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!

 

 

 

21 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?

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