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How to Lose Weight Fast

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Editor’s Note

This article details my recent adventure into how to lose weight fast. Even if you are not interested in losing weight, check it out. There are some useful thoughts on the power of self image embedded within.

Losing weight is hard.” ~me “Anything worth having in life is hard.” ~my husband

I admit it. I am not the most active person. I sit for more than 8 hours a day, and actually prefer to sit than stand, and drive rather than walk. To say that I am adverse to exercise is an understatement. In fact, the last time I visited a gym was over three years ago, for a burst of about 5 days, around New Years.

I always took for granted the gift of my tiny frame, Asian genes and fast metabolism. I was, for most of my life, naturally skinny. To the outside, my body gave the illusion that I was fit.

My mom used to say, “You should do sit ups. Otherwise, it’ll catch up with you after you have a baby” or “You should go jogging. Otherwise, it’ll catch up with you after you turn 30.” And each time, I would ignore her and wave her off in complete annoyance, while saying or thinking “Whatever. I don’t care”.

You know what annoys me more than anything?

… when that rebellious part of you learns that your mother was right. Arrggggh!!

Anyway, fast track to now. I’m in my thirties. I’ve had a baby. Most of my energy is spent on my business while seated like a sack of flour for hours at a time. I eat when I am extremely hungry and I eat whatever I want.

And what do ya know? I’ve learned that my mother was right, and the advice I’ve ignored for more than a decade is true: your metabolism slows the heck down in your thirties. *Gasp*

So here I sit, 20 pounds heavier than my teenage prime, and 15 pounds heavier than when I met my husband.

What’s interesting to note is that the actual weight sometimes isn’t what bothers us. (although, too much weight can cause serious health problems).

The problem is how we interpret it. How it affects our self-image (aka how we view ourselves). Strangers who see me wouldn’t think I am over-weight, but internally, in the privacy of my mind, I feel like an elephant. I feel gross. “You’re so fat and ugly,” is what my internal dialog usually repeats.

You see, our self-image affects everything that we do and creates the reality of our experience.

For the past year or so, I saw myself as “fat”. I would jokingly rub my (now larger) abdominal region and comment, “Don’t I look pregnant?” Whenever a fat joke came up, I would respond and somehow integrate myself into the joke. “I’m fat. I’m fat. I’m fat.” is what was repeated, like a broken record, in my mind.

Jokes or not, I started to identify with that image of an over-weight person. Like an insidious disease, it started to spread in the subconscious of my being and became the foundation for how I lived in the last year.

Because I felt gross about myself, I started to behave differently: I wore baggy clothes, sometimes I would wear pajamas to the office, I repeatedly wore one pair of jeans (my fat jeans, the only ones that fit), I stopped wearing any makeup, I stopped taking care of myself, my libido went down. I just felt gross and ugly, and this transfused into my external reality.

And you know what happened? I gained more weight!

I knew I should do something about it, and have been wanting to since the start of this year. You and I both know what happen to should: it gets added to your pile of shoulds, where thousands of others shoulds live. None of which will likely get looked at again.

Besides, my brain is just too quick and clever at coming up with excuses.

  • I know I should exercise. But I hate to exercise.
  • I sort of like jogging, maybe I should start jogging. But I’m in Seattle. It sucks to jog in the wet, cold darkness. We should move to California, so I can go jogging outside everyday.
  • I should go to the gym with Jeremy (my husband), but I’m busy. I’ll get to it when I’m not so busy.
  • I should go on a diet, but I’ve tried to cut out my morning bagel and I’m still fat.
  • I should track my intake of food calories, but that’s too hard and too much work.

How I Started to Lose Weight

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Between my personal struggle with weight and my learning about the importance of self-image, (via this incredible and highly recommended book Psycho Cybernetics) something clicked. I wanted to change my self-image and how I felt about myself. I didn’t want to see myself as “fat and ugly” anymore. This was my inspiration for losing weight.

Last weekend, Jeremy was poking around in some new iPhone app he got. Jeremy does weight training and has weight gaining goals. Because tracking caloric intake is important, he’s been on the hunt for tools because he was struggling with gaining lean muscle weight.

He then excitedly showed me how easy it is to track food calories and exercise and other fitness & dieting goals with his new app. The app is called MyNetDiary—online food diary and exercise log– and has a database of over 430,000 food items so you can quickly enter what you’ve eaten and track calories. It has a barcode scanner, so you can scan the packaging of food you’ve consumed and add nutritional info to your daily food diary in a few seconds. Woah!

