You read it right. Today, I’ll be talking about weight management. I have been fat my whole life. It never used to bother me but for the past several years, I’ve been eating to make myself feel better. Food has always been there for me when people weren’t. Needless to say, I packed on a lot of weight. For about 2 years now, I’ve been working on shedding all that weight. In this post, I’ll talk about the necessary changes you have to make so you can lose upto 5 kgs in a month. Sounds crazy, right?
First off, I want you guys to clear up any thoughts you might be having about yourself. Stop thinking about your weight. You are not here to lose weight, you are here to have a healthier lifestyle. You will lose weight but your modus operandi should be to focus on eating healthier and making some serious lifestyle changes.
Find what motivates you. Losing weight requires a lot of motivation. If you’re not motivated enough, you might quit trying in the next few days. My trick? I usually buy a super pretty dress that’s a size smaller than mine. For example, I’m a size “medium” so, I buy a size “Small”. I keep that dress in my closet or somewhere where I can see it. I think of it as my goal. It’s enough to keep me motivated.
Don’t skip breakfast: Breakfast is the most essential meal of the day. I used to skip breakfast most of the time, which made me really hungry by the time it was time for lunch. Learn from my mistake and don’t skip it. Have a light, hearty breakfast. Go for organic, unprocessed oats or a couple of boiled eggs with green tea. Don’t eat muffins/cupcakes, donuts, croissants, cereal (unless sugar-free/ low-carb) and cookies (unless sugar-free/made with whole wheat) for breakfast. Instead of whole milk, switch to low-fat milk or skimmed milk.
- Exercise every day for a minimum of 30 minutes. If you can’t make out the time to exercise, walk for 5 minutes before you go to work and after you’ve had dinner. It helps you digest your meals while ensuring you get fresh air.
- Avoid Carbs at all costs. Instead, choose organic, natural and unprocessed food. Vegetables straight from the market, cooked in a spoon of olive oil with wheat durum pasta.. Trust me, you’ll never ever feel that you’re on a diet.
- Avoid potatoes, fried foods, sugary drinks or desserts.
- On the contrary, you can have a tiny piece of chocolate cake or a few bits of dark chocolate since chocolate controls hunger pangs and reduces your urge to eat by 30%.
Now that you’ve got the basics, let’s move on to the changes you need to make:
First of all, I need you guys to calculate the amount of calories your body requires according to your weight. Basically, the calories required by your body are: your weight in pounds multiplied by 15. For example, if you weigh 170 pounds, you’ll need to consume 170 × 15 = 2550 calories, generally. BUT in order to lose weight, you need to decrease this amount of calories.
Let me put it this way: Each week you need to decrease a certain amount of calories from your diet and stick to that. For example, if you consume 2550 calories, you need to cut down a little and consume 2350 calories in the first week. And in the second, cut that down to 2150. Afterwards, just maintain the 2000 calorie intake.
I know this is a LOT to take in at first. You’re probably stressed out right now. (Don’t be!) Remember, losing weight is not easy. You may have seen videos of people who claim to lose 5 kgs in a week or 1 kg in a day, that’s not true. And even if it is, they’re starving themselves and not allowing their own selves to feel comfortable.
It’s going to take a little while to lose weight but once you do, it actually makes you feel so much better.
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Until next time,