Alright ladies my wedding is in May! I’m trying to lose about 30 or so lbs. any tips would be greatly appreciated! I work 2nd shift (230-11pm) at a hospital an hour away so my whole schedule is wonky! I plan on starting going to the gym next week, just need to find a good one near work. But my...
Alright ladies my wedding is in May! I’m trying to lose about 30 or so lbs. any tips would be greatly appreciated! I work 2nd shift (230-11pm) at a hospital an hour away so my whole schedule is wonky! I plan on starting going to the gym next week, just need to find a good one near work. But my BIGGEST issue is diet! Ever since going to 2nd my whole diet has been so off! Any meal prepping tricks, guides etc will be so helpful! I swear I eat like a trash can half the time due to lack of time in the day!
Don't drink you calories/carbs!! Stick to just water, I also drink flavored seltzer water. The bubbles trick your body thinking your getting soda lol Also always have gum/mints around. When you feel hungry pop one in. Also I just started using fiber drops in my water to help keep me full.
My office had a 13 week weight loss competition which helped keep me motivated there were about 25 of us doing it. You could pick whatever plan or exercise routine you wanted to do. I did something called Whole 30 which is pretty much clean eating. My meals consisted of meat, veggies (no corn or beans), fruits, and no dairy. I drank a ton of water and I would go for walks on my lunch break. I lost 22 pounds at the end of the 13 weeks.
I make my lunches to take to work the night before or on Sunday nights prep for the week. I would keep a bag of almonds to snack on at my desk and also fruit and veggies to snack on in the fridge in our office. The website is whole30.com and there is lots of info and meal ideas on Pinterest.
Last year I lost 20lbs by tracking what I ate and calorie counting. There is an app called 'Lose It!' and it looks like a little orange scale. I lost 20lbs in 6 months and it was helpful to see how many calories I was really eating. I also started going to the gym after work.
Portion control + exercise will always lead to results in a healthy way because it is a lifestyle change. I was still able to eat all the food I wanted, I just had to alter how much I was eating. I also would aim to eat two 'healthier' meals and a 'normal' meal with portion control.
The app has you enter your weight and your goal date, and that helps to configure how many calories per meal you are recommended to eat.
Low card meal preps are life savers! Like others said, there are really good low calorie recipes online all the time