Transformation of the Day: Kiara lost 58 pounds. She wanted to avoid the effects of obesity that she saw in her family history, and take steps to create a healthy lifestyle. Cutting back on carbs, dairy, and red meat was key to her success. Check out her journey.
What was your motivation?
Obesity runs in my family, and unfortunately, my family does not have a long life span, so I wanted to maximize my lifespan by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
My motivation was my mother. My mother was severely overweight, and she decided to have weight loss surgery. I was too afraid to have any type of surgery, including weight loss surgery. I needed to do something to lose weight because my body was always tired and sluggish. Ultimately, I knew that I could do anything that I put my mind to, so I took action.
How did you change your eating habits?
I stopped eating carbs, dairy, red meat, and pork. I ate protein and veggies only. I would also drink 64oz of water each day. Although I found myself eating the same foods day in and out, I was focused on my “Why.” Once I reached my ideal weight, I slowly incorporated milk and dairy back into my diet. However, I still don’t consume either as much as I did before the weight loss. I never went back to red meat or pork.
What did your workout routine look like?
I did not work out while dieting. I took BCAAs to retain my muscle mass, but I solely wanted to focus on weight loss. Since I wasn’t consuming any carbs, I wasn’t concerned with working out.
What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
My starting weight was 200 pounds. My current weight is 142 pounds. I would like to lose another 10lbs. My height is 5’6″.
When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started my journey in January of 2017. I finished in May 2017.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned?
I learned to have self-control when eating. I think about what I eat before actually eating it.
What advice do you have for other people who want to lose weight?
Some days will be easier than others. When you want to give up, remember your “Why.” Keep pushing and striving. Also, take it one day at a time.