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March 20, 2017

“I’m training for Everest!

When at high altitude, it affects your energy levels, digestion, appetite, and dehydration are very common. However, even though you don’t want to eat or drink anything, you must force yourself, or else you die. Your body can’t rebuild itself, you need the calories just to stay alive. I am training for Everest !

I’m really struggling with eating. not just eating healthy, but eating in general, I have no appetite, never really had one. While I train and workout, I want my body to be able to heal. So just as I would on Everest, I’m making the choice to eat. Just eat in general. Your body can’t lose the weight if it doesn’t know when it getting fed again, so it holds on to everything. It seems like an oxymoron, increasing you calorie intake in order to lose weight.

I’m not a nutritionist, or an expert, and I’m still trying to wrap my brain around it. So I’m relying on the expertise of our nutritionist in this program Andrea Troughton, who is very supportive and has tons of different ideas that might work for you. In our first meeting, she said that we need to enjoy this process, because it’s a LIFESTYLE, not a diet.

Diets are temporary, lifestyle is for life.

I’m getting better at eating more, and healthier.

– I no longer drink 1L of pop a day, instead I drink 3L of water a day.

– I no longer eat a tub of ice cream, I now eat a bowl of yogurt, with fresh berries and granola.

– I’m eating more fruit & veggies, instead of Doritos, chocolate and sour candy.

I know I have a long way to go to maintain a healthy diet, but I feel like I’m making some progress. ”

Thank you Teyler for sharing your progress with us!

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