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So I guess I'll start.
I'm at my highest weight right now since High School, when I managed to lose 34kg.
I maintaned for quite a while, fluctuating a bit between 73kg and 76kg, but that wouldn't bother me too much, although I wasn't happy, either. Than my PCOS symptons and other metabolical issues started worsening, my age also took its toll and my almost-married life as well. Now here we are. It's been harder than ever to lose it, due to the before mentioned factors, but I do understand that if I don't monitor it closely, I'll spiral even further.
Starting weight: 90kg
Firt Goal: 80kg
Second Goal: 73kg
Third Goal: Anything under 60kg, really. I haven't seen that number since 2013.
Other goals: Have a 73cm waist again. Being able to see my hipbones again, because I thought they looked cute. Fit into L sized jeans again.
I'll measure myself some other time, but for reference, I'm 175cm tall, and I do believe my waist is around 86cm right now. fml
IF, because it's good for PCOS in general. At least 13 hours, 16h being ideal.
1h30 of weekly exercise.
Calorie tracking, try my best to stay under 1250kcal.
As for today, I did go above it a bit, staying at aprox. 1370.
Not sure if I will do daily reports? But'll try to weigh in every 15 days or so. Maybe weekly if I feel progress.
Wish me luck!
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I was hoping a thread like this would pop up again, as I've been trying to find something to keep me accountable for sticking with my weight loss goals.
I'm 5'8", 150lb, and my waist is 29.5". For now, I'm aiming to get down to at least 140lb by the time university starts again next year in September. I don't think that I'm fat by any means, but I know that I wouldn't be considered thin either. I'd like to adopt healthier lifestyle habits and lose some weight while I'm at it.
Currently I'm planning on eating 1500 calories (or less) per day, exercising 3 times a week, and limiting myself to eating out for dinner to once per week. I guess these don't really sound that radical for the average person, but I have really bad eating habits where I tend not to cook and get takeout all the time, so I'm just trying to do small adjustments for now so I don't end up crashing and giving up. My focus is less on the number of my weight and more on just trying to be more healthy at the moment. Once summer starts, I can probably increase my exercise time and my calorie intake will probably decrease naturally (don't know why hot weather suppresses my appetite).
I'll probably go with biweekly reports like the other anon so I don't obsess too much over recording my progress. Good luck anons! I hope all of your fitness and health dreams come true!
good luck anon! honestly, you just have to start cooking healthy meals for yourself instead of getting takeout. i've read somewhere that if we cook for ourselves we tend to eat better and more healthy. PLUS, you'll lose weight but obtain some money ;)
rooting for you! your journey reminds me of mine, pull through!
I feel like most farmers eat way too little. You should cut out calories, but not eat under your BMR. We have almost the same history: I once was a fatty, then lost 35 kg, then gained it back after like two years, now am fatty again. I am your height (well, 178 cm) and weight and I cut out too many calories, too, because I am desperate. But still, I eat more than 1250. If you eat so little, it will be way harder to keep up the diet, you will fuck up your metabolism (which will make losing weight even harder) and you will gain it back quickly. I wish you luck and I hope we can both reach our goals, but I think you are a bit extreme considering your height and weight. Also, are you doing sports?
Thanks for your concern anon, really!
The problem is that my metabolism is already fucked, because I have some metabolic issues connected to my PCOS. I swear to god, I go even a bit over like 1400kcal and I start gaining. It's not even funny.
Like today I made the mistake of weighing myself again and was up one kg. I hope this is just water weight or whatever, but I would be lying if I said it didn't make me sad.
The good side of it is that I don't feel very hungry, which makes very easy for me to do Intermittent Fasting, but my the problem is that I still have a big appetite. I just love making and eating food.
I don't do any sports btw. I used to jump rope but I am pretty rusty now, and sometimes I use a mini bike that we have at home. It's surprisingly tiring.
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>>112910>I swear to god, I go even a bit over like 1400kcal and I start gaining.
That is horrible! Have you tried different kinds of diets? I am no expert, but perhaps something like trying to go into ketosis (so, no carb) could help? Or is this also not working because of PCOS? I just can’t imagine how you cope considering we’re the same height/weight. Even with 1500 calories, I feel weak after a while and get really hungry.
I also know what you mean about the appetite. I love cooking and eating, and counting calories has shown me how many calories my food actually has. I am also struggling with my diet because I easily dismiss it. Right now, there are so many birthday parties with amazing food; and after cheating, it is difficult for me to go back to dieting. When I lost weight for the first time, I was so determined! I wish I could be like that again, but I also used to be a huge smoker. I don’t smoke anymore, and now my addiction to tasty food got even worse.
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I have been gaining weight these past few months, i'm really unhappy about it.
Went up from 69 to 74 kg, not an extreme amount but more than enough to make me sad. I'm 170 cm btw.
Goal: first, get back to 69 kg.
Second: get to 60 kg
How: going to the gym again (or exercise at home) for at least 45 minutes, try for 4 times a week. Also, register calories on MAL around 1500 a day.
Accountable: I'll try to update in a month (seems like a reasonable amount of time to see some progress)
Thank you anon! I can imagine how quit smoking would make food taste better. An ex smoker friend of mine also said it would curb his hunger as well, so not only food didn't taste as good, but he also didn't even feel like eating for long periods of time. But hey, it's for the best you both stopped!
About the low carb diet, yeah, you are completely right! When I was doing keto (dirty keto, but still) was the only time that I could go over 1500kcal (I usually would eat around 1800 because I had a lot of cheese) and I was still losing. On top of that, my skin was the best it has ever been. My energy was also higher.
BUT I fell off track big time and now it's been a bit harder to incorporate it again to my diet, I will see if I can try and do it post-Easter, but it's kinda hard to start doing it. My skin has gotten so bad since I started eating high carb again though, so that's a nice motivation.
To the log:
I did jump rope again yesterday, and albeit rusty, I did better than I was expecting, doing around 800 skips. Today I am super busy, but I'll try and see if I can jump again.
I went very overboard with my calories yesterday, though. 1615kcal, oof
But I've been consistently doing IF, at least 15 hours everyday. Honestly, I could go longer, but my gluttony gets in the way kek
Let me explain.
Everyone in my mothers family stratted our life as ultra skinny, muh metabolism, sedentary lifestyle/ eat whatever until 30. Then they start to gain weight, starting with stomach, bringing them to “normal” American weight standards. No biggie, right? Normal weight isn’t bad, right? Apparently in my faintly it is because by 40 almost everyone has Beetus and a bunch of other health problems like high blood pressure. No one is fatty. Everyone looks “okay”. I don’t wanna make people feel bad who are trying to lose 40 ilbs but body types are different, and BMI isn’t a hard science.
Let me explain.
Everyone in my mothers family stratted our life as ultra skinny, muh metabolism, sedentary lifestyle/ eat whatever until 30. Then they start to gain weight, starting with stomach, bringing them to “normal” American weight standards. No biggie, right? Normal weight isn’t bad, right? Apparently in my faintly it is because by 40 almost everyone has Beetus and a bunch of other health problems like high blood pressure. No one is fatty. Everyone looks “okay”. I don’t wanna make people feel bad who are trying to lose 40 ilbs but body types are different, and BMI isn’t a hard science.
obvi BMI is not that
informative but it is a decent guideline. that just sounds like some sort of adipose tissue condition bc normally it is able to expand with incoming lipids for quite a bit before getting fucked over diabetes-tier. maybe get it checked out? sounds rough though, my condolences
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You can do it, fellow PCOS anon! Why do you get anxious going to the gym? Would it help if it was a women-only place? (if there's such place where you live)
For my yesterday's log:
I went to a work gathering, and ate waaay above my daily intake goal, especially considering it was a social gathering that had a lot of food.
My final intake was 1951
Admittedly, there was also a lot of work, and considering the building had no windows, I was also sweating more than normal.
But I did woke up kinda bloated today, well..
Anyway, today I'll try to fast for a little longer (to also help the bloating go away faster) and I downloaded the Freeletics app. Will try to either do a workout from them, or jump rope. Maybe both if I feel inspired.
Same height and weight too, 178cm and recently hit my all time high of 90kg. Feels like shit.
I was always a really slim, if not skinny girl and then ruined my body completely with starving, followed by years of binge eating.
I plan to not count calories, because whenever I tried that in the past I immediately got too obsessive again and also because using apps like myfitnesspal which tells you just how incredibly long it'll take to lose all that weight make me fell even more hopeless.
My dream weight would be way too low and unhealthy, so I'll instead set it at 59kg - the lowest I could go without being underweight. But honestly, I'd die to just be below 70 again, too.
I've always really hated my tall height, but now I'm grateful, because if i was short or even average I'd look like a blob at my current bmi.
In winter I could at least somewhat hide my fat a bit, but it's absolutely terrible in summer, just wearing a tshirt makes me so uncomfortable.
I still live at home so I'll eat a normal/unhealthy lunch, something healthy for breakfast and then try to skip dinner. Fruit or wholegrain bread if I must snack. I'll also run everyday, when the weather allows it.
Skipping meals is the worst thing you can do. You'll be hungry and deficient and end up binging on junk - especially if that's your history. Eat three times a day with healthy whole foods, use my fitness app to make sure you're meeting your nutrient needs and snack on low-calorie snacks in between. Don't run everyday because you'll also get sick of it and give up.
You need to take a more sustainable approach that you enjoy or you're going to completely fail.
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Work gatherings are the worst… And, like I said before, birthdays. There are weeks where people bring cake, donuts etc. to our office everyday. Lunch break with co-workers is difficult, too. I am applying for a new job right now (not because of the cake though lol) and once I found one, I want to try meal prepping. >>113074
Welcome to the club, anon. I also used to be ashamed of my height, but it really hides the weight. Still, it would look better without all the extra fat. I remember when I first lost weight, everyone complimented my long, skinny legs and it felt really good. Feels double shitty now though. Good luck to you!! I understand the obsessive part with counting calories, but as long as you still eat enough, it is maybe worth another try?
Thank you! The gym doesn't make me anxious, I just sometimes don't want to go out because I'm already anxious. I have PTSD and some days are harder than others and on those hard days I just feel exhausted already so it makes me believe I can't go workout, but the funny thing is going to the gym helps me feel energized & less anxious.
You have a pretty good set plan, you're able to recognize why you might feel bloated and you'll do a couple extra things to help you feel regulated. Not pushing yourself too hard, which is great!
There's a difference between helping them watch their weight and making a big deal out of one bite
of cake - during a going away celebration too. She's moving away from home, and her mom gets all weird when she says "I get to have one bite for good luck though". Sorry but that doesn't seem healthy nor encouraging, and you don't have to be jealous to see that.
>>113098>she essentially made her daughters goddesses
Yeah and Margo made her daughter a kawaii loli model…
It's honestly fucked up if you can't see just how wrong this is. They're only "goddesses" because they felt pressured to go under the knife a dozen times at the age of barely 20.
Plus your dear Yolanda would think of you as a disgusting fattie if you aspire to be a whopping 120 at only 5'5 lol
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Hit my halfway point for my weight loss goal today, wanted to post somewhere.
Started at 220lbs, now down to 180, goal is 140. I'm 5'9 and in my 20s, eating 1500-1700cal a day and running about 15-20 miles a week.
To be honest I already look pretty good at this weight because I have very broad shoulders and its distributed well, but I really want to keep it up. At this rate I'll be at my goal hopefully in August.
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Guess I'll post too.
Actually I already started my weightloss journet this year in january. I started it because i have PCOS and last year in november my doctor had me stop taking the pill due to liver issues (that are now under control). In just two month and a half my weight skyrocketed from 69 kgs (152 lbs) to 74 kgs (163 lbs) whcich was my heaviest ever (also 35% bf%). I'm pretty short (163 cms or 5'4") so I started to get pretty round, moreover being overweight was taking its toll on my health (I had occasionally high blood pressure problems and blood sugar leves problems as diabetes runs in my family).
On January 8th I started pretty slow, just tracking calories (a 500 kcal deficit) and going to the gym like 2 times a week. In february I stepped up my game: I upped my deficit to -750 kcal and I actually started taking care of my macros (I ate 0 starchy foods like potatoes and bread and went for low glycemic index foods to minimize my insuline spikes during the day, I also started IF and slightly increased my protein intake). I also started going to the gym 3-4 times a week (mostly to do aerobics classes but once a week I did weights too). During march I still kept my clorie deficit at -750 kcal but i decided to start keto too for 3 weeks and it really hepled me when I palteaued at 71 kgs (156,5 lbs). I also started ditching the gym (not much time due to univesity getting in the way lmao) and I started walking/running outside with my bf and doing strength training at hoem with elastic bands and small weights. Now in april I decided to quit keto because even if it was working it was pretty expensive and it was kinda hard to keep up with it, I also lowered my calorie deficit back to -500 kcal and continued my low glycemic index regime. Training remained the same
I have a fitbit charge 2 and the fitbit aria 2 scale so i keep track of everything through the fitbit ecosystem. This morining i weghted myself and i finally reached my second weight goal (65kgs or 143 lbs), also got to 26% bf%. Also (which is the most impotrtant part imo) I don't have high blood pressure problems anymore, my blood sugar levels went back to normal and my blood test came back perfect.
My final goal is to get to 55 kgs (121 lbs) which is the weight a of most of my friends and they all look fab af, also I would like to get reid of my hormonal belly pouch, get a waist of at least 66 cms (25.9") and get at around 20% bf%. I plan on continuing with IF, a deficit of -500 kcal, running/walikng and strength training sessions at home. If you have any (possibly PCOS related) tips to aid in weightloss and/or on how to get a really tiny waist (without removing any ribs possibly) they are extremely welcome.
To all anons who want to lose weight:
You will make it, everyone has her own peace, losing weight is hard and you'll encounter some setbacks but don't let them drag you down, preseverance is the key to success <3
(Pic related is the chart of my weight from the day I started dieting up to this morning)
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Posting this as I found this really helped me understand why I struggling with my gym routine some weeks with my menstrual cycle.
I know this is over a week old but LOL.
You really don't need to maintain at this point. You know you're underweight, maintenance is not the problem. In fact, once you gain the muscle that'll keep you from becoming a gross skinnyfat looking worm, you'll likely have gained 5-10lb, some of that being muscle.
In order to not become super gross muscular looking, just look up a basic strength training routine, probably 3-5 times a week. Squats and 5-10lb dumb bells for lifting should be fine. This stuff is readily available on youtube or any fitness website.
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nta but I started at pretty much the same weight last summer and am now at 70 kg, and I'm aiming at ~60. I also had PCOS diagnosed and after I went below 83 kg my periods have miraculously become regular, like 28 +- 1 days regular. I thought I will never know this feel. It's funny I was the exact same weight when I got diagnosed. So it's more about tuning your metabolism than the raw numbers.
