Talented, delicate face, earning a lot of money, Loan was still broken up by her lover because she was “fat”, so she decided to find a new, better version of herself.
The 28-year-old girl living in Kien Giang started gaining weight at the age of 12, partly due to unlimited eating, partly due to easy absorption. After breaking up with her boyfriend, Loan spent more than 3 months struggling with her weight. The more sad she was, the more she ate, making her biceps and calves more fat, her face full of acne, her eyes were lifeless… Seeing her child depressed because of a disparaging comment about her appearance, Loan’s father gently: “It disparage me, and then I confirm that the disparagement is true?”.
The three reminders made Loan wake up. She understands that being fat is not something to be ashamed of, only people who can’t get up after an event deserve to be looked down upon. Young girl determined to lose weight.
“It’s very easy to start changing, but it’s very difficult to maintain,” says Loan, who has lost 20 kilograms from 86 kilograms to 66 kilograms in five months.
When she started the diet, Loan explored all the popular weight loss diets, from 8/16 intermittent fasting, to Paleo, low carb, vegan, low fat, Mediterranean. Hai… Finally, Loan realized that each person has a different body, so he should choose a suitable diet for himself, not necessarily by any method.
Loan chooses to eat plants, but sometimes craving fish, eggs, meat, she still eats with a sense of nutritional diversity, prioritizing nutrition from plants. With this way of eating, Loan noticed that her body was lighter after 10 days of getting used to it. At the same time, doing more sports, after 5 months of continuous maintenance, she was confident with her appearance.
Principles of weight loss
According to researcher Susan Levin, director of nutrition education at the Physicians committee for responsible medicine, a plant-based diet is the healthiest way to reach your goals. losing weight. However, it’s important to minimize simple carbohydrates like white bread and sugary, low-fiber desserts. Here are some weight loss principles that should be followed:
Replace animal protein with vegetable protein: You can choose from soy products – one of the most valuable sources of nutrients in a plant-based diet. Accordingly, for every 100 g of soybeans, there are 34 g of protein, 18.4 g of fat, 24.6 g of carbohydrates, 4.5 g of fiber.
Enhance “green meal”: Cutting down on meat, fried food… will help reduce the amount of bad fat loaded into the body every day. Instead, you can choose a variety of plant-based foods to provide enough nutrients and include good, healthy fats.
Snacks with low amounts of nutrients: In addition to foods of plant origin in the main meals, to avoid feeling hungry, you can choose soy milk, whole grains, oats… in snacks. Although eating less, these foods still ensure enough nutrients for the body. For example, one cup of unsweetened soy milk has about 80 to 100 calories, 4 g carbohydrates (sweet varieties have more), 4 g fat, 7 g protein.
No late dinner: Only eat in the evening (at least 4 hours before sleeping) so that the body can digest, not burden the liver (nocturnal detoxification) and do not make the digestive system work too hard at night.
Besides diet, you should also pay attention to regular exercise, which helps not only provide the necessary energy but also improve your mood, create a more joyful and elated spirit.