50 Weight Loss Tips

I lost 30 pounds in three months. If you wanted to know how I did it, and how I intend on maintaining my current weight, then these 50 weight loss tips are for you. I’m not an expert, but I do speak from experience. If it helps you attain your own weight loss goals, then I’m happy to have helped (if only to serve as a reinforcement of knowledge you already possess). Most of this, I learned on my own or through close friends and family members. Feel free to add your own tips to this list, too!

If you want even more help, I now have an PDF eBook series available, which includes an ebook version of the diet and weight loss tips that follow. Be sure to download my weight loss ebook before you scoot away! Having these tips on your hard drive or your iPhone will serve as a regular reminder of how to maintain your personal health.

  1. Dietary control and exercise. It’s true what they say – all you need to do is watch what you eat, and expend more energy than you consume. It’s really that simple. You can quit reading this list now, you now know everything you need to know and didn’t need to fork over $500 for the privilege of me telling you the secret of losing weight. You don’t need to read a 4,000 page book, you don’t have to buy a tape series, you don’t need to stay up late at night to watch infomercials to understand this basic premise. It’s 100% true.
  2. Change your lifestyle. If you’re calling this a “diet,” then you’re going to gain all the weight back (and more) within a few months of losing it. Diets do not work. Diets are temporary. When you change your dietary lifestyle, however, you’re changing your habits – and you’re putting yourself on track for long-term / continued success and weight maintenance. Don’t ever tell anybody you’re on a diet – ever. I’m speaking from experience, here – a reformed low-carber. Worked out well for a while, but ultimately failed because my entire lifestyle didn’t change (permanently).
  3. Join an online support group. In my case, I created my own – FatBlasters. It’s essential that you not feel alone, and reaching out to friends (new or old) is typically a smart move. I just heard about PeetTrainer, but didn’t know about it when I began down the road to weight loss. You have to know that others are out there for moral support – they know things that you couldn’t possibly know, and they’ve probably been “in your shoes” at some point in the past (or present). Share stories, laughter, tears, successes, and failures – share them. There are thousands of communities out there, so keep looking until you find the one that fits you.
  4. Take before and after photos. I know it sucks to see yourself as a chunky monkey (sorry, that’s what I called myself – if only to get myself motivated to meet my weight loss goal). However, there’s no easier way to illustrate your progress. The “after” photos are far more fun to capture and share, admittedly. Find yourself on Flickr! It’s good to see yourself how others see you. Do you like how you look? In many ways, Flickr helped me lose weight.
  5. Hire a substitute teacher. Don’t reach for the brands you know and love immediately – or without thinking first. Eggs are “good” for you, but consider using egg substitutes instead (in fact, many restaurants will let you order lower calorie foods). There are countless “lower” alternatives for you to try. If something different doesn’t taste good, by all means – find a better substitute, or eat less of the original. In some cases, the substitute may be worse for you than the regular version of the product. The good news is, healthier choices are silently replacing their “normal” counterparts – and they taste just as nice.
  6. Start reading labels. I know it sucks, but you have to do it – and there’s no way to avoid this tip. If you don’t know what you’re putting in your mouth, you’re flying blind. Don’t assume, either – triple-check the ingredients list and serving sizes. You must rely on yourself for this; nobody else is going to be able to lose the weight or do the math for you. It’s not that complicated a task, but it will require effort. If nothing else, just pay attention to the calorie count.
  7. What’s so funny about bovines? If you like cheese, you must buy the Laughing Cow brand, and keep several of the suckers in stock at all times. The individually-wrapped wedges make for excellent snacks, and are wonderful when melted over just about anything edible. I’d be careful about straight-up American cheese, though – it’s oil, but not necessarily as good for you as (say) a slice of cheddar would be. I have yet to find something as calorie-light and filling as Laughing Cow (I don’t know how they do it).
  8. Tell your family. You’re not going to lose the weight alone, even if you ARE alone in losing the weight. If you’ve got a family at home, talk to them about it – initially, not incessantly. Let them know what you’re going to do, and that you want (and need) their support. If you don’t let them know, you’re running the risk of them inadvertently sabotaging your efforts. You want them to help you get to your goal(s). You want them to share in your happiness when you’ve made it past a certain mark. Who knows? Maybe some of your new habits will rub off on them and they’ll become healthier people, too?
  9. Go public. I didn’t want to admit that I had screwed up, but admitting the problem in public was the first step on the path to eventual success. I was now accountable for my actions, and all my friends knew what I was doing. There was no turning back, otherwise I’d be risk damaging my integrity. I didn’t want to disappoint the people who read me on a regular (or semi-regular) basis. Plus, it’s an easy way to find out which of your friends have gone through the process before – and glean tips from their own experiences. Then, other friends might become inspired to do the same thing you’re doing once they see that you’ve taken the first step.
  10. Identify your exercise. No exercise was created equal. You might like running, so run. You might like jogging, so jog. You might like stationary bikes, so bike stationarily. Find the one that works best for you – that isn’t too much of a chore for you to do regularly throughout the week. Don’t pick a routine that you don’t like – or you won’t want to do it, and you certainly won’t stick with it for long. I also wouldn’t recommend buying into that whole “no pain, no gain” mantra. I’ve lost weight without hurting myself, and you probably can, too.
  11. Become a Gazelle. You’ve probably seen Tony Little on TV, selling his Gazelle glider – a low impact exercise machine. I can tell you: it works. It’s easy on my legs, and really gives me a workout when I apply myself on it. Some people say it’s awkward to use, but I love mine – and would consider recommending no other home exercise equipment at this point. Then again, I’m a wimpy geek who only wants to burn calories.
  12. Zone out. There’s a reason why people exercise to their favorite music – listening to external stimulus takes your mind off of the physical activity. That’s the secret to making “exercise time” fly. If you’re concentrating on what your body is doing, the session is going to drag on for what will seem like days. Buy a portable music player, or situate yourself in front of a television.
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  14. Never count on live programming. It’s important to stimulate your mind while your body is exerting itself in other ways. However, never rely on “what’s on TV or the radio” at the time. Instead of zoning out, you’ll find yourself flipping between channels – and that’s going to make the time drag as much as it would if you weren’t keeping your mind busy in the first place. “Live” is a very bad idea. Go with pre-recorded programming or go without.
  15. Video games helped me lose weight. I can keep my balance on the Gazelle (which some might find difficult to do). As such, I plugged an Xbox 360 into the TV and started to play it while I was working out. Immediately, I found that I was sweating more than I was when I was only watching TV passively! The reason boils down to a single word: adrenalin. Now, the only way I’m able to work up a sweat is when I play a fast-paced game on the game console. Yes, even game genre is important; avoid any diversions that require long pauses between tasks. Racing games (like Burnout) have worked very well for me. The more mindless the game, the better your burn, the faster the exercise session will go.
  16. Set realistic goals. You can lose 50 pounds in a week if you work out 12 hours a day and eat nothing but celery – but not if you’re human. Slow and steady wins the race. Don’t bite off more than you can chew – literally. Make small goals on your way to the bigger goal(s). In the end, you’ll have achieved more (and more frequently, might I add).
  17. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. I offer this suggestion for a few reasons. First, they’re not good for you anyway. Second, you’ll eliminate a lot of the “bad foods” outright – no questions asked. You’ll have to become more selective in what you eat by avoiding these two nasty ingredients – which are in more foods than you probably care to know.
  18. Don’t always listen to your mate. I’ve already suggested that you tell your family – but sometimes members of your family will try to dissuade you from trying to lose weight. It’s simple: they might not want you to succeed where they may have already failed, whether consciously or inadvertently. Your loss is not always their gain. Watch out for statements like: “You’ve lost enough weight.” or “I like you just the way you are.” Fact of the matter is, if YOU don’t like the way that YOU are – then YOU are going to have to do something about it, no matter what anybody says. They still love you, though (in theory).
  19. Don’t compare yourself to others. Every body is different. It stands to reason that everybody will lose weight differently. Even if you do the exact same things that I do, you won’t lose weight at the same rate. The key is in finding your triggers. Keep your goal in sight, and do whatever you have to do to meet that goal. When you start looking at someone else’s habits, you’re only going to become discouraged and quit without even realizing that it’s physically impossible to be anybody but yourself.
  20. Women aren’t men. It’s been proven that men can lose weight more rapidly than women can, which is likely due to our physiological makeup (women are supposed to have more fat than men, because they’re the birthing gender). This isn’t a sexist statement to make – it’s pretty much the truth. As such, females should expect to set separate goals than males – especially if you’re working on losing weight together, side by side.
  21. Take a magic pill. Nonsense! There is no such thing as a magic pill. Don’t fall victim to the hype of the latest fat-burning drug commercial. If you listen or read closely, you’ll see that every single one of these things is effective when combined with proper diet and exercise (which they even state in their advertisements). The side-effects for these drugs are usually worse than your additional weight, anyway.
  22. Vitamins are good for you. If you’re going to take any pills, let them be natural supplements (like Essential Fatty Acids or multivitamins). Be careful about overdoing it, though – especially with herbal remedies. Too much of anything is a bad thing. You can consult a nutritionist, but always buy on your own – and keep these supplements to a minimum. Remember, too, that specific vitamins are no good without specific minerals.
  23. Deck your desktop. In the beginning, some of my friends sent me complicated spreadsheets to help chart progress. Uh, no – not for me; I’m the kind of guy who likes taking the easy route. As such, I scoured the Web for the best desktop tool and remembered CalorieKing. You won’t find anything easier to use. Trust me, this is the one; I can keep track of everything I eat and expend (without hassle). While the statistic-addicts will love CalorieKing for its thoroughness, the utility was truly designed with non-geeks in mind. The CalorieKing Web site and service are fine on their own, but the downloadable client is what you really want to get. Pay the registration fee, man – how much is your health worth to you?
  24. Identify your ideal weight. If you’re 5’5″ with a certain build, there’s an ideal weight that matches your body type. Find it – and make that your goal. And if you don’t know what that might be, try searching the Web for a calculator (though results and calculations will vary by a small margin). Now you have a weight goal to shoot for.
  25. Consider the source. I’m going to make a gross generalization here, but… why would I trust an overweight doctor or nutritionist to give me proper advice on weight loss? “Do as I say and not as I do” is not a maxim I’m willing to accept from anybody who would be qualified to tell me how to do something. Talk to people who are doing it, or who have done it and been successful. You don’t have to mirror their regimen, but at least you’re getting help from someone who’s really been there. Or, as they said in the Christmas episode of “Two and a Half Men,” people who live in fat asses shouldn’t throw waffles.
  26. Ignore Ronald McDonald. You don’t have to eliminate fast food completely, but you should avoid it at all costs. Most of it is nasty, bad stuff anyway – if you’d even go as far as to call it food. If you’re looking for convenience, find a more convenient meal source. Besides, most of what they serve would be considered “food product,” not food. There’s a gigantic difference as far as your body is concerned. Your bloodstream does not have taste buds, need I remind you?
  27. Scale up. If your measurement tool sucks, upgrade it. If it’s analog, dump it. I’ve talked to many geeks about their choice in scales, and most of them (myself included) recommend something in the Tanita family. They’re high-quality, rugged, accurate devices. Make sure you set your scale on a hard surface, too (as carpet foundations do not make for accurate weight measurements).
  28. Watch your weight. Some people say that you shouldn’t weigh yourself more than once a week. I’ve been much happier charting my progress every day. No matter what, you need to weigh in at the same time, every time. For me, that’s 10am every morning (or somewhere thereabout). If you decide to weigh yourself every single day, understand that your weight will fluctuate by one or two pounds – and that you should only keep a serious eye on the lengthier trends.
  29. One pound a week. If you’re not losing at least one pound a week on your chosen weight loss regimen, you’re (a) stalled, or (b) finished. You might need to push yourself even harder, or (in some cases) let up a little bit while your body plays catch-up. If you lose more than one pound a week, then you’re doing better than average. Expecting to lose five pounds a week just isn’t realistic, though.
  30. Maintain your priorities. Sure, your sandwich would taste amazing with an extra tablespoon of mayonnaise… but do you really need it? Rather, is it more important for you to reach your weight loss goal quicker – or have this sandwich taste marginally better? What’ll happen the next time you’re faced with this decision – will you cave again? It’s a slippery slope; don’t lose sight of what’s most important to you.
  31. All weight is not equal. Muscle weighs more than fat, but the last thing you want to lose is muscle! For this reason alone, it’s important to have a regular exercise routine somewhere in your schedule. Without exercise, your body is going to burn through muscle first – and you’ll wind up more imbalanced than you were to begin with. You want your body to burn fat, not muscle. You want to lose weight, but you want to lose “fat” weight – not muscle mass.
  32. Counteract the “Rainy Day” principle. If you decrease your calorie count without necessarily increasing your physical activity level, your body is going to crash. It’s going to say to itself: “Holy sh*t! I better store these calories as fat, because I’m not getting enough of them – and I don’t want to die.” When you exercise, you set your body’s process to “burn” instead of “save.”
  33. Don’t overdo it. If you change something in your lifestyle, you’re probably going to see results – but there’s a law of diminishing returns at play. You can exercise for an extra hour a day for a week and still lose the same amount as you had when you were only exercising half as much. Give your body time to adjust – don’t push yourself too hard or you’re just going to spend your energy on something that’s not necessarily going to give you immediate and direct benefit. This, of course, only applies to those of you wanting to lose fat – not for those who are training for a triathlon.
  34. Patterns are good. Once you’ve found your workout groove, do your best to stick with it. Exercise no less than three times a week for 40 – 60 minutes each time, but don’t feel the “need” to do it more than five times over a seven day period. Your body will likely appreciate a burn-off in the morning more, but if you need to relieve stress in the evening – don’t be afraid to adjust your workout schedule accordingly. Schedule making and keeping are important for other areas of your life as well.
  35. Sleep it off. To be an efficient fat-burning machine, your body requires at least eight hours of sleep a night. If you think that you’re doing yourself a favor by sleeping less, you’re mistaken. Give your body time to rest itself, both mentally and physically. Sleep is very, very important (if only for mental alertness for the following day). If you feel tired, that’s likely your body’s way of saying: “Shut your eyes, stupid!”
  36. Remember that the fork is not a shovel. I eat fast (I swear I can’t help it). Even if I’m not hungry, I want to shovel everything into my mouth in less than a minute. But my brain doesn’t know that my stomach is full until twenty minutes after it actually is. As such, I could stuff myself silly before realizing I didn’t need to consume as much as I did. Try eating half of what’s on your plate, wait ten minutes, then continue to eat if you’re still hungry. You never want to feel full – ever. That’s when you know you’ve eaten too much. If you want a real hunger-stopper, try an Omega 3 and Omega 6 supplement (EFAs) twenty minutes before a meal.
  37. Become your own snack fairy. It’s okay to snack between meals, really. Small meals throughout the day are enough to keep you satisfied, as (much like the sensation of being full) you never want to feel hungry. Let your body know it’s going to get a regular regimen of calories. Plus, if you starve yourself for the regular meals, you’re probably going to eat more before your brain tells your mouth to stop. Think about it: breakfast, lunch, and dinner are social constructs at their very core.
  38. Love the oil companies. Just like your car needs high-quality oil, so too does your body. Not all oils were created equal, though it’s hotly contested which ones are better for you than others. Personally, I love a good olive oil – it’s 100% natural and is rich with Omega 9 fatty acids. Enova is another one that we’ve found to work quite well in our lifestyle at home. Choose your oil wisely, though – your weight loss goal should be more than simply cosmetic. It’s a good rule of thumb when it comes to food: the more natural something is, the better it is for you.
  39. Fat is where it’s at. If you think you can lose weight and keep it off by avoiding all fats, you’re sadly mistaken. In fact, if you think that low fat eating is the only way to go, you might as well just quit now. Your body (and your brain) needs fat to survive! This is why the scientists call “them” essential fatty acids – Omegas 3, 6, and 9. These fats have been stripped from many supermarket shelf items, and it’s your responsibility to put fat back into your dietary plan. Don’t avoid eating fat, embrace it – equally.
  40. Bring balance to the force. If you eat the same foods over and over again, you’re going to get bored – unless they’re foods you really, really like. Feel free to change it up – keep your tongue happy. Balance carbs with proteins with fats, though. If you have more of one nutrient for one meal, try more of another nutrient for the next. And for heaven’s sake, don’t just shop in the “diet” section of the store. You can still (likely) eat the same things you’ve always eaten, just not so much of them at any one time.
  41. Know your daily calorie limit. When I was in the process of losing weight, it was suggested that I stay under 1700 calories a day. Knowing that number was half the battle. I could eat anything I wanted throughout the day, so long as I would stay at or beneath that number. While I couldn’t track 100% of the items I ate, I was able to make intake estimates – and adjust my schedule and ration my remaining calories accordingly. In this sense, you’re given extreme freedom – so long as you stay at or beneath that suggested calorie level for your plan. If you don’t know how much you’re supposed to take in, how are you supposed to know how much you’re supposed to take in?! Sounds redundant, but it’s a situation that many “dieters” are in (which is why they fail)!
  42. Fiber good. When you start to lose fat, you’re probably going to get constipated. Yeah, it happens more frequently than we care to admit (or share). You should have a good amount of fiber every day, anyway. Fiber is very important to your health (and your weight loss goals). Try the Metamucil snack wafers for a quick fiber infusion. Then, magnesium citrate for those… “stuck” moments, in which you’ll find yourself from time to time. Stick a bottle or two of that in your fridge for safe keeping, and don’t plan on going anywhere for 24 hours after taking a dose (trust me, trust me, trust me).
  43. Walk the walk. You burn calories when you walk, did you know that? Certainly, you don’t expend as much energy as you do when you run, but you burn it nonetheless. Consider picking up a good pedometer, if only to gauge how many steps you take in the average day. According to others, the Omron HJ112 Premium Pedometer is the one to beat. If nothing else, knowing how many steps you take on the average day will give you a better idea as to your regular activity level – around the home and/or the office. Plus, you can count those steps as calorie deficits in certain programs (like CalorieKing).
  44. Train wrecks will happen. One of these nights, you’re going to go out with friends and eat your weight in steak (likely blowing any kind of progress you had made for that day). Instead of repeating the overindulgence, just put yourself back on track the next day. You’re allowed to “mess up” every now and again, so long as you don’t make a habit out of consuming an excessive amount of food. Right the dining injustice immediately. You’ll be okay. You’ll be fine. Just don’t do it again. And again. And again. And again.
  45. Satisfy cravings with extreme prejudice. If you’re hungry for something, eat it. Don’t deny yourself the simple pleasures. If it’s possible, eat only half of what you want. Is your craving satisfied, or are you addicted to the flavor? Losing weight shouldn’t be torture for anybody. You have to ask yourself: Is it more important for me to eat this entire case of fudgesicles, or to look good for my brother’s wedding? Only you have the answer to that question, and if you ignore logic, you’re going to hurt yourself in the long-run. Just take a nibble or two – I won’t tell a soul.
  46. Water you waiting for? If you’re not drinking enough water, your body will let you know. Thirst is an amazing sensation – quench it. If you’re not hydrated, your body won’t be working at peak levels. Most of your body happens to be water, by the way. If you’re worried about “water weight,” remember that you’re likely to retain more water when you’re not giving your body enough of it in the first place. Besides, that’s what those workout sessions are supposed to help with every other morning. I’m not going to dictate how many glasses you should drink, though – as that’s going to vary from person to person.
  47. Join the soda club. Like most people, I love carbonated beverages. However, unlike most people, I love unflavored carbonated beverages – and if your tongue is attune to sugary-sweet drinks, you’re also the kind of person who believes that club soda tastes salty (even when it contains no sodium). Make the move to an unflavored drink sooner rather than later. If you need help along the way, lemons and limes can be your best friends. If you’re going to drink something more than water, at least make sure it’s not going to hinder your progress. If you’re a sugary-soda drinker, dropping it from your daily routine altogether will help you drop ~5 or more pounds in a single week (WITHOUT doing anything else).
  48. Sugar is evil that tastes good. You probably don’t want to hear this, but sugar is a bad thing. The more refined it comes, the more your body is going to react negatively to it. Sugar, sugar, sugar is in everything, everything, everything. If it’s sweet, it’s got sugar in it. There are all sorts of sugars out there, and all of them are ultimately metabolized by the body. It’s a good bet that the sugars in an apple are better for you than the sugars in a candy bar, though. If you’re addicted to sugar, this is going to be a horrible hurdle to overcome.
  49. Sugar substitutes are just as evil as sugar itself. Do you really think your body knows how to handle something that was man-made? Seriously. These chemically-adjusted products do not occur in the wild; there are no Splenda trees in warmer climates, nor are there NutraSweet plants in the Arctic. In some instances, taking in sugar substitutes may actually increase your levels of hunger! Let’s not forget about all the health issues that might arise from these unnatural substances. If you’re given a choice, it’s almost better to go with something your body knows how to deal with (real, unprocessed sugar). No, it’s much safer (and healthier) to stay away from blue, pink, and yellow packets entirely. Do a Web search for “Artificial Sweeteners May Damage Diet Efforts.” Then sit there and tell me they’re okay? No way.
  50. White bread can’t jump. Did you know that white bread isn’t good for you? Oh, it’s true – just ask any diabetic. Research has shown that people who eat more refined products (like white bread) are more likely to have belly fat. Why? It’s simple: your body isn’t getting what it needs. The food industry isn’t the health industry, okay? You can’t trust that they’ve got your best interests at heart (despite all their marketing efforts). If you want the flavor of white bread, please eat the whole grain white bread instead? Sara lee makes a wonderful loaf, as I can personally attest (even though I like rye more than white or wheat). Repeat after me: whole grain white bread, whole grain white bread.
  51. Hasta la pasta, baby. Much like its cousin, white bread, refined pasta can damage your health and pinch your weight loss plans. I’m not saying you should quit pasta altogether, but I will suggest that you change your pasta pusher to Barilla. They have a new wheat pasta that’s a dead ringer for the ol’ crappy white stuff you used to eat. “Barilla PLUS” is absolutely fantastic, as well as a good source of fiber and protein. You’re usually going to be better off with a “wheat” option, although traditional wheat pasta has a texture that you might not like (even though I find it perfectly acceptable to my palate).