Overall it feels good to have some semblance of control over my body for once in my life, but I also still hate how I look. Also my hair is in a sad state, even though I generally eat better than I did. Oh well.
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I've been doing Keto and intermittent fasting for a little under a month and I've gone from 164 to 153. While I don't think I'm going to do it long term, it's been great for me so far.
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I'm 25 years old, 155cm and my weight fluctuates between 155l-160lbs.
The year before last I lost a lot of weight, before I was way more than this after hitting a huge depression point in my life and then I gained a little in the last year and a half.
I work at Starbucks which makes it much harder to stick to strict rules because you get free drinks and are always trying things, and sometimes our supervisor gives us food from the pastry cabinet that would otherwise get thrown away. I live alone and my friends are long distance because otherwise I'd happily bring them these leftovers, it's so easy to eat them!!
So while the job itself is activity-heavy, I work 12 til around 9pm 4-5 times a week and cravings get bad.
I want to get out of these terrible habits. I get my lunch around 3pm and have a small dinner when I'm home but try to keep it as healthy and light as I can, so it's enough that I don't go to bed starving but nothing carby that's going to sit on my stomach.
I want to destroy all the flab and extra parts on me, in clothing you wouldn't suspect it but naked I can see those rolls and bits of flab that weren't there before.
My stomach/gut too…..I want out and I want to get back into healthier habits and self care.
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I've been obese for a few years due to emotional eating and a lack of self-care, and for a formerly athletic person, it has been awful for my body image and self esteem. I'm currently at 168cm and 93kg /5'6" and 205lbs. I've lost a few pounds of fat in about 6 weeks but I do pretty heavy training at the gym and my muscles have grown at an insane rate, so on the scale, the numbers haven't gone down as much as I'd like to. However, my waist is now an inch smaller even when I was bloated, so that's something!
My base rule is just "calories in, calories out", eating about 1900kcal a day, putting me at a 500kcal deficit. I try to eat at school (where I live the uni cafeteria food is fresh and actually pretty good) every day. I try to eat as many greens and veggies as I can. I'm pretty picky, but there's usually enough variety to fill me. At home, I try to cook as much as I can. I've noticed it's actually hard to reach my daily calorie limit because what I eat now is less dense in calories compared to the crap I used to eat. I also treat myself from time to time with a small bar of chocolate, but I don't crave junk food as much anymore.
Speaking of self-care, I think my lifestyle changes have done wonders on my mental health (even though I'll admit that I'm a superficial bitch that wants to look hot in crop tops). My therapist commented on my increased energy and many of my friends have said I feel much more energetic and responsive. I'll try to not fall off these habits I've established and keep going!
Cheese doodles are so addictive, oh my God. I never bought them often, but when I did, it was impossible to stop. Those orange devils.
But for me, I used to drink juices and ice teas, which are packed with sugar. I love cool drinks so down the hatch they went, and I could never moderate how much I drank…
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I'm recovering from an ED, after more than a decade of malnourishing myself, because I'm sick of the brain fog and fatigue. I don't want to be useless anymore.
I'm 5'8" and built pretty large (big shoulders, big ribcage, big hips, used to be reasonably muscular) so I want to get back to my pre-ED weight of 145-150. I used to be a rugby player, swimmer, and straight-A student, and I hate thinking about how I had to stop playing sports and drop out of high school because I wouldn't give my body enough food to function. I know I can't get those years back, and I've probably caused some permanent damage, but I'd like to take up a sport again and maybe try to get a degree.
Over the past few years I've made it back up to 130, but every time I try to eat more than 1400 calories in a day I freak out (which I'm working on ignoring since that's just a deeply ingrained bad habit, but it's hard to shake).
I'm going to work on eating more protein, which as a broke vegan with weird food anxieties means lots of chocolate soy milk, baked beans, and peanut butter banana sandwiches. I have an exercise bike and some small free weights, so alongside taking a walk every day I'm going to alternate between 30 minutes on the bike and a small free weight routine to rebuild muscle.
When I was younger I thought that eating as little as possible would somehow make people love and care about me, but all the people who do love and care about me tell me I need to start eating more, so I hope I can make them stop worrying. I also hope they can chip in for my new wardrobe.
Not the anon you are asking but I too do roughly 1500 calories and fit treats in here and there.
Some of my ways to have spare calories for snacks:
- Decide what my meals are that day. Oatmeal or a 2-egg omelette with some veggies have much fewer calories than two slices of toasted bread with jam. Lunch will be something low calorie like a couple pieces of fruit and a small yoghurt. Dinner will be something without carb-loaded ingredients. No pasta or potatoes. Roasted vegetables and chicken is delicious. Or perhaps something vegetarian?
- If you are like me and are used to eating large portions in order to feel full you might have already gotten close to your calorie limit after these meals simply because you need to not feel like you are starving yourself. This is when a little excercise comes into play. I honestly do not like excercising but when I know there is a sweet treat at the end of the tunnel it gets easier. And just twenty minutes of some stength excercises or intense bicycling will burn a good chunk of calories. If I have the time I prefer to take a long walk but you should see what you like best.
Now how to make the snack last more than one minute:
- Measure it out and plate it nicely. Having it look nice makes it a treat for the eyes as well of the taste buds and it feels like even more of a reward. You don't have to go overboard though :P
- Take smaller bites. It seems like such an obvious thing but I think we all know someone who finishes their food before everyone else because they scarf it down like a ravenous wolf, and if they can't go back for another serving they sit there watching everyone else enjoy their food. Eat your ice cream with a tea spoon. Your oreo cookie can easily be eaten in 4-5 bites. Take the time to really enjoy the flavour and texture.
As an end note I want you to remember that it is ok to have moments of weakness. Nobody is perfect and it takes a lot of discipline to maintain a diet with a healthy mindset. I hope some of these tips help you get a sweet treat once in a while :)
It could work on the basis that you end up eating less. Personally, I do intermittent fasting and also track calories (not extra rigorously though), but at the beginning, people are usually able to lose some weight just by eating less meals than usual. It's also a good routine to stick to once you get out of the dieting phase - I used to have problems with binging and overeating after ending a diet (and therefore quickly gaining everything back), but intermittent fasting helps to keep this in check.
Please tell me you’re eating fiber, anon>>113000
Barre classes or Pilates are great for toning without bulking >>113203
I agree with other anon about seeking therapy. CBT could be a good thing to look into.
Theres loads of 'at home' exercise videos on youtube you can look into! even buy yourself some weights if you can and work out!
If you can't work out at home for any reason walking anywhere for 1-2 hours is great cardio as well!
For cardio, you can try running or buy a cheap stationary bike/elliptical/similar equipment.
As for workouts, there are a ton of Youtube videos you can use - depending on if you want to do pilates, HIIT, body weight exercises, etc… I tend to keep a playlist and combine several random videos from different trainers into one circa 40 minute workout session to keep it fresh.
You can try channels such as Runtastic Fitness, Fitness Blender, Rebecca-Louise, Xhit Daily (this one is no longer updated), Holly Dolke, MadFit, blogilates, Chloe Ting, etc.
Hear this bullshit:
I've been pushing myself for about four months now. Decided to go all out, I'm talking my first ever grown-up Gym membership, workout clothes FOR WORKING OUT, NOT CHILLING AROUND THE HOUSE, stocking the fridge with veggies, diet-friendly shakes, etc, all that bullshit.
I go about my business. Discover I actually really enjoy working out and eating differently FEELS alot better.
But my weight? My weight gives zero fucks.
So I finally have my check up with my primary doc. I'm upset and annoyed and thought 'Sure, I'd have SOME issues' since I don't have a gallbladder.
But instead my doc points out that might not be the issue.
The issue MAY be my hormones because I only have one ovary.
I thought that having my ovary removed because of a cancer scare would be the last time it fucked me over but figures it'd come back to haunt me when I'm trying to be a healthy shit.
So I'm seeing my women's health doc in a week and feel so god damn anxious and hope they have a solution for me or atleast some advice.
Just feels crappy, y'know?
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Joining this so I can take a look again in after awhile to read about the changes!
I'm currently 62kg at 5'8 (174cm). My goal is to get to 55kg. All my weight goes to my face so it's super obvious when I drop weight and my face is already quite round from the prednisone i'm taking for my health issues. Trying to stay at 1200 calories a day too. I'll weigh myself halfway through this month to see if anything changed.
Hey! Triplets? I’m 5’8 with the same goals as you two and same intake.
I don’t work out and I’ve been unemployed for several months so there’s barely any exercise in my life at the moment. I’m currently trying to snap myself out of a depressed period.
I let myself get to 67kg. A year ago when I was active, employed and more life happy, I weighed 57 kg and had been maintaining that weight for years. I remember getting to that weight successfully by having an intake of 1200 and also not working out. This time I want to try running and eventually lifting. Small goals.
Sorry for drunken/rambling. Good luck girls!
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Wow pretty exciting having similar heights and goals! 61.5kg is really good! I'm a bit worried to weigh myself in the next week because I fell off my diet a bit, it's okay though since I still have a couple more days to drop a pound or two. I'm also very bottom heavy, 100% pearshape. It's sort of nice because my arms and belly are never pudgy but having pudgy legs also sucks in a lot of ways. When I say my BMI and stuff people usually assume I'm skinnier than I am because of the height! Too bad I'm quite skinnyfat, I might get the motivation to actually work out a bit after I dropped some weight in the beginning.
I was a bit of flubber chubber in my early years of high school (so like 9-10 grade, my highest weight was 152lbs with me being 5'5) but got serious about being healthy and fit during the summer I was going in 11th grade. I so badly wanted to be look cute in a swimsuit instead of feeling self conscious because of my thunder thighs and stomach. It was awesome, I was hitting the gym almost everyday, cooked pretty much all of my own meals, and was starting to get abs. I got down to 120 lbs and I felt great.
But then, it all got thrown away because of some toxic people and influences in my life and I ended up with an ED. It sucked royal ding dong. I honestly can't be trusted to count calories because I'm worried I'll become obsessive with it again and I no longer use a scale because I would end up weighing myself too often in it would ruin my day if I didn't see the number get smaller. Looking back, I feel ashamed for ruining my body like that.
Then came college. Had a terrible schedule so I was up super early and would come home super late. This meant that gym time was impossible to squeeze in because getting around where I live is a bitch. Also, still had some eating issues which made me afraid of eating out so I just wouldn't eat at all.
So, for a good couple of years I hardly worked out and I became super skinny fat. The cellulite was BAD and made me afraid to wear a swimsuit.
However, I did at least get over the ED thing which is a plus.
Now my goals are to tone up and eat as healthy as I can. I have some cellulite on the sides of my thighs that bother me so I want to minimize them as much as possible.
I try to either hike or hit the gym at least 3 to 4 times a week. I hate doing cardio in the gym because I get bored, so if any anons are having a hard time with that, trying mixing in some hiking if you have a safe trail available. I also walk everywhere at school so if I can't make it to the gym then I at least got some speed walking in. Also, when I'm taking a break from school work I usually life weights or do some sort of ab workout like planking. I hope by next year I'll get more toned and start working on some abs.
Good luck to everyone, you can do it!
I have a big enough ass that I get wedgies frequently just from walking, and the only ones that don't ride up eventually are big huge granny panties. Or something like thongs that can't ride up anyway.
I personally wear the granny panties when exercising.
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Binge ate the first time in 10 days… feels bad. I'll try again tomorrow!
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OP here and I know I am superduper late, but hey, finally the scale moved! I am currently at 88.7kg.
I actually had to start my diet over, because like two weeks or so after this posting, I was getting work meeting (with food) after work meeting, birthday parties with "all you can eat" type of restaurants, and stress eating in general.
My skin was so so shitty, I decided to go back to low carb and it's been way better since. Also yeah, the losing weight thing, pretty cool as well. It's been about 12 days ish since I started eating low carb, so to lose 2kg in so little time is pretty neat, especially considering I don't feel hungry at all. Also, it's cool that I don't need to keep my calorie counting so low, I am currently around 1500~1700kcal daily. Sometimes I surpass it though (usually when my bf is over), but I don't stress it too much and focus on staying lower than 60g of (net) carbs max.
I just need to chill a bit and stop myself from hopping on the scale so often.
So my next weigh-in will be next sunday, I will post here in case it moves again.
Also I ordered new running shoes (it's been a while since I actually owned a pair) and I am kinda excited to start running, or jumping rope more often.
Basically hard liquor like the other anons were saying. I make a lot of caipirinhas which just has rum, lemons, ice and a very small amount of cane sugar.
If you don't want to do liquor for whatever reason wine is probably your best call, lower in calories than beer at least.
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Currently 69kg and want to be around 55kg, I gained weight from comfort eating after I lost someone close to cancer and struggled with depression, I've been working at a cafe where we get given free pastries every day and I'm about to start my new job as a librarian, and I'm going to get back into being healthy and actually going to the gym.
I feel guilty when I do comfort or even binge eat, but I can't let it be "maybe tomorrow" anymore. It's gotta be consistent!
I'm ashamed of my tummy and extra flab as before the depression I lost 2 stone and was becoming pretty healthy, I want to go back to 2017…
On a sideline I also want to glow up some, grow my nails and get my hair treated nicely, so I can feel pretty again!
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Current state : 4'8 and Ive been keeping my weight since 2014 I was like 50lbs now I gained like 5 due to school + stress and it often fluctuates
My diet back then was like lots of water and like a bit of carbs since I had time to cook but now I have to buy food at our school's canteen since it's cheaper and quicker
Really sad about it and I cant go and workout at the local gym since their prices hiked up and bcus of my anxiety. Plus, I'm swamped with college stuff.
But I'd really like to hear tips and tricks to obtain body like this ;_; and your advices on a proper diet and a workout routine
Ah wait im sorry I meant I'm at 55kg or 121lbs! I got the measurements mixed up im sorry! Im overweight for my height
Gym anon here I’ve been training for 3 years now.
That girl doesn’t look like that all the time she’s cutting not even elite athletes look like that outside of stage
Here are some helpful vids you may want to check https://youtu.be/sO5QOIFxHcghttps://youtu.be/OKMO5WKPwj4https://youtu.be/77JGaZhPJZg
Thanks gym anon! I'll look into those videos
also i have some questions :
It may sound dumb I haven't gotten around asking people but should I lose my fat first before I build muscle like cardio first or do both at the same time? An old gym friend of mine says that i should do cardio first and then build muscle.
thanks in advance anon ;w;
i started the gym a month ago and my fat is just melting away. women's muscle gains plateau really early so you don't get big from muscle, just lose all the fat. best part is i can still eat the same stuff i've been eating as long as i lift the same amount. i've already lost 15lbs.
