In part one I had mentioned how I made my mind that I was going to be determined about losing weight. You can read it here https://os.me/short-stories/fat-to-fit-the-new-way/
This post contains details about how I managed to do it.
First things first, You don’t have to completely quit your favorite dishes you just need to know when to stop. First few months I followed a strict diet then gradually I came back to my normal routine after losing 8-10 kgs and successfully maintained it.
For the first 3 months, I was under a controlled diet. For me, a Controlled diet meant no junk, none at all. very little sugar and essential carbs. I still ate my normal meal of chapati and vegetables but the only difference was I ate 3 chappatis at breakfast, 2 at lunch and 1 at dinner.
Note that late dinners are directly proportional to the increase in weight. I ate at least three hours before going to bed and most of the time my dinner consisted of only fruits. I avoided eating potatoes, and rice altogether for those months (It’s my favorite). As far I remember I didn’t touch even a single tiny french fry during that time. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. I always consumed calories under 1500 per day.
Sugar doesn’t mean only sweet stuff, Whenever you buy packed food check the ingredients. You’ll find that Carbohydrates are usually divided into two parts, energy, and sugar. And this sugar is present in almost every packed food. You need to keep that in check. Another golden rule is to drink water 20 minutes before you have a meal. and walk for 15 minutes almost one hour before going to bed.
Now coming to the exercise part, It helped fasten my weight loss progress. I did a combination of Yoga and cardio (One can easily find the application in play store). For me, Yoga was more helpful that cardio, for not only it helped in weight loss, but it also brought a certain calmness and a sense of awareness in my mind. It creates discipline and confidence, the glow that shines on your face is just an added advantage.
Once, I attained my goal I stopped having fruits for dinner and added 10 minutes of extra exercise. Two important takeaways will be to have a controlled diet and spend 20 minutes on exercise daily.
I hope you reach your fitness goal sooner than you thought. Good luck 😀
If you have any doubts feel free to drop a comment