Now, once you’ve achieved your weight loss goals, what are you going to do to keep the fat at bay? The worst thing you can do is something I’ve done countless times over: get lazy. I’ve conveniently forgotten about all of the aforementioned rules a few times, and it’s put me back in the same situation I don’t want to be in – ever again. While I don’t have to be as careful as I was during the weight loss period, I’m still measuring myself and recording my daily activities. This may turn into a weekly weigh-in soon enough, as it’s easier to correct yourself at 5lbs than it is at 50lbs. Good luck!

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  55. Heh,

    18 months ago, I was 111 Kg
    6 months ago, I was 90 kg
    Today I am @ 115kg

    I was able to lost weight using Gym but since last 6+ months I have stopped the workout and I am eating food like never before.

    Well I guess I need to drop it once again and this time I will drop to 80kg 🙂 LOL This will be 4th time I am going to loss weight 😉

  56. For most people you should simply advise them to:-

    1. Purchase an electronic weight scale, I recommend ‘TANITA’ and use it EVERY day, or at least THREE times per week
    2. Purchase ‘FITDAY.COM’, and use it every day, or at least THREE times per week. This program is very easy to use and is the most sophisticated calorie counter on the market.
    Enroll in ‘CALORIE-COUNT.COM’, cumbersome to use, but a mountain of reliable’Food-Label’ information.

  57. All the advice you’ve listed is great! Pretty much sums up all the good advice on weight loss I’ve ever heard.

    I’d have to recommend http://www.calorie-count.com as a good website for keeping track of progress without spreadsheets. I’ve been using it for only 2, it’s easy to track your weight, your food intake, your exercise, and there’s groups within the community to commiserate with. Since I sit at a computer almost all day, I’ve added the “eat meter” to my web browser as a constant reminder to how many calories I’m allowed to eat in a day. It makes me put down the cookies knowing how much time on the treadmill they’re equal to.

    It’s also really hard being only slightly overweight. Dropping 5lbs in a week is easier (and not as unhealthy) for someone who is more than 50lbs overweight than someone who is only 10lbs overweight. It’s all about changes for life.

  58. These are great recommendations!

    In your soda section, I’d also mention alcoholic beveriges and “smoothies.” People who drink regularly are often completely unaware of how many calories they’re taking in. Juice drinks from places like Jamba Juice are loaded with calories and, because you’re drinking them, they don’t do much to attack your perceived hunger.

    Also, too much fruit can be a problem because of the sugar. Every time I have successfully lost weight I had included serious amounts of vegetables in my diet and used fruit as a “treat.” My doctor said “the phrase should not be fruits and vegetables. It should be vegetables and fruit.”

  59. Chris,

    Dude, I’m glad all this stuff worked so well for you! That’s freakin’ awesome. I, too, lost a huge amount of weight (90 punds over 18 months, from 260 – 170) and I did it almost exactly the same way you did. It’s been two years, now, that I’ve been smaller, and that’s direcly tied to a huge lifestyle change.

    The one thing that I do have to yap about, though, is that while artificial sweeteners can be bad for the body, it’s typical for them to be handled differently by different people. My kid sister was diagnosed 12 years ago with type 1 diabetes, so my family and I have done a lot of looking into this. While you’re absolutely right that the body will handle real, natural sugar better than anything artificial, the refined sugars in sodas and sugary “juice drinks” can be god-awful. Check out these two links for examples of what I’m talking about

    Another thing to note is that bubbly drinks can be directly correlated to cellulite. I let my sodas go flat before drinkning them – too much carbonation upsets my stomach anyhow.

    Keep on doing what you’re doing, man. And keep telling people what’s up! 🙂

  60. Congratulations on your weight loss! I lost 30 pounds, down to 135 pounds (or 61 kilos) on my 5’4″ frame about 4 or 5 years ago now and have managed to keep it off.

    People asked me how I did it and some of it coincides with your tips. I wrote a short book (available in e-book or paper format on Amazon.com) called “A Few Bites a Day: My Weight Loss Success Story” to help others understand how I did it (and keep doing it). I find it helpful to refer back to it every once in awhile.

    I also maintain a blog at http://fewbites.blogspot.com. I’m going to add a link there to your weight loss tips. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    Seth McMenemy

  61. I just wanted to chime in about the wonderful characteristics of Stevia. Stevia is a sugar substitute that is not bad for you. Yes, it is a bit expensive and it comes highly concentrated; You would spend roughly $10 for what would equate with a single sack of sugar. There is a very strong psychological component when you use a single teaspoon of stevia to sweeten an entire two-liter drink that would normally take a cup of sugar.

    Definitely google Stevia if you’ve found that you just can’t get over that desire to quell your sweet tooth.

    Couple of other tips:

    Lemons are excellent for balancing your PH levels. Unbenownst to most people, it is acidic PH balance that causes a number of inflammatory illnesses (such as arthritis, gout, high-blood pressure… to name a few). Eating meats causes PH balance to go acidic. Lemons, on the other hand, although they are highly acidic, become base when digested. It is a great idea to buy a couple of bottles of lemon concentrate and mix up lemonade, sweetened with Stevia. This not only gives you a great-sugar free drink, but also moves your PH towards base, which is where you want to be.

  62. Great advice……

    Funny that we’re both on health kicks at the same time. I’ve lost 20 lbs in 2 months so far.

    All of this is on Atkins which I’d highly recommend especially if you have insulin problems or are borderline diabetic.

    Read the book and join the Atkins Diet Bulletin Board which REALLy made it work for me. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without these guys.


