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  • Hey guys, it's Wengie here. Today I'm doing part two of my diet journey

  • And today I'll be talking about sort of the experiences I've went through while I was on a diet

  • And basically talk through how I kind of went about going on my diet

  • To give you guys a bit of background of how much weight I lost, I lost 7 kg over the period of 3 months

  • So I'll be talking about how I did that

  • Keep in mind I'm not a diet expert, I'm not a dietitian, I'm not here to give you any official medical or health advise

  • I'm just, pretty much, sharing with you guys my diet story so definitely take it as that

  • For those of you guys that didn't get to watch part one, I've linked it down below

  • That was pretty much talking through my diet story

  • Pretty much what I weight through my life from when I was kind of like a baby, through primary school, high school

  • So check that out I've you haven't seen it already, I encourage you guys to watch that first

  • So to give you guys a bit of background about why I started wanting to go on a diet and to lose weight

  • It was pretty much because I suddenly realise I gained a lot of weight

  • And you know, I was in a period of my life where I didn't really weight myself regularly

  • If you watch part one of my story you've realise I have a pretty fast metabolism

  • I've never had any major issues with my weight, I've always been kind of underweight or on the skinny side

  • Typically, because I was born that way, is my genes

  • And also I have a really small bone structure which makes me weight less as well

  • As you get older, is actually harder to, I guess, eat at the same rate

  • Now, for those of you guys that actually have a fast metabolism

  • You'll be lucky enough to experience the fact that you could pretty much eat whatever you want

  • Junk food, you can overeat all the time and still remain stick skinny

  • Now, that was the case for me but suddenly, you know, without my knowledge, I suddenly out on a lot of pounds

  • And because you're kind of looking yourself every day you don't really realise the weight you've put on

  • You just kind of feel the same and it wasn't until I kind of saw myself

  • You know, like when you look at photos, or videos, or things and you look at yourself

  • You look at it more objectively than you do every day in the mirror. I'm not sure why that is

  • But then I realised I've put on a lot of weight, I step on the scales that haven't step on a lot of time

  • And I realised I'd put on like 7 kg since my natural weight

  • And when I refer to natural weight I'm just referring to how much you weight when you eat healthy

  • And you eat the right proportions for your body, so not really putting a BMI sort of average on your weight

  • And I feel like it's really important to know what your natural weight is

  • And for those of you guys that are keen on the medical stand of your BMI

  • I don't actually feel that it always applicable to everyone

  • I know people that were born underweight

  • And they pretty much spend their whole life trying to fit into that BMI stand

  • And it was basically impossible for them because they never put on weight, no matter what they did

  • They went to the doctors and they couldn't help them

  • So I think it's really important to know what your baseline weight is

  • When you eat healthy, you eat the right proportion, you do a regular amount of exercise

  • And you don't over or under eat and my weight at that time was 42 kg

  • And yeah, I pretty much blew up, mainly because I ate a lot more than I should have

  • I pretty much ate an extra meal at about 12 am every night

  • In addition, I always had like chips in the house and I would always have like chips and dip it in avocado

  • Like really late at night, as an extra meal. That was definitely overeating and not eating right

  • I would drink a lot of sugary drinks, like soft drinks as well and I hadn't actually done that for a long time

  • I had been relatively healthy but I sort of moved in with my boyfriend at the time

  • And I think that when you live with someone their, sort of, dietary habits really rub off on you

  • And he was able to eat everything and still remain skinny because he still had a really great metabolism

  • I didn't. I ate the same and then I definitely gained a lot of weight from that

  • When I started dieting, it was the hardest thing ever

  • Those of you guys that are looking to go on a diet and have never been or never been able to stick to it

  • I think it's one of those things where we kind of all know what to do

  • Like there is a ton of information about how to go on a diet, there's, you know, lots of articles online

  • I don't think that's the hard part, knowing how to diet, I feel it's not the difficult part

  • The hardest part about going on a diet, especially for me that had never had to look after what they ate

  • Was pretty much the self-control I had to have to stick to, you know, the regular meals and the calorie intake

  • That I was supposed to have while losing weight

  • That was so hard because I was the kind of person that was like: I feel like eating you know, chips right now

  • I'm going to go eat it, or I'm craving KFC and I'm just going to go have it right now

  • I've never really had to limit myself through my whole entire life

  • So that was like the hardest part for me, being able to curb those craving for junk food

  • And what I regularly ate as a habit and then making sure I ate health instead

  • And actually, healthy food, when you start going on a diet, healthy food taste so bland

  • I mean, if your used to eating high sugar, high sodium meals like snacks, or KFC, or junk food

  • You'll realise that eating healthy is going to be really, really different for you

  • Also I cut a lot of carbs out of my diet

  • Because carbs were kind of one of those empty calorie things that I could've eaten something nutritious instead

  • And it's much easier to stick to a limited calorie intake while eating a lot of veggies

