When I was pregnant with my third child, I went through some difficult personal issues, turned to food to soothe myself, and watched as the number on the scale went up…and up and up. In all, i gained 100 pounds. I basically self-medicated with food. lol.
After giving birth, i vowed to find a sustainable way to lose the pounds. For me, that means not depriving myself of any one food group, instead eating healthy Nigerian foods the right way.
Onyi Joyon, my fitness coach led me through it all. I ate three meals a day with small portions, they consisted of mostly lean protein, carbs, healthy fats, vegetables and a Ketogenic tea to wash it down. And that changed my view of food— from looking at it as a source of pleasure to seeing it as a source of fuel for my body.
In 3 months, I dropped 40 pounds, and my energy levels and stamina skyrocketed. By the 8-month mark, I've lost all 100 pounds. I knew losing weight is a gradual process, I didn't want to rush it unless I wanted a surgery which is a no-no for me. Lol.
So, research on your own, or get a coach that will help in suggesting healthy Nigerian foods and thank me later. My friend got ulcer because she was alway starving so she can fit into her old cloths after her first baby. No need to eat once a day just to lose weight.
Make vision boards of where you want to be and what you want to look at, very important. (Mine contained goal-oriented images: a healthy family, outfits I eventually planned to wear, and beach vacations) Looking at these boards on a daily basis trains my mind to see myself as that fit, healthy person.
Look for any good fitness instructor that will give you a complete meal plan and recommend a healthy tea to you. I used Onyi Joyon because her meal plan is simple and her Ketogenic tea is natural and helps to speed up the process. I will drop their link in case you need them. In case you do not want hers, research, find the one that's best for you and please be consistent. It takes a little time but it is worth it. Food is a necessity, do not starve to lose weight. I wish you success.