Hi everyone. Glad to be a member.
Throughout my life I have gained and lost weight. Was very skinny at school and in my 20s put on weight. I lost a lot some 7 years ago but now I am back in a situation where I am overweight again and don't know the best way to get rid of it.
My height is 169 cm and my waist 96 cm which gives me a height to weight ratio of 0.57. I am 35.
When I lost weight the last time, it was not in a very healthy way. I would generally skip breakfasts, drink caffine throughout the day and have one big meal at night. I would walk around 30 mins per day. I lost lots of weight but had to go to the doctor with back pain as the rapid weight loss meant my stomach wasn't supported or something like that.
I started to have panic attacks a few years ago and started to make changes to my lifestyle. I always have breakfast (low calorie cereal), eat fruit for a snack and have a low calorie sandwich for lunch. I don't know the calories in the my main meal but it is home cooked food, usually chicken or fish, made by my partner. I no longer drink caffine.
I have a sweet tooth and every day usually eat a brownie or ice cream. I try to keep within 300 calories for my sweet intake.
I walk around 15-20 mins per day and have started to walk more. I find my legs get tired more when I run.I somehow feel less energetic.
I work in an office but try to move about during the day.
My waist isn't so bad. I can still wear the same size jeans I wore about 8 years ago. The problem is my belly fat. Other parts of my body are fine.
So any ideas how to lose weight?
Should I take up more running?
Should I do some training with weights? will that actually help me lose by belly fat or is it only cardio?
Did giving up Caffine affect my metabolism?
As I get panic attacks I don't want to fast or give up regular meals.
Thanks in advance.