How can I jump-start my weight loss?
I’m a female at 5’5” and I’m what you call a yo-yo dieter. I’ve been on and off diets for 6 years. My highest weight was 165 lbs and lowest was 124 lbs. My goal weight is 130 lbs. I’m not sure what I’m at now, but I’d guess 145 lbs, which is what I usually stay at when I’m eating whatever I want.
I got married in May (at 128 lbs) and, in the past three months, I’ve gone a little crazy with overeating. I’m not a binge eater, but I definitely love food. I’ve done Atkins in the past (never again) as well as numerous low-calorie diets such as Weight Watchers. This time around, I can’t afford to pay for site membership or anything like that.
My issue is that I need STRUCTURE in order to stick to a diet. If I follow the simple, “eat less, move more”, I’ll fall back into my old habits before the week ends. I’m planning on keeping a food diary, limiting bad carbs and sugar, and exercising daily. I know what works for me, it’s getting the motivation to do it that is the problem.
**My Question:** Since I’ve been eating like crazy lately, I’m very bloated and need a way to jump-start my diet. I’ve heard of detoxes and things like that, but what’s a good way to get myself going in the right direction and drop some of this water weight? I’m looking for advice on food and exercise. I don’t have a gym membership or any equipment, so keep that in mind.
I’m not looking for advice on the actual diet plan – as if that hasn’t been asked a million times – I’m just looking for a plan for Week 1 so I can get started in the right direction.
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