  • And getting your nutrients that way than filling it up with empty carbs like white rice

  • And I think, yeah, for those of you guys all going on diet, that's going to be the hardest thing you'll ever experience

  • And that's what I experienced, especially when I was in a habit of eating at like 12 am

  • I was about to go to bed and always loved to eat before I slept and that's so bad for you

  • But every time like I craved it, it was really hard to hold back and not eat

  • I started of basically replacing what I ate

  • So instead of eating chips and avocado I try and eat like a salad or a chicken salad instead

  • So I didn't really go cold turkey and not eat at all because that would have been way too hard for me

  • Because it was just like a habit that I had

  • So I started doing this "swap it, don't stop it thing"

  • Which is a really good idea if you don't really have self-control to go on a diet either

  • It's just swapping slowly the things that you used to have for a healthier version

  • And I've been kind of just doing that consistently over time

  • If you pretty much swap all the unhealthy things and the high calorie things in your diet

  • Over time you'll start to be able to stick to a much lower calorie intake

  • Without really feeling like you're missing out

  • There were two major things that I used while I was going on a diet that really, really helped me

  • One, was "My Fitness Pal"; and if you watch my other diet videos I highly recommend going on it

  • And even for research purposes

  • The reason why is it pretty much calculates a healthy calorie intake for you, for your weight loss goal

  • So it does that for you as soon you sign on, you tell them your height, your weight

  • And they'll tell you how many calories you need to eat per day to get to your goal

  • I don't condone drastic weight loss methods either so they pick a healthy sort of calorie intake for you too

  • And give you expectations that it will take, you know, a certain amount of months before you reach that goal weight

  • I feel like crash diets are really bad way to go because you're going to gain it really, really quickly afterwards

  • Changing your overall eating habits will be a way to stick to your new ideal weight as well

  • So crash diets and fat diets, to me, aren't really, something I liked to use

  • Or something I actually even considered while losing weight

  • What I learned from My Fitness pal was basically how many calories all the food I ate was

  • That's really, really, important if you want to go on a diet

  • It's really just to get the knowledge about what you're putting into your body

  • And you'll be like super surprised at the amount of calories some things you eat

  • It really, it feels insignificant when you eat it

  • But the amount of calories is simply crazy compared to maybe like a healthy alternative

  • So one example I really love to share it's pretty much you can have 11 doritos chips

  • Or you can pretty much have an egg, a fried egg on toast combination if you do it healthy

  • That's kind of like the same calories but you get a lot more for with the egg on toast than with 11 doritos chips

  • So you can see that without knowing how much calories you're eating

  • You can actually overeat in terms of calories without even knowing and still feel hungry at the end of the day

  • The first thing I did when I was dieting was learn how much calories each, you know, food item has

  • Until this day, I pretty much learned so much that I can just look at something now

  • I kind of guesstimate the amount of calories in that particular meal

  • You also find the importance of serving sizes

  • You realise that in most western countries serving sizes are way too big for you, especially if you're of a small build

  • Like if you think about it they serve the same serving size to men and women

  • Even though women have a much lower calorie intake than men do

  • And that's just something that you need to know and be aware of

  • So don't eat everything that you're given, just know how much you're supposed to eat

  • Eat that much and take it away; you can turn one meal into two meals and save a lot of money at the same time

  • And yeah, those are the kind of things that I started learning

  • And the other thing that I really used a lot was a diet tea that I heard was really good

  • So I just ordered it of the internet. It was called Lou, Lou long tea, I think

  • But anyways, it was endorsed by Oprah and diet tea and I pretty much drank that religiously

  • And normal tea can actually reduce the amount of calories you have by like 70 per meal

  • Just because it increases your metabolism and it does good thing to your body

  • Keep in mind that there are a lot of comments as well

  • You guys also mentioned that tea can reduce the amount of iron that your body absorbs

  • So be careful not to use this method for a long period of time or take iron supplements while you're doing it

  • But I basically did this for three to six months

  • And you'll find that when you drink it actually makes you flush things out of your system

  • So be prepared to go to the toilet a lot, this is one side effect of drinking the tea regularly, like 3 times a day

  • You'll find that you'll be going to the toilet a lot more and flushing all the food out of your body

  • And you might be quite runny as well while you're doing it, so that's not really the best image I can give to you

  • And I wouldn't actually use this tea that frequently for a long period of time

  • I think it's a good thing to use initially to get the ball rolling, getting some momentum with your weight loss

  • I definitely don't drink this tea that regularly anymore

  • While I was trying to reach my goal weight I pretty much used it religiously

  • And I guess when you flush the food out of your system quickly

  • Like you'll feel lighter and you'll feel like much slimmer

  • Anyways as a side effect I think it might be good if you're going to an event

  • And you want to, you know, slim out for that event

  • But yeah, not a long-term solution, definitely works as a short-term solution

  • So that's something else I did while I went on a diet

  • In terms of the actual diet, in three months I actually lost all the weight

  • And I got to my goal weight of 42 again and I was really, really excited about that

