Zara_Pi wrote: »
I'm 5'1", and I have found it very hard to eat healthy since getting pregnant and having kids.
For the past 6 weeks I have been mostly doing OMAD and I have lost 12lbs.
This is without any exercise regime. I have been to the gym about 4 times within that time and done 30mins brisk walk on the treadmill. Apart from that, no other exercise. Not even going out for walks.
(I drive so most of my travelling is done by car)
I wasn't calorie counting at all; I basically ate whatever I wanted about 9pm-12pm. I would estimate I was consuming about 1500-2000 calories. (I was eating a lot of fried food, cakes, butter pastries)
So to lose that much weight in such a short span of time is amazing.
OMAD I believe was the key to the weight loss as I changed nothing else.
Zara_Pi wrote: »
No I'm not trying to lose anymore. I'm still doing the OMAD as that suits me and keeps on track. If I didn't, I'd eat over 3000 calories daily like I was doing before I started MFP.
My aim is now to do some strength training to tone up.
So I'll be increasing my protein intake as well.
Apparently muscle weighs more than fat, so I'll probably see the scale going back up again if/when I start gaining muscle.
But as long as I can fit into my old clothes again, I'm really not bothered if I weigh 98lbs or 108lbs.
wsandy8512 wrote: »
You're doing awesome, Zara. I hope you find a strength training routine you enjoy! Muscle doesn't weigh more than fat though, just takes up less space. It takes women about a month to put on a pound of muscle via strength training and diet. But, you'll gain weight in the process of building muscle and that's okay.
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