This "Lazy Girl" Method Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds in 5 Months, Says Fitness Guru
Here is exactly what Maryam Qamar did to lose weight fast.
Losing weight doesn't have to involve spending two hours at the gym every day and eating boiled chicken and salad. You can actually get into the best shape of your life by making a few changes to your routine. In fact, one fitness guru who lost 40 pounds in five months, claims that you can do the same with her "lazy girl" method.
Maryam Qamar's TikTok page is filled with hacks on how to get in shape by making simple changes to your life. She calls them her "lazy girl secrets," and they are going viral.
"First thing you wanna do is find your deficit calorie," she says in her video. "'You're gonna use any TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) calculator on the internet."
You input your gender, age, weight, height, and activity level into the calculator. It then calculates how many calories your body burns daily.
Once you find your "maintenance calories," the amount of calories that you need to intake to remain the same weight, you can figure out how many calories you should cut to lose weight. She recommends "subtracting up to 300 calories" daily in order to lose weight.
"You could technically do 500 [calories less] but 500 is gonna be way too much of a deficit to the point where it's just not healthy," she says.
She also recommends "tracking your protein calories and your fiber intake" by carefully reading nutritional information labels. "Your protein and fiber is gonna be the most important because it's gonna help keep you full for longer. Eating fiber is gonna help prevent any bloating," she adds.
She also encourages hydration. "You're gonna make sure you drink at least 60 ounces of water every single day," she recommends, which amounts to eight glasses of water.
She also suggests weight training. "Get on a structured strength training program," she said. Why weights? They help you build muscle and lose fat. And no, they don't make you "look manly," she says.
"If strength training isn't your thing, [and] you're like a cute little Pilates girl, get at least 10,000 steps every single day," Maryam says. "You also need some other form of movement. It does not have to be cardio," she said.
"Get enough sleep. At least seven to nine hours. An hour before bed, make sure you're putting away all your screens — go to bed," she adds.
Finally, she says to practice having an "abundance mindset," focusing on your mental health. "A mindset that even if you go off track one day, two days a month, maybe even three days a month, you're still going to get back on track the next day," she says. "All that matters is the entire thing not just that one day. You can totally do this — even on the days that it feels super hard. I truly believe in you, and you definitely got this."
Finally, take rest days. "The pressure to perform and achieve can be overwhelming, leading to burnout and mental exhaustion," she said. "Taking time off the gym can help reduce stress and anxiety and improve your overall well-being. It's okay to take a break and focus on self-care. It could mean spending time with loved ones, going for a walk, reading a book, and taking a nap."