Thanks! The old gym friend of mine was an old lady who only does zumba at that time. I'll keep this in mind!>>115398
Oh shit thats so cool!! Would it be all right to ask what's your workout routine?
sure! i only work out 5 days a week, sometimes 6. m-f and sunday is on/off day.
i work out in the evening a few hours after dinner>45-60 min at a time>2 days upper body (arms and chest) >3 days lower (legs and abs) with 1 day split with added light cardio, usually the elliptical
legs are easier for women to do because our legs are stronger than mens naturally, so it tends to be easier to increase weight which will help the metabolism speed up. for legs, i'm best with the leg press right now, can do 180lbs, for arms it's lat pulls, 60lbs. make sure you do a mix of machines for different muscle groups in whatever area of the body you're working out. if you're at the gym make sure to check machines. but lemme know if you're doing it at home and i can give you a list (i can also give you a list of all the machines i use if needed)
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Oh god yes I'd like to get a list for exersizes you reccommend at home please, even the machines you use at the gym.
I don't know when I'll be able to scrape up enough money for a gym membership again and I'd like to come prepared when I do ;0;
Thank you anon u r truly a godsend
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I'm 5'5" and last time I checked I was 200 lbs. I carry most of my weight in my stomach, my waist was 97cm when I checked two weeks ago.
My first mini goal is to intermittent fast (16/8 or longer) at least 6 days until June 10 and to do water fasts on June 7 and June 8. These goals aren't tied to a weight or measurement, but I'll use my fasting app to track. I'll IF on May 27, 28, 29 and then probably June 5, 6, 7. I'll check back in on May 29 next.
I used to be 95 lbs when I was anorexic and my weight crept up over the years due to grief eating, moving out, not having a strict schedule, being less active and PCOS. I need to lose weight for my health, to help with my PCOS. Due to PCOS related insulin resistance I'm more likely to develop diabetes. Insulin resistance can be reversed with a lifestyle change so that's my goal.
Also, I want to feel better about myself. My weight gain has caused me massive depression and I feel like I'm not myself anymore. I don't dress cute, I live like a slob, I don't make plans for the future, I actively avoid meeting old friends because I don't want to be seen. Losing weight will hopefully allow me to become myself again.
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Hey anon, I just wanted to let you know that I'm in the same boat as you and with the same measurements/height and also used to be anachan. I was thinking of doing IF myself and your post encouraged me so much that I'll be doing it on the same dates that you listed.
I hope you make it through and feel a little bit better about yourself. In my case, my insecurity fueled by me being overweight has made me refuse many opportunities for being happy and enjoying life. The only solution is to lose weight but it's like I have to put in three times more effort than regular people.
Also the part about avoiding old friends because of weight hurts so much to read because I'm doing the same.
Sending lots of hugs.
p.s. which fasting app are you using?
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Wow, 15 days already??
Time is flying by so quickly.
An update: I got my period and I usually get reeeally bloated so I don't like weighing myself when I have it, so I waited a bit longer. (
When I was feeling less bloated enough, I weighed myself, and the scale didn't move much, but them I measured myself (cause I was feeling thinner in general so I thought I'd give it a try) and my waist went down from 89cm to 85cm! Made me super happy.
Also, when my boyfriend came later at night (we didn't see eachother since last thursday), he said that I was looking way slimmer in general, but especially my calves (which I wasn't expecting at all). He even said that it was maybe the angle but then later confirmed that they were thinner indeed. That gave me even more motivation to keep going!
Now, I forgot my starting leg measurement because I am a dumbass, but I am currently at:
A(rms): 37 (fml)
Now, I work for a japanese association and through June we will be training to do dishes to sell at a big festival in July, and afterwards we will eat everything we make (the exercise dishes, I mean), starting tomorrow. So that won't be very good for my keto plan, since there are a lot of noodles and deep fried breadcrumbs envolved. But I will try my best to stay keto for the rest of the week.
As for tomorrow, I will try to fast until it's time to eat the noodles we will be making, and if I am too hungry I'll eat nuts, I guess.
Pic related, it's the noodles we'll be cooking.
I'm currently at 155 lbs. I've been kind of slacking with going to the gym and it's been really noticeable, especially with my mental health. Last week I went to the gym once and the anxiety kept me on edge almost all the time, had multiple panic attacks. I think that was also due to other circumstances unrelated, but I do think I would've handled things better if I did go to the gym twice instead because I went twice this week and it's like night and day. I'm still anxious, but not as bad. It's more of a nuisance now.
One thing, I'm not exercising as long as I used to a month ago. I go to a different gym now since I moved to a different city. The gym is a little smaller, but it has more weight machines so I'm going to start to work on building muscle. I guess that's a good thing? lol
My diet has been pretty well. I've been eating way healthier, lots of avocado with my sandwiches. Majority homemade meals, like it should be. I've been wanting to try all the food out in my new city, but I'm poor rn so that's helping me keep myself moderated. I haven't been making much fried food. Every morning I make myself two eggs with a piece of toast.
Basically my goal for now is just to continue eating healthy, work on building muscle, stay at the gym for 10 more minutes than usual.
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Not that anon but apps:
-LIFE fasting app
I like 'Fasting time' as I can change the background to inspo
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make plantain soup and use the limes to flavor. i love a good plantain soup with a shitton of lime. i try to keep the olive oil to a minimum if possible but the soup is so filling and delicious. clean and simple. if it's thick, i would add a little more water to it.https://www.casablancacooks.com/cuban-plantain-soup/
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I love making stuffed bell peppers, it's easy, delicious and low kcal.
I got the idea from this recipe but I make the stuffing more Italian by using Italian herbs and no chicken broth. Also I use veggie minced "meat"https://www.skinnytaste.com/mini-bell-pepper-loaded-turkey-nachos/
Also if you just use one big bell pepper per person it's a lot faster to make too (they just don't have mini bell peppers in our stores tbh)
And I use light mozarella instead of cheese.
I successfully did a 30ish hour fast to try to regain my control over food and hunger. I'm not sure if I want to continue it. I lost about 3ish lbs of (probably) water weight. From 129.5 to 126.5…
Idk if water fasting is even healthy at my weight but I hate restricting so much, it makes me binge. I would like to be 120-122 for a con I'm going to attend but it's probably not possible.
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inputted your stats into this calorie calculator. not sure how accurate it is but it's a decent starting point.
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>>116361>2k something calories to maintain weight
Yeah right, now do the actual settings: little to no exercise.>>116351
I don't know what your goals are, but You're not moderately active if it's only walking. Regarding diet: stay true to yourself and what you like, but tweak it so it stays realistic. You're quite heavy so you need to count calories until you get used to it and are effectively losing weight.
I knew the starbucks girl's level of activity immediately because:>walking
If you do what you said alone and NEET for the rest of the day it is sedentary. If you have a job (one where you stand etc… so not a stay-at-home blogging job), do gardening, do any other normal daily activity that does not involve NEETing… and add the 6 days a week lifting routine, then lightly active of course.
This is so depressing.
I'm not Starbucks anon btw, but I am also very short and sedentary and know for a fact that I often have to hover or eat well below a maintenance of 1k calories a day in order to lose. It's a challenge and I think many people would consider it difficult.
It's why posts like >>116361
are so unintentionally frustrating.
There is no way most women can have a maintenance of 2k calories and not become obese. No way, unless they are athletes and burn half of those calories a day.
I know I start to gain at ~1.5k. But I know outsiders–and to be frank, mostly men–look at overweight women and think we're pigging out on fast food and eating over 2k to get to where we are. One time I had to shutdown one of my male friends who was bitching because he had to "limit" himself to 1.8k a day in order to lose weight at sedentary! To me that's a glut and I would become obese in no time.
I didn't want to make this a rant but it just doesn't seem fair sometimes man. Just because women are shorter doesn't mean our organs like stomachs are also small or that we don't feel the same social pressures to eat.
>>116433>two separate desserts>carbs, carbs, carbs like pasta, toast, and tortillas>dairy
A lot of meals in addition to them being very calorie dense.
I'd love to blow your mind about how if you cut out the needless desserts and carbs, you could have even more
food in protein and veggies for the same calorie amount.
Lord sakes anon, even read the comments on your article.
No, the comments are criticizing the macros of that food and are also saying that this meal scenario isn't good.
The point is that if you weren't loading up on carby, calorie dense foods and desserts with sugar you could make the meals bigger because they'd be more healthy and less calorie dense in larger portions.
You can't give a shitty meal plan like this and say checkmate. It doesn't prove you get too little food on 1.8k calories, it proves you're not good at feeding yourself.
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Try eating some low-calorie vegetables for volume and nutrients. Also, stay hydrated.
still no scale but it's on it's way now so next update i'll have an actual weight. but I've been doing really good these past 2 weeks, only one or two days where I felt like I fucked up a little, but in reality i never even went over my calorie/carb limit, I'm just extremely strict with myself.
There were a few days when I couldn't exercise as much as I wanted, but I was tripping on acid so i gave myself a pass, lmao.
Even without a scale I know I've lost because my bras fit so much better already, backfat wise. I'm just so excited to see what I weigh, I never go this long without a weigh in when i'm dieting.
i hate to double post but it's been six days…
anyway i got my scale and i weighed in at 193! so i've lost at least seven pounds since I started, maybe more! super happy. also i calculated my waist to hip ratio and it's 0.73 which is really good. my hips are twelve inches wider than my waist. so i'm feeling myself a bit right now, not gonna lie.
hope all you other anons out there are feeling good about yourself too!
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I am now 60.4kg measured this morning! Super happy with my progress so far. It's not much but I'm just glad I didn't gain. Hope others are doing well too.
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This is what losing 60 lbs looks like.
I've actually lost 60 lbs. i have shit skin so the rapid weight loss made my skin very crepe-y and loose. i'm trying to bulk up with weight training so the skin stretches over some muscle besides my skinny fatness.
please try to lose weight slow and steady or else you'll end up with skin problems like crepe-y skin, stretch marks, and loose skin (only if weight loss exceeds 100 lbs). but this also, like everything, depends on genes. if you have nice skin genes im sure you'll run into this problem that i got.
anon, I'm sorry that happened to you. Maybe it will tighten up again after some time?
How long did it take you to lose the weight? And did you do anything to try and prevent saggy skin?
I heard dry brushing is supposedly very good? Has anybody successfully lost weight and kept their skin tightness?
i can't really remember how long it took me to lose it but it was less than 4 months once i set my mind on weight loss goals. i limited my calories to 1200 a day and ran 5x a week for 30-60 mins. before that, i yo-yo dieted and binged so i also think that was a factor in my saggy skin as my weight was fluctuating like crazy. my skin problems are only noticeable on my arms and legs which makes me self conscious af. i just hope that it doesn't get worse because im planning to lose 20 more lbs.
unfortunately i wasn't aware i had saggy skin until i lost the weight and it was too late to prevent it. major regrets on this as i thought my youthful skin would bounce back easily. do NOT rely on this fallacy like i did especially if you're planning to lose more than 30 lbs. i really suggest hydrating very well as skin elasticity improves with water consumption. i heard rubbing oil that prevents these problems like dr. palmer's coconut oil works.
does anyone else has any ideas on preventing skin sagging?
I don’t know if this fits here but I need to post somewhere anon so here goes.
Tomorrow will be day one of me trying to take control of my shit and leave ED in the dust. I’m 5’10” ish and have always been very lanky and gangly. I currently weigh 140-145 lbs depending on the day. I either eat super healthy (generally vegan but mix in eggs and fish sometimes) as much as I like, crazy restrict, or I’m bingeing and purging. It goes in a cycle. Binge purge, restrict, get back on track, “I deserve a cheat day!” , turns into a cheat week - repeat.
I’m sick of this shit. My guts are a mess, I rely on cleanse more pills to shit half the time. I used to exercise a lot and be very active, and looked great maintaining a healthy weight while eating really well. Now I’m a lazy depressed asshole and hate what I see in the mirror when I haven’t been starving myself for a week.
I want to be healthy AND get the body I want. That is to say, a healthy strong body.
My goals; maintain a mostly vegan diet without calorie restriction focus. Break my sugar addiction. Exercise minimum 3x a week (run, dance, yoga, whatever), but be active every day - aka don’t lay on the couch for most of the day. This includes being mentally and physically active. Get my weight down to a strong and lean 135. Most of all - NO MORE BINGE AND PURGE CYCLES.
I can’t talk to anyone in my real life about this. Sorry for the insane blog post. I just am so sick of this.
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Started at 207 lbs seven months ago, current weight about 147 lbs.
No loose skin or marks left.
>>117934>current weight about 147 lbs
Are you short..?
Great work though! You're lucky to not have marks or loose skin, I had a similar starting weight and have both on my arms and thighs despite lifting. rip.
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Op here. Went on vacation last weekend, boyfriend proposed to me, had lots of food and fun, had drinks, felt a little guilty, stepped on the scale today: 59,8kg. Thank god! I’m in the fucking 50s for the first time since I was a teenager and I couldn’t be happier. Now it’s time to pick up a workout routine again after being injured for a long time, so I’m gonna start going to some yoga classes this week. I don’t want to end up even more skinny fat!
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After eating way too much and having a crap diet for years, it was time to change.
With a lot of effort and patience you can do that as well.
70 lbs lost in a year, down to 112 lbs and feeling healthy.(USER HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE)
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Current: 138 lb (thanks, depression)
Goal: 105 lb (my pre-college weight. Funny how I still thought I was incredibly fat at the time)
I'm going through therapy. I'm doing intermittent fasting, tracking what I eat daily, going to the gym at least 3-4 times a week, and cutting way down on my alcohol intake.
I could be doing more, but I hope I can at least prove to myself that I can take these baby steps to a healthier life. It'll be sad to see my boobs shrink lol but I mostly just want to have a flatter tummy and slimmer face…
good luck to everyone else in the thread!
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Nope, they're real before and after pictures documenting one year of weight loss progress. Don't mind if a hand gets near the tummy or hips.>>118581
Balanced diet with lots of vegetables and fruit, cutting out most carbs, and avoiding unnecessary snacks and sweets and soda drinks will help a lot. Adding regular exercise (jogging/gym/weights) helps with burning more calories.
Slow process as usual, but the results are there to be seen.
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It's me again anons, I went to visit my mother so we ate a little badly, it's Monday tomorrow so I'm going to resume. I've dug out my DDR mat and I've taken it back to my flat so until I can afford gym again, this is my cardio.
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Anon where do you think you are.
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Screen name is Reiinapop. You're right to an extent, in the sense that she was getting fat because she was clearly eating too much every day. But then she really lost all of that weight. I think the transformation from fatty (goth) to skinny (bimbo) could be an inspiration for the thread.>>119157
On a site with a thread documenting diet and weight loss progress?
