我的根治減肥之路-My weight loss journey

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我的根治減肥之路-My weight loss journey

by Rainbow (這篇原文是英文,譯者賴宇凡)

 

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Rainbow這輩子的第一件size 4 緊身褲

 

我這輩子都在減肥路上掙扎。我會用雲霄飛車來形容這條路。每當我減掉一點肥肉後,它又會馬上回到我的身上。

我第一次大大的挑戰減肥,是在我二十歲初頭的時候。我那時達我體重巔峰,一個160公分的矮小身軀上,負載了75公斤。我開始大大的改變我的生活型態,一天做一到二小時的運動,一星期五天,然後我也限制每日攝取的卡路里量不超過1200卡。結果令人震奮!  三個月內我就瘦了13公斤,我感到自己很纖瘦和有肌,可是我餓壞了!!我好想念美好的食物。

 

有一件事你必須要了解,那就是我熱愛食物。我喜愛下廚,喜愛嘗試新的食物。在我減肥的時候,我想念享受食物的感覺。接下來的五年,我持續的運動,但我不再限制卡路里的攝取量。慢慢的,我的體重又回來了。在我近三十歲時,我又回到了72公斤的體重。我開始增加我的運動量,那時是每天二小時以上。每一次運動量一增加,一個月內我就會瘦,但我大概瘦個4、5公斤,就會停下來。接下來的三年,我每天都持續大量運動,但都不曾見體重有任何改變。我想,大概是因為我步入三十了吧?大概是我增長肌肉比較重了吧?或者也可能是我沒做足飲食的改變吧?

 

我總是很疲倦,非常洩氣!!我受夠了一直不停的運動卻看不到成果。我那時工作時數很長,我的精神總是不佳。我想,放棄好了!我不再運動。我又開始下廚,跟我所愛的家人和朋友共享食物。當然,我又胖回來了。接下來的三年內,我又胖了4、5公斤。我對自己的人生感到滿意,但我的體重卻又攀上了高峰,那時,我重達80公斤。我知道我必須改變了,但我不想再不停的運動,不給自己時間休息,我也不想再餓自己了。

 

2015年八月,我在我朋友宇凡家留宿了幾天。我知道她寫了幾本有關體重和血糖的中文書。做為一個心理諮商師,我很好奇她對飲食與心理健康的研究。我開始問有關她的英文書的問題(Slow Calories and Fast Calories: Decoding Weight and Blood Sugar like never before)。我聽到了我從沒有聽到過的訊息。我從沒想過食物裡的蛋白質、油脂、碳水化合物。我從不知油脂和蛋白質可以平衡血糖。我更不知道有些食物在我體內能化成那麼多糖!我開始了解,原來我的飲食,其實是不正確、不均衡的。我一直以為吃愈多的水果和蔬菜,就愈好。錯啦!!!

 

接下來的一年裡,我開始平衡自己曾經不斷震盪的血糖,我開始學習食物裡有多少天然糖份。我增加天然美好的油脂和蛋白質。我不再吃加工食品,因為我不知道它們裡面到底有什麼。我開始花大把的時間買菜。我從沒如此享受過下廚!我不再吃義大利麵,我開始享受找尋能夠代替麵和麵包這等本來讓我感到安慰的食物。結果另人驚訝!! 當大家問我我是怎麼減肥的,我都說,這不是減肥,這是一種生活型態的改變。我第一個發現的改變,是我的精神和情緒都變好了。這是我第一次在減肥的路上,不感到我在餓自己。可是,我的體重卻開始下降! 我整天都在享受美好的食物! 我每晚都烹煮美味可口的晚餐。我開始用節瓜薄條代替義大利麵,我以菜花泥做為Pizza的皮,我以菜花粒做為米飯。我不再不吃我所愛的食物,我只是以不同的方法去享受它們。我依舊吃我鍾愛的冰淇淋,我依舊喝我喜愛的葡萄酒,但是,我將他們代替了我所吃的馬鈴薯,且我都是在平衡餐間喝紅酒或平衡餐後吃甜點。

 

我走上了根治減肥路已經一年多了,我已減了16公斤。自從青春期後,我從沒有那麼輕過。我每天都感到美好無比。我每天都吃美好的食物。我比任何時候活動力都更強,且我沒有天天要上健身房的壓力。我的減重是緩慢的。我完全知道要怎麼做,才能保持好身材。我的生命已完全改變因為我的好朋友Sara用簡單易懂的方法與我分享了她的知識。我永遠感激她的友誼和她給的愛!

