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Old 02-13-2020, 11:08 AM   #1  
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Default New, not sure where to start

I am overweight --> 224 lbs.
I've never been this heavy before in my life. I think I always knew it. Yesterday, my doctor diagnosed me with OBESITY due to my BMI. I think this was a wake up call.
I understand I have to eat healthy, fruits and vegetables.
I just don't know where to start. How have you guys been successful?
Hoping to learn more....
Thank you
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:40 PM   #2  
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Welcome dreamlove!

Yes, you can definitely be successful. The trick is to set reasonable goals and not punish yourself. Make a series of small changes instead of jumping on an all-or-nothing fad. Suggestions for small changes to get you started:
  • Stop drinking calories - limit or eliminate alcohol, soda, and other high-calorie drinks. Drink water or teas
  • Instead of candy or sweets, substitute fruit.
  • More veggies, more high protein meals like eggs, fish, chicken, etc.
  • You don't need to count carbs necessarily, but you can limit them - stuff like bread, bagels, chips, big servings of pasta or rice aren't great nutritionally.
  • No snacking after dinner.
  • No eating in front of the tv or your computer or while surfing on your phone. (Helps being mindful of eating when you aren't actually hungry)
  • Increase activity - no you don't have to punish yourself at the gym for 1.5 hours 5x a week. Simple activities such as a walk around the block 2-3 times a week could do wonders.
Again, these are just suggestions to get you started. You don't have to do all day 1. Absolutely look around at other threads. Welcome again!

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