I know lots of Cebuanas out there have problems with regards to weight loss. I decided to write this entry to share how I manage to lose weight and keep it.
Gaining Weight is Easy – Losing it is Difficult
About 2 years ago, I was really overweight. Most of my dresses were getting tight on me and though I tried to go to the gym, I didn’t see any result. I sometimes get depressed because I feel so ugly and I don’t want to go out. I tried dieting – not eating breakfast or dinner, skipping rice, and a lot of useless stuff but to no avail.
I was not aiming to become super slim like those skeleton-like models in Fashion-TV. All I wanted was to shed some pounds so that I can keep my normal weight and also to avoid health problems that come along with being overweight.
Slimming 18 (Brazilian Coffee)
Believe it or not, for the first time in my life, I followed the advice of my friend and took a Brazilian Coffee which she said is effective in reducing weight.
I’m not a believer in slimming products or slimming pills. I prefer the natural way of losing weight – no medications or whatsoever artificial stuff. But, I was so desperate that time. I took her advice and religiously drank the stale tasting coffee for 36 days. And well, she’s right. It worked. But…
Don’t be scared. Though the coffee has a slight side effect, it is not scary nor something that you should be alarmed of. “Side Effect” – as you see it’s singular. I only experienced slight heart palpitations. The coffee has a component that activates your metabolism to boost up the weight loss process that’s why palpitations are normal occurrences while you are taking it.
Why I Stopped Taking It
I stopped taking the coffee after 36 days because I already achieved my aimed weight. Also, I’m not comfortable with the palpitations. A lot of my friends were awed how I quickly lose weight, but…
How To Keep Your Desired Weight
Below is a comparison photo of me taken like 2 years ago and my recent photo taken 1 or two months ago.
It was really great losing those pounds and achieving your desired weight, but another dilemma arises. How to keep it? In my case, how to keep it without going to the gym or doing any exercise?
The very main eating technique that I do is to eat LESS rice. Believe me. Please take note of the capitalized word. It’s no joke and it works really GREAT. Don’t stick with the half rice stuff. Just eat the smallest amount of rice you can muster. And, eat a lot of meat or viand that comes along with your rice.
I will describe in detail how I maintain my weight in my next Health entry.