BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Every push. Every pull. Every stride, 25-year-old Alejandro Porro has been running from his old, 480-pound self. The day after he weighed nearly a quarter ton he started over. “Just woke up and threw everything out of the fridge all my junk food, soda, everything and just started hitting the local gym in my neighborhood,” the Boynton Beach, Florida man said.That was in April last year and today, he weighs about 255 pounds. How? Old fashioned diet and exercise, he said. “I’m 25, I’m married and I don’t have kids yet and I plan to have kids so I want to be as healthy as I can be,” Alejandro said.He documents his journey on Instagram, where he inspires his nearly 5,000 followers under the name @Porro92. “I didn’t think it would take off like this at all,” he said.On Sunday nights he spends about an hour meal prepping. He eats a high protein, low sodium diet, between 1,700 and 1,900 … [Read more...] about Florida man loses 225 pounds and counting
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HUFFPOST PERSONAL 04/18/2018 02:05 pm ET Robbie RomuGuest Writer I’ve always been fat. Or, more precisely, I’ve always identified as fat. I was a big kid, larger than most of the kids in my classes for certain, but not what someone would call severely overweight. I was tall for my age and “husky,” and that made me different. Different was not good. To make matters more complicated, I was also gay and that was truly the worst possible kind of “different” I could be. I spent my entire childhood hiding who I was for fear of being found out ― for fear for my life. I grew up in Canada’s Northern Ontario region, in a small town full of ignorant people. Being gay was a dangerous proposition. Eventually, the weight became part of my armor, a shield that I used to keep people at a distance and to keep myself safe. In my late teens and early 20’s, once I had escaped my small town and began the long process of embracing my … [Read more...] about I Thought Losing 70 Pounds Would Bring Me Joy. I Was Wrong.
S.A. woman loses 90 pounds and now leads free fitness class By Richard A. Marini July 12, 2017 Updated: July 12, 2017 12:01pm Photo: Courtesy Photo Image 1of/13 CaptionClose Image 1 of 13 Helen Costa-Giles is seen with her two sons after she lost 90 pounds and got in shape as the leader of a thrice-weekly boot camp that starts at 4 a.m. Helen Costa-Giles is seen with her two sons after she lost 90 pounds and got in shape as the leader of a thrice-weekly boot camp that starts at 4 a.m. Photo: Courtesy Photo Image 2 of 13 Helen Costa-Giles is seen with her two sons in late 2013, before she began her fitness journey that today finds her 90 pounds lighter, leader of a thrice-weekly boot camp that starts at 4 a.m., and an online exercise guru with an audience that stretches from San Antonio to Japan and Qatar as well as the rest of the … [Read more...] about S.A. woman loses 90 pounds and now leads free fitness class
Brace yourself: The calorie-burning benefits of standing versus sitting will not, at first blush, blow you out of your seat. Spend a minute upright instead of seated, and the additional energy expended amounts to less than one-tenth of a calorie (0.04 of a calorie, to be exact).But a new study that combines the best available research on sitting, standing and energy expenditure invites readers (reclining and otherwise) to consider the potential long-term effects of this seemingly marginal difference.The average American sits for more than seven hours of every day, making us among the most sedentary humans on Earth. But if Homo americanus were to spend six of those hours simply standing on his feet instead, that reformed couch potato would burn an additional 54 calories a day.Without any changes in his diet or a single extra visit to the gym, those 54 calories per day could translate into a loss of about 5.5 pounds of body fat per year for that average American.And since he’s … [Read more...] about This is how many pounds you can lose in a year by standing for six hours a day instead of sitting
Courtesy of Lauren Dugas By lauren dugas as told to Rachael Schultz Mar 13, 2018 BEFORE: 278 poundsI have been plus-sized my entire adult life. Even as a teenager, I was always “bigger.” I was never active. But for most of my life, my weight didn’t really bother me. I was confident and happy. I earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA.I dieted from time to time because I felt it was the socially acceptable thing for someone of my size to do. I did Weight Watchers in 2008 and I lost 20 pounds, but I returned to my old eating habits and gained it all back (plus more). I tracked my calories via MyFitnessPal on and off for several years. When I did that, I lost weight—but I was also starving.Then, one morning I stepped on the scale and it read 278.5. I was devastated. I couldn’t believe I was that heavy. I knew I had to do something. I was only 32, but my life depended on losing that weight. I needed to learn better eating habits and start … [Read more...] about This Mom Stopped Making Excuses And Lost 100 Pounds In 9 Months