(And no – no one is paying me to say that. They don’t even know who I am. I’m just a raving fan of a truly exceptional and useful product.)

You can enter your current weight, body profile, dieting goal and target date, and it will give you a plan with your daily allowed/required caloric intake. It will then measure against this daily goal with your food diary. Incredible.

The paid version (there’s also a free version) of the iPhone app also has a water tracker, so you can record how much water you’re drinking. For $4, the app seemed like a bargain and I quickly installed it. *Queue singing angels* My life was about to change.

Within minutes of setting MyNetDiary, I knew that A) I was consuming more calories than my body burns, B) I wasn’t drinking enough water at 1-2 glasses a day and C) consuming less calories than what I was accustomed to would be a challenge.

I was, however committed to change. I was ready and I had the tools. I was committed to eating leaner and healthier meals. I was committed to tracking my calories. I was committed to losing weight. I was committed to changing my self-image from one of “fat” to one who takes care of her body.

No more shoulds. Shoulds don’t work. This time I was committed.

Within the next 4 days, I lost 4 pounds. And no this wasn’t water weight – I was drinking 4 times as much water as before.

Let me share with you how I did it, what I’ve learned and tips on losing weight quickly.

At the Heart of Weight Loss: Calories Baby!

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It says in my plan from MyNetDiary that in order to lose 15 lbs in 3 months, without exercise, for my age/weight/height, my target daily food caloric intake is 1341.

That is, like, very little calories. “I’m not sure I can do that without starving. I don’t want to starve,” I thought. But I was determined to find a way to consume under 1340 calories without starvation.

What was cool about knowing this number was I was now aware of food calories and how they can add up to a result I don’t want (ie. gaining weight). I started to pay attention to labels and measuring my food.

I was shocked to discover just how many calories are in simple dishes and beverages we consume without thinking. Being informed helps you make conscious decisions, right?

I used to think that salads were low in calories. But to my shocking surprise, while vegetables are healthy and low in calories, it’s the salad dressing and other toppings (chess, nuts, fruits) we add that boost calories to insane levels.

Turns out the balsamic salad dressing I like is 150 calories per serving (2 tbsp), and I typically use 5 or more tbsp for my (big) salads. That’s 375 calories just in the dressing!

Oh and that delicious Starbucks Grande White Chocolate Mocha Cappuccino with whipped cream I get every day is 470 calories! Yikes!

Don’t even get me started on deserts, sweets, and pastries. Let’s just say, you can easily consume your day’s calories in one sitting. No wonder, so many of people are putting on weight.

The morning after I discovered the MyNetDiary tool, I felt inspired and I rushed to the gym bright and early. I was pumped. My motivation was this: if I exercised, I will be able to add more to my daily food caloric budget, so I can eat more and not starve.

I enthusiastically jogged for 30 minutes while listening to a motivating Tony Robbins talk. To someone who hadn’t exercised in 3 years, a 30-minute jog is like a marathon. To me, it was a lot of work.

Do you know how many calories I had burned from those 30 minutes?



Dude, that’s like less than half of the salad dressing I use at one meal; that’s one tablespoon of olive oil; that’s one small glass of orange juice; that’s one Starbucks Latte.

Yup. All that work for something I could easily consume in seconds by casually eating something innocent and ordinary.

Here’s an important lesson: exercise alone will not cause you to lose weight. It’s a myth. While exercise will help in boosting your metabolism, is good for your heart, and burns some calories – relative to some foods it burns very little calories.

I wanted to know how to lose weight fast, and looked like exercise alone was not going to cut it. What may be more essential to losing weight quickly is an increased awareness of our caloric intake.

The Diet Plan to Fast Weight Loss

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I Googled around and found the slow-carb diet described in Tim Ferriss’s book The 4-Hour Body. You can read the diet chapter here for free. Really, this chapter is all you need. It’s pretty simple.

Following the slow-carb diet, I focused on eating food with dense calories. I was able to stay full for longer and thus consume less total calories. Here’s a summary of the diet plan:

  • No White Carbs – No bread, rice, noodles, pasta, cookies, pastries.
  • No Fruits – Except avocado and tomatoes, which we limit to a max of 1/day.
  • No Drinking Calories – No juice, milk, sweet drinks.
  • 3 Foods – For every meal include at least one item from each of these three food categories:
    1. 1) Protein: Egg, black beans, chicken, beef.
    2. 2) Legume: Lentil, soybeans (Edamame), pinto beans, red beans.
    3. 3) Vegetables: Spinach, broccoli, peas, green beans.
  • 4 Meals – Eat 4 meals a day. Plan meals in advanced. Eat simple meals that you can repeat.
  • Cheat Day – One cheat day a week to eat whatever you want.