 

*Rainbow是我心理研究所的同學。我的心理研究所那屆只收了八名學生,因為人很少,所以我們感情很緊密。一開始上課時,答應來幫忙的公婆沒到,我無法兼顧家庭和上學,有一天就沒去上課了,躲在家裡哭。我的同學打電話問我為什麼沒到,他們知道我沒去一定不是不想,一定是有困難。我告訴他們家裡沒有人幫忙,無法再上學了。他們跟教授討論,就開始輪流到我們家來幫我帶小孩,讓我去上課,一直到我公婆到。所以,我們畢業後,一直都還是很親。

 

Rainbow是阿拉斯加長大的,她的體育課教的是打獵須知,他們的海藻是海灘撿回家的,魚是自己釣的,肉是自己獵的,蔬菜是自家的溫室種的,她熱愛食物,與生態與自然有極深的連結。但我卻眼看著她與體重掙扎,有天她在講自己運動時吃香蕉,我就崩潰了。把她定在沙發上,開始用中文powerpoint給她用英文演講。我看著她的眼睛愈睜愈大,真心希望她把我的話聽進去。

 

我在美國出的這本英文版的書,是寫給我不會唸中文的親人與我愛的朋友看的,如果它只幫到Rainbow一個人,我覺得它就值了。

 

My whole life I’ve struggled with my weight.  I would describe it as a roller coaster.  No sooner did I lose weight I would quickly gain it back.  My first big weight loss challenge came in my early 20s.  I was heavier then I had ever been at 165 pounds on a 5’3 petite frame.  I made a drastic life change and started working out 1-2 hours a day 5 days a week and limiting my calorie intake to no more than 1,200 calories per day.  The results where phenomenal!  In 3 months I lost 30 pounds and felt trim and toned but I was starving.  I missed good food so much!

 

One thing you need to know about me is my love for food.  I love to cook and try new foods.  During my initial weight loss I missed enjoying food.  Over the course of the next 5 years I continued to exercise but didn’t manage my calorie intake.  Gradually I started to gain the weight back.  In my late 20s my weight was back up to 160 pounds.  I started to increase my workout regimen, 2+ hours per day.  I saw the positive effects with 10 pound weight loss in about 1 month but that’s when I hit a plateau.  I continued to work out regularly over the course of the next 3 years but saw no change.  Not only did I not lose weight I started to gain weight.  Maybe it was because I entered my 30s, maybe it was because I was gaining muscle, or maybe it was because I didn’t change what I was eating.

 

I became exhausted and discouraged.  I was so tired of working out all the time and not seeing the effects.  I was working long hours and my energy levels where low.  I decided to give up!  I stopped working out.  Instead I started enjoying my family and friends and started cooking again.  Of course I gained weight.  Over the course of 3 years I put on 30 pounds.  I was happy with my life but not my weight and at the top of my weight gain I was 175 pounds.  I knew I needed to do something different but I didn’t want to go back to starving myself and having no time for me!

 

Then in August of 2015 I spent a couple days with my friend from grad school Sara Tang.  I knew she had written a few books in Chinese about weight loss and blood sugar.  As a counselor by profession I was interested in her research around mental health and diet.  I started asking her questions about her book “Slow Calories vs. Fast Calories: Decoding Weight and Blood Sugar like never before”.  I heard some things that I had never heard before.  I had never thought of food by looking at the fat, protein or sugar grams.  I had never heard that protein and fat balanced blood sugar.  I never thought of how much sugar certain kinds of foods turned into in my body.  I realized that the way I was eating wasn’t really the right way.  I had always thought that the more fruit and veggies I ate the better I was eating.  WRONG!!!

