PART 1: WEIGHT LOSS Q&A – How I Lost 40 Lbs

PART 1: WEIGHT LOSS Q&A – How I Lost 40 Lbs


Hey guys so for today’s video we’re
gonna be talking weight loss a lot of you guys have been asking me for a
weight loss update and kind of like a Q&A I didn’t weight loss Q&A actually on
my vlog Channel it was my first one I will link it on the right is this the
right or is this your right whatever I’ll link it no this one yeah pretty
sure I’m gonna like it up top there in the corner if you guys to click it I
figured I would do like a little update answer some more questions I do want to
do like a full weight loss journeys story but I’m gonna do that once I hit
my goal weight which I mean I don’t know when that will be but probably end of
summer ish I don’t know we’ll see anyways I’ll do that video because
honestly I have so much to like share with you guys in terms of like my weight
loss journey and my story I’ve struggled my entire life with my weight there’s
like this one thing that’s really hard for me to talk about about my past when
it comes to like weight and stuff like that it’s really hard for me to talk
about but I really want to open up to you guys about it because I know that
it’ll help people so yeah I’ll I’ll go like deep into my journey and just deep
into everything in the future when I do like a full my weight loss journey story
video but for now I figured let’s get comfy and just chitchat and answer some
questions so I asked you guys on Twitter Instagram and snapchat so I just have a
bunch of them on my phone here that I screenshotted before we get into the
questions I’m gonna answer just a little bit of basics I’ve lost 40 pounds and I
started my journey August 2016 so I’ve lost a total of to be exact 39 pounds
but ya know alright so let’s just jump into the questions so the first one is
how do you stay motivated to go to the gym and eat healthy because I always
fall off track and it seems to get hard it seems harder to get back to it so
this question I get so much you guys my IRRI city so this question I honestly
get so much oh my god like literally I get this question so much and I’ve
talked about it a little bit before and my honest answer to that is it’s not
about motivation like a lot of you guys want to know where to find that
motivation and you’re not gonna find it like you use sometimes you’ll find
motivation and it lasts for like a day or two or maybe even a week or maybe
even a month where you have that fire inside you but that fire burns out like
motivation does not last it literally doesn’t the only thing
in life that will last you is discipline discipline and creating habits even when
it comes to like even not even just weight loss like have you ever tried to
save money and you’re like I’m gonna save money I’m not gonna spend anything
and you’ll save money for like two weeks or a month and then you’re back to
shopping too much that’s because you relied on that motivation that kick to
get you going don’t rely on discipline I would really
like to see people cancel the word motivation like let’s put a big X over
the word motivation and replace it with discipline we all start somewhere so as
long as you can recognize hey motivation and I ain’t gonna get you anywhere so
stop chasing it so the way that I look at it is listen I was actually at the
gym the other week and I was thinking wow I would really much rather be
watching Netflix right now eating a chocolate bar like that’s just what I
felt like doing in that moment are there days where I go to the gym and I’m just
pumped and happy yes and then there’s days where I go to the gym and I’m like
I would rather be watching Netflix eating a taco bar but I was still at the
gym now that’s discipline and I’ll tell you guys how to get that honestly I
think a lot of people overcomplicate situations and overthink like oh how do
I do that start with step one just do it like just do it don’t overthink it don’t
like you got to know that you’re capable I think a lot of people like I think a
lot people don’t realize that they have insecurity issues I’m still working on
my insecurity issues I’m still working on becoming confident I used to be
extremely insecure like I’ll go into detail on that like in a weight loss
story video but I used to be an extremely insecure person and I’ve
gotten a lot better I would say now I’m like a seven out of ten confident I
still have ways to go but I think a lot of people deep down inside have that
voice telling themselves they’re not capable of things so they just try to
overthink like how do I do that how do I do that just start you know so the way
they look at it is like how did you wake up to go to school every single morning
like oh if a lot of you guys are graduated from high school here’s an
example how did you get up every single morning to go to school cuz I hated
school I’m not a book book person I’m not book-smart at all more like I guess
you would say street smart like I’m not book smart at all so I hated school how
did I graduate I just went why because I had to so why should you go to the gym
how do you find the motivation and the discipline you do it
because you have to you know I’m saying there’s things in life that you do not
because you want to but because you need to but obviously that’s just sometimes
like the gym there’s ways of finding fun ways to like go to the gym and things
like that like I love outdoor workouts now that the weather is getting better
better I cannot wait to do my outdoor work it’s like I live for my outdoor
workouts because I love the Sun like I just want the Sun beaming on me and I
will workout forever I love it so those are ways to keep the gym and like