In addition to the above diet plan, I also:

  • Measure – Track caloric intake using MyNetDiary.
  • Water – Drink at least 8 glasses of water. One glass is defined as 8oz. I carry a 16oz water cup with me at all times. How much water your body needs differs on your height, weight and age. Find out how much you need to drink here.
  • High Frequency, Low Quantity – Eat more often and avoid feeling hungry. Sometimes I’ll eat part of a meal, then wait an hour or two and eat the other half.

That’s it!

This is how I lost 4 lbs in 4 days.

I have since continued to lose weight every few days, not as fast as the initial 4lb burst, but making notable progress on the weight every 2-3 days.

While sticking to the diet has been challenging (I’ve slipped a few times at the sight of ice-cream), overall, I feel great. Better than I have felt in a long time. I have more energy. I feel better about myself. And seeing progress is always cool.

The answer to how to lose weight fast is to figure out how many calories you can consume for your dietary goals and activity level, and change your diet such that you consume less than that number. Remember, the magic to losing weight is in the calories.

To Summarize:

  • Sign up to MyNetDiary (Free) and get your daily caloric intake number.
  • Watch and record calories for everything you eat.
  • Stick to one diet for 30 days. I like the Slow-Carb diet described above.
  • Measure every morning on an empty stomach.
  • Rinse and repeat.

Tips for The Person Losing Weight

Tips for Losing Weight
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Obviously, we are all different and our individual results will vary. But if you stick to a plan—where you are consuming less calories than your body will burn–you will lose weight.

Regardless of how fast you are losing weight, give yourself a firm pat on the back for taking action. It’s not easy. But then again, anything in life worth having isn’t easy.

By adapting these new habits that will result in weight loss, you will improve the quality of your life, and your body will thank you for it.

Make a full-on commitment to yourself. Try it for 7 days, then 14 days. Then extend that to 21 days and 30 days.

If you are someone like me, who likes to accomplish goals quickly and efficiently and are serious about your commitment to doing so, here are some tips:

1. Measure

In business, the popular saying goes: “What gets measured gets improved.” or “What gets measured gets managed.” This is also true when it comes to losing weight.

Weather you want to make more money, or get more traffic to your blog, or lose weight, one of the most efficient practice you can adapt is measuring you progress and tracking numbers most relevant to your goal.

In this case, we want to track our weight and caloric intake.

If you have a smart phone or fancy tablet, get the MyNetDiary app. It’s awesome. If you have a computer, you can use their planning tool online.

2. Low Friction

Make it easy for yourself to do the activities needed to reach your weight loss goal. Create as little friction for yourself as possible, and you will more likely get it done.

If you plan to do the slow-carb diet, prepare your meals the night before. Cook for several days in one session. I put all my pre-measured food into small plastic containers or Ziploc bags. Then I can easily and quickly put meals together by pulling out 3 bags/containers from each food categories.

I plan out what food items I will bring to work the next day in advance. I line them up in my fridge so in the morning, I can quickly toss them into a bag and I’m out the door.

Drinking a lot of water can be hard, so I make it as simple as possible for myself. I use one of those large clear Starbucks plastic water cups with a cover and a straw (Go to Starbucks and ask for a “Venti Iced Water” – they’ll give it to you for free. The cup is 16oz, which is 2 glasses).

I find that it’s a lot easier to drink from a straw than a bottle–where you have to open the top, tilt your head and dump water. A straw is lower friction because it requires less movement.

I like the clear cup so I can see my progress. Seeing progress encourages me to keep going and creates a cycle of momentum and encouragement.

I carry a cup with me at all times, so I see the bottle everywhere I go. When I see it, I will drink from it. I also fill up a cup the night before and stick it in the fridge, so I have water all ready to go first thing in the morning. I drink the first cup during my commute to the office.

If I plan to go to the gym (which still isn’t too often), I make sure the gym clothes are lined up next to my bed before I sleep, or pack them in a bag all ready to go.

The point is to make things convenient for yourself, so you can easily eat right, exercise or drink plenty of water. This requires a bit of planning and discipline on your part, but the trade-offs are worth it. If you don’t make things easy, it’ll be too easy to slip and fall back to old habits.

