Drinking warm lemon water is one of the biggest health food trends right now, with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé and Martha Stewart swearing by it. Naturopaths especially are touting it as a highly effective habit and home remedy for a number of reasons. Ancient traditions from China, Japan, and the Ayurvedic philosophy promote the benefits of drinking warm water, now Western science is telling us to add fresh lemon juice to the mix. This drink is credited for weight […]Continue Reading
Like a lot of people, I’ve struggled with weight loss and body positivity for most of my 28 years of life. Fortunately for me, I stopped hating my body in my early to mid 20’s when I was on my first health journey and lost somewhere around 30lbs. Though I didn’t keep the weight off the self-love and body positivity I learned stuck around. But that doesn’t mean I was happy with the way my body looked at times.
I’ve probably lost and gained – and lost and gained and lost and gained – somewhere around 50lbs in the last few years. Mostly gained in the last year or so since getting my first desk job as a graphic designer.
So when I stepped on the scale the week before my 28th birthday back in February (2018) I almost cried. I was at my highest weight ever at 240.6lbs. A good 20lbs heavier than I was when I did my first weight loss journey back in 2013 where I lost 30lbs but it took almost a year to do so.
I was devastated.