Finding Balance

Dara Dietz

Finding my balance has been my goal this year.  Discovering what works and what will not.  Since beginning the latest part of this healing journey that is my life, the personal revelations just keep coming.  To quickly recap the past few years.  In August 2017 I began the perfect weight loss program for me.  By January 2019, my weight had dropped 220 pounds.  At that point I began a new journey.  I have been trying out all different types of food programs, looking for what is right for me.   The balance has been found; I am finally comfortable with my food program.

I am ready to share what is working.  There are so many diet books out there but one I recently came across, “How not to Diet” has validated so many of the parts that are working for me.  In his book, Dr. Michael Greger MD, pulls all the research together to prove what is truth.  With the science to back up my choices life have gotten much easier.

So here is what works for me.

I get on the scales twice a day, first thing in the morning and last thing at night.  Knowing I will be weighing before bed encourages me not to eat in the evening. 

My day begins with a trip to the walking trail or a walk on my treadmill before I eat or drink anything.  After my morning workout I consume three drinks over the next hour.  4 tablespoons of Superfood in water, psyllium husk fiber in a glass of water, Hot Lemon Aid drink (1 tsp. Cayenne,  ½ oz Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon juice to taste in water)

My one meal for the day is sometime between 2pm & 4 pm

The weight watcher points program is perfect gage to keep my portions and amount of food right. 

A Vegan/Vegetarian  food program provides all I need.  I tried adding animal products last year and it just did not work.  After reading “How not to Diet” I understand why the Keto food program failed to take my weight down.  I was able to maintain my weight on the Keto program but did not lose.  He has a whole chapter on the Keto diet and explains exactly what it does and why it will not work.

After work in the late afternoon, when weather permits, Michael and I enjoy a walk on the local walking trail. 

Food Program: No Sugar,  No white flour.  Using Honey, or Maple Syrup is fine.  All other fruits, Veggies, grains, nuts, etc. are fine. 

Finding what will work and what did not has taken two years.  The emotional growth and faith in myself that I will continue to be able to make the good choices has not come easily.  Along with feeling more balanced than I think I ever have I can see the weight dropping again.  One day soon the final pound will fall off and I will have unwrapped the woman God created me to be.  

About Dara Dietz

Dara D Dietz is co-founder with her Husband of H.E.A.L. Marketplace, a private Natural Healing Association. As a teacher and counselor she has been supporting the members of H.E.A.L. with Natural Healing information and herbal supports since 1998. She continues to maintain strong ties to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since healing her own kidney ailments she has assisted thousands of people in discovering and using natural herbal remedies. Dara has written and compiled numerous articles on a wide variety of natural healing topics. Drawing from her own healing experiences and borrowing from the vast wisdom of natural healers long departed, she continues to provide H.E.A.L.’s international membership with down to earth natural healing wisdom in H.E.A.L.’s bi-weekly newsletters. Dara and her husband currently reside in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.
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