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Weight loss

As most of you have noticed, I have lost some pounds, hehe. I've lost about 10 pounds since February and am pushing my body a little more this year to see what it can do in terms of a more toned and fit stature.



What changed? Well, I have outlined the key things I incorporated to start seeing such welcomed progress:


1) I started morning fasting. I now only eat from 12pm! I can drink a cup of sugar-free tea or some apple cider vinegar with ginger but that's it.

2) I work out consistently but focus more on fat-burning exercises versus cardio. Follow Brittnebabe for at-home exercises! I do mostly her workouts and boy oh boy do you feel the burn.

3) I log every single thing I eat via the Lose It app and ensure to keep my daily calorie consumption at 1,500 calories or less.

4) I limit sugars

5) Probably the most important of all- I joined a Whatsapp group to keep me accountable and motivated! Over 100 of you have already expressed interest in joining the next 8-week session, which is awesome!


On a day-to-day basis, I typically have some form of either broccoli or spinach stir fry (with mushrooms and sometimes sweet potatoes) and a fruit and veggie smoothie. For dinner, I would have either a fruit and vegetable blend (spinach, carrots, broccoli, mango, pineapple and banana for example) or I may have a chick pea stew or a stuffed large bell pepper or even an omelette filled with vegetables. If I crave pancakes over the weekend, then I make some protein pancakes. I only consume Greek yogurt and gave up cereals, rice, potatoes, pasta, fufu etc. Those are loaded with excess carbs which get converted to sugars and stored as fat in the body.


Mind you, I shall not be doing this every single day for the rest of my life but I do intend to incorporate most of what I'm doing for most days of my life because I feel better, seem to have less fiborid pain (*prayers up*) and I look damn good, haha.


XOXO

The Ankara Queen

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It's Brenda! Formerly known as theonlyskinybish, I took an extended hiatus from blogging and social media to re-focus and re-charge and come back much more level-headed and wiser. I'll still be bringing you the bold prints and colors I have come to be known for, especially African prints (ankara) but I will also be keeping it real and authentic. So welcome to my e-diary with access to all :)​

 

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