It’s amazing how many things contribute to your health and fitness.
For one thing, consider your metabolism.
Some people can digest certain foods better than others. Some people can burn more calories than other people can.
For those in the Western world, our high-fat and high-carb SAD (standard American diet) is the harbinger of many terrible diseases.
Drastic dieting doesn’t help either.
Besides being unsustainable, your body might slow down your BMR (basal metabolic rate) because it’s afraid you are going to quit eating altogether. Then it will be really hard to lose weight.
The best way to increase your metabolic weight is exercise.
No one tells you about your fat mass, skeletal muscle, viseral fat, or bone mass among other physical metrics that affect your health.
You are a chemical marvel, and your body is an amazing and organic, ever-changing, ever-responsive constant companion who should be loved and cared for as long as you live.
Regardless of your shape and size, educating yourself about how your unique body is composed and how it reacts to nutrients and nourishments is vital.
I am still counting calories and I am beginning to lift weights to improve my BMR and get stronger, among other things.
Weight-training is great for overall health.
There is so much they haven’t told you about your wonderful self.
Take care of your body, support it, love it, nourish it and exercise it and your body will take care of you in amazing ways, especially as you get older!
P.S. All diet advice by me is my opinion and does not reflect on any professional advice. Lose weight at your own risk.