26 year old Amanda was 100 kg (222 pounds) when she decided to do something about her overall health and weight. This remarkable journey helped her to lose 40 kg (88 pounds) in one year. Her transformation was both an internal and external. She took a photo of herself every month so the images became viral and inspired many people to take these three simple steps and to lose weight in a healthy way.
Emotional and Physical Changes
When we look at the images of Amanda, despite she looks slimmer on every picture, as time goes by, she appears more confident and happier. We can see physical revolution in her appearance such as thinner neck, flatter tummy and smaller waist. The young woman started to look more self-confident and to shine like a star.
Amanda’s 3 Secret for Weight Loss
She didn’t starve herself, didn’t run a marathon and didn’t go for crash and yo yo diet. Instead, she took a steady and gradual weight loss process.
1.She consumed a high protein diet
This type of diet is crucial to lose weight on a healthy way. Nutrition rich in lea protein lowers bad cholesterol levels (LDL), prevents obesity, osteoporosis and diabetes. If you are trying to get rid of the stubborn belly fat, you definitely have to increase the intake of protein.
How does protein works?
Proteins take longer to metabolize and use because they are harder to digest. So, when you burn them, you lose energy. They leave you satiated and make you feel fuller for a long time. The consumption of a lot of protein makes you built muscle mass and burn fat where you will look more toned.
Whole protein contains all the nine amino acids that build the muscles. These proteins have to be consumed in large quantities.
- Pork tenderloin
- Lean beef
- Low fat diary (cheese, yogurt, milk)
- Skinless turkey or white chicken
Vegetarians have to consume the following plant source of whole protein
- Hemp seed
When you consume incomplete proteins, you have to pair them to achieve the best results:
- Beans with brown rice
- Whole wheat bread with peanut butter
- You should consume from 0.5 to 1 gram of protein for every pound f your weight If you are less dynamic stay less, if you are active aim to 1 gram.
- Consume breakfast rich in protein which will give fuel to your muscles after a night of fasting.
2.She controlled her food portions
If you control your portions, it doesn’t mean that you will be food deprived. You will only distribute the food in a healthy way. This way might challenge your mentality and existing patterns, but it is one of the best ways to get rid of the extra pounds.
You have to consume 3 meals and between them 2 healthy snacks. You don’t have to eat fat because your brain will nor register when you are full. Let your meal lasts longer and try to enjoy smaller courses.
To get a visual perception of a larger meal, use smaller plates. Consume foods rich in fiber an water ( whole grains, fruits, vegetables).
3.Amanda engaged in moderate exercises
It is the best to engage in exercise if you want to lose weight. It is not a good idea to practice vigorous exercises. You have to do moderate exercises because if you exercise a lot, you will feel more hunger and you will consume more food.
So we will advise you to take the stairs instead of the lift, cycling, brisk walking, waling etc. You can find some professional strategies to shed stubborn belly fat on the following link.
Have a nice day and take care of your body because it is the only place you have to live. Follow the rules and enjoy your life like never before.