Prepper Health – Weight Loss
Like I said, I’ve been focusing on my health for the last couple years, I run for 45 minutes, every day or two, on my elliptical machine. I can do between 4-5 miles in 45 minutes.
The problem is exercise makes me hungry. This leads to me justifying , or rationalizing, more binge eating.
“Well, I’ve been working out, I can eat another double cheese burger!”
“I can eat a full order of Mozzarella sticks, because I exercise.”
That thinking has ballooned me up to almost 270lbs. Not good, not cool. This probably wouldn’t be a problem if I was 15-20 years younger.
Preppers need to be healthy. I’m learning this stuff as I go, just as you are. Some of us are chubby, if we want to survive, and cut down health risks, we need to exercise AND maintain a healthy weight.
Being overweight can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, in some cases diabetes and many other ailments. Not a great situation for those of us who plan to survive some apocalypse or natural disaster.
I’ve implemented some diet changes and have already seen a loss of 5lbs in just a couple weeks.
What have I done?
Lots of salads.
Salads without cheese. I’ll allow myself a tad bit of grilled chicken, some onions, maybe some almonds or sunflower seeds, but mostly good old fashioned lettuce.
I also avoid fatty, but delicious salad dressings.
I’m not a fan of plain lettuce, but I did take an idea from a buddy of mine, named Jack.
Jack lost about a million pounds in 1 year. Ok, it wasn’t really a million, but I’ll bet it was more than 100lbs.
He turned me on to a fat free, and almost no calories salad dressing alternative.
I mix balsamic vinegar (the balsamic vinegar mind you, not the balsamic vinaigrette) and some brown mustard or Dijon mustard together and use it instead of salad dressing. It’s zesty and zippy and very tolerable, if not delicious.
Sometimes when I’m in a hurry, I’ll just toss the lettuce and grilled chicken in a wrap, or tortilla, and put the mustard and balsamic vinegar on separately.
I also allow myself unlimited snacks…of fruit. I can graze on fruit all day long. I’m not hungry, I’m eating, I’m just eating better.
5lbs down, about 50lbs to go.
This prepper is getting serious about his Prepper Health. Let’s do this thing!