I am a completely new to this website and have just started to follow some of the NHS weight loss principles as I seriously need to lose some weight and although I am only one week in I am starting to feel the benefits.
I am 6 ft. 2ins and weighed 98.4 kg on the 11th July 2014. However, by eating reasonably sensibly so no cheese, chocolate, or biscuits, and snacking only on fruit, coupled with exercising at the gym on alternate days and going for a long walk on the days that I don’t go to the gym I managed to lose 1.6 kg as of the 18th July 2014. I know that it is only a start and I am not getting carried away with myself as I still have lots of weight still to lose, but just wanted to offer encouragement to others as the hardest things for me was:
1)Accepting that I have an unhealthy relationship with food i.e. snacking on biscuits, eating when I feel happy/down etc.
2) Doing something about it.
Nevertheless, now that I have started I am beginning to feel a little more optimistic.
Just wondered if any of you out there had any possible answers to the questions that I pose below, given that as a newbie any help is gratefully received.
1)What non-food rewards do people treat themselves to, when they have lost weight for that particular week? I’m struggling to think of things so I’m not sure what that says for my imagination!
2)What is the best time of the day to exercise? I’ve heard that mornings are better as you then burn more calories throughout the day. I personally prefer mornings as the gym isn’t as crowded.
3) Is it a myth that you shouldn’t go to bed soon after eating your evening meal?
4) What is the maximum safe amount of weight to lose in a week?
5)Any tips for staying motivated when you know that you have to exercise that day? I seem to have an innate ability to come up with new and novel excuses for not exercising i.e. “it’s raining, I’m tired, I will go tomorrow instead” etc.
Thanks for reading.