When I was at my heaviest weight, I was literally categorized as a Diet-Coke-Aholic! I would literally drink 2- 2 liters of it a day! It gave me energy to get stuff done and stay awake during the day.
See, when you are overweight (like I was) it just takes so much more energy to do everyday tasks, like clean your house, make dinner and go to work...
I always drank Diet Coke, but a lot of women believe that if you switch from regular pop (soda) to diet that will help... And that is simply not true.
Diet pop- Instead of sugar, they are sweetened with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose.
Almost every popular sugar-sweetened beverage on the market has a "light" or a "diet" version -- Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Pepsi Max, Sprite Zero, etc.
Diet sodas were first introduced in the 1950s for people with diabetes, though they were later marketed to people trying to control their weight or reduce their sugar intake.
Apply this rule...
To break my Diet Coke Obsession, I made up my own rule.... If this, than that! What does that mean? As humans, we develop habits. The habits we form dictate how we function day to day. They literally rule our daily actions. So the If this, than that rule is basically if you do this then you do that.
To break my habit, I would allow a can of Diet Coke, then before I had another, I HAD to drink a 20 ounce bottle of water. Rinse and repeat. The next week I would increase it to 2- 20 ounce bottles, etc...
Drink black coffee...
0 calories. No artificial sweeteners. Boosts your energy. Black coffee helps in rapid weight loss by making you work out more if you have it 30 minutes before you hit the gym. This is why a trainer sometimes asks you to drink coffee before your session!
Even though there are conflicting studies out there that that make you question if pop (especially diet) are bad for you, I have found that when I drink it, I get hungrier. I used to drink 2- 2 liters a day... Now I can hardly even drink a 20 ounce bottle.
I start feeling hungry (I mean hangry!) and that is not good for weight loss or even maintaining!
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My name is Danielle. I am a mom, author, weight loss coach and creator of the “Diamond Body Image Process™.
I work with strong and determined women with busy lives, who’ve let themselves go for years due to work or taking care of their family. And because of this they are struggling with…
– Standing on your bathroom scale and seeing you are at your highest weight ever so you’ve decided to lose the weight but you don’t know HOW.
– The shame of being overweight is holding you back from being in family photos or videos
– Feel frustrated, fat and uncomfortable because your pants are too tight.
– Feeling embarrassed to be naked in front of your husband and causing you to not be intimate with him yet you want to build a strong bond for a lasting relationship.
And secretly they feel ashamed and embarrassed about their weight. And if they were really honest they would say even though they look happy on the outside, on the inside they feel like a big fat failure and lack the confidence they once had.
For these women, I provide a safe, caring environment for them to be completely honest and open their feelings and fears. I empower them to stop making excuses and blaming their circumstances for being overweight, and instead take personal responsibility for their weight loss, so they can achieve their ideal weight, feel more confident and energized and be their best version of themselves.
I teach my clients simple ways to change their eating habits, exercise habits and transform their mindset through my Diamond Body Image Process™ for long lasting weight loss.
My caring, direct and motivational coaching style inspires women to take action and become the best version of themselves. I teach weight loss from my personal experience. I’ve lost 100 lbs and I’ve kept it off for 7 years. My clients say they feel understood, heard, motivated and they see real results. The profound confidence in each client through weight loss is life changing.