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Being so salty doesn't do any good, in fact you should reduce salt in your diet to minimal amounts to avoid water retention.>>119206
Get rid of the soda drinks and replace them with sparkling water, you might think you want the sugar, but most likely you're craving the bubbles.
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Currently at the highest weight I‘ve ever been because I moved out from home, stress and I got an IUD.
172cm tall / about 66 - 68kg heavy (don’t own a scale) and wanna get down to AT LEAST 55kg, but I would prefer 50kg
I will start trying to cook with less oil and maybe even try to reduce carbs. My biggest problem is sweets though, so I’m trying to just not eat sugar starting tomorrow morning.
I don’t drink Soda, only water, green tea und hot chocolate so I'm just gonna scratch the hot chocolate.
When it comes to exercise, I really don’t know what to do yet. I was eyeing with the Alexis Ren workouts on YouTube but I’m not sure those are effective…
Pic is basically my goal
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If you can, get into strength training and lifting weights. You can go down to 55 kg but if you get 2 kg of muscle mass in the process it will make a bigger difference. And maintaining muscle is expensive for the body so it helps in burning off more calories.
yep sparkling water is the way to go
there are a lot of tasty la croix and bubly flavors now that will get you through your soda fixation
i'm a huge soda addict myself, but have also done keto
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If you need it you can lift weights at home, you can have some used dumbbells with a few plates and they work just fine.
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Hope you achieve your goals anon
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Anons I'm so lost right now. Thought I was 155lbs but my mother's scale is brutally honest and digital and I'm nearer 160. I want to get down to 125lbs or so, o really lost track after losing a parent and I'm so frustrated. The last straw is my manager pointing out my weight, I can't take it anymore. Please throw at me all your advice for not only getting back on track but sticking to it because the year before I was doing so well before the trauma and I don't want to be heavy anymore.
I feel so pathetic. I'm 25.
oh wow. so i would actually kind of be on the opposite schedule of you. i'm a late eater and even when not dieting i usually don't have an appetite for my first meal until at least noon.
i'm trying to stick to a small first meal at 2p and then a large dinner around 8p and try not to snack. i'm doing keto too (which i've done before and had great results, but it's exhausting) but i'm hoping to reintroduce some grains after a while and keep the IF going because keto is seriously not sustainable for the average person imo.
what is it about those particular foods that makes you picky? texture? flavor?
my boyfriend thought he was super picky and hated all vegetables until i started cooking for him and he realized he'd only ever had bland, unseasoned, cafeteria versions of everything.
some salt, butter and roasting in the oven can bring out a lot of flavor and texture you might not have been familiar with before.
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That sounds delicious anon, I'm gonna try that!>>119483>>119484>>119486
thank you for the support and advice everyone! I'll use Chika as my pictures from now on so my posts are easy to identify!
Have started to wean back this week, drinking a lot more water and doing alternatives. It's Saturday and I want something takeaway-like so I'm breadcrumbing some raw chicken breast with some egg I need to use up, adding vegetables and some chilli and garlic sauce. I'm also having flavored water as a treat but not relying on it /too/ much!
There are lots of healthy alternatives, I just want to grab my depression by the horns because I'm an emotional eater and fell off the healthy bicycle I had going on very hard.
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Updating again! I've been working out quite hard and sticking really close to my diet plan.
Woohoo! Made it to a solid 58kg. I'm 3kg away from my first goal and it is super exciting! Wish you all the best as well and reminder to think about how good it'll feel in a couple of months if you keep to it!>>118582
Join the train! You can definitely do it. >>118773
Oh gosh that's amazing! I'm so glad things are going wonderful for you (congrats on the engagement too!!!) Have you thought about bringing your fiance to the yoga class with you?>>119569
Do you enjoy pickles? I usually substitute pickles for salty things like fries and chips. It works the best! Cod, flounder, and halibut are amazing when cooked right and are known to be the less "fishy" tasting stuff. I believe that anything can taste yummy if you get the right spices and meats.
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weather: too hot
diet: getting there
motivation to fit into my summer clothes: very high
Reporting in for the week, I weighed myself and I'm 154lbs! makes me wonder if my mum's scales were broken, because two weeks ago they said like 160ish but I was on my peroid so that might be why.
I've given up squash and only let myself have flavored water as a treat and I'm getting into icing teas. I want to focus on meal prep next!
a sidenote: I've started to grow my nails and take vitamins to help! a small achievement because I used to bite them so much they bled.
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Op here. Haven’t really been focusing on my diet and I’m stuck at 60,5kg again. I feel very uncomfortable in my body right now and yesterday my stomach felt so sick after having a vegan burger. I can physically feel my body telling me to stop eating bullshit. I’m glad that I haven’t been gaining a lot, maintenance is quite easy, but I only have about a month left until my fiancé and I go to New York for the first time and and I want to feel and look as good as I can. 4-5 Kilos should be a realistic goal, so I’ll stick to fasting, walking and yoga again. My diet in general is pretty healthy, I just need to quit sweets. My legs desperately need some shape lol
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Update! It's been 2 weeks and I haven't binged. I almost binged tonight but as I was shoving the spoon of nutella in my mouth I spat it out before I could swallow it. I haven't weighed myself but I look noticeably thinner! Going to do a weigh in next week. Hope other 5'9 frens are doing well
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Sign up to a gym and lift weights
You want a car with a strong engine which burns gas, not a lot of junk in the trunk which slows the car down
NTA but something about the swallowing would make it more likely for me
to continue and go completely overboard. When I’m not stressed or don’t feel like I’m on the verge of a binge, I can easily eat a spoonful of anything and leave it at that. But when I’m putting something in my mouth when I’m mentally in a place where I’m about to binge… I don’t know, the swallowing kind of feels like crossing a threshold in that case.
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- home dumbbell or barbell set
- a good pair of running shoes
You can see gains as long as you train properly with the right exercises
Lowering your body fat percentage will help with definition
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Do you want to be a fat fuck? 'cause eating around 2300 calories in one sitting is one way to become a fat fuck
Better start walking briskly tomorrow dearie
It's okay, anon. A bit late reply, but I suggest doing something that calms you down, perhaps take a warm shower with some nice smelling soap or similar that will make you feel a bit more comfortable in your body. Sip water. Have some green tea or similar.
We all fuck up. No one's perfect and just because you binged doesn't mean you've lost some imaginary battle in your mind. It's just a setback, and you can bounce back from it.
Yeah, I mean, binge eating is
unhealthy, kek. It’s not so much that I consciously give in. It’s like I’m snapping out of my mind and suddenly have no control over my actions anymore.
(I’m in therapy though and as I said, NTA. Was just saying what it’d be like for me.)
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Dude binge eaters don't just overdo it once in a while and go back to eating normally. Don't be retarded.
Binging every day is a really bad thing.
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Starting over again at 123lbs. Managed to drop from 128 to 110 a few months ago, but a bunch of life stuff happened and my routine got majorly disrupted.
>1000kcal, no processed sugar + 2 litres of water daily
>gym 5x weekly, mostly cardio
>walk during lunch break
I'm 5'1" and my goal weight is initially 106 but I'll go lower if I'm not satisfied.
i don't think you're supposed to do core workouts every single day, so if you're doing them in the gym already then you're probably good to just completely rest on your days off. or just pick one rest day in the middle to do them.
when i was lifting i liked to do just stretching and meditation on my rest days.
Did you mess up because you over-restricted your calorie intake or something? I’m currently trying to stick to <1000 kcal a day for the past month and it’s been alright but I’m a little nervous the other shoe might fall and I’ll binge eat at some point.
Good luck btw!(not an ana-chan thread)
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>gw 120lbs (my lw from 3 years ago)
Going on holidays in Feb so I'm making that my target date. It gives me pretty much no leeway and I'd have to lose 1lb almost every week, but I've done it before in a similar amount of time. Obviously I fell straight off the wagon considering my cw, but I'm exercising a lot more these days so ideally I won't have to restrict as much. I managed to maintain this weight for over a year despite my horrendous diet and habitual overeating, hopefully it'll make a difference.
I downloaded an excel spreadsheet off reddit to track my weightloss, I added a food/exercise diary as well to automatically update my CICO and save me bothering with MFP. I'm an autist about spreadsheets so I'm really hoping it keeps me on track.
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I'm spiralling atm with binge eating, I don't want to end up back at 250, I've gained so much just in a few months. I made it to 180lbs while I was mentally well and not trying a few years ago and fuck me I want back, hoping once things cool down with my living situation and stress I can focus more energy on calorie counting. I walk my dog 30-45 mins a day and strength train 3x a week, fingers crossed I can keep to 1600 calories a day without too much issue and will re-adjust (and update) once I'm back to 180.
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How do I get over the fear of eating more so I can gain muscle? I won't gain any muscle eating below/at maintenance right?
I just lost 25 lbs and want to lose 5 more lbs of fat and gain muscle but kinda scared of regaining. My BMI is on the low end of normal but I wanna be like Korra.
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I've struggled with disordered eating for 12 years, and I actually had my first appointment at my city's ED clinic today. Even though I know the "if I weigh more people will stop loving me" mindset is messed up, it still dominates my life.
The only things that keep me motivated to get back up to my pre-ED weight are pictures of curvy lingerie models. I want to look like that again, because my frame really doesn't suit a BMI under 22.
I hate knowing I wasted my youth obsessing over depriving my body of nutrition, but I can't fix the past. All I can do now is start treating my body with love.(not an ana-chan thread)
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Lost 3 lbs since I last posted. It's not that much progress, but it's baby steps.
I cheated and ate a lot of unhealthy food so I'm glad I lost weight instead of gained, lol. But damn, the new Popeyes chicken sandwich is sooo good, I don't regret the calories at all
I've been plateauing for the past couple weeks. Hopefully I'll break through it and go under 135 this week.
I don't live near a gym anymore, so I've been doing strength training/yoga at home and going on 45-60 minute walks every morning. I use the app Pacer to track how many steps I've taken in a day. It's going to be really important for me to force myself to go on these walks, since I work from home and it's really easy for me to avoid leaving my apartment for days and days… socially anxious and mildly agoraphobic anons ww@
congrats anon! hopefully I'm you in 2 weeks. I stopped drinking a bottle of wine a night 3 days ago and it's been honestly so shit but hopefully I at least lose some weight without much other effort.
I just did a big fruit and veg shop as well as stocking up on things from the bulk store like black beans, lentils and chickpea flour. it should last me a couple weeks and reduce the temptation of buying crap when I'm at the supermarket. I'm getting a tattoo on my stomach in 4 weeks so I want to lose a couple of kgs.
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Just wanted to share my favorite summer low cal snack with y’all: almost-frozen strawberries!
Microwave some frozen strawberries in a bowl for 30 seconds and you get deliciously icy, but not rock hard treats at 4 calories per strawberry.
I usually like to have a dish of 0 cal Swerve sugar replacement on the side for dipping. Soooo delicious and guilt free
I'll second the support for intermittent fasting. Never been a breakfast person anyway, so I typically eat between 1-9pm. I should cut the window back a bit earlier because I'm usually in bed before 11pm. >>121776
I think people would be happy to give advice here. You could try the advice thread too maybe, but at least here you know the audience.
Does anyone have experience with drinking apple cider vinegar? I can't seem to stick with it long term so I don't know about any benefits. I drink it in the morning, usually feel nauseous as hell for 30 min after. I know someone who swore by drinking it AFTER meals (like it cancelled out what you ate?) and I thought the whole idea was to let it go through on an empty stomach…
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I've been taking apple cider vinegar for a few years. Before I eat a meal I mix 15ml of vinegar with 20ml of water and drink it. The best apple cider vinegar to get is unfiltered with the mother. The fermentation sediment is supposed to contain beneficial bacteria that help with digestion issues. I also used it as a heartburn remedy when I was pregnant.
>I know someone who swore by drinking it AFTER meals (like it cancelled out what you ate?)
This is because it contains acetic acid. It stops the body from absorbing so much carbohydrate from meals.
a lot of ed professionals say that you have to aim to overshoot in order to recover, and let controlling weight be secondary to physical recovery. i think this is sensible. it took at least three years after anorexia and of being a bit chubby for me to feel even somewhat normal again after being a bmi of around 12-13. things like my hair and skin not being crazy dry, not having such a weird fat distribution, not getting constant infections, not having weirdly light periods, and healing properly took a lot of time and didn't happen until i gave up on keeping my weight low or even in normal ranges.
that said, make sure you stay in touch with a doctor who can monitor you physically and who is knowledgeable/sensitive around eating disorders. i didn't and i really regret it because i still have some complications that i think are related to anorexia and unsupervised recovery, like hormonal imbalance and insulin resistance.
eds are so dangerous man and the recovery sucks big time so am proud of you for wanting to do the right thing for your body. i hope you find the answer right for you. science of eds and anything to do with the gaudiani clinic are decent resources. be v sceptical of minniemaud.
I've lost 2.5 lbs since this! I'm also starting to see a loss in my stomach, I don't have a weight bulge out where my belly button is now, just a regular looking chubby tummy.
I'm so excited I want to cry, I'm hoping I can eventually get down to 140 again by the end of the year.
I'm pretty sure it's a combo of inflammation/swelling in my stomach going down from the medication they gave me and a bit of actual weight loss. I'm just more excited about not looking like I'm holding a weird alien in my stomach after a week lol
I'm eating enough calories, tracking my macros, etc so no worries there, I'm just stoked at the prospect of not looking pregnant anymore.
Update: I'm at 152lbs, not much of a difference and I ate out a lot last week during a trip away so I'm getting back on track. I've abandoned sugary drinks and I'm trying to get more veggies into my diet. I wish I wasn't allergic to bell peppers and nuts as those are so prominent in a lot of healthy meals and sound delicious! But there's other healthy alternatives I've been trying.
What is everyone's advice for getting down to quite an extreme difference healthily? My goal weight is around 55kg.
I'm currently at 150lbs. I'm trying not to lose too fast and I'm pretty content with this weight. I've been having issues keeping my appetite, due to a wave of panic attacks so seeing me lose weight quickly worries me and stresses me even more out. I've been sort of slacking going to gym twice a week, so I need to go ASAP.
My diet has been alright. I've been eating more sandwiches, mostly plain black forest ham with a squeeze of mayo if I feel like it. I have about 2 eggs a day, and I'm trying to cut back on sugary stuff, although I just discovered brioche loaves… lol anyway, keeping it homemade. Honestly I think making a pack of dried yakisoba noodles with some lil' smokies is a better alternative than going out to Popeyes.
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>>122100>although I just discovered brioche loaves…
I once dieted pretty successfully having a brioche swirl for breakfast every morning, totally worth the empty calories tbh. Shit is delicious and not as heavy as most carby sugary food.
