Why How to Lose Weight Slowly Rocks
I’d like to share how to lose weight slowly, fast!
Today is my second day of recording ‘The Daily Weigh’.
From yesterday, I am down 1.6lbs and .3% of body fat.
That is really not too bad.
Yesterday I wrote out of frustration why cant I lose weight .
What I learned from yesterdays progress was a few things that you can take action on immediately:
How to Lose Weight Slowly Breakfast
1. Have a substantial breakfast made from REAL FOOD.
By that I mean one that has some slow burning carbs like a whole grain cereal like oats or brown rice and some protein like egg whites.
Here is the caloric breakdown of the breakfast that I had both yesterday and today:
|Braggs – Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 tbsp 15 ml||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Golden Blossom – Honey, 2 Tbls||120||34||0||0||0||2|
|Generic – 8 oz Glass of Water, 4 Cup||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Celery – Raw, 2 stalk large (11″-12″ long)||17||4||0||1||0||2|
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Oil, 1 Tbsp||119||0||14||0||0||0|
|Egg White – Large Brown, 3 Egg||75||0||0||18||0||0|
|Onions – Raw, 2 slice, medium (1/8″ thick)||12||3||0||0||0||0|
|Tomato – Tomato, 2 slices||17||1||0||0||0||0|
|Garlic – Raw, 3 clove||13||3||0||1||0||0|
|Quacker Oats – Oatmeal, 1/2 cup Dry||150||27||3||5||0||4|
You will notice that I had 2 glasses of apple cider vinegar yesterday with honey and lemon.
I cannot explain why yet, but I did feel better after drinking it.
I also have found that apple cider vinegar is touted as being beneficial for many ailments, including obesity, which is definitely an ailment as anyone who is overweight knows how uncomfortable being fat and/or out of shape can be.
Besides the apple cider vinegar drink, you can see that I made a full cup of oatmeal which kept me going for the majority of the morning.
I did not even start to feel hunger until midday and I did not sense any cravings for sugar foods.
This will not take you too long to make.
A whole cup of cooked oatmeal, the secret to making it so fluffly with great texture is to let it sit on the stove steaming at a low flame after the initial boil.
For the eggs, you can see that I used one tablespoon of olive oil, sauteed onion, garlic, tomato and used 4 egg whites together with a pinch of sea salt, black pepper, thyme, basil cause I was experimenting.
Came out fine for me.
How to Lose Weight Slowly by Getting Stronger
2. Get in a Strength Workout
Yesterday I did deadlifts.
If you need to read more about the great benefits of deadlifts, check out 25 reasons to deadlift here.
I did several warm up sets and then my main set of five repetitions using 125lbs.
I am going to go up in weight slowly.
Besides elliptical yesterday for an hour and the deadlifts which took about twenty minutes including the warm up, I did not other exercise.
Today, I am going to do squats and shoot for using 75lbs for five sets of five repetitions.
Today I have also done 3 sets so far of pushups, 40 pushups, 30 and 20, so I will do a few more to get at least 100 and maybe 150.
My suggestion is to do your walking, biking, running, aerobics, whatever it is that you are doing for cardio in the morning before you have breakfast.
If you do not have time, then just do your strength training in the morning.
I have already experienced that you can dramatically transform your body without any cardio, just by eating real food and strength training, but most medical professionals are warning against the danger of sitting too much, so the least that we can do is to get out and take a walk for at least 30 minutes.
I have been doing 60 minutes based on evidence that I have seen which says that a 60 minute walk is very beneficial for health.
So, if you have the time, why not?
Why Slow Weight Loss?
Usually, people want to know the fastest way to lose weight.
They want to know how to lose weight fast.
Not as many people are wondering how to lose weight slowly.
The reasons that I want to promote slow weight loss over fast are the following:
- Slow weight loss will take the pressure off of you to lose 1o pounds in 3 days for example which is not realistic.
- Slow weight loss will help you focus on getting fit and not on losing water weight which is generally what is happening when you go on a starvation diet.
- Slow weight loss will help you to NOT go on a starvation diet.
- Slow weight loss will be more maintainable once you reach your goal.
- Slow weight loss is more rational because it took years to put on the pounds and do not expect it to take a day or a week or even a month to take off the pounds.
Remember that fat cells once created never disappear.
Remember that the less that you eat, then your body will start to feel like it is in a famine and will hold on to fat, not release it.
Therefore, do not skip meals.
If you are hungry, have an apple for a snack and then have a good lunch when you feel hunger again.
How to Lose Weight Slowly Lunch
My plan is to get some squats in and then to have one baked potato and either red kidney beans or tuna fish and some persian salad for lunch.
75lbs for squats, 5 sets of 5 repetitions, so far so good.
|Idaho Baked Potato – Home Made, 2 medium potato||220||52||0||6||0||4|
|Persian Salad – Tomato, Cucumber and Onion With Lemon Juice, Dill and Salt, 1 cup chopped||38||9||0||2||0||2|
|Chicken of the Sea – Solid White Albacore Tuna In Water (5oz Can), 1 container (5 oz drained ea.)||150||0||3||33||50||0|
Typically, it is the weekend which derails every success I have during the week of taking off the weight that had to come off a year ago.
So, this weekend, I am really going to bear down and refuse bread, pasta, candy, alcohol, I just have to string together more days before I can afford to have something which is way off the plan here.
Thank you for being here!
I wish I could hear from you how you lose weight slowly, how you got into shape if you were out of shape, how you stay motivated through the weekend or any days.
My goal here is to help people who have been suffering with being overweight and want to make an end to being fat and out of shape.
I am the crash test dummy for how to lose weight slowly or sometimes how to gain weight fast, so, please dont be a stranger, reach out and let me know your struggle or how you have overcome it.
By the way, if you are already in great shape, but you know someone who is not, I can tell you that when they laugh if someone calls them a fat bastard, they are not laughing inside.
They are hurting.
So if you know someone who needs support and encouragement, please send them over.