My body shape transformation!
This video is all about how I lost body fat and changed my body shape. I went from being an apple shape with a large upper body, no waist line and a flat butt, to going in at the waist and having a larger butt and thighs than I did before.
The first part of the video shows a more recent fat loss I achieved without losing any weight (actually gaining 1 kg of muscle in under a month), the second part shows my overall results since 2013, losing 30 lbs/14 kilograms and reducing my body fat/changing my body shape.
I did this primarily with exercise. I did not eat low carb or low calorie. I do eat a fairly high carb plant based diet (but am not fully vegan as you can see by the free range eggs). I tried to have a decent calorie deficit per week but I did this through increasing my exercise, not decreasing my food significantly. I accepted a while ago that I like carbs, that they are not evil, and that wholegrain and whole food carbs like wholemeal pita bread, beans, lentils and fruit make me feel nourished, in a better mood and more able to exercise. I will never, ever eat low carb high protein, it does not suit me whatsoever, and I don’t eat meat so it would not work. Of course you should cut out refined carbohydrates, but whole food carbs like beans, lentils and fruit are full of fibre and are not the enemy of belly fat like some people say. For me, vigorous red-faced sweaty cardio and making sure I don’t overeat most days is what burns the belly fat.
In a day, I will typically do a bare minimum of 10,000 steps (but aim for 15-20,000). I also make sure that I work up a sweat and get intense & vigorous exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes per day at least 5 times per week in addition to the walking.
I also make sure to do a bit of seated leg press a couple of times a week. But I feel the main thing that has improved my butt and legs is mostly walking/jogging (for the fat loss) and cycling. I usually cycle on almost the highest resistance the bike can be set on, so it’s like strength training, not just cardio.
Height – 5’4
Current weight – 171 lbs
Previous weight – 203 lbs
Never been pregnant. I was just blessed with that gut