How I Sustainably Lost Fat
By no means am I a weight loss expert, but I get a lot of questions on how I lost 20+ lbs and have managed to keep it off and also gain a good amount of muscle for the past couple years. What’s worked for me:
Adopting a *long-term* approach: following extreme short-term diets, 30 day challenges or juice cleanses are, in my opinion, destined for failure. Losing fat, not water weight, takes time and consistency. Most of these short-term approaches aren’t sustainable or healthy enough to follow through for long enough to see and maintain results. In addition, they aren’t conducive to a good understanding of a healthy, balanced diet. •
Focusing on consuming a lot of nutrient-dense foods: fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, nuts, etc! All of these foods are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, water, and more that nourish your body and don’t leave you hungry again after 15 minutes. As long as you’re eating a good variety of these and making sure you’re getting a good balance of carbs, proteins and fats, I find tracking completely unnecessary for getting to and maintaining a healthy weight. •
Look for healthy alternatives! There’s nothing wrong with the occasional treat such as a donut or a few slices of pizza. However, when I first started on my weight loss journey and found it hard to not overindulge on these, I looked for more nutritious, plant-based options to satisfy my cravings but also continue making progress. It was a hugeeee help in helping me become less dependent on these foods!