It is possible! Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself.
You see, in order to lose weight you need to be eating in a calorie deficit. Understanding what your TDEE is ‘Total daily energy Expenditure’ and reduce your calories a little.
Now you need to start tracking your diet. I use an app called MyFitness Pal. It's free and super easy to navigate.
I also have a Mini-Course that can walk you through how to track like a Pro.
You can work backwards starting from your chocolate. I have mine after dinner, 2 squares of Lindt 70% dark.
*I used to eat a block of dairy milk, easy! It's taken me a while to build up to 70%- I can tolerate 90% too, you can't eat much of it.
Log this into your diary as a snack. Now work backwards for the rest of the day entering the food you want to consume, staying within your calorie and macro targets, focusing on lean protein, lots of veggies 2 serves of fruit, legumes, nuts/seeds and low-fat dairy.
Make sure you hit you protein and fibre as a priority!
Keep your food choices as whole foods, minimally processed and things that will nourish your body, give you energy and make you feel good.
Be sure to track and monitor your progress weekly by photos, measurements and the scales. And also ask yourself 3 questions.
Q1) How do I feel? Why do I feel like this?
Q2) Have I committed 100% to the process? if not why not, what was holding me back?
Q3) What were my WINS this week?
For weight loss, counting calories is all you need. If you're in a caloric deficit, where your calories come from doesn't matter, you will still lose weight.
However, for fat loss, you need to be a bit smarter and consume sufficient protein to preserve muscle tissue.
For overall health, energy, mood you need to be eating some of the good stuff too. That means fruit and vegetables, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats.