All of Alli’s life, she has always wanted to be taller, smaller, smarter, and good enough to measure up to my friends’ active lifestyles. But due to her weight, Alli felt insecure about how she looked and felt, and believed she could never measure to her friends because Alli wasn’t the most active or athletic. Growing up, Alli was the slightly chubby kid of the class and wore clothes that covered her imperfections. Her mama loved dolling her up in Sunday dresses, matching tights, and Mary Jane shoes when she was five to six-years-old, and she thought she looked like a freak. Alli just wanted to rip off the baby doll clothes and wear a pair of jeans and a t-shirt with sneakers. The only thing Alli loved that her mom bought her were matching cotton dresses and tights. The cotton dresses were very comfortable, and you could wear them anytime. Throughout Alli’s childhood, she only wished to be the size of her friends and be just as active as they were.
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I hope that my book finds you inspired to keep a healthy lifestyle and weight with uplifting prayers and scriptures and recipes and snacks that are full of flavor.
Five Reason’s Why Food is Not the Enemy
When I was in high school and college, I used to obsess over food and the amount of fat, carbs, and protein I was eating in a day. I would constantly think about what I was going to eat at my next meal and whether or not the food I was going to eat would fit into my calorie budget. Before I entered into high school, I tried many diets when I was in the eighth grade to slim down from Atkins to the Mediterranean diet. None of the diet plans really stuck for me until I found Weight Watchers through a relative of mine years later. When I lost between twenty to forty pounds the summer before entering into ninth grade, I went on a diet plan through the local communities weight loss challenge to get fit and healthy which taught me portion control, proper exercise, and scheduling time to meet up with an accountability partner was crucial for me to stick to my weight loss goals. Through their diet, exercise, and accountability partner that I had I reached the weight loss goal that I desired of twenty pounds. Now that you have read a piece of my weight loss journey now I am sharing with you below the five reasons why food is not the enemy.
1. Food is not poison and has no bearing on who you are as a person. For instance, choosing a cookie when you want an apple has no bearing on you as a human being.
2. It is not a measure of who you are as a human being and no one should deprive themselves of the food that they love.
3. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t reach your health or weight loss goal by the end of the week because tomorrow is a new day and you can get back on that horse and start again.
4. Food will never not be food.
5. Food is not a measure of your strength.
I hope that my story and advice I have given you today has helped you realize that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to and that food is not the enemy. We are built to thrive and not just live. Food is supposed to be fuel for our bodies which helps use do our daily activities and care for ourselves and the important people in our lives.