This year has brought me the strength to make little changes that have absolutely changed my lifestyle. As I wrote in HELLO 2015, my main resolution is to be healthier and that obviously came with a great weight loss.
Before I start telling you about my journey I also want to point out that I’m not a doctor and if you as well aren’t one is important to make an appointment with them in order to carry out a good weight loss journey.
First, to stick to my purpose I wrote a massive banner with my goal: WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTHY LIVING. Though it looks foolish, it’s something that helps me and makes me don’t want to give up.
When it comes to food, I’ve always tried to stick to my doctor’s motto: “We need to eat a bit of everything”. In my opinion, dieting does not exist and we don’t need to give up on everything; it’s about eating necessary quantities and cutting out those calories your body is not able to burn. When I first started making changes I stuck to a 1200 kcal diet, doctor’s orders. It was time to apply common sense so I stopped mixing carbohydrates; e.g. if you’re going to have bread, avoid eating rice, pasta or crisps/ boiled potatoes, etc. at the same time. I also cut daily sweets (chocolate, ice cream) and fizzy drinks out. There’s no need to eat lettuce and apples every single day, you have to eat a little bit of everything and it’s fair to have a “cheat day” which means you’re allowed to drink a diet coke or eat a slice of cake every now and then. Lastly, I decided to quit eating certain foods such as pork, beef and cow milk for different reasons.
The gym has never been one of my best friends but I do think is necessary and healthy to do sport at least three times a week. In order not to get bored, I try to change exercises everyday and when the weather and school time allows me, I always go on little excursions that definitely have been helping to improve my endurance.
I know is easy to read all of this whilst sitting but the challenge comes with sticking to it. As lots of you do, I have done my research and many blogs have introduced me to a very helping application in this journey: Myfitnesspal. It’s free, easy, fast and you can quickly add or log recipes and meals. It’s basically a calorie counter that encourages you to carry on.
Little changes can make huge differences as my New Year’s resolution has done.