#RealChange Starts with Me: Meet June

15 Aug 2016 no comments Ramsey MediaWorks Categories Inspired-Eating, Success-Stories

June, age 49, Pure Plates customer and associate

A few months ago, I decided I wanted to really LIVE.

I realized I needed to make a change in my health. At the time I made that decision, I was struggling with high blood pressure and diabetes. I had taken medication for years, but nothing was changing. The doctors changed the medication, but the real change needed to start with me.

My sister and I decided to make a “lifestyle” change. We refused to go on a “diet,” because “diets” don’t work—they come and go. We needed to start something that we would be able to continue for the rest of our lives.

Through my journey I’ve learned that weight loss and good health starts with what you put in your body. For years I fed my body loads of sugar, flour, processed foods and chemicals. It’s no wonder I was so sick. Our bodies were not made to handle all of that junk.

To start our plan we cut out refined sugar, flour and processed foods. If we couldn’t pronounce it, we didn’t put it in our bodies. We switched to a whole foods lifestyle focusing on lots of green vegetables, fruit, chicken & fish. We went back to the earth and began eating organic.

Soon my blood pressure began to look normal. My A1C went from a 10.5 to a 6! We had energy and the weight was falling off. By eating the proper foods my body was healing itself. I no longer needed to take the medications that had haunted me for so many years.

It is a journey, and not always an easy one, but I have a “why.” My “why” is life and that motivates me to keep going. Working at Pure Plates allows me to live my lifestyle every day because the meals are wholesome, nutritious and healthy, which allows me to maintain and reach harder for my goals.

A lifestyle change saved my life. Let it save yours too.

 

Want to make a #RealChange yourself?  Learn more about how Pure Plates can help you kick start a healthier lifestyle.  https://pure-plates.com/home/real-change