You should go by your BMI calories, and knock about 300-500 calories off so your body will be in a caloric deficit. With eating, try to stick to more veggies, fruits, and proteins. Some good carbs like complex carbs are good in the morning. Try meal prepping your food and take that to work with you so you won't have to be tempted and a few snacks, under 100 calories. (: exercise moderately, 4-5 days a week, the intensity is your choice to push yourself or not. You should be able to loose wait and keep it off, with a simple routine! Simplicity is best(: good luck and hope you achieve your goals!!
(Ps: never do the 1000 calorie a day diet, it ruins your metabolism which causes you to yo-yo in your diet.)
Thanks everyone. So I try to walk when ever I can at some source of exercises. Walking for an hour between home and school instead of taking the bus is what I try to do. How should I decide on how much I should weigh?
Also I'm bringing a healthy snack to work on my best shift.
Thanks guys :)
Hi. It's so hard with temptations. If you can make healthier choices at the take away places. Otherwise bring your own fruit & vegetables to work.
Plan more activities for when you aren't working. Do you have a bike?
I like to do circuit training with weight machines at the gym. Burn up more calories. Dance.class. Team sports. Even a long walk.
Try new foods you don't eat now. Like more beans in recipes.
Maintaining weight is a lifestyle. Decide to be active. Eat in moderation.
Only have fattening foods on a very limited basis. I like pizza. So I have only 1 1/2 slice every month. Instead of weekly. Ya know. Good luck. Pamela
Your ideal weight should be calculated, based on your age, height and bone structure, not just some arbitrary figure that you think would be good for you. So your first step would be to figure out where you should be, then decide how to get there.
Are you getting any exercise to go along with calorie counting?
I agree that if you have easy access to junk/processed foods, it's much better to be prepared and take your own food. Most places of business have an employee kitchen/fridge/micro, etc to store your food, or you can buy an insulated lunch bag to keep it fresh. Think of the money you'll save for other things.
I have the same issue and have found its easier to bring my own food to avoid junk food places. You are worth it and deserve to be the weight u want and feel good about yourself ..never give up and take one meal at a time. I usually beat myself up over failing my diet and really mess it up so i understand struggling i think most important is doing it for u and remember in how good u felt about yourself when u lost the weight..keep it up