3. Be Nice to Yourself

Change is uncomfortable, for all of us.

During your first few weeks, you may experience some episodes of crankiness or frustration. Do your best to weather it, and to forgive yourself for feeling cranky.

The change is frustrating, because you’ll realize how many things you can’t eat and you will crave them. And if you do end up eating them, you’ll feel guilt.

Do your best to let go of the drama: guilt, frustration, regret (if any).

I consider myself to be a very disciplined person, even I broke down a few times in my first few weeks.

One day when I was feeding apple wedges dipped in peanut butter to my son and he refused, I looked at the apple and took a bite. I couldn’t stop myself fast enough before the apple slice landed in my stomach.

Another day, I broke down and ate an entire box of strawberry covered pocky.

When this happens, don’t beat yourself up over it. Relax. Be kind to yourself. Even though you may take a few steps back, overall, you’re still moving forward and making great progress.

4. Conscious Eating

The point of this exercise isn’t so that we end up feeling hungry. The point is to be conscious of what we eat, particularly the quantity and quality of the calories.

The first few days you will find that you’re hungry all the time. It’s actually more psychological. Just do your best to eat dense caloric food–food from the 3 categories. Some low fat protein bars are also good snack options (I love Luna Bars).

If you have cravings and can’t help yourself, you can (obviously) break the rules, but do so consciously. Know how many calories you can afford to play with.

I was craving the sweet Starbucks Grande White Mocha I normally get. So I went through the Starbucks drink menu online and found that a Cafe Latte is a nice lower calorie option. So I got myself a Short Latté to satisfy that craving (110 Calories).

Yesterday, I was craving something sweet, so I had a small cup of sweet Chai Tea (170 Calories).

The point is not to suffer. The point is to bring conscious awareness into the food and drink we consume.

5. Self Image & Self Dialog

Instead of saying “I can’t have that”, say “I don’t want to have that”. By saying you don’t want to have something instead of you can’t have something you take the power and responsibility into your own hands. You have the choice.

The language that we use with ourselves and with others about ourselves affects our self image and will unconsciously affect our external result.

Start paying attention to your internal dialogue with yourself. Catch yourself in the action of name calling or putting yourself down, and then turn it around—rephrase whatever sentence into a positive or encouraging one.

Replace “I’m fat” with “I used to be fat, but I’m losing weight fast!” or “I take care of my body and eat consciously.” The point: stop calling yourself fat.

Replace “I’ve tried every diet and nothing works for me” with “I am committed to lose weight and to take care of myself. I deserve to live a good life. I am committed.”

Closing Words

Even though I wrote this article on the premise of how to lose weight, the motivation behind this article was based on the power of self image: how we see ourselves and what we believe to be true about ourselves. And this belief colors our perception and bleeds into our external reality.

Because I repeatedly saw myself as “fat” for a prolonged period, I felt myself slipping down a negative spiral and it transpired in everything that I did. Before I knew it, my physical reality became such that I would put on more weight, and with it came a loss of self-esteem and self-worth. The cycle then repeats.

If we want change, in any area of our life, the steps are simple. First we must change how we see ourselves by changing our internal dialog. Second, because our beliefs have changed, so will our actions. Commit to taking action in the direction you want to go. Third, because we are taking different actions, we will see different results.

Every change starts in the mind. It starts with a decision.

So what will you decide?

It is these moments of decision that changes and shapes our destiny.

Decide now.


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19 thoughts on How to Lose Weight Fast

  1. Charis

    Although there are a lot of great tips in here, Fruit is an important part of nutrition, and some fruits-like apples- actually help to burn fat because they are good sources of dietary fiber. They are also a great sweet “treat” at a VERY low Caloric hit. I’ve lost 25 pounds since the start of the year and I eat fruit everyday.

  2. sonal

    Wao ! It reminded me to do the same . Thank u for sharing such beautiful words of wisdom . Lot of love to u and your family special love to ur baby .

  3. Tina,

    Pretty cool that with everything running in your life, you stand up and start and actually get closer to one of your goals. :)

    Just so you know, losing 4lbs in 4 days, or more than 1lbs or max 2lbs a week, is fairly unrealistic unless you’re quite fat (I don’t think your case) or overly exercised (probably yes but this only works for a while). Eating less than 500 cals (what you need to lose 1lb a week) of what you need daily will toggle catabolism, and will probably slow your metabolism, depress you somewhat (the brain is smart — when it lacks food, it cries for help), or make you lose much more muscle (we all have muscle and it’s really really helpful) than it’s good.

