According to researchers (who never rest), 95% of people on planet Earth tend to be overweight. And only 5% of the lucky ones have the very metabolism, in which you can eat cakes and gingerbread, but remain thin. I treat 95%. And besides, I have a clear predisposition for rapid weight gain.
In general, if you look at it this way, then I have a direct route to a large-sized store. And there was a moment when I reached it. But then I came across a site where people talked about how they struggled with excess weight. What successes have been achieved. When I saw a photo of a girl who for half a year lost half of her weight, I firmly decided I would lose weight.
Looking ahead. To date, I have dropped 14 kg. And keep the weight for 3 years. No, I did not use diets (Japanese, Kremlin, American, Hollywood). I did not have a specific methodology designed for 10, 14 or 20 days. No no and one more time no. I just made a few rules into my life, and here is the result.
Rule 1 – Revise habits.
I had 3 destructive habits for the figure:
– drink tea with sweets
– binge eating
– night raids to the fridge
Habit 1. I grabbed all the cookies out of the house and replaced them with dried figs, raisins, dried apricots, nuts and churchkhela. In order not to overeat (churchkhella – terribly nourishing thing), I laid out a small dose on a platter. I used to drink tea with a large package of sweets, now with a small plate of dried fruits.
Habit 2. During lunch, I could eat the first, second, salad and compote. Sometimes I got so fed up that it was hard to breathe. In the stomach – heaviness, in the eyes – grief. I eradicated this habit slowly and for a long time. For starters, I refused the side dish. You will not believe what the result of this small change in diet.
After I excluded bread. I will make a reservation, I consume bread. But as a separate dish. For example, for a sandwich at breakfast. But I do not bite bread by myself.
Later, I reduced portions. At the same time, I deceived myself with the phrase: If we do not start, I will take more. But, of course, I did not go for the supplement. It was a pity to lose the result. And I’m addicted to salads. If I do not eat fresh vegetables for a couple of days, then I start to feel very uncomfortable.
Habit 3. Hours at 11 am I have a fit of hunger, and I rush to the refrigerator. It is taller than me. I have to eat something before bed. I didn’t even begin to fight this habit, it’s still not eradicated. But I reviewed my night diet.
Having spat on all instructions that they say fruits for the night are harmful, I thought that I’d rather eat an apple than a sausage sandwich. Therefore, at exactly 11 am, I go to the fridge, extract an apple or an orange and consume it without fear of extra kilos.
Rule 2. Sport.
I’ll say right away that without sport there will be no beautiful figure. You can lose weight, you can be slim, but only sport will give you a toned body, beautiful relief and a flat stomach. My sport today is yoga and home fitness. And I love to swim.
By the way, fast walking helps well. We are here with my husband’s sister every day we wind 3-4 km. Great helps to keep in shape the legs and the whole body.
I do not like running. Already very risky sport, with a bunch of requirements. If you choose the wrong shoes or run on the asphalt, or put your feet incorrectly while running, you can get a lot of trouble, especially with your knees (I know from bitter experience). Therefore, I’m for fast walking.
In any case, no matter what sport you choose, do everything wisely.
After I made only 2 changes, by some miracle, life changed completely. I became more mobile, many new hobbies, plans, goals appeared. Life has played with all the colors of the rainbow and opened up many new horizons for me. And yes! I became happier.