reply to post by Romantic_Rebel
My now ex wife went on a diet, I will give you the good parts of what she did, she did loose a lot of weight, and she didn't do it the healthy way.
Please be careful dieting, because it can become an obsession.
My ex started out with a goal weight, set one for yourself, use this
as a rough guide. I say rough guide,
because everyone is different, and everyone metabolizes differently.
Next, do not skip breakfast, breakfast actually jump starts your metabolism, make it a small but healthy meal, usually something quick but decent.
Keep a journal of the calories you intake.
What I suggest is slowly reducing your caloric intake, but at no time ever decrease it below 1500 calories a day. If you have a active lifestyle
don't reduce it to less than 1800 calories a day.
Find time to do some cardio nearly every day, 20 minutes a day 3 times a week minimum. Something that gets your heart pumping and you sweating is
good, don't overdo it, just make sure that you get some exercise.
Now I will tell you the horror story...
My ex used to eat only about 300 calories a day, she documented everything on a pro ana
She exercised often, she smoked, and she got to the point of anorexia/bulimia nervosa. Throughout this she seemed to act as if she was intoxicated.
(later I discovered this was because the lack of calories protein and nutrients were robing her brain of vital sustenance that it needed)
Forget the scale, or if you insist on using the scale to measure your progress, remember, at some points there are things called plateaus. This is
when for a while, you will not loose any weight, I am not entirely sure why this is, but I believe it's because your metabolism has to adjust to your
current eating habits.
Do this slowly, over time you will become a healthier person, do it quickly and it can become a serious neurological disorder.