My Diet and Fitness Routine

January 5, 2015
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Hello My Lovelies 🙂 !

I posted a picture on my Instagram of my weightloss transformation and got a ton of requests on what I did to achieve that weightloss. So after many, many requests here it is.

A little background on me 

I had always been a very big girl and a very short girl, which is not the best combination. I am only 5ft (yes I’m very short) and was almost 95kg at the time, I was weighing at my heaviest and I know that it had gotten to a point where I knew I had to do something about it.

In total back then I went from being 95kg to being 55kg which in total = 40kg lost. This took me close to 6 months to loose most of the weight and then it was a hard process maintaining and dropping the rest of the weight.

Determination, Motivation, Focus and simply sticking to what you say you are going to do IS KEYY!!!!


My diet routine

  • Breakfast- I would usually have a bowl of oats or bran flakes with skimmed milk (the red one!) & and black coffee
  • Lunch- A grilled chicken breast (NOT FRIED!) and  a salad with no salt, no oil, no cheese, no dressing, pretty much no nothing!
  • Dinner- for me was a very small portioned meal and eaten no later than 18:00. I would usually have low fat Greek yoghurt with fruits.
  • Snacks- I would drink detox teas everyday and eat about 5 portions of fruit a day (don’t over do it on the fruit, they also contain sugar).

My exercise routine 

From Monday-Friday I would do a two hour daily workout (two DVD’s), which was the Insanity workout (I purchased mine form Amazon) & 1 hour of Zumba (if i had the energy).

On Saturday and Sunday I would do a 4 hour workout which was 2 rounds of the Insanity workout & tummy exercises and leg exercises, I didn’t do these 4hours back to back (you can find plenty on YouTube, so NO EXCUSES).

I understand my exercise routine is not for everyone, so I suggest you find an activity you love to do, if your not a “gym person”


Tips & Motivation

  • I personally stayed away from carbs such as: Bread, Rice, Spaghetti (some may argue this is unhealthy, but this worked for me so I stuck to it.)
  • DRINK LOTS OF WATER! I cant stress this enough, carry a bottle of water around with you if you have to.
  • I didn’t add any flavouring in my food and any sugar in my coffee or tea because when it comes to weightloss “A moment on the lips, forever on the hips”
  • If you have a slow digestive system, use green tea or detox tea.
  • If you see that you stop dropping the Kg’s that’s because you body has plateaued, this is when your body adapts to your diet and exercise routine, so you will need to change it up. In most cases you will either increase the duration of your workout or the Intensity.
  • NO EXCUSES! I personally believe excuses are for people who are not ready or are not motivated to achieve their goal and just want a quick fix without putting the work. I was studying and working at the same time and I still found time to do my exercises and stick to my diet.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY STICK TO IT! Everything and anything is possible!

This was my diet and exercise routine, I hope it helps you in your goals. Remember everyone’s different, you will have weeks where you will loose a lot and weeks that you will loose nothing, but keep going because you will see a difference.

I currently study a very compact course at University College London (UCL) one of the worlds leading universities, which takes up most of my time and I still find time to do everything.

STICK TO IT AND KEEP GOING, YOU WILL GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT. If you have any-more questions drop me a comment.

My Weightloss Transformation

My Weightloss Transformation

Good Luck Everyone!

XO

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26 Comments

  • Reply amira January 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks alot

  • Reply amira January 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I need your opinion about my case i am 168 cm and 88 kg i need your help what can i do

    • Reply BeautyWurld January 9, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      @amira i am no fitness expert.
      However I need to know abit about what you already do? Whats your daily routine like? What do you struggle with? And what do you want to achieve?? 🙂

      • Reply amira January 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

        thanks a lot for your caring and sorry for my bad English
        i just take black cafe without sugar at morning
        and at lunch usually i eat salad without salt with meet or chicken or Yogurt
        my Snacks Fruit
        i am going gym 2 time in week 2 hour

        • Reply BeautyWurld January 9, 2015 at 7:54 pm

          No worries. I needed help back then and no one helped me out, so im here to help people :).
          As far as your diet goes thats what i used to eat also.
          However try eating chicken breast grilled. And for dinner don’t eat later than 6pm as its harder for your body to digest the food.

          Your body has gotten used to your routine so try working out 3 times a week and gradually increase the hours per week as well as the intensity. This is the only way your body will continue to loose weight and not adapt to a day to day routine.

          I hope this helps 🙂

  • Reply amira January 9, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    thanks a lot i will try

  • Reply Han January 18, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Well done, you’ve done a great Job.
    How long did it take you to get the result you wanted ?

    • Reply BeautyWurld January 18, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      Honestly, my diet still continues and i am always aware of what i eat. So its on going. I would still like to lose more. But the results above took about 6 months.

  • Reply sanalustianana January 23, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Oh you’re so inspiring. I need your advice. I’m 162 cm and I weigh 75 kg. i tried but I can’t stick to diet. I’m so weak and I can’t say no to the food I love. And it has ruined my days. It makes me nervous and I have a lack self-confidence.

