My Diet Experience Story | Being Socially Awkward & Runny Poop | Wengie | Lifestyle Point
Hey guys, it's Wengie here.
Today I'm doing part two of my diet journey And today I'll be talking about sort of the experiences I've went through while I was on a diet And basically talk through how I kind of went about going on my diet To give you guys a bit of background of how much weight I lost, I lost 7 kg over the period of 3 months So I'll be talking about how I did that Keep in mind I'm not a diet expert, I'm not a dietitian, I'm not here to give you any official medical or health advise I'm just, pretty much, sharing with you guys my diet story so definitely take it as that For those of you guys that didn't get to watch part one, I've linked it down below That was pretty much talking through my diet story Pretty much what I weight through my life from when I was kind of like a baby, through primary school, high school So check that out I've you haven't seen it already, I encourage you guys to watch that first So to give you guys a bit of background about why I started wanting to go on a diet and to lose weight It was pretty much because I suddenly realise I gained a lot of weight And you know, I was in a period of my life where I didn't really weight myself regularly If you watch part one of my story you've realise I have a pretty fast metabolism I've never had any major issues with my weight, I've always been kind of underweight or on the skinny side Typically, because I was born that way, is my genes And also I have a really small bone structure which makes me weight less as well As you get older, is actually harder to, I guess, eat at the same rate Now, for those of you guys that actually have a fast metabolism You'll be lucky enough to experience the fact that you could pretty much eat whatever you want Junk food, you can overeat all the time and still remain stick skinny Now, that was the case for me but suddenly, you know, without my knowledge, I suddenly out on a lot of pounds And because you're kind of looking yourself every day you don't really realise the weight you've put on You just kind of feel the same and it wasn't until I kind of saw myself You know, like when you look at photos, or videos, or things and you look at yourself You look at it more objectively than you do every day in the mirror.
I'm not sure why that is But then I realised I've put on a lot of weight, I step on the scales that haven't step on a lot of time And I realised I'd put on like 7 kg since my natural weight And when I refer to natural weight I'm just referring to how much you weight when you eat healthy And you eat the right proportions for your body, so not really putting a BMI sort of average on your weight And I feel like it's really important to know what your natural weight is And for those of you guys that are keen on the medical stand of your BMI I don't actually feel that it always applicable to everyone I know people that were born underweight And they pretty much spend their whole life trying to fit into that BMI stand And it was basically impossible for them because they never put on weight, no matter what they did They went to the doctors and they couldn't help them So I think it's really important to know what your baseline weight is When you eat healthy, you eat the right proportion, you do a regular amount of exercise And you don't over or under eat and my weight at that time was 42 kg And yeah, I pretty much blew up, mainly because I ate a lot more than I should have I pretty much ate an extra meal at about 12 am every night In addition, I always had like chips in the house and I would always have like chips and dip it in avocado Like really late at night, as an extra meal.
That was definitely overeating and not eating right I would drink a lot of sugary drinks, like soft drinks as well and I hadn't actually done that for a long time I had been relatively healthy but I sort of moved in with my boyfriend at the time And I think that when you live with someone their, sort of, dietary habits really rub off on you And he was able to eat everything and still remain skinny because he still had a really great metabolism I didn't.
I ate the same and then I definitely gained a lot of weight from that When I started dieting, it was the hardest thing ever Those of you guys that are looking to go on a diet and have never been or never been able to stick to it I think it's one of those things where we kind of all know what to do Like there is a ton of information about how to go on a diet, there's, you know, lots of articles online I don't think that's the hard part, knowing how to diet, I feel it's not the difficult part The hardest part about going on a diet, especially for me that had never had to look after what they ate Was pretty much the self-control I had to have to stick to, you know, the regular meals and the calorie intake That I was supposed to have while losing weight That was so hard because I was the kind of person that was like: I feel like eating you know, chips right now I'm going to go eat it, or I'm craving KFC and I'm just going to go have it right now I've never really had to limit myself through my whole entire life So that was like the hardest part for me, being able to curb those craving for junk food And what I regularly ate as a habit and then making sure I ate health instead And actually, healthy food, when you start going on a diet, healthy food taste so bland I mean, if your used to eating high sugar, high sodium meals like snacks, or KFC, or junk food You'll realise that eating healthy is going to be really, really different for you Also I cut a lot of carbs out of my diet Because carbs were kind of one of those empty calorie things that I could've eaten something nutritious instead And it's much easier to stick to a limited calorie intake while eating a lot of veggies And getting your nutrients that way than filling it up with empty carbs like white rice And I think, yeah, for those of you guys all going on diet, that's going to be the hardest thing you'll ever experience And that's what I experienced, especially when I was in a habit of eating at like 12 am I was about to go to bed and always loved to eat before I slept and that's so bad for you But every time like I craved it, it was really hard to hold back and not eat I started of basically replacing what I ate So instead of eating chips and avocado I try and eat like a salad or a chicken salad instead So I didn't really go cold turkey and not eat at all because that would have been way too hard for me Because it was just like a habit that I had So I started doing this "swap it, don't stop it thing" Which is a really good idea if you don't really have self-control to go on a diet either It's just swapping slowly the things that you used to have for a healthier version And I've been kind of just doing that