Back in 2012 on the 24th of December I decided to change my life for the better. I clocked in at a hefty 134kg at 195cm height and found out life wasn’t very easy at those numbers. I ended my drop at 98kg with still a lot of fat and not much muscle because I didn’t know very well what I was doing.
The first 20kg I lost just from counting calories, I ate 40% of proteins, 40% of carbohydrates and 20% of fats at 2000kcal.
The rest of the weight(16kg) I lost doing ketogenic diet with minimal carbohydrate intake and I learned a lot from what the diet is and how it affects your body.
During the last phase of my cut I went to the gym 4 times a week but without progressive overload. I was too caught up with scale numbers and didn’t put much effort into what exercises I was doing as well as the theory behind movement.
As usual, life is what happens when you’re busy making plans and I ended up at 124kg before I caught myself getting fat again. This time I’m more inclined to follow every detail and more knowledgeable to know what my body is actually going through as well as what I’m doing physically. I don’t plan on counting calories this time even though this is the end all be all of weight loss – eat less than you burn. I’m listening to my body as well as the scale while getting adequate proteins to not lose the muscle mass I’ve gained in the past 2 years.
So far I’m down from 123,4 to 114,5 in a month. Some say this weight loss is too rapid but I have a lot to lose and I know it will slow down in the following months.
If I could give 1 tip to healthy and simple fat loss, it would be to not obsess over specific calories but know that it’s calories in vs calories out. I will talk about fat loss in more detail in the future posts but it’s pretty much as simple as that regardless of your age, sex, body type or most diseases.