Today’s topic: eating food after 7pm
You hear it all the time “Avoid eating before bed because food eaten at that time automatically gets stored as fat”- I did you not, I hear this ALL the time 😅 and it could not be more 🚫 FALSE 🚫 and here is why
On a typical night, my last meal is eaten around 9pm. YES- 9pm. Your body does NOT have an internal system where the minute it hits 7pm ur body just goes “OK THATS IT ANYTHING IN AFTER THESE GOES STRAIGHT TO LOWER BELLY FAT”. Your body has no CLUE what time it is. Think about it- if this myth were true, wouldn’t anyone who works the overnight shift be fat since ALL the food they eat would clearly be turned into fat since they’re eating late at night?? It just ISN’T logical 🤷🏻♀️
Should you be eating calorically sense meal before bed? Probably not since you do not NEED that much energy at rest. It is probably more efficient to feed your body more calorically sense meals during the day while you’re moving and grooving and need the energy 🏃🏻♀️ so if you ARE eating after 7pm and ARE gaining weight or pleateuing: PLEASE understand that there is NOT a direct correlation between the two 🙅🏻♀️ so instead of not eating after 7pm and hoping you start seeing results- DO your research, determine the proper caloric intake for you to reach your goals, and make adjustments as necessary ☺️
Bottom line: As long as you’re eating in a proper caloric deficit, or at mantainence, you will NOT gain weight from eating after 7pm 🙌🏻 I promise you
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#30dayspostop LOL! Yea so that's what I did. A lot of the people I follow are across the pond and the majority of you go through this daunting process to get approved for surgery right? For me, knowing without a doubt I wasn't going to get approved on the NHS, only had the option to fund it myself and hop on over to Dubai and the lovely #zulekhahospitalsharjah for my procrdure
Nearly a month post op I realised that my UK medical records did not show that I'd done this so I decided to visit my GP and let them know .
Me: Hey Dr, I've just come in for a chat really
Dr: Oh, oh ok, that's nice, what do you want to discuss
Me: Well I thought I should let you know I have had VSG surgery
Dr: *confused face*
Me: Sorry, sorry, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Dr: Oh, wow, we should have a record of that
Me: Oh no you won't, I did it abroad in Dubai
Dr: Oh, I see. How are you? *concerned face*
Me: I'm great *grins*, I was never going to get in on the NHS, and I can go privately abroad and get even better quality service
Dr: Yes a lot of people go outside of the UK as it is so expensive here
Me: Any chance I can get referred to a dietician for extra help?
Dr: Yes of course, I'll refer you to the "get fit, get well program" which has Drs, dietician and exercise therapists.
Me: Perfect, thanks .
And that was it. We can't leave our fate to others, we take control and we let them know when the time is right 🙋🏾♀️
Since starting this journey, I haven’t had any luck seeing a difference in myself - it didn’t matter if I looked in a mirror, tracked my measurements, took progress pictures, or anything in between. It’s hard to understand why though given that I’ve lost 101.6 freaking pounds!! You’d think it would be noticeable, but nope, it’s a total struggle and something I just can’t grasp.
Well that all changed today!! Woohoo!! At work yesterday we had a staff appreciation breakfast and there were pictures taken. Those pictures were shared this morning and for the first time, I CAN SEE A DIFFERENCE!! The picture on the left was taken Dec. 2, 2017 and the picture on the right is from yesterday (Aug. 14, 2018). Between the two pictures there is a difference of 82.6lbs. I can’t believe I’ve come this far. This journey has been far from easy, but it’s been sooo worth it! I’m excited to see what the next few months bring and how I continue to progress on this journey.
After a long hiatus, I’ve returned to regular yoga classes with @dressedtokayl It’s been about a month of two-a-week classes (interspersed with walking/biking days and sometimes open gym/CrossFit days), and already I can tell a difference in how my body feels.
I was so afraid to return to the mat because in the past my back pain had prohibited me from doing any sort of regular exercise. But now, one year post-surgery, my back feels so much better and stronger and more stable. I enjoy yoga so much more now. Even when my balance is wavering during eagle pose, or I wobble in standing splits poses, or can’t twist as far as everyone else, I’m still doing it. And it makes me feel good, flexible, more aware, and strong.
Captured all my meals, snacks, and liquids for the day for those folks who are curious about what an average day 6 months post-bariatric surgery looks like (at least for me). Ended with 798 calories and burned 788 calories swimming at the Y. I’d say it was a good day!
Happy Motivation Monday!!! double tap to show love to @fat2fitbeauti and all her hard work!! 🙌💪 .
Repost from @fat2fitbeauti Dang WL Fam Bam, today September 17, 2017 is my 11 month SURGIVERSARY!! 🥂 🎉 On October 17, 2016 I woke up to a NEW LIFE. I pray that I never take this opportunity for granted. Life has given me a fresh new start & I will FOREVER be GRATEFUL! Looking at these pictures make me cry. I realize how incredibly blessed I am to have been able to go through this process so flawlessly, with zero complications & insurance paying for it! 🙏 I thank God EVERYDAY for blessing my surgeon & ALL WL surgeons with such incredible knowledge so that you & I can benefit from such an amazing tool like WLS is. I will forever be grateful! 😉 ❤️ follow @W.L_guide for more like this.
Throwback to November 2017 where I decided to not give a fuck about what social media thought. This is my platform for my progress. Simple. Everything else is extra... like me 😂
Never in a million years did I think I would make amazing friends. I also never thought anyone would care about this account either. But here we are and I’m grateful I did.
So my monthly progress. Before I had VSG, I was following a KETO lifestyle. I lost 25 lbs following KETO. As I continue on the wild journey I am continuing to follow the KETO lifestyle. Am I a “strict” keto, no. Currently I am not tracking my macros etc. I am just focusing on the food that goes into my body. As I gradually introduce more foods back into my diet over the next 4 weeks, I will begin to regulate my macros and start a workout regimen. Slow and steady wins the race! #wls#vsg#vsgcommunity#keto#wlscommunity#verticalsleeve#cleaneating