I have lost 45 pounds so far in 4 months and it has been easy! Yes, I said easy because I am eating such a diverse selection of food, creatively prepared and deliciously pleasing to the taste buds.
Three months of keto-style and now a month of vegan style eating. I think more than the ideas of what I'm eating, the thoughts of why I'm eating what I eat is what makes a difference on the difficulty level. I have been doing these not-diet-diets as a self-challenge.
The first one was to see if I could go without tortilla chips and also to see if I could even handle eating meat, cheese, etc. I thought I was going to have a devastating physical reaction to eating heavy foods but amazingly I didn't. I lost weight quickly and continuously, eating bacon, cream cheese, meat, olives, salads, and cheddar cheese, along with other foods. It was fun and effective. It worked! 35 pounds of fat fell off me to my surprise.
Then I challenged myself to give up meat and dairy for oats and fruit. It has been wonderful eating fresh fruits again and grains. I've lost an additional 10 pounds in July. I am going to keep challenging myself along the way, refining the food choices in order to get a variety of vitamins and nutrients into my body and in order not to create any lazy habits. Once some more weight comes off, I am confident that I will then challenge myself in the area of exercise. I
have no doubt that I have changed my lifestyle not just tried a couple of diets. It's the mindset that makes you win. I don't feel like I've given up anything. I feel like I'm taking back my life for the first time in my life.