Tuesday, 3 July 2018

No Carb July

Weight loss is one of those massively controversial topics, don't you think? There's so much out there in terms of information, do it this way not that way, this doesn't work but this does, all of that nonsense and sometimes it's really hard to figure out which direction to take weight loss in. The right direction, obviously.

My Dad and I are taking on a no carb July, yes I'm only a couple of days in but it's going well so far. It is really all it says in the name, no carbohydrates for a whole month, the focus is nothing white - but I want to make the choices to not have carbs for as long as I possibly can. It's already expected there are a few days that this can't go to plan, but there are ways to minimise any major consequences, for example I have a meeting for work where they're providing lunch, of which I have no idea what will be on offer! I am taking some food myself, just in case, but I will choose wisely while I am there and will have a brown bread sandwich instead of white bread. I think it's really all about the choices I make, I only have myself to blame if I am choosing the wrong foods.

Along with a much healthier and balanced diet, I plan on going to the gym 4 times a week. This is going to be a tough one, as I often find it really difficult to go after work as I often find myself really tired, but I'm going to keep pushing as much as I possibly can, I've managed it once so far and did feel it was well worth it.

I got Phil to take before photos on the 1st July after I had gotten back from the gym, so I am able to track my progress, it is likely that these photos will not be seen by anyone else and they are really only for my benefit at the end of the day. I plan to take another set of photos at the end of the month to see how far I've come, I can then see how much progress I have made in a month. 

On to the slightly more controversial topic, I have seen so much recently on Twitter and Instagram about loving your body, self love and that being overweight is totally ok. Dare I say it, I really don't agree with everything that I see. I completely agree loving your body, but for the sake of my health and life, being overweight is not safe or ok. I don't feel comfortable in my body, I struggle some times when I really shouldn't and that's not something I take much pleasure in. The chances are I might always struggle to love my body, but I can assure you I will love it more if I feel healthier and happier. When you have a small health scare than can partially be controlled by weight loss, it's really the time to make a change to prevent longer term issues. That's just my opinion, whether people agree with it or not, I will be losing weight for my health.

Stay tuned for the next Weight Loss update! 

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