Learn how to "hide" calories.
Swap higher calorie ingredients into your cooking.
milk -> double/heavy cream
chicken breast -> chicken breast with skin
back bacon -> side bacon
cod -> mackerel
Same amount of food, more calories.
123 now !!!!
You can make your own easy at home. Use youtube for recipe.
It's cheaper and super easy. Best low cal snack.
5lbs down as of today, the spreadsheet works my friends. The guilt I feel adding to it stops me eating extra snacks.
I used this one https://www.reddit.com/r/loseit/comments/8plk30/cico_spreadsheet/
and edited it so my food diary links up to the calorie counts. But if you just search for spreadsheet or excel on /r/loseit there are lots of different ones.
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Updating again. I wanted to say that I probably made this first post when I was around 65.8kg and not 62kg! I realized this while looking at my files pre-surgery which was the same week I started the diet, since then I bought a new scale and I'm now at…
I'm 1 kg from my goal and I'm super pumped!
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I want to lose 11 kilos by December.
No takeout until Christmas
I've been trying to lose a little weight since I want to go from 60kg to ~55, but I just can't seem to do it, have been hovering around my current weight for years. I don't really look chubby now since I'm kinda tall but I definitely remember looking better at 55kg.
My bf being against me losing weight certainly doesn't help.>>123104
Your pic reminded that manga existed, I read it ages ago when I still had an eating disorder. Heavy stuff but really good.
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These last two weeks I've started running with my boyfriend and I have a hard time breathing. Even though I was following my breathing training today it was so bad that I started crying from hyperventilating.
Despite the crying I actually went through with the full run and accomplished my goals. But my bf was annoyed at me for pushing myself that far. (Tbf I would be annoyed too)
I know I'm a huge pussy…. but I just want somebody to say well done Anon, you did it!
No, I haven't. My throat doesn't close up it's my lungs that can't take a full breath. I've considered going to the doctor but I'm worried they'll say it's cause of anxiety (I don't suffer anxiety) or cause I don't work out enough (I'm new to working out).
It's frustrating cause I never get tired in my body before my lungs give in. And I can just be laying down watching tv and I still can't breathe properly.
Sorry forgot to add,
also I plan to keep running and see if that fixes the issue. Maybe I'm more out of shape than I thought.
I do lol.
Okay I will go to the doctor.
You could be. I have the exact same weight as anon and I'm 6cm taller, and yet I'd say I'm skinnyfat cause depression pinned me to the bed for the last 5 months and I ate a lot of crap. I used to be fit and now I struggle to go up stairs sometimes.
I'm thinking of getting a gym membership and starting intermittent fasting, maybe cutting out dairy as well
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What are the best foods for gut biome?
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I’m stuck at 60kg/132lbs at 5’9 for the last few months and it’s so annoying because I already feel quite comfortable but I still want to reach my goal weight. I lost 20 pounds this year and I’m very proud of myself but why do I stop? I’m only ~10 pounds from my goal weight and I want to get there but it gets so much harder now. Urgh, it’s frustrating. I know exactly what I have to do (fasting, less carbs, move more) and it worked well before but ever since I hit 60kg I’m just not as motivated. (Not gaining back either though) Does anyone have any advice for the last few pounds? I just want to be a skinny bitch lol
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I’d like to thank
>my shitty exes that are now fatter than I’ve ever been or fucked up yet picked at m6 weight for years
> my shitty mother that gave me an eating disorder by feeding me like shit as a child
> not eating sugar 6 days a week
> Nutri ninja
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gonna make a post here and then never come back to check because I have trouble dealing with this stuff, but I wanted to throw some tips in for anyone who is severely overweight and having trouble.
At my heaviest I was over 420lbs. I stopped weighing myself at that point. I'm 5'8". I've lost over 200lbs without surgery and am still losing a couple lbs a week.
I know it feels really hopeless and shitty, and I know you think you do already not eat a lot, but you do. I used to lie to myself so much. "I don't drink soda only water" except I barely drank water and drank fully fat soda daily. I used to skip meals yeah, but then I'd fill up on chips and crap.
Like, you have to learn to be hungry and ways to deal with it. There's no way to do it without feeling hungry. I used to eat a large stuffed crust pepperoni from pizza hut, then another half a cheesey bites, washed down with a 2litre cola. Now I eat a couple slices. And it sucks getting to the point where you're happy with that amount of food, but it's so worth it. I'm so much happier now. I can fit in seats. I cried on the plane when I fit the seatbelt around me. I have a waist now. people treat me so differently. I don't have to shop at special stores. Because I'm still youngish I don't have a lot of lose skin and shit too.
But mostly I feel good in myself. When I take selfies or look in the mirror. It was so worth losing it all, and I'm so glad I did it without surgery because I wouldn't have learned the shit I did if I had just got a band.
Anyway, you can do it. If I can anyone really can. Good luck anons. But remember most of all to be kind to yourself.
Aim for 1 kilo per week not sure how much that is on freedom units.
>calculate your TDEE in bodybuilding.com >calculate body fat in the same website
Eat and exercise accordingly
Haha you're adorable anon and I'm glad you lost the weight you desperately needed to lose, but most anons itt aren't and will never be deathfats at 400 pounds.
These are girls who've–at most–have only ever been overweight or lightly obese.
For them it's not about only
having a couple slices of pizza, because to be at the weight they wanna be at they can't have shit like pizza at all, or if they do that's all they're eating for the rest of the day period.
I know you're still a 200 pounder, but you'd be amazed at the difference and restriction you have to be at if you wanna be in the 100-110 pound range as an adult woman. It's very harsh. I personally never broke past 130 even with militant calorie logging and daily exercise.
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What can I do about my dumb ass fat upper arms? I read you cannot target fat loss in certain areas, you have to lose weight overall. But then the rest of my body would be unnecessary to lose fat. I know I could tone muscle but I feel like my arms will still look huge. I wish they’d look like pic related after.
honestly, chicken nuggets are low-calorie, high-protein, and require basically no prep at all.
oreo thins are also relatively low-calorie for what they are.
you can also consider getting a crockpot, I hear those are great
you can make oat bran porridge in your microwave. Oat bran fiber keeps your blood sugar stable which imo makes it superior to fruit.
You'll need to find out which ratio of water/oat bran you like best.
For a snack sized portion I use about 1/2 cup of water with 5 teaspoons of oat bran, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Mix well and microwave until thick, add milk/cream/chia seeds/nuts/… and sweetener to your liking. But you might also like a savory porridge, I haven't tried that myself
You can also make broth (from stock cubes) with eggs in your microwave. You'll need to crack the eggs and put them in a bowl, use medium heat
At work, have unsweetened tea and water instead of small snacks. Catch some fresh air, move around from time to time. Have sugar free gum in moderation.
No snacks at all. Do not make exceptions from this rule, do not cheat. If you're hungry, sit down at the table to have a proper meal and focus on enjoying it.
If this is too hard for you, start by replacing all snacks with vegetables first, then try to snack less often.
If necessary, tell your coworkers to not count you in when they are bringing snacks to work!
You need something that will do you good other than eating a lot. It's alright to also look forward to a good meal, too, but there's got to be more.
Do some physical activity sometime within the day. Maybe you won't enjoy it that much at first or you'll need to experiment to find out what kind of activity/sports you like. But you can start off by just going for walks. Walk for at least 15 minutes and speed it up, you'll want to raise your heart rate a little.
Try it. No snacking, 15 minutes of physical activity/day. Do not buy snack food, if you don't have it, you can't eat it.
As breaking habits is quite challenging already, you might not want to be too strict about your intake for a while. Have healthy, satisfying meals, lots of vegetables, fat, protein. You can still eat less once you get used to staying away from snacks.
The tea idea is good. I'll just have to resist the temptation to add sugar to it.
I've actually started exercising recently. I do 30 minutes of cardio 3 or 4 times a week and I've kept it up for about a month. That probably isn't very impressive to gym bunnies, but it feels like an achievement for someone like me who's basically never worked out in her life.
I guess for snacking at home, I'm just going to have to work on will power and distraction.
I cannot agree with anon's recommendation of not snacking ever because I would absolutely not cope with that, I'd get hungry to the point of total distraction. What works for me is - eat small amounts regularly, eat the exact same thing every day at the exact same time, plan ahead and ensure the snacks are low calorie, eat things you enjoy but don't absolutely LOVE so you don't immediately crave more the moment you finish. Eg my work schedule is - small bowl of oats at 8am, coffee at 10am, banana at 11am, lunch at 12pm, small snack of fruit/veggies at 1.30pm, bigger snack at 3.30pm, dinner at 5pm, I usually add a tea or coffee sometime in the afternoon too. Changing the routine makes me likely to binge though, so if you can survive without eating constantly more power to you.
Are you apple shaped or inverted triangle by any chance? We usually store fat in our arms and stomach.
I tend to stay on track better if I don't snack. If I snack then it tends to lead to downward snacking spiral and I eat way more than I planned to. I think eating the exact same thing every day might help! Planning healthy meals and counting calories stresses me out.
I'm at 129-ish lbs now (lost 9 lbs in the last 2 months. I forgot to add in my previous posts, but I lost 20 lbs in the past 7 months, 10 lbs just from abstaining from drinking alcohol during weekday nights).
I easily eat less than 900 calories a day most of the time, but I guess my TDEE is much lower than I thought with my fairly sedentary desk job life. I'm also 5'0", if that's a factor? I got frustrated recently and binged a little, but eh whatever… I'm just gonna restart tomorrow and be twice as vigilant of my intermittent fasting and diet.
On a positive note, this was the first month I was able to look at my stomach/waist in the mirror and feel good about myself. Then I ate fast food and got super bloated haha. but wow, gaining a bit of self-confidence rules, actually!
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is this kind of bum achievable with just glute activating excersies and no surgery/injections? i can't tell if this girl is completely natural or not but her butt is amazing. she seems on the lower end of normal weight wise, probably underweight
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Chika anon here, I've got a big date on Halloween coming up and I want to really get my shit together, lose a good amount of weight and stick to my goals, any tips from fellow farmers? Anythings to really focus on? I can't afford gym this month fuck. I've got some face weight that's gotta go but it tends to first anyway.
Update! I haven't been able to run since I posted because my breathing problem got so bad I couldn't breathe even when doing nothing like sleeping.
Went to the doctor and guess what? Anemia! I would have never guessed.
Ladies, watch your iron-intake.
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Don’t eat any type of sugar (unless fruit) until your date
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Eat salads and low calorie snacks instead of typical vending machine snacks, which are packed with salt.
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Now I'm 2 days sober again kek, I'm retarded. I keep thinking I can drink in moderation but whenever I buy a bottle of anything it disappears instantly. cheers to only buying water and tea.
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152lbs -> 145lbs
faltered a week or so ago due to a very sudden traumatic incident but getting back on track, wanna be extra healthy before my date!
Yeah I know him threatening me is fucked up. He says he only threatened divorce to motivate me.
But really at this point, I hate my body so much it’s making me depressed. I’ve never been athletic or into working out. My self confidence is in the negatives right now and it makes me hate looking at the mirror. The way my body looks makes me want to take scissors to myself and just cut out all the fat
Are you on any birth control or meds that could be adding to your weight or making it harder to shift?
The ultimatum part does sound bad. I know some people will say he's within his rights to do that but people who give ultimatums are often playing a power game
Years ago I had an ex give me the ultimatum to start performing a certain (unusual) sex act on him or move out. I started a thread on reddit and the divide was men saying that ultimatums are fair, and women telling me to take some power back and leave.. I should've listened to the women. If you are already depressed he should be motivating you in a way that doesn't kick you while you're already down
Did he want you to finger his butt?
Was it onision?
Lose the weight and dump his ass.
And a caloric deficit always works. You don't need to do specific diets or fast, literally just count calories.
I'm not even joking, he wanted me to put my whole hand in his ass
When I asked about prep like doing an enema he was like 'oh there's no need for stuff like that, I don't know why people think it's needed'
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Doing that in 4 months is not achievable, you can aim for a 1-2 lb a week and lose 60 lbs in 8-10 months.
Add weight lifting to the process if possible.
Seeing this makes me so sad and hopeless, I'm not as big as her but also have a lower goal, meaning the chance that I will also end up will loose skin and cellulite is very high…
Why did I have to go and ruin my body with gaining so much weight? Makes you think that just being fat might be better than being a saggy mess…
I know lolcow is very focused on looks, but honestly isn't it better to be healthy with some saggy skin rather than overweight and prone to a vast amount of heart problems, bad knees and other pains because you were afraid of some loose skin that in the worst case can sometimes be taken care of through surgery?
Which is also why weight loss should focus on life style changes and all that jazz rather than hefty diets and quick fixes, but who am I to tell people to think health before looks on a site like this.
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a strong midget. How anybody would want to look like that is beyond me
Why won't you just eat healthy, count your calories and make sure you're eating at a deficit? I don't see why anyone would need a specific diet to achieve weight loss.
Also in my experience it's easy to over-indulge on smoothies, they don't really fill up.
Green juice for breakfast with a protein on the side? yes
Are smoothies not healthy?
I'm assuming smoothies will help count calories because everything is measured
I can't really cook because my stove isn't working
It's not a specific diet, it's just a way of preparing food IMO–and diet is a huge part of weight loss>>125711
What would the difference there be?
Smoothies are healthy if you add the correct ingredients.
Green smoothies have less sugar and more vitamins than fruit
Hows this for a smoothie recipe
1 cup spinach
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup blueberry
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 scoops protein powder
comes in just under 500 calories
Not green enough?
I just made one and I'm thinking I might be able to increase the amount of spinach and maybe use more flavorful fruit to overcome the protein powder taste
I bet I could add broccoli or celery too
I’ve heard blending ruins fiber, but is there any way to verify that?
Obviously blending chops stuff up finer than if you just chewed it—but then that would mean the amount of fiber in food you consume depends on how much you chew
I don’t have a lot to back me up on thiis, but if fiber is a type of carb, processing it more shouldn’t matter because it’s not going to change the content nor will it change how it’s digested
If there’s soluble fiber and insoluble fiber, the soluble fiber would dissolve in water into nothingness and the insoluble fiber wouldn’t be absorbed regardless of how much you blend it
That doesn’t make sense how I’m explaining it, sorry
To put it another way
If fiber does break down depending on how it's processed, then why doesn't it break down sooner and in various conditions?
there's nothing wrong with this but like another anon said you're going to feel much more satisfied if you eat the food. all these ingredients minus the milk and protein powder would make a delicious salad. you could add chickpeas tossed or baked in herbs and spices and tahini thinned out with balsamic as a dressing for more protein and flavour.
by chewing your food you're sending signals to your body that you're eating so feel more full. the variation of savoury/sweet/tangy is more interesting than a big glass of one flavour. you're also making habits that are more sustainable, which is what weight loss is really about - small changes over time.
