Over the course of 9.5 months, I lost about 46 lbs. From 180 lbs in June 2014, I am now down to 134 lbs.
This is my photo today, taken at the office.
This was me sometime in March 2014.
Weight loss or weight gain is governed by the calories we take in. Calories is the measurement of the energy that our body needs to function. Calories that are not burnt are stored as fat. Thus if we take more calorie than what our body needs, we gain weight. The opposite of course is true, thus it is important to eat food with low calorie content.
Walking, jogging, running, going to the gym, and eating real food helped me in my journey. Exercise burns calories faster than when I am sedentary. I didn’t starve myself. I just kept on eating real food.
Here is a list of 3 of my favorite food that helped me with my healthy weight loss journey.
1. Sweet Potato. This high fiber, low calorie root crop is packed with nutrients. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, B6, manganese, potassium, B1, and B12. A regular spud contains about 400% of my Vitamin A needs for the day. Vitamin A is an excellent antioxidant and is good in the prevention of different types of cancer. This excellent staple has 90 calories only for every 100 g.
2. Chinese Cabbage. This green leafy vegetable is called pechay in the Philippines. 1 cup of sauteed pechay has 50 calories only. This vegetable is also labeled as negative calorie food as it takes our body more calories to burn pechay than the calorie that pechay has. This vegetable is also a good source of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and Vitamin A.
My lunch today, fried chicken with vinegar dip and pechay greens.
3. Chicken. This white meat is good source of protein. Protein is important in building and repairing muscles. Chicken is also a good source of Vitamin B6, Phosphorus and Copper, Thiamin, Niacin and Vitamin B12. My favorite fried chicken part is the thigh and it has 158 calories only. Definitely a calorie bargain for such a tasteful meat.
These 3 food type definitely helped me with my healthy weight loss journey.
Just keep on eating. 🙂