Tuesday, August 28, 2012

How Lakeon lost weight.

Basically, I started the long journey of losing weight.

The last time I had been weighed was last year and I was at 160, then our scale stopped working. I got very very sick in January and had to go to the doctor where they weighed me and I was STUNNED to see 188 on the scale. I've tried losing weight and given up a thousand times before but this time, I had more determination than ever. Now I'm 35 pounds lighter and a whole lot happier. Here are some tips to what I did.

My pinterest weight-loss album: http://pinterest.com/lakeon2/for-my-health-lose-weight/

 There are things you have to know before you start.

1. It's NOT EASY to lose weight. It's hard work.
2. You need motivation.
3. It took more than a day to put the weight on, It'll take more than a day to take it off.
4. EAT. Not eating will not help you lose weight. It puts your body into starvation mode and also slows your metabolism. When your body thinks it's starving, any food you intake will be stored as a fat right away.
5. You WILL hit weight loss plateaus. What's a Plateau? It's when you're eating right and exercising yet, your weight loss comes to a complete stop.
6. The key is to never give up.

The most important thing I go by. Calories. I eat 1200 a day. See how many you need to eat here:

I also use myfitnesspal.com to keep up with the calories I eat daily. myfitnesspal also has an app here:

Things I avoid:
Avoid all drinks except water.
Avoid ALL fast food.
Avoid greasy foods.
Avoid fried foods.
Avoid white bread.
Avoid alcohol.
Avoid condiments.

Beware of: 

Dining in to eat. Plan ahead of time! If you're going out to eat with friends, look online and search for the calories in the food at the place your going. Most of the time restaurants have this list on their website. Find the healthiest option and remember to order a water with your meal!

Servings. Read the back of those boxes and cans. If it's not a healthy option, try your best to only eat ONE serving of it. Also keep in mind that if something says (100 calories per serving; 8 servings) If you eat the whole thing, that's 800 calories.

Sugar and Salt. It's in almost everything, and it's hard to completely avoid them. But try to cut down as much as possible. This means no candy, no ice cream, and no boiled peanuts. If you must have chocolate, Go for dark chocolate and only eat one serving per day.