 

Over the course of the next year I started applying the concept of balancing my blood sugar by looking at the carb or sugar grams in the food I wanted to eat.  I increased foods high in protein and natural fats.  I stopped eating processed foods because I didn’t really know what was in them.  I spent most of my time shopping around the outside of the grocery store.  I enjoyed cooking like never before.  I stopped eating pasta and instead started finding joy in creating alternatives to pasta, bread and other comfort foods that I love.  And the results where amazing!  When people ask me about what diet I’m trying I like to say it’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle change.  The first thing I noticed with my lifestyle change was my increase in energy and improved mood.  For the first time in my weight loss roller coaster journey I didn’t feel like I was starving myself.  And I was losing weight!  I ate great food all day every day!  I cooked amazing yummy meals every night.  I started making zucchini as the pasta in my lasagna and spaghetti, cauliflower crust pizzas, cauliflower rice, and spaghetti squash pasta primavera.  I never stopped eating the food I loved I just changed how I was eating it.  I still eat my favorite ice cream or have my favorite glass of wine but instead of having potatoes with dinner I eat a dinner high in protein and veggies then I can have my ice cream or wine right after.

 

It’s been a little over a year since I started this journey and I’m down 35 pounds.  I’m lighter then I have been since I was a teenager.  I feel amazing in every way!  I eat incredible food every day.  I’m more active than ever before but I don’t have the stress of going to the gym for hours every day.  My weight loss journey has been gradual.  I know exactly what I need to do to maintain.  My life is forever changed because my friend Sara Tang took the opportunity to share with me her knowledge in a way that I could understand and appreciate.  I am forever thankful for the gift of her friendship and love!

 

 

 

23 thoughts on “我的根治減肥之路-My weight loss journey

  1. 真的!根治飲食不是在減肥,是一種生活型態與邏輯思維的改變,進而改變人生。但這種大換血的改變需要勇氣,能夠接觸賴老師的根治飲食並實際執行者,是真的有福份的人。

  2. 我也根治飲食1年10個月了。但是仍修復的路上,還未變瘦。但我堅定我的理念,希望可以和rainbow一樣!她好棒!

    我的飲食已經很盡力的調整了,但就差睡眠一直沒達標..而且又還在餵奶,所以進展沒有像大家一樣明顯,有時不免氣餒。但每看到一個成功案例,我就又確信,我有在正確的路上。

    謝謝sara老師~

  3. Rainbow的減肥史是ㄧ般胖子都會走過的相同路徑,而她成功的甩肉瘦身,卻是我們根治飲食的人獨特的成果!我們ㄧ起從[減肥]這個字眼中脫逃,開始快樂飲食,開心生活吧!

  4. 自從接觸老師的書跟影片後…我的生命也改變了,感謝您~
    (報告魔女宇凡老師…我以前的身材就是您口中說的那個…感恩吃地瓜水果的那個人啦!…掩面逃走)

  5. 「…我開始用節瓜薄條代替義大利麵,我以菜花泥做為Pizza的皮,我以菜花粒做為米飯。…」這個,好像看Rainbow示範她的菜色耶!! ^^

  6. 老師
    謝謝妳分享這個成功的經驗. 我因爲胖 被一直愛著的男生拒絕.好友都安慰我 說 是他沒福氣 妳漂亮 心又好 不怕沒人要.但 …..我的感情真的空窗好久 好久 ………久到想不起來了
    我最近很沮喪 想著 為何男生的眼只看到外表 卻不珍惜一顆真誠的心. 唉…..我錯了嗎? 胖 真的錯了嗎?

  7. What a happy news for Rainbow:)
    I think she went through what is called Yo Yo diet, lots of women gone through that especially in USA, Europe.

    Keep up the good work Sara 😀

    1. just saw her at her Wedding, she lost more weight, she looked stunning
      my daughter asked her how much weight she lost, she said she stopped weighing herself since she is absolutely happy with herself.

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