For “an entire decade,” Deborah Norville hated the best way her physique appeared.
“I felt terrible,” the Inside Edition host, 60, tells PEOPLE. “I didn’t like walking into a room; I didn’t like walking out of a room, because the view both ways was horrible.”
But past aesthetics, Norville was creating well being issues made worse by genetics.
“I have a family history of a lot of cardiac problems,” she says. “My big wake-up call was my blood pressure was up, and I was really angry about it, because I don’t eat a lot of garbage. But my doctor looked at me, and he said, ‘At a certain point you can’t escape your genetics.’ I said, ‘Well, my blood pressure wouldn’t be so high if I wasn’t so fat.’ So he said do something about it. Lose some weight.”
From there, Norville determined to fully reduce out all sugar.
It wasn’t straightforward, as a result of it’s in every part,” she says. “It took me about a solid three weeks of me being incredibly purposeful about avoiding sugar. You will be slack jawed about how much added sugar there is, when you start reading your labels. I looked at my half and half and the second ingredient was corn syrup. That turned me into a dilettante about reading the labels.”
Ditching sugar meant speaking herself out of the sweet bowl within the workplace break room and ignoring the bins of crackers with hidden sucrose, however after the primary three weeks, she discovered that her style buds had modified.
“I started to realize it was working when I ate half an apple — and it tasted so sweet to me,” she says.
Norville additionally began consuming contemporary meals as a lot as attainable, like high-fiber greens that she would merely roast with olive oil and spices like turmeric and curry. And every morning, she blended up a bowl of oatmeal with flaxseeds.
Without actually meaning to lose a certain quantity of weight, Norville dropped 30 lbs. in about eight months.
“I am very satisfied with where I am now,” she says. “Frankly, I look pretty darn good. I can fit in a dress that I bought the year after I graduated high school, and that makes me pretty darn proud.”
Plus, Norville’s blood stress numbers are “definitely better” — and “I feel good,” she says.
And whereas she was strict with herself firstly, Norville will let herself have wine in the course of the vacation season — she’s simply staying away from the hors d’oeuvres.
“Unfortunately one of the things with sugar is wine, but I’m not an absolutist about that,” she says. “I’m not going to eat those pigs in a blanket though, because it’s not worth it. You do a little cost-benefit analysis in your head.”