It's a good point, but I kinda just want to lose a lot of weight all at once
I'm not planning on doing smoothies forever, I just can't cook because I don't have anywhere to do it and I can't really trust take out because how would I count calories and I definitely can't load up on TV dinners/fast food.
Even the whole foods buffet, which is super nutritious, isn't the best way for me to go about this because I can't calories if I'm shoveling stuff into a little box
As far as feeling more satiety, how about drinking a smoothie and snacking on celery all day
Just to trick my brain into feeling more full
Also, the smoothie recipe worked as far as making me feel full for a long time–it's probably the chia seeds and the water I drank, but I wasn't hungry until lunch and then again until 5 ish
I know this isn't the smartest way to do this, I know that there aren't going to be any technical shortcuts, but I'm just tired of trying to make a trend and then quitting before I feel I've made progress
I'm trying a lot of new stuff and my goal is to stick with it just so I'm feeling good when the new year rolls around
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141lbs! I've been very strict with myself.
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It’s on, I want to lose 20 pounds.
there's no way around tracking calories. kcal in = kcal out is key.
is it more important to you to eat big meals or do tasty, but small meals satisfy you more?
big, long-lasting portions: low-fat, high-carb diet with a lot of fibre (fruit, veggies)
small, but satisfying: keto/high-protein & high-fat
track your calories either way, but try to figure out what you need to make your brain feel satisfied.
personally, I need my meals to last at least 30 minutes or I won't feel full and overeat. hence I eat a high-carb, high-fibre diet. keto would never work for me, but I know many people are the exact opposite.
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It's not about the looks, it's about how she feels after working out>>126010
Kcal in, kcal out, keep track of that, don't mind counting them too much
A car goes faster with a bigger engine and less junk in the trunk
After a while your hunger levels go down. If you’re putting in less than you’re burning, you are definitely using up your fat stores. Your metabolism will not slow down unless you are starving and have burned everything to burn. What really happens, is as you lose weight, your bmr goes down because there is less of you to sustain.
1000 is really low though. VLCDs are really only for medically monitored morbidly obese people. It can be hard when your appetite isn’t as big but try to get at least another couple hundred calories.
dude same here… binge eating is mostly a psychological issue so unless you find out what's bothering you, you are stuck in a circle of binge eating and self loathing (like me)
starting today i'm forcing myself to go to the gym at least three times a week. i always quit after a month so let's see if i can keep it up for more this time
based, fasting is the best way to lose weight
make sure you stay hydrated, and if you crave flavour try drinking different teas (no sugar or milk). also if you get dizzy it means your electrolytes are low so you might have to drink salt water or gatorade zero. but if it's just for a day water and tea should be sufficient
stay busy so you dont think about food
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I absolutely must lose weight, I'm nearly 100kg/220lbs at 178cm/5'10.
I don't even know for sure if that's my true weight, I calculated this based on my old posts on lolcow there I complained about nearly being 180lbs, being 180lbs, being nearly 190lbs, hitting 200lbs… pathetic, I know. I can't weigh myself because I wouldn't be able stand the sight of 3 digits showing up on the scale.
I was a slim child, then started starving myself as a young teen, gained everything back when I was nearly 16 and then gradually gained more and more as the years passed by. I think I've tried every single diet on this planet but I never succeeded. I can honestly say that I started and failed more than 300 times already throughout the last 8 years. Now I'm a 24yo virgin, I don't have friends, I'm failing at every aspect in life, I'm absolutely miserable and have zero confidence.
Food is my sole comfort but seeing as I'm likely obese now and won't feel better about myself unless I lose weight, I absolutely have to start now. I just don't know how, I try but give up because I feel awful after just a few hours and go back to stuffing myself with 3500 to 5000 calories every single day.
Funnily enough I started starving myself because of my tall height - and now that height (and the fact that I dont show any skin) fools people around me into thinking that I'm not even overweight yet. But this doesn't change reality and how disgusted I feel about myself. I honestly wish I could go back to my days as an eating disordered teen because hunger pangs feel a billion times better than the hate I have for my body nowadays. Before I started thinking that I needed to starve myself my waist was naturally below 60cm - probably less than the circumference of just one of my legs nowadays…
Atm my family doesnt have a kitchen, so I'm living of cup noodles and unhealthy snacks, but it's not like I could cook anyway.
If I don't stop eating soon, I'll no longer be able to shop in the normal section of stores.
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Walk more, lift weights, eat a little less
Minimize the carbs in your diet
Drink more water
Nta but you need to get your life together.
Get at least an electric burner and start preparing your meals so you can be aware of how much salt/oil/etc you put in instead of ingesting who knows what.
It's crazy to me that some people can live entirely out of eating out/premade meals, and it's even crazier that those people expect to magically be healthy and slim.
You don't need a diet you need a different lifestyle. If you get your life together you won't seek confort in food.
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What's the lowest-effort exercise I can do for lower belly pooch? I'm guessing the leg lift one? I'm clearly no expert and I already do 30 mins on a bike daily which is also the max I'm willing to do.
I did that 5 min ab routine for a few weeks with good results but I'm not really willing to do all that again.
This is an old post, apologies, but can this anon clarify why they prefer to drink the acv before their meal as opposed to after? Does this anon or any other anon still do this?
I'm about to buy a bottle for a hair rinse, but I'm super intrigued now! I'm off to google but anecdotal experiences would be awesome if anyone can weigh in (kek)>>126547
ITAYRT - But won't building muscle in this area reduce the fat? So hypothetically if I started working out my lower ab muscles they would just grow beneath the pad of fat? And I would look larger? Thank you for replying btw
Ok girl but if you want your body to change for the better you need to start living differently.
If you think you may have depression or something that's stopping you from being proactive and doing what you need to do, then get help for that first.
And as the other anon said, buy vitamins, no joke you might be lacking vitamins for living out of empty calories. Lack of vitamins can make you feel tired for no reason and it can affect your mental state as well.
NTA , but your muscles wont consume te fat if they grow, so if you just build that muscle without doing cardio+diet if wont change your measurements, of make you look leaner, you could look a bit more toned, but not thinner
also, losing that fat will show your lower belly muscle way more
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has anyone tried these konjac jelly things? did they significantly reduce your appetite?
I'm really desperate, this has been a horrible year for me and my family, I suffer from depression, anxiety and OCD and I really really REALLY need to lose weight, the problem is that from the place i'm starting this journey, it looks like such a monumental task that i don't now how to start, i need something simple to do first, then i can add new healthy habits, but whats more important to tackle first, eating habits or excercise? i can't do both or i'll panic and won't get anywhere, please help
You could be developing gastritis. I wouldn't recommend fasting if you feel any discomfort. When you go long periods without eating your stomach erodes itself with the acid.
This happened to me and i developed small hemorrhages inside my stomach (btw my main symptom was that i felt nauseous every time i had a hunger pang). The doctor warned me that if i kept living like this i could develop stomach cancer.
Fasting once in a blue moon won't give you cancer but making it an habit might be dangerous.
Ignore everything that isn’t eating under your bmr. You can find your bmr by googling a calculator.
Weight loss is nothing but maths.
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Are you just drinking plain water or do you add a little bit of salt?
I had that issue with nausea and headaches till I started to add salt to my water bottle. >>126593
I drink it before a meal so that it helps me digest what I'm about to eat. It also doesn't taste great so drinking it before eating something else takes the taste away. If you are going to try it, do not drink it neat. While it may have health benefits, it's still acid. It can damage the enamel on your teeth and will burn your throat if it isn't diluted.>>126593
Agreeing this anon >>126655
. You can buy electrolyte powder that contains everything you need. Another thing you might want to try is peppermint tea.
So is normal soda and any number of things we eat and drink unless we're total health nuts. If a diet coke is the only thing standing between you and your weight loss goals then who gives a fuck about maybe eventually having slightly worse health in some ways?
Obviously nobody should chug litres of the stuff, but that's true for nearly any beverage except water.
actually it’s not. and i wish everyone i meet would stop staying this.
Artificial sweeteners have been rigorously studied and tested for safety. These studies have corroborated the safety of these products, and to suffer ill health effects you would need to consume quite a bit more than you are likely to: A 150-pound woman would have to consume 20 diet sodas OR 100 Equal packets habitually.
Okay but it's not a choice of normal soda versus diet soda. Anon said sparkling water which is better than the diet soda.>>126708
You are free to believe what you want, I'd take my chances with the carbonated water. I know what I've seen among friends who replaced their beverages with diet soda. It wasn't good.
Use google, there's no known link between aspartame and cancer compared to anything else. It's one of the most well-reasearched additives of all time.>>126726
A lot of friends with migraines.. but hey, could be viable, I guess lol. There's so many things in their diet that could cause them digestive issues so putting it on diet soda specifically sounds like bs to me.
Essentially if your option is regular soda or diet, diet is your best option. Whether for weight loss or health. There's no evidence that aspartame in safe doses cause cancer, weight gain, etc. You know what is being linked more and more to cancer and generally shit health? High processed sugar intake - whether from soda or other sources.
I still don't understand why you think diet soda is an equal to better choice than carbonated water.
There's more evidence against why it's not such a good idea, like how there's still an unclear understanding of what sweeteners do to our gut bacteria and cardiovascular systems. Hiding behind "Well nothing's been proven yet" isn't very becoming logic for it.https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/the-evidence-is-mounting-against-diet-sodas-2017-10
Where did I say it's better than carbonated water? Obviously not. However if people are accustomed to sweet drinks it's much better to reach for a diet soda than regular or juice.
It's true there are things we don't know about the effect of our gut bacteria but that goes for so many things we put in our food and drinks. We've only started scratching the surface here. Nutritional studies are notoriously back and forth and full of uncertainties so as long as you moderate your diet soda intake (moderation is always key after all) and otherwise eat healthy there's really no good evidence yet for why you shouldn't drink it.
I was not recommending diet soda over carbonated water I was challenging the notion that it'll cripple your health or cause cancer. If someone craves sweetness diet soda in moderation is a viable option. Carbonated water is obviously better but for many it'll be too harsh of a transition and not satisfy the craving.
In an ideal world we would just be drinking regular water, this world is not ideal.
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take some deep, deep, breaths, anon. my browser crashed while i was typing my og reply but:
1. most of the results in the studies used in the article you linked are inconclusive https://sciencebasedlife.wordpress.com/resources-2/what-is-a-good-study-guidelines-for-evaluating-scientific-studies/
2. i'm not even sure that you read the article you linked. it even explained how the studies referenced weren't conclusive. at the end it said, it's best to avoid it ONLY because it might cause headaches and appetite increases but then it, again, debunks it's own conclusion. (pic related)
overall the article you linked did not even support your original your original claims:>> diet soda is shit for your health>> aspartame causes cancer>> migraines digestive issues, mood changes
yes, i'm the retard here.
You're talking around me. I never said anything about anything being 'conclusive.' Just that there's evidence about how it might be bad for some people, and why, the carbonated water will always be the better choice.
I wish people could take a deep, deep, read on posts sometimes.
And btw I'm not the same anon who said it causes cancer.
Jfc this isn't anti-vax or flat earth shit. Literally no one stands to lose anything if they don't drink that swill.
The cafeteria rotates items so the food choices are always different. I’ve always been such a bad decision maker so I end up taking everything that looks really good.
I think I might try to stick to the salad bar and the fruit bar, maybe add some yogurt. I’m definitely going to avoid the pizza, dessert and hamburger/French fry area. Sometimes the vegan/vegetarian area has healthy food too but the calories for one plate is so high (500-600 range). I just have to limit myself to two plates of food instead of my usual 4-5 or else the calories start to add up.
I honestly think it’s my mentality of trying to get the best bang for my buck so I end up eating a lot more than I should. I just want to be skinny.
How do you thin anons practice mindful eating? How do you cure binge eating? I think I might be a binge eater
If I was paying for delicious all you can eat meals I would focus on exercise so I can get away with eating more tbh. Usually I'd say you can't outrun a bad diet and focus on eating less but if you have so little control over your meal choices, and such good options, it might actually be easier to rely on exercise than pure willpower.
I'm a binge eater and the only thing that works for me is planning my meals and eating the same things at the same time every day, while minimizing temptation as much as possible. I'd be absolutely fucked in your situation.
I try to run everyday at 10 km which burns about 800 calories. It still isn't enough to compensate my shitty eating habits.
I keep gravitating towards the dessert bar even though i said i wouldn't. I had waffles last night and cake, brownies and pumpkin pie today WITH the healthy options so even MORE calories (900 at lunch). wtf is wrong with me. I ate so much I actually had baby vomit after binging.
I got no discipline or self-control and am relapsing into an obese lifestyle. It's making me so depressed because I WAS obese but I lost it all before going to school.Now here I am gaining it all back
i's recommend 1 meal a day (OMAD) since it's very hard to overeat in one meal. or maybe try intermittent fasting with a feeding window of only 4-6 hours
ive always been thin and i personally only eat when im truly very hungry, so any food, even healthy food, tasted very good to me by the time i eat. also i avoid drinking or eating lots of sugar because you end up craving it and preventing your body from accessing stored fat for energy
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I'm never hungry anymore is it worth it to visit a doctor? I don't take meds, drugs of any kind (I'm not addicted to anything), though I feel a bit depressed. It doesn't mean that I don't try to stick to a routine, it just means that I do force myself to eat 3 times a day, and that I rarely snack (and if i do it's just a piece of fruit or whatever someone force-shares with me). I just don't know if it's normal to never be hungry. What does a loss of appetite mean? That they go days without longing for food? Not me obviously.
I took a fat burner pill because there were some in the living room, now I'm all sweaty, will something happen to me? >>129225
Not gonna watch a mentally ill long ass vlog, summarize why she's crying on youtube other than for attention?
When I used to take Vyvanse, it would make me super sweaty like that if I took too much. So it's probably just an effect of taking a stimulant, especially if you were a little overzealous with the dose.
said, drink some water. Just let it run its course and don't drink coffee or consume any other kind of upper until this wears off.
Tbh diet pills aren't worth it. You'll gain weight back as soon as you stop them and they wreak havoc on your heart. Just be careful.
4:10 when she was trying to lose weight it became a big focus in the agenda and she does remember overcounting calories and started binging in the end, she felt bad and down
Not a good mindset and now her mindset has changed, instead of "weight loss" she's now thinking "healthy" and drinking more water
She feels really good now
>>129248>fat burner diet pills
Be careful: if you're dealing with DNP pills you need to know that DNP is considered to have high acute toxicity. Which, ironically, is exactly why it was (and still is?) employed as a weight loss agent.
