Hi! I am right with you girl. I have been overweight my whole life and I should taken care of my health way before I did. So, let's get to the advice! First, I need to know some info about your health and fitness habits. What kind of workouts are you doing everyday? How is your eating habits? What are you doing after you workout? Any other info?
I promise you it will work! Good luck on the journey! Feel free to message me if you need anything else any other time! :) have a good day!
Does what really work?
Weight loss is mostly about what and how much you eat. I suggest downloading a calorie counting app such as Myfitnesspal or lifesum(I prefer this one) and weighing out your food so you know exactly how much you are eating. Both will use your stats to determine how much calories you should eat to lose. So stay within that, eat as healthy as you can and you will lose weight :)
Alot of those apps actually have very high calorie goals for people. Like I said below, they are great for keeping track of your macros and such though. The calorie goal they give you is your maintenance caloric level, and for people who want to lose weight, they need to have a deficit of about 20%. How many calories are you at right now? I am at 2200.
like many of the people below said, its all about the kitchen!
i used to always workout ( it actually became an obsession, working out for 2-3 hours everyday) but i never switched my diet, and thats where i went wrong. my diet was for the most part okay, i didnt drink a lot of sugary drinks, had a pretty balanced lunch and dinner, but i found i was constantly snacking, and skipped breakfast!
about 6 months ago, i started snacking healthy and made sure i got a really good breakfast! once i made that change, everything started happening so quickly.
i started listening to my body, ate when i was hungry, stopped working out and letting my body heal and recover. i now am a vegetarian and workout 4 days a week for about an hour and a half.
i suggest, eating healthy! i dont think counting calories is necessary, but thats just me. i also suggest lots of cardio, and body weight exercises! :) good luck, feel free to message me if need be!
Learn about calorie maintenance level. And how much calories you should cut to lose weight. There isn't going to be a fast fix, it's not going to be easy. In fact working out consistently and eating clean is tough. There's an active topic I just bumped up in the active topics give it a read. Start a program, look up jamie eason live fit trainer. It's free. Research, research, research. Be Consistent. You got this.
I got a kitchen scale and i create a lot of my own food listings with 100 grams as default, so any measurements are an easy decimal.
It takes a little effort to dial things in, if you're not getting expected results you gotta fiddle with your numbers (like not everybody fits neatly into one of four activity levels, or most exercise is over estimated so i dont usually even log it) but it really breaks the weight loss process down to simple math.