There is no such thing as too fast or too slow. The idea was made up by the calories in calories out supporters because it was a way to prevent from undereating. It’s easy to lose weight when you only eat 800 calories a day—you end up losing a shitton of muscle and water and some body fat because you don’t consume enough protein to sustain your lean muscle tissue. So the 1lb a week gimmick was enforced to protect that lean tissue.
I don’t agree or disagree with it. I just don’t like how it’s used as a life or death rule in the fitblr community. “zomggg you lost more than a pound! You’re sooo unhealthy” nah.
As long as you’re hitting all of your micro and macro nutrients and eating enough to sustain your energy needs, then it doesn’t matter how much body fat your body losses naturally. But most dieters don’t, and that’s the problem. Most dieters only get a fraction of the nutrients they really need which isn’t beneficial.
I think when you have motivation, lose as much weight as you can in a healthy and PRACTICAL manner. It’s more important to establish a healthy lifestyle than it is to get on a diet for 6months then go back to old eating habits.
Right now I’m losing about 2lbs a week of just weight (combination of fat, water and lean tissue). Lean tissue loss during weight loss inevitable. But to slow down the amount of lean tissue lost, it’s important to eat more in order to sustain it.
Also, slow weight loss doesn’t mean you’re not losing body fat. You could be losing body fat while preserving lean tissue, which would translate to a slower loss on the scale. Some of my weight plateaus translated to some of my biggest non-scale losses. I hope this explanation makes sense!
I suggest making a completely new account with a new email to keep your fitblr seperate.
1. Create new account with a cute blog name. Something unique and catchy like nutricutie or fitblrevelution idkkkk, but it doesn’t have to be fitblr related. Just make it represent yourself.
2. Find a cute theme. Browse the themes tag on tumblr or any theme website. Don’t pick a theme that EVERYONE uses because your blog will get washed out. Personalize your blog with a distinct colour scheme, and custome banners/ graphics. Or keep it simple. Up to you.
3. Create an “about me page”. Describe yourself, your interests, and your goals. What’s the purpose of your fitblr? Are you just reblogging photos as a hobby, or are you tracking your journey?
4. Add pictures of yourself. Fitblrs love pictures!!!
5. Track the “fitblr” tag. Comments on other people’s personal posts, and track your fitblr personal posts with the fitblr tag.
6. Add people by lookinng at blogs that reblog the same posts as you. This is the best way to find active fitters! When you add someone you like, send them a message. Compliment them. Be friendly. Stay active on their blog. Don’t mass add a bunch of random fitblrs. You won’t care about them and they won’t care about you. Add people you genuinely enjoy following up on or rebloggibg from. Thetes a high chance that. Fitblr will follow back and keep in touch with you if they see you’re constantly on their blog and chat with them.
7. Participate. If a fitblr asks a question, answer it. If someone posts a promo, reblog it. Doesn’t matter if you have 50 followers, 500 followers or 25k followers. Always participate and support your fellow fitblrs. If someone is doing a blog rate, join in. You don’t have to do a lot of them, but one a day or say shows everyone you’re active and fun.
8. Personal posts > a shitton of fitspo and food reblogs any day! You’ll get a more genuine followbase and feedback when you post lots of personal posts and photos. People love personal shit, those nosey people! Lol.
9. Just start posting. Reblog photos you like. Post about your day. It will take some time, but you’ll get a solid active follow base after a few weeks! (It took me about 3 weeks to get you guys talking to me again after I ditched my blog for a while lol)
10. Remember: you’re posting for no one but yourself. :)
I hope these tips help! And good luck. If you end up making one send me your link I’ll follow you.
I have a 2hr drive ahead of me, ask me a question please :)
Absolutely fabulous! I really love it. It comes really really easily for me. I’m always full, the food is delicious, I have plenty of energy to last me all day without needing to nap, my mood has improved and I feel less stressed. I really look forward to cooking and experimenting with what I make because I enjoy eating it. It’s yummy! I really think cooking is therapeutic and makes Me feel better about myself because it gives you a sense of accomplishment. Definitely a good skill to have. And I’m too full to even think of my favourite cravings.
Honestly, I’m extremely content with my diet right now. And that alone has improved so many other aspects of my life. (Sorry if I accidentally published this twice, it didn’t go through the first time for me)