need help with healthy lifestyle!!!

Hello my name is Mayra! soon to be 21 year old well over my perfect weight goal. I'm a busy girl working and going to school. Really would love to lose as much weight and just be healthy internally and externally. I have no idea where to start with recipes meal prepping and exercise so any help is wonderful!!! Thank you!☺☺

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  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,464 Member
    What would be your ideal weight? How far away are you from that?
  • mayragracia
    mayragracia Posts: 10 Member
    Im at like 173 my ideal weight would be 120-130 I'm 5 foot 2
  • esaucier17
    esaucier17 Posts: 694 Member
    Go to Whole30.com It's all about eating real, unprocessed foods. I just started on Monday and I feel great! You can find recipes and exactly what to shop for ...and what not too ;-)
  • mayragracia
    mayragracia Posts: 10 Member
    jgnatca wrote: »
    What would be your ideal weight? How far away are you from that?

    I'm at 173 my ideal weight would be 120 130 I'm at 5 foot 2
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,894 Member
    The MFP e-newsletter send recipes a few times a week. https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/
    If you want to start using less mainstream ingredients, try the Whole Foods newsletter. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com
  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,464 Member
    First step, put your current weight and goals in to MFP and have it calculate your daily calorie target. I suggest a goal loss of one to 1 1/2 pounds a week.

    Second, get used to logging all your food, as you currently eat, in to MFP.

    Look at the nutrition information from your typical day and see if there is something obvious that needs changing.

    If you stay at the calorie goal offered by MFP, you will lose weight.
  • mayragracia
    mayragracia Posts: 10 Member
    Also if I can add any of your usernames to get an idea of what kinds of foods you eat and recipes!? :)
  • 12_oz_Curls
    12_oz_Curls Posts: 140 Member
    You can always request adds, not everybody will add though. But about 1/2 the people on here are willing to add and help. The other half just tell you you're a great candidate for a recomp and need to pick up heavy things.
  • jgnatca
    jgnatca Posts: 14,464 Member
    I find food choices are highly individual. You don't want to follow what I eat daily. Maybe I went on a big run yesterday and I'm seriously hungry today. I think it is wiser to learn to listen to your own body and what it is asking for.
  • BWBTrish
    BWBTrish Posts: 2,817 Member
    i log every day plus i make photo's of my daily menu/food with recipes etc.
    Eat around 1300 calories at the moment

    you can add me if you want :)
  • mayragracia
    mayragracia Posts: 10 Member
    i log every day plus i make photo's of my daily menu/food with recipes etc.
    Eat around 1300 calories at the moment

    you can add me if you want :)

    Yay thank you!
  • TiffanyR71
    TiffanyR71 Posts: 217 Member
    I eat 1200 nutrient-dense calories and have really kept things simple so that I have time to exercise almost daily (busy with work and family). Elaborate meals used to take up that time... I have lost 18 and have ~25 more to go. Feel free to add me- my diary is open to friends.