working out fun but just try not to rely on motivation cuz once you’ve created
habits like healthy habits that lasts a lifetime like motivation does not last
so the next question is do you smoke or drink and does that affect your weight
loss progress um no I don’t smoke and I don’t drink I have like I used to smoke
um when I was in high school how do you guys don’t know this about me I used to
smoke weed a lot you guys in high school but I’m not like a regular smoker and
I’m not a really a drinker I just don’t it’s just not my thing um does that
affect your weight loss progress so drinking does affect your weight loss
progress just because of the calories is a lot of calories in like a lot of those
drinks and things but again weight loss comes down to calories in versus
calories out so as long as you stay within your calories um you know you can
lose weight so can you technically include like drink within your calories
yes but it’s still hard because a lot of these drinks are just so high-calorie
that you’ll be hungry but you’ll wasted your calories on drinks and stuff so
yeah it does affect it but once in a while won’t kill you should someone who
wants to lose weight do weight training or should I do cardio to lose some
weight first then tone with weight training yeah so a lot of people think
you have to do cardio first and then tone listen I was that person I was that
person who thought okay I gotta lose this weight first and then I’m gonna
tone it’s just know so if you build muscle muscle burns fat so a lot of
people think cardio is the best way to lose weight now listen to that carefully
cardio is the best way to lose weight yes cardio will make you lose weight
fast is it the best way to lose fat absolutely 100% no cardio is one of the
worst ways to lose fat and I’ll tell you why because muscle
burns fat like literally if you look at the body the skeleton the science of our
body muscle burns fat you could literally like right now as I’m sitting
here I am burning fat because I’ve built muscle because I heavy weight lifts now
what does cardio do cardio is great for endurance and everything like that but
an excessive amount of cardio like doing too much cardio actually burns your
muscle so you’re actually depleting your muscle and losing muscle by doing too
much cardio so why is that bad since muscle burns fat and doing too much
cardio gets rid of your muscle what is there to burn your fat now there’s
nothing in your body that’s gonna be burning your fat because you’re
depleting your muscle so you don’t want to do too much cardio to where you’re
depleting too much muscle so the best way to lose fat and to tone and to shape
your body straight up is weight lifting now a lot of you guys will say well
that’s it should I weight lift in my opinion yeah but the key to weight loss
in like just a healthy lifestyle in general is finding a workout that you
love and if you genuinely hate weightlifting I’m gonna tell you right
now don’t do it unless you fight unless
you’re a disciplined person you can include it in your workout okay but
don’t force yourself to do a certain workout just because you think it’s the
best my best advice is to go to the gym find what you love or not even just the
gym if you love hiking if you love basketball if you love running if you
like walking if you like cardio if you like whatever you like to do to get
active just do that because that’s gonna be what’s sustainable for you but
technically and like scientifically speaking
yes weight training is the best for losing fat because you’re gonna build
muscle and that muscle is gonna burn fat but you’re gonna build that muscle and
you’re going to get super tone like that’s what’s gonna give you that
chiseled tone very lean sexy look and you can actually you know build your
curves build that booty if you want to also don’t be afraid to pick up heavy
weights like I know a lot of people when they think weight training they just
pick up the five-pound and do their little bicep curls and everything but
honestly the best thing you can do is challenge your body like every single
time you go to the gym make sure you’re doing one more rep one step heavier so
when you’re lifting that weight make sure it’s challenging enough for you
like I want to see your face like struggle a little bit don’t just
pick up the five-pound instead pick up the heaviest weight that you’re able to
do that still challenges you at least that’s what I do in my workout routine I
know another question that I got was what is my workout routine so I actually
started off and I lost 20 pounds in four months first cuz obviously you’ve
reached plateaus and everything which I’m gonna get into that but I lost my
first 20 pounds in within 4 months and my workout routine at the time was I
just did heavy weight lifting for the first four months about one to two times
a week so I was only working out once or twice that’s a that I’m gonna actually
get into like later on in the video but yeah I lost my first 20 pounds of fat
just through weightlifting and then I slowly started incorporating hid which
if you don’t know what it is it is high-intensity interval training so hit
is cardio but high intense cardio so instead of walking on the treadmill for
an hour you would sprint or even running instead of running on the treadmill for
an hour you would do five Sprint’s that are like let’s say 30 seconds long but
you would sprint as fast as you can so instead of spending an hour on the
treadmill only spend like five minutes and just do like like 30-second very
fast Sprint’s that’s what it is so it’s just really high intense cardio and
