I was a bit of a chubby kid. The first time I remember being called fat was as I swung across the monkey bars on the playground in second grade as my schoolmate Johnny yelled out, “Hey Fatso! Move!”
The first time I remember thinking about losing weight was when I was 7 years old. Even typing that right now makes me a little teary. No little girl should be wasting energy worrying about being fat.
I was raised macrobiotic vegan – so no meat or dairy and lots of root vegetables, sea vegetables and grains. The grains were the problem. As a kid I didn’t love vegetables so I filled up mostly on brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, millet, bread, and fruit juice sweetened cookies and crackers. I thought this was a healthy approach because it was low in fat and vegetarian. But the way my body reacted to all those carbohydrates was by expanding my little belly and making me a bit rotund. Cute, but chubby.
The thing about being a chubby kid is that you never quite get over it. Even when I began to lean out with the combination of puberty and dance in high school and college I still saw myself as fat. I don’t remember a time in high school or college that I wasn’t conscious of my weight and being in the process of trying to lose at least 5 pounds at all times. I danced up to 3 hours a day, 6 days a week in college and found myself skipping meals from time to time in an attempt to keep my weight down. It was pretty awful to be thinking about trying to get thin all the time and not ever really having a grasp on how to do it. I just kept exercising my little buns off and trying different diets like throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what would stick.
Then I read a book called Healthy For Life by Dr. Ray Strand. I’ll never forget the revelation I had while reading it on vacation during my junior year of college.
Reading about a concept known as low-glycemic eating and implementing this eating style into my life freed me from the battle with my body that had been raging for over 14 years.
Suddenly, I understood the science behind what happened in my body when I ate certain things. I understood why I blew up as a little girl from a steady diet of grains and fruit juice sweetened cookies. I understood for the first time that fat doesn’t make us fat but instead, sugar and refined carbohydrates do. For the first time in my life I felt like I actually had control over my cravings, and as long as I followed a low-glycemic diet at least 80% of the time, I barely dealt with cravings at all anymore.
Life changing wouldn’t even begin to describe the impact low-glycemic eating had on me. Learning to eat in a way that didn’t spike my blood sugar certainly helped my jeans fit better and helped keep my stomach flat, but more importantly it set me free. I was no longer on a constant craving and crash cycle.
- My moods were more stable.
- My skin cleared up.
- I slept better.
- I had more mental clarity.
And the emotional energy I had spent on constantly thinking about whether or not something I was putting in my mouth was going to make me fat could now be turned towards far more productive and less self-destructive endeavors – like enjoying my life!
I’m telling you this story because if you’ve ever experienced feeling trapped by your sugar or refined carbohydrate cravings, I want to offer you a solution. I created The Foxy Bod Program to guide people who want to lose weight, free themselves from their cravings, and feel foxy using practical, clinically proven strategies to do exactly that…and more.
Low-glycemic eating set me free when I was 21 years old and I’ve fallen more and more in love with my body ever since. I want the same for you because every woman (and man) on the planet deserves to feel amazing about how they feel and about how they look. And they deserve the inner health that goes along with a glowing, foxy exterior.
The Foxy Bod Program registration is now open through Monday, June 11th.
Here’s what one recent participant had to say:
I have tried at least 7 other programs to help my body get off sugars and cravings, and RESET is by far the easiest and most successful program that I’ve used. It’s the first time I was able to stick with it, because of the support I got from Kate and because of how the program is structured. I was able to kick my sugar cravings, lost weight, my skin cleared up, my digestion improved, I had SO much energy, I started to crave vegetables instead of cookies and overall I just felt empowered that I was able to complete it with success. I’m continuing with the Maintenance program and I’m thrilled how that is working too. I don’t feel deprived, and I feel that it is becoming easier and easier to make great choices for my body. One of my main goals was to get my body back in touch with its natural cravings, versus artificial ones. I’m happy to say that I’ve accomplished that with the help of Kate and The Foxy Bod! Christina Attiken, Los Angeles, CA
Let’s get foxy.