Chemically, DNP is an agent which makes your body waste energy as heat (and causes body temperature to rise).
That's a loss of 5 lbs a week, or almost a pound a day. At 138lbs and a (total guess) height of 5'4" and age of 20, your BMR is 1,460. losing a pound of fat takes a 3,500 calorie deficit. According to https://www.losertown.org/eats/cal.php
you would have to be an elite athlete eating only 100 calories a day to lose that much weight in that time period.
If you manage to lose that weight, it will be water and/or feces. I highly recommend you take a step back and ask why you want this. Is it because you feel you need to make up for not losing weight sooner? Is it because you have some event on New Year's where you want to look good? Try making a plan that's possible, and if you need to look good for an event, try to avoid bloating that day, practice good posture, and wear something you feel good in. Don't set yourself up for failure like this.
Make doing 50+ pushups your goal
It's fairly easy once you get used to them and it's motivating and impressive
I can do max 20kg OHP and I have great shoulder/upper body genetics, and am quite strong. Why is OHP so difficult for women? >>130270
You'll get there, I couldn't even do a half push up and now I bang out 70 at once
>>130287>I feel like our strength generally lies in our legs and core, but I could just be chatting shit.
You're right there, we're generally reaaalllyy good at deadlifts especially. Maybe the lack of upper body strength has to do with reproductive health/babies somehow. Dunno
You can get an amazing looking upper body without being strong, but it's just…so weak lol. I love how my arms look but I'm pathetically weak, aside from the push ups
Try making vegetarian versions of meat recipes you know first.
For example tacos but instead of meat make it smashed beans.
My go to burger replacement is halloumi if you want to avoid using soy meats. If you're in europe it's not hard to find it.
If you want to lose weight egg is a great source of protein but low kcal.
>>130445>Are you ripped?
My upper body is super lean, but that's largely genetics, I store no fat there and gain muscle easily (I had visible triceps before I lifted weights).
I'm 5'5, 105 lbs, so I'm also really light and that probably an advantage. My endurance is really good and I feel that's what matters when going for a lot of push ups.
You want to learn how to do them properly, nose to the ground and back straight. I see so many people doing poor push ups, their ass caving in and barely bending their arms.
You might want to try intermittent fasting. Helps with any sort of ailment and inflammation, and will take care of the issue of not knowing what to eat at uni (just don't eat - eat in the morning at home or when you get back). Eat more protein and fats, less carbs, especially grains.
Also, glucosamine is great for joints. Good luck!
What about gaining weight and getting fit?
Can’t gain good muscle without eating more and gaining a little bit of fat along the way.
Love yourself a little more anon.
I think that's called bulking, anon
Pulling a La'tecia Thomas kek
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what's your favorite sparkling water, anons?
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I’d like to thank nikocado avocado for pushing me away from shit food.
Last 20 pounds since that post are gone
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ladies i…. i posted here about having been successful in my previous weight loss journey about a year ago. I went from 210 to 173. A year later I'm back at around 200… I got into a car accident that prevented me from going to the gym and fell into a depression that made me start overeating again. I'm so mad that all my progress slipped out of my hands and I just let it. This week I said fuck it and I've started going to the gym again and counting my calories again. I'll try to check in here every once in a while to keep myself accountable. Send me your strength.
>CW: 202 lb's
>GW: 150 lb's
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honey, you are doing fabulous! can you share your diet?
I had a bit of a wobble with christmas but I'm down to 62kg
i'm struggling with the same thing.
i can't stand the taste and texture of a lot of vegetables. there are even times when i'll chew quickly and mindlessly, just trying to get the food down, when i'll start to gag. i eat mostly junk and i'm finding it hard to transition from the junk i eat to food with more nutritional value.
does anyone have any snacks or dishes they like that are "healthy"/have nutritional value? any picky eaters have tips? all i ate yesterday was cup noodles, coffee, and chips.
Just keep going anon! Don't worry about not feeling as sore anymore. As long as you're getting to failure or close and continuing to increase weight you're good. People get a lot more sore in the beginning not because of gains, but just because a lot of the muscles you're training haven't been pushed like that for a while or ever. You shouldn't be overly sore after every workout unless you're a beginner.
The general rule is that it takes about 8 weeks to have noticeable differences in appearance, and it could take longer. I've seen them in 6 weeks but that was because I was lucky enough to be able to do multiple hours 5x a week. If you've been at it for 4 weeks it's normal if you feel like nothing's changed yet but it will.
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Do you like pesto? It's a great vehicle for eating a lot of greens and nuts. You can even make them with stuff like kale or collards. Pestos at restaurants can be pretty oily but you don't need to use much if you don't want to and you can add some water instead. You could eat it with whole wheat pasta or just regular pasta since that's still better than junk.
To build muscle, you need to eat at a surplus. You can do targeted stomach exercises to strengthen the muscles, but you can't just melt away any fat on top of your muscles simply by doing sit ups etc. If you're overweight and want to lose the weight and look more toned, lift weights and work out. If you're skinny fat, either eat at a deficit and lose some of your body fat and then build the muscle you want, or eat more and deal with the issue of putting on a bit of fat with your muscle growth. Or if you're skinny, simply eat a bit more than normal.
Lift heavy and eat accordingly depending on your current body/goal.
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Chubbyemu used to be relatively fat. As a powerlifter he lifted a lot of weight. But then he decided to focus more on his diet, and switched to a more traditional bodybuilding workout regime and related diet, losing sixty pounds in sixteen weeks.
This is what happened to his body.
Sounds like you're skinnyfat, which is the most awkward of places to start at, but it's fixable! You have 2 options really, and that is to either work out on a caloric deficit (plug you're info into this to find out roughly how much you should be eating - https://bioketo.com/macro-calculator/
ignore the fact it says keto!). Make sure you're honest with yourself about how much you're eating/moving. Doing that over a few months will cut fat down. Obviously don't go overboard and emaciate yourself. Go by what you look like in the mirror as opposed to the scale, as we all carry weight differently. If you don't mind putting weight on, you can do a bulk, wherein you do the opposite and eat more - aim for getting as much protein as you can, again, you can find this stuff on a macro calculator if you need it. Being skinnyfat is hard, but you can do it anon!
keep doing what you're doing for 8 weeks, then reassess how much bodyfat you want to lose and follow >>131555
's advice. >>131554
yes. it's to show the top of his quads. pretty common in aesthetic bodybuilding. same with fitness girls who lift up their boobs to show more of their torso.
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If you still need an app, you can grab an apk (if your phone is an android) of MyFitnessPal (the paid version) to be able to view the recipes section for free
>filter on many things
There isn't much of a filter option besides the options in pic related
Once you go you will get hooked.
Just make sure you have a clear workout plan at least for your first month before you start experimenting and making your own. You can google them. Pump yourself up looking up people's progress on your workout plan.
Seconding this. After you you realize how much better you feel when you’re exercising, you can’t do without it. Take it from a fatty who had to be dragged into working out, now I do circuit training 3-4x a week.
If it’s in your budget and you don’t have social anxiety, etc., group fitness classes can really help. They sound kinda lame, but it takes SO much of the “work” out of exercising. You just show up and do what they tell you what to do.
There are different types so you can pick what appeals most to you. You could go studio/boutique or classes at the local gym.
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I think I gained a bit because some very heavy things happened recently so I'm trying to get back on track. Still just over 10st, I need to get back heavily.
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>lost 30lbs in ~2.5 months
>people keep telling me there's a big visual difference
>internal distress as I realize I can't see it
…What do I do? The numbers change but the thing in the mirror doesn't, and it doesn't even register in my mind as me.
thank you! it's mostly between meals that i feel the worst. vegan snacks look like a great option, i'll look some up!>>133437
i'm not doing very serious lifting, and i've only just started. but increasing some protein intake makes a lot of sense. i'll google some calculators, and see what my body likes. do you have recommendations for any particular type of protein powder? thanks! this is very helpful
AYRT. With protein powder it comes down to personal preference and what you're prepared to pay. Different protein sources have varying amounts of fat and carbs in addition to protein. You can pay more for higher percentage isolates that will have more protein.
The plant protein powder I use personally is pea isolate. It has a slight savoury taste and I like blending it with fresh kale and spirulina powder in a green shake. It can also be added to soups and stews for extra protein in meals and it makes a good thickner for sauces in low carb cooking.
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Chika anon here…..I've returned to the gym now too, so alongside dieting and being healthier I'm gonna get myself fit! I'm in a double whammy of going to therapy and going to gym. I want to conquer my trauma and go "not today, satan, I'm going to burn you off like this fat I gained while I stress ate"
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About a year ago I lost 50 lbs, now I've been stuck yo-yoing the same 10 lb over and over again. I'm sick of it, time to get serious again!
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I'm in the same boat except I lost about 50 lb a few years ago, couldn't get over the plateau to lose the last 15, and just gave up. I've hovered around the same weight, give or take 10 lb, since then.
I've got a lot of motivation to finish losing this last 20 lb now because I'm traveling overseas in 4 months to meet my bf's family for the first time. I just hope I don't plateau again and that losing 20 lb in 4 months is doable.
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I want to start bulking again sometime around August. Until now I was doing 2x legs and 2x upper body and maintaining weight, gained some okay definition everywhere but now I'd like to build my glutes and quads more, I want to look like I lift lol.
Any program recommendations? I found the strong curves template but idk what to think of them since a lot of the people doing this program are beginners so most of it looks like noob gains that I already "used up".
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Time for home workouts.
What are you doing these days?
We are beyond the point of training to look good. There is no post timeskip, or post COVID anyways. Train to get stronger and increase endurance.https://www.goarmy.com/downloads/physical-training-guide.htmlhttps://www.military.com/military-fitness/army-fitness-requirements/army-basic-training-pft
Self defense is key. I've also been going to the range 3x a week now. Learn Jiu-Jitsu or some other type of martial art. It's pricey, but buying a Grapplers Guide membership was the best money I’ve ever spent.
You need to eat normally and exercise more, with "exercise" meaning walking 3 to 5 miles a day (or jogging 2 to 4 miles, 3 times a week) and following a consistent weightlifting plan (to gain muscle mass, which in turn is expensive to maintain for the body because it burns more calories).
Target a 2-4 lbs of fat loss each month.
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Is collagen worth taking as a supp or is it just another scam?
if you want to lose weight once and for all, you have to realize food is not the problem. it's your relationship with food. food=fuel, not a source of satisfaction
diets do work but there's never a guarantee you won't fuck up and go back to your old habits. prioritize food less and don't blame yourself for your own eating habits (don't think too much about it in general), otherwise you're just gonna keep yo-yo dieting and obsessing over it
thank you anon but please trust me when i say that this used to be my daily routine for about a year. maintained weight rather than losing and gave myself some knee problems lol.>>134880
5'5", thank you >>134885>>134912
this is a very reasonable response. my mother raised me with the food is fuel mindset (i think she's probably orthorexic tbh), and i have no problem eating foods i dislike if i know they're good for me. however you're right that i need to think about it less. maybe meal planning so i only have to really think about it once per week would help.
In that case check with your doctor if you have some endocrine problems, I've read of people eating just 800kcal a day and not managing to lose fat because of those issues.
Other things that interfere with weight loss are PCOS and a variety of meds.
I got a resistance band and dumbbells. I wanted to buy more resistance bands but at the same time idk how long the lockdown will last so I don't want to "waste" money since I usually don't work out at home and most weights are too light.
But hoestly if you don't have any weights or anything, order some, it's very useful.
Cardiovascular problems are often also genetic, so if your parents had xy problems then look into how it could be prevented, if it can be.
Other than than that junk food won't kill you unless the majority of your diet consists of it. I mean, even then it won't kill you instantly but your healthy will be poor and you're most likely to die sooner. Anyway, junk in moderation is fine.
You could jog slowly and walk, like 30 second jogs and 1 minute walks to build up a routine, which should last at least 20 minutes and up to 45-60 minutes
Easily doable if you have a large garden as well
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Putting my diet retardation here
Thought I could liquid fast for today whilst also doing a workout (which I did 2 out of 3 sets of). ended up drinking green tea, soup with a bit of meat chunks (that I ate in a mug), more small meat chunks and ended up drinking a cup of tea with 2 sugars and 2 biscuits. I feel like I've eaten too much and too little at the same time (felt drowsy later in the day and even now) it's 2 am and I can't sleep
Might eat more stuff but with less calories tommorow and won't excercise
anon if you can't do liquid fasting just eat normal, healthy portions with a small calorie deficit and regular excersising. You'll lose weight that way.
It's better to do it the slow, steady and healthy way than fastig/low restricting and ending up binging.
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Are those thighs achievable through building muscle? Or it it just fat?
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yeah this photo is photoshopped af but you can achieve a lot by training. check meowri, she exercises a lot and it shows, her body is gorgeous. It's important you choose the right exercise though, have a good diet and stick to the training regime. I'd recommend getting at least one appointment with a trainer, tell him what goals you have and ask for a training plan.
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I'm currently doing pic related rn. Should I switch if I'm a beginner? If I switch, I'll be doing this twice a week-is that enough?
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Doesn't she photoshop the shit out of the photos too?
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Is there a callisthenics equivalent of strong curves or glute lab? mainly due to the fact that I'm currently stuck in quarantine
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How do I keep down cravings for food whilst on my period? I often feel hungry when Im not because of the pain
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A-are you saying to eat cotton balls? That sounds like some Ana-chan tier shit. Chew some gum or get some candy you can suck in for a while.
Non retard advice
Sip hot water if you can it actually helps with hydration and it’s good first thing in the morning
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I've been drinking bone broth, miso soup or vegetable soups as it helps with the hunger feeling I get during my period.
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>Height : 4'8 ft or 142cm
>Weight 56kgs or 123 lbs
The heaviest I've ever been was 60kgs/132lbs and I got it down to 50kgs/110lbs but ever since I got a boyfriend + college I started gaining. Now that I'm single again (lol) I've been thinking about losing weight again and getting it down to 35kgs/77lbs or 40kgs/88lbs
My goal body is something like Yolandi Visser from Die Antwoord. Or anything petite. My weight has been fluctuating ever from 56 to 57kgs this quarantine and Ive been pushing myself to work out every night where everyone in my house is asleep lol. After the whole quarantine I plan to go a local gym here that offers classes for about 75 usd(?) for 3 months which includes a trainer already + I'm trying to learn how to skateboard on the side.
My current diet is weird since I wake up at 1 pm and go eat at 4 pm nowadays but I'm really eating one meal but it turns into a binge when its midnight and I'm trying to fight it and my dad comes home most of the time with sweets and I'd like to know some tips and tricks to combat a bad sweet tooth. But most of my meal consists of canned tuna, eggs and cucumber with some rice as weird brunch/dinner
I'd also like to hear some diet plans you guys have and ive been meaning to try Intermittent fasting.
