How I lost over 100 lbs.

My name is Monica.

I am a food addict.

I thought perhaps my story of being free from obesity might help someone who is struggling. I used to be over 250 pounds, but through a combination of the keto diet, healing from food addiction , improving my mental health, and connecting with my spirituality, I have lost 120 pounds and feel happier and healthier than ever before.

I want you to know that you are not alone in your journey. I’ve been there. I know how frustrating it is to try and try again to lose weight, only to see no progress. But I want to offer you hope. You don’t have to struggle alone, and you don’t have to give up.

For me, as a food addict, the keto diet was a game-changer. By cutting down on carbohydrates and processed foods and focusing on healthy fats and protein, I was able to lose weight more quickly than I ever had before. It was difficult at first to adjust my eating habits, but with time it became second nature. It is now life to me. I had to be honest with myself and admit moderation and intuitive eating did not work. I was addicted to carbohydrates and sugar. Moderation was not an option for me. Once I realized that and used my tools to heal, I was free for the first time in my life. I counted my macros and eliminated sugar and processed foods. There were foods I had to grieve over, but the delicious satisfying foods I replaced them with and the pounds that fell off, replaced that void.

In addition to changing my diet, I also focused on improving my mental health. I struggled with anxiety and depression for many years, and as I worked on those issues with a counselor, I found that it became easier to make healthier choices for myself. Mental health and physical health are connected, and taking care of one helps you take care of the other. My outward weight reflected inner depression I was feeling. Body, mind and spirit are connected.

Finally, I connected with my spirituality to help me through my weight loss journey. For me, that meant spending time with God and praying. It meant finding strength and hope through that connection. And it meant surrounding myself with supportive people who loved and believed in me.

I now have a fierce passion to help others on their weight loss journey because I know just how difficult it can be. I know the pitfalls and the weak spots on the journey. I am just a few months ahead of my clients. I want to be the person to jump in the pit with them just like the man who helped his friend get out of the hole. Getting out of the pit can be difficult. There are seasons in every journey that we as coaches can count on. Seasons when you just want to quit. We know when they come and know how to walk you through it. You see, he had been there before and he knew the way out!! Together, we can make progress, step by step.

Remember dear one, you are not defined by your weight or your past failures. You have the strength and the power to make changes in your life, one small step at a time. Believe in yourself, and know that there are people who believe in you too. Let’s do this together!

Send me a quick note if you need help.


Coach Monica

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