So I might not be a weight loss expert but I have lost 67lbs in 10 months and have been able to keep it off. I’ve learned a lot through my journey and I wanted to share some helpful tips and discourage the myths that are out there. Again, I’m no expert, I’m just sharing what I learned.
Myth #1- You have to have a low calorie diet or cut a lot of calories to loose weight.
If you are obese like I was (or just over weight) you will need to probably cut some calories but make sure you’re still getting enough calories in your day or you’ll never be able to shed those pounds and keep them off.
If you’re not eating enough your body will start to store up the food you do eat because it thinks you’re starving and wants to have reserves for you.
I know a lot of people who have come up to me and asked me how I did it. They then proceed to tell me they only eat one meal a day and it’s usually a salad or a small sandwich. They started to loose weight then all the sudden started to gain weight. They just didn’t understand why that was all happening.
Not only should you be eating enough calories but experts also say you should be eating at least 3 meals and 2 small snacks a day. This will keep your metabolism moving.
Below a few numbers you can gauge your intake on. BUT be sure you make sure each calorie counts! Don’t waste your calories on a soft drink or a whole bag of chips.
For women NEVER go below 1200 calories/day and for men never go below 1500 calories/day. Average calories should be based on your weight, activity level and weight loss goal. If you search google you can find out what your calorie count should be by finding a calorie calculator.