Updated: Feb 24
Being on a #restrictive diet, never worked for me. Trust me. I've tried it ALL, from crash diets to pills. These aren't sustainable, they worked for a short time but I soon spiraled back into my old habits.
I'm in NO way an expert in weightloss/fitness... YES! I've lost some weight but I've lived through several attempts and this is MY Story.
My entire lifestyle changed and now includes regular exercise (Weights and Cardio). For the first 4 months because I wanted to reduce my weight drastically, I eliminated these items from my diet :
Flour including pasta and doubles
Sugar including soft drinks and juices
Oil including butter & fried foods
Processed foods including ALL canned foods
Eventually, I learned to enjoy all my favorite meals in moderation and made healthier choices. Last post
Also, pay close attention to serving size of each item.
I gave a list of a few changes I made.
#Breakfast High protein :-a Post workout
. If you are not working out, then you don't have to eat as much protein as I do. Protein helps repair muscle.
3 hard boiled eggs
Oatmeal with skim milk
Mixed granola Snacks
Any lean meat preferably Baked or Grilled
Mixed green salad
For Weight-loss a caloric deficit is required (eating less than you burn)
Again, another high protein meal or anything light (left-over chicken with sweet potato)
I spoke about meal prepping, this is important, especially if you have a busy schedule.
I prepare most of my meals in advance for the week. I know, I know some of you saying you don't eat stale food. Well... If you don't eat "stale" food, then it means you have time to prepare food everyday..lol I don't and I enjoy my stale food.
Find what works for you. I've found a few recipes I usually would get done on weekends, so my meals for the week are hustle-free
Trust in the process! Stay Consistent and Follow through with every decision you make.
Go beyond the scale. Taking pictures and comparing my progress after a few months helps motivate me alot...Keeps me pushing forward.