[Serious]Fit people/weight losers of Reddit, what advice would you give someone who is just starting their weight loss journey?

[Serious]Fit people/weight losers of Reddit, what advice would you give someone who is just starting their weight loss journey?

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  2. Ozzieglobetrotter February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    I have to say with exercise, slowly build up. People get excited that they have decided to make a positive change, then hit the gym for an hour and a half first go out. End up being unable to walk properly for 5 days afterwards and don’t feel like working out again.

  3. TeddyBallgame95 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Acknowledge that your weight is going to fluctuate constantly and that’s fine. Weighing yourself after a few days of perfect diet and exercise and seeing that you gained .5 a pound can really dissuade some people. Stay strong and keep going. The number comes down. Also it was all about forming habits for me. If you can tough out something that sucks for a week or two, it just becomes normal (at least more normal)
    And avoid sugar. It’s the worst

  4. Bearlypawsable February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Start slow. Changing your diet is the first step. My first time around I lost 30lbs in less than two months through excessive exercise and overly strict dieting. I gave myself a break and ended up gaining 10lbs back in one month. Give yourself a little bit of time to be active every day, 30 minutes will do. Go for a walk, play outside with your dog, lift weights, go hiking etc. Do not feel uncomfortable at the gym if you’re just starting. It took me a while to realize that nobody cared what I looked like because everyone else there is also working towards a goal. Make it a point to learn to season those healthy foods because plain chicken and veggies gets real boring after a while. It all takes time, stay confident and proud that you want to make a change and the rest will follow. 🙂

  5. open_door_policy February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Lose weight in the kitchen.

    Going to the gym is nice as well, but nowhere near as important as eating food your body digests well. What that food is will depend more on your body than on the media. Experiment and figure out which types of food you should be eating.

  6. dasiba February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Commit to small changes at first to pile up the “wins”. Stuff like:

    * Log food once per week
    * No added sugar on Tuesdays
    * 1 mile walk twice per week

    Get into the habit of sticking to habits. Keep them up, make them a little harder, and add more….slowly. I get that some people respond to the all at once intense life-style change but this slow and steady technique works for me.

  7. Manycolorfuldays February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    In my experience, I tried to keep myself busy.

    Keeping yourself distracted can help you keep your mind off food.

  8. nails_for_breakfast February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    The health and fitness industry has become far too commerialized, and as a result, many people will give you overcomplicated and discouraging advice in order to push their product. When first starting out, you don’t need nutrition supplements, you don’t need fancy workout gadgets, you don’t need high performance sweat-wicking clothes, you don’t need a fitness tracker bracelet, and you especially don’t need whatever fad diet is in vogue this month.

    The things you should do are track your calories and stay under your daily expenditure, gear your workouts toward a healthy balance of endurance and strength training, make an effort to eat more fresh unprocessed foods, drink lots of water, and get plenty of sleep. Once you get those core principles down pat you can add some more fancy stuff like macronutrient tracking and altering your workouts to meet a more specific goal. Best of luck!

  9. Zizekbro February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Consistency, water, and eating well. Consistency in everything you do including sleeping, work, and exercise. Only drink water because it’s empty of sugar and any calories. Lastly, eating well will help you lose the most weight.

  10. Hatcheling February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Don’t treat yourself the first month with whatever your vice is. Yeah, you did good going on that run – no need to fuck that up by treating yourself to a massive bag of crisps or whatever your weakness is. After that first month, you can start treating yourself every now and then.

    Don’t expect immediate results. Don’t weigh yourself all the time. If anything, use a measuring tape. Don’t wear yourself out; focus on making this a sustainable habit and remember that it takes time, and that’s OK – because you want to keep this up later, so don’t choose a fad diet. Sure, they’re faster, but they’re not as lasting.

  11. FloralBison February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Actually keep track of calories. I used to think I could estimate, then one time I actually did the math and realized why I wasn’t losing weight. Meal prep will be your best friend, and keep a running list of how many calories are in certain meals. Having a food scale helps with that too. Then, when you know the information for enough foods/meals, start making some food plans: what you’re going to eat each day for a week. Eventually you’ll get a general idea of what to eat each day to stay within your calorie limits. After two weeks I basically stopped counting because I know what combinations of meals add up to my goal. The only downside is that you might just end up eating the same stuff every day (I’m ok with this though).

