My boyfriend has been expressing interest in losing weight for years, and over the past week he's decided to take the plunge. Meanwhile, I'm successfully maintaining my loss, but I am going to aggressively go after my % body fat this year. So, we'll be accountability partners of sorts.
I am very much a planner and an analyzer, so he is patiently letting me run wild with planning (that part was actually his idea; he knows me well, haha
). I'm trying to set everything up from the start in a way that will keep both of us motivated. We're taking the same approach that I did to lose my weight: FitDay to track calories and exercise, and tracking measurements and body fat as well as weight.
While I have a good handle on my body's needs, I'm finding it daunting to help someone else figure out what to do. So, I thought I'd ask you lovely folks for advice!
Can anyone recommend a good way to determine protein and fibre requirements for a man?
What are the things you wish you had known at the beginning of your weight loss journey to make things easier? I could only think of a couple, but I'm sure I'm forgetting many things:
-Take measurements & starter photos because they'll keep you motivated when the scale doesn't.
-Always record the bad days, but don't dwell on them. Just pick up the plan again and keep going.
Any advice, anecdotes or comments will be welcome. I'm trying to convince him to join these forums because the feedback here is overwhelmingly positive and motivating, but I'm not sure that will work.
Thanks, and Happy New Year!