A Corn Chips And Ice Cream Moment Begins Lifelong Low-Carb Journey

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ May 14, 2007

Darleen went from 212 to 136.5 pounds–looks and feels fantastic!

Hearing personal stories about livin’ la vida low-carb success NEVER gets old. How much more invigorating does it get than to hear how real people have been able to shed the pounds quickly and permanently with a healthy nutritional approach?

Such is the case with a 58-year old woman named
. She’s that remarkable woman at the top of this post who used to be a miserable 212-pounder with all the aches and pains that come from being obese.

“I was feeling it big time,” Darleen recalled. “It was not all that uncommon for me to be out of breath at the slightest exertion, have rashes in the folds of my skin, and a bunch of other health issues were cropping up.”

When you are going through all of these kinds of health problems due to your obesity, it’s very difficult for people who haven’t been in this situation themselves to understand why you would stay there. But it happens until something finally clicks in your head to wake you up and shake you back to reality. For Darleen, it happened one day after work.

“Since I had no energy, I spent the evening munching on corn chips and bowls of ice cream while reading books and thought to myself, ‘Is this all there is to life?’” Darleen exclaimed.

Soon thereafter, Darleen put some feet to her desire to lose weight and get healthy by joining the popular gym called Curves and then read several diet books including Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution and The South Beach Diet. Additionally, she supplemented her knowledge with articles about eating more protein and less starchy foods.

Darleen had tried Weight Watchers and their low-calorie weight loss plan in her 20′s, but she described it as “torture.”

“I was hungry all the time and lost 1/4 pound a week or nothing,” she remembered. “I didn


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