It may take some time to stop but once you do, you will be SO HAPPY. "I have so much energy [and] gained so much confidence in my ability to accomplish my goals. I lost 20 lbs in two months using that app. Trying to lose some weight, I'm about 220 now I've lost 10 pounds in the last 5 months. I had this lunch for dinner and I ended up really cutting my calories quite a bit! I told myself I’d stick with it for 6 months before I changed anything but I’m feeling good currently. "I wanted to get in shape, and once I was exercising regularly, the food part kind of followed that," she wrote on Reddit. Review the subreddit rules here before posting. I found MFP to be both frustrating and helpful. Reddit users claim they had no idea how much soda and sugary drinks they were actually drinking once they cut soda out of their diet. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. For reference, I'm 5'7" and was about 218 lbs or thereabouts. Read The FAQ Before Posting. "It's gonna take time, but that's fine because this is how you're going to eat/live for the rest of your life. This goes back to it being a new lifestyle shift and change. You are trying to change how you are eating now and get to a healthy body, mentally, and physically! "The running/cardio combined with calorie deficit helped me with the bulk weight loss, but I was pretty shapeless until I started lifting more seriously." Reddit/Nonviolent​, 10 Reddit Transformations That Will Inspire You to Make a Healthy Change. Over the next few years, my weight crept back up, and then settled at 225, going up and down and up and down and never really changing. Many, and I mean MANY formerly obese Reddit users claim this is what is the main attribute to their weight loss success. Bloating? Wondering if anybody is going through the same thing and if anyone has advice. Focus on creating healthy habits you can maintain in your lifestyle. Back in 2016, I (28M) started counting calories and exercising more, because I'd finally hit the point where I was unhappy with my weight. Remember, calories in vs calories out. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. My opinion - this really is a great way to lose weight. I believe the best way to lose weight is in a way that is a sustainable lifestyle. In fact, I ate half my lunch then worked out, came back and still wasn’t hungry! To stop drinking these sodas, Reddit users replaced it with soda water, water, unsweet iced tea, and diet soda on occasion. No Promotion of Diet Cash Pools/Requests for Money, SV/NSV, Progress, Milestone Posts Need Details, Consider the Individual When Offering Advice, Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Reddit user PizzaDaughter's transformation is about so much more than the numbers on the scale. Processed sugary foods try to make it addicting for people who eat them because they want you to keep coming back for more! Most of my side effects have gone away at 3-4 months now. For example, I'm taking this week off for the 4th of July. Edit: because reddit is reddit, do what works for you because you're unique. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. "I was terrified to post this. This is also why keto and fad diets are not sustainable or healthy. "I put myself on a mission to get in shape in a sustainable manner," she shared on Reddit. I have a coworker who is into those fad diets where the goal is to lose a ton of weight in a shirt amount of time. Choose beer and skip the bread. ", In the first year of her journey, Reddit user Nonviolent stuck to eating 1,400 calories a day. © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. While fasting alone will not make you lose weight, restricting the time frame for food may be helpful for many people. This is why many diets fail. Wait another month or so and see how you feel then. This will strengthen your heart, relieve your brain, strengthen your bones, and boost your mood. 12. Not eating enough can unfortunately make your depression worse so if this gets out of hand and does not pass after a couple of weeks I would recommend discussing it with your doc and maybe even considering switching meds, Thank you, I've been noticing a pattern there so I'm gonna try calling my psychiatrist pretty soon.