Update March 2018: Shout out to Kitina. She lost 36 more pounds for a total of 76 pounds gone.
“I wanted to reach out to guys to give you a little update on my weight loss journey. I weighed 200 pounds when you guys posted my story initially (down from 240 pounds) Now, I’ve lost about 35 more pounds and I’m currently at 164 pounds! During this time I’ve starting lifting weights a bit more and lifting heavier, all while still utilizing intermittent fasting.” @KitinaBinaFitness
Transformation of the Day: Kitina lost 40 pounds. At the beginning of the year, she decided to change her life and focus on health. She credits much of her success to intermittent fasting and clean, low carb eating. Check out her journey.
When did you start your journey?
My journey started around January 2017
What was your motivation?
Being healthier has definitely been my motivation. Seeing my results and looking at my old photos encourages me to keep going when it gets rough.
How did you change your eating habits?
When I initially started losing weight, I didn’t make any major changes that I was aware of. Looking back, I can say that intermittent fasting and loads of stress is what got the weight off for me in the beginning.
I was not intentionally doing intermittent fasting, but most of the time I wouldn’t have an appetite until I got home from work because I was so stressed. During this fasting stage, I didn’t eat clean whatsoever. Now, my eating habits have changed to mostly eating clean and low carb with one cheat meal per week.
I keep my calories around 1400 per day, aside from the one day I have a cheat meal. I record all of my meals using My Fitness Pal. For the most part, I have removed sweets and any type of junk food from my diet. I only drink water or fresh smoothies I make at home. The most important thing I’ve learned is to not completely deprive yourself of certain things you like. Just eat them in moderation instead.
I currently run a meal prep service aimed towards helping other reach their fitness goals with no excuses.
What did your exercise routine look like?
I did not work out in the beginning, but I did a lot of walking at my job. Now, I work out about 4-5 times a week. I incorporate cardio and strength training into my workouts to get the most effective results.
Starting weight/Current weight
I’m not too sure of my starting weight because I was too scared to weigh myself initially, but I believe I was around 240 pounds at my highest weight. I currently weigh 200 pounds at 5’6″.
What is the bigggest lesson you’ve learned?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t out run a bad diet. At a certain point in your journey, you have to get serious about your diet to continue to see results.
What advice would you give to other people who want to lose weight?
My advice to others would be to just keep going. If you aren’t seeing the results you want at the moment, don’t give up. It takes time.