As many of you know, I have been working on this book for quite some time. My goal is to get it out before Christmas!
No Fricken Weigh – Strong is Better Than Skinny!
This is NOT a Diet Book.
This is NOT a Fitness Book.
With the millions of these programs on the market, everyone should be thin, fit and happy. Yet, we still have an obesity epidemic!
There is something missing, something that keeps us from applying what we should already know.
This is why I aim to close the gap.
If ever you:
- have been obsessed with losing weight
- starved yourself
- have weighed yourself more than once a day
- eaten crappy food when you weren’t hungry
- lost weight and gained it back
- wanted to be skinny
- let a little machine control your mood for the day
- wanted a permanent solution
then this book can help you! Let’s dig in!
WHO THE HECK IS TRACEE (and why should I trust her)?
I have been on every diet you can think about. Starting when I was about 10 years old and not overweight, but remember always wanting to be skinny so eating Atkins with my chronically dieting, overweight parents who were always on one plan or another.
Suffering on Cambridge, Herbalife, Diet Center, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Beverly Hills Diet, the Zone, Southbeach, Cabbage Soup, and I even tried Hypnosis. The crazy thing was, I was never really overweight. Never over 150 lbs, unless pregnant!
I basically hate dieting. And cannot stick to any deprivation, starvation, restrictive, program no matter what!
As I said, this book is not about a diet, this is a lifestyle program to “Ditch the Diet and Crowd out the Crap”
When a certain program tells you what not to eat, what’s the first thing you want to do? Eat it!
When on a low carb program, what do you crave? Carbs!
How about low fat diets? We crave fat? (and we don’t poo L)
Our bodies need all of the food groups to thrive…..except junk food of course!
We are Bio Individual….look it up! Our bodies are all different. Our issues with food are not the same. What we need to do is heal our relationships with ourselves, with our bodies, and with our food.
Draw the line in the sand and decide this is it! You deserve to be happy, confident, have more energy, and love your life!
Trust me and know that I too have struggled with food and my weight all my life, On my quest for skinny, I jacked up my metabolism really bad! I should be fat, really fat! (Disclaimer – One of my clients says to just call him fat, he hates the word obese….so that’s my new word)
Fast forward through my tumultuous teenage year, I got married, and had kids. Best time of my life since I loved being pregnant and eating whatever I wanted. Heck I was gong to get fat anyways, may as well enjoy it. Gained about 35-40 lbs each time and always lost it easily. Loved raising my 3 little boys. However…..
- I was the Mom who took her kids to collect every Happy Meal Toy in the collection
- I was addicted to Diet Coke and let my kids drink soda
- I used to love Taco Bell bean burritos
- I fed my kids Tony’s pizza, mac n cheese, and most other crappy foods!
- I could power through a whole box of red vines, milk duds, or a large movie popcorn
- I had many bad habits – but will not bore you with ALL my dirty laundry
Breaking bad habits isn’t easy, but it was all worth it!
I remember when I used to wake up and weigh myself, after going pee, when I was stark naked. Then I would go have a cup of coffee to stimulate my bowels. Once ready, I would go back to the bathroom and weight myself again, go poo, and weigh myself a third time. I would take the difference between weigh in number three and weigh in number two and subtract that from weigh in number one to get my “real weight” for that day to write in the sacred record book. Reading this now exhausts me. Geez.
Scale obsession was a real deal for me. If my weight was higher than I wanted I was usually down in the dumps, feeling fat and obsessing over it. Vowing to starve myself that day & exercising twice. If it was lower, it often would be Carte Blanche and a trip to Fro Yo .
Finally in a desperate measure to save my sanity, I decided to throw the scale away…only to be stopped by my hubby who enjoyed stepping on it daily as well. He is equally obsessed but not emotionally attached so I guess it works for him.
The whole game changed when I went I started reading about nutrition. Which led to my excitement to attend Integrative Nutrition in NYC.
You see, I have always loved fitness, just had no clue how important nutrition was. And now I know it is the most important component to our health!
“Biceps are made in the gym, but abs are made in the kitchen”
P.S. There are writing exercises scattered in the book. So either purchase a notebook or write on the space provided. And do yourself a favor, take a break, put the book down and simply complete the exercise. This is not a sprint, it’s a marathon and the finish line will be so worth your effort, so enjoy the journey.
Namaste! (the Spirit within me honors and respects the Spirit within you)