Weight Loss By Eating healthy

Defiance, Ohio
February 2, 2018 10:53pm CST
In the past year, I have literally had the pounds melt away by eating healthy and supporting healthy lifestyle changes. I went from a size 14/18 down to a size 3. I feel better, have more energy, and hurt less. I avoid dairy, white bread, pasta and sugar. When the weather allows it I go on walks. I try and stay active as much as possible. One thing I do for exercise when I can't get out is put on music and dance. Something I love to do. Are you trying to lose weight or adapting a healthier diet or lifestyle?
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@LadyDuck (393384)
• Switzerland
3 Feb 18
I do not need to lose weight, I walk every day and I eat healthy from many years. I was born in Italy, I always had a "Mediterranean Diet", plenty of fruits and vegetables, very little sugar and pasta only once in a while.
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
I do like the Mediterranean diet. When I was seeking a healthier diet, that was the one that seems to be a good one.
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@LadyDuck (393384)
• Switzerland
6 Feb 18
@rusty2rusty We eat very little red meat, this is a habit since we were kids. We prefer fish, shellfish, vegetables and fruits and white meats, like chicken.
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• Defiance, Ohio
7 Feb 18
@LadyDuck I am not a big meat eater myself. I have never been. Cutting back meats was an easy choice for me.
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@Kandae11 (45574)
3 Feb 18
After following a healthy eating lifestyle for the past 14 years, I do not need to lose weight. However I am now thinking of starting on a raw food diet - but I would not want to lose any more weight , that would be my main concern.
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
Good, I am happy to hear from someone who has a healthy eating style.
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@andriaperry (114669)
• Anniston, Alabama
6 Feb 18
I tired that for a while, I liked it but it was hard when I was traveling.
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• Defiance, Ohio
7 Feb 18
@andriaperry Yeah, it is harder to do when traveling. You do have to think ahead and be prepared. I learned to take a cooler along. That way I could pack healthy options as snacks. Plus, the cooler allowed me to stop at any local grocery store and get local produce when needed.
@prashu228 (37320)
• India
3 Feb 18
I am trying but not able to ..
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@Sreekala (34403)
• India
3 Feb 18
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@prashu228 (37320)
• India
3 Feb 18
@Sreekala lol...
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
How are you trying to do it? Have you changed your eating habits? Exercising? Or more walking?
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@AmbiePam (59066)
• United States
4 Feb 18
That's terrific! I have made some changes and lost 25 pounds. I feel so much better about myself! I cut sugar, and of course most white flour since bread and pasta basically turn into sugar.
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
Congratulations on the weight loss. I know how hard that it is to do.
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@AmbiePam (59066)
• United States
6 Feb 18
@rusty2rusty Thank you.
@Meramar (2736)
3 Feb 18
Healthy eating in combination with some regular exercise is the best diet and the only one which really works without any side effects.
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
That is what is working for me.
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@dragon54u (31620)
• United States
3 Feb 18
Congratulations!! You look great! I have a serious sugar addiction that I am battling. I have gotten to the point where it is painful to walk--I am not morbidly obese like those people you see on TV but I have a small frame that wasn't meant to carry this much weight. I have cut out most sugar this week and bought vegetables and chicken and low-sugar accompaniments. My favorite sauce with Chinese stir-fry proved to have a lot of sugar so I'm using an alternative. It's hard to tell if I feel better or not since I've had bronchitis for 2 weeks but I have lost a couple of pounds and I'm not as moody or depressed. Once I lost about 20 pounds I know I'll feel better and can walk to the fitness center at my new apartment complex to begin building some muscle and toning up. I might cut out dairy depending on how I do but I love cheese and yogurt as much as I love chocolate so that's a last resort!
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
I had a sugar addiction too. Till I woke up one morning and couldn't see. I learned I was a type 2 diabetic. I control my sugar levels by what I eat and taking a pill after dinner each night. I no longer have that sugar addiction. I think the sugar was the hardest part to give up and change in my diet.
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@Courtlynn (72015)
• United States
3 Feb 18
Thats great! Congrats
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@cttolledo (5024)
• Philippines
3 Feb 18
Thanks for sharing this. You inspires me to go back to wellness.
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
I am happy I can inspire you. I do hope you are able to where you want to be.
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@cttolledo (5024)
• Philippines
6 Feb 18
@rusty2rusty haha its really hard actually. But I keep on trying. Hehe
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• Defiance, Ohio
7 Feb 18
@cttolledo I agree it is hard to do. If it wasn't everyone would be living a healthier lifestyle and be losing weight easily.