    Eating 1000 less cals will probably make you lose 2 lbs a week and may seem like a dream come true, but all of the above will apply and if you exercise you will find yourself even in more trouble as exercise is quite calorie (and protein) demanding.

    Just my point of view :) I mostly do yoga and it’s a great way to workout! BTW if you need references I can get them for you.

    Cheers Tina, love your blog.

  4. Emily

    Thanks so much for sharing your journey and tips with us!! Good for you and congratulations!! You must be feeling fantastic.

    I’ve been working over the past couple years to lose weight and have also found success in setting a daily calorie max for myself, counting every single calorie, drinking lots of water, cutting some carbs and increasing intake of some protein and veggies, eating 4 small meals, and allowing myself some small treats here and there. For the longest time I focused on what I was eating rather than how much. So, while my food was pretty healthy, I was eating too much of it. I think one can really lose sight of proper portion sizes living in this country!!

    I agree — it’s definitely not easy and at times I do find myself a bit hungry, but seeing the results definitely helps to make it worth it. I cook at home as much as possible and avoid eating out when I can. I also try to make my recipes as healthy as I can — by cutting calories out of recipes (for example, using 1 tsp of oil vs 1 tbs or omitting cheese) or adding more veggies.

    I also wanted to add that sometimes I take a few months to try to lose a few pounds, and then take a few months off (and just work on maintaining my weight). For example, a weight loss goal of 25 lbs can be intimidating, but you can break it up into 5-10 segments. I think this can help avoid feelings of diet “burnout.”

    Lastly, exercise has also been tremendously helpful for me, especially lifting weights. In addition to losing fat through diet, it’s really satisfying to tone up muscle in addition to that. I love a program called “Chalean Extreme.”

  5. Davey

    I think you should also pay plenty of attention on making sure you are getting all the right nutrients.

    Also try juicing. It is actually really fun.

    Like you just said, don’t be hard on yourself. So what if you eat some ice cream and some cake here and there. Being hard on yourself will only make you want to eat more. lol

    Anyways, good luck on your health adventures!!

  6. Sara

    I’m dying for progress updates. Keep us posted!

    • hehehe.. I should upload a photo of my progress chart from my iphone. It goes up and down (up from cheat days) and so far, I’m down 8 lbs and it’s been 3 weeks.

      The diet has gotten easier with time. I don’t crave things, and happily sticking to the my daily diet plan. And on cheat days, I go crazy. Usually gaining a pound the next day.

  7. Eve

    A lot of this is great, but some of it has been proven false, especially the calories in/calories out stuff. Long-term, eating 1300 calories a day is unrealistic, and a shift back to normal calorie consumption just leads to the same weight gain. What to do? Check out Gary Taubes’s “Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It,” (which is way better than the title implies) as well as Both of them have been transformational for me and for so many others, just check out the success stories. I wish you well in your pursuits, Tina, but check this stuff out and I swear you’ll be ecstatic that you did!

  8. I’m currently struggling with this, and all of what you said, applies. I know I should do it. I know I should watch I eat. I know I should exercise. But because I see it as an inconvenience that’s taking up my very limited time from things that are more important to me, I resent it.

    I actually started using a very similar tool to what you are using, called MyFitnessPal. I was impressed. In one week I lost 2-3 pounds. After a week, I stopped using it, because it was too inconvenient to figure out what it was.

    Unless you are going to eat everything from a packet that has nutritional values, figuring it out requires scale, and god knows what. I got fed up.

    I know that ultimately it is me. Maybe I need to find my motivation that clicks. I know it’s not about the tools or the time. I manage to do a lot of things that other people say they don’t have time for – because I really want to do them. Exercise/healthy eating is something I “should” do, but I don’t really want to. So still struggling.

    • Hi Dolly,

      I hear ya. It isn’t convenient or a lot of fun. It’s work and takes commitment. As the opening quote said, when I was complaining to my husband, “Man, this is hard.” he responded “Anything worth having in life is hard.”

      First find the motivation of why you want it. Then create a plan and stick to it. Make it the highest priority and commitment with yourself.