consistently over time If you pretty much swap all the unhealthy things and the high calorie things in your diet Over time you'll start to be able to stick to a much lower calorie intake Without really feeling like you're missing out There were two major things that I used while I was going on a diet that really, really helped me One, was "My Fitness Pal"; and if you watch my other diet videos I highly recommend going on it And even for research purposes The reason why is it pretty much calculates a healthy calorie intake for you, for your weight loss goal So it does that for you as soon you sign on, you tell them your height, your weight And they'll tell you how many calories you need to eat per day to get to your goal I don't condone drastic weight loss methods either so they pick a healthy sort of calorie intake for you too And give you expectations that it will take, you know, a certain amount of months before you reach that goal weight I feel like crash diets are really bad way to go because you're going to gain it really, really quickly afterwards Changing your overall eating habits will be a way to stick to your new ideal weight as well So crash diets and fat diets, to me, aren't really, something I liked to use Or something I actually even considered while losing weight What I learned from My Fitness pal was basically how many calories all the food I ate was That's really, really, important if you want to go on a diet It's really just to get the knowledge about what you're putting into your body And you'll be like super surprised at the amount of calories some things you eat It really, it feels insignificant when you eat it But the amount of calories is simply crazy compared to maybe like a healthy alternative So one example I really love to share it's pretty much you can have 11 doritos chips Or you can pretty much have an egg, a fried egg on toast combination if you do it healthy That's kind of like the same calories but you get a lot more for with the egg on toast than with 11 doritos chips So you can see that without knowing how much calories you're eating You can actually overeat in terms of calories without even knowing and still feel hungry at the end of the day The first thing I did when I was dieting was learn how much calories each, you know, food item has Until this day, I pretty much learned so much that I can just look at something now I kind of guesstimate the amount of calories in that particular meal You also find the importance of serving sizes You realise that in most western countries serving sizes are way too big for you, especially if you're of a small build Like if you think about it they serve the same serving size to men and women Even though women have a much lower calorie intake than men do And that's just something that you need to know and be aware of So don't eat everything that you're given, just know how much you're supposed to eat Eat that much and take it away; you can turn one meal into two meals and save a lot of money at the same time And yeah, those are the kind of things that I started learning And the other thing that I really used a lot was a diet tea that I heard was really good So I just ordered it of the internet.
It was called Lou, Lou long tea, I think But anyways, it was endorsed by Oprah and diet tea and I pretty much drank that religiously And normal tea can actually reduce the amount of calories you have by like 70 per meal Just because it increases your metabolism and it does good thing to your body Keep in mind that there are a lot of comments as well You guys also mentioned that tea can reduce the amount of iron that your body absorbs So be careful not to use this method for a long period of time or take iron supplements while you're doing it But I basically did this for three to six months And you'll find that when you drink it actually makes you flush things out of your system So be prepared to go to the toilet a lot, this is one side effect of drinking the tea regularly, like 3 times a day You'll find that you'll be going to the toilet a lot more and flushing all the food out of your body And you might be quite runny as well while you're doing it, so that's not really the best image I can give to you And I wouldn't actually use this tea that frequently for a long period of time I think it's a good thing to use initially to get the ball rolling, getting some momentum with your weight loss I definitely don't drink this tea that regularly anymore While I was trying to reach my goal weight I pretty much used it religiously And I guess when you flush the food out of your system quickly Like you'll feel lighter and you'll feel like much slimmer Anyways as a side effect I think it might be good if you're going to an event And you want to, you know, slim out for that event But yeah, not a long-term solution, definitely works as a short-term solution So that's something else I did while I went on a diet In terms of the actual diet, in three months I actually lost all the weight And I got to my goal weight of 42 again and I was really, really excited about that And you'll find that during the diet process it'll be hard Because, one you won't notice any, like weight loss I think that weight loss it's so subtle that it takes a period of time for you to realise But while you're in the zone of losing weight you won't realise you're losing weight So it might feel hard because you have to change all these life style habits that you had And were comfortable with and that made you happy But you don't notice anything different about your body for a while So that's something that I went through that I thought was really hard And you guys might experience it as well in terms of going on a diet The other thing you realise it's sometimes you can't actually be like a normal social person with friends Because I became really, really obsessed with losing weight And people don't want to hear, you know, all this weight loss talk from someone that they think looked skinny So that's one thing that you'll get as well You might feel, I guess, socially awkward The second thing is eating out is not going to be good for you during this time when you want to lose weight When I was losing weight I never ate out, I made all my meals, I bought my meals to work If I ate out I would only limit it to once per week Because when you eat out you realise you don't know what they put in the food Like it could just take one tablespoon of oil extra in your meal to throw you off your calorie count And you don't know when you got to a restaurant, you don't know what they put in it You don't know how much sugar they put in it So it's actually really, really scary to eat out when you're trying to go on a diet and lose weight And you'll find that when your friends invite you out it's going to be very difficult for you to go and eat the same amount They might look at you funny.
