Help I’m Stuck!
By Meggan Larson
Have you ever gotten to the place where you want to scream “just tell me what to eat and I’ll eat it!”? So frustrated with yo-yo dieting and gaining and losing the same 5-10lbs that you want to rip your hair out? It can be truly infuriating, especially if what you were doing before was successful, and now it’s not. It is so scary to be in a place where you’re just gaining and gaining and you don’t know why. I’ve been there more than once. I’ve been the girl who burst into tears when nothing could hide my stomach. I’ve been the one to refuse a family photo shoot because I didn’t want any proof of my weight gain. I’ve been the girl who didn’t want to go anywhere at all in case I was seen by someone I used to know.
Believe me when I say… I’ve been there…
Sometimes your weight is emotional and sometimes things in your body are just not working correctly. I’ll address the emotions another time but for this article, let’s talk about practical ways to get things moving again. If your endocrine system is out of whack then weight gain can be a symptom of that. It’s important to support the endocrine system so that your hormones are doing what they’re supposed to do. If your metabolism is sluggish, then you’ll gain weight too.
There are some simple ways to get your metabolism revving itself up again and a couple of those are coconut oil and MCT oil. Start incorporating more of those in your diet and more than likely your metabolism will start to work again. MCT oil raises your body’s internal temperature and with it, raises your metabolism. I add it to my coffee every morning. If you’ve never used it before I recommend starting slowly with 1/2 tsp. If you use too much and your body isn’t used to it then you could end up with a cleansing effect if you know what I mean.
I recently watched a testimonial of a girl who had a sluggish thyroid and what she did to change that. Using some key essential oils she was able to lose and keep off 37lbs in just three months. When our bodies aren’t working the way they were designed to then sometimes we need some extra help. Eating salads and starving ourselves isn’t going to change anything. After having lost 60lbs in a year and then gaining most of it back, I am back down to my lowest weight since 2015. I will be sharing several tips on how I’ve done that in two weeks (April 24th) on our FB class “Kickstart Your Weight Loss For Summer”. I’d love to see you there! Join our class group here.
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!