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13 Ways I Lost My Baby Fat

I tried and failed all of 2015 but this year, I'm coming up on top.

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1. Drank my Spark first

Spark is my morning pickup. I dread waking up in the morning, especially when I'm waking up to work out. Looking forward to Spark every morning helped me get up and gave me the energy for my workout.

Spark is my morning pickup. I dread waking up in the morning, especially when I'm waking up to work out. Looking forward to Spark every morning helped me get up and gave me the energy for my workout.

2. Came up with a K/A Playlist

Knowing that I would be listening to my favorite tunes during cardio helped me actually look forward to running. Sometimes it made literally go the extra mile just so I could continue listening to music

Knowing that I would be listening to my favorite tunes during cardio helped me actually look forward to running. Sometimes it made literally go the extra mile just so I could continue listening to music

3. Planned My Breakfast Beforehand

Thinking about my premeditated healthy breakfast while I was running made me look forward to eating. Before, I skipped breakfast, which actually made me gain weight but eating a big breakfast made me eat less throughout the day

Thinking about my premeditated healthy breakfast while I was running made me look forward to eating. Before, I skipped breakfast, which actually made me gain weight but eating a big breakfast made me eat less throughout the day

4. Drank lots of water

Drinking water gave me more energy and helped with cravings. When I was well hydrated, I rarely craved sodas or other sugary drinks

Drinking water gave me more energy and helped with cravings. When I was well hydrated, I rarely craved sodas or other sugary drinks

5. Ate as soon as I was hungry, stopped as soon as I was full

Eating small portions all day long kept my metabolism going and prevented binge eating. It almost felt like I wasn't on a diet at all.

Eating small portions all day long kept my metabolism going and prevented binge eating. It almost felt like I wasn't on a diet at all.

6. NO CHEAT DAYS

Having a cheat day made me binge eat on those days, completely ruining all progress. Instead, if after drinking water and trying a healthier alternative I still absolutely could not live without my guilty pleasure, I ate it. Just a much, much smaller portion. A fun size snickers bar satisfied me as much as a large one and half a can of Dr. Pepper was just as good as a route 44. Cheat days just make you miserable during the week and add pressure to eat on them.

Having a cheat day made me binge eat on those days, completely ruining all progress. Instead, if after drinking water and trying a healthier alternative I still absolutely could not live without my guilty pleasure, I ate it. Just a much, much smaller portion. A fun size snickers bar satisfied me as much as a large one and half a can of Dr. Pepper was just as good as a route 44. Cheat days just make you miserable during the week and add pressure to eat on them.

7. Don't count or time your exercises

Go until you can't go any longer. Over work yourself. Did you do 20 or 80 crunches? Did you do cardio for 30 or 60 minutes? It doesn't really matter if you are doing all you can do. Limits prevent you from doing your best and really hold you back. So don't make them.

Go until you can't go any longer. Over work yourself. Did you do 20 or 80 crunches? Did you do cardio for 30 or 60 minutes? It doesn't really matter if you are doing all you can do. Limits prevent you from doing your best and really hold you back. So don't make them.

8. Keep moving all day

Not only will it help you sleep better at night but you will get things done! I understand that some people have desk jobs but take advantage of your breaks if you do.

9. Be sure to detox

I am not a fan of It Works products but the greens are fantastic. They helped me a lot.

I am not a fan of It Works products but the greens are fantastic. They helped me a lot.

10. Apple Cider Vinegar

I don't know how it works, it just does.

I don't know how it works, it just does.

11. Unless there is a deficiency, don't take vitamin supplements.

I take biotin for my hair, iron when I'm anemic and melatonin before bed, other then that I don't take vitamins. If you are eating healthy, you can get all the vitamins you need, supplements just cost money and can sometimes be dangerous.

I take biotin for my hair, iron when I'm anemic and melatonin before bed, other then that I don't take vitamins. If you are eating healthy, you can get all the vitamins you need, supplements just cost money and can sometimes be dangerous.

12. Don't set an ideal weight

If you are truly healthy, you will gain muscle and muscle weighs more than fat so weight isn't really that important.

If you are truly healthy, you will gain muscle and muscle weighs more than fat so weight isn't really that important.

13. Oh for the love of all that is good, DON'T GO VEGAN

Cutting out meats prevents you from gaining muscle, and when you don't gain enough muscle, you will crave carbs and sugars to make up for it. But carbs and sugars don't gain muscle, they gain fat. Eat meats in moderation and aim for lean meats but don't cut them out.

Cutting out meats prevents you from gaining muscle, and when you don't gain enough muscle, you will crave carbs and sugars to make up for it. But carbs and sugars don't gain muscle, they gain fat. Eat meats in moderation and aim for lean meats but don't cut them out.

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