This isn’t a sales gimmick or fad diet, this… my friends, is my real life. And I’m so excited to share with you that I’ve lost 20 pounds in 1 week. I wanted to write this post to help others, like me, who are struggling with their weight and worried about their health, there is hope for all of us!Here’s the thing. I’ve been eating a healthy diet of real foods for several years, yet I’ve continues to struggle with my weight, just as I did 10-15 years ago when I ate more of a standard american diet.But see here’s the thing, every one’s idea of ‘healthy’ is vastly different so I feel it’s necessary to explain my healthy diet so you can understand…

  • I buy local, know my farmer and grow my own food
  • I hunt and gather
  • I eat organic, free-range and grass fed
  • I don’t eat processed foods or drink soda
  • Vegetables are my favorite
  • I don’t over do it with the protein
  • I get plenty of healthy fats.
  • I rarely go out to eat, so I eat mostly my own home cooked from-scratch meals
  • I’ve been gluten-free for 5 years and mostly grain-free for 3 years
  • When I eat dairy, it’s Raw, from A2 cows raised exclusively on organic pasture
  • I drink water like a boss (it’s practically all I drink)
  • I eat fermented foods regularly
  • Have bone broth several times a week
  • Dessert and sweets aren’t my thing, I rarely eat them

I’m no where near perfect, but do my best to be 95% of the time. Now that we are on the same page, you can see with my all general standards, I’ve got this healthy eating thing down pat. So, why on earth am I still overweight???I must be eating too much and totally lazy then – right? I mean calories in/calories out, duh.Nope.Despite the fact that the whole calories in/calories out theory is total BS and just plain irrelevant to weight management….. I’ve played with eating less and eating more, I’ve manipulated my macros – but have only been successful at not exponentially gaining weight. And I have regularly incorporated intermittent fasting into my lifestyle for the past few years.I’m an active homesteader, my average day is 10k steps plus I routinely lift heavy things like carrying 50# bags of chicken feed and 3 gallons chicken waterers to the coop. When weather permits we enjoy long multiple-mile hikes in the mountains and we have a large garden that needs tending. And then there our dogs, Hercules & Argos, who need walks and play time. I’m not sitting around on my ass folks.I could go on and on, explaining all the wonderful things I do for my health. But you know what, I think you get my point.So, there HAS to be some underlying healthy issue that needs tackled, right??My blood work comes back fine, with solid cholesterol numbers and good A1C. My thyroid has been checked every way possible. Ruled out PCOS. I had a little adrenal fatigue in 2014 when I finished my first cookbook, but I’ve since healed it. Only my fasting blood glucose is only on the high side of ‘normal’.I’ve been there and done that, when it comes to diets and testing. So, with all do respect, I beg of you, please don’t try to tell me what I’ve done wrong and how I need to become vegan or anything obviously against my fundamental human existence. I’m happy that you found your best healthy life, but we are all totes unique individuals and there is no one-size-fits all perfect diet.I’ve researched until my eyes crossed. I’ve read so many exellent articles on

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