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Write just 1 tip which triggered your weight loss.

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  • SuzanneC1l9zzSuzanneC1l9zz Member Posts: 189 Member Member Posts: 189 Member
    Eat more protein. Once I nailed that down, things got a lot easier.
  • swimmom_1swimmom_1 Member Posts: 157 Member Member Posts: 157 Member
    I had Gallbladder surgery on 5/3/21 and was reading during recovery that some people gain weight after the removal. I said to myself, "Great! Just what I need. Gain weight!" So I was very careful and dropped about 8 lbs in 11 days. I was reading up on Keto during that time and started 5/14/21 and MFP the same day. I've been losing since!
  • Carni8991Carni8991 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    Intermittent fasting. Fast for 18 to 20 hours then very low carb during a 4 to 6 hour feeding window.
  • eloring8535eloring8535 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    What triggered or motivated me to lose weight was how I felt- lousy, uncomfortable, unhealthy. Lots of aches and pains. I started Monthers Day 2020 and reached a good weight range in March 2021- losing 55 lbs.
    tracking my food, exercising and walking daily ( up to 4 miles a day now) and being more active in general. I feel fantastic most of the time. In maintenance mode- I still have to do the same things to keep myself on track.
  • talltrees500talltrees500 Member, Premium Posts: 25 Member Member, Premium Posts: 25 Member
    1) blood work showed borderline blood sugar number closing in on pre-diabetic. This was the biggest wake up call.
    2) Quit drinking all alcohol (was a beer drinker)
    3) Started tracking food
    4) Started walking 1 mile daily now up to 4-5 miles

    These were main motivational factors in order of biggest motivators. I’ve gained back a few lbs after stopping Noom for awhile and need to get back on track. Got sick of tracking everything; felt too mechanical. Still walking 4-5 miles at least every other day often every day and still not drinking. Good luck to everyone, though, it’s not luck but knowledge and discipline 😀
  • dianemeredith1072dianemeredith1072 Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    Fasting 18-6 with lower carbs of jut fruit, pickles and fresh corn no snacking no wine 1000 calories, down 58lb for total of 143 since 1/1.
    I stopped eating breakfast, we don't get up till late so first meal of the day is lunch. That started the process . I only loss 4 lb so far but I have more energy and most important I feel good about myself.

  • dianemeredith1072dianemeredith1072 Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    I fast 18-6 and lower carbs. no snacking no wine. Made a huge change and no plateaus.
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 3,912 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,912 Member
    Fasting 18-6 with lower carbs of jut fruit, pickles and fresh corn no snacking no wine 1000 calories, down 58lb for total of 143 since 1/1.
    I stopped eating breakfast, we don't get up till late so first meal of the day is lunch. That started the process . I only loss 4 lb so far but I have more energy and most important I feel good about myself.

    Corn? Now that’s interesting. How?
  • dobber965dobber965 Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member
    By watching the Documentary show Game Changers on Netflix.. changed my life... and led my wife and I to discover so many new great tasting healthy recipes. Clean eating has changed my energy levels greatly.
  • SpotteddingoSpotteddingo Member, Premium Posts: 95 Member Member, Premium Posts: 95 Member
    @dobber965 Thank you for posting about The Game Changers. We just finished watching it and is enlightening.
  • kenziestabeskenziestabes Member Posts: 52 Member Member Posts: 52 Member
    Short answer: Reading the nutrition label

    Medium answer: Swapping out bread brands and subbing cereal and milk with protein-packed breakfast, and swapping condiments

    Bread: 647 brand has a lot of fiber in it, and it's only 40 calories per slice. Plus, unlike other healthy sliced bread options, the slices aren't tiny (albeit, they are very airy).

    Breakfast: a single egg, some shredded cheese, two slices of turkey bacon, and 2 pieces of toast (using aforementioned bread) make for a pretty good breakfast breakfast sandwich that keeps me full longer than a single serving of cereal. It's also a lot more nutrient dense. Technically, it's more calories than a bowl of cereal, but it's not more calories than the two servings plus milk I needed to keep me satiated.

    Condiments: many "staple" items have a lower calorie option. Light mayo, for example, is only 35 cal per tablespoon, versus 90 cal for normal. Shaving off a little bit of calories here and there by looking at portion sizes and slightly healthier options adds up, making it easier for me to be in a calorie deficit without changing my diet all too much.
  • Liannaaa_xLiannaaa_x Member Posts: 20 Member Member Posts: 20 Member
    Cut out bread and sodas
  • OrphiaOrphia Member Posts: 7,071 Member Member Posts: 7,071 Member
    Logging everything I eat.

    If I eat it, I have to log it. This helps so much with knowing what you can and can't afford to eat for the day. Knowing the calorie count of everything means you can chop and change food amounts to fit your calorie goal.

    I always save some calories for some chocolate at the end of the day.

  • EyeOTSEyeOTS Member Posts: 320 Member Member Posts: 320 Member
    Learning what macro nutritions were (there is a lot of misinformation or over simplification about them. Carbs in particular)
    edited October 9
  • sl8liftsandstuffsl8liftsandstuff Member, Premium Posts: 13 Member Member, Premium Posts: 13 Member
    Putting down the 🍴 😃
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