Since October last year, I decided to take on a personal challenge of shedding some kilos.
My reasons for this are purely health-related, considering how I’ve managed to gain the same amount of weight within the same duration from June to early October last year. (My weight had shot up from 56 to 62.6 kilos during that period, and I am 1.67m.)
I’ve been pretty much acceptable weight (if not slightly underweight) for most of my life. But as of early October last year, I was almost veering towards being slightly overweight.
Today, I’m back at a comfortable 56.8 kilos.
No crash dieting involved. Neither did I increase any form of exercise or activity on top of my usual habit of lifting weights at night – 40 bicep curls and 40 overhead triceps. (Which I’ve been doing for close to a year so far!)
Neither did I force myself to go cold turkey from my occasional indulgences – chocolate truffle cake and latte. (Okay, actually the latte is almost uh, daily.)
All I did was to alter my eating habits at night a little – I reduced the amount of food I eat at night. For example, half a bowl of rice with dishes instead of the usual full bowl. In fact, the less carbs at night, the better.
While I still ate my usual amount prior to 5pm.
It’s not rocket science. Conventional wisdom states that one should eat most in the morning (i.e. breakfast), slightly less for lunch, and least at night.
All I did was to follow that.
And this is one habit I am going to continue, eating too much at night isn’t good for you anyway. Being all bloated and burpy just before you head to sleep is not fun. :(