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@shaggin (59877)
• United States
4 Feb 18
That is absolutely wonderful that you have lost so much weight naturally just by eating healthy and dancing and walks! You look like a teen. Now we are the same size
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
Thank you, it was a lot of hard work and determination. Plus, the last time I saw the doc, he said to lose weight or I would have to start taking insulin. I hate needles and so it was an easy choice. If I want to live, I needed to follow the doctor's orders. Hopefully, I can reverse it.
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@shaggin (59877)
• United States
6 Feb 18
That is great you listened to the doctor's advice I know people who didn't and now are insulin dependent.
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• Defiance, Ohio
7 Feb 18
@shaggin I watched my grandmother and my niece's grandmother be insulin dependent. I never liked seeing that. I hate needles. So it was an easy choice to make.
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@katsmeow1213 (28872)
• United States
4 Feb 18
That's a ton of weight! Congrats! I hope you're able to stick with it, that's the hard part. I noticed a few weeks ago that my clothes were getting tighter and I'm not fitting into them as well, so I started drinking more water and trying to eat healthier. I am noticing a slight difference.
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
I am sticking with it. It is hard since the weather has decided to cover the ground with snow. That's why I started dancing around the house while I do my chores and stuff. That way I am always doing something to be active when I cant get out.
• United States
7 Feb 18
@rusty2rusty I'm debating a gym membership. I went yesterday with a coworker and used her guest pass and it felt good!
@m_audrey6788 (56781)
• Germany
3 Feb 18
I`m adapting a healthier balanced diet lifestyle where I still enjoys eating some sweet things but on a balanced way You look great and I`m sure you feel better with a good weight. Congrats
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
Thank you, yes I do feel great about the weight loss.
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• Germany
6 Feb 18
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@aureliah (24601)
• Kenya
3 Feb 18
Maintaining a healthy weight is always very important.
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@rebelann (98756)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 21
But it is hard to tell what is healthy since no two people are alike.
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@aureliah (24601)
• Kenya
5 Feb 21
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• United States
3 Feb 18
I have been adapting too. I cut out sugar, junk food, fast food, and most carbs. I have cut down tremendouslyon pasta. I drink more water and green tea and back to exercising every day, I've noticed some changes but its only been a couple months. Glad to see that you are having some positive changes!
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
Your starting to see the changes, that's a plus. It's a great start. The pounds came off slowly at first. Now I am told by my family I am to thin. But they all have weight gain. I'm the skinny one.
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• United States
8 Feb 18
@rusty2rusty Thats what I heard that the pounds fall off slowly in the beginning as your body adjusts to the changes in diet and activity. I haven't seen the scale to down as much. But having more energy and being able to fit clothes comfortably must count for something! Thats awesome that others in your family are noticing. Good job on sticking to a healthier lifestyle.
@Debscrochet (1951)
• United States
29 Apr 19
Congrats. I really need to do that.
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@rebelann (98756)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 21
It doesn't work for me but at least I am not gaining
@MissNikki (5210)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Feb 18
Congratulations on your weight loss
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@rebelann (98756)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 21
Yeah, if only that would work for all of us
@sjvg1976 (32482)
• Delhi, India
4 Feb 18
I don't exercise to lose weight instead my wife does it. Like you she also plays music and dance when she doesn't get time to exercise or go out for a walk.
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@rebelann (98756)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb 21
Dancing can help a person trim down
@andriaperry (114669)
• Anniston, Alabama
4 Feb 18
Yes I want to lose 10 pounds. You look awesome Sandy.
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
Thank you, I am sure you will be able to once you get into a routine that allows the pounds to come off. Routine was a very important part of me losing the weight.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 18
Congratulations on your recent weight loss. I don't know how to avoid sugar for some reason. It takes a lot of courage to even avoid sugar.
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
The sugar was the hardest to stop. It was really like an addiction. I had withdrawals from it. Headaches and such. But once I gave it up, I stick with it.
@Sreekala (34403)
• India
3 Feb 18
Thankfully I have normal weight and I am active physically a day with lots of activities. I even need to walk while going to work and back. As far as I am working I don't think I may gain weight. Glad to know that you are determined to maintain the weight.
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
Thank you, I think it has a positive effect on my teens as well. As my son has lost some weight. As he has been walking back and forth to work. Unless he can catch a ride. My daughter has lost weight as well.
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@rakski (102946)
• Philippines
3 Feb 18
good job for you!!! I am in bad need to reduce weight because I can feel now the burden on one of my knees, the difficulty of standing up from sitting down on the floor. I hope I will have the determination to do this.
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• Defiance, Ohio
6 Feb 18
I do hope you do as well. Just remember it took a long time to put the weight on. It can take a long time to take it off.