    The biggest thing though is making sure your plan is sustainable. Try to hit that nice balance where you can make your calorie goal without feeling hungry. Find foods that are filling but low calorie, and avoid drinking your calories (I stick to water and black coffee). Also, when you hit your goal weight, repeat the same process as above, just with a “sustainment” level of calories. A big mistake people make is just going back to old habits once they reach their goal, and they wind up at their original weight.

    Last thing I will say: have a cheat day. Once a week (usually friday) I just say fuck it, and eat whatever I want until I feel full, and it’s one of the few days a week that I allow myself to drink alcohol. This will give you something to look forward to each week, and will make the process a bit easier.

  12. take5b February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Ignore everybody. Compliments, insults, questions, demands. Smile politely, end conversations about it as quickly and politely as you can, shrug it off, move on. People see you look or behave different- in ways that don’t affect them practically- and they have to say something, make it about them… it’s really weird. You just gotta do you, don’t worry about ’em.

  13. Rozeline February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    It’s ok to feel hungry. If you’ve had enough calories, you don’t need more just because you feel hungry. It takes time to get used to eating less, so accept that you’ll feel uncomfortable for a while.

  14. Kiley_Fireheart February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    One bad day won’t ruin your diet. If it happens get back on that horse and try again.

  15. Razon February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    If counting calories or eating healthy sounds too much work, just continue what you’re doing but eat 2/3rds or 3/4ths of your normal amount. If you can be consistent at least at this one thing, you will get results. Don’t eat less than 3 hours before sleep, even if you go to bed slightly hungry. This worked for me

  16. blong4133 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    The simplistic answer is more calories going out than coming in means weight loss.

    People will argue over the specific method in which you should lose weight (weight watchers/ketogenic/Mediterranean/etc) but at the end of the day, the one simple rule holds true. You don’t need to diet. Just watch your calorie intake and make sure you’re eating less than your burning.

    A fitness tracker like a Fitbit/Apple Watch, etc coupled with a food log ap like my fitness pal are great tools (I use them myself) to give you a ballpark of your calories in/out.

    And finally, don’t feel like you need to make drastic changes from the start. Start my reducing your daily calories by 200 to 300 per day, slowly start to add cardio/weight training, etc.

  17. ace_deuceee February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    It doesn’t happen overnight. Actually it’s supposed to be a slow process to lose weight in a healthy way. Don’t get discouraged when you’re a month in and you’ve only lost a few pounds. The longer you continue to persevere, the easier it gets. Your body gets familiar with a higher metabolism and lower caloric intake and your body will start to show it.

    Find something that motivates you. Weight loss is a good motivation, but it’s easier if there’s something more. For me, I fell in love with mountain biking. Not only is mountain biking intense cardio, but you also will be faster if you are lighter and have a good diet/exercise plan. This provided me the motivation to drop just about 25 pounds in a summer, and my trail times dropped significantly.

  18. ThereIsNoTri February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Find a way of eating that you can be happy with for the rest of your life. Don’t treat this as a short or medium term fix.

  19. jacobsw February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Figure out a way to *enjoy* living a healthy lifestyle.

    Find fruits and vegetables you enjoy eating.

    If you are lucky enough to live near a farmer’s market, you will probably find that locally grown produce tastes a million times better than the stuff your grocery store sells. That’s because grocery stores usually sell stuff that was grown specifically to survive the shipping process, rather than to taste good.

    Even if you don’t have access to a farmer’s market, you can probably find produce you like if you keep looking. And don’t rule out a fruit or vegetable just because you tried it once and didn’t like it. There are 7,500 varieties of apple alone! And even if the same variety can taste totally differently depending on how it’s grown.

    The same principle applies to exercise. If exercise is torture, it may be because you haven’t found the right one. Try Dance Dance Revolution, or real-world dancing, or taking long walks through beautiful areas. If you can find exercise that you actually look forward to doing, you’re much more likely to stick with it.

    Signed,
    A guy who weighed more at age 13 than he does at age 46

  20. Sadpanda596 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Weight loss is 100% in the kitchen. An hour of exercise will burn you 500 or so calories, but you’ll be hungrier from it as well. You can’t outrun a bad diet. In terms of diets, find some vegetables/healthy food that you like. Oatmeal is my go to weight loss.

