I don’t know what my actual starting weight was. Somewhere around 195 pounds, probably, though it could have been more. I just remember seeing that number on the scale—and then not wanting to look again.Growing up, I was always just an average weight. Sure, I had gained a little weight in college from stress, but nothing dramatic. But then I found myself in a toxic relationship—I was often depressed and resorted to eating my feelings. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below I also did a lot of binge eating when I wasn't feeling happy with my life or myself (I only have a few "before" photos from this time because I rarely let anyone take pictures of me). I grabbed anything tasty to make me feel better: ice cream, pizza, candy—and to be honest, I have no idea how much I was actually eating. Getting out of my toxic relationship was a turning point for me. For the first time in a while, I started feeling happy with myself and my life—and I was able to lose … [Read more...] about ‘The Keto Diet Helped Me Lose 60 Pounds’
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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
After suffering a heart attack on February 25, actor/filmmaker/podcaster Kevin Smith decided to get serious about weight loss. Some people go plant-based to try to get healthier, but Smith took it one step further: he went potato-based.For two weeks, Smith ate an all-potato diet. Mashed, boiled, or steamed - didn't matter, so long it was 100 percent potato.Smith got the idea from a book called "Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales," wherein magician Penn Jillette revealed how he lost weight with a diet that's received more than a little criticism from health professionals.The plan, called the "mono diet," involves choosing one food to eat and eating only that food for a period of two weeks. Jillette chose potatoes "because they're funny," he wrote on Grub Street. "Could have been corn, could have been beans, but I didn't want a lot of fart jokes." Once the two weeks were over, he introduced salads (without fruits or nuts) and vegetable soups alongside … [Read more...] about Kevin Smith loses 20 pounds on all-potato diet
“Why don’t you try going low carb?” people would say when I told them I was struggling to lose weight. "Just eat half the amount you usually do,” others would suggest, as if it were that simple. I was at the end of my rope. I had literally tried everything to lose a few pounds, but I felt like the more rules and restrictions I made for myself around food, the more my body rebelled and demanded I eat more.And it turns out, that wasn’t all in my head. Five years ago, I went to my doctor and learned that I was dealing with low blood sugar. My blood sugar crashes made it nearly impossible for me to diet, and even my doctor instructed me to eat more often. It took me some time to figure out the right amount and balance of what to eat so that I could stay healthy while trying to lose weight.The silver lining is that having low blood sugar has taught me so much about nourishing my body. Ironically, it was only when I started giving my body what it needs that the … [Read more...] about I Have Low Blood Sugar. Here’s How I Lost 20 Pounds And Kept It Off.