Losing weight and getting lean requires discipline, but beach life can make that transition easier and seem more supportive. People over weight are often not exercisers, but exercise at the beach is easier because the ocean can distract you from the pain.
The biggest requirement to losing weight is selecting what you eat and making it a daily habit. I don’t believe in pain here either. I think you take a long term view and wind up at your high school weight then stay there for the rest of your life.
The closer you get to a raw diet, the faster the weight will come off your body. The reason you lose the right weight is that the body lets go of the poisons it has encapsulated in fat (french fries, chocolate cake, etc) because it recognizes the new food coming in (fruit, vegetables, nuts, proteins, avocados) and it realizes now it won’t starve.
My trip to the Street Faire we have in Oceanside each Thursday allows me to buy some basics like strawberries, squash, lettuce, avocados, and tomatoes. At Trader Joe’s I get kale, broccoli, nuts, raisins, bananas, apples, cantaloupe, 10 grain oat meal, olive oil, beans, brown rice, and grass fed chicken. Now I have the basics of a healthy diet.
I have the fruit and oat meal for breakfast followed by a protein shake after I surf or ride my bike. For lunch I have a chicken vegetable medley that starts with olive oil, garlic, and onion. For dinner I start with a giant salad and after an hour have a chicken vegetable mix with beans or brown rice. For dessert I have two peanut butter cookies.
For late night snack I go back to a protein shake or oat meal or fruit.
The secret is what you don’t see on this page. No soda, flour, much sugar, fried food, much canned food or packaged food and luckily no restaurant food. Not everyone can prepare all their own meals, but the closer you get the better.
I went from 220 pounds to 175 in 4 years, which is what I weighed in high school engaging in two sports. Now I am an active surfer and bike rider, but the diet is still the key.
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