In the first year of her journey, Reddit user Nonviolent consumed 1,400 calories per day. She started to run, jogged and finally felt better walking. "After a year, I took the lifting a bit more serious and switched to counting macros," she wrote. "The running / cardio combined with the calorie deficit helped me lose weight, but I was pretty shapeless until I started to lift more seriously." (See also: Get in shape with our 30-day running challenge.)
Today, she prepares food every Sunday for a week, eats 2,000 calories a day, and spends four or five days a week at the gym.
She also shared her advice for people who are interested in weight-lifting for weight loss. "Honestly, just trial and error with caution," she wrote. "I looked at YouTube and Instagram videos and copied what I saw until I learned what I'm doing, initially using machines instead of free weights, but do not lift too hard Repeat as weight. " and make sure your shape is good. Injuries will just throw you back, just take it. "