(Closed) Weight Loss Secrets? What has worked for you?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@88whitney:  It’s totally hard when you’re other half isn’t on board. I feel like such a dragon lady when I’m like , “No, you can not keep a 64-ounce bag of Starbursts in this house. Take it to work.” In our case, it’s Fiance who is completely capable of moderation and I’m the one who has no self control and will eat nothing but the contents of that bag until it’s empty. But Fiance grew up on pretty Midwestern fare and is all about the meat and starch and thinks quinoa is some weird “girl” thing, so there’s friction there too.

I was able to get him on board for an Eat at Home challenge this month though. No restaurants for the month of May! Between that and trying specifically to find healthier recipes to make, I think it’ll be good for us. For our first night we made this and I just ate the leftovers for lunch. There’s even the tiniest bit of bacon in it, so you don’t have to feel totally deprived 🙂

We also added a locally grown veggie box to our grocery list, which encourages us to plan meals around healthy seasonal ingredients.

You can do it! And by “it” I mean be healthy and happy. 🙂 

Post # 33
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My first recommendation would be to as mentioned by other PP focus on what you are eating and when. I was a bored eater and the first step to my weight loss was breaking my addiction and satisfaction from food. In other words I need to eat to survive, not fill a void, entertain myself etc.

Once you have your head in the game so to speak you can focus on healthy eating and exercise. I am a FIRM believer that successful long standing weight loss starts in your head/thinking before anything else.

Post # 34
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - ceremony at a gazebo outside, reception at neighboring restaurant on a lake

@cbee:  I LOVE frozen mango!  I eat it almost every night.  It has a texture like sorbet!

Post # 35
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - ceremony at a gazebo outside, reception at neighboring restaurant on a lake

@Treejewel19:  I soooo agree!  Getting right with food emotionally is key to long term weight loss. 


@88whitney:  As a registered dietitian, I STRONGLY recommend to NOT take any diet pills!  20 lbs in 4 months is reasonable.  But I agree with several people on here that it would be best to not focus on numbers and just focus on making healthy lifelong changes that will result in long term weight loss.  So if you don’t hit your goal, you can at least feel confident that you are doing well with food emotionally and can keep up the changes you make.  Otherwise, you will yo-yo and gain the weight right back after the wedding. 

Post # 37
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

After college I gained nearly fifty pounds. I lost it here there then gained it back . Here is the truth there is no secret. It’s about adopting a healthier lifestyle. I have a well rounded diet, I still indulge myself at dinners or if I want a snack everything is done in moderation. I don’t like the gym, so I run three days week. I take different dancing classes that run from 6-9 weeks, I sign up for bootcamps, they are outside and with a nice instructor and they don’t bore me. I also drink lots of water. Cutting soda/sugary drinks make a big difference. Good luck! Losing weight that way is slow and steady, but I also found that it keeps the pounds from coming back because it is a lifestyle change not a diet.

Post # 38
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Take the Whole 30 challenge and start Crossfit. You will be leaner and buff. However, it is a commitment to workout hard and reset your body- fruit, veggies, nuts, and good protein. No sugars, white foods, etc. http://whole9life.com/2012/01/whole-30-v2012/


Of course this is method is slightly uncomfortable sometimes because itinvolves challenging workouts and taking control of our triggers to emotionally eat bad food, but life is awesome on thor other side.

Post # 39
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Myfitnesspal or any other calorie counting site is always a good place to start, a mixture of strength and cardio, go slow and steady and think of it as a lifestyle change rather than a diet 🙂 good luck!

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