A lot of people would say that to lose weight, you just needed to eat a well balanced diet and do exercise – loads of workouts in moderation. Now, this is all true and I totally agree but I also believed that 80% of weight loss comes from the food that we eat and 20% of it comes from workouts and exercise.
It’s 2014 – everyone wanted change in their lifestyle – everyone desired to lose weight and I’ve seen a lot of people talking about, posting it on different blogs and social media. I, too – was one of those people who have desired to make a change this year. Let’s admit it, a lot of us wants to lose weight – but we just wanted it, it’s not like we were doing something about it, right? There is a thin line between wanting to lose weight and doing something in order for you to lose weight.
To be honest, this is the first time I did something in order to lose weight. I always wanted to lose weight before but it’s not like a priority or something that I really wanted to happen. It was hard at first, simple dieting with no results are the things I have encountered myself, too. So I had to do a lot of research, a lot of testing for myself and believe it or not, I had lapses with my diet because of all the temptations of my favorite foods, lol! Personally, I’m okay to not have sweets but to not have some sushi and sashimi – is very, very hard for me, lol!
So, everyone was curious – what did I truly did to lose weight?
1. I decided to lose a lot of weight so what I did was to ate. I ate a lot of food – whatever that comes to mind whether it’s junk or just my favorite foods – even when I feel full, I still ate. I did this so I wouldn’t deprived myself later on. I actually gained 5 pounds in the process, so you can actually say I initially lost 13lbs, including the 5 pounds I have gained during the times I was gorging myself to eat.
2. I stopped eating starches, dairy, and anything with sugar. I even stopped eating breakfast. I don’t know with you but I found myself eating a lot more and felt a lot hungrier when I eat breakfast. A lot of people would say to eat breakfast more and less during lunch and dinner. I find this not applicable for me since I felt hungrier and even when I am on a diet, I felt eating more when I take breakfast – it just doesn’t work for me.
3. I started eating 500-800 calorie a day, without exercise. A lot of people think it’s not healthy and you can’t last a day with this type of diet but I didn’t really starved myself and I didn’t feel dizzy or anything. It may seem like a small amount of calorie, but when you are eating the right kind of good foods, it may seem like just small calories but I actually eat just enough. I ate more protein like a slice of fish fillet, chicken breast or turkey during lunch or dinner. My favorite one is to actually make 3 egg whites for an omelette – super quick to cook, too!
PS. Just to clear things up, normally taking 500 calories a day won’t suffice as you will feel hungry – again, this was only possible because of the foods that I eat – including the low-gi foods, green supplements, super foods, and HCG for my hormone levels. Plus, green tea and lots of water. So again, I just want to make sure and let everyone know this is not a diet to starve yourself – that’s not healthy.
4. I focused on eating foods with Low-GI (Low-Glycemic). This doesn’t just improves your overall health but it also helps you in losing weight and just keeping it off. I felt better this way. I don’t feel hungry, in fact, I felt full. You also get to increase your energy, improve your mood and control your blood sugar levels when you are in taking foods with Low-GI.
5. I’ve engaged myself with natural and super foods into my diet. This includes, seed mixes (such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, maca root powder and lecithin granules – just grind them and mix them up – add them to your foods) – these super foods are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and omega fats, I also took a lot of greens supplement and green tea, in fact I have stopped caffeine and switch to either water or green tea.
Now, for the big question most people would ask..
Have you exercised yet? My answer would be NO. I was too focused to check the right diet for me, what should I be eating and what not – busy with work and everything to the point my only workout is either when I’m going out for some shopping or when I’m cleaning my room but everything was just based on the foods that I eat and nothing more.
To be honest, it has been weeks since I started the diet but I kept losing and gaining my weight because I was experimenting on different diets but this is the first time it has been continuous, thus I am sharing this to everyone, too! I also realized how similar this diet was to Dr. Oz Rapid Weight Loss Diet.
I didn’t have some of the foods that were on the list so I just tried to stick on what I had and it still works. So you should try it, too. At the end of the day, it’s really all about the motivation and discipline that will help you to lose weight – plus, a change of lifestyle, too. In Dr. Oz Diet, I have seen a lot of the videos on the net (you can do your own research and google them if it has your interest) but a lot of those who have undergone this diet lost 6 inches off their weight and a whole lot of pounds in a matter of 2 weeks.
I haven’t reached my goal yet so I will be continuing this kind of lifestyle until I reached my desired weight. I just really want to share this to everyone and to let you all know, nothing is ever too late. If you don’t have time to hit the gym – no worries, fixed what’s on your kitchen and you’re good to go. I will be incorporating exercise into my diet soon – as soon as I have the time, lol! Goodluck to your weight loss journey!
So tell me..
If you are in a journey to lose weight, what did you do – what do you do? Feel free to share some tips, diets and guidelines, I’d love to hear your story and I would loved try them out, too!