  63. Congratulations with the weight loss. I am afraid the hardest part starts now. I lost 100 pounds, and kept it off for more than a year now. I agree with most of your tips. The ones that were most important for me were 1, 2, 3, 6, 27 and 40.

    Be glad you are a man. 1700 calories a day is about what I need each day to maintain weight 🙂

  64. Congratulations on the weight loss! That’s a great list of tips. I’ve lost about 35 pounds since just before Christmas, with maybe 20 more to go. Now that the ball’s rolling, I’m finding it pretty easy to maintain a healthy level of weekly weight loss.

    One of the most useful things I’ve found is the free PhysicsDiet.com web site for tracking your daily weight and charting your progress. It’s an enhanded online version of the Hacker’s Diet spreadsheet system – check it out!

  65. Lifting weights is an incredibly efficient way to burn fat, especially if combined with a moderate cardio work session to flush lactic acid and burn more calories. Not only do you burn calories while you lift but the muscle you create consumes energy to sustain itself even while you’re inactive. Fasted cardio in the morning to promote fat burning and weight training in the PM (after lunch and before a snack or dinner) to build muscle seems to work well for a lot of people.

  66. Simply the best list I have seen. No BS. Us “diet people” should print this out and keep in our pocket as a reminder of how to get it done.

    Thanks for posting

  67. For the geeks out there, Diet Organizer outputs all of its information in xml, which allows all kinds of statistics gathering. I use it exclusively for blogging about my health and nutrition, and even have a python model for parsing out the data file, allowing me to automate alot of my graphs. ( diet organizer is here http://dietorganizer.com/)

  68. Chris’ points are good, but it’s important to remember that the end goal is reaching a healthy state, which implies loss of excess fat, not quite the same thing as losing weight. My own workout regime includes some weight work, and it can be misleading to measure progress purely on the basis of what the scale says. Muscle is more dense than fat, so it is possible to lose fat but weigh roughly the same.

  69. Good tips on video games. I prefer Fight Night 3. It’s a boxing game. Everytime I played more than three bouts I sweat so much I have to take a bath and change cloth. It’s a very fast pace game. Try it.

  70. I went from 280 to 210 in two years.

    >> Sugar, sugar, sugar is in everything, everything, everything. If it’s sweet, it’s got sugar in it. < <

    Not always. Most sweetners today are corn products. The worst is “high fructose corn sweetners”, as Chris mentioned. About three years ago, I quit high-test Coke, and immediately lost 10 pounds. I then gave up dairy products for soy products. Then I learned I was allergic to corn and wheat, which explains almost all the dietary discomfort I’ve had as an adult over the past 25-30 years. My alergist told me that due to the new wheat and corn hybrid seeds over the past 30 years or so, the corn and wheat we eat today isn’t the same as what our parents ate back then. He also said that he has seen wheat and corn allergies skyrocket in the past 10 ears or so. It’s the new hybrid proteins that most people are allergic to, which are the starchy byproducts. Corn and wheat products are in everything, especially corn as sweetners, which are extremely fattening. If you must eat sweet stuff, at least look for the word “sugar” on the ingredients, and stay away from anything with “corn sweetners” or corn syrup” in the ingredients. Imported stuff tends to have sugar rather than corn sweetners. And good old Herseys chocolate is just about the only chocolate without corn sweetners. In my case, highly processed is better, as in white bread doesn’t “hurt” as much as whole wheat. And for some strange reason, Doritos don’t “hurt” anything like canned corn, but Fritos do “hurt”. Go figure.

  71. I STRONGLY recommend working out with weights as well as doing regular cardio. As a guy who spends far too much time in front of a computer, I can assure you it helps a lot.

    My schedule is to do 30 minutes of cardio exercise every single day – doesn’t matter what, just as long as I’m sweating – and to work out my whole body 2-3 times a week using free weights where possible. I eat carefully, taking in lots of protein and consuming most calories at breakfast, but have the occasional blowout without feeling guilty. Over 3 years I have gone steadily from size 36 to size 30 jeans and can get into 28 regulars. I’ve gone from being flabby and weak to quite lean and muscular with a 6 pack.

    A major reason I was able to make this change part of my lifestyle was because the weight training made me more muscular and give me a positive body image.

    If you eat less and do more cardio then you WILL lose muscle mass along with fat unless you do weights. This is scientifically proven.

    It’s also a very positive experience to progressively increase the amount of weight you can bench or leg press, and anyone can do this.

    Start at exrx.net and check out their basic exercises for weights.

  72. Excellent advice, Chris. I congratulate you for actually doing what so many of us still dream to do. I think a whole lot of our problems with obesity is that our emotions and our feelings of well being are all mixed up. We feel bad emotionally so we eat junk food to lighten our mood. We ate the junk food and now that the sugar rush has passed we feel bad physically and mentally. We are too tired to exercise or much else apart from work and personal schedules. It’s a vicious cycle that’s difficult to break out of. Yet, the irony is that with regular exercise you will have more energy and feel better mentally. Exercise is definitely the key, as it will decrease your appetite rather than increase it. Well, it’s easier said than done, but not impossible. You’re another example that will-power and a can-do attitude works. I appreciate you sharing your struggles and successes. People need the all the encouragement they can get.

    I don’t know if we learn these bad eating habits from our parents, ourselves or elsewhere, but healthy eating has to start as early as possible in a child’s life. If they have natural cravings for healthy food, food they’ve learned is normal everyday food, rather than taking them to McDonald’s and giving them loads of sweets, chances are they’ll have less problems with weight and the associated diseases later in life.

  73. Cook set meals.

    What I mean is, don’t, for instance, serve a pot of potatoes, a plate of meat, a bowl of gravy and salad on the table and take stuff onto your plate as you eat.

    Instead, lay up each persons portion beforehand, perhaps even Japanese-style with each part of the meal in a separate small plate or bowl. Anything left over is discarded or stored away immediately as leftovers. That way you know when beginning the meal how much you’ll be eating, and will naturally pace yourself to make it last throughout the meal. And when you’ve eaten _your_ food, there’s a large, helpful psychological barrier to leave the table to scrounge for more food. Note that this really requires everyone at the table to do the same; the point is to remove the visible ability to take “just a little more”.

  74. Nice. I am also back on the wagon. Got to make the number on the scale start with a “7” (in kilos). 75 would be awesome, which makes my target also something around 30lb.
    This seems to be something of a meme in recent days – geeks dropping the pounds. Maybe we’ll dominate the next Mr Universe after we decide to couple the fat loss with muscle gain. If we can hack the fat, we can certainly hack the muscle.

  75. I recommend Body For Life (www.bodyforlife.org) and Vegan Body Building (www.veganbodybuilding.org) as a counter-balance to all of the Body For Life supplement-fest nonsense.

    Wholesome vegan food covers all of the food bases: snack on fruit, high in fibre, wholegrain bread (I’d consider dropping all bread), good soups, drink lots of water.

    After 2 months of working out and weighing 210lbs, I’ve dropped no weight, but have lost almost all of my fat and turned it into muscle!

  76. I have been on the Hacker’s Diet for a month and have lost 6 pounds! My boyfriend is a computer geek so he found this Hacker’s Diet online. The guy that started it is a computer geek, and I’ve gotta say, it sounds a lot like what you have been doing. It is counting calories and eating less calories in a day than you burn. Keep up the great work!!!!!

  77. I’ve been trying to drop the fat for about a year. Non-to-well.

    I have gone up and down. I know weigh just as much as I did when I started.

    This pissed me off. Now I left 4 days a week and go to a two hour martial arts class afterwards. I track everything at http://www.fatdamion.com. So far it’s working.

    Thanks for tips. It’s nice to know I’m not alone more than anything.

  78. Great list Chris. I can’t add anything to it except perhaps drinking a full glass of water 20 minutes before you eat. That helps as well.

    I’m doing most of what you have or your list, and I hadn’t read it until today. I’ve made a nearly complete lifestyle change, but I wouldn’t want people to go through what I did to make the change: I had to have stents put in my heart, and I actually arrested on the table in the hospital. But it was a definate wake up call that I wasn’t treating myself right.

    So now excercising and eating right for a month, and I’ve dropped 40 lbs so far. Never felt better, and feeling better every day.

  79. I too have begun to shed the extra weight. I’ll be sure to take some info from your list and give it a try. Dropped 5 pounds since May 29.

  80. When working out on a treadmill or any other cardio (non weight-training) machine, make sure not to elevate your heart rate too much or you’ll burn muscle instead of fat.

    For example, I’m 24, 6’1″ 220 lbs and have a target heart rate of 127 bpm. Too low and nothing really happens, too high and I’ll lose muscle mass instead of working on the fat mass.

  81. How did you control the video games whilst working out of the Gazelle?? I thought the Gazelle engaged both arms and legs. (Excuse any ignorance that may have played a part in the formation of this question!)

  82. Nice. I only disagree with the carbonated drinks suggestion. Not that they’re bad when it comes to content, but the gas does bloat your stomach and expands it, which is probably something you don’t want. I’ve seen that mentioned in several books, when it comes to having good abs.

    Plus the carbonated drink won’t be good if you’re increasing your fiber intake (which might mean your body produces more gas), I guess you can figure out why…

  83. For me the support is key. With Peertrainer I have found some great teams who help you along. They also sort of force you to journal, which is a really helpful thing. When I wrote down what I ate every day, it helped keep my food choices top of mind. I began to think before I ate or bought something. It also helped knowing my peertrainer group members were going to read my logs. They aren;t my mom, but I do feel weird about writing down the bad stuff I often eat and do. All the tools in the world won’t help you without a support network. I

  84. Regarding artificial sweetners, I DID Google it and found this:
    “Researchers say artificial sweeteners may interfere with the body’s natural ability to count calories based on a food’s sweetness and make people prone to overindulging in other sweet foods and beverages.”

    My body has the “natual ability to count calories based on a food’s sweetness” !?!? Since when? Im 48 and I’ve never heard of this amazing ability! Does this mean I can hold a donut up to my forehead and tell how many calories it has? No? So what DOES it mean?
    What a bunch of crap.

  85. hey thats all crap!!!Just do 100 sit ups everyday and see the result in just three days!!You’ll feel like heaven!

  86. #5 and #48 contradict each other. Which substitutes are good and which are bad? Almost everything we eat is man-made. If you’re going to make a sweeping generalization like “sugar substitutes are bad” and then another that “substitutes are good,” we need more backing this up than Google.

    #49 is inaccurate. Yes, white bread is not as good an idea as whole grain. But if you ask “any diabetic” who is going to live longer than ten years, your answer will be “No, calories are bad. Any calories.” The popular misconception that diabetics are people who avoid sugar and refined carbs is dangerous. And there is no such thing as whole grain white bread. That’s an oxymoron. The stuff Wonder is selling is packed with weird chemicals to give it the right mouth feel, and the third ingredient in the list is high-fructose corn syrup. The Sara Lee brand is bleached white flour with some grain and fiber introduced as an additive, again full of HFCS. Just eat whole grains instead.

    #45 is fine unless you’re thirsty because of undiagnosed diabetes. If someone is thirsty all the time and overweight, an immediate visit to the doctor may prevent death and disability.

    #14 may work for you, but you’re an exception. Without a good 30 minutes of aerobic exercise it’s hard for most humans to reduce weight through exercise.

    #7 is odd. I guess you like Laughing Cow, but those wedges are loaded with sodium and saturated fat, and just one of the “light” ones is 35 calories. How is that a good idea unless your alternative is Cheez Whiz?

    #46 is dangerous. Soda is full of, well, sodium. It not only keeps your weight too high but causes high blood pressure and kidney damage to drink soda all the time. Have some water instead, or at least don’t advise everyone else to do this.

    #24 is funny, but probably inaccurate. Weight loss is science and not religion. If you need a skinny doctor that’s fine, but it’s not necessarily going to be the one with the best skills.

    I applaud your willingness to help others and share your experience, but you should really include in your introduction that it’s good to see a physician if you’re overweight and that the advice in your list may be inappropriate for people with diagnosed or undiagnosed hypertension, diabetes, or other problems. In a public forum people can run off with your ideas and hurt themselves badly.

  87. Right on the money regarding: sugar,fast foods,alcohol (let’s not forget fried foods). Year 2000, I lost 28lbs in 3 months by simply modifying my diet. I’ve slipped since then and have regained all weight lost PLUS. I’m a runner, and running alone would not shake or keep off the weight. Burn more then you uptake. No eating after dinner. NONE. Breakfast will come. During the weight loss phase avoid like the plauge all you can eat eatery’s. I’ve never seen a weight loss plan which included a fast food meal from the local burger whopp. NOW. I’m back to my senses. Being 50ish and overweight again wasn’t doing it. I’ve lost 10 lbs and plan to drop 23 more lbs. This is a plan for life, not the summer. When it goes this time, it will not return. The adage paraphased,”Eat to live, not live to eat” is my credo and I hope never to forget it. Proper body weight may allow me to keep my original equipment (hips,knees) for the long haul.

  88. i am so set to lose weight. Thanks for this. I already walk everywhere I go, but now I must act like a Gazelle. That, and buy an Xbox.

  89. I believe that Restrictive Dieting Often Fails if the individual dosen’t put 100%. If you want major results, one cannot expect them without giving it your all. It took me quite a while to understand that statement. I’ve always been a pretty big guy, tried everything to lose the weight, but got no where. I started to get pretty depressed after a while. But come to think of it, most of the problem was “Me”. Yes, I wanteed to lose the weight, and even going to the gym, I still continued to eat the trash in the streets. I was one of those guys that if I saw something, my eye’s did the eating before my mouth.

    A friedn of mine adviced me, Orlando, you need to do something about your weight. I didn’t become upset because he was right. He then introduced me to a nutritional weight loss program that changed my whole life. I began at 235lbs., in less then three weeks I’m now 205lbs. How do I feel, you might ask. I feel like, “I’ve arrived!” I feel great. Now I see when they say that, you must put 100% to gain results and keep them.

