It is currently Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:19 pm
You ask whether losing 20kg in 3 months is realistic. Ask yourself this, do you want to lose that 20kg for a short amount of time or forever.
The experts say to aim to lose 0.5 - 1kg a week, the slower you lose it, the better you will maintain it. So 1kg a week with no bumps in the road means it would take you 5 months.
Also, is the eating plan you are on now something you will stick to when you are 20kg lighter?
I have embarked on a lifestyle change as opposed to a diet, all this means is that each day I aim to eat as healthily as I can but I don't deprive myself of the things a love (therefore I avoid binges). So if biscuits are the thing you can't do without, have them but in moderation. I'm a big fan of the 80/20 rule, 80% of the time you eat healthily i.e. for nutrition, 20% you don't. And remember, the 20% doesn't have to be foods we consider 'bad' (chocolate, takeaway, chips etc), it can be foods that are high in KJs, offer very little nutrition and should only even be eaten occasionally. For me, I find this a more realistic approach to shedding my weight.
But, above all you have to find an approach that suits you and for me, its pretty important for it to be one that is maintainable when I'm lighter. Food for thought for you.
Hope you enjoyed your gym workout,
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