A Healthier Leaner Me I CAN DO THIS with ACV!
I'm a tall woman that stepped on the scale 11 days ago and saw 254 lbs. so I've vowed to make a lifestyle change.
I don't have any special events coming up, I am not doing this because it's a new year or for anyone but myself...I've had enough of sitting down and feeling uncomfortable because my jeans were digging into my belly.
I've had enough of looking at this double chin every time I looked in the mirror.
I've had enough of these love handles and rolls of fat on my back.
Now on to the ACV...
I have used ACV quite often over the years for my hair and for my skin (toners and facial masks). I have used it for drinks as well but I was never consistent.
Although it's only been 10 days I am LOVING the changes so far.
First this is what I do...
In the morning I fill up a 32 oz. plastic cup that has a cover (the kind you get at sporting events) with room temp distilled water. I've been putting 2 tablespoons of Braggs ACV in it along with a half teaspoon of Manuka honey. I drink half the water.
Wait about 15 mins. then have breakfast (usually just a healthy cereal with rice milk and a piece a fruit or oatmeal with raisins.) I finish the rest of the water within the hour.
About an hour and a half later I workout at home for about 20 - 30 mins. doing a mixture of DVD videos and getting on my mini stair stepper. When I'm done working out I'll drink a glass of water eat a Nutragrain type bar.
Around noon I prepare another ACV/water cocktail and drink half of it. 15 mins. later I'll have lunch (something like a turkey salad with veggies and fruit). An hour later I'll do Pilates for about 15 - 20 mins.
For a mid-afternoon snack I'll have something like regular water, a homemade fruit smoothie, tea or chocolate milk (the powered kind but I use water) with unsalted cashews or crackers.
Fifteen minutes before dinner I'll finish the remaining 16 oz. of the ACV cocktail from earlier.
Doing this for 10 days has got me down to 244 lbs!!! That's 10 lbs. in 10 days folks!!! In the first 5 days I lost 7 lbs.! People have already noticed my weight loss too which inspires me further.
Although I have been going to the restroom like crazy and waking up in the middle of the night to go (both ways---sorry!) my mind is clearer, I have much more energy, all cravings are gone (I HAD a sweet tooth), my face and stomach are getting slimmer and my clothes are fitting much, much better! This is just a start though and I'm not stopping.
So along with drinking ACV (4 tablespoons per day) and drinking approximately 80 oz. of water everyday, what's been helping me is changing my mindset about food (eating to live not living to eat), getting active along with watching the calories. I am not starving myself or doing strenuous exercise.
I truly hope my words and/or routine helps someone out there.