Im currently on my journey into losing weight and am currently off to a flying start and was wondering if anyone could assist with extra tips and tricks and any information anyone may have would be greatly appreciated, I have already changed my diet into a more healthier diet and also changing my drinking habits and getting to gym every morning!
Thankyou in Advance!
Maybe 7 months ago, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I’m in my early forties and it runs in the family, but I really had to make some changes. My doctor pointed me towards the work of Dr. Jason Fung (he has a few videos on youtube) about how we eat and the bodies insulin response lead to type 2 diabetes. Short version is the only diet thats ever worked for me in my life is fasting. I do minimum 16 hour fasts a day (start eating at Noon stop eating at 8pm), allows my blood to clear of sugar and insulin and begin to burn fat. There are no restrictions on my diet, but I’ve quit sweets and cut back on carbs when I can (I’m asian I have to eat rice, sorry doc). I’ve lost about 20 lbs with this method with some diabetes medication (metformin). The loss is gradual, but seems easily sustainable. A quick and dirty shorthand: 3 meals a day, gain weight. 2 meals a day, maintain weight. 1 meal a day, lose weight. Hardest thing was quitting snacking, and giving up sugared drinks.
I found that “cheat meals” are actually excellent for losing weight, having a break every once in a while, or when you feel like giving up helps a lot and remotivates you. Another neat tip is caffeine suppresses your hunger. So when you feel hungry and you’re scared of going over your daily caloric intake drink a cup of tea/coffee. Oh and also beware of calories that are sourced from liquids! Things like sugary drinks from Starbucks, milkshakes all that stuff are very dense in calories and are very easy to consume.
Best of luck!
what helps me when I go on a cut is not getting any calories from liquids, not eating snacks in between meals, and doing intermittent fasting, but your mileage may wary. Eating healthy and going to the gym are definitely the two easiest and safest ways of aiding help loss, so no wonder you’re off to a flying start. So far, it seems you’re doing everything right. Just make sure you lose weight at your own pace and don’t push your luck. Try to not think of it as going on a diet, instead think of it as changing your eating habits. Make it an actual lifestyle change.
There is one article that I can recommend. It’s a very in-depth guide about everything related to weight loss. The author of it has a rather vulgar style of writing, which might be off-putting, but the content is the most accurate, easily understandable diet information that I’ve come across so far. In case you’re interested: https://physiqonomics.com/fat-loss/
Weight training is a great way to lose fat. 2 or 3 times a week. Remember though that muscle weighs more than fat so if you build some muscle you could end up weighing more for a while. Check how you look not just what the scales say. If you do weight training regularly it also boosts your metabolism. You don’t need to pay loads for muscle building supplements and drinks though – skimmed milk will work fine if you want to add to your protein intake to build muscle. But avoid cheese though as it’s very high in calories.
it’s best to do cardio on a different day to weights if you want to build muscle and lose fat. And I’ve always found cycling a lot better than running for losing weight.
If you crave chocolate try an 80% or 85% cocoa solids chocolate bar – it takes a bit of getting used to as it’s not sweet.
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