This is an odd post to write, as it feels like I lost 30lbs accidentally. That's not to say I haven't worked bloody hard to lose the weight, it's just that I never set out to lose that much weight, or any weight really. But I have seen real results in just three months and as other people start to notice my weight loss I'm getting endless questions - How can I lose weight? What diet are you on? - I figured it was much easier to just write a blog post about how to lose weight and how I lost over 30lbs.
This healthy makeover started in the oh-so-stereotypical way of me wanting to look and feel my best for my wedding in May next year, but was also for my health and most importantly, for me. I've always had a very hourglass figure and it's ranged from a size 10/12 to a 16/18 since I was 14 years old to now (I'm 28 now, you nosy beggar). I'm not really one of those girls who's had an issue with her size, I have my wobbles, but I was generally happy with what I had and I always knew what worked for my body shape and what didn't. I'm also lucky to be 5ft10", which as everyone likes to tell me "you can carry off being size 16 because you're so tall".
I've tried healthy eating and diets now and then, but never really seen results. So when I was asked to review some detox shakes from Almased I thought why the hell not! I've never tried shakes before, but people's reviews were really good so I thought I'd give it a go. I lost 8lbs in two weeks and it really spurred me on to keep going. You can read my tried and tested review of Almased here.
So how did I lose the other 22lbs I hear you cry! Well I'll tell you. This isn't about before and after pictures, this is about changing your lifestyle and your relationship with food. Here are my seven easy ways to lose weight, from what keeps you motivated to diet ideas and what exercise will work for you.
I'd love to hear all about your weight loss experiences and if you try my guide above. As for me, I'm still going and want to lose another 15-20lbs. This should get me down to a size 12 which is where I feel my best. I'll update you all soon. Any diet questions? Just leave a comment on this post.
By Carina Sullivan