I wanted to let you know that I am a HUGE BELIEVER in the Galveston Diet and want to THANK YOU for all of your efforts and constant inspiration.
A little bit about me…I turned 49 on May 12th this year. I’m 5’2″ and weighed 147lbs. For most of my life, I was fortunate to have a fast metabolism and eat whatever I wanted. Of course, having kids (two girls, now ages 13 and 16), I gained some weight. Not a ton, but I never really got back the “skinny minnie” physique as I had.
I noticed in my forties I started gaining weight, and my memory was not what it once was, and I had little energy. My teenagers keep me extremely busy with all of their activities and running them to friends, practices, and parties. To a certain extent, the weight gain made me a little depressed. The memory issues worried me since my dad and grandfather both had Alzheimer’s.
A friend of mine went through early menopause, and she visited an NP that specializes in hormones. I paid a visit to this NP and was happy she ordered a ton of blood work on me vs. the “standard” blood tests. The results showed my hormones were “out of whack” and affecting my memory, energy levels, and weight gain – hence the beginning of menopause. My NP started me on different combinations of vitamins.
When I expressed my concern about the weight gain, guess what the NP recommended? “Eat better and exercise more!” Where have I heard that before? Lol! Believe me, I tried exercising (my nemesis) and eating better. I scoured the internet for diets, healthy recipes, and exercises (look at my Pinterest library). I signed up and bought several diet and exercise programs plus equipment that collected dust. For one reason or another, I got very little results and didn’t stick with them for very long. Basically, money down the drain. :(. Something my husband is never happy about wasting! ;/.
I turned 49 and was not in the shape or health I wanted to be in and was always envious of other women my age that looked better than me. Being in “mid-life,” you do start to think more about your morbidity, and I know I needed to change to be around as long as possible for my family. I hated having to shop for clothes that would “hide” my flaws vs. wearing what I really wanted to wear. Enough was enough! So, back to the internet, I go!
For one reason or another, The Galveston Diet popped up. I connected with the information, and the fact that Dr. Haver had experienced the same problem of gaining weight and her own advice of “eat better and exercise more” wasn’t working! And Dr. Haver is a board-certified OB/GYN. Bonus!! Luckily for me, the program was on sale! Before starting, I read all the science and watched all the videos Dr. Haver posted before diving in. Once completed, I printed the grocery list, and off I went! I jumped in with both feet! Day 1 – 11 hour IF!!! Woah, that was a little rough, but I did it! Just as Dr. Haver said, it gets easier, and it did. One month of IF and eating the foods recommended, I lost 10lbs!!!! YES, 10 LBS!!!!!! That’s a record for me!
My brain fog has lifted, I have more energy I have continued to lose weight and am almost at my goal. Life is getting a little more hectic with going back to work and my daughter’s schedules in full swing, but I now have the right mindset and education to know what is healthy to eat and what is not.
This diet has plenty of science behind it, and Dr. Haver constantly shares that information with her subscribers. The article says, “this can be an expensive diet.” Perhaps, and I’ll be honest, I don’t always buy the “top of the line” foods. But I know when I bought the “fast” and “convenient” foods, my body suffered and hurt tremendously because of those poor choices. So, the “scientific proof” are the results of better overall health of over 35,000 members who have found success at this tumultuous time in their lives.