Terry Davis is 47 years old and turned to Atkins in 2016 after a trip to the emergency room for diabetes and high blood sugar, during which the doctor asking if she wanted to live long enough to have grandchildren, which was total wake up call for her. On March 11, 2016 she cleaned out all of her cabinets, refrigerator and freezer, and got rid of all high carb foods and junk food. She has since lost 145 pounds and attributes her new lifestyle to the Atkins 20 program.
In our series covering #RealWomen in March, lets check out Terry Davis’ incredible story about her healthy weight loss journey in an exclusive interview with Women Fitness below.
When did you realize that you needed to lose weight?
I realized I needed to lose weight when I started feeling sick all the time.
How has your weight loss journey been? What were the milestones that you had to overcome?
My weight loss journey has been amazing once I got use to eating low carb. My first milestone was not eating all the junk foods I was used to eating. I chose Atkins because it was the easiest lifestyle to stay with and see real results.
What is your fitness regime like?
My fitness included 4 hours per day in the pool and walking.
In a typical day, what do you take for breakfast-lunch-dinner? And what are your go-to healthy snacks?
In a typical day I eat for breakfast would be sausage and eggs or bacon and eggs and cup of coffee. Lunch would usually be tuna-fish in lettuce wrap or cheeseburgers no bun with lots of water. Dinner would be steak, deviled eggs and side salad or any protein with a side salad or veggie. My healthy go-to snack will be avocado with mayonnaise and Italian dressing or sugar free JELLO and I love eating Atkins meal bars to help especially with my sweet tooth…it’s great knowing we can have such wonderful food and snacks and still lose weight without all the sugar.
What is your 2018 New Year Resolution to maintain to stay healthy & fit?
My 2018 New Year resolution to maintain staying healthy and fit is to continue low carb eating ..no junk food and making my own food at home so I know exactly what I’am getting. P.S. I started a low carb group on Facebook and now have almost 10,000 members I have helped so many including myself get off of high blood pressure and diabetes meds. I am so very proud !!!!! Low carb for life!
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