how i lost weight
The image on the left was when I was 11, i was trying to smile but ended up squinting. The image on the right is my new passport picture which had just been take, currently aged 19. Here are my weight stats etc:
Weight: 64kg/141 pounds/just over 10 stones
Body Measurements: 38-35-37 (Bust-Waist-Hips)
Height: erm under 4'9"? under 143cm
Now, Age 19:
Weight: 43kg/94 pound/just under 7 stones
Body Measurements: 32-26-34 (Bust-Waist-Hips)
Height: 5'3/around 164cm?
BMI: 16.6 (trying to put a little bit of weight on now)
Big difference, yes? Lost 21kg overall and over 18 inches around my body.
Started dieting when I was 11, and results were noticeable a month after starting the diet.
It became harder to lose weight when I was 15, as I have reached my "peak" if that makes sense. But since then, I have gradually lost weight slowly until now.
-Write down an achieveable end result (weight you want to end up, maybe include measurements too?).
-I printed out a picture of a fat woman and put my face on it for motivation. (LOL). Pin it somewhere where you can see it a lot.
-Find a picture of your inspiration of the type of body you want to achieve. Again, it's for motivation.
-Eat healthily! Have your 5-a-day.
-Drink only water, no soda, or squash. Drink green tea too! It is know for boosting your metabolism.
-Never let yourself get dehydrated.
-I cutted junk food, sweets, anything like that out of my diet. I even cutted out oil/grease!
-Instead of having a full bowl of rice, go for half. Brown rice is healthier than white rice. (I always had white rice).
-Once every two weeks, treat yourself to one small bar of chocolate or something similar. (Don't do this if you know that it will ruin your diet plan).
-I always wrote down what I ate. Allows me to see if I'm doing good or bad.
-Have 5-6 SMALL meals a day. Keeps your metabolism going. (I usually have, breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack).
-For snacks, have fruit, vegetable sticks, nuts and/or dried fruit.
-I never ate after 7. If i was hungry after 7, I'd drink water or snack.
-BREAKFAST is the most important meal of the day.
-Do not skip meals.
-Never eat over the daily recommended number of calories. (I've read that its 2000 calories per day for women, I had limited myself to 1000-1500 per day).
-Make sure you eat 4-5 hours before you sleep.
-Have a minimum or 8-9 hours of sleep.
-Everytime I went out for a meal, I always had salad. If it was at a resturant with family and relatives, half a bowl of rice and eat the healthy stuff. More vegetables no matter how much you hate it.
-A glass of water before a meal helps. You will feel fuller and wouldn't eat as much.
-Exercise everyday for 1-2 hours. Have one day a week off from exercise. (I ended up doing it more than 2 hours a day and didn't have a day off).
-Join sports teams.
-Cardio exercises are best to get your heart rate going. Remember to warm up properly and cool down properly.
-Interval training exercises are know to be effective at burning fat.
-Don't stick to one sport. Your body will get use to it and may slow down the process. (If that makes sense).
-Don't like sports? Then use an exercise video.
-Weigh yourself every 2 weeks. Shows how progress is going. If you weigh yourself everyday, you may not see any progress then give up.
-Remember, the first few weeks are the hardest. If you stick to this, it will get easier and you will no longer crave for junk food.
Hope this helps you guys!
I will post a body picture of before and after, but thats not until april when I'm back at home. Currently at university. I have an after body picture. If anyone wants that, I will be happy to post it ^^
After (body picture):
I WILL POST A BEFORE BODY PICTURE IN A FEW MONTHS WHEN I'M BACK AT HOME FROM UNI
feel free to ask questions
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