Once I had decided to change my lifestyle and my food, I did exactly what most people do. I started counting the calories of the foods that I was eating. For convenience sake and for ease of tracking, I decided to start tracking my foods with an app that would automatically count the calories for me. I could also track my exercises and movements, showing I was consuming my allowed 1600-1800 calories daily. This is a very common method I’m sure many of you have either begun or do regularly.
One of the most important things I learned through my transformation, is that you need to become mindful of your routines. I was very bad at mindlessly wasting time daily, without actually noticing, or being completely aware that I was actually doing it. I would come home from school or work, warm up my unhealthy high carb and fatty dinner and sit down on the couch for 3-4 hours of mindless television watching. I had formed an unhealthy habit and didn’t even know it.
What motivates you? What reason do you have to work hard or to change yourself?
Based on the lens through which we each see the world, we will each have our own motivations. Some of these may be similar between people, while others motivations may be radically different.
Regardless, if you feel the need or desire to change, you must have a reason to do so.
I get a lot of questions when I meet people who have noticed my transformation. The most common question is “How did you do it?”
People want to know HOW I lost 75 pounds and have managed to keep it off.
I originally wrote this article for The Hearty Soul: The Hearty Soul – Sciatica Article
As a Chiropractor, one of the most common conditions that I see in my office is Sciatica. Lower back pain with radiation into the leg is very common in North America. In fact, just last week, I had a patient come in to my office in such excruciating pain that he actually had to crawl through the hallway on his hands and knees. What exactly causes Sciatica and how can we get rid of it? We must begin by understanding the meaning of the word Sciatica.