  • And you'll find that during the diet process it'll be hard

  • Because, one you won't notice any, like weight loss

  • I think that weight loss it's so subtle that it takes a period of time for you to realise

  • But while you're in the zone of losing weight you won't realise you're losing weight

  • So it might feel hard because you have to change all these life style habits that you had

  • And were comfortable with and that made you happy

  • But you don't notice anything different about your body for a while

  • So that's something that I went through that I thought was really hard

  • And you guys might experience it as well in terms of going on a diet

  • The other thing you realise it's sometimes you can't actually be like a normal social person with friends

  • Because I became really, really obsessed with losing weight

  • And people don't want to hear, you know, all this weight loss talk from someone that they think looked skinny

  • So that's one thing that you'll get as well

  • You might feel, I guess, socially awkward

  • The second thing is eating out is not going to be good for you during this time when you want to lose weight

  • When I was losing weight I never ate out, I made all my meals, I bought my meals to work

  • If I ate out I would only limit it to once per week

  • Because when you eat out you realise you don't know what they put in the food

  • Like it could just take one tablespoon of oil extra in your meal to throw you off your calorie count

  • And you don't know when you got to a restaurant, you don't know what they put in it

  • You don't know how much sugar they put in it

  • So it's actually really, really scary to eat out when you're trying to go on a diet and lose weight

  • And you'll find that when your friends invite you out it's going to be very difficult for you to go and eat the same amount

  • They might look at you funny. I basically had not much of a social life for a while

  • Because or I avoided situations where we ate as social thing

  • But I started switching everything to coffees instead of dinner or lunch

  • Because then I could just have a coffee and not really have to eat a meal outside

  • So that was a bit difficult for me as well

  • Made you feel really socially awkward during that period of time, if you really want to stick to your diet

  • And I think that's something that I realised about dieting, made me a lot more self disciplined

  • And you have to give up a lot of things that you're comfortable with to pretty much, get to your goal

  • And I think that's with any goal

  • If you want to do something, I think you will have to be willing to give up some things in the process

  • And I think a few of things that will help, is to let your friends know ahead of time why you're being antisocial

  • Or that you can't eat out with them

  • Those kind of things help and let them knowing them makes them prepared for what you're doing

  • Same with your parents

  • You might find that the meals that your parents cook may be actually really high in calories

  • And not good for you and we can't choose what our family cooks

  • Luckily my family cooked really, really healthy

  • It's just that it was a problem when I actually cooked myself for myself

  • My meals became really unhealthy because I went for whatever was fast, efficient and easy

  • Yeah, so it will mean you have to learn cooking skills as well; I learned to cook a lot of low-calorie things

  • I started changing kind of the ingredients I used; I put all the oil into little spray cans

  • I use less, I just carve it, I started using nonstick pans more so I didn't have to use as much oil

  • I replaced the kind of sugar I used and slowly you'll slowly like change your ingredients

  • I made it easy for myself, I stuck to a few ingredients that I knew where healthy and low in calories

  • And I just found different ways to eat them during the week and I made things easy

  • So my pic was tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, lean meat

  • Turkey was a really low calorie meat as well, so I used a lot of turkey and turkey mince

  • And just different ways of cooking, oh also broccoli was a really good and healthy, low-calorie thing to eat

  • And really clear mung bean noodle that was made from beans, I guess

  • So it wasn't really like carbs and was a lot less calories than having rice or anything

  • So I just replaced what I ate and just ate monotonous meals with the same ingredients for three months

  • But it really helped me stick to my diet and it made things easier when I was cooking and things like that

  • So you asked kind of what I wanted to talk about today

  • With regards to my diet experience and the things I kind of learned

  • If you're looking for more like actual information and tips

  • I've linked all the all the resources I've created in the description box below

  • I've got a blog post that details 10 different methods that I used while I was dieting

  • And I have some other more detailed videos that goes into specifics about my actual diet

  • But this is pretty much the journey I went through

  • At the end of the three months it will all be worth it

  • Changing your habits, eating differently, being a social outcast, learning self discipline

  • Changing the way you look at food and even the way you enjoy food

  • Soon you'll realise that unhealthy food will taste disgusting and you can't eat it anymore

  • That means you're on the right track, and you're getting healthy habits and you're on your way

  • So yeah, after, you know, the three months or however long it takes for you to get to your goal way

  • It will all be worth it, it will be hard during the process, trust me, and it will be very uncomfortable

  • But if you're determined to do it, do it!

  • And I only recommend you do it if it's your natural and healthy weight

  • Don't try and go underweight; your body will retaliate and tell you -no, you're too skinny-

  • And it will try and hold on to all the calories and maybe you end up putting on weight although

  • And I highly recommend, if you're unsure about what your natural or healthy weight is