O.K, I am a changed woman. I am a former exercise junkie who made sure she consumed her 80-100 grams of protein a day via whey shakes, chicken, fish, eggs, skim milk in order to support her muscles. No, I am not "muscular", but I was sculpted. I am 36 and only 5'0. I used to be overweight and went on nutrisystem to lose the weight. I was successful. I lost the weight and kept it off, but it has been exhausting. Consuming the protein, lifting weights, watching the carbs, etc. I never really liked "meat", so I mostly met my requirement with protein shakes, eggs, and dairy.
I kept this up for YEARS. I always struggled with acne FOREVER and I HAD to exercise to keep the weight off. The idea of eating RICe was not even an option.
Then my angel came on Oprah- Alicia. THANKYOU. I read her book. I then read about macrobiotics and was hooked! I only do yoga and pilates (If I feel like it) - I dropped another 7 pounds without even thinking about it- and my skin is AMAZING!!!!!! My anxieties are gone and my mind is clear. I lift weights a little, but only to keep toned. I love food. I love carbs. I hate meat and dairy. I love hemp milk! lOVE IT! I am so changed. I am free from this protein prison I created for myself. I don't do the superhero plan 100%. I am kind of a vegan/superhero. I do what feels right for me. I just don't eat dairy/meat/ sugar/artificial sweets/ and seriously limit processed foods. I feel so good, so free, so light. Thanks Alicia- I grew up with you (as a teen). Never would have I thought that the Aerosmith girl would change my life. Life is so funny. Don't give up out there!
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