Photo courtesy of Derick Harrington Name: Derick HarringtonAge: 30Occupation: Water distribution operatorHometown: Thibodaux, LouisianaStart Weight: 278 poundsEnd Weight: 167 poundsTime Running: Five yearsI was 278 pounds. I was more than 100 pounds overweight and attempted every yo-yo diet there was and had zero success. I primarily wanted to lose weight in order to better my chances of having a child. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below So I started running with my wife. That was five years ago. She and my family decided to run the Crescent City Classic in New Orleans, and though I had zero interest in doing this, I had no choice. My wife signed me up and it was time to start training. This was a 10K, and I’d never run before, so I started out with a three-mile walk/jog and eventually got up to five miles before the race. Fast forward to race day. At the stating line, everyone was so excited and it got me fired up. I finished in 1:27 and I felt amazing. I was instantly … [Read more...] about How Running Helped This Louisiana Man Lose 110 Pounds
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Get the Better newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Rewind three-and-a-half months to January. You’ve woken up, feeling the after effects of last night’s celebration, and resolved to make a change in the new year. The goal? To lose weight. Fast forward to today. You’ve cut out the fast food, revamped your diet and committed to an exercise routine. But the numbers on the scale haven’t budged at all. What gives? I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve been there. For most of my young adult life, I weighed in just under the average for my age and height. Then, when I turned 25 I started taking an anxiety medication that catapulted the scale upwards a full 45 pounds — despite not having changed my diet or exercise routine. While I definitely have been hard on myself over the eight months since the weight gain, I took it upon myself to re-up my gym membership, sign up for ClassPass to give myself some variety and make more conscious food choices. Over the … [Read more...] about I’m doing everything right, but I’m still not losing weight. What’s going on?
A friend of mine recently asked me the question anyone who is losing weight will inevitably get: How are you doing it? It's harder to answer than you might think. I mean, there's the obvious answer -- diet and exercise, duh. related advertisement Melynda Findlay, 49, Arlington Heights Starting weight: 226Current weight: 205Weight lost this week: 5 poundsTotal weight lost: 21 poundsTotal percentage lost: 9.3 percent But because I've asked that question plenty of times, I know that's not what people want to hear. Of course, there are always a few people who want you to share the supersecret spell you learned at Hogwarts Summer Camp for Weight Loss and tell them you pretty much just ate doughnuts the whole time.But most people actually want useful tips -- you know, the little things that really helped. Those things are different for everyone. But I'm going to share three things that really help me, and I hope maybe they'll help somebody else.Spoiler alert: None of them … [Read more...] about Losing weight isn’t magic, but these tips might help
Calorie counting? Out. Macro counting? In. But...uh...what *are* macros? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Macros, a.k.a. macronutrients, are the nutrients your bod can't live without: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Each macro plays its own role—and each has its own weight-loss superpowers.Macro #1: CarbsRepeat after me: Carbs are not the enemy—even if you're trying to lose weight. “Carbohydrates are the most important energy source for almost all human cells,” explains registered dietitian Mascha Davis, M.P.H., R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Your body digests them quickly and turns them into sugar, or blood glucose, which you then store in your liver and muscles as glycogen. Together, blood glucose and glycogen fuel high-intensity exercise—the kind you need to burn fat and build metabolism-boosting muscle. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Carbs may also help you lose more weight by preventing stress … [Read more...] about How To Count Macros To Lose Weight
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The New Health Care One conclusion from a much-discussed study: The best diet is the one you can stick to. ByAaron E. Carroll March 26, 2018 Leer en español The endless array of diets that claim to help you shed pounds tend to fall into two camps: low fat or low carbohydrate. Some companies even claim that genetics can tell us which diet is better for which people. A rigorous recent study sought to settle the debate, and it had results to disappoint both camps. On the hopeful side, as The New York Times noted, people managed to lose weight no matter which of the two diets they followed. The study is worth a closer look to see what it did and did not prove. Researchers at Stanford University took more than 600 people (which is huge for a nutrition study) aged 18 to 50 who had a body mass index of 28 to 40 (25-30 is … [Read more...] about What We Know (and Don’t Know) About How to Lose Weight