that’s amazing for burning fat because it’s high-intensity but what’s good
about that is because it is high-intensity you’re not burning nearly
as much muscle as you are with your traditional steady cardio now not
bashing cardio at all by the way cardio was awesome like I it’s it’s great for
endurance first of all when I go to the gym I just see what I feel like if I
feel like weightlifting that day then I do weightlifting I feel like hit then I
do hit if I feel like just walking on the treadmill for 10 minutes than I do
that I like to follow the motto of like doing what you feel like when you go to
the gym I’m very rigid I love following routines but when it comes to the gym I
like the gym is the place where growing up I was not athletic never went to the
gym never worked out this is the first time in my life where sorry I’m just fix
him up though this is the first time in my life where I’ve consistently been
working out for nearly two years now like consistently and I owe that truly
to just me looking at it and being more fun and not looking at it so structured
like I don’t go to the gym and say I have to
this I go to the gym I’m like what do I feel like today so I that’s my way of
making it more fun and keep taking like the the structure and the pressure out
of it so someone asked how do you deal with that setback for example if you
step on the scale and see you’ve gained a little weight so here’s the thing with
the scale you’re literally gaining and losing weight every single day every
single second your body fluctuates this scale is not a reliable source to
measure it’s like if you were gonna measure a piece of furniture and you
chose a ruler that’s that’s wavy and not a straight ruler the scale is not a
straight ruler it’s not a way to really measure your progress but it is a great
little you can use it as a tool but don’t rely on it as the best tool you
know I’m saying that’s also not just about how much weight you lose it’s also
about how much body fat percentage you lose when it comes to measuring your
body fat percentage it’s hard to get a very accurate number unless you get a
DEXA scan I believe it’s called but even the desk XO skins I like one percent off
or something like that the scale that I use I’ll link it down below it’s from
vanity planner I think I have a coupon code for $60 off which is amazing this
isn’t sponsored or anything I love that scale though it tells you your body fat
percentage and it’s pretty accurate it’s only like like scales are gonna be a
little bit off on the body fat percentage but as long as you’re seeing
that number going down that’s the goal obviously when I first started off I was
I had a scale that was very inaccurate at the time but I know that the scale
was off by like nine percent five to nine percent but I started off at 40 to
45 percent and now I’m at twenty nine point two percent body fat so I’ve lost
a lot of body fat too so it’s not just the weight because you have to
understand you’re also gonna gain muscle I did the little calculation I searched
up how to like calculate it and I’ve gained I believe a total of like 10 10
or 11 pounds of muscle – so even though I’ve lost 40 pounds I’ve gained like
over 10 pounds of muscle – how many times a week did you workout when you
started and how many hours and how many now so when I started to be honest with
you most the time like most weeks I only worked out about an hour a week I didn’t
work out very much and I lost 20 pounds in four months you don’t have to workout
to lose weight losing weight comes down to how much you eat so the amount that
you eat is based off of how much you work out your age your gender and
everything like that so I simply just chose to eat less
because I really hated the at the time like you gotta understand I
was starting off I was I had carried a lot of extra fat on me like I said I
grew up I was never a that I hated the gym so I was like let me start off
slowly so I started off very slowly just working out 45 minutes to an hour a week
and then it kind of became like an hour to two hours stayed at that for a little
while and then um I can’t amped it up I felt like in January 2017 those like me
I feel like you could you could dedicate more of your time to working out a
little bit more so that’s what I did I started working out three to four hours
a week and now I would say I work out 2 to 3 hours a week and I’ve personally
found it for me for my lifestyle for my personality for my preference I kind of
like that two to three hour mark like I feel like for the rest of my life that’s
the mark I’m gonna stay with this 2 to 3 hours I feel like whenever I go to the
gym more than 2 to 3 hours a week I start to resent the gym I start to hate
it but 2 to 3 hours is like that sweet spot for me where I love it
you know like I’m happy with it if I go less than that I feel like I haven’t
done enough if I go more than that I resent it so I’m happy with 2 to 3 hours
that’s what I do now so how did you go to the gym I find
myself ashamed to go to the gym because of how I look you guys I get this
question so much and when I got these questions I was like wow I’m not the
only person because when I first started off I was like I know what that feels
like you feel shy because you feel like you’re like the chubby girl and everyone
else seems so fit when you’re at the gym but think about something there at the
gym and they also had their day one like they also had their starting point like
nobody comes out of their mamas womb with like muscles and a lean body okay
we all work to get it you know I’m saying we all start somewhere at least
most people do you got to remember that – that will make you feel more
