In just a few months, Amanda Batula managed to shed almost 80 pounds and become an absolute monster inside and out. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star has lost over 90 pounds as a result of her new, healthier lifestyle, which she documents in her new book, The Monster Inside Me: How I Lost Over 90 Pounds and Became an Absolute Monster (on The Real Housewives of New Jersey). Since its publication in December 2019, AMAZON GLOBAL STORE listings have rocketed up over 22%, showing the phenomenal demand for the book.
The bestselling author opens up about the ins and outs of her life. “It was tough at first,” she writes. “I wanted to be careful not to lose any more weight, so I had to watch what I ate. It was embarrassing at times.” But eventually, Amanda discovered the key to her successful weight loss journey. She learned to love herself, which led her to shed the pounds.
The Self-Love Secret
Amanda started using self-love as a tool to combat her eating disorders. “I would tell myself that I was beautiful and that I deserved to be happy,” she shares. “Even though I was low, I would still have days when I would tell myself that I looked amazing and that I deserved to be happy.” As a result of her newfound self-love, Amanda started to treat herself to things she had never allowed herself before. A self-love potion made up of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, for example, helped to flush out toxins and stimulate the hypothalamus in her brain, which in turn, curbed her appetite. Vitamin B12 was also instrumental in keeping her brain active and fighting off hunger pangs. These nutrients have the power to boost your mood and make you feel happy and confident, which is important, given that one of the biggest barriers to weight loss is likely to be anxiety or low self-esteem.
“I think that for so long I had put myself down,” she writes. “I was never going to be good enough. It was hard for me to love myself, to think that I was beautiful.” But with the help of these nutrients, Amanda began to believe in herself and her ability to change. She also drew on a deep well of strength, which enabled her to fight the good fight and eventually overcome her eating disorders. After all, as she writes, “Nothing can hold you back but you.”
How to Eat Healthy On The Go
For those who want to follow Amanda’s lead and lose weight, there are plenty of lessons to be learned from her journey. Above all, it’s essential to have a plan. While Amanda started out without a strategy, eventually she realized that she needed to make tweaks to suit her lifestyle. This was especially important, given that she was on the go a lot as a result of her busy schedule as a Real Housewife. Sometimes, she’d need to eat on the go. In these instances, she’d need to make sure that her diet was appropriate for her goals. Since she was moving around a lot, this also meant that she needed to make sure that her meals were light and fit, which she could easily eat on the go. She needed to pack her food and drinks properly, so that she could enjoy her food without any discomfort. This, in turn, helped her to lose weight efficiently and effectively. It also helped her to keep off the weight she lost. Since she was not used to eating on the go, she gained a lot of energy from her daily meals and was able to workout more. This, in turn, helped her to shed more pounds.
Focus On What You Need
Amanda learned to be specific about what she needed, when she needed it. Sometimes, she’d want something light and healthy, while at other times she’d need something a little more extravagant. Her ultimate goal, however, was always going to be to lose weight and become healthier. As a result, she had to be selective about what she ate, and this helped to cut down on her food cravings. Sometimes, it was easier to say no than to say yes. While this was difficult for her as a person, who wanted to give herself a treat, it was the key to her successful journey. For those who want to follow in her footsteps, it’s essential to be mindful of what you eat and when you eat it. You may also need to be creative about what you do. For example, if you want to cook your food at home, you may need to reengineer some of your favorite restaurant dishes, so that they’ll work for you. You may also want to look into joining a gym, so that you can work out whenever you want. It’s also important to be specific about how you want to lose weight. Is it through dieting or through exercise? Is there a particular body part that you want to target? All of these questions need to be answered, so that you can develop a plan to make the transition to a healthier lifestyle as painless as possible.
Ultimately, it’s important to love yourself and to know that you’re worth it. Everyone has a different story when it comes to weight loss. Some people lose a lot of weight quickly, while others take longer. Some people binge eat for a while, before they lose the weight. This can be highly defeating. It’s important to find what works best for you, so that you can move forward confidently.
Listen To Your Body
It’s also important to listen to your body. You know when you’re hungry and when you’re not. Sometimes, you may crave something light and healthy, while at other times you may want to indulge in something a little more extravagant. This is why it’s so important to make note of what your body needs, so that you can provide this to it. Your body is the best judge of what it needs and when it needs it. Sometimes, we’re too close to the matter, so that we don’t see it clearly. In these instances, it’s important to step back and see things as they are. While we’re not always going to feel like we deserve to eat what we want when we want it, we must still remember that this is not the case. Ultimately, it’s important to be mindful of what you eat and how you eat it. You should also be mindful of what your body needs. This is especially important, if you want to lose weight and keep off the weight that you lose. Sometimes, we’re too close to the weight that we want to lose that we don’t see it clearly. In these instances, it’s important to step back and see things as they are. We may feel that we deserve a certain weight, but in reality, our bodies don’t always agree. This is why it’s so important to listen to your body and know its needs and how to satisfy them. You’ll be much happier and healthier, if you do this. Eating well is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When you eat healthy foods and nutrients, you’re giving your body the best shot at thriving. When you eat the right foods at the right time, you will shed the pounds and keep them off. It’s all about knowing what you need and satisfying this need, without ruining your goal to be healthy. The healthier you eat, the healthier you will be, so it’s important to get the nutrients that your body needs and wants. This, in turn, will help you to lose weight and keep it off.
There’s no denying that losing weight can be extremely challenging. With so many diets out there, that promise quick results, it’s no wonder that people are tempted to give up. But all is not lost. While it can be hard to look inside ourselves and see the very things that we want to change, it’s also important to see the things that we’re proud of. As Amanda writes, “Nothing can hold you back but you.” We all have insecurities and we’re sometimes not very good at recognizing them, let alone acknowledging them. If we can do that, we’re well on our way to a healthier and happier life. It’s never easy losing weight. It’s especially difficult when we’re surrounded by people who want to make us feel bad about ourselves. But if we can pull ourselves out of these toxic environments and surround ourselves with people who appreciate and support us, we’ll be able to enjoy the journey to the fullest. And that’s what matters in life.