    Big one for me is having a scale in the bathroom. I weigh myself each morning at the same time. Really keeps the motivation/discipline to see each pound fall off. And makes you hate yourself twice as much when you see it explode after a big dinner night before (which calm down, each pound is 3500 calories, you’re not gaining two pounds in a day, but your weight will fluctuate that much.)

  21. WTFnoAvailableNames February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Be very careful not to fall for ‘analysis paralysis’. It’s basically when you start to micro-manage and over-analyse every single aspect of your life to fit your weight-loss goal. What will probably end up happening is that your planning will drain all your energy and you will either quit because it feels to overwhelming or you will fail because it’s to hard.

    80% of the results come from the first 50% of the effort. Stick to the basics in the beginning and pick it up a notch once you get used to your new habits. You have your whole life to improve so don’t try to be perfect from day one. The basic rules you should stick to are:

    1. Don’t eat shit (most people know what shit food is)
    2. Exercise (a little bit is better than nothing)
    3. If you don’t lose weight after 2 weeks, eat slightly less, rinse and repeat until success.

  22. Chinstrap_1 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    “Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym”

    While both are important, eating healthy is more important than exercise.

  23. Outrageous_Claims February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Motivation < Discipline

    I work out 6 days a week, and do something on the 7th like full body stretching, yoga, dancing. My original motivation to work out waned quickly. It’s my discipline that keeps me coming back every single day. Looking at progress pics rekindles the motivation, but it’s still a drop in the bucket to discipline and hard work. There are *plenty* of days I don’t feel like working out before I do, but I have never ever never in my life regretted a work out once I’m done with it.

  24. Macabalony February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    I tracked my food for a full month and saw there was room for improvement.

  25. AttemptingNormal February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Remember- 75% of the way you *look* is what you *eat*.
    If I could give one easy piece of advice to someone starting out, it would be this-
    The single most useful diet habit to get into is to *arrest your sugar intake*.
    You wont lose gobs of weight just doing this one thing alone, but it is the single most important thing you can do right now. You still need to cut carbs or cut calorie count, you still need to exercise. Still, cutting sugar intake is the “easy mode” first move that will put you waaay ahead of someone who doesn’t.

  26. Froggyloofa February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    You have to work harder than you think you ought to, longer than you think you should, for less results than you think you deserve.

    People tend to give up on a lifestyle change because they want instant significant change. Maybe you’ll get it. But most people won’t. So just concentrate on the journey, ok? Make it so enjoyable that the results are secondary.

    Source: lost 140 lbs with diet and exercise alone. Now I teach fitness classes. Still would like to lose another 20, but my weight loss measurable only in geologic time. It’s ok, I’m having a good time.

  27. Liagala February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Learn to forgive yourself. You will screw it up, you will fall off the wagon, you will lose motivation and stop caring, you will have weeks where you do everything right and your body just refuses to cooperate. All of these things will happen, and that’s okay. Pick yourself back up, dust off, remind yourself that you’re human and people do this, and get back into it.

    Also, choose smaller changes that you can maintain forever, rather than big changes that get a quick result. Little things will add to each other over time and get the results you want. Yes, it will take you 2-3x as long to lose the weight. But once it’s gone it will stay that way. Ten years from now you’ll still be thin and healthy, and that’s your actual goal.

  28. Phillypede February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    just to add on to what others have said, the biggest key is **consistency** – cheat days are fine every now and then for your sanity but the only “secret” to staying fit is sticking to it: regularly staying within your caloric goals, not skipping the gym, etc.

  29. FlameFrenzy February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    1-2 pounds a week is totally normal! Weight loss takes time!

    Get a scale and weigh daily (when you first wake up and go bathroom is the best time imo). Get a calendar and write it down. But pick a day and ONLY use that day to compare your weight from last week. Your weight can fluctuate for a lot of reasons throughout the week (like water weight and if you just pooped or not). By writing it daily, you can see those more easily and you can also see when you treated yourself a bit too much recently.

    Weight loss is mostly diet. So find foods that are low calorie but still fill you up. Eating a ton of calories of something that’s very calorie dense but doesn’t make you feel full is just going to lead you to snacking later. I personally found drastically reducing my processed carb intake helped a lot (I had open faced sandwiches – aka 1 slice of bread – instead of 2. I avoided pasta. I also tried to avoid potatoes even though they aren’t processed). I dropped soda and tried to drink more water. ALSO, realize that you should be making a permanent change to your diet. Diet isn’t weight loss, diet is what you eat. You eat healthy (good food, and correct portions), you won’t gain the weight back!

