You know what kind of peeves me about recent before and afters? Everyone tries to claim they lost weight the healthy way, “look at the huge difference in just a month! this was done 100% THE HEALTHY WAY!! by eating clean and exercising”
And everyone comments like, “zomggggg your progress is insane in such a short amount of time good job you’re so healthy blah blah blah”
And then you go to check out the owner’s blog and you find that they eat less than 1000 calories a day of just carbs, barely any protein or fat, while doing 60-120min of cardio and other workouts.
I don’t care if this is an unpopular opinion, but just because you exercise and eat fruit and vegetables and no junk food doesn’t make you “healthy”. Labeling your weight loss as such is very misleading to other girls who do look up to those images for direction and motivation. In a way it’s promoting an eating disorder. Low-calories and over exercising is a disorder. But these kinds of before and afters make people think their disorder is okay. It saddens me to see people embrace that kind of behavior and those kinds of methods when it comes to weight loss because they are clearly unhealthy.
But who am I to judge what’s healthy or not? Who am I to judge someone’s weight loss journey? Uhh… because I care for the well being of you guys. I have every right to call out something so blatantly inaccurate.I don’t want newbies who join the weight loss community believing they have to exercise nonstop and eat a severely restricted low-calorie diet that doesn’t even provide them with all the necessarily nutrients they need, in order to lose weight. That’s sooooo far from being healthy.
It’s just sad.
Do the math.
Take the calories your body burned all day, not just exercise. AMR + exercise. Subtract how much you ate.
If it’s positive, then you have a deficit, in which case you would lose weight.
If it’s a negative number then you have a surplus, in which case you would gain weight.
If you break even (or close enough), then you’ll maintain.
You don’t need to be afraid of calories. You just need to figure out the rate of your metabolism and go off of that.
My weight loss isn’t linear. I try to maintain ~500 calorie deficit. Usually it’s a little more. Because of fluctuations, and because I’m not perfect but human and don’t always follow through, sometimes I only lose 1/2 lb, sometimes I lose 2lbs in a week. It all averages out to about a lb a week. I don’t focus that much on the numbers themselves though because they’re not necessarily an accurate representation of how much body fat I’m losing.
According to the tools I use, your AMR at sedentary is ~1900 calories (higher if you’re still a teen). So I don’t particularly agree with your dietitian, and I’m surprised he/she put you on a such low calorie diet. I don’t know your history, and I don’t know your lifestyle (if you have any restrictions/medical conditions/don’t exercise).
It’s so weird. I barely ate half of my oatmeal. What is this. O.O
I really hope this isn’t going to turn into an off day. I really need the energy to get stuff done and workout. Ugh.
He texted me….
PF (2-3 sets of 8)
- Back extensions: 100lbs
- Row: 70lbs
- Pull down: 60lbs
- Chest press: 40lbs
I should probably keep track of my highest weights lifted and work on increasing them this month.
See a doctor.