So I’m pretty over the entries on here detailing how people are eating like a thousand calories and then working out like a crazy person. I went to see the cardiologist yesterday to discuss my plan to lose weight. He advises that women should eat between 1500 and 1600 calories a day and men should eat 1800 calories a day. That combined with an active lifestyle ie taking the stairs and doing 20 to 30 minutes of cardio day should cause you to lose between 1 to 2 pounds a week which is all that is healthy to lose. Obviously the first week of a major lifestyle change you can be expected to lose 4 to ten pounds bc you are losing a lot of water weight from decreasing your sugars and salt intake. I just wish more people would listen to medical professionals. This is the second doctor that has given me this advice and he also recommeded a nutritionist that i am going to see. I would love it if people would stop doing crazy diets and workout plans. There is no magic plan to losing weight it just requires getting the right nutrition for your body and the right amount of exercise. Losing weight is hard but it is much easier if you worry less about your image and more about your health, worry less about the speed and more about developing and maintining healthy habits. I have lost two dress sizes so far but around 12 pounds. It has taken me two and a half months. Now that i know how many calories I should be eating I’m sure it will start to come off faster. I am super excited about the weight I have lost and even if i only lose 40 pounds this year I will still be super proud of myself as long as I have maintained my new healthy habits.
PS - To my bestie who told me 1500 is a lot of calories — No it’s not. You have been straving yourself for years and u bitch everyday about why u can’t lose weight it’s bc u are starving your body and it is clinging to any pos brownie u stick in it. Sorry needed to vent. I love my friend but I am so tried of hearing her bash her body and having her try and get me to do the same.