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People Share Simple Tricks That Helped Them Lose Pounds

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  • Walking. It’s so underrated. Anyone can do it, can be done anywhere and it’s free. What I’ve been doing is leaving early for my bus to work and walking 30 mins along the route before catching my bus. On the way home I’ll get off early and walk 30 mins home again. Adds an hour of walking a day with very little disruption to my daily routine. That plus eating better and I’ve lost a stone in about 5/6 weeks JiMMyCCuDDa / Reddit
  • The 70% rule. Eat 70% of the meal. Take a break and talk for a while drink some water and enjoy the moment for a bit. You’ll find that the majority of the time the food will settle in your stomach and you won’t be hungry anymore. Pizanch / Reddit
  • I typically try to use saucers for dinner plates. I can fit modest sized portions of whatever I cooked on there, and it looks a lot better than those same portions dwarfed by a huge dinner plate. Drives the bf crazy though. He gets why I do it, he just thinks it looks odd.  salamander423 / Reddit
  • From time to time I skip lunch or dinner. We over eat a lot so why not under eat once in a while? For me, its easier to just NOT eat than try and eat something small that isn’t even appetizing. stancel1fe / Reddit
  • The only ‘diet’ that works is CICO. Calories In, Calories Out. You have to burn more calories than you eat. You can achieve that with any diet you want. It’s possible to be calorie deficient with a vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, keto, paleo, carbs only, bacon only, or fast food only diet. It’s also possible to have a calorie surplus with any of those diets. Matty_22 / Reddit
  • Count your calories with myFitnessPal. Most people eat more calories than they think they are. Find a balance between calorie restriction and exercise that keeps you at a calorie deficit and is sustainable over the long term (think years, not weeks). Matty_22 / Reddit
  • Include everything in your calorie tracker : ketchup, cookies you ate as a snack, and so on. I never wondered how many little things add up. If you love ketchup, you can easily add 100 calories to your meal. We drank a glass of milk between meals – plus another 100–130 calories. Many lie to themselves, saying that they eat little. OnlyTwoOuts / Reddit
  • When you’re hungry, ask yourself if you’re really hungry or if you’re just bored . In most cases, all that is required is a glass of water and some other activity besides eating. ChachaPicante / Reddit
  • If you are struggling with an eating disorder, focus on developing a healthy relationship with food before going on any diet . unknown / Reddit
  • Dont go all out and start a super hardcore diet or workout regiment. Make slow steady changes to your lifestyle until you are at moderate health then really go for it. Easiest is switching out soda or fruit juice for water, and then just getting in more walking time wherever applicable. TheoQ99 / Reddit
  • Plan meals in advance and prepare them yourself. You will be surprised how much you can control your calories this way. It also saves time and money.  totspur1982 / Reddit
  • If you cook your own food, keep in mind that almost everyone underestimates their portion sizes, and you should probably fork out for a cheap food scale .  wild_cannon / Reddit
  • Divide your meals into snacks so you can eat all day. Eat from 7 am to 7 pm, then stop. Cut out as many carbohydrates as possible or stop eating bread, cereals, potatoes, rice, alcohol, and desserts altogether.   iwontrememberanyway / Reddit
  • Ditch the three square meals a day + dessert concept. For example, if I’m going to the movies beer and popcorn is my lunch. Seems crazy to eat even more food after that. And if I’m at a baseball game, I just get garlic fries. No need to get chicken tenders too in order to appease the food pyramid gods. laterdude / Reddit
  • Don’t keep junk food in the house. I find myself eating in the middle of the night. Sometimes id wake up staring at the empty wrappers of lollies and chocolate I ate during the night. If I want something sweet I have to go to the shops and I only buy a small single serve. I have no self control when it comes to lollies, so if it’s not in the house to eat there’s nothing I can do about it and I’m definitely not leaving my house in the middle of the night. kkeeper / Reddit
  • Fasting for half the day, you get used to not eating after day 2. And not eating too much before bed is great. Also cardiovascular exercise like crunches, burpees, mountain climbers in a circuit. Get your blood pumping and eat light after then go to bed. ahyeaman / Reddit
  • Drink water . Drink as much as possible throughout the day, as hunger can also hide thirst. It also cuts down on liquid calories, which quickly build up, make you feel hungry, and make you consume even more calories.  NinjaChemist / Reddit
  • Set a goal weight. Calculate back to what you can healthily lose in a week/month (usually 2lbs a week, or 8-10lbs per month. So, for the above example, lose 50lbs in 25 weeks.). Set new goal weight. If goal weight is what you desire, make your goal to be to maintain that weight. The big weight loss is the goal, but snowballing the smaller weight losses is simpler to achieve, and allows you to feel that satisfaction much more regularly. StuHardy / Reddit
  • I try to stay as active as possible during the day and get up at least once an hour so I can move a little while I work. I eat until I feel about 75% full and make sure to drink plenty of water before and with meals. I usually allow myself one unhealthy snack a day, like a small bag of potato chips or a small cake.  puppercakess / Reddit
  • A couple of years ago, I lost about 45 kg, and I managed to keep most of this achievement. It was especially helpful that I  focused on fresh ingredients. Many frozen foods are your enemies for a variety of reasons. Foods like these are full of preservatives and unwanted chemicals and often just don’t feel full. In addition, it usually contains a lot of salt.  NotARobotSpider / Reddit
  • I lost nearly 250 pounds. The biggest factor probably was accepting that this weight is 100% my fault and my problem. Others included: Counting calories every day and for every thing you eat. Be accountable for shoveling shit into your gaping fat maw. Arterially / Reddit

Do you have your own ways to lose weight and maintain weight?

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