My dad had been experiencing a decline in his health about a year prior to when I started my own self-care journey. I challenged him to change his lifestyle for thirty days. No refined or added sugars. No processed foods or flours. His treats? Gracie Girl Brookies, Buckles or a Little Banana Loaf. It wasn’t a walk in the park, but once he overcame the sugar withdrawals he started to feel good – great even!
After the initial month, my dad lost 20 lbs. but most of all felt it was an obtainable lifestyle instead of a diet. He not only gained more energy and the ability to sleep at night but a genuine interest in his health. My dad went on to lose 70 lbs in 7 months and inches off his waistline. He continues to live a healthy lifestyle today.