Aussie Grandma Sheds More Than 30kg Without Doing Exercise
Many people would have made New Year's resolutions either when the clock struck midnight or in the morning when their heads would have been feeling a bit rough.
A huge portion of those self-promises would be related to their weight and wanting to shed some of those extra pounds that might have been put on during annual spell of Christmas gluttony. Unfortunately, there will have been some people who might have strayed from their 1 January plans and given up - but this story might get you back on track.
Introducing Ana Reyes, a 50-year-old grandma from Sydney who managed to get rid of 3.15 kilograms (4.9 stone/69 pounds) by following a simple, but strict diet that worked to get rid of her cravings for sweets.
'I've gone from a very depressed state, to feeling fabulous and confident about myself," she's told the Daily Mail. "As my grandkids would say, I'm 50 and fabulous.
"Many people believe a diet restricts you from eating completely, however that was not the case.
"Throughout the process I stuck to fruits for breakfast, like apples and strawberries, with some plain yogurt. My lunches consisted of salads with protein and vegetables and for dinner I ate a lot of steak and fish.
"I never thought I would be this content with the way I look. I'm just really happy, not only physically but mentally. This has completely changed my life"
Ana admits that getting onto the strict regime was tough because at the start your body is still craving that sugar kick. Addiction to sugar is like any other addiction and your brain will get pretty upset if at some point it's not getting its daily (or hourly) hit.
According to CNN, there are four major stages of addiction: bingeing, withdrawal, craving and cross-sensitisation, which is when you swap one addiction for another.
Ms Reyes certainly experienced the brunt of that, but thankfully she says once those cravings started to fade away, she found she had more energy to get her through the day.
She says before she started her weight loss journey, she didn't socialise because she was so self-conscious of her weight. She claims she couldn't walk up stairs or even paint her toe nails because of her lack of fitness and belly bulge.
Lucky for her, that's all in the past and she now feels like a new woman.
If Ana can do this at age 50, surely you can do it whatever your age - just remember that a bit of exercise can't hurt.
Sources: Daily Mail
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