16 4 / 2014
Anonymous asked: You're a big inspiration on me and i wish to lose weight like you, but lately I've only been losing like 2 pounds a month and i don't know why, I've been none stop working out and eating healthily at certain times. Do you have any advice?
Thanks for the message!
Before I answer please remember that I am not a doctor or nutritionist or personal trainer or anything like that and any advice I give won’t replace the advice of a trained professional. This is just my own experience and may not work for everyone.
What worked for me was focusing on loving myself rather than losing weight. I used to work out for hours a day and eat salads and drink 8 glasses of water a day and watch the scale stay the same - it’s frustrating for sure. So then I would return to negative habits like self-hate, negative self talk and other unhealthy habits.
One day I just decided to love my fat body the way it was (with the help of the body positive community on tumblr). I wanted to do more for it so I started going for walks and short runs. Then, because I’m not a nutritionist I consulted the Canada Food Guide which was created by the government of Canada and gives suggested servings of each food group per day. They also give other great healthy living suggestions on their website. I basically followed their suggestions for females in my age range.
Lastly, it’s was all about making a commitment to myself. Regardless of if I reach my goal weight or if I had never lost weight at all - I made a commitment to myself to be healthy and live a positive happy life. Gotta remember that when the going gets tough or you feel discouraged!
Xo hope that helps!