I basically had not much of a social life for a while Because or I avoided situations where we ate as social thing But I started switching everything to coffees instead of dinner or lunch Because then I could just have a coffee and not really have to eat a meal outside So that was a bit difficult for me as well Made you feel really socially awkward during that period of time, if you really want to stick to your diet And I think that's something that I realised about dieting, made me a lot more self disciplined And you have to give up a lot of things that you're comfortable with to pretty much, get to your goal And I think that's with any goal If you want to do something, I think you will have to be willing to give up some things in the process And I think a few of things that will help, is to let your friends know ahead of time why you're being antisocial Or that you can't eat out with them Those kind of things help and let them knowing them makes them prepared for what you're doing Same with your parents You might find that the meals that your parents cook may be actually really high in calories And not good for you and we can't choose what our family cooks Luckily my family cooked really, really healthy It's just that it was a problem when I actually cooked myself for myself My meals became really unhealthy because I went for whatever was fast, efficient and easy Yeah, so it will mean you have to learn cooking skills as well; I learned to cook a lot of low-calorie things I started changing kind of the ingredients I used; I put all the oil into little spray cans I use less, I just carve it, I started using nonstick pans more so I didn't have to use as much oil I replaced the kind of sugar I used and slowly you'll slowly like change your ingredients I made it easy for myself, I stuck to a few ingredients that I knew where healthy and low in calories And I just found different ways to eat them during the week and I made things easy So my pic was tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, lean meat Turkey was a really low calorie meat as well, so I used a lot of turkey and turkey mince And just different ways of cooking, oh also broccoli was a really good and healthy, low-calorie thing to eat And really clear mung bean noodle that was made from beans, I guess So it wasn't really like carbs and was a lot less calories than having rice or anything So I just replaced what I ate and just ate monotonous meals with the same ingredients for three months But it really helped me stick to my diet and it made things easier when I was cooking and things like that So you asked kind of what I wanted to talk about today With regards to my diet experience and the things I kind of learned If you're looking for more like actual information and tips I've linked all the all the resources I've created in the description box below I've got a blog post that details 10 different methods that I used while I was dieting And I have some other more detailed videos that goes into specifics about my actual diet But this is pretty much the journey I went through At the end of the three months it will all be worth it Changing your habits, eating differently, being a social outcast, learning self discipline Changing the way you look at food and even the way you enjoy food Soon you'll realise that unhealthy food will taste disgusting and you can't eat it anymore That means you're on the right track, and you're getting healthy habits and you're on your way So yeah, after, you know, the three months or however long it takes for you to get to your goal way It will all be worth it, it will be hard during the process, trust me, and it will be very uncomfortable But if you're determined to do it, do it! And I only recommend you do it if it's your natural and healthy weight Don't try and go underweight; your body will retaliate and tell you -no, you're too skinny- And it will try and hold on to all the calories and maybe you end up putting on weight although And I highly recommend, if you're unsure about what your natural or healthy weight is Go see a doctor and get some medical advice I think this is definitely a very personal thing between you and of course, your doctor as well And make sure you get some sound advice before doing any drastic weight loss And I encourage you guys to ask me any questions you want me to answer as well, that I haven't covered I have so much to say but I don't really want to put it all in one video and make it super long So yeah, use the comment section to ask me any particular, specific questions that you have In the future I'll probably do a FAQ video as well and answer your questions Thanks so much for watching this video guys, I really enjoyed sharing the diet journey with you Remember that self discipline is key to this whole process and it's very hard as well And I wish you guys the best of luck in developing your healthy eating habits It's so important and something that you will be thankful for the rest of your life Remember to thumb up this video if you enjoyed it and I'll see you guys next time Bye!.