  90. i have been on weight watchers for 1 year and i love it. I used to weigh 280 pounds now i weigh 140. i did not lose it all on weight wachers but i did lose 20 pounds. i have tryed every diet you can think of.

  91. are these thing you said are real….and thats rude to tell people that they are CHUNKEY MONKEYS..You probably just want the mone well what ever !!!!!!! WRITE ME BACK….your probably not even “real”!!! like santa

  92. cheers dude been wanting to loss weight for awhile, and when trying to find out info i been bombarded wit pills and sites that demand a fee, cheers for this info i let u know how i go.

  93. I have personally lost about 30 pounds through Yoga in about a month and would recommend it as a long term solution . Because once you use yoga your body becomes so efficient in burning fat that it won’t collect easily ever again . You can change from a basically fat person to a basically thin person with yoga .

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  95. In what seems a life time ago, I used to be a Tae Kwon Do instructor. In the beginning and end of each class, we sat in quiet contemplation to reflect, review and focus. When the time came to show our skills alone or against others, those who were more successful at the quiet contemplation were faster, more accurate and simply more effective.

    Now that age has caught up with me and my body no longer can burn off 5 or 6 thousand calories per day, I am wondering if those disciplines have an impact on weight loss. Does any body have any successful experiences with mental exercises that can impact weight loss?

  96. Hi, I belong to a private support group and we discovered your site. I really appreciate the 50 Weight Loss Tips. About half of us are really desperate, I am 66 and sick and tired of being fat and I am running out of sunshine, want to enjoy the rest of my life not huffing and puffing. Thanks again, Your Bugness, June

  97. To the pathetic “Libertarain” comments….

    You are indeed a fool.

    You are ill informed to some of the facts behind the issues. Or maybe to stuid to filtern them threw your self centered brain thats wants his fries cooked in unhealth fat and will make everyone else suffer for it. Over weight AND those with heart and heart related problems. The public was never made aware of the dangers of things like “Trans Fats” before they started to shove them in the mouths of most Americans in many forms.

    Most people what good, clean helth food them themselves, and thier children. You it seems only want his little box of fries regardless of the many people that it will hurt, or kill.

    I suggest that if you want fried fixed the way youn want them, go get a can of that nasty Shortning, a deep fryer, and some potatos, and haved at it. Go ahead and kill yourself, but leave the rest of us along you silly little boy.

  98. In the last 5 weeks have gone from 226 to 191 — have 15 more pounds to go… feel better then I ever have before. Is the best thing I have done in a long time, feel like myself again 🙂 don’t plan to repeat mistakes of the past. Good tips!

  99. ohmigawd!im soo FAT! any idea that can LOSS weight???HUH?? tell me!!im listen =] LOL i don’t eat lunch everyday..but im still THE same….i didn’t eat lunch for month >.

  100. Number 14 when you said video games helped me lose weight. I dont no if you have ever heard of this game called DDR its a dancing game and you can get it for ps2 xbox and more go to bestbuy and check it out. I’m sure if you been to the mall you have seen it, all the kids love it and I love it! Its fun and you get a nice workout.

  101. How come I never get the “Full Sensation” in my brain even after 20 minutes or so has passed after I eat? I am always STARVING here. It sux too. I have huge will power,eat healthy, and exercise, but feel so sick from feeling hungry. Help me please. Anyone with advice send it to me ASAP at [email protected]

    Thanx a bunch,
    Sonia 🙂

  102. That email address in the above comment should’ve been [email protected] Please anyone who can help me with the above problem email me ASAP. I know someone out there has been through this and knows how to fix it.

    Sonia Newton

  103. I don’t know whether this was the main reason, but when I stopped drinking alcohol I found I went from a 34″ waist to a 28″ waist, without ever intending to lose weight; I just drank more water! This was in one month, and just because I felt I had boozed too much since I had started university. I didn’t eat any fish or meat (I’m vegan) and ate a lot of fruit and veg; even very sugary fruit like mangoes, and enjoyed all the food I was eating (so much for high protein diets, I ate practically no protein!). I managed to abstain from refined foods and processed meals, until eventually I felt a lot better and my clothes were just hanging off me! It’s amazing that some ‘fatty’ foods such as nuts and seeds seemed to help me lose weight despite being high in calories. I’m sure I must have eaten more than 2500 calories nearly every day! just don’t give up hope.. It’s slow but very worth it.., and alcohol is really not anything to give up!
    My tip would be to avoid added sugar, alcohol and caffeine. It worked really well for my sister too, and it makes you feel very good!

  104. I’ve tried EVERYTHING to lose the 50lb. min. that I need to lose. I’ve done Atkins, pills, extreme workouts, etc., etc. What finally worked? Surprisingly just the basics. Portion control, walking and going public (you’re #9 with a twist). I eat whatever I want, but just smaller portions. I eat slowly and have conversations with my family while eating. I added breakfast, even if it’s a couple of bites from last night’s dinner. I walk. And walk. And walk. All over town. With an MP3 player or cell phone connected to my ear. In the winter on a cheapo treadmill with a fan, glass of water and a TV. It gets addictive after a while. I went public by betting a guy $10 I could lose more % of body weight than him in a month. I won. Re-bet him again and again giving him better odds. I’m up $60 and down 44 lbs. I step on the very public postal scale in the mail room where I work. I don’t give a sh*t. Everyone can watch. Instant support group!!

    In a nutshell – increase your exercise, decrease your food intake and do things for yourself to better your self-esteem. That’s it. I’m at 164lbs. from 208lbs. after 8 months doing nothing more than the above. Good luck!


  105. Im just fucking around im mad at myself bacause i am a fat fucker to …sorry for being so rude .Wish i could lose some weight !!

  106. Just wanted to say thanks for this post. I found it two months ago at just the right time, but delayed actually starting until Jan 1st of this year.

    I’ve always been heavy. But recently I hit 213 (213!!) and I knew I just had to change something. (as reference, I’m 5’6″ and 15 years old) So I hit this dietary change thing hard. I got CalorieKing, used it religiously, gave up all non-water drinks, went on a daily 20-30 minute walk, etc etc. So far it’s been not quite a month and I’m already down almost 12lbs! I’ve causually tried to lose weight before but this is the only time I’ve actually lost anything.

    I’m not starving either. I’m just varrying what I eat. Instead of having two bagels that has God knows how many calories and carbs, I’ll have some stew. Low in fat and loaded in protein. Instead of having mac and cheese for dinner, I’ll have some lean meat. Instead of having a huge bowl of ice cream, I’ll have one serving. (half a cup) You get the idea.

    I’m not stopping now!

    My goal is to be down to 150 by the end of the year.

    So yeah, thanks again. Great tips throughout.. and I must say all of your experiences have closely matched mine.

    CalorieKing looks like it’s just what I needed to get me on the right track and start looking more carefully at what I ate.

  107. Oh, one more thing.

    A digital scale is a must. But don’t wiegh yourself daily, your weight will flucuate. I’d advise once a week, undressed, at the same time and day (and preferably after going to the bathroom) to minimize flucuations.

    I purchased the Tanita BC533 Glass Innerscan Body Composition Monitor and am very happy with it.

  108. Thanks for those tips, I was getting demoralised but you’ve made me feel more optimistic about things. From Jan 2005 to May 2005, I lost 3 stones and was looking ace, but from Dec 2005 to Jan 2006 I regained it all and since then I lose half a stone – get happy and then put it back on, I’ve done that 3 times (I am really frustrated).

  109. this is the most interesting article I ever read on weight loss. It didn’t bore me to death. I actually finished reading it and was looking foward to tip 51 lol

  110. I wanted to ensure you correct one your points – muscle does NOT weigh more than fat – 1 pound of muscle is the same as 1 pound of fat, the only difference between the two is their density.

  111. I loved this article. When I was 15 I went on a strict carrots and water only diet and I lost about 30 pounds in 2-3 months. I was down to about 180. I am now back up to 260. I have made a resolution to lose 50 lbs by the end of the year. Thanks to this article I might have a chance..Thanks!

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  113. 30 pounds is a about 14 kg in 3 months. Well, i’ve been on a diet for 3 months now, and i’ve lost 21 kg already. Thats 46 pounds.

    I didn’t exercise one bit. I just watched my eatinghabits. The most helpful thing was: not drinking coca cola anymore. As soon as i stopped doing that, and begun drinking plain old water, the pounds melted of

  114. I am 48 years old and have been on a diet all my life. I am at my heaviest weight ever and just hate it. i joined Slimmer Images 5 years ago and lost 40 pounds in 3 months. Three years ago I joined LA Weight Loss and lost 50 pound in 3 months. Obviously I can lose weight but always (like everyone else) put it right back on. I am tired of spending thousands of dollars on what is only a quick fix. Do you think blogging about my problem might help me try harder?

  115. I’m a college student trying to lose weight for her wedding. I’m hoping to lose 50 pounds in just over a year….is it possible???

    I have been using a FREE website that counts calories both intake and burned, and is run by the USDA. http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov/

    If you’re a statistice geek, this is a good one too. It shows trends over weeks, months, or even a year if you want. It shows calorie trends, the different amounts of fruits, veggies, milk, everything based on the food pyramid. I really like the site because it’s free, and it helps me to see any progress I’ve been making….(ie. eating less fats, burning more calories, etc.)

  116. I am quite fat and lazy, but trying to change my ways and loose weight. I came across this infomercial on TV of a book called the weight loss cure, by kevin trudeau. He’s that infomercial guy that I know everyone would recognize. In this book, he makes reference to a substance that occurs in pregnant women that can be injected and helps people loose massive amounts of weight. Does anyone have any experience with this protocol? I am seriously looking at having this done. Those pictures of Kevin looking 45 pounds in a little over 3 months are incredible.

  117. Hey,

    These weight loss tips are EXCELLENT and REALLY MOTIVATING! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this out for us.

    One thing I had a slight problem with was..how does muscle weigh more than fat? 1 Lb of muscle = 1 Lb of fat. Like a pound of feathers = a pound of gold.

    Get it?

    Thanks again!

  118. Yes, a pound equals a pound, but you have to remember that the density of muscle is much greater than the density of fat.

    Basically this means that the pound of muscle takes up less room than the pound of fat.

  119. I love the tips. Quite helpful. Especially with implying a life-style change and not a diet. If you don’t mind I would like to add a few suggestions of my own for mainly the females out there (although some will apply to either gender). Let’s say 5 for now!

    1. If you like to dance, as i do, put on your favorite high-energy music at home. Act like an idiot and dance-away. No one is there to see you so who cares how well you dance. It is no longer a fashion show.. dance in those Cookie Monster slippers while you’re at it! In the process you are having fun and losing anywhere from 3-8 calories per minute! If you have iTunes, create an hour list and goof off until it’s finished!

    2. Pack your lunch for work. It hinders on your socialization time with your co-workers (at least at my job), but it helps you watch what you eat and save money. If you are a lunch-time drinker with your co-workers (or even a happy hour drinker), cut a few days out of the week or month that you join them. Those extra calories that you are denying also add up!

    3. Buy an outfit that you are dying to get in to! Make sure it is a realistic size for your goals. Hang it in plain sight to remind you of where you want to be weight-wise. If possible try to choose an outfit that shows off parts of your body such as a swimsuit or dress. This will make you more likely to reach your goals (out of pure stubborness!) and the rewards will be greater once you do reach your goals.

    4. If you are anything like me… went through high school without the ability to gain weight and then hit their 20’s with an extra, un-explainable 50lbs… THINK! Although they say that females will shift, change, and reform around that time in their lives, there could be another reason so don’t just accept the weight thinking it is your lot in life. Have you started different social habits? Have you started a different medication? All these things may be relevant. Once major area to consider is whether you have tried a different form or started using birth control. I found that the shot form of Depo-Provera was causing me to gain weight. After moving myself back to the pill I was able to regain close to my initial weight and with a life-style change I have been able to keep it off for 6 years. Although the shot had it’s perks, going back to the pill was the better choice. (NOTE: The Depo-Provera shot has also shown to thin the epithelium of the cervix and vagina thereby possibly allowing for women to be easier infected by sexually-transmitted infections when they come in contact with another person who is infected. Just stay away from the shot!).

    5. Lastly, this is something I have to remind myself of everyday. Don’t get the necessity to lose weight mixed up with the need to tone. I am a small frame, average height. Many days I will make the comment that I need to lose a bit more weight (as I have fluctuated 10lbs here or there in the past 6 years but my genereal size has remained constant). I already wear a size 3 or below so when other people hear this… they want to maul me! I need to tone. There is a difference! So girls, before opening your mouth… Think. There is a difference between getting in shape and losing weight.


  121. Great article!
    I just started a weight loss regimen at the gym with a personal trainer last wednesday. I have been doing EVERYTHING i was recommended – sticking to a 1400 cal / day (or less) diet plan, balancing all the nutrients, 30 min cardio everyday and some weight training with the trainer and on my own. As i approach 1 week, i feel like my midsection’s looking much better but it it normal to stay at or put on like 0.8 lbs??
    I felt so discouraged this am when i weight myself! I weigh myself at the same time always. Please let me know why this is happening. Thanks!

  122. Dear Chris,
    I think your 50 points on weight loss are “on target.” However, they make the process of weight reduction appear to be one primarily based upon self motivation and the will to succeed. Although self motivation is a vital incredient, we know that it readily gets increased and decreased depending upon what else is going on in our day to day lives. Your number 43 for example, (Train Wrecks Will Happen), assumes that when people attempting to change their liefstyle have a “lapse” in judgement and behavior, that they will simply be able to get back to their weight reduction program. This has not been the case with many of the clients that I’ve worked with. Feeling discouraged, ashamed and distraught, the lapse quickly becomes a full blown relapse if they don’t receive quick feedback and considerable ongoing support. I greatly value your message and believe that your points are real helpful, but I also think that you’re message would be a more complete one if it addressed the complexities of relapse. At the same time, I want to complement you on your statements about the need to talk to others and get support for staying on course.
    Keep up the good work.