comfortable but also to be real with you guys ain’t nobody looking at you like a
lot of the times think about it when you’re at the gym you’re so focused on
what you are doing you’re not looking or even thinking or caring what other
people are doing like we think people are watching us and caring what we’re
doing but the reality is nobody cares what we’re doing so try to just remember
it nobody’s watching you everybody’s so focused on themselves so someone asked
what do you order when you go out to eat do you still eat do you still go to
fast-food places what do you order there so when I go out to eat and when I go to
fast-food places it depends but for the most part whenever I do
restaurants are fast-food places I use that as my time to have like I know that
people like to call them cheat days I like to just refer them more as like the
scientific term they’re called like refeed so what a refeed is is when
you’re refeeding your metabolism so when you’ve been in a calorie deficit for so
long and a calorie deficit is just when you eat less calories than when you then
what your body burns so that’s what makes you lose weight like
scientifically that’s how your body loses weight so essentially your
metabolism has been in a deficit it’s been losing weight for so long that your
body actually tries to protect itself her body doesn’t want to change your
body actually wants to stay the exact same as it is today it doesn’t want to
change so when you try to go lose weight it tries to fight that you’re basically
fighting your body when you try to lose weight or gain weight or anything so
your body is constantly working to adapt itself so your metabolism what it’s
doing when you’re losing weight is it’s trying to get used to the amount that
you’re eating so that it can stay the same so eventually you stop losing
weight and you reach that plateau but what refeeds do is it gives your
metabolism a little bit of more food just to let your metabolism know hey
don’t worry you can continue burning because your metabolism will essentially
get kind of scared and stop trying to lose weight so cheat meals are what I
like to call the refeeds they kind of work as a way to let your metabolism
know hey don’t worry here’s some extra food you can keep burning so I just take
it like whenever I go to fast food places or restaurants I just use it as
my little like refeed day how do you prepare to get back on track after a
cheat day I always struggle over the weekend when I cheat so any suggestions
would be awesome so the way a lot of people ask this the way you get back on
track is you were you go back to your normal schedule program like if you have
a refeed day or you have a cheat day the next day you just go back to normal
go back to what you normally do like you don’t have to change anything you don’t
have to starve yourself the next day don’t starve yourself don’t do like
loads of cardio like you just go back to your regular scheduled program and your
body will be fine my question is how do you manage to stay so disciplined I’ve
always been a bigger girl and never skinny and I did a Banting diet for a
month before I fell off the wagon Banting really did work I lost about 5
kg in 10 days I think 5 kg is like what 10 pounds
ish 10 pounds in 10 days but I mean it’s been so difficult to get back on it I
don’t understand how you do it so easily a lot of you guys say to me
I don’t know how you do it so easily how are you some motivated how are you so
amazing you do it so good and thank you guys so much honestly I love the
compliments but just know I’m not perfect like how do I do it so easily
I don’t do it easily honestly I don’t my metabolism actually is very slow like I
just I naturally was just born with the slower metabolism than most people I’m
also short so really I only got things going for me like my body just doesn’t
need a lot of food and I love to eat so it’s like it’s like constantly combating
each other so I don’t do it so easily it’s not easy for me what what comes
down to the discipline is also making the process more fun for yourself now I
know you said you did the Banting diet I honestly I’ve never heard of the Banting
diet but I know there’s so many diets out there guys there’s keto there’s
apparently Banting there’s this there’s that there’s this third that there’s so
many diets and you’re gonna see them on the front page of every health magazine
and it’s the new fad and it’s do this and you’ll lose this and do that and if
you lose this like I know you said you lost 10 pounds in ten days and to be
honest with you that’s very unhealthy it’s really unhealthy mentally and
physically so when your body loses too much weight at once number one you’re
actually losing muscle when you’re losing too much weight you’re losing
muscle which is not good cuz I explained earlier why number two when you’re
losing too much weight too fast your actually your organs are slowly slowly
very slowly failing and that’s why a lot of you guys a lot of you girls will stop
your menstrual cycle which is really bad because your body is starving like it’s
very bad for your organs to lose weight so fast it’s really unhealthy and not
only that mentally doing all these diets is just so unhealthy because they’re not
sustainable like when the way I always say this is my biggest tip when you
start a weight loss journey lose the weight the way you can keep it off so
before you lose weight ask yourself can I do this for the rest of my life like
you want to do what you’re doing to lose weight for the rest of your life if
you’re doing some quick little fix like no carbs and you’re doing that just to
lose weight it’s not gonna work because it’s gonna work in the meantime and
