I attempted ripped in 30 on fitness TV and even though my legs were in pain for the next two days, and I had to limp to a from college it felt so good, I felt so good, so I bought the 30 day shred DVD and I am going to do it! I don’t have my heart rate monitor yet so I cant track how many calories I’ve burned :( But result is result.
Lets see how this goes.
I don’t want to be fat anymore I want to weigh 130 pounds so I have to lose 76 pounds, this will take about 38-40 weeks about 9 months, I can do it! I downloaded an app called FitnessPal and basically it helps me know how much I should it eat. you can get it on all smart phones and also online at myFitnesPal.com you can log all your foods that you eat and exercise. I would recommend that you get a heart rate monitor to know how many calories you burn.
Our bodies need a certain amount of CALORIES (unit for energy) to allow us to survive. When we eat our food gets broken down into glucose which is what cells need for respiration. When the glucose is not used it get stored as fat.
Lets say our body need 3000 calories to get us through the day.
If we eat 3500 calories, our bodies don’t need to break int our emergency fat store as we’ve supplied our body with more than enough energy.
3000- 3500 = -500 cal
*note the (-) means excess (+) means deficit.
This means we have 500 more calories than we need which gets stored as FAT.
Now if we eat 1500 calories see what happens
3000 - 1500 = 1500 cal
We’ve no supplied our bodies with 1500 cal of food and our bodies need 1500 MORE calories, our body then uses energy from our fat store and this is how you lose weight. EASY
BUT if you eat below 1200 calories a day, your body goes into starvation mode thinking that there isn’t enough food around and then you start GAINING weight, anything you eat automatically gets stores as fat.
Now that was just with less food, now look what happens with EXERCISE
I need 3000 calories, my net goal of calories to intake is 1500 I enjoy a fun zumba class and burn a good 400 calories and eat a nice calorie worth of food for the day
3000 - (1500 - 400) = 1900 cal
You burn more with exercise! My net calorie intake would be 1100 calories because of exercise, which means I can eat 400 more calories.
My story, right now I’m 206 pounds, 5ft5 and 17 years old.
Big right? yeah see at first people used to call me fat and make fun of me for being big, but who the fuck cares I like food.
Initially started purging and being an over weight anorexic, didn’t really work. Some days I felt to just commit suicide because I was so upset with my weight. Started finding “love” in stupid places, being totally insecure with myself feeling so ugly and alone.
Tried almost every fad diet every get skinny quick scheme, then I met my friend Aryan who I confided in, he taught me about food, how to think of it.
YOU CAN LOVE FOOD, JUST DONT LOVE IT TOO MUCH.
See I now realise I can eat, as much HEALTHY food as I like as long as I BURN IT OFF to get to my net calorie intake.
Look @ him before
and then after
Wicked right, he basically taught me all I need to know about food.
His twitter is @ADCFitness
I decided not to lose weight because of the boy I could never get or the girls that looked so nice in shorts, I decided to lose weight for ME! and ONLY ME! because now, I am confident fat or thin, I just want to be healthy and have a long life!