Please post your MOST IMPORTANT weight loss tip :)

If you could give a stranger who knows nothing about weight loss just one tip, what would it be?

Mine: Spend your money on produce, if you don't like fruits and vegetables, learn to like them and eat as many of them as you can so that you don't have any room left in your diet for unhealthy foods.


  • eileen0515
    eileen0515 Posts: 407 Member
    Weigh and or measure your food intake precisely.
  • KatjaO
    KatjaO Posts: 71
    I think there already is a thread like this, but, I 'd say : log your calories. That is just so eye opening. Lots of thing are just not worth the calories at all.
  • _AllieCat_
    _AllieCat_ Posts: 515 Member
    Research, research, research and never give up.
  • weight loss occurs in the kitchen, fitness in the gym
  • olDave
    olDave Posts: 557 Member
    Follow the MFP recommendations and BE PATIENT.
  • TriShamelessly
    TriShamelessly Posts: 905 Member
    Count your calories!
  • 970Mikaela1
    970Mikaela1 Posts: 2,013 Member
    Don't listen to idiots.....
  • meggonkgonk
    meggonkgonk Posts: 2,066 Member
    Prioritize sleep and planning.
  • vals83
    vals83 Posts: 63 Member
    Log EVERYTHING you put in your mouth.

    Don't set a time frame of how long you will "diet" i.e. "I'm doing 1200 calories till I lose 20lbs" It's a lifestyle change. No keeps those unrealistic standards and ever more rarely do they keep the weight off. Focus on health the weight loss is a bonus.

    Be patient.
  • mich1902
    mich1902 Posts: 182
    Try and reserve as much lean body mass as you can and do resistance work in any form=lean.
  • CrazyTrackLady
    CrazyTrackLady Posts: 1,337 Member
    Duct Tape works wonders for those late night binge fests.
  • pain_is_weakness
    pain_is_weakness Posts: 798 Member
    Have lots of sex . . .it burns calories yes we all know that but it also keeps you feeling good, and when you feel good you want to look good
  • melmargirly
    melmargirly Posts: 59 Member
    "ONE BAD meal isn't going to make you fat... just like ONE GOOD meal isn't going to make you skinny"

    Allow yourself to give into temptation once and a while, it will save yourself from binge eating later on ;)
  • ksuetorres
    ksuetorres Posts: 139 Member
    If any food doesn't fit into your healthy calorie allowance, make up your mind that you just hate that crap!
  • 88meli88
    88meli88 Posts: 238 Member
    eat and move like the smaller fitter healthier person you want to be
  • squishyjenn
    squishyjenn Posts: 237 Member
    I'd say: You only fail when you give up.
  • jktin08
    jktin08 Posts: 62 Member
    Eating breakfast and drinking a ton of water (these are the most important for me anyway). To each their own.
  • Eat enough (to lose weight). If you eat too little you'll end up being so starving hungry you'll eat everything in sight and lose nothing!
  • melmargirly
    melmargirly Posts: 59 Member
    I love all the tips so far!
  • CoachReddy
    CoachReddy Posts: 3,949 Member
    find a plan you enjoy doing - if you don't enjoy it, you're not going to stick with it.