  123. playing dance dance revolution or another game of that sort for ps2, game cube, xbox, etc.. helps alot. my game cube version has a workout mode and at the end it tells you how many calories you burned. I’m telling you after an 8 minute song in expert mode i’m sweating like CRAZY

  124. I have searched for weight loss tips online for as long as i can remember and all i ever found were biased “facts” from weight loss companies trying to sell the latest gadget or pill. What a relief to finally come across this site! Thank you! I have lost 10 pounds in a month without pills, just my treadmill and a few diet changes that i don’t even feel.
    Thanks for everything

  125. I’ve come to an epiphany. At 55 I’ve come to the conclusion that chasing sweet stuff just isn’t worth the payoff, Somehow, (for me at least) I’ve found the switch and turned off a lifelong quest for sweet stuff. . It’s quite simple, whatever positive sensation or satisfaction eating a snickers bar or pastry may give, it only lasts as long as it takes to eat it. Beyond that, there is no satisfaction whatsoever, none at all, none! The acceptance of all this has led to some dramatic changes. Weight loss is a given, but other changes have been freeing. Good luck to everyone.

  126. This is some really great advice, I can’t wait to get started on my new lifestyle, thank you so much!

  127. Excellent tips! I was 318 down now to 268 and ongoing. No secrets, just a 3 mile walk everyday with the IPOD done without fail and 1800 calories a day, no special food just wholesome but under 1800.
    A couple of tips which work for me….
    NO coffee after breakfast ( I have 2 cups first thing to get things moving but none after breakfast as it brings hunger pangs)
    A mental trick when the walking/no Burger King anymore get to be tedious is….that as the weight goes down, every pound you lose shows up more! 5 pounds from a 300lb person shows up less than 5 pounds from a 200 pound person.

  128. I just read all 50 tips and the sad part is…I knew about everyone of them and I’m still…well having problems. But even though I knew about all of them, some how I’m motivated to just go get a glass of water. It’s so easy. I mean who doesn’t wanna lose up to 5 lbs in a week? Thanks for the little shove to get me motivated. I think I’m gonna go get a tall glass of water and then walk around my neighborhood.

  129. Hi!

    i just looked over all your tips and i must say a lot of them i have already learned and incrporated into my lifestyle and my journey to weight los success. I think it’s great that someone is trying to show others that it’s not about dieting it’s about a change in lifestyle and that you can be free to live and eat and still lose weight and keep it off. i ahve a couple of my own tips that i’ve learned along the way if you dont mind to hear them:

    1: when grocery shopping try as much as possible to stay on the outside of the store. the inner isle are where all the processed foods are. it’s ok to go through them every once in a while for certain foods, but the best place to get the healthiest and most untainted foods is the outer section.

    2: plan ahead your foods. if you plan ahead you are more able to pick foods that will be good for you and less likely to binge, snack, or stray from your goal throughout the day knowing what you have to look forward to and you aren’t constantly having to wrry about what am i going to eat today that i can eat. try planning a week in advance. i like to plan my meals on sunday and then make a list of anything i am going to need for all my meals and go shopping on sunday. this may not always work for others who don’t have the time, but if you can at least plan a day ahead it seriously does make a difference.

    3: make long term goals as well as short term goals: telling yourself you are going to lose a pound a week is great, but dont forget to make long-term promises as well. it’s been proven that those who have lost weight and were able to keep it off for a year were 90% more likely to keep it off for a lifetime. If you can promise yourself that you will be able to maintain your lost weight for a year, you are more likely to keep on track with your weight loss for good. don’t forget as well that whatever your goal may be you still need to be reasonable and give or take body 5lb. your body weight is constantly changing give ro take 5lb throughout the day based on eating excersise and sleep, so don’t fret if one day you lost a pound and the next day you gain one. it’s not the end of the world.

    speaking from experience, these tips along with the tips given by chris really do work. im 5’3″, I used to weigh 160lb and i lost 34lb in 3 months.i’ve kept it off for a year and a half now and i know i’m never going back!

  130. Wow!!!
    Thanks for all the tips! I knew many of these things for a long time, but your input to each really helped me see things differently. I can’t wait to start seeing progress using your tips!

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  132. Hi Chris thanks for taking the time for producing such a great list of tips can see a few in there.That I could tell people about it would seem that you don’t always know all there is to know about weight loss certainly my findings.

  133. Great list and nice suggestions. For me, the three most important things were to watch my diet, exercise religiously, and replace soda with plenty of water. It’s worked great for me thus far, and I’m hoping you’ve been able to keep the weight off.

    It’s always a challenge. Good luck!

  134. These are all great tips. I think the key factor in losing weight is portion control. Still have the ‘sinful’ foods that you like but are not the healthiest for you, just don’t eat so much of it. Avoiding pop is good rule of thumb as well. Most pop contains so much sugar in the form of corn syrup that it can really screw up your system.

  135. Guide To Staying Healthy For Life

    As a child, I was nice, funny, and fat. And that combination made me perhaps the most vulnerable kid my age I knew. I had been both accepted (invited to parties and sporting events in friends’ backyards) and rejected (picked last on teams, called “fatso” as I played) by my peers.

    So thrilled I was for having been invited to anything AT ALL considering my appearance, I found myself berated, in public, even by my closest of “friends.” One time in seventh grade an older boy decided to call me fat the whole way home on the bus. As I waited for my stop, hiding in my seat, embarrassed, and afraid I might cry, I hoped that my best friend, seated right behind me would jump up to my defense. Instead, he jumped up and ripped on me as well, having obviously decided that being friends with the other, older, thinner boy would do more for him socially than I could. And since I had made it clear to my friends that I would come back for more, he didn’t really risk losing my friendship at all.

    And then I grew up. I placed limits on how others could treat me. I lost some weight, but was still heavy, but disallowed anyone from thinking I was less than them. Suddenly, my sense of humor and kindness made me among the more popular kids in school. As for my “close friend” on the bus, I explained that once he “walked away from me, he could keep on walking.”

    Being fat isn’t a crime, and it doesn’t make you gross. But you can’t make anyone think more of you, or treat you the way you deserve to be treated, until you think more of you, and treat yourself with the respect you hope for from other people.

  136. The tip of joining online support groups of like-minded people is really a unique tip, which I didn’t thought of and didn’t found anywhere else. Great informative resource for weight management.

  137. I agree with David, on top of all the great things you mentioned above get a good set or two of measuring cups and a good digital scale. Part of the reason we are all overweight at Americans is because we don’t know proper portion sizes.

  138. I just wanted to correct you on something that you said in this. “muscle weighs more than fat” I hear this all of the time and I don’t see how you figure that muscle can weigh more than fat. A pound of muscle and a pound of fat are both a pound?

  139. Hello, This is Mary

    I am 36 years old with 2 toddlers. My youngest just started day care last week- which still feels a little strange. I haven’t had this much time to myself in years. First thing I want to do is lose the extra pounds I put on during the last pregnancy. One of the girls next door has suggested I join her walking group two days a week. After my first pregnancy I lost around 35 pounds using the Herbalife products, but when I called the man that sold them to me three years ago he told me this week he doesn’t sell them anymore. He told me to look on the internet. It’s disappointing because he was really nice and he called me regularly to make sure I was using their products correctly. It was nice to have someone checking in with me every week to see how I was and it kept me motivated.

    I searched on the internet for someone that sells Herbalife in New Jersey. I found many websites but I don’t want
    just to buy the products, I want to find someone trustworthy that sells the products so I can also meet them and get started again.

    Could anybody here recommend someone in New Brunswick?.

    Thanks, Mary

  140. Hello, This is Mary

    I am 36 years old with 2 toddlers. My youngest just started day care last week- which still feels a little strange. I haven’t had this much time to myself in years. First thing I want to do is lose the extra pounds I put on during the last pregnancy. One of the girls next door has suggested I join her walking group two days a week. After my first pregnancy I lost around 35 pounds using the Herbalife products, but when I called the man that sold them to me three years ago he told me this week he doesn’t sell them anymore. He told me to look on the internet. It’s disappointing because he was really nice and he called me regularly to make sure I was using their products correctly. It was nice to have someone checking in with me every week to see how I was and it kept me motivated.

    I searched on the internet for someone that sells Herbalife in New Jersey. I found many websites but I don’t want
    just to buy the products, I want to find someone trustworthy that sells the products so I can also meet them and get started again.

    Could anybody here recommend someone in New Brunswick?

    Thanks, Mary

  141. These are the best tips I’ve ever read. I hope it’s ok to put a link from my site to these tips. BTW, loved the Airplane Safety too – great family entertainment. 😀
    Best of luck

  142. Hi. i really don’t have much to say. I’m just glad i read this. Oh yeah…I’m GUESSING that this may be a od article, but i watched a doc. that Omega-6 is overly consumed by americans. thats cuz of all the oil they get from having too much fries and that stuff…im not saying only Americans hve this problem. Basicly it’s anyone who normally eats deep fried things…etc. with a lot of veg. oil, and oils in general…cuz they have A LOT of Omega-6…
    anyways. im happy to have seen this page!!

  143. Excellent, excellent tips!! Thank you so much for putting this huge list of 50 weight loss tips together. The tips are amazing and they will help so much with achieving my weight loss goals (I hope).

    Shana Lee

  144. I’m 19 and I weight 210 lbs I’m 5″2 or 3 and I’m having hard times cutting out my cravings and was looking for some tips on how to lose weight at home and i have saw a health person but they didn’t help they just told me my BMI and weight me. (we don’t have a dietian in my town) . Worse I also have issues regarding Ibs diet . I have it kinda bad and I want to know what foods I can and cannot eat alongside following your beneficial ( or authority document ! ) tips ?

  145. These tips are amazing and very down-to-earth. Much of it seemed like common sense, but, it was brilliant to hear it from someone who has been through it all.
    Thanks for taking the time to share this great advice with the world!

  146. I was once one of those girls that starved myself to lose ten or fifteen pounds to “start” a diet. I have stopped this practice after passing out at work one afternoon and once again in front of my new boyfriend. He was so worried that he called in for work that day.
    I have tried several diets and read more than a few books. Recalling the last book I read, 99% of the same information was included in this website-for free!
    My boyfriend actually tells me that I don’t need to lose weight and that I am perfect the way I am…but that makes me want to lose weight even more so.
    So, I want to kick this off correctly!

    Everybody, wish me luck!

    -Soon To Be Needed

  147. I lost over 70 lbs by myself, and after all the research I did, different things tried, this guy summed it all up. Ive kept myself fit for 2 years now. This is ALL anyone needs to know. In fact, Ive helped 2 other people do what I did, and it works. This is it for you

  148. Chris,

    Right-on with all the common sense. I’m totally with you on thinking long-term and tweaking your lifestyle, rather than going on a “diet.”

    Last year I realized that I had gained 30 pounds since college and I didn’t like it one bit. However, I didn’t want to mess up my health by trying to go on a diet that I knew wouldn’t work. The one resource I found immensely helpful was the “Fat Burning Furnace” by Zero to Hero Fitness. It’s pretty rare that an online book publisher treats you with respect, but these guys do. The give you all the details on how each food affects your body, and plenty of other extras.

    Long story short, I got rid of those 30 lbs, and now I’m building up some muscle with their (real easy) workout plan. If you want the whole story, just click on my name to read my blog.


  149. Nice post. I love the “Join an online support group” part. I usually found myself unmotivated because I can’t see my progress. I can’t buy any propriatery software, so I decided to use workout journal and fitness weight loss progress tracking. But it doesn’t quite work also, I wonder why :mrgreen: I guess there is no Magic Pill that will help you lose weight fast and keep it off. I think I should find an accountability buddy.

  150. I’m trying to lose weight too! I’m 5 feet 6 inches and 165 lbs about 1 week ago. Now, I’m at 162 lbs!! I’m so happy =) I hope I can get to 133 lbs (that’s my ideal weight when I calculated it) before this May. If I can still maintain losing 3 lbs a week, that’ll be pretty awesome!! ^_^

    I’m actually doing the stuff that you listed here before even coming here to read them – I guess I’ve made the right choice.

    Also, I include in my program the Alli diet program (the new FDA approved) that helps to block fat. I’m trying to lose fat AND gain muscles!! Hehe..

    Good luck to everyone!!

  151. Hi, I stumbled accross this site, and I know everything there is to know about dieting, but I love to read what other people have to say, and get extra inspiration, etc..
    Basically, count calories, fat, salt and sugar, and burn more than you eat.
    Sounds simple, but it takes practice and determination.
    It’s not easy.

  152. Thanks so much for this handy list. I have lost 6 pounds in 3 weeks and my pants are all fitting better. I was 169, I’m 5′ 7″. Now, I’m around 163, and want to go to 150 where I’ll be happier.

    I used to watch my neighbor, across the street, every day when she went for her jog and felt jealous. Now, I get up when she does and do my aerobic workout until she comes back, around 30 minutes. Then, when I come home, I can do a quick 20 minute taped workout while dinner is cooking for the kids.

    My husband just got diagnosed with Diabetes and is on a strict diet (no pasta, no sugar), so we had to start “cooking for Daddy.” Now, I gave up white bread, and seriously don’t miss it at all. My husband is below his weight when we met 30 years ago, I can’t let him look better than I do!

    I feel better, look better, but don’t like to get on the scale more than once a week. Thanks to your tips, I can get on the scale now knowing my weight will fluctuate and that is okay.

    Best to everyone trying to lose a few pounds. Be healthy and happy.

  153. Sometimes for me its more about the continual struggle “Why do I struggle to change when everyone around me does it so easily?” “Why is it so hard for me to stick with my workouts and so simple for others?” “Why can’t I make changes like everyone else?” Those thoughts and others just like them strike to the heart of a myth that keeps so many of us from enjoying the health they desire. The reality is that change in any form involves short-term setbacks and struggles.

    So I am setting up my blog in order to be accountable to all you guys and keep the change happening so am living by the following quotes … “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” Napolean Hill. But by far my favourite quote and what I now live my life by is the following from Mike Littman ” You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going!”

