Most people gain weight when they say “ah screw it” and decide to eat “high-everything.” That’s not the case all the time though. In fact, sometimes eating nutitrious foods to appetite triggers the release of stored fat – even in the short term. This is a rare testimonial, but fascinating. I’ve asked this guest poster to do something more interesting though – report back 1 year later on longer-term weight changes eating 180-style vs. Isagenix, a popular protein powdery starvation regimen that has actually made a really good friend of mine blow up like a balloon in increments over the last several years following short periods of Isagenix weight loss. Enjoy, and special thanks to our guest poster Tiffany P.!
My story is the same as most of you. I went on my first diet when I was eleven and thus started the viscous dieting cycle. I’ve been on every diet you can name. I would lose weight, then gain it back, plus some. In the last five years my weight has ranged from 175 lbs to 265 lbs.
My family and friends decided to try this diet called Isagenix. They’ve always been healthy eaters, so I thought that maybe this was a good program. I did some research and wasn’t too excited about it. You only
eat once a day and you juice cleanse once a week. I have to be honest, I’m a diet addict (hopefully ex-diet addict now!). If I wasn’t nursing my baby, I probably would have tried this diet. Thankfully, I care enough about my baby’s health to not try something so stupid.
So while my family was starting their diet I found this crazy place called 180 Degree Health. I started to read up on Cortisol, Leptin, Fructose, and The Milk Diet. I put my scale away and stopped dieting! I now eat what I want, when I want, as long as its nutritious. Some days I eat a ton of carbs, other days I eat a lot of fats. I just listen to what my body wants.
Last week I had a major sweet tooth and wanted some ice cream. I decided to eat a pound of bacon instead! Curious as to how my new way of eating was affecting my weight I decided to weigh myself. After two months of not dieting I’ve lost 14 pounds!
Pretty amazing when you compare this to my Isagenix friend who has now lost 18 pounds in two and half months. My calorie intake varies from 2,200 to 2,500 calories a day. My friends intake is 900 – 1,100 calories a day.
One of my family members stopped Isagenix and started eating three meals a day. They gained the weight back very quickly and are now back on the program (which cost $270 a month).
After 14 years of dieting I’ve finally found the answer to weight loss and overall health. I’m going to continue to FEED my body nourishing and natural foods, rather than starve it!
Thanks to Matt for all your hard work!