    Also Cheat Days… don’t have them. Have a cheat meal or snack every once in a while. If you give yourself a whole day, you’re going to set yourself back. If someone brings cookies in to work, take only 1 and try and cut back somewhere else in your diet to try and compensate. Or you want to have pizza with your friends over the weekend, be EXTRA good the day before and day after and then try not to go overboard (if you’re like me, and 4 slices is your normal amount, try and only have 3 instead).

    Going for a walk/run or lifting weights doesn’t mean you can eat more food. Maybe an extra banana or something to snack on at most, but otherwise, it should be in addition to your diet (at least until you start doing extremely strenuous workouts, but for starting out just take it slow and don’t hurt yourself). Also, find an exercise that’s fun so you WANT to do it. If you hate going to the gym, it’s going to be much harder to make yourself go. Try rock climbing, or ultimate frisbee, or some pick up soccer…. find something fun and move!

    Good luck

  30. volondilwen February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Don’t just rely on the number on your scale. Take your measurements. Seeing those little changes can make a big difference in your motivation (like weeks when your weight goes up but your measurements go down). Pick a day of the week and measure at the same time every week. I usually do “Measurement Mondays” because alliterations are awesome.

  31. mrsbertmacklin February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    I’ve lost 65 lbs over the past 7 months through diet and exercise. I started off by running 3 miles 6 days per week and now run 5.5 miles 5 days per week, with yoga on my “rest” days.

    Drink more water than you think is humanly possible. Not only does it help your body digest food, but hydration is KEY to working out! When I first started running I HATED it because I was dehydrated and in pain with terrible cramping all the time. Upped my water intake to at LEAST 72 oz before a run (I’m an afternoon runner) and I’ve never had better workouts!

    Also, learn to control your food cravings- specifically sugar. Cut out sugar for a day, then a week, then two weeks, etc until you can control your cravings. Not only will eating crap make you feel like crap, but it will make working out a million times harder. Eat good, feel good!

  32. Jon-256 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Set yourself goals and get yourself into a good routine. Try and cut out as many processed sugars and unnecessary fatty foods (fast foods, soda, candy etc) would try and stay away from using weight scales to measure progress. Sure have a goal weight, but don’t wake up check your weight and then if it hasn’t changed, become unmotivated.

    instead find your BMI (plenty websites that can help) and find out your maintenance calories per day. Then drop them about 200-300 calories so you’re in a caloric deficit. Eg 2000 calories is your maintenance so your weight loss calories would be 1700-1800 Calories. My fitness pal is a great app to help track your foods and is super user friendly

    Try and make a habit of meal prepping so that when you’re hungry all you have to do is heat up or simply open your container and eat up.

    If you’re finding it hard to “feel full” drink a glass of water before a meal to help fill you up and just in general, drink lots of water.

    I think maybe the most important thing to remember is do your absolute best, if you slip up with a treat or two it’s okay, just aslong as you’re not making it a habit otherwise you’ll end up where you started.

    Patience and Consistency is key to any fitness journey, weight loss or weight gain.

    YouTube is a great resource! Athlean X, Scott Herman, Jeff Nippard to name a few.

    Good luck!

  33. aleahs123 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    I am down 170 pounds and can say that the best advice I can give is to take it one issue at a time. At the end of the day the only thing that matters for weightloss is calories (not speaking about nutrition). With this in mind, I ate the types of food I wanted, McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A etc. I did not exercise since it screwed up my hunger signals. I drink Diet Coke like crazy since it stops hunger most of the time.

    After I got to goal, I started working out since I could eat at maintenance.

    Now that I am past the basic newbie fitness and working on specific goals I have brought nutrition into the equation.

  34. practicallyHARMLESS February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Don’t diet. Make gradual lifestyle changes.

    The world is filled with people who slashed their caloric intake for for a month, lost 20 lbs, then put it all back on the very next month.

    Be the guy who gradually cuts calories and loses a pound or two each week for several months so that when you hit your goal weight you’ll be able to continue eating that way for the rest of your life.

  35. Nauli February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    I went from 280lbs to 180lbs a few years ago. Currently holding steady at 185.

