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Emily Kicked Her Food Cravings And Lost 105 Pounds

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | Emily Kicked Her Food Cravings And Lost 105 PoundsName: Emily Boller
Age: 50
Height: 5’8″
Before Weight: 238 pounds

How I Gained It: I grew up on a farm and was always physically active. My dad was an avid gardener, so we always had lots of fresh, colorful vegetables and fruit to eat. We seldom ate out, and desserts and junk food were reserved only for special occasions.

But when I went off to college, it didn’t take long before I became addicted to unhealthy, processed foods, like creamy pastas, casseroles, and rich desserts. I started using food as a way to escape the pressure of college life. I was athletic, and running four miles a day, so I easily burned off the extra calories, until I got married and had five children. With each baby, I became less active. The pounds started to pile on as I picked at my kids’ leftover Happy Meals and macaroni and cheese.

I was trapped at 238 pounds for more than 20 years. I attempted just about every diet on the market, but could only survive so long on nutrient-restrictive eating. Plus, my focus was always on a quick fix rather than changing my lifestyle.

By the time I was 47, I had many of the typical obesity-related healthy problems: pre-diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Breaking Point: My wake-up call came in the spring of 2008 when my blood pressure reached 157/94. I was diagnosed with coronary artery disease five years prior, so I knew I was sitting on a time bomb: It was no longer a matter of if I’d have a heart attack or stroke, but when.

How I Lost It: On July 10, 2008 I began following the nutritional recommendations in Eat to Live, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., and after four weeks I’d lost 20 pounds. A year later I was 100 pounds lighter, and no longer craved high-salt, high-fat, or processed foods. Plus, I no longer had pre-diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure. My joints stopped aching, my back pain went away, I had more energy, and my mood lifted as well.

It’s been over three years since I changed my eating habits. The best thing about getting rid of my food cravings is that the weight stays off. I turned 50 this year, and I feel better and have more energy now than I did in my late 20s!

Source: huffingtonpost

Originally posted 2013-02-24 12:24:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

22 Comments

  1. Tara Overton

    August 18, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Great job.. I know about the weight loss journey. I have been on mine since oct 2012. Keep up the good work.

  2. Lynn Conner

    August 18, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Good job

  3. Claire Bellavia

    August 18, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Emily looks amazing and I bet she feels awesome! Go girl 🙂 x

  4. Candace Mills

    August 18, 2015 at 4:45 am

    THIS IS AWESOME.

  5. Sandra Sinclair Chittum

    August 17, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    What a difference! You look great!!

  6. Shelly Enz

    August 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    You look beautiful!

  7. Sharon Montgomery

    August 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Wonderful!

  8. Melody McCollister Kane

    August 17, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing!! And kuddos to you Fantastic. Phenomenal. You should be ecstatic with yourself. What a great example!!! 🙂

  9. Erin Dentinger

    August 17, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Congrats!!! Great job!!!

  10. Lesley Manley McVean

    August 17, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Funny I’ve never been this heavy but I’m getting closer to the end of a five plus year battle for a divorce and I’m happier! Just the thought of trusting and sharing times with friends then I’ll hustle to get the weight down!

  11. Shelley Harrison-Coursey

    August 17, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    You can for sure!!! Just need the right guidance ♡

  12. Audrey Wheeler

    August 17, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    <3

  13. Mary Hake Christman

    August 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Wow! You look amazing!

  14. Christine de la Garza

    August 17, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Incredible! And so inspiring! You don’t look the same – you look 20+ years younger!

  15. Yolanda Reed-ludd

    August 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Awesome

  16. Weslyn May Browning

    August 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    And you look 20 years younger!

  17. Carol L Pitts Wood

    August 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Way to go I sure do wish I could do that

  18. Marsha Haynes Stephens

    August 17, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Weigh to go!

  19. Sailbisha Jones

    August 17, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Yayy! Way to go!

  20. Dee Ann

    August 17, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    She looks years younger! We’ll done!

  21. Della And-Tony

    August 17, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Well done (y) I wish I could be this successful.

  22. Denny Wickham

    August 17, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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