you’re gonna lose the weight now but you’re gonna gain it back and then
you’re gonna struggle in the future like for me I chose to count my calories why
because I wanted to really learn about food I wanted to learn about portion
sizes cuz calories are they’re real even if you don’t want to
believe they are they’re real life-like calories are a fact they’re literally a
nutrition fact on the back of everything you buy at the grocery store so knowing
what calories are knowing how to measure them you’ll be able to gain that
knowledge like I don’t count calories anymore I count them in like you know
like I intuitively know what I’m eating now I technically count my calories but
I technically know you know like I don’t use a calculator anymore because now I
have the knowledge and that knowledge will ask me for the rest of my life and
now for the rest of my life I’ll be able to sustainably maintain my weight loss
like I won’t begin in weight again in the past I’ve done that I’ve done these
quick little fixes and these quick diets and it landed me 50 60 pounds heavier
than I originally even was like it they’re just not good you end up binging
because you’re starving yourself and you’re and you’re depriving yourself of
what you want how do you maintain your weight loss by and not gain anything
back so after you stopped losing weight you don’t want to go straight back to
eating how you used to eat because that’s just not how the body works you
want to slowly first thing you want to do is actually calculate your
maintenance calories I’ll leave my favorite calorie calculator down below
you want to calculate what your maintenance calories are and you want to
slowly work your way back up to those amount of calories I know this stuff can
be kind of confusing I hope I make I’m trying to like make it the most sense as
possible that I can I learned a lot of this stuff from reading a thinner leaner
stronger by Michael Matthews he’s honestly amazing he takes all of the
myths out and focuses on the science and the actual real truth like if you wanted
to learn the truth about weight loss based off of science not just based off
of some fairy tale myth out there based off of science read that book thinner
leaner stronger by Michael Matthews it’s amazing so the next question is what do
you or how do you react once you realize you’ve reached a plateau and can’t seem
to lose any more weight this is awesome because I’ve reached already like two
plateaus or two or three my body like like I said I already have like such a
slow metabolism and then when I lose weight obviously eventually you’re going
to reach a plateau that’s just how the metabolism work my favorite is just
reverse diets so what that is is you’re gonna slowly add a little bit more
calories like let’s say you’re eating 1400 calories and you’ve lost 30 pounds
but now you’re still eating 14 and your body’s not losing any more weight
now what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna slowly add fifty to a hundred calories
and eat that for a week and then the next week you’re gonna eat fifteen fifty
sixteen and keep going until you reach your maintenance sit and eat maintenance
calories for like two weeks ish and then drop back to 1400 now what you just did
was you just reset your body you press the reset button and your metabolism now
is gonna go back to losing weight the biggest mistake when it comes to weight
loss that I have to like share with you guys like my biggest mistake was eating
too many calories like I wasted a good eight months of my journey eating too
many calories so I’ll explain this so when I first started losing weight I was
eating 1200 calories and I was only working out once a week now a lot of
people when they hear this okay you guys are gonna think 1200 calories oh my god
no that’s starving yourself guys I’m 5 foot tall and I was only working out
once a week 1200 calories is 100 million percent not starvation for me it’s just
not I was only working out once barely moving
I work from home so I sit down all day ok and I’m 5 foot 1 1200 calories is not
starvation for someone like me that’s why it’s very important I think a lot of
people are like 1200 calories too low 18 is too high that is to this that is to
that you have to remember every body and every body is different when I first
started I was eating 1200 calories and it works for me I lost a reasonable
amount you never want to lose too much weight too fast cuz like I said it’s
very unhealthy I lost 20 pounds in 4 months which is very healthy that means
you’re losing 5 pounds a month very sustainable very healthy for your body
and then I did a reverse diet I started eating more calories I was like okay you
know what instead of 1200 this time I’m gonna do 1,600 I was eating 1,600
calories for 7 yes 7 months and I lost 6 pounds 6 pounds that’s very very slow
like very slow so I should have lost at least another 15 pounds and I didn’t I
was eating too much and it was such a waste of my time so then I did another
reverse diet and then this back in time I was like okay sixteen too
much twelve people told me it was too low
let’s do fourteen I did fourteen and fortune was okay but it still didn’t
make barely make me lose weight I lost eight pounds in six months like that’s
still hella slow like it’s extremely slow you guys and again fast weight loss
not ideal you don’t want to lose like ten pounds in ten days or 20 pounds in
one month it’s not healthy but you also don’t want to lose only eight pounds in
six months it’s just not like you know like it’s too slow so please don’t let
Outsiders like get into your head what I would say the best thing to do is
