Health Being "Dumped on a Romantic Weekend Getaway" Sparked Sian's 39-Kilo Weight Loss
Wanna Lose Weight? A Dietitian Says Breakfast Should Be Your Main Meal of the Day
Anyone who has been on a weight-loss journey knows that it doesn't only matter what you eat, but it also matters when you choose to sit down for a meal. Anyone who has been on a weight-loss journey knows that it doesn't only matter what you eat, but it also matters when you choose to sit down for a meal. There have been a few differing opinions over the years about which meal is the most important, and the role breakfast plays in weight loss seems to come into question more often than not.
It wasn't until September 2015 that she got super serious about her journey. Unfortunately, it was under terrible circumstances. Sian shares, "I actually started what I call my weight-loss journey in September 2015, where I was dumped on a romantic weekend away. It was completely out of the blue for me and I was heartbroken and used the gym as a way of getting out the house and staying distracted."
We need to acknowledge what happened to Lily Collins after she lost weight to play a character with anorexia.
The Netflix film To The Bone has generated heated and important conversations about the portrayal of eating disorders in popular culture, ever since it’s release earlier this month. The Netflix film To The Bone has generated heated and important conversations about the portrayal of eating disorders in popular culture, ever since it’s release earlier this month.
What an amazing way to turn negative feelings into something positive! Sian signed up for a free 12-week plan from, trained seven days a week, and . "The feeling of building strength and the added bonus of weight loss kept me driven and focused and I completed the program and have never looked back," Sian said.
Sian began her journey at 118 kilos and has since dropped down to 78. Herwasn't just about the scale, though. She went from a UK size 26 to a 12, and even her foot shrank from an 8 to a 6.5! She can also say that she can deadlift an actual human being and hit a one-rep max of 100 kg (over 220 pounds!). She loves having the confidence to go for what she wants and not hide in baggy clothes or be a wallflower. Sian just overall feels happier, is more outgoing, and has less anxiety.
A controversial new weight-loss device has eating disorder experts concerned.
The sales pitch of every shonky diet tool , from weight-loss tea to diet pills, is that you can change the way you look without changing how you live.Take the AspireAssist, an American weight-loss device that’s on its way to Australia.“With the AspireAssist you can eat normal, healthy meals with your friends and family,” says a brightly animated information video about what is essentially a personal stomach pump.“Afterwards, in the privacy of a restroom, the device lets you remove up to a third of the food you eat through a small tube in your belly.
At the beginning of her journey, Sian ate around 2,000 calories. She was just beginning to incorporate healthier foods, like more veggies, into her diet, and getting a handle on calorie counting and portion control. After more experience and more research, Sian now eats about 1,700 calories and currently follows a high-protein diet, counting her macros on My Fitness Pal. She aims to hit her daily protein, and when she does, she allows for some flexible eating to add in treats like chocolate and brownies.
Sian also uses(the ) as a way to curb her hunger in the evenings. Her eating window starts around 12 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Here's a sample of what she has planned to eat this week for a typical day:
Lunch: chicken, tomato, garlic, and bacon pasta
Women: If you want to lose weight and get lean, swap cardio for weight lifting
Fact is, resistance training is one of the better thing women can do to get leaner, more toned and (no surprise) a whole lot stronger. If you don’t have weights in your training regime you should, and here’s why. “If you are time poor then a combination of weightlifting and cardio will give you the best results in a short period of time,” says CrossFit coach and functional movement therapist Georgia Hardy-Hesson. “Cardio alone will not build lean muscle mass — that’s where weightlifting is the hero,” she adds. “Increased muscle mass boosts your base metabolic rate, which then allows your body to burn calories faster.
Snacks: cucumber and red pepper with hummus, berries (like strawberries) and nuts, protein-rich Skyr yoghurt, Fiber One Salted Caramel Brownie, dark chocolate
Dinner: cheese and onion omelette with a salad, turkey roll-ups with cucumber and red pepper, or protein shakes and bars
Sian shares that now she weight trains five times a week around at around 6 or 6:30 a.m. and tries to hit 10,000 steps a day. She stays motivated by doing exercise she enjoys and mixing it up.
She sets small goals and crushes them and says she loves seeing herself getting stronger each week. She surrounds herself with like-minded and inspiring people, and this lifestyle change has made healthy living a habit, so it's easier to stick to. She also said, "Inspiring others keeps me going."
Her advice for others on their own weight-loss journeys is, "Don't be disheartened! Consistency is always key! If you had a bad day, bad week, or bad month, don't give up! Always get up fresh and start again!
Our bad days build better days, and although the journey can seem long and like it will never happen, if you set small goals and take small steps you will get there." And most importantly, "Remember to be kind to yourself, no matter where you are in your journey."
5 Types of Intermittent Fasting (and the 1 a Dietitian Recommends) .
You've tried eating healthy, tracking your macros, monitoring your portions, and exercising like crazy, but your body isn't where you want it to be. Enter: intermittent fasting. Although there are a variety of methods of intermittent fasting, most involve eating for a certain period of time and then not eating for a certain period of time.