I couldn’t lose weight and I had fallen into such a state of depression that I didn’t even want to hang out with my friends. I basically just went to work and came home like a zombie with no social life.
It wasn’t always this way though.
In fact, I had always been fairly active until I started gaining weight for no understandable reason!
Until I started gaining weight, I had always considered myself fairly athletic. I played tennis and basketball in high school. I wasn’t the star or anything but they drilled us pretty hard and I stayed in shape.
Everyone told me I had a great figure until I hit my mid-twenties. It seemed like all of a sudden, my butt and thighs started ballooning out and I developed a ring of belly fat. It quite literally happened over the course of maybe half a year.
The changes were extremely noticeable and the reasons for my weight gain were inexplicable. My friends started to suggest we didn’t order dessert when we went out and they dropped other not so subtle hints that I needed to lose weight.
I was freaking out to say the least!
I went on a low carb diet and then a paleo diet. That seemed to slow down the fat I was gaining but it didn’t help me actually lose any!
So then I decided exercise was the answer. I joined a gym with a girlfriend and she and I signed up for aerobics classes.
I lost a little weight doing that but really not much, and certainly not enough in my butt and thighs. During that time, I actually hung clothes over the full length mirror in my bedroom so I would not have to see my rotund self first thing in the morning!
I also used the gym equipment to work on my belly fat and to grow my muscles because I was told women start to lose muscle mass in their mid twenties and if I grew more muscle, I’d burn off my fat more quickly.
However, no matter what I did, I never seemed to lose much fat. I was so discouraged. I felt like I must not be exercising right or eating right but I was honestly trying to do all the right things. It just didn’t seem to be working very well!
After that, I got increasingly depressed. I would mope around the house on the weekends not really wanting to be seen in public.
I would make late night runs to the grocery store so I would not run into my friends. However, that didn’t always work and when I ran into people I knew but hadn’t seen in a while, I was mortified because I could tell by how they looked at me, they wondered how and why I had gained all that weight!
It seems like every time that happened, I ended up comforting myself with junk food, but that only made the problem worse and I gained even more weight.
My Mom and aunt came over one day saying they were taking me to coffee. We actually ended up getting coffee at a kiosk and then taking it to a park.
They told me they wanted me to take a good look at the other women at the park. They asked me who did I want to look like in 5, 10, 20 years from now. There were some very over-weight women in the park that day, women who weighed a lot more than me even.
My Mom and aunt made me realize where I was heading if I didn’t do something to stop putting on fat. I started to really cry and I blubbered out all the things I had tried to lose weight.
I told them how it had all failed and how I felt miserable. I finally admitted to them how depressed I had been. They both hugged me and vowed to find a way for me to lose weight. My aunt insisted that first I needed to see a doctor to find out if there was some medical issue that was causing my inexplicable weight gain.
However, the doctor ended up telling me I just needed to eat less fat and exercise more! This was after spending only three minutes with me and treating me less than human. Thanks — NOT!
My Mom ended up being my super hero when she heard about Beta Switch from a lady at her church who had lost about seventy pounds and was looking better than she had in three decades!
My Mom pulled her aside one day after services and told her how wonderful she looked and asked if she could share her secret. That’s when she heard about Beta Switch by Sue Heintze. She called me before she even left the parking lot that day and told me to look it up online.
After reading about the Beta Switch program and even browsing through a couple different Beta Switch reviews, I was both excited and skeptical.
I called my Mom and read to her some of what it said about the program. I said, “What if this is a scam? I’ll just be wasting my money and my time.” My Mom, however, insisted I immediately get the program and even offered to pay for it. I agreed that I would at least give it a try. I figured what could it hurt!
After just a couple of weeks following Beta Switch, my pants began to fit a lot loser. By the third and fourth week, I had to go buy a belt for the slacks I wore to work and by the second month, I was out shopping for new clothes with my Mom!
I had already gone down three to four sizes! I also started to understand that what had probably happened is my beta receptors had been deactivated and the hormones in my body were working with my alpha receptors to store fat. I also learned how to reverse this naturally!
I want to impress upon other women reading this to give Beta Switch a try because it’s specifically designed for women which is another big reason I think it worked for me. A lot of fat loss diet and exercise programs out there are generic and take a “one size fits all” approach, but all you have to do is watch a show like The Biggest Loser to know that women don’t lose weight the same way guys do, even when they work just as hard…or even harder.
Even if you have been trying to lose fat on common female “trouble spots” like your arms, thighs, hips, and butt in other ways, don’t let that stop you like it almost stopped me. Sue Heintze’s Beta Switch definitely works! Here’s her website if you think she might be able to help you like she helped me.
Wishing you all the best!