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The Demon Slayer


Ryan Lazalier took this photograph of me. He titled it "The Demon Slayer".

I love the analogy regarding how mid-life personally feel about fat loss and getting fit as a female in mid life. We have to fight our phobias and fears about thinking hormones will stop us from becoming fit. We must all slay those demons and not believe the lies.

There are several lies perpetuated in society:

  • You must eat breakfast

  • You must eat at certain times

  • You must eat certain foods

  • Good food and bad food myths

  • You will go into starvation mode

  • You will break your metabolism

  • You must eat every two hours

We are all different and we must experiment to find foods that work for each of us.

One of the main reason diets don't work is there is no one size fits all. Sometimes there are so many rules and restrictions that we all just go crazy eating what we have deprived ourselves of and then that's when we go back up the yo-yo.

If we don't eat as much as everyone around us we are told we are "starving" ourselves or that we eat like a bird. But the bottom line is that the smaller you are the smaller your metabolism is. I am barely over 5 feet tall. I'm practically kid size. That means I need less food. At least half as much food as my over 6-foot tall husband.

It does not matter when you eat, or when you don't eat. Fasting is okay. Humans have been fasting since the beginning of mankind for spiritual purposes and out of necessity (hunter-gatherer).

Breakfast is merely the first meal of the day, regardless of the time. The food you wish to eat at that time can be anything you want, I like soup in the winter and actually most of the year.