by Simona Acquistapace
He has accomplished 60 annia May and for her birthday she decided to change what she just couldn't stand anymore: her weight. 86 kilos by 176 cm there were just too many for Margie, a strong and dynamic woman who owns a dog breeding near Varese.
He had accumulated them in years of family troubles that had marked her in the soul and in the relationship with food. Today 5 months have passed since the start of the Free Diet and Margie is already at an altitude of 71 kg and sails calmly towards the goal of 66 indicated by the dietician Carla Lertola. With the satisfaction of having put his house in order supply and in his life.
HOW DID YOU GET TO WEIGH 86 KG?
"For anger. Due to emotionally heavy situations, I vented the tension on food, which I lived not as a consolation, but as an enemy to pounce on. Bread and cakes were my targets, in addition to the packaged foods who brought my daughter, the family's grocery clerk, into the house. When I saw that the scale showed 20 kg more than my ideal weight, I thought I had reached the limit. I made an appointment with Dr. Lertola (the "family dietician", had already made my mother and various relatives lose weight) and from then on the road was downhill, because the pattern of Free Diet it made me feel protected, from excesses and even deprivations ».
HOW IS IT PROTECTED?
«I found a balance: I said goodbye to foods like breaded cutlets with ham and cheese that used to populate my freezer and I found I didn't miss them, because the new food scheme it made me feel full and satisfied. Satisfied not only in the belly, but above all in the heart, because I'm happy with me, of loving myself, starting with the good (no longer enemy) food that I choose to eat ».
HOW DID YOUR FAMILY REACT?
“The first to get involved was my daughter: my shopping list has become for her a kind of exercise in common sense, a principle of order in the chaos which was his first cart. And this exercise will soon result in a meeting with the dietician for her as well. But also my nephew Filippo, who is 9 years old, is very interested in his grandmother's new diet and hers effects on health and appearance: I aim to make him lose some bad habits like i megadessert at the end of the meal or le sodas».
POSITIVE EFFECTS AT WORK?
«Many: I am lighter and therefore I don't get tired, not even at dog shows where I have to run all day. Customers compliment me: some, whom I haven't seen since May, don't believe their eyes. AND even my dogs seem to appreciate the change: Dana, a Chesapeake bay retriever that I love, has become even more cheerful and lively ».
MY TYPICAL DAY
Here is the example of a daily menu by Margie.
A coffee, a 150ml cup of milk with 30g of muesli. 2 times a week, breakfast at the bar with coffee and croissants.
IN THE MID MORNING
A bunch of grapes.
A plate of Potato dumpling with tomato sauce, a salad of chickpeas (140 g if canned), celery and white turnip.
Strips of chicken (120g) stir-fried with peppers and curry, rye bread (70g), radicchio and fennel salad.
4-5 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil, free vegetables in abundant quantities.
THE ADVANTAGES OF HAVING OF THE RULES
"Margie's experience proves two things," says dietician Carla Lertola. «On the one hand, the eating disorder it is often the consequence of the absence of rules, typical of one emotionally disturbed situation. On the other hand, the opposite is also true: the moment Margie began to eat wellby giving a criterion of order to his diet, his life has also taken on a better pace, more serene and natural. It is significant the change of style in spending management from the daughter: with the mother's list, based on the new diet, she also stopped putting in the cart junk food. With beneficial effects on the life of the whole family, starting with the grandson ».