I'm 18 (girl). I lost almost 20kg over a period of 3 months..
And I just want to know if I lost the weight healthily.
I looked at my family members, they are all slim.
For some strange reason, I was borderline obese. Odd one out.
I eat the same home-cooked food as them. Every morning, afternoon and night.
I never eat out.
I never drink soft drinks (unless forced to on a special occasion or something).
My sisters drink alcohol; eat out a lot, and drink more juice than water. And never gain a pound. (I'm not the same. I don't consume any of that stuff and yet I'm the one gaining the weight.. not them.)
I don't drink alcohol. Ever.
I am as active as my sisters and parents. Which actually.. probably isn't all that active. I'm not a lazy slob couch potato or anything. I move around and stuff. I just don't engage in sport. (Not very co-ordinated).
I work 40hrs a week. My job is quite physically demanding..
In these last three months..
I did not increase my physical activity at all.
I lost the weight purely on diet.
Basically, I ate exactly the same food as I would normally eat.. only I ate smaller portions and 1 serving (instead of a million).
I also drank a lot of green tea (I just like green tea..) and kept hydrated.
I also reduced the amount of carbs (bread, rice and pasta) I ate; and ate more protein. (So, low carb-high protein). Like, let's say my mum has made a chicken curry for dinner with rice and veggies. The ratio of rice to chicken is significant. There is only a blob of rice and a heap of chicken and a heap of veggies on my plate.
And after I made these SMALL changes to my diet, the weight just FELL off me.
Am I okay?
I feel really good.
I'm a lot less tired. My concentration is better. My self esteem is better. My skin is MUCH better.
I'm just wondering, are my results extreme?
I'm just worried because I lost a lot of weight without ever having to run or exercise with intensity.