(Original post by HoneyFlux)
I used to be a size 12. and i had some complications with my heart this past summer, so i have been told i should start going to the gym, and my doctor even recommended a personal trainer so that they can monitor my heart and start me off easy. i was also put on a diet scheme, which is not only to lose weight but is how u should be eating normally. so i will share this information with you..(what my doc said)
Eat light. Do not eat to the extent of being full. breakfast is just so that you alert your body that you're up. so drink half a glass of orange juice, and maybe a fruit like a banana..or a cereal. dont do a full english breakfast thing!
You can basically eat anything here, but dont mix carbs with protein! so if u wanna eat pasta, make it a vegetarian dish or if you eating a meat filled dish then eat it with veg. just keep carbs and protein separate.
ONLY PROTEIN!! This is most vital. If u make a steak for instance, dont add potatoes with it, leave the potatoes out and eat it with vegetables. Protein should be the last thing you eat before you go to bed, because while you sleep the protein works up the fat burning, and burns the fat faster. carbs just will sit there and store as fat.
Ditch the fizzy drink if u really cant then drink sparkling water, put a slice of lemon in it and lime, its just as refreshing! drink lots of water.
Eat as little chocolate as possible!...At least cut your chocolate intake to half.
also dont drink lots of tea or coffee.
GET YOURSELF A PERSONAL TRAINER.
i did 6 sessions for 150pounds and it was the best investment ever.
i learnt how to REALLY use the machines, and how far i can push myself. it makes such a big difference and was worth every penny. please do it i used to be terrified of using the weight balls, cos i didnt know how to use them and was scared id look like a fool. but now i know how to use them! and i love it!
my upper body got so toned. my tummy flattened instantly cos i was eating less carbs. and im now a proud size 8!
i started in october, and i turned a size 8 in 3/4months id say. BUT i noticed an improvement by the second personal training session!
but if you really find it difficult to do the food diet, then do the personal training first, because that was my real motivator.
hope this was helpful for some.