Don’t you agree that weight loss has become quite a complicated subject? There are so many different diets out there and it’s confusing. You don’t know what to follow and you get conflicting advice. So today, let’s simplify it and back it up with science.
to share nine science-backed tips that have helped me lose weight and keep it off
out of. No short-term solutions. No fads and no insight into today’s video I was going to say
A few things and also sharing my personal weight loss journey just to set that up
Context of this Block Article
Well, all the tips in this are
Because they’re evidence-based, they may not work for everyone because we’re all a little bit
different. So you have to experiment and see what works for you. Well, this being
said – when you’ve tried everything in your power to lose weight and it just doesn’t work
If you’re moving and doing everything right, it’s time to see a doctor.
Could be a hormonal issue and it’s a good idea to get a diagnosis so you know
what you are dealing with and you can change your approach. Now let’s move on
to my weight loss story. I’ll be brief and won’t go there
going into too much detail because this isn’t a transformation video – I just wanted to
Give a little context.
At my worst I weighed 160 pounds, so 40
pounds heavier than I am today. It’s actually quite significant to my frame
because I don’t have a very wide frame. So that wasn’t just £160
Overweight, it actually seemed like quite a lot to me.
I would like to show you
Pictures from when I was 160 pounds but unfortunately I don’t have any. I was
extremely confident. I didn’t let people take pictures of me and that was it
long before we had cellphone cameras, so they didn’t really exist
took so many pictures anyway.
But I will show you pictures from along
Away. Now I haven’t lost all my excess weight at once. I actually lost it
phases. In the first phase, I went from 160 pounds to 140 pounds and did it
primarily by reducing excess sugar and also by increasing physical activity
And then I stayed at around 140 pounds (about 135 pounds) for quite a while. For
most of my twenties. Now 140 pounds 135 was actually a normal weight
According to BMI, the only problem is that you have a normal weight
does not mean you are at a healthy weight.
While my weight was okay, my body fat
The percentage was really high and that increased my risk for things like
Hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and so I decided to tackle that
Excess body fat in my early 30’s.
Because for me it’s not just about aesthetics,
It’s also about your long-term health. My mother died of diabetes and so did I
didn’t want to follow in their footsteps. I wanted to do whatever I could
I was able to reduce my risk and one way to do that was to reduce my body fat
lose the excess weight.
A lot of people will tell you that it’s really difficult
Losing weight after the age of 30. It really isn’t.
I’m turning 36 this year and have lost most of that excess body fat this year
in recent years, so it’s definitely possible.
You only have to remember two
things – consistency and lifestyle changes. Whatever you do – you have to do it
Be consistent and whatever you do, you need to make it a lasting change.
Because if it’s a short-term change, you’ll lose the weight and then you will
Because so many people diet and then gain weight again. You
You can’t go on a diet – you have to make a lifestyle change. That’s the biggest tip
I can help you – just make a lifestyle change.
The first tip is cutting
back to added sugar. Now I am talking about added sugar and not natural sugar
found in whole fruits and vegetables. I’m talking about sugar like white sugar,
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Maple Syrup, Honey,
fruit juice and coconut sugar.
These are all added sugars. with me now
The hardest part was that I was consuming at least 75 grams of sugar a day, if not more! I was
Ginger ale, cookies, candy and all that stuff. Now I have less than 10
Grams of added sugars per day and some days it’s zero.