Adry Bella aka Adry_bella, is one of the most inspirational weight loss stories on Instagram with a fanbase of almost half a million people!
She has one of the most amazing transformations online, completely changing her look and losing over 150 pounds in 20 months! Recently Adry has been focusing on building muscle and getting stronger!
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The number one question I get asked is what caused me to change or what caused me to want the change.
Well, the main reason that I wanted to change was my health, and that honestly should be the number one reason why anybody should want to be fit or lose weight.
It should be always because you wanna be healthy. When I started, I was coming out of the shower one day and I noticed edema on my legs and on my feet, which is when your feet are swelling, and when you press down on your legs it leaves a dent mark.
Whenever I walked anywhere, even for five minutes, my feet were killing me. I couldn’t even bend down to tie my shoes because I felt this pressure up in my head and I would get constant headaches.
Though the main reason was when I noticed the swelling on my feet. I just knew that that was not a good sign I was afraid that something was wrong in my kidneys or I had high blood pressure, which is definitely where I was heading because I had a headache pretty much every day.
I get asked that question all the time. One of my uncles asked me, what made me change and I told him how depressed I was, how upset I would be, and it caused me and my husband a lot of fights because I was angry all the time. He would ask me why I was angry and I just couldn’t tell him anything. I just told him that I felt depressed and my uncle said that I hid it well and that he didn’t see it. I didn’t seem like I was depressed at all, but I didn’t show it, not to them at least.
Being a huge sweet eater, I love chocolate, I drank coke every single day for every meal, I kid you not. Going from eating that every day to cutting it off completely, it was hard, and I’m not saying you have to do it that way, I just knew I had to do it then, when I felt that strength, that I had at the moment when I needed to change when I saw my feet swelling.. I knew that I had to do it then and there, because if I didn’t, I knew that I was gonna fail, and I didn’t wanna fail. I wanted to fight, I mean, I was 25 years old, I did not want live my life that way.
Adry Bella’s Typical Daily Routine & Diet:
I’m always asked about my meals, what a typical day is for me and how it ties into my workouts, so I’m going to go ahead and explain a whole typical day for me. With this, you will all know exactly (or at least have a sample) of what I eat throughout one normal day.
I eat breakfast around 6.30 or 7 in the morning. So the night before I get a full cup of unsweetened almond milk, which is 30 calories, then I add half a cup of oats which I sweeten with stevia or splenda, whatever sweetener you want. Sprinkle some cinnamon in there and then if I feel like putting some fresh fruit with it, i’ll cut up blueberries, strawberries, bananas. So that’s my breakfast which I eat with a cup of coffee.
I have my first snack around 10am. So i’ll grab a caramel flavour rice cake and I put one tablespoon of peanut butter on it, and that’s my first snack.
For lunch, it’s usually at one or two in the afternoon and it is usually a chicken breast that has been grilled or baked, or tilapia, also grilled or baked, and some asparagus. If i want something extra, i’ll maybe add some cucumbers, tomatoes and onions with a little bit of Italian sauce.
A couple of hours after that at around 4, I have my second snack, which would be something like non-fat Greek yogurt, with some blueberries or some strawberries or cantaloupe, with some chopped up almonds
Between that second snack and dinner is when I usually choose to exercise. If, for example, I went out that day and I ran four miles or five miles, i’ll come back and finish my home workouts by approximately 7:30, so I make my dinner. I generally feel like drinking a protein shake for dinner (post workout). So i’ll put one scoop of protein powder in a blender, then half of a cup of unsweetened almond milk, about four or five ounces of water and as an extra, maybe half a banana, and some strawberries or kale, blend it up with some ice and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top and some granola, and that would be my dinner.
Last snack of the day would be around 9pm as I don’t like to eat after 9. I’ll probably eat an apple, and that’s a typical day of eating for me.
Adry Bella’s Diet Plan:
Meal 1: Oatmeal With Fresh Fruit
Snack 1: Rice Cake With Peanut Butter
Meal 2: Baked Chicken Breast With Asparagus & Salad
Snack 2: Non Fat Greek Yoghurt With Fresh Fruit
Meal 3: Protein Shake With Banana & Strawberries
Snack 3: Fruit (An Apple)
It’s very important to continue eating when you’re on a diet. It’s important to eat six meals a day, because you’re eating three snacks and three meals that will keep your metabolism going. I’m not a nutritionist, I’m not a specialist, I’m not a doctor, I’m not a professional trainer, but I’m just telling you what worked for me, and what worked for me is to be able to eat those six meals a day and spreading them out correctly throughout the day and that way, you won’t starve, and you won’t feel so hungry all the time.
Also stay hydrated! If you’re working out, you’re gonna need water, you don’t want to dehydrate yourself.
It’s also gonna take some adjustment, you don’t just cut down to 1200 calories if you’re used to eating 3000, 4000 a day. If you’re starting off, as long as you cut down on the calories you’re eating right now, or cut down on the amount of food you’re eating right now, and the amount of carbs you’re eating, if you cut down, you’re gonna lose weight, especially if you add in exercise.
Another thing that is very important for you to know, is that the main factor in losing weight is what you’re eating, rather than the exercise you do.