The process of losing weight is a process that you yourself must learn and listen to your body. Therefore, there is absolutely no set formula, but it is necessary to have a clear goal. I set a goal to lose 10kg in 3 months from the start. From 70kg – 60kg.
However, the initial goal can also change in the process as we gain more knowledge about eating and exercising. At first, I only focused on losing weight, but the more I practice and learn, the more I know that weight is not an accurate measure of the weight loss process, but it is a combination of the following factors:
• Balanced body, toned muscles, less excess fat (This I can measure with Inbody machines available at Gyms to know the proportion of muscle and fat suitable for height, age or anyone who has an electronic scale. Connecting to the health app will make it easier to measure. With this type of electronic scale, I see many people buy it and use it. Please refer to it and try it)
• Eat sensibly, do not starve
• Practice becomes a habit and will follow you for life.
• Cheerful spirit
After the first 2 months, I lost 8kg thanks to diet and exercise every day, I didn’t stop and I didn’t care about the weight anymore. I stopped eating keto and started a more scientific diet and still maintain a daily exercise regimen.
SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS:
It’s a combination of healthy eating and proper exercise into a habit.Healthy eating:If we only diet, we can still lose weight but it will be easy to gain it back because eating is a lifelong affair and fun, and because we are human, it is very difficult to overcome the temptation of delicious food. My sincere advice is that if anyone chooses to only diet and lose weight, they will most likely fail. So, I chose to have a period for the diet and after that time I will eat the delicious foods I like in a controlled manner, not cut it out completely. As I said in the previous post, I chose the Keto diet method because this method is quite suitable for me because I like to eat vegetables, meat, and fat, just cutting starch and sugar is quite difficult, but I did I know in advance that I won’t cut it forever, so I feel more relieved and mentally prepared to not violate. This method helped me speed up the fat burning process in the first 2 months and slowly helped me control my cravings for carbs. After ending the 2 month diet, I don’t feel craving for starch as much as before, but I have controlled it. If before, I ate 1 meal of 3 cups of rice, now I only eat 1 cup of rice for lunch and dinner, I don’t eat starch. Or I eat alternately, one day I eat what I like, the next day I eat healthy food. Being able to control my meals helps me still eat well without overeating. I discovered that the fact that I am fat is not because I eat starch, but because I eat more than my body needs and the Vietnamese diet, from small to large, I always eat starch as the main dish for 3 meals. Due to the lack of exercise, the body cannot expend all the huge amount of energy that it takes in every day. For a long time, the amount of energy loaded into the body will create excess fat and make you fat. Currently, I am choosing to eat a balanced diet, eating a variety of colorful, original, unprocessed foods and not too much spice. I feel like eating like that, helps me balance, feel the natural sweetness of food and always feel relieved. I will share my way of eating in another post, hoping to create more eating inspiration for everyone.Some of the dishes I made for your reference: