hlr1987 wrote: »
It's not clear from your title what you're asking. Did you what to know how people got started? Or how they made it easier on themselves?
Small changes are better for most people, so your suggestion of committing to a small walk each day is a good idea if you can do that consistently.
Most people have a big learning curve just working out logging their calorie intake accurately, so my best suggestion for anyone getting started to make it easy on themselves would be a) don't set it to lose more than 1kg a week (less if you have less weight to lose, why make yourself miserable? b) spend time working out how much your actually eating before turning things around too much C) don't change everything at once.
Lietchi wrote: »
I find it very easy, most of the time.
So easy that I'm angry at myself for not doing it earlier (I could have saved myself many stretch marks).
The trickiest part for me is eating out/family dinners, especially in the evening: aside from having to guess my calories, evening meals make it hard to compensate for higher than estimated (or sometimes lower than estimated) calories.
I think a key factor in my success was the fact that I chose a weight loss rate of 0.5lbs per week, so I didn't feel too restricted.
spyro88 wrote: »
It's getting the motivation to start the uphill climb that is hardest. Once you're on the way it's not as bad as you thought it would be.
Personally I find it very, VERY hard to get going with calorie counting/ exercise, but once I have started and can feel some small results, it gets a lot easier to stay with it.
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