Today's blog entry will be about weight loss. I think this is a very important subject to talk about as you can easily do things wrong and do damage to your body.
I am neither a personal trainer nor a nutritionist but I read and talk to experienced people a lot.
I have a lot I want to share with you guys, so this will be quite a long entry. I hope you are prepared because imma start now ;)
1) Find out how many calories your body needs to keep up basic functions and how much you need to maintain your current weight. These two numbers are important ! Never have a calorie intake of less than your body needs to keep up the basic functions ! Don't even go near crash diets or 1000-calories-a-day-diets, they will make your body panic. As a result your body goes into starvation mode and as soon as you eat a little bit more your body turns it into fat. Your body thinks:" Better be fat but be able to survive the next time food is rare. You never know if food will become rare again soon."
If you want to lose weight, stay between the two numbers I mentioned above and you should be fine.
2) Go on a balanced diet. Count calories to get an idea of how much
you eat. And eat healthy. Your body needs vitamines, minerals etc. to stay healthy. Aim for lots of vegetables, fish, skinny meat and chicken. Lot's of people say to stay away from carbohydrates in the evening. IF you can, good for you. I personally for example can't but instead I try to eat less.
Depending on your current diet you might not have to make a huge change to it. Let's say your next meal will be steak, steamed veggies and rice just take one steak, lots of veggies and just a couple table spoons of rice instead of 1table spoon of veggies and lots of rice.
If you go for counting calories (and I would suggest this at the beginning so that you get a feeling of how much you actually eat), reserve some calories for a candy bar or a small chunk of chocolate. By doing so you can still maintain your goal of X calories a day, eat mostly healthy and don't feel guilty for having something sweet every now and then.
Oh and ditch the coke. Water is much healthier. ;)