by Fränzi Ng, Ed.D., TFT-Dx, RCT • www.DrNg.net
I was sitting on the sofa with my 5-year old reading stories when he suddenly exclaimed in amazement: “Mommy, how do you do that?!” He was pointing at my tummy.
There it was, sticking out like a soccer ball, plump and solid.
Unfortunately, it was not due to another pregnancy or bad posture. No, my son simply pointed out the obvious: mommy had a gut.
For some reason, I was not able to reciprocate my son’s enthusiasm and admiration.
Instead, I felt embarrassed to see myself like that. However, I was not ready to do anything about it. Not yet.
The life-changing insight did not come until about a month later when my husband and I were sitting in an elegant Vancouver restaurant, enjoying a sumptuous lunch buffet. That’s when it hit me like a ton of bricks – or a barrel of liposuction fat:
“I cannot go on living like this! I cannot go on pretending that every meal is an all-you-can-eat feast, and he or she who eats the most, wins. I don’t think this will be good for my waist line!”
What waist line?
It was on this late December morning that I found the resolve to change my ways with food. My desire to be slim, fit, and healthy was over 40 lbs. slowly and steadily. It is a personal transformation that changed my life in many wonderful and sometimes surprising ways. Read more