  154. Hi! I have been struggling with weight loss for so long. I am not overweight at all, but I just cannot get my last 10 pounds off…… for 10 years. I think you pointed out my main problem. I “diet”, lose my 10lbs, I go back to normal, and gain it again. I need to make a lifestyle change. However, my upper body is thin and I have abs, but I hate my legs and all of my weight goes to my thighs and butt. I hate wearing bikinis! I accept my body type for what it is, but is there ANY way to EVER like my legs without becoming blind? Thanks for all your help in advance, and I would love for you to turn this into an e-book!

  155. I’ve gotta print this and place it somewhere that I can always see it. Give us some tips on staying focused and motivated. Sometimes its like its not the knowing or not knowing what to do that’s the problem but the taking action (constantly) that keeps us from changing things.
    Thank You.

  156. Hello, Mr. Chris, you might not know me but the thing is I got a short additional to these wonderful tips that you got here on weight loss and please allow me to have it in my signature… It’s on chocolates and buying for those who are on a diet but are still craving and want to ease that craving.

    i may not be right but at least you can look into this one.

    Since most diets would only include a good diet to loose weight but since it is also a fact that most people who are on a diet are those who are also people with sweet tooth, then I suggest that in buying chocolates, you buy the cheapest ones. I tell, you it helps.

  157. If you’re like most people, you would love to lose some weight or excess body fat, but for whatever reason it hasn’t been that easy. Most people have tried one fad diet after another only to find that even if they lose some weight, their results don’t last very long. The fact is that obesity is becoming a worldwide epidemic. What if there really was a solution? A simple place to start that would work for just about anyone. A solution that has been on our planet since the beginning of time. X2O helped Robin lose over 100 pounds. X2O supports your weight loss efforts in 3 ways… 1. X2O helps to hydrate your body at the cellular level. Think about it. You’ve probably never seen a weight loss system or diet program that didn’t recommend that you drink more water. Why? Because your body needs to be properly hydrated in order for you to be successful in your weight loss goals. The problem is that most tap water and bottled water is not effective for optimal hydration. But, when you add just one sachet of X2O to that water, it provides improved hydration by allowing the water to be more easily absorbed by your body. In addition, X2O delivers vital electrolytes into your water that improve your overall hydration at the cellular level. X2O helped Mitch lose over 50 pounds. 2. X2O provides ionic trace minerals which support healthy weight management. Ensuring that your body gets the optimal level of minerals it needs is a vital component to not only being healthy but also to optimize your weight loss goals. This is because minerals play a key role in important bodily functions that relate to your metabolism. Minerals have a direct effect on appetite control, blood sugar balance, food cravings, adrenal and thyroid hormone functions, and the use of fat for energy in your body. X2O sachets contain an all-natural mineral complex that releases beneficial trace minerals into the water which can be easily absorbed and used to support your body’s metabolic functions. 3. X2O gives your water a healthy alkaline boost which helps burn fat. If you want to shed excess body fat with less effort it is important to maintain a healthy pH balance in the body. This is the “hidden secret” to continual fat loss that keeps most people from getting the results they desire. Unfortunately, most of the foods and beverages we consume on a daily basis cause our bodies to become acidic. And the more acidic we are, the more likely we are to store fat. But, with just one sachet of X2O, you can transform your water into a highly alkaline beverage that helps to neutralize acid in your body and trigger the release of excess fat. Mel Kennon

  158. I especially like your video game tip.

    we often recommended playing video games on the Wii.

    Dance Dance Revolution (dancing game) for playstation and Xbox is also fantastic for buring calories.

  159. Personally I maintain my weight by making sure that I alway walk for at least 3 km a day and I drink a lot of water in the morning and my typical breakfast is 2 apples bananas

  160. Gee thanks mann i really hope this tips help me lose weight im 17 years old and im really over weight i guess if i commit to this it will help!…it this helps im going to love you FOREVER! 😀 haha thanks dude!

  161. well i am 11 years old and i weigh in the 80s and i tried these things they didnt work so fu

  162. ahh the adventure to wieght loss!
    im 15 years old and 5’8 and wiegh 168!
    i play lacrosse so the running really helps!
    you advice is working amazinggg!
    i was a fellow low carber but i really love cheezits….
    so this calorie thing is stellarrr.
    thanks soo mych

  163. I’m 12 years old and I weigh more than my mom durring coledge. I exersize and I play at least 5 sports, soccer basketball tennis horseback ridding and lacross so I don’t know why i can’t lose weight.by the way my twin sister weighs a whole 30 pounds less than me. ANY HELP HERE! please write me, with any advise or if you justwant to talk. p.s. my space bar is broken.

  164. I find that making a diary really helps with losing weight. It really keeps me on top of my diet and if I find that I have been naughty I can notice a pattern and stop the pattern

  165. I think the “trick”, if their actually is one…IS ALL about BALANCE. Balance food intake, balance wokouts..simple.
    Where it sometimes gets complicated is ..especially for us women..we also get BUSY..and it’s very easy to skip meals and/or eat unhealthy on the run.
    Which is not very good for our bodies.
    However , as much as possible we should try to plan the week in advance (atleast it helps me)..that way I know if I have youth group, Scouts, and whatever else life throws my way.
    We also have to take in to considertion that genetics does play a part.

  166. I like your comment: “it’s easier to correct yourself at 5lbs than it is at 50lbs. ”

    So true. If you gain 5 pounds, don’t let it turn into another 5, then another, and on and on.

    Put on the brakes and STOP the weight gain.

    Keep yourself on track and ZIP off any extra pounds.

  167. Your ideas and story are more relevant than a lot of fat loss ebooks I get to review each day. This is no frill, free, very high quality information and anyone reading this should note it down carefully.

  168. Wow, so many comments!

    You put a lot of information in this article. Anyone that will following this advice will definitely loss weight. One point I really agree with is ‘zone out’. If I can ‘zone out’, I don’t think about eating, and I can stay within my daily food need. Not eating the extra calories, fats, sugars, etc, will at the very least maintain the weight, if not help loss weight.
    Congrats on the weight loss!

  169. hey im coryanne. im 12 years old. i lost 5 pounds and i didnt even wanna loose weight! thanks so much !

  170. I think this was great. Reading this has made me determined to accomplish my weight goal. I have basically memorized all the tips, and I think I will do great. Thank you so much!!

  171. My parents both are on the Weight Watchers diet and both have lost a fair amount of weight. So have my best friends parents, so I think if you have the stamina and determination, you can lose weight through that kind of diet…

  172. Well done, sir. Fantastic website. Hasta la pasta made me laugh out loud, haha. I’m sure this page has, and will continue, to help many people in the best of ways.

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  174. Wow, thanks for all of those tips. Thankyou for taking the time to produce such a well detailed in depth list of all the things people trying to lose weight should keep in mind. There were a lot of pointers there I had not even thought of! 30 lbs in 3 months is pheonomenal! It is so great to hear of people achieving such weight loss, it is a motivation to everyone!
    I found great success with my own personal weight loss when I started implementing the ‘Fat Burning Furnace’ system. You will not be dissapointed if you try this system. I have reviewed it here: Fast Fat Loss Product Reviews


  175. Great information and I will bookmark this site for any update. If I make add the following tips:

    * You should eat at least 1200 calories per day. If you eat less than 1200 calories per day this slows down your metabolism, because your will body think there is a famine and wants to hold on to calories and this will actually prevent you from losing weight.
    * Aim to lose no more than two pounds a week. This means no crash dieting, just sensible eating and plenty of calorie burning exercise.
    * Keep a food journal to make sure that you are truly eating a sensible diet and not over eating or over snacking. Food tracking has been proven to help folks lose weight.
    * You need to burn 3,500 calories to lose a pound of body fat. To lose a pound a week, you should have a daily calorie deficit of 500 calories. You can create a calorie deficit by eating less, by exercising more, or both. It is best to have a mixture of both.
    * You should focus on losing fat not lean muscle. Since muscles not only keep you strong, they also burn considerably more calories, pound for pound, than fat. Be sure to add strength training to your exercise plan.

  176. This are the best 50 tips for weight loss I have found. No wonder they are the first when you search in Google. At home I have pasted in the refrigerator a sheet with the 3 combined foods you have to eat and that helped a lot since I used to weight 206 pounds, Now I weight 189 pounds without exercise. Also, eating 100 calory cornflakes for dinner, it helps me maintain my weight.

  177. Losing weight is tough, and this article is a thorough breakdown of what it is and what it isn’t. I especially like the difference between women and men blurb.

    It makes a big difference when coming from someone who’s actually been through it. Thanks again.



  179. Tip number 45 is a very good one. Water is essential for your health and can actually help you to lose weight. The body starts to store water in the tissues and cells if it thinks there is going to be a shortage. You should be drinking about 2 litres of water a day and more in the hot weather. Water also fills you up and can stop hunger pangs.

  180. This makes for a brilliant read, couldnt get enough. Even though I know most of it, its good just to get a refresh. Brilliant angle, and I agreed with everything. I’m on my way to achieving my goals, and I’m satisfied. My friend wants to join in, she set a date for next week Tuesday, but she is on the typical “last supper syndrom”, eating mcdonalds, pizza’s and everything before she embarks on her new life style. what people forget is that you can have anything, if you incorporate it within your calorie limit, and choose the healthier version. all you need is a little creativity.

  181. Wow, that is very comprehensive articles..thanks for great tips. I could use some of your tip. Walk is the most effective way to lose extra pounds..walk after dinner 30 min to 1 hour everyday..you can feel difference in a week.

  182. Thanks for these great tips. So many of them are common sense but it seems like we need the simple things stated more so than the complicated things. I love that you stress the paradigm or life style switch in your blog. It’s true–as Einstein said you cannot solve a problem using the same thinking that created it in the first place. Or something like that. Thanks again.


  183. Ok I got some tips from my doctor… if you feel like you have to eat something chew on ice. You’ll realize you may not even be hungry. And try not to eat before going to sleep. Eat a few hours previous to that. Otherwise you’re not really working off the calories and your body stores them. Both work very well I managed to lose about 30 pounds in almost 3 months not even. So give it a try.

  184. Dear Bloggers:

    Here is how I got in the best amerishape of my life!

    Read on weight loss warriors…..Here is a valuable tip for all……The best way to lose weight, tone up, and help lower your blood cholesterol level is to eat less saturated fat,carbs,and begin to control your current weight with walking or do another physical activity for at least 30 minutes each day. This plan is based on these simple “amerishape” steps and amerishape.com has taken the guess work out of figuring this out on your own.

    Use up at least as many calories as you take in.
    Be physically active.
    Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week, if not all.
    Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods.
    Eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits.
    Choose whole-grain, high-fiber foods.
    Eat fish at least twice a week.
    Eat less of the nutrient-poor foods.
    Limit how much saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol you eat.
    Choose lean meats and poultry without skin and prepare them without added saturated and trans fat.
    Select fat-free, 1 percent fat and low-fat dairy products.
    Cut back on foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat in your diet.
    Cut back on foods high in dietary cholesterol.
    Cut back on beverages and foods with added sugars.
    Choose and prepare foods with little or no salt.
    If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation.
    Follow the American Heart Association and amerishape.com recommendations when you eat out.
    Read the nutrition facts label and ingredients list.

    Avoid use of and exposure to tobacco products.

    Anita Gross

  185. Great guide, it is esepcially important that you remember that everyone is an individual and while heading the advice of people in the field is recommended you cannot expect to see your body react exactly like your best friend or mum.

  186. #34…sleep. How important is that! This is a great list. I’ve printed it and will try to review it every couple weeks to see what I’m overlooking. Thanks for this.

  187. I decided to start exercising 3 times a week 2 months ago (became 5 times a week after a month). I would go to the gym, hop on a tred mil and run as long as I could and then leave. My first time I went to the gym I only ran .6 miles. I felt very discouraged. But slowly I was able to increase my distance, and now I can easily run 2.5 miles without stopping. My goal was to lose 20 pounds in 4 months because that woud be a little over a pound a week. I have lost 22 pounds in 2 months. As a result of exercising, I feel my stamina has increased, and my self-esteem has increased.
    I only changed my eating habits a little bit. Instead of eating frechfries basically every day with my lunch I grab either an apple or banana. I also went cold turkey on drinking Pepsi.

    I guess my tip for anyone willing to read is that if you start exercising, don’t let your first couple workouts discourage you from continuing to workout.

    I have seen someone go to the gym once, ran on the trend mil for 5 minutes. He then looked around as though looking for people making fun of him for getting tired so quickly scurried out of the door and never returned. Don’t let this somebody be you.

    I only now have just read these tips and I am looking forward to seeing if I can implament more of them into my lifestyle.

  188. Very nice article, however you missed one of the biggies in my opinion. If you want to lose weight, you need to cleanse yourself, and the papaya is a fruit that is quite good at cleaning out your digestive system rather quickly and rather well. I ate a papaya each morning for 30 days and lost 15 lbs. This was in China mind you, where a nice large local papaya is a mere dollar, but some of the papayas available in the US and Canada are quite good, just a little expensive, especially in the winter.
    Papaya each morning for breakfast combined with minimal exercise such as a 20 minute job, and a little bit of will power over junk food will see you lose some pounds.

  189. Why Low Fat Diets Simply Do NOT Work:
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    Losing your love handles does in fact require food-a lot of food! Wholesome, nutritious, glorious food! And what if I told you that you actually need fat? Losing 10 pounds in 2 weeks is possible but must be accomplished with long term effects in mind and not just a diet spike/drop/gain…

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  190. Great tips man. The whole muscle weight thing was so true for me. Over 3 months I only lost 20lbs but I lost over 24 inches due to muscle gain

  191. Hey, this helps so much, I was seriously considering going bulimic until I read this article. You’ve opened my eyes and made me realize that I can accomplish what I thought only making myself puke could accomplish. Thanks a million!