      Like with anything in life, if you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to make it work. :)

      Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

      Much Love,

  9. There is one thing you pointed out in this post that really resonates – when you tell yourself that you are fat you will eventually gain weight. Much like if I tell myself something is impossible, I will never attempt to achieve it. Something amazing happens when we take time to change our own minds. Good post!

  10. Congratulations on your weight loss! I know many people struggle with their weight (I have), but I have a few more tips to add.

    First, I use the terminology ‘release weight.’ I heard this term a few years ago from a life coach. She asked people, “Why do you want to “lose weight?” Do you hope to find it again and have it added back onto your body? Use the term ‘release weight’ because once you release it, the weight is gone.” I never thought of this before and now use the term ‘release weight.’

    Second, people may be interested in taking a free ‘body type’ test on Dr. and learning about Ayurveda which is a medical system found in India. The Ayurvedic Diet consists of three body types: The Kapha Dosha, largest body type. The Pitta Dosha, medium build. The Vata Dosha, slender build. Each ‘body type’ has different needs; therefore, each body type needs different foods. It’s interesting. For more information, visit

    Finally, when you release the weight, you may ‘release’ people from your life. Most people don’t like change. Friends you’ve had for 10+ years may look at your differently. Family may look at you differently too. I experienced this when I lost 100 lbs. and became a vegetarian. Suddenly, I was told I was ‘too picky of an eater’ and questioned ‘why’ I don’t like eating certain foods. It was funny because the same people who questioned me also picked on me as a child, calling me names like ‘fatso’ and such. I went from being fat to someone who could possibly have an eating disorder. It was unbelievable.

    The bottom line for me is that looking and feeling good are priorities. If I don’t look good, I won’t feel good. If I don’t feel good, I won’t look good. My health is wealth. I’ll do whatever I have to do to stay healthy, including cutting ties with ‘toxic’ people and situations.

  11. Congratulations Tina,

    And I love your focus on self image. It is important to feel good about ourselves, no matter what goal we focus on.

    As I near 45 (in June) I see my metabolism slowing. It is a bit frustrating, but when I cut out simple sugars and simple (white) carbs, and drink lots of water, my body is where I need it to be. However, separate from your article, this doesn’t mean NO carbs. Potatoes, brown rice, quinoa and whole wheat are good carbs which make us feel full for longer, and they help us with energy needed for exercise.

    That latte? Non-fat (foamier too).

    Your article is inspiring, and reminds me to stay on track, and not eat that cookie sitting in the box on top of the fridge! Thank you!!

  12. I want to loose 10KG in two weeks, does it can be come true?????

  13. There is one thing you pointed out in this post that really resonates – when you tell yourself that you are fat you will eventually gain weight. Much like if I tell myself something is impossible, I will never attempt to achieve it.

  14. Hi Tina,

    Congrats on making some excellent strides towards better health. Sounds like you are feeling great about where you are going.

    However, please don’t be too harsh on the fruits in your life – they are good for you. :)

    Looking forward to hearing more from you on the topic of health.

  15. Hi Tina and all the rest.
    Weightloss is such a hot topic and so difficult for some, But I honestly believe that in the end it is quite simple. If you do not have it as a very real personal goal, it won’t happen

    There is a lot of good advice here. The secret in the end is to motivate yourself to follow it and to be smart about the diet you choose.

    When I say motivate it must be as important as not missing a hot date or saving money for a great vacation or whatever is very important to you.

    When you choose a diet, think carefully. You cannot eat yourself thin. Diets that focus on five meals a day, etc. give people an excuse to eat. Focus on making sure your energy levels are OK… (not satiated!) and do the mind work to keep your goal uppormost.


  16. Lemme share my weight loss journey from a big fat ass to a healthy slim guy..

    Well, there are so many things that led to weight loss. But, one should not lose hope while trying to lose some extra weight..

    If you lack in motivation, you won’t be able to achieve your target goal weight..

    I went to gym and did 40 minutes of aerobics and 40 minutes of weight training twice a day..

    I stopped eating fried food, sweets, soft drinks and such other food..

    If you follow these tips, you will surely be able to transform yourself in a very less time :)

  17. This is a great article! I do agree with a lot of the information in here, but you can have some food that isn’t only healthy if you are able to balance it with your total calories and macro nutrients for the day. This is a life style, something you will maintain for your whole life. You don’t have to completely cut back on some of your favorite foods, just weigh them out and use moderation. Burn The Fat was an eye opening book that teaches you so much about nutrition. I wrote a review on my blog about it because it has helped me so much and I would recommend it to anyone.

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