From A Bariatric Surgery To Bodybuilding: How Lyss Remaly Changed Her Life! – ColorMag Top Magazine

From A Bariatric Surgery To Bodybuilding: How Lyss Remaly Changed Her Life!

Lyss underwent bariatric surgery, but it wasn’t enough to shed over 200 pounds. She first had to overcome a lifetime of poor eating habits.

Lyss Remaly, shares her wonderful weight loss transformation journey with Bodybuilding.com on Women Fitness.

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Lets hear her story.
Women Fitness:

When did you realize that you needed to lose weight?

Lyss Remaly:

It was a moment that I refer to as my “click” moment. I was getting onto a flight from Las Vegas (where I went to college) and New York and didn’t fit into the airplane seat. The airlines made me purchase the seat next to mine. In case that humiliation weren’t enough, since the seat belt didn’t fit around my waist either, the flight attendant had to hand over the extender seat belt after doing her little “put on your mask before helping someone else” schpeal. It was in that moment, behind the ugly tears that I realized this was crazy what I was doing to myself. I was 21 years old and I was destroying my body before I even had a real chance to live my life. I had to change.

Women Fitness:

How has your weight loss journey been? What were the milestones that you had to overcome?

Lyss Remaly:

I’ve never been asked this question before! No one has ever asked, “how’s it going?” To be honest, it’s been tough and incredible all in one journey.

Anything you as an individual are fighting for that is based on your own honest will power is tough. I had to challenge my own food demons, re-learn a relationship with food, I had to teach myself about macronutrients, micronutrients, how they processed in my body, how my body uses them. More than just learning the new lifestyle, I had to mend my relationship with myself. Looking back, changing the food and the activity was easy compared to the emotional and mental changes I had to make. With that being said, it was all worth it. I regret nothing.

Women Fitness:

What was your fitness regime like during this period?

Lyss Remaly:

During the very first year of changing my lifestyle I was in the gym almost every single day. My lifting regime was all about how heavy I could lift. I would attend every single group fitness class I could and had to work my way up to making it through the entire class without feeling like my lungs were going to explode. As I continued to educate myself, ask questions and fall in love with lifting, I was able to build a bodybuilding type split where I worked specific body parts in one workout and the goal was to increase muscle mass but also strength.

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Women Fitness:

In a typical day, what is your diet like?

Lyss Remaly:

Today, my diet is still based on the way I have to eat as a bariatric patient with a bodybuilder twist. Protein is my most important nutrient, below is sample of a typical day:  Keep in mind that because of having bariatric surgery, the portion control is now built-in. I measure everything but my tool will tell me when I am full.

Meal #1 3 egg whites (either hard boiled or scrambled), ½ cup of spinach or kale

Meal #2 2 oz. of ground turkey and 1 oz of almonds

Meal #3 3 oz. of grilled chicken, green beans and 1 TBSP olive oil

Meal #4 3 oz. of grilled chicken, green beans and 1 TBSP olive oil

Meal #5 2 oz. of ground turkey

Meal #6 3 oz. of fish (usually walleye) and asparagus OR I make a salad with chopped cucumbers, peppers, mushrooms, onions and eat as much as I can of it and put the remaining away for lunch the next day.

Women Fitness:

Who/What do you consider the greatest motivation behind your healthy weight loss journey?

Lyss Remaly:

In all honesty, I am my greatest motivation. I want to live a vibrant, healthy and fulfilled life. I have goals for my future, huge things that I want to accomplish and I need to feel my absolute best in order to make those things happen. Of course I have support and encouragement from my family and friends and I always want to make them proud. My life, my future and my desire to be a role model for others and make an impact in the world, that’s my greatest motivation. On that note…off to the gym.

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The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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