    Some advice I always try and remember is that you’re going to make mistakes, eat something you shouldn’t, miss an exercise day, etc. The key is determination and persistence. Don’t give up over one mistake, or even dozens. If you fall halfway down a flight of stairs, you’re not going to say, “Fuck it, might as well finish the job” and fall down the rest.

  36. ModsDontLift February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    You have to want it to make it happen.

    And don’t blame your weight on your genetics or give other people shit for being “naturally thin”.

  37. Hudre February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Exercise is not important for losing weight, and I mean that with 100% of my heart.

    Exercise is great for making yourself healthy and for gaining muscle, but you will lose far more weight denying yourself calories than trying to burn them off. You need to run for like 30 minutes to burn 300 calories. Or you could just not eat a muffin.

    Cut out all foods that involve added sugars and stop eating foods that are refined carbs like bread and pasta. These foods are high calorie and they do not keep you full.

    Eat a lot of fat, protein and vegetables. They help to keep you full for much longer and also keep your energy stable, which should result in you naturally eating less while also having more energy to fight your urges.

    Don’t do a fad diet if you don’t think you can maintain it. Losing weight and keeping it off means you are making a permanent life change.

    I cut carbs and sugar out of my diet and did a fairly lazy paleo diet. I lost 14 pounds in a month and a half with zero exercise.

    Losing weight is simple. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, but if you eat less calories than you burn every day, you will lose weight very quickly.

  38. sh4itan February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    I’ve lost about 25kg/55lb in something over 7 months, hear are some advices:

    * regulate your calorie intake

    * read about the food you eat

    * try eating fresh food, don’t use processed stuff

    * try eating less, not **way** less, but less than you normally do

    * don’t get back into your old habits once you reached your goal

    * there’s no necessary need for doing sports, but it helps

    * don’t think you’ll see anything within the first one or two weeks

    * DON’T EVER GIVE UP

    It’s not like this is everything you need to know about losing weight. There are dozens of right/wrong ways to lose weight. I decided to change my whole food intake and have gone ketogenic since June last year. I lost all my weight by simply eating less and thinking about *what* I eat. I’ve been almost carb free for this whole time. I did not do any sports, except some bycicling. Would’ve achieved my goal earlier with some exercises, but I was too lazy to do so 😉

  39. poweredby_potato February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Motivation is a crock of shit. You don’t need motivation to work out in the same way you don’t need motivation to brush your teeth. It’s something you should just do every day without really thinking about it too hard. Don’t let your mind talk you out of it – go into robot mode, put on your shoes and get out the door.

  40. DukeInterior February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Don’t look for immediate success or results and don’t make drastic changes all of a sudden. Results come over time and sudden drastic changes are unsustainable.

    Take small steps and build them into good habits. Do small but effective things enough and eventually they’ll be ingrained in you. Focus on what you can control right now and change slowly, the results in the long run will be better and last longer.

  41. gt35r February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Be realistic, you’re going to set yourself up to fail if you immediately drop everything you love and drink cold turkey, trust me. Slowly cut down on things that are your biggest issues and look for the healthy alternatives.

    Example: Are you addicted to sodas or energy drinks? Buy carbonated water. They’re refreshing and fizzy, and have zero everything.

    When you get home from work, change into your gym clothes before you even sit down. Better yet, take them with you to work and change before you leave work so when you get home you have no excuse, you’ll feel extremely lazy if you are wearing gym clothes and don’t go to the gym. You can still eat what you love, but make sure it fits in your daily calories allowed!

  42. Prism_And_Gate February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Get in the habit of looking at the nutrition labels on everything you eat. Pay attention to second size and calorie count, specifically.

    Lean protein and vegetables/fiber are great for helping you feel full on fewer calories. Sugar is the worst, especially in drinks.

  43. thegreatsandeepa February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    I lost 30 lbs and achieved my near goal physique about a year ago. My best advice is to be consistent. Find a form of exercise and a type of diet that works for you, and stick with it. Don’t make changes. I found keto and powerlifting to be my preferred diet and exercise regimen, and it worked beautifully for me.

    If you’re someone who struggles a lot with food, eating when bored, or being hungry all the time, I highly recommend a keto diet as well as intermittent fasting. Putting yourself into a restrictive diet helps keep you on track, because for me, a flexible diet was too tempting to keep me on the right path.

  44. jemappelleb February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    All or nothing approaches do not work. We are all human and fall off the wagon from time to time. If you end up eating cake at work, don’t throw the rest of the day away and continue eating crap. Get back on the wagon and go back to the diet plan as soon as possible.