calculate how much you should be eating based off of your workouts based off of
your height based off of your age on the calculator I’ll leave my favorite one
down below for you guys but yeah that’s my biggest mistake if I didn’t make that
mistake I would have already reached my goal like that really slowed me down
like I that’s a whole year of my journey that I wasted so someone said if you
could just give one piece of advice to someone who is starting their weight
loss journey what would it be the best advice that could give you like start
slow like a lot of people are like I’m gonna lose weight that’s it
they’d go in their cupboards they empty everything out they go to the gym they
sign up for the gym they go six days seven days a week for two hours they do
that for two weeks and then they’re like ah screw this and then they stop so my
biggest advice would be to start slow I started off slow I went to that I
actually didn’t even pay for a gym membership I just went to my condo gym
to like my complex community gym and I went there for free and I worked out
only 45 minutes to an hour sometimes an hour and a half a week it’s not gonna be
quick it’s not gonna be fast it’s not gonna be easy it’s gonna take time it’s
gonna take work and it’s gonna take effort but you’re gonna build those
sustainable habits instead of doing something extremely intense and quick at
first and it only lasts like two weeks so someone asked me what kind of weight
exercises do you do I do a lot of heavy weighted squats right now I’m on 45
pounds on each side like deadlifts deadlifts I dread them sometimes and
then other times I like them um I like to do hip thrusts I like a lot of leg
workouts but I do work on my arms I like bicep curls a lot I like um like what is
this one called the military press yeah I like bench press where you’re laying
down on the bench there’s just a lot of stuff that I do I will you know what I’m
gonna do a workout routine I think soon like once the weather just gets a little
bit better maybe I’ll do an outdoor workout routine too so someone asked how
did you make the first move and decide to go on this journey I’m stuck right
now and I don’t know how to start so I talked about this a little bit on the
vlog Channel when I did my first QA uh weight loss Q&A but what made me just
start was um to be honest with you guys I never talked about I don’t even know
if I mentioned this in my vlog my other vlog but to be honest with you guys
actually someone very close to me in my family like extremely close to me my
family got really sick and that just made me start thinking about health it
started making me think about this is the decisions that I was making for
myself and my health and I was like am I making
the best decisions for myself so that I don’t get sick in the future like what
am I doing with my life it started really making me think that and not only
that I started becoming like a lot of it I saw a lot of comments on my videos
like a lot of you guys were like you look sad like your eyes just just look
like they have this darkness to it this sadness and I was sad I was just
depressed like I had this depressed feel now I won’t say I was completely
depressed cuz I know depression is extremely serious and sometimes people
can’t get out of bed and I know what that feels like cuz I’ve had some
experiences with that at the time I was having that off and on feeling like
there were some days when it was hard for me to get out of bed and I was like
why like I am feeling not good oblique myself like I wasn’t feeling good about
myself I was getting more insecure something said to me deep down inside
you know Amy that you’re better like you know you can do better and you know
there’s something inside of you that you’re not pulling out like you’re
you’re not you’re not using your full potential here I knew I was more than
what I was doing like I was eating way too much food consuming way too much
calories I wasn’t working out at all it made me a very miserable person because
I wasn’t happy with the skin that I was in I stopped posting outfit photos on
Instagram like if you guys look back you’ll notice there’s a huge gap there
was a point where I used to post photos in the summer I think it was like what
summer 2015 yeah and then I would I stopped posting
photos all the way up until 2016 July it was my birthday and I was like you know
aim you never post photos like just do one and I did one but I had like three
layers of Spanx on okay I woke up one Saturday morning and it was August 13th
let me check my little weight-loss journey
thingy notes that I have on my phone cuz I started this note on that day August
13th so August 13th 2016 I literally was a Saturday I remember it and I remember
that day like it was yesterday oh my god I woke up in the morning and I said I
just had this thing where I was like that’s enough like this is enough
today’s gonna be the day where I’m gonna change the rest of my entire life okay I
think I’ve been talking for like 40 minutes now so I think this is enough
footage right sugar baby I think this is enough footage to spell like a really
long video I didn’t want to cut anything out and then you guys missed out on some
information that I wanted to share so hopefully you guys don’t mind the long
video I hope you guys in joyed say goodbye sugar baby
dick goodbye baby he’s so tired he’s like mom you’ve been filming I’ve been
filming now for like four hours cuz I just filmed it should check it ready
with me but anyways I think my camera is dying so I got to go thank you guys so
much for watching as always I will see you guys in my next video bye guys