  192. I have struggled with my weight for years and I finally had had enough. I was 300lbs and diabetic with no where to turn. I came across an ad about this woman who was a nutritionist and personal trainer. She is a godsend and has changed my life forever. I have lost 120lbs so far and I have a new life!! Please check her site out if you want to lose weight for good.
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  193. Wow, Chris. I had no idea you ever had a weight problem.

    Your article is very helpful, and makes lots of sense to me.

    I’ll likely check out FatBlasters tomorrow.

    In the meantime, I plan on making more healthy decisions in my grocery shopping.

    I already have a new self-image in mind.

    Back in 1980, I started using the Royal Canadian Air Force Physical Fitness program.

    Soon I graduated to lifting weights, then joined the YMCA.

    I was quickly down to 165 pounds. I want to be there again.

    I weigh around 330 pounds now.

    I have a lot of work to do.

  194. These tips are a fantastic summary on what really helps to lose weight. Thanks for putting them all together on a page! I will print them out now so I have them handy all the time to remind me when necessary…:)

  195. I have lost 26 lbs. in 21 days. I came across this by accident. I have been 20-30 lbs over weight for the last 19 years. I am in my 40’s
    so I do not lose weight like I used to. Anyway, I have done different diets & cleanses lost weight & gained it back. Sometimes slowly
    sometimes rather quickly. What took it off this time & is keeping it off is a pill intended for 72 hour kits & emergency kits.
    It is called lifecaps. I was building my Bug out Bag or some called a big 72 hour kit & I heard of these pills that have all the
    vitamins minerals to sustain life including iodine. I bought 25 bottles & then got a coupon code & bought 75 more bottles for
    friends & family.
    How I lost the weight was when i recieved the first bottles I ordered, I was just curious what they were like & I heard of a
    guy that went 30 days on lifecaps & water, all the time he was checked by a doctor, had his blood & sugar levels checked etc.
    So I thought I would try it for a day & after that day decided to go 72 hours on these pills & water.
    I really did not get hungry because all the nutrients were there, I did miss my diet cokes. I did a pill 3 times a day for three days
    & drank about 6-10 glasses of water a day. I lost 7 pounds & felt great. I waited a week & did three days again. Lost 10 pounds.
    Now all I do is just have lifecaps & water for one meal a day, 5-7 days a week, it is easy & the weight is staying off & I still lose
    2-4 pounds a week not trying.
    I love these pills & I am glad I came across them for my emergency kits.
    I know they are not used for weightloss but they are healthy, no caffiene or any stimulants.
    I will get into the same pant size I was in high school in a few months without even trying.

  196. All the tips are really helpful and useful to every body who want to lose weight with better ways

  197. I agree, they are very helpful… actually to tell you the truth, im quite surprised that im doing the tips that im reading in this blog
    i really wanted to avoid my big belly, so im trying to do some of the tips around here, and it’s very helpful, thanks for sharing with us such a reliable information about weight loss.

  198. A great load of tips, thanks. I especially agree about number 6 (reading the labels) There are many times I have assumed that something is low in calories only to see half way through eating it that it isn’t . I always try to remember to check now 🙂

  199. hey man, you had my full attention throughout the 50 steps. I didnt take one break and thats rare for me and my reading style. I really appretiate you taking you’re time to do you’re best to help people out and it really helps that you’re not trying to sell some phony bullshit money grabbing device or tecnique. stay cool my brother and best luck to you and everyone else whose watching they’re weight.

    sincerly, scott douglas

  200. I have the core of weight loss programs. By the way, it is good tips for everyone. 🙂

  201. Quite an impressive list.

    I was especially happy to see you include SLEEP on your list. This is a vital aspect to weight loss that most people take for granted. The body needs proper rest to grow and process your metabolism.

    So many people can do so many little things to help live a healthier lifestyle. Sleep is certainly one of them.

  202. hey Chris

    interesting article. It is longer than usual i think, but definitely worth it. it is both informative and motivating at the same time. Thanks

  203. i have managed to loose over 40 pounds in three summer months.
    How, well just by jogging outside in the summer heat.
    I did this ever night just before going to bed (10pm or 11pm). And i would make it a point to jog for 3 miles every day come what may.

  204. thank you for this. these tips were just what i was looking for. i need to change my life. i want to be healthy, and most of all i want to do this for myself. this may have just been the wake up call i needed.

  205. You got it right smack at #1. Dietary Control and Exercise.

    #2 & #3. Very important. Majority of people nowadays like to be entertained. And we end up having a sedentary lifestyle.

    Support groups play a role in making sure we get accountable with what we want to accomplish. More often I see a lot of people gave up right away after seeing no results in a week.

  206. Oh Yeah! What good advice, Mr. Chris. All considered, I think everybody prefers healthy eating / drinking / exercise choices. I would rather have a flavored sparkling water over a propel anyday, and I’d rather have a propel than a Dr. Pepper.
    This is a great list to keep in mind.

  207. I Realy like how all this was put together. Thanks For not being rediculous like others usually are, and not expecting money from this.
    Your a great hearted person.
    May god Be with You.

    ps.-YOGA is a great way to mantain and controle yourself as well =]

    Tracy Jones

  208. I just experienced some very unexpected weight loss. We just got back from a weeks vacation in Florida at the beach. I worked my but off for weeks trying to get to where I would’nt be totally embarased to wear a bathing suit and never lost a pound, in the last 4 weeks.
    This morning after a week of vacation and no trips to the gym for 10 days I decided my work clothes felt a little loose, so I got on the scale…I lost 5 pounds while on vacation? The opposite of what should happen.
    The only thing I can figure ( and believe me I’m going to analyze this mystery) is what I was eating. I had little tiny snacks all day long and only 1 sit down dinner in a restaurant since we had a kitchen in our condo. We completely skipped the traditional 3 sit down meals of the day. We didn’t do it on purpose, it just happened with my husband and I and my 2 girls running in and out to the pool and beach all day. I also drank a ton of water since it was like 100 degrees all week in south Florida. I think that sometimes we make too big of a deal out of the gym. I am really starting to believe that the running around that we do and what and when we eat is more important than stressing about making it to the gym. Besides isn’t stress suposed to cause weight gain. What do you think?

  209. Tip/advice~ do 20 squats per hour during the day, do that for a month. Just doing that, i lost 16 pounds and 3 ounces!! Wow! I promise, it worked for my sisters too!!

  210. Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for posting this. Really nice read just to give you some basic guidelines, really helpful for me, thanks!

  211. Where is your before and after photo Chris! let’s see it!
    show it off, you did 30lbs…
    let’s see it, we wont laugh!

  212. Nice list – but what I found harder is to create a list of 10 good reasons to lose weight, I came up with 8 so far which contain some really important reasons such as health and fitness, but I thought I would easily be able to find 10 reasons.

  213. Thanks so much for your 50 tips for weight loss. I’ve been trying to lose weight over the summer. During the first four weeks, I lost about 5 pounds. I felt a little discouraged, but your tip about losing a pound per week makes me feel a lot better. Next, I gained back most of the weight that I lost this week. I couldn’t seem to figure out what the problem was, but after reading your blog, I realized that I had been following some of your tips previously and I had discontinued them. I feel like I’m back on the right track now.

  214. I have just started on a plan to lose weight and will try to incorporate some of your tips as they appear to make a whole lot of sense. Hope they work for me. My goal: lose 15 pounds (fingers crossed!!)

  215. One of all the advantage in giving the blood is the the body need 700 Cal to recover the blood given (this is what you would burn in about 2 hours of medium training)

  216. Ok I love your list. I have been concerned about my weight for the past few years and I always wanted to know what I can do to change that and after reading your blog I have finally ‘seen the light,’ so to speak. lol I realized that my carbonated drinking habit is through the roof. I realize that it is my main problem here. I’m not going to deny it I love Dr. Pepper. So I’m going to start small in a way. I’m already in Tae Kwon Do classes so I have a workout so I’m going to try and limit my soda to maybe one a week and maybe even cut down on my food intake as well (not starve myself but eat a lil less XD) and see where that gets me. Of course I’ll be considering all of your other advise but I’ll try to start gradually. XD

  217. This is really a very helpful tips loads with information. It will be extremely helpful for high determine guy to follow the tips. I wonder would you care to write a shorter tips for people that unable to focus on so much points. As some beginners, are not expert and they might need a clear indication on just a few most important tips to get going. Two verison will cater for the different groups.

    Really enjoy reading your post. Certainly will pop by in future. Happy blogging!

  218. Chris I’m a fellow geek like yourself (not as nearly popular). I work for a Government Agency, and pretty much sit all day long. One day I got tired of being 235 pounds. Actually it was one week before Thanksgiving of 2008. What a great time to start a diet I thought… lol…
    But my reason was if I could make it past the Holidays I might actually be able to loose alot of weight. It was up to my control over my will power. I made it through Thanksgiving and Christmas loosing close to 20 pounds by New Years. In this time I worked out after work and also took on a second job in a restaurant as a waiter. I did this thinking if I stayed busy I could increase my metabolism. Boy was I right! I quit my part time job so I could concentrate on working out. By March I had lost 40 pounds. So I stopped working out because I was comfortable at that weight. But then by May I had lost an amazing 60 pounds total! I couldnt believe it. I had not worked out in the last two months but still manged to loose another 20 pounds just because I stayed with my good eating habits I had developed. Such as eating 6 times a day and really small meals, calorie shifting, and getting away from my desk as much as I could, and as I sit here in Aug my total loss is close to 70lbs. Everyone is floored! None of my friends have ever seen me this small. Even people I graduated High School with just 8 years ago almost didnt recognize me.
    I hope that people that find this post will take some of what you have said and out that with what some people have stated in the comments and set a goal and get fit!
    Take it from me I went from 235lbs a 38″ waist and XL shirts to 165lbs a 30″ waist and med shirts. I have more energy and I try to help people around the office with their goals!

    The only downside is I am blessed (yeah right) with premature balding, so I started buzzing my head so it isnt as noticeable. I didn’t realize it at the time but this made people think I was really really sick… I mean I lost close to 70 pounds in 10 months and now I have hardly any hair. I can see where they are coming from but I tire of explaining to people here in the South that just because im not big as a barn im still healthy… lol…

    Anyway sorry for the super long comment, and congrats on the weight loss and I hope you reach your goal!!!

    PS Ive (and in no way am I implying creepster status or stalkerness) followed you (as in on tv and the “interwebs” not in real life)(that would be creepster) since techtv. Im glad to see your still doing what you love! Keep up the Great Work!

  219. Hey Chris this is some real good advice. I work in IT 9 hours a day eating junk food and I also gained weight. Plus when Im home working on my website the total lack of exercise well doesn’t help either.

    Great tips, thanks!

  220. Thanks, I was 330 pounds and used your tips and in 2 months I am down to 280 pounds without any exercise, When I lose a few more pounds I am going to begin that exercise regiment you spoke about.

  221. These are awesome tips, I’m going to bookmark this 🙂 I love how they’re just straight to the point, thanks so much!

  222. You mentioned soda but don’t forget booze: beer especially! Homer Simpson had something there. Going on the wagon can do wonders.

  223. Agreed! the main thing is a life style change. Stop calling it a
    diet. Everybody is on a diet. A diet is everything that you eat.
    Eat healthy foods take in less fat exercise more. Simple.
    But I did not say it is was easy. Good simple advice.
    Universally true: will always be true. Unfortunately most people don’t want to hear it. They want an instant fix, lose all of the weight tomorrow or at least by next week.

  224. Just have to say that this is a fantastic list. I lost 80 lbs two and a half years ago and have pretty much kept it all off (5 or so fluctuating lbs), and many of these tips are the things I learned away. People constantly asked (and still ask), “So what’s your secret?” Umm… there isn’t one. It’s no secret. Watch what you eat and exercise. It works if you’re diligent, barring some sort of medical issue. Crazy diets (or just “diets” all together), beating yourself up for a bad day, taking pills – none of those are sustainable. Change your lifestyle and only indulge once in awhile, and the weight will come off. It’s hard and it takes willpower, but it works.

    Great list!

  225. HELP ME!!!!!!! im 12 years old and i way 175 pounds im way over wait need some tip that i can do im in school 8 hours a day i do homework 2 hours a day what can i do!!!!!!!!!!!

  226. I am not a very fat person. But it was like reading the articles about obesity. I also like watching people who are overweight. Tips to overcome obesity in this article is very nice and helpful. I want to spread these tips so that many people can overcome obesity itself. Thank you for the article.

  227. I think you are giving great advise,but a scale is not the way to go, because everyone has a diffrent build some are thicker than others. So what did was get an old pair of and some new ones each a size smaller. That way i didnt go by my weight but the size i want to be. Not everyone can weigh the same as others

  228. How can I lose weight while keeping my normal schedule?

    I am trying to lose Weight but I don’t have time to exercise very much. I do my schooling online, I am living with my sister therefore I have to help keep things clean, and I am working a part time job to save for college. I just need some pointers or something that could help me lose weight while keeping my schedule every day.

  229. Excellent post Chris! It truly is reassuring and I’ll definitely take these into consideration! Wish me luck 😛

  230. There are many breads and pastas that are made with refined grains like wheat and rye. But there are also many breads and pastas that are made with whole grains like brown rice, whole wheat and buckwheat. All you need to do is read the ingredients.

  231. I saw the Acai Berry Diet and Colon Cleanse on a display at Whole Foods. I always had a lot of respect for Whole Foods, so I found it encouraging when I saw a diet that they were promoting in their store.

    I really wanted to buy both products, but I was unsure if they would work for me and after having wasted a lot of money on so many different diets and weight loss products, I really didn’t want to spend the money without having the opportunity to try it first and see if it really works. Then I came across free trial programs for the Acai Berry Diet and Colon Cleanse.

    It was very easy to order and free to try! I have to say it has worked great for me, I lost nearly all the weight I gained after having children and I have tons of energy.

  232. This is some very good information but some of it may be a little wrong, Its not what you eat and calorie counting. People always think that if they eat less calories they will be better off this is wrong.

