“My confidence is now sky-high!”
Jessyca woke with a jolt, gasping for air. It felt like a 10-pound weight was pressing down on her chest. Excess pounds, joint pain, sinus problems, migraines, high blood pressure… Jessyca’s mind raced as she thought about her growing list of health problems, and a sense of dread grew as her thoughts shifted to her husband and daughter. If I don’t do something soon, I’m not going to be here for my family.
It had gotten to the point where Jessyca was so embarrassed by her weight that she rarely left the house. “When my daughter would invite me to her school, I’d ask my husband to go instead,” she says. “I was paralyzed by fear and humiliation.”
Though her past diet efforts had fallen short, Jessyca was determined to turn things around. With her husband’s support, she started a high-fat
diet to help get the weight off, and after just a few months, she was down 30 pounds.
Encouraged by the results, Jessyca decided to give intermittent fasting a try. Each morning, instead of breakfast, she drank coffee with butter, coconut oil or heavy cream, which helped her feel satiated for hours and allowed her to fast for 18 hours almost every day. “Intermittent fasting feels so natural,”
Jessyca explains. “I never feel deprived and I only eat when I’m hungry, so it doesn’t feel like an effort.”
Now 120 pounds lighter, Jessyca no longer takes medication for anxiety and her blood pressure is normal. “I can finally attend my daughter’s school events,” she cheers. “Recently, I chaperoned her class field trip and had plenty of energy. My life is so much better now!”