100 thoughts on “PART 1: WEIGHT LOSS Q&A – How I Lost 40 Lbs

  1. You inspire me SO much. I love that ive watched you for years and have seen how much youve changed. Not just physically but mentally youre just so incredibly happier, and it shows. Your confidence and strength reminds me of Demi Lovato 💕

  2. This is easily the best weightloss video I've EVER seen.
    TO ANYONE READING THIS, SHE IS SPOT ON WITH EVERY SINGLE POINT IN THIS VIDEO. IF YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF FOREVER, I'D TAKE NOTES!

  3. Yes, discipline. I think other cultures put a larger emphasis on discipline, and America needs to readopt it as a mantra, because it's very important. Discipline almost always yields success. Another important word is moderation.

  4. Omg thanks Amy! I just ordered that scale with your code I got it for $20, I’ve had the same scale for a while and it finally gave out so I’m glad I’m trying this one I can’t wait til it gets here 💕

  5. I want to lose 40-50 pounds in this year because I’m going to Disneyworld June 2019. I really needed this video because it’s so hard and I’m so insecure about my weight

  6. damn girl we could legit be best friends honestly!! but i completely agree with everything you say and totally needed to hear this! Discipline over motivation!!

  7. This is one of the most real weightloss Q&A I have ever seen. your so cool. I had to subscribe now im going to binge on the rest of your videos! thank you

  8. I love how you have a really good balance with working out and eating…you don’t deprive yourself of anything but u are also discipline in ur routine…life is all about balance! And when people have enough of something that’s when they start making the change 🙃

  9. But how long did it take you to lose all this weight ??? That’s for the inspiration ❤️❤️❤️

  10. Hi Amy, I really like your content. I really like the way you dress and I’m really trying to go for a more simplistic clean look. I would love if you give some tips on how you started your wardrobe. ☺️

  11. I tried keto recently and lost 4 pounds in 5 days, I think it was probably water weight at first but the food I had to eat on that diet I couldn’t bear and I ate like crap yesterday and broke the diet.. I’ve already binge watched all of your videos but I’m watching again because I am trying to convince myself to do it how you’re doing it!

  12. I adore this video! Your such a inspiration! You are dropping nothing but facts! No lies just the truth! I love that you did your research and you are now spreading knowledge ♥️♥️

  13. I’ve tried the link for the calorie calculate and I’m about the same height and same weight as you but it told me 1500 cal a day… that seems a lot. (and I’m not that active either right now). Is this the same calculator you used when you started?

  14. I know you said you like weight lifting more than cardio, but do you ever do cardio as a warm up or just omit it all together?

  15. I use my Fitbit to track my walking I don’t workout. I eat 1400 calories per day and I’m trying to lose 20lbs 🙁 slowing losing I hardly lost 5lbs lol I’m going to do what the calculator says 1368

  16. wow, I'm late coming across this but I'm currently trying to lose weight and gain more self esteem and I literally love your advice. SOOO true with the cancelling motivation and creating discipline.

  17. i just recently started watching you. i am around 150-165 lbs and i am 5’1. it’s so hard being so short and stubby while trying to lose weight. of course i am only 16 and have plenty of other things to worry about at this young, but i want to start doing something about myself. watching your videos have inspired me so much and i cannot wait to start this journey. thank you, please keep posting more health vids!!

  18. This is glorious, I been tryin to find out about "how to get fit after 40" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried – Fanlevi Immaculate Eradicator – (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my friend got amazing success with it.

