prosperous for myself and for my children.

As well as my future grandkids.

I hope you found value in this.

Drop me a line about what you’re doing for your weight loss journey.

I’d like to know.

If you need any help ask me a question.

I’ll give you the best answer that I possibly can.

I’d love to hear from you.

Namaste

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