Transformation of the Day: Brianna lost 60+ pounds. This mom of 2 was tired of gaining and losing the same 40 pounds. Intermittent fasting, exercising and maintaining a caloric deficit was key to her success. Check out her story.
On my 30th birthday (March 2015), I decided that I wanted to change my life and be a better example for my family. I had struggled with my weight since college. After having two kids, it had been a roller coaster of gaining and losing the same 40lbs.
I was terrified, but I walked into a gym and joined on that first day. I bought a Fitbit initially, and my goal was to burn 500 calories more than what I ate every day.
I did not have weight loss surgery or use a specific dietary product or supplement. I’ve lost over 60lbs with just diet (maintaining a caloric deficit and practicing intermittent fasting) and exercise (weight training 5 times a week and cardio 2 times a week). Also, I found that my body responds better to minimal amounts of dairy and gluten.
Starting weight/Current weight
My heaviest weight was 220 pounds, and my lightest weight was 146 pounds. I am 5’7″, and I currently weigh 160lbs.
How long did your transformation take?
I lost the weight pretty slowly. It took me about a year and a half to lose 74 pounds. I’ve been building muscle and maintaining since then. I have honestly discovered a love for fitness. I never thought I’d actually be good at lifting weights!
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned on this journey?
To be consistent with my diet and exercise. I also learned not to punish myself when I fell off.
What advice do you have for other women who want to lose weight?
Choose a diet and exercise plan that you can actually stick with. Don’t be afraid to change it up if your progress stalls during the process.
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