Hello and welcome, good luck on embarking on a new journey towards health and longevity. I know it's tempting to want weightloss to happen fast but around here we like to take it one step at a time, tackling our behaviors around food and incorporating healthy new habits.
There are many "diets" around here that people swear by. They all have something to offer - there's calorie counting using a calorie counting app like MyFitnessPal or LoseIt, there's low-carbing, Intuitive Eating, Intermittent Fasting, and the good old "eat less move more." Whichever you choose just remember to make a few better choices throughout the day, eat as many fresh veggies as you can, avoid processed food and fast food, drink water instead of calorie-full beverages, and take care of your portion sizes.
A lot of people have time constraints when it comes to exercise. But exercise does not have to be something that takes a lot of time out from your day. I can imagine that the thought of going to the gym, taking a class, showering afterwards and then heading home sounds like a huge sacrifice of time - that's why I don't do that. I'm a mommy and I can't afford to take such a large chunk of time out of my day for exercise - for those who are single, don't have kids yet and have more time to devote to themselves then yes it's awesome and I used to do it and enjoyed it while I could. I always say that while you don't have kids it's all about YOU, enjoy it. But it's not possible now, not until my little one is firmly in a dayschool.
Instead I try to be active throughout the entire day. I wear a pedometer and take every opportunity to walk that I can. I park far away from the entrance to the building, I take the stairs instead of the elevator, I walk to the market instead of drive, I take my son out for a walk once or twice a day, if I was in an office building I'd take little walk breaks and use my lunch hour to walk outside. Vegging infront of the tv after work? Take that time to do a few lunges or get a treadmill. I like to do squats during commercial breaks and tv time means upper body free weights. There are ways to inject exercise into your day.
Fat isn't a feeling
"Food is not the enemy. Hunger is a sign of life and vitality." - Caroline Haagen from The F- it Diet
Last edited by Wannabeskinny : 03-10-2014 at 09:38 AM.