    • Reply BeautyWurld January 23, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Hey there.
      I can totally relate to you.
      If you can’t say no to food then ease yourself into it. You will quickly say no once you see changes in your body and gain confidence this will motivate you to lose more weight.

      Things you need to do:
      – Eat smaller portions.
      Keep your breakfast the same. Half what you have for dinner and have half at lunch time and half at dinner time ( no later than 6pm). Keep your snacks healthy and low fat.
      – DRINK 2litres of water a day!!
      – Regular exercise
      5times a week, find something you love like swimming or dancing. Or purchase a workout DVD and do it daily, or simply head off to the gym and put in the work.

      Hope this helps, good Luck and keep me updated hun!

      XO

      • Reply sanalustianana January 24, 2015 at 7:11 am

        Thanks so much. It means so much. I’ll try and tell you if I succeed 🙂

  • Reply EM February 9, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    You’re an absolute inspiration to all girls needing to shed a few pounds! I have one question…how do you manage to exercise so much whilst eating so little? I just wouldn’t have the energy to do 3 hours of exercise a day having barely eaten.

    • Reply Lisi February 9, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you so much, your words mean the absolute world to me.
      Let me start by saying that everyone is different, I found it hard to shed weight and thought the more I did the more I would lose, which up to an extent is true.
      If you are eating healthily you can increase the portions slightly, or have a banana before you workout, and foods that keep you fuelled.
      As I have lost weight my eating has changed, I guess it’s about knowing your body and knowing what works for you.
      Now I will probably spend around 1hr and 30- 45 mins in the gym and around 30mins in sauna and steam, if you train effectively 1hour in the gym will do you just fine or in my case my DVD’s lol.

      I hope this helps 🙂

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  • Reply Jean February 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Hi Lisi,
    It’s funny that I am thinking about losing weight and I came across some site and I saw this. I never regret reading your blogs this makes me more motivated. Thank you so much. Keep it up! Let’s be sexxyyy and healthy xoxox

    Love,
    Jean xoxo

    • Reply Lisi February 11, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      awh, thank you!! Im glad that they motivate you!!!!! yaaaaaaaaaz girl lets all slaaaaay :*

      Much love xoxo

  • Reply Alejandra February 12, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Hi! I just saw your history and you are amazing! I want to lose 10 kg, but I hate exercise so much! 🙁 haha do you have any advice for me? I mean how not to give up?! From now you are an inspiration for me! Thank you!

  • Reply Mehreen February 13, 2016 at 11:59 am

    My main issue is my thigh fat im 5.8 so my fat doesnt show on an extreme level but its still way too much(moms are always right hey). But when it comes to my lower half its like massive fat there and really makes me body concious. I like skinny jeans but i cant wear them with shirts its always long shirts. Ive tried excercising but the pain never ends nor do i see any much change. Really demotivating at times. Can u recommend me some good exercises or tips? Would be greatly appreciated.

    • Reply Lisi February 13, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      Hello there,

      I totally understand I’m 5ft and very bottom heavy myself, till today.
      unfortunately there is no quick fix to it, it depends on your body shape plus women tend to carry most of their weight there also.

      Being that your legs are always in movement they are 10x harder to drop with less intense exercise.

      My advice to you will be, if you want to shed fat do mainly intense cardio such as running for about 50mins, opt for full body cardio workouts such as insanity classes or dvds, swimming, stepper or simply circuit base training.
      If you want to simply tone what you have then stick to weight training and only 2days a week of cardio or keep it 70%weights and 30% cardio (only if you want to tone).

      DIET IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, SO KEEP IT CLEAN!!!

      Remember that what works for one person, may not work for someone else, it’s all about knowing what works for your body so you have to do the trial and error technique until that works.

      I hope this helps, and the best of luck, keep me updated.

      – Lisi xo

  • Reply Chelsea February 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Hi!

    Wow, this is really awesome. Out of all the things, I feel like I can relate to you best. I came to your blog when I saw an article about you on my newsfeed. I have more or less the same weight as you did but I’m a little taller though. I really need your advice. I’ve been trying to get myself motivated to lose weight. I watch videos and I even stalk people for fitspiration. However, I am really having a difficult time staying motivated. What made you stay motivated despite juggling with your studies and your work? I’d really appreciate it. Thanks a lot 😀

  • Reply sabita singh February 15, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    hi my name is sabita my problems is my belly fat see i have two children also got surgere can u help me get rade oof belly fat please help

    • Reply Lisi February 15, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Hello there,

      Unfortunately it is hard to workout when you’ve had surgery, it prevents you doing certain exercises.

      However try easing yourself into working out first.

      When it comes to belly fat it is mainly down to food, its around 60% food and 40% exercises.

      Many thanks,

      -Lisi xo

  • Reply Ilona Miller March 4, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Hey LISI , great share…..

    Your post is really amazing and motivational. It’s really great to hear about your weight loss journey. It is pretty inspirational to see that you have been so determined throughout your weight loss journey. Now I am also going to start my weight loss journey
    Wish me luck!! and thanks for sharing this post.

    • Reply Lisi March 13, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Good Luck my lovely!!!!

      I wish you all the best on your journey, I know you can do itttt!!!!!!!!

      Much love,

      -Lisi xo

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