My Weight Loss Journey

At the age of 40, I had everything I could conventionally dream of: a supportive husband, two great daughters, and a fulfilling career. I was, however, hurling full-speed down a slippery slope: I was gaining weight rapidly as a result of an indifferent attitude towards nutrition and health. I could not see how my carbohydrate-heavy diet (of rice, desserts, breads, etc.) was deeply problematic; portion control was not a thing. I was blissfully unaware of the damages that come from such a lifestyle.

Two years later, I was tipping the scales almost at the 200lbs mark. Realizing that a drastic change was necessary, I started learning about nutrition for the first time in my life. I started exercising regularly and the extra pounds came off slowly; I eventually even got “fit” and yes, started to look better.

What I did wasn’t anything out of the ordinary: I started counting calories and fuelling the body with the most nutritious foods (and nothing more). I also exercised six days a week (sometimes twice a day). I didn’t have any surgeries, take “fat burning” supplements, follow a fad diet, or rely on meal replacement shakes to lose weight. It wasn’t a miracle; it was hard work in the gym and constant mindfulness in the kitchen.

I have learned more in the last five years than I ever thought possible and I’m talking about it here, one post a time—every lesson I’ve learned from losing over 60 pounds. This is my knowledge about weight loss, nutrition, weight maintenance, and the entire journey along the way (including thoughts of depression and anxiety). I want to share with you what inspires me daily, how I moved away from binge eating and which healthy recipes satisfy cravings without the guilt.

This page is a respectful space where we talk about all these issues in a helpful manner. I invite anyone who wants to embark on the gratifying (yet challenging) journey of lifestyle changes to join this community!

10 Comments

  • Ravi March 7, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Fantastic journey, good thoughts. Thanks.

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    • Jayashree March 17, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you Ravi

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  • Meena March 7, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Awesome ! Looking forward to your article /posts. Very inspired (and you know that ?).

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    • Jayashree March 17, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Thank you Meena! You may want to consider subscribing to my blog for regular updates. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me jay@jayashreeprakash.com

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  • Bala March 13, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Very nice Jayashree- just opened my LinkedIn and found your post and got amazed. We both are on a strict juice diet now and trying to lose some pounds around our belly .
    Let us know your suggestions and advice .
    Regards ,
    Bala & indira

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    • Jayashree March 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you Bala and Indira! You may want to consider subscribing to my blog for regular updates. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me jay@jayashreeprakash.com

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  • Melanie Sapishchuk March 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This is wonderful Jay!!!! Love to read and learn from you, you are an inspiration!!!

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    • Jayashree March 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Melanie! You may want to consider subscribing to my blog for regular updates. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me jay@jayashreeprakash.com Cheers!

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  • Sowmya March 31, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Very nice Jayashree. Motivating!

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    • Jayashree April 1, 2017 at 6:21 am

      Thank you Sowmya! You may want to consider (or invite your friends to!) subscribing to my blog or following me on Facebook for regular updates. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me jay@jayashreeprakash.com

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