How Eva Broke Free
"Eating right has become a way of life!"
When I turned 50, I started putting on weight. At first it was only a couple of pounds, but over time those pounds began to add up. Before I knew it, I had gained 94 of them and my size 18 pants were getting tighter by the month. I knew I had to do something, but every diet I had tried in the past was a failure. Not one of them taught me how to eat healthily, and I didn’t like the foods that were encouraged (like tofu pudding, which didn’t taste good, let alone satisfy my sweet tooth). I wasn’t learning how to eat properly and I wasn’t losing weight.
As a last ditch-effort, I decided to try The Sonoma Diet. The first ten days were definitely hard, but I was slowly breaking free of the cravings that had sabotaged my previous weight loss attempts. Before I knew it, the cravings were gone and I started to lose weight. And it continued to come off!
Today, I have lost 51 of those 94 pounds and I feel better — physically and emotionally. There are so many things I love about The Sonoma Diet lifestyle. I love the balance of food. I forgot how good fruit was until I was forced to lay off sweets and eat two servings of fruit a day. I’ve always enjoyed cooking with herbs and spices; now I do it even more with leaner cuts of meat, shellfish, and poultry. Eating right has become a way of life!
Favorite snack: Almonds! They do a great job of holding me over until dinner.
Favorite compliment: My daughter told me the other day how terrific I looked. She admitted that she had been worried about me before but didn’t want to say anything about my weight because she didn’t want to hurt my feelings. Now I know she feels safer about my health — and I do, too!
Favorite Sonoma Diet tip: Find someone to do The Sonoma Diet with. Having a friend to check in with weekly helps a lot. You support each other and you have someone to answer to when you weigh in.
Favorite motivational strategy: Buy a dress (or pant) a size or two smaller than you need, and keep it on a hanger on your bedroom door so you see it first thing in the morning and last thing at night.