I tried to use MyFitnessPal without success years ago when gave up smoking and I gained lots of weight.
Last October I had an operation and my doctor told my that I would not be alive to walk my daughters down the aisle unless I lost some weight. My blood pressure was through the roof. This had a big impact on me and I've lost 100lb in weight in one year (blood pressure is now normal and I'm not on any meds at all).
Now I've hit my goal weight, I'm worried about slipping into old grazing habits and putting it all back on again, so I've re-activated my account today and will be checking the calories for now on.If you want to know how I lost the weight, I followed these simple steps.1.
Cut down on your portion sizes. - I use a side plate.2.
Use a small fork or teaspoon and slow down. Lay your cutlery down between mouthfuls. It should take 20min to eat you dinner.3.
Stop drinking anything fizzy. - fizzy drinks expand you stomach and then you eat more to fill the extra space.4.
Don’t drink whilst eating. If you feel like you need a drink, its because your belly is full and needs to be flushed by fluid to fit more in - don’t do it. When you finish eating wait 5min before having a drink.5.
Keep to food thats less than 3% fat and 5% sugar.6.
Exercise. I try to do a 30min mountain bike ride up and down some steep hills where I live 3 times a week.