Part 1: In the beginning
I have spent the better part of my life trying to lose weight and I did succeed in the first year of my University career. I have to say that I did have youth on my side and a whole lot of time on my hands as a student. I went from a hefty 110kg to somewhere in the region of 75 to 78kg. Looking back on how I did it, I can honestly say that the only correct thing that I had done was to do regular exercise. I was working out at the gym 6 times a week, and it was during this time that I fell in love with the idea of working out, particularly lifting weights. I didn’t really have a clue about how important good nutrition was when dieting, all I knew was that I had to eat smaller portions and cut out the ‘bad stuff’. The ‘bad stuff’ for me included the obvious things like: sugary fizzy drinks, cakes, sweets, crisps, basically that which we all know as the good tasting stuff that’s bad for you….
I had not eaten any of the ‘bad stuff’ for a year and my diet consisted mainly of toast with tea or coffee and water. Now I know that the dieticians and related experts are shaking their heads at that, but in my defence, I was very young and really didn’t have an understanding of basic nutrition. Any dietician would tell you that that is not a sustainable diet.
As the years progressed my eating habits regressed to before I had started my crusade and that meant that my weight had also progressed, upwards….
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