Okay, so today I wanted to blog but I can’t think of anything worthwhile so let’s just stick to how I lost weight. It’s funny because people normally gain weight during the holiday season but the opposite happened with me and I ended up losing 8 lbs.
It may not be significant since I’m not over weight to begin with, from 108 lbs. I am now down to 100 lbs. (I’m a tiny 5 ft 1), but still you may want to know what to do to lose weight like me and maybe start your own food revolution.
First of all, you know me: I do most things wrong. I’m not overly fond of vegetables and I have a terrible fixation with meat; check out my recipes and it takes half a second to realize how big my sweet tooth probably is.
So what the hell did I do to lose weight? If I’m being completely honest, it started as a natural thing sometime in November. When you are depressed, your appetite becomes depressed too, you know? Of course, I won’t advise anyone to court depression for the sake of losing weight; in fact there are times it’s so easy to binge eat when you’re upset.
When I noticed I’m becoming leaner, it dawned on me that I can pretty much build on this momentum and really lose some weight intentionally and that’s what I did after I get my head sorted out. The first thing I cut back on is rice. This is really drastic as I avoid eating rice completely or if I do, the most is 2 Tbsp. of rice and that’s it.
But don’t go on telling me this is an extreme thing since people from other countries definitely survive without rice in their diet and it’s pretty much just a culture thing and if you have the will to do it, it helps a lot because that’s what how I lost weight pretty much.
With everything else, I still eat them; in fact now I eat tons and tons of fruit! Sweets I eat in moderation as well as potato chips which I love dearly, chocolates too. I make sure I don’t deprive myself or else I’ll feel bad with what I’m doing. Moderation is key and watching portions closely.
Also, I make it a point to eat slowly and get a good feel if my stomach if full already. See the sensation of fullness is delayed, around 30 mins from the brain to the stomach and if you eat fast you tend to overeat and feel crappy about it after. Truth is, you don’t need to eat a lot to survive, you just need to eat enough. Food choices matter too but as I said, I just eat anything I want but not excessively.
If you noticed, there’s no mention of exercise though I’m certain it will markedly help. See I have not returned to the gym since my asthma problems crept up. Subconsciously, I think I’m scared it will trigger an attack, that or I’m just lazy. But I try to walk around… Yeah, right. 🙄
Right now, all I want to do is maintain this weight, after all I have been fitted a dress for a wedding I’m attending next month so I don’t really have a choice, do I? 😆 Basically, this is how I lost weight. For those wondering what to do to lose weight, I hope this motivates you to be healthier and happier today.