I started my first diet blog around the month of July 2012 with the title : 2012 a bad year for biking. 2012 a great year for losing body fat and getting fitter
This was following changes from biking, biking and more biking to working out at the gym and still some biking
I then wrote another blog : 6 months later, 6 kilos less
We are now in the month of September 2013
This means that I’m about 18 months on since I decided to lose a little weight,
My weight is now fairly stable at the 75 kilos mark (was 82 kilos max January 2012), my body fat is around the 10% to 12% ( was 20%,), which means that I have lost more fat and gained more muscle, Note that 20% is fairly normal for a guy of my height 1.77m & age 55
How : it’s quite easy, I am careful of what I eat, real foods, real cooking, little to none bought crap from the shops, better foods, ie : vegetables rather than pasta, potatoes, rice etc, whole bread and rice rather than white, porridge in the mornings rather than cereals, a little less booze, meat dishes with little or no sauce, nothing really difficult or complicated.
It’s sometime difficult to know what to eat and how much to consume so I’ve been using myfitnesspal for a while now, this is quite a good site and has a mobile version aplication, it really helps you keep an idea on the calories you consume, as sometimes when you check the amount of calories, fat, sugar, of certain foods it can be quite surprising. http://www.myfitnesspal.com/fr/food/diary/minty95 here is a link showing you all that I eat,
I still do a lot of sport, the gym three to four times a week mostly working on keeping my muscles trim and in shape, and biking for the cardio / heart, once or twice a week, either on my singlespeed, road bike or my mountain bike.
All goes to show that with some will power anyone can lose weight and get fit, no stupid diets or fads, just clean and healthy eating.
Ok this means that you can rarely eat fatty foods, cakes, pies, chocolates, pizzas, fizzy drinks, but the upside is that you feel so so much better not carrying those kilos and look so much better in nice fitting clothes rather having to hide under baggy clothes to hide all that fat.
I watch Secret Eaters on the TV and am astonished by the people on it who complain that they are fat but think that they eat correctly, while when you watch this program they are shoveling food into the mouths as is if the stomachs were just garbage bins or dumpster bin, no wonder they are fat and unhealthy.
Eat properly do some sport and shed those kilos, and you will feel and look so much better.