  45. Penge1028 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    I’m not where I want to be in my weight loss/fitness struggle, but I have been at the beginning of that journey, so I feel like I can give you some advice.

    1. You can’t outrun your mouth. Most of your weight loss should be addressed through diet/nutrition. Yes, working out is important and should definitely not be ignored, but it’s not going to solve your problems if you don’t fix your eating habits as well.

    2. Celebrate your non-scale victories. This is especially important if you have a lot of weight to lose (I need to lose about 100 pounds). I’ve been working out, and I fully acknowledge that I have struggled MIGHTILY with number one of my own advice to you. It’s very frustrating to not see much movement on the scale. BUT…I am capable of so much more, physically, than I was four years ago when I really started trying to better myself. I can back squat 200 lbs (which is more than almost all of the women in my gym). I can almost do a box jump now (I started out jumping on to stacked up rubber weight plates, and have graduated to jumping on a box FROM a rubber weight plate). I can hang from the pull-up bar and do knee-ups (before, I had ZERO body strength). I can do knee-push ups now (I started out doing push-ups against a wall, standing up). I feel awesome when I’ve been able to accomplish something that I couldn’t do before. Celebrate when these things happen to you. Don’t be discouraged if the scale moves slowly. I’ve also lost two pants sizes, even though my weight has stayed pretty much the same. You’re building muscle and burning fat, so your number may move slowly too.

    3. Drink your water. You may not really actually be hungry…you might be thirsty. Plus it’s good for you!

    4. Incorporate both weight training and cardio. Both of these are important.

    5. Have a support system. It’s so much easier if you have people you can turn to when you need help or a cheering section.

    Good luck to you!! You can do it!!

  46. JerBear_2008 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    * Lifting weights will not make you bulky. Eating an excess of calories will allow you get bulky.

    * You dont want to lose a bunch of weight too fast since you need muscle mass as it directly relates to your metabolism.

    * Scales are not a good way to measure progress if lifting as you can lose fat and gain muscle and the scale not move. Use measurements instead of your problem areas.

  47. Da_Fish February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    DON’T STOP!! Losing that momentum is so hard to pick back up again. And recovering those lost lbs again is painful. Even if you can’t go full blast keep some kind of active regime even if it’s just quick walk after dinner. Also yeah diet, Quaker has line of flavored rice cakes that are pretty damn good

  48. BombBombBombBombBomb February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    eat real food. and dont over eat. cheat days will destroy your progress.

    i lost weight through a ketogenic diet and i loved it

    /r/keto

    also im experimenting with fasting which works wonderfully for me

  49. Bobdolebusinesses2 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Lots of good advice here!

    What I would like to add is, if you’ve tried a variety of diets but haven’t gone with a high fat low carb diet, I suggest trying it for a couple weeks.

    This really changed my relationship with food, I feel more satisfied and rarely feel like I’m starving in between meals.

    It’s not for everyone but I’ve had success with it and really like the types of foods it allows you to eat.

  50. Some_Random_Guy_1138 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Avoid liquid calories.

    10% weight loss per year is a realistic goal.

  51. rocketmantan February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    You have to do it every day. The human body can surprise you with what it can get used to. If you work out every day, it won’t seem like a chore anymore.

    Also, try starting with something small when you wake up; like 30 pushups and situps.

  52. Lolashaulke February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Always take the stairs.

    A lot of people burn out because they overdo it to start. Taking the stairs is a really great first step.

  53. OkayAnotherAccount February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    If you find something active you genuinely enjoy and try to find enjoyment in cooking healthy but tasty meals, things will get much easier. You can’t white knuckle your way through a huge lifestyle change and the improvements won’t come fast enough to keep you going on that alone. You gotta find some enjoyment in taking care of yourself.

  54. bisteot February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    DONT GIVE UP.

    Living healthy is more a matter of will power than anything else. You are your worst enemy, you are the responsible of your current state, and you are the only one that can change it.

    Stop carrying the errors of the past, and start planning for the future, one day at the time.

  55. country23 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    invest in a GOOD food scale. It will change everything about your eating habits. It’s super tedious but once you get the hang of it, you learn so much about portions, macros and calories.

  56. grandeblanco1 February 14, 2018 / 1:27 am

    The first few weeks are the hardest weeks.

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