WE'RE ALL GONNA MAKE IT!!!
Walk for 30 minutes every day.
Just hope you have a sufficiently big room to do that.
Otherwise you can try some other workouts to burn some calories.
Do running in your house, if you can. Dont diet-make long-term life decisions,otherwise you'll gain back the weight
Calculate your TDEE at sedentary and eat less than that (make sure you count the calories you're consuming properly). Measure your progress using a tape measure instead of a scale. Building muscle is also pretty good (do callisthenics) for lowering your bodyfat%
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I'm not gaining muscle near the same rate I'm closing weight. I've lost fat, but not much.Is it a good idea to ,once the scales say I'm almost underweight (45kg), to focus entirely on gaining muscle and eating at maitance until a certain point (idk how many kilograms of muscle but I want to look like pic related) then cut?
Here is what I do and can advice from past experiences :
For nutrition it's a lot easier if you live on your own, but any case you could start by drinking a lot of water and "mealprepping" at least for when you know you are most likely to throw yourself and binge on shitty food when hungry : Nuts, fruits, oatmeal, homemade granola or snackbars, etc. You have to remind to be mindful when walking toward your pantry and not go for sweet-heavy trashes, under the influence of your starving zombie brain.
Cardio and strength training is a must to get healthy and lose weight faster. If you have some cardio equipment at home, then take advantage of it go for 30min (or more) sessions as often as you can. If not, then you can go for common HIIT exercises. If you can't do burpees or jump at all (living in a flat, too heavy) skim through Youtube to build some "quiet HIIT cardio" routines, the "low impact" ones might be better if you're out of shape.
For strength training it's the same, take advantage of the equipment you have (even simple dumbbells can do wonder), if not go for body-weight exercises. Finding the right set of exercises for your level can be challenging, so here is the few Youtube fitness channels I find very helpful for this:
+ BasicFit for general information about fitness questions
+ Scooby1961, posted before, invaluable, old school but few to no bullshits
+ The BuffDudes also provide lots of very good information for nutrition and exercises, even some good routine ideas for the current quarantine situation. They flex too much tho
Weighing yourself everyday and keeping track of it can be discouraging (it's SO slow) but at least you're less likely to lose track of your goals
So far I'm focusing on cardio because it feels good. I don't work out enough but I'm still losing weight, albeit very slowly.
Hopefully this will give you some ideas on how you can get back in shape despite the quarantine
I'm doing body weight excercises 2 days a week (though I'll be trying to do it every 2 days instead) ,except for the pull-ups and horizontal pulls,and 8 reps for each.
I might try to move on to more difficult variants
no way, 2 rest days is fine. it's what >>135880
said, you just need to give the muscle groups a rest day, and tbh sometimes you don't even need to do that if you're not sore. any serious bodybuilder or fitness model you see is most likely doing 4-5 days of weight training if not more, for multiple hours a day. you'll know if you've hurt yourself, and if you have good form with weight you can safely lift, you most likely won't hurt yourself. if you're so sore that it's worrisome then for sure skip that day, but otherwise it's not going to fuck your muscles up to do 4-5 days a week. tbh i feel like whoever told you that is the type to think women shouldn't get ~too bulky~ and be cardio bunnies only
I've been lifting for a several years and really have fun doing it. I enjoy being strong. Var makes it so every set is a good one, even when I feel bad that day, which really perks me up and turns the day around. It's like the equivalent of getting some proper weightlifting shoes vs lifting in your regular sneakers. Sure, you can do it fine without, but if you're getting to a plateau and feeling like you're at your limit or are being held back by them, some good flat grippy shoes with a lifted heel can help you overcome that hurdle.
I'm not saying everyone should do it by any means, but I think there's a lot of misinfo out there about female use of steroids and it really surprised me to find out a lot of it isn't true unless you're using some really intense stuff. Plus, most of the insta-fitness girls are secretly on roids (obvious once you know what to look for) and I wish people would be more honest about it. You still have to put in work to get the results, it just speeds up the process and mitigates some of the natural disadvantages women have vs men in weightlifting and muscle building.
Damn, 10 lbs is a lot! But is this from increasing the foods you're eating? I meant purely water weight without changing diet.
I try to drop my carbs about my period and increase water intake because it's just a bloating disaster if I don't
How long has the plateau lasted? Usually, it's due to the "whoosh" effect. What it basically is that you lose fat from your fat cells, which is then replaced with water (causing weight loss to be masked, and sometimes you can look even worse). Then seemingly overnight you pee out all that water, hence the whoosh.
I've had weeks where I don't lose anything or even gain a bit, then overnight drop 2-3 lbs.
A lot of people get discouraged and binge eat out of frustration, canceling out what would have been weight loss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOj2dypdUIg
But if you haven't lost weight for weeks, then just drop calories.
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On Easter, I ate a bit of a Cadbury Easter egg with my family. I remember, when eating it, it tasted awful-way too sugary, which was weird because,before I cared about my weight/health, I'd eat lots of sweet stuff. Has anyone else ended up disliking chocolate after eating healthy for a while?
Same boat here, I still like chocolate but only in small quantities. Used to be able to eat the 200g Cadbury bar, yesterday couldn't finish a 40g Oreo bar because I felt nauseous.
I'm assuming your diet isn't high in refined sugars so you're just not used to them anymore.
It depends on the quality of the chocolate. I only eat dark chocolate (more than 80%).
But yes, I tried eating fast food after a while and it was awful and disgusting. I regretted a lot spending that money instead of somewhere else.
Oh this happens to me most of the time whenever i’d eat candy. I hate the bitter after taste of it and sad to say I’ve stopped caring about ice cream because of the bitter after taste it leaves in my mouth. I’d replace it with fruit Ive frozen over the night before and it tastes so much better.
Potato chips on the other hand just leaves me more thirsty and I feel nasty after eating it
all these are me and i'm 128 now
ugh i'll never be skinny again
I'm at 56 kg now, my weight is all over the place though
sage for update
These past few weeks Ive been following emi wong, chloe ting and madfit’s videos.
For my hiit I follow either Emi Wong or Chloe Ting and do it for 10 to 15 minutes. After that I work on either my upper or lower body with Madfit or Chloe Ting for 10 minutes. Hope this helps again anon and good luck!
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Chika anon back again, I fell off the wagon with this lockdown in the uk and self quarantine/depression hitting hard….anons what are your tips on losing weight at home? I'm so fatigued that I only manage to do little workouts. My whole body is a mess and I had the virus a few weeks ago so everything felt really shitty.
Omg just dance use to work me out
as a teen! That’s such a good/fun idea anon!
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i think ive reached a weight plateau and I read somewhere that you can reach it around 4 weeks into your diet. Ive already lost around 4kg and I still need to lose around 12kg more
Im on a 1000 calorie (or lower?) diet and its mostly consisted of some canned tuna ,eggs and whatever veggies I find in our fridge which I steam with some fruit of any kind. Plus I do 16:8 intermittent fasting
Maybe I should make my exercises more intense? I dont know anons maybe Im just overthinking
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How do I know if my noob gains period has ended?
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juice cleansing for 4 weeks
Fuck my life
For me I like to think about all the clothes thats going to look on me once I lose all the weight. I like to look at shopping websites and imagine myself in those tank tops and bodycon dresses and I already made a list of clothes Im going to buy once I shed off the extra pounds. Aside from that I’m looking for more options to be able to date again.>>138254
Realistically you should be able to lose 1 to 2 kg a week. I know a couple of people in the same boat as you and theyve lost 30 pounds around 4 to 10 months. Their progress was a bit slow since theyre stressed out college students. But goodluck to you nonny
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How do I know what bodyfat% will best suit my face?
Are you sure you mean kgs? Most research suggests that unless you're obese it's not theoretically possible to lose 2kg per week, because the metabolic pathways related to fat burning are saturated so you're almost necessarily burning muscle instead. Ofc in the early stages weight loss can be faster when you lose water and stuff.
1kg per week is possible for most I think, but the deficit required for that is pretty harsh, like 1100 kcal per day since a kg is 7700 kcal. And results last longer if weight is lost at a slower pace IIRC.
In order to lose 1 kg or about 2 lbs of body fat, you'd need to burn about 7000 calories.
E.g. if you're in a 500 cal deficit everyday, it'll take you about 14 days to lose 1kg/2lbs of body fat. Any more weight loss would be water/muscle loss.
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On a diet till September I’m already making lists of gods I want to eat then fucking pathetic
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Why go on a diet and then go off a diet?
You need a lifestyle change, which means eating not less but BETTER, and lifting some weight for increasing muscle mass, which is expensive for the body to maintain and it helps burn more calories.
is right, you guys are talking about caloric deficit and not exercise. Please research before replying.
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What bodyfat% is this?
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This could easily be a skinny fat girl eating cigarettes and Diet Coke
This results can happen if you eat enough.
Unless you want to have osteoporosis at 40 and shit hair with trips to the doctor stop following ana accounts
It’s not worth it
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>on my period so I can't exercise today
>want to maintain 500 calorie deficit (1,590 TDEE at sedentary)
>eat a banana, 5 pistachios and a 100g bag of salted almonds over the course of the day
>bag doesn't have any nutritional information regarding the almonds
>assume they can't be THAT bad
>google a bit and find out that they're almost 700 calories
I can still eat 2 chicken thighs for dinner but I'm still pretty surprised by how many calories there were in those almonds
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-Eat more satiating foods when you eat (whole foods high in protein ,as it makes you feel full, and fibre ,since fibre-enriched foods can be consumed at higher volumes but with lower calories) so that you feel fuller for longer.
-Set a schedule for when you have your meals and don't snack in between.
-Don't eat meals high in sugar and refined carbohydrates as they'll make you hungrier faster.
-When you're hungry in between meals, try to distract yourself with work that needs to be done or hobbies
-Try running indoors (start pic rel) as exercise improves mood
What's wrong with cellulite? Isn't it just part of life?
Best thing would be working on your self esteem and realize that bodies have cellulite and that you are not alone and no one cares about your cottage cheese thighs. We are all cheezin' it in this world.
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How do I get over my fear of getting fat? I'm skinnyfat but currently almost underweight. I want to gain muscle through bulking but I'm scared of getting/ looking fat ,quitting exercising/gaining muscle and staying a fatty or getting so fat that I develop stretch marks and get loose skin (like pic rel) when I eventually cut
??? Your weight is completely normal for your height
Please, dont push yourself too hard, anon and dont turn into ana-chan
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Any pole dancing anons?
I'm thinking about getting into pole dance once the whole corona situation blows over and I'm wondering if I'm fit enough for beginner classes. I'm somewhat overweight (around 8 kg) and not super fit, I do 30-40 minutes of intense cardio at least three times a week and go for walks but that's it.
What I'm most worried about are my motor skills though. I've tried zumba at home before and my limbs just didn't want to do what they were supposed to. So I'm wondering, what level are these beginner classes usually on? Does anyone here have any experience or could tell me if it even makes sense for me to get into pole dance?
Pic related is pretty much around my weight range.
I've pole danced for years and the #1 thing people say when they express interest in it is "but I have no upper body strength." The strength will come with the practice so don't worry about it.
Who knows when this pandemic will end, so look into getting one for your home or apartment. I'd recommend X-Pole. I took about 4/5 lessons before buying my own pole and putting it up in my apartment and jumping on that thing every day made a huge difference. It's fun, you'll love it anon.
Another person chiming in that the strength comes with just getting on it and learning things. Beginner classes assume you aren't strong already but you can aide that by starting to do some press ups and core exercises at home to build up strength in advance.
I've seen girls that weight rocking it on the pole so don't worry about that. The coordination thing wouldn't be an issue in classes as the teachers are used to training no coordination noobs from the ground up but may make things a little tricky if you try and learn at home. I second >>139495's xpole recommendation though if you do decide to give it a go learning at home, a lot of the cheaper pressure mounted poles aren't meant for actual dancing on and are dangerous.
It will anon, I've been working on couch to 2k the past month or two. It just takes time, when I stared I was winded after like 2 minutes lol. Eventually I find you get an urge to go out and move, keep trying to go further for longer.
I've been doing 5 minute walk, X minutes running, 4 times or so. So far running up to 5 minutes now, can do more but really taking it slow to not fuck myself up (hurt myself far too many times to push myself too hard, learned the hard way).
Even though I'm not running that whole time I'm out, that's still around 40 minutes outside walking around, running, more than I would've been doing anyways. And I haven't hurt my feet or calves yet, so I can keep progressing. Hopefully you keep progressing too.
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>tfw my stomache won't stop being bigger than my tits
Lost 7.1 inches in my waist/lower abdominal area since the beginning of the year, but my lower abdominal area is still 2 inches larger (in circumference) than my ribcage+tits since I lost fat in my breasts too. I'm pretty flastchested, even before I lost weight, so I feel like I'll have to be as completely titless/flat as a surfboard to get a flat stomach
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My weight update, It turns out that my scale was broken so I got a new one, so my actual weight was:
Starting weight: 107kg/236lb
Current weight: 95kg/209lb
Weight goal: 80kg/175lb
I started lowering my calorie intake so I hope I can reach the 80s by the end of the year
How tall are you anon?
Good on you for the loss!
Thanks anon, I'm 5 ft 1
So I'm short and stout
I've completed C25K twice and honestly no, it does not get any better. Running is hard. It will get easier physically as in you won't be as winded or in pain but you still have to mentally kick yourself in the ass to keep going everytime you run.
It helps if you save something special just for your runs, like a podcast you really like that you watch ONLY when you run or listen to your favorite music or show. You could also try the Zombies run app which turns it into a little game. Basically you need to trick yourself into ignoring your brain and natural desire to stop.
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I have been extremely vigilant in following a high-intensity workout routine and eating a low calorie wholefood diet for weeks, can I have a 600g spaghetti bingefest tomorrow?
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Go for it, anon. Unless you're already knees deep in that pasta
Personally, I lie on my back and do hip thrusts, and then I do that thing where I pull my legs apart while lying on my side. Get some resistance bands if you can, anon.
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I don’t think you can reduce fat in just one area of your body. You either lose fat everywhere or nowhere. If you train your stomach muscles and don’t lose the fat you won’t see anything since the fat covers it all up.
I have a similar problem.
All my body is quite thin but my belly is big. What's even worse, when I sit or bend over, my belly gets even bigger and it looks hideous.
It looks quite ok in the morning but at evening my belly is big and bloated.
Wait, that's normal?!
So I shouldn't be so embarrassed of it?
I was always ashamed of it, damn it.
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It's been a month and I've lost about 10 pounds
I weighed myself this morning and I'm 199 pounds
>I miss eating french fries