  19. Congratulations on your weight loss. I bought a really pretty linen dress that know I will fit at my ideal weight. I try it on once a month. I couldn't even pull it over my knees a month ago. Now it comes mid thigh! My exercise is my work. I intermittently fast and eat one meal a day. My goal is to lose 60 lbs in 3 years.
    180 now

  20. You are so Amazing!! I just had a baby four months ago I weighed almost 200 lbs and ive been working out for the past couple months and ive lost 20 pounds already im excited to keep going!!! Thank you for the inspiration!! 🙌💕

  21. When you mentioned discipline, and what it takes to wake up for school, it truly resonated with me. For two years, I decided to be a commuter for college, waking up around 6 am, making an hour drive and back everyday, while doing a set number internship hours, and working a job. I was gone 7 days a week, and gained so much weight. I graduated and here I am, with the aftermath. I want to make a change, and you making that connection about school and the discipline it takes just sparked something. Thank you. 💗

  22. I found your channel at the perfect time. Ive been trying to loose weight since last September….and its been a total fail. I think Im around the size/weight you were when you first started your journey. Very inspired by this video and now I plan to binge watch all your content😊

  23. I'm happy I found you. Most people talk about how they used to be fit and athletic but they stopped so it was hard to get back in. But you never were from the beginning, just like me

  24. Love this! I got the heaviest i had been due to being sick in 2017 (i had a tumor). I “started” my journey in February, went on a vacation in April and basically missed a full
    Month, but am simply working on the habit of going to the gym at least 3-4 days a week, working in cardio at least once, and eating healthy but still enjoying it. I’m down 17 pounds. It’s slow but sustainable 💕💕💕💕💕

  25. I started following your instagram over a year ago because I loved your make up. Then I got off insta for a good while, now I came back and I saw a picture of you and I was like oh I remember this girl, wow she lost weight, then I came on here and went to look for you on Youtube and I saw what I eat in a days, and I loveeeee them, and then I realized YOU HAVE A SISTER who does the same. I love both of your videos! You remind me of myself when I lost weight in high school.

    One tip, don’t ever stop the way you are eating. It is perfect and not restricted. When you feel restricted you’ll go out of control and gain it all back. Trust me, I did and gained all my weight back and now I’m starting from scratch. So keep at it!

  26. These are some great questions. Creating healthy habits and building discipline is the necessary tool to keep going. I’m so glad you busted that cardio myth. I def thought it was better to incorporate more cardio. I like that hour glass shape (I want some booty gains lol), so I’ll focus on building more muscle

  27. I’m really trying to get back in shape I’ve always been overweight while the rest of my family is very fit. My junior year in high school I bought a scale and was shocked by the number I got my shit together and lost 30 pounds but gained it all back and more by my 3rd year in college now I need to lose 60/80 pounds to get to my goal weight

  28. Right now I’m around the weight you started at, I’m a short girl just like you (4’11)and it’s so hard to keep going. My daily schedule isn’t the same and that’s what’s killing me. I mainly work late at night and during the day I just don’t want to do anything but relax and sit around. when you first started what kind of weightlifting workouts did you do? Would you be able to post those or talk about them in a video? I need to buckle down more and honestly this is helping me wanting to get it together.

  29. I know this is an old video but WOAH I watched this at the gym and it helped me so much ! Body positive , refeed meals , I loved every point you made ! Thank you .

  30. I’m glad I went back and watched this video I just started my weight loss journey. Only time and discipline will bring results! Thanks for this.

  31. You are so wise! I’ve been obsessively watching your videos. It’s so clear that you know your stuff and take the time to do your research.

  32. She’s so down to earth and there’s no crap with her she’s just so so so real and I love her for it 🥰

  33. I’m 5’2 and I also eat the same amount of calories as you, just curious though what were your macros from before when you started losing weight and have they’ve changed since you’ve gotten to the weight you like now?

  34. I'm almost at 160 and I am really struggling with losing weight. I know that if I get the discipline I need and help myself throughout it. I know that i can get down to 120 like where i was last year. Also, I'm insanely short so dony drag me, haha

  35. I randomly found your channel and saw this video. As you talk abut your weight loss, the part you talked about motivation don't help you keeping to the weight loss. So does that mean i can start out with some kind of motivation because just starting lifting weights just makes me feel tired and i start feel a lot of pressure. Having that kind is not good for me right now and i'm having to work with figuring my A.D.D. and anxiety right now. but i do have to loss weight because i'm in a unhealthy place right now.

  36. Umm I have to say this you look like an Indian actress forgot her name but you look alike her especially your eyes

  37. The maintenance calories/deficit info was soooo helpful for me, I would keep plateau-ing and give up. Also I wasn’t eating whole, nutrient rich foods. It took so long to realize processed, low calorie doesn’t mean healthy and won’t help me in the long run. Eating and tracking whole grain, whole foods that are high in nutrients and eating in a deficit is the right way. You explained everything so perfectly.

  38. yess on canceling motivation. I think we abuse that word so often. People get enticed…and guess what it is gone in an a few days/weeks what have you. Discipline is such a better concept.

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