If anyone had asked me 6 months ago, if I was thinking about what I was eating, I would answer that that I didn’t care. I’ve always been slim, actually most of my youth a little too thin.
When I was a teenager, I was quite envious of my girlfriends who talked about dieting. I wanted to be just like them, but I didn’t have the need to go on some fancy diet.
Something I have learned over the years, is that it is not always easy to get rid of the kilos that I had gained all the wrong places. I have always been able to eat what suits me, without gaining a single gram. There is a famous quote that says: You are what you eat. Maybe not literally, but I’ve learned that is important what you put in to your mouth.
Today I am an adult woman, 34 years of age. I am an early retiree due to sclerosis. In addition, I have psoriasis and a high level of cholesterol.
This is my story that I would like to pass on. Because fortunately I got smarter over the years. Many studies have been made that show that even if it is in one’s genes, diseases can be avoided by eating right – I just didn’t realize what was “right”.
Six months ago, I weighed 62 kg. A kilo of numbers that were stable and it suited me fine. But in one month the weight increased and suddenly I weighed just under 75 kg. But it was more the consequences I was not happy with. I had no energy, I didn’t care about everything and I could no longer recognize the woman I saw in the mirror.
I didn’t care to take care of myself.
Just bending over became difficult. All of a sudden I felt like a tall pregnant woman who had trouble tying my shoes and I was sick and tired of myself.
One day, Patricia introduced me to Back to Basics
I was very skeptical to begin with, because my medical practitioner told me, that due to my high cholesterol level, I should keep away from all fats, including the fatty edge of meat and keep away from especially eggs. When I heard of this lifestyle, it made all the alarm clocks ring. I began to research what fat and sugar does to our bodies and how it’s all connected – cause I have to admit that I had never heard of this before that day.
Already the next day I was convinced that I should try this lifestyle – Patricia can be incredibly convincing… If this lifestyle didn’t work out for me, I could always return to my old way of living. I had to give it a chance, for what is 6 weeks of my life, right?
I had previously been introduced to other lifestyles and diets – in fact so many, that I ended up confused about food.
We live in a world and time, where everyone is advertising for something that just doesn’t work! (thats my opinion). But I received my materials and read them thoroughly, and all the information that Patricia had given me and then I took off.
Believe me, I was so surprised and amazed how good and tasty the food is. After day 11, I stood on the scale…. I had lost whopping 6 kg! In only 11 days!!!!!! I couldn’t believe it.
I was so happy. Now I could see a way out of my misery. My self-confidence was destroyed. I was no longer happy for myself, so how could others be confident and happy with who they are?
I have been asked by several how many kilos I wanted to lose. But for me, Back to Basics is not a weightloss program. It is a lifestyle for getting healthy, a healthy body and mind. When you feel better for each day, weightloss becomes kind of a bonus, not a priority.
I want to lose more weight, because I am still not satisfied yet, but I know that it will be very easy with a minimum of effort and with delicious meals every day. I comes natural to me now…. Easy peasy!
When I think about it, I am still surprised that because I have eaten lots of fats and cutted carbohydrates down to a minimum, I was able to lose 6 kilos in just 11 days – whitout any exercise!
Exercise is healthy, but I was one of those types who joined a gym, got there a couple of times and then just lost all interest. You probably know that type.
Living this lifestyle turned my life completely upside down. It is, by far, the best thing I have ever done for myself! I feel I’ve got my life back.
Louise after our 6 week program:
I can’t believe it’s already been 6 weeks since I started. I haven’t written my progress down weekly, and now I can barely remember how my life was before I started with my 6 week back to Basics course.
It has been an amazing experience and I feel so good.
Before I couldn’t sleep at night, now I have a whole night sleep. I am no longer hungry and craving all day long like I was used to, and now I have lost 11 kilos in just 6 weeks. Not only that, I can feel more kilos coming off. It’s like my body decides when it’s ready to let go of the kilos.
It is completely unbelievable and amazing how easy this was.
When I met Patricia, who gladly told me about this lifestyle, I was so skeptical. I thought, yeah right, all that fat I had to consume could never be good for me. How am I going to survive 6 weeks without my coca Cola, candy and other bad habits. But I took one step at the time. I have to admit, I was wrong. It was very easy and I am for sure never ever going back to my old lifestyle!!
After the first week I didn’t even want to eat carbs or drink cola, and I’ve almost been frantic if I’ve got Nutella on my fingers – actually I became a bit frantic when my kids wanted bread (they still get a bit of the “old style” meals) Before this ligestyle I would have just aten it all, because I had it in my kitchen, now it doesn’t temp me at all.
In the past I had just eaten it, also with a spoon, but now I do not want to eat it. And it is almost the funniest thing about this lifestyle that you can completely panic if you were to eat some of the food you actually didn’t even want anymore.
I can only recommend Back to Basics to others!!
You will feel good about yourself and not just because of weight loss. Self-confidence increases and feel happiness within. I have learned so much about self-love in this process. I began to look at myself in a different way and I have learned how important it is to take care of yourself.
I haven’t been good to my body before. I ate what I thought was best for me because I didn’t know better. Haven’t you ever thought about, how people eat low fat diets and there has never been so many sick and obese people in the worlds as there is today?
I have been very ill because of my sclerosis. But I now understand how important fat is when you have this disease. I haven’t had a single attack since I started this lifestyle!
Unfortunately many people first think about there lifestyle after they become ill. But since I have changed my lifestyle to Back to Basics, I feel so much better and I do not consider myself sick anymore.
My psoriasis is completely gone, my energy level has totally changed, and I look at myself with other eyes. People tell me that I look amazing and shine like never before. I actually feel that I have been given a completely different life – and I am so grateful for that.
I hope my message reaches a lot of people, both those who are sick, but also those who want to be healthy and just want a long, good life! I give Patricia my highest recommendation.
I know that every single participant that Patricia has had through the course, has never felt better, more healthy and a weightloss succes, and many have told me that they have almost experienced miracles. I know it sounds crazy!
Throughout the process I have gotten all the help I needed. Patricia is a fantastic woman who, because of he happy ways, always makes you feel special and unique. We are all something special and Patricia makes sure you feel that way. Whenever I had questions, she always explained and answered in a way I could understand. She has just been there all the way
So a huge thank you to Patricia – without you I had never gotten the life I only dreamed of – and I want everyone to do this for themselves. There is nothing better than going Back to Basics!
Lots of love,
- Louise has now lost 20 kilos