Logan Chapman knows what it’s like to fight tooth and nail for what you want. After all, he did drop more than 100 pounds on his quest to get healthy. But, as a guy who hates dieting and the gym, and has a severe case of dessert FOMO—translation: fear of missing out—Chapman may have one of the most relatable weight loss experiences of all time. "I feel like my life was probably very similar to a lot of other people who struggle with weight gain,” Chapman, a 30-year-old from Ontario, Canada, told Men's Health. “I was a huge fan of eating very unhealthy foods and not a big fan of exercise. I led a very sedentary lifestyle. I would stay up till all hours of the night playing video games and would often be drinking cans and cans of pop and eating huge meals at two in the morning.” There was no single “ah-ha” moment when he decided to lose weight, but one thing that does stick out in Chapman's mind is when he hopped on a scale one day and saw … [Read more...] about This Man Lost More Than 100 Pounds Without Going to the Gym. Here’s What He Did Instead.
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I started gaining weight around 11 or 12 years old—then came the bullying, which made me bury my feelings in food even deeper.I started yo-yo dieting and hopping from one diet to another: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, you name it. One time, I even ate plain chicken breasts, plain peanut butter, and plain beets for two months straight. I lost weight relatively quickly with that "diet," but I gained it al back (and then some). It was not sustainable.In 2006, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My doctor placed me on a diet (basically a low-fat diet with more fruits and veggies) and prescribed me insulin. I managed to lose 60 pounds...only to gain it all back once again. I wasn't able to sustain that diet, either.Having my son in 2012 was my motivation to lose weight. For the first two or three years of his life, I was still burying my feelings in food—the stress of being a new mom, having a new job, and paying bills were reason enough for me to binge. But … [Read more...] about ‘I Lost Nearly 100 Pounds On The Keto Diet—And I Still Eat Chocolate Cake’
Name: Ashley RamirezAge: 22Occupation: College studentHometown: Slidell, LouisianaStart Weight: 230 poundsEnd Weight: 130 poundsTime Running: 1 year I weighed around 150 pounds when I started college. I was set to have ankle surgery in December of my freshman year, so I needed to wear a walking boot. I was unable to work out or do any kind of physical activity the whole semester. Plus, I was emotional-eating like crazy, since I was so nervous about the surgery that was still months away. I experienced the dreaded freshman 15—and then some.After that first surgery, I ended up undergoing two more orthopedic surgeries: the same surgery on my left ankle and a hip surgery. I was in and out of physical therapy, and it was nearly impossible for me to implement any fitness regimen. I finally reached 230 pounds. I completed the Disney College Program in Fall 2016, and I had the best time, but when I got home and shared my pictures with my friends and families, I couldn't believe the … [Read more...] about She Used Her Love of Disney to Start Running—and Lost 100 Pounds in the Process
I thrive when things are organized. I make lists, I'm always early, and I like to plan everything in advance.But for the first 23 years of my life, there was one big thing I never felt I could control: my weight.I grew up as a naturally chubby kid. As my mom tells it, a group of old men at a Lebanese festival told her I was destined to play football because of my build, even as a young boy. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Years of late-night cheese fry runs with a busy single mom didn't exactly foster healthy eating habits. My poor diet and lack of athletic ability — paired with my affinity for staying inside reading books to avoid being bullied for my feminine voice and mannerisms — contributed to what felt like out-of-control weight gain.By second grade, I weighed 100 pounds — much more than other kids. In high school, my weight climbed even higher, as I battled bullying, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Shopping was difficult, dating was tough, … [Read more...] about Here’s How MensHealth.com’s Louis Baragona Lost 100 Pounds in 2 Years
David and Sarah Bentley don't mind saying this: They look better today than they did on their wedding day nearly nine years ago – and so do Sarah's parents, Steve and Debbie Hoffman. All four were overweight on that momentous occasion, and continued to gain weight for several years afterward. The Hoffmans said they were fooled into thinking that the processed "health" foods they were eating were good for them. Four years ago, Steve weighed 400 pounds; his wife, 270 pounds. The Bentleys pushed into a life that would include two children. "We were the eat-out, take-out people. We never cooked," said Sarah, who weighed as much as her mom when she decided in early 2014 that enough was enough. Her husband weighed nearly 350 pounds. Each of the four Western New York family members has since dropped at least 100 pounds – 447 pounds in all. They used a program called Advocare to shed weight, and recently were featured in the company's 25th anniversary issue magazine. Advocare is a … [Read more...] about Mom, dad, daughter and son-in-law each lost 100 pounds – Here’s how