I have gone paleo, gone keto, started running, now I lift weights, I’ve tried a lot of things since getting engaged in the last year to lose weight. Here are my tips:
Decide what you want to do. Don’t try to lose weight for the sake of a number on a scale. It isn’t a good metric of health, nor is BMI. Think more about losing body fat, there are good websites that can help you with that. My goal is more stamina in my life, being able to walk around for longer, being as strong and fit as I can for when we decide to have kids, and I want to do aerial silks.
Portion control everything you eat. MyFitnessPall is a great app that helps you figure out what you are eating, where your calories are coming from. You might need to eat more protein to lose a few pounds. You might need more fat, less carbs, more calories in general. I really recommend just tracking everything by scale for a week to get a clear picture of what you normally eat and then make changes after that.
That being said, make changes in your lifestyle that are attainable,especially in the beginning. Drinking more water in a day, taking more steps in a day, etc. these are good goals to set. Saying you are never drinking soda again is definitely setting yourself up for failure. Its about small steps that add up to a big change.
If there is a certain body part you want to look better for the wedding, focus on that. I wanted better arms. I realize that they aren’t going to be amazingly toned bodybuilder arms, but they are already more toned and less jiggly than when I tried on my dress so they will only get better from here.
There are plenty of plans if you want something to follow that has all the guess work taken out of it. I have seen people get great results with Beachbody products and Shakeology, if that seems right to you. I really don’t know anyone who have achieved lasting results with Weight Watchers. But, like any plan you choose to follow, if you commit to it and commit to yourself, any plan can work and you will see results.