    I will tell you how just watch this short video found at this link and it will give you an indepth information on why everyone seems to be making the same mistake its facinating.


  233. The Tips are very useful to reduce the excess fat. We really need to learn proper and healthy diets due to our present way of living. Too much fat in our body is no longer good for our health.So let us help reduce them.

  234. Excellent tips – a very good site for those wishing to lose weight! I am doing many of these things myself, just out of instinct – but there are some good tips in there to help out. I was 126kg about 5 months ago, but by controlling my calorie intake (1200-1400 a day) and exercising 4 times a week (all calorie burning), I am now down to 95kg – just 2 more to go until I get my BMI to 25 (it has been up at 40 before!!!).

    Worst bit is I have had to buy new clothes twice in the last couple of months to fit my increasingly lovely-looking body! Oh – now the ladies are chasing me, not the other way around!

    I do use protein whey to make sure I have enough protein to cope with the exercise regime – worth considering if your muscles take too long to recover! (1g per kg of body weight seems to be the ideal!).

  235. ive just started doing my work outs this past week, im 335lbs and my plan is to lose at least 50 lbs in the next 5 months, these tips seem like there are sure fire ways to help me reach my goals thanks and ill keep you updated on some of my progress. long term goal is 100 lbs, im a bulky guy with mainly stomach weight, so if my goals. are reached i should have my dreams met.

    another tip that ive learned from experience, working in a cooking enviroment(server, cook) can make your goals very hard to reach, you are able to use a kitchen to your advantage for healthy eating, but to many times there is alot of temptation. i just got out of the industry after 4 years and in that time i went from 270 to 330. now i sell computers where im walking around and on my feet all day.

    so hope my advice helps some of you

  236. Hey this is the best! i can relate to every single thing on this.. i am trying to lose 23lbs… i feel so unhappy with my body…i totally agreee….i want to be happy with myself.. and until i feel sexy and leaner… i wont be! thank you and i will let you know of my progress!!!

  237. This is really good information, the thing is as Chris mentioned some of us know these basic things but need reinforcement. I once weighed 185lbs, i too like most overweight people wanted to loose weight to get back to the way i used to look before i had my son but the tought of that didn’t seem possible. I know i needed to exerxise and change my eating habits but it was easier for me to keep promising to do so rather than actually doing it. Eventually it occured to me it’s going to happen just like that if i don’t make the effort now. I joined the gym and started working out 4 days per week, i was surprised to see what a difference this made, my energy level was increasing i no longer felt as tired as i used to. I began making friends and found a workout buddy helps a lot. We motivated each other and not long after we began dieting because as chris mentioned diet and exercise goes hand in hand.
    As a result of this i lost 55lbs and kept it of for the past 21/2 yrs. My problem is, i usually follow all these tips because i know they work effectively but there are times when i stressed i need to indulge in unhealthy snacks as comfort food and put on a lb or two, then i get frustrated and try to loose it back. When i had just finished dieting when people told me maintenence is the hardest phase i used to tell them it’s the dieting part becsue for me i didn’t nothing else could have gotten harder than that but now i can say i was wrong, maintenence is.
    It is all about a lifestyle change, since i lost my weight i’ve still maintained going to the gym on a regular basis and now that i know i’ve reached a level of fitness where i can do most things it no longer became a challenge for me. I convinced a few members from my gym to do outdoor activities and now we’ve formed a club where we participate in regular marathons and walk-a-thons, aerobic burnouts, hikes etc. Unlike Chris i can’t workout at home, purchasing the equipment means i’ll use it for the first few weeks and then put it aside, that’s why i prefer going to the gym becuse i can meet people like myself who can help me and vice versa.
    After reading some of your comments i wanted to share a little bit of my experience with you. It’s all about you, you have to want it and aim for prize nothing short of that. On a serious note, do it for yourself and not because others think that’s what you should do. As mentioned above find a sport you like and stick with it, this will help more than you realise.

  238. Hey Fatloss Novice guy u said u got online shchooling, mayb get like a laptop and try to work with it on like a tredmill! it could work! mayb like a lil table ish thhing it cud be good

  239. These tips are awesome! I just started exercising this week and already lost a few pounds, very motivated to go on! I just feel better jogging every other day and eating less junk! I hope I can hold on as you did!

  240. Quite an interesting and sometimes different list. I used some of these ideas to lose 10 pounds in a week and I also incorporated a weight loss program to speed things along.

  241. Hi Chris. I love your blog, and your 50 tips are great 🙂 I appreciate your offer of adding additional tips we may have. I also talk about dietary control and exercise, changing your lifestyle a little at a time, and finding a support group. Before, after, and even “during” photos 🙂 I like your “hire a substitute teacher” portion, and reading labels is SO important. Telling family and friends and going public is hard, but important to help you succeed. Finding the exercise that works for you is SO important so you stick with it. I tell people it’s just MOVING, walking, dancing, playing with their kids or pets, etc. It doesn’t have to “kill” you. A low impact machine is a great idea, and distracting yourself with music or a video game helps a lot. You HAVE TO set realistic goals.
    I appreciate you pointing out the trans fat and fructose corn syrup issues. Not comparing yourself to others is a great thing to point out, as well as the “magic pill” issue. Vitamins and mineral supplements are essential for healthy weight loss, but like anything else moderate them, only take the daily allowance. Re: weighing yourself every day, it works for some and not others. Some get too frustrated because of the lack of results. I feel 2-3 times a week would be a good average. Fat loss and weight loss are two different things. I feel fat loss is better, you’re losing fat and weight but not muscle. A consistent routine/schedule is Very important. Thank you for mentioning sleep as I do, and eating slower, chewing, as well as several small, healthy meals a day and/or healthy snacks. Good oils and fats are very important. There’s also been studies that show that your body will get conditioned if you eat the same meals, etc. all the time, and metabolism will slow. Vary it some and keep metabolism up. Don’t beat yourself up if you fall. Learn from it and move on, or you could fail even more. Don’t deny yourself, just monitor how much you eat. Reduce portions, plate size, etc. Substitute when you can. Water, one of the Most important. It lubricates your system helping it be more efficient so you’ll burn more calories, and will help fill you up. Soda’s a difficult one, start reducing it. Raw, unrefined sugars and non-white (processed) flours, starches, breads, etc. are the best.

    Thanks again, Chris!


  242. I loved these tips, but muscle does not weigh more than fat. A pound of feathers is equal to a pound of bricks. Muscle is leaner and takes up less space.

  243. I am going give this a shot for support need to lose 20kilo ,I have been exercising and loved your tips especially the first one nice to hear the reality very inspiring well hear i go …………… day one of my weight loss journey

  244. Hey great info and an encouraging piece of writing!

    I’ve also been doing some research into some tips of yours, especially regarding the vitamins/nutrition, changing your life, and those infomercial workout systems. The thing about those is, if they do work, you lose weight a an unhealthy pace. If I remember right, the body is only supposed to lose 5 pounds per week at the most, so it is a great tip to just not get involved with those, because even if you do lose weight, most people just gain it back on those things.

    On the vitamins thing, I found that the FDA recently stated that the American diet, even if one is on organic foods and vitamin suppliments, does not have the 40-something nutrients that your body actually needs, so as a result everybody should be on suppliments.

    Then I was researching all the suppliments and found that most of them, especially multi-vitamins, are a once-a-day pill which is actually not at all helpful to the body, because the body cannot completely absorb a day’s worth of vitamins/nutrients at one time, so they should be spaced out throughout the day in smaller doses. I think it is the same basic idea of the idea that one should eat many smaller meals instead of three large meals in a day.

    Have you read much on that? I’ve actually been getting onto a new cellular system of suppliments that was designed by a Nobel Prize Loriet in Nutrition and Biochemistry that I’ve actually been having amazing results with; I am using it more for weight gain (building muscle mass) and weight maintenance since I’m a marathon runner and workout every day, but I know some people who are on their weight-loss nutrition plan who have had some amazing results, many lost 30 pounds in the first six weeks, and I’ve heard a ton of stories of losing 50-80 pounds and having kept it off for 9 years.

    It’s some pretty interesting stuff. If you’d like more info on it I’d love to talk more about it, or with anyone, just give me an email at [email protected] and we can talk more!

    Wishing you a healthy new years!

  245. SORRY to say but this website doesn’t help me at all because all fo the things listed i already now its just that even doing all of these things i just can’t get this weight off ohg and don’t get me started looking at these love handles everyday there killing my i just really have to get this weight off its a matter of life and death and that really scares me ALOT hope other people can lose weight i wish you all the best and please wish me great luck for my weight loss and some day i will be happy woth myself and heathyier plus i will be fit

    1.  One thing Chris did not address, not  many do — are you taking any prescription meds? Especially for blood pressure?  Those in particular are DESIGNED to slow down your metabolism. It’s a Catch 22 because most likely your doc will not agree to you stopping the meds. They will tell you something unrealistic like eat 1/3 cup of pasta for dinner. It’s not impossible to lose weight while on these drugs, but it is much much more of a challenge. I wish you success.

  246. Great Topic, Aside from that, there is also a site that will help you lose weight fast, you can visit howloseweightfast.info and learn on how to lose weight the easy but effective way.

  247. Great advice! Monitoring your lifestyle by eating healthy, exercise and most importantly getting good nutrients into the body will all help in weight management.

  248. Thank You this is accually the 1st website i could find with accual information how to lose weight fast and simple. in the past i lose weight by watching what i eat and doing my normal exersise i’m 14 6′ and 240 i’ll comment in 1 month following your ideas i want 6’1 and 210 thanks

  249. Losing Weight has to be the hardest thing to do, next to quitting smoking! Thank you for the very useful information and your inside tips and tricks on how to lose weight. Your insight and thoughtfulness will take people a long way.

    Keep up the good work!


  250. I’m an 18 year old cyclist wanting to lose weight. I just found myself struggling more and more on climbs and then getting dropped. Hopefully going to lose 10kg with these tips they seem pretty sensible.

  251. Awesome and extensive post. I find that making fitness a habit is a big one for me. It’s not what you do, it’s getting in the habit of doing it, even if at first it isn’t doing much. After reading this I am going to make a goal for the first 10lbs. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  252. I found your website a month ago.

    By eliminating sugar deserts and snacks completely, cutting down on carbs, counting my calories, with a 6 day a week regular moderate exercise program, I lost 10 pounds in 1 month.

    I don’t miss a meal or snack and I feel good.

    One additional suggestion I might add: I found evenings after work was the time I snacked the most. I believe my poor eating habits were related to nerves related to work. I do my exercise in the morning so I needed a mental relief in the evening. My solution was to resume some of hobbies. I read more and do projects in my woodshop in the evenings to stay away from the refrigerator.

    I read your list once a week as a reminder. I remind myself all the time that this is not a diet but a life style change.

    Thanks Chris for your help.

  253. Good Job Chris – You know after all these years I figured this out on my own and found how much I agree on all your points and advce/tips.

    We have all been told diet and excerise but I think it should be life style change, nutricional education & exercise.

    Once you finally understand this is not a diet but a life style change, like saying good-bye to cigarettes, you say good-bye to ALL the garbage you have been putting in your body.

    I have an all natural smoothie everyday with blueberries, spinach, bananas, ground fax seed, protein, mango and kefer for breakfast, vegetable juice for lunch and a sensible dinner.

  254. Hey guys! My name is Mark, I’m 15 years old and I’ve been trying to lose weight. I was 5’3 and 170 lbs at age 14!! I got tired of this and lost 15 lbs and luckily grew 2 inches (making me appear even more slimmer). I still have about 20 lbs to lose, and it’s actually getting harder because I am around people who eat so much but don’t gain a single pound… the sad part is that i sometimes think I’m one of those people 🙁

    Anyway, I want to lose those 20 lbs before sophomore year and I hope having summer vacation and being able to go outside in the hot sun and play sports and workout will help. I WILL come back in a few months PROMISE and let you guys know how it’s been going.

    If you’re reading this and want to know the “secret” to losing weight, well there is no secret, but let me give you a few tips to get you started 😀
    1: Try to replace some drinks with water
    2: Start small ; make small changes every and any chance you can
    3: Reward yourself for your accomplishments (For me, this is having a Subway BLT for dinner every Friday)
    4: Take your workouts outside. Time actually feels like it goes by faster when you’re outside, so many things to keep your minds busy.
    5: Do some strength training
    6: 2 servings of veggies and 3 servings of fruits
    7: Try some High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Start with 5mins, then 10mins after a month and so on
    8: Have some motivation (mine is looking good for my family beach trip in August!)

    These small changes could give you great results in the long run!

  255. I am a dancer and i weigh 116. i want to lose 6 pounds but i feel like no matter how healthy i am the 6 pounds wont go!!!!

  256. Thanks a whole bunch for the tips! They really helped me out. I lost 25 pounds in 2 months! I feel good when going to the beach now! I especially liked the video games while execsising tip. I wouldn’t have made it through without that!

  257. You need to do way more research on whole wheats and grains. I am in the medical field. Did you know that these products are the largest cause of bloating and gas? These products were only consumed years ago by livestock who have 4 stomach in order to digest it properly. It is called roughage as that is exactly what it is. Sure it makes you stay regular as it is aggressively pushing its way through your GI and sometimes damaging it along the way and because it is harder to digest it is a “slow carb” true, but while sitting there digesting it creates gases and then in turn bloating. While for diabetics white breads are not good, neither is any carb really. You also need to consider people with Celiac, IBS, Colitis who cannot and should not consume whole grain products and it disturbs the villae of the GI tract and in turn causes griel. Please do each white breads, but do read the label, if it indicates added wheat gluten that is the culprit that adds the extra weight and causes extra release of insulin as it is in fact glue!! As with anything eat within reason when it comes to carbs. Remember even the early day people ground there wheats to a find flour and the only thing they ate in the raw was rice!

  258. Chris Pirillo you are fantastic. Your weight loss tips have really kept me stong!!

    You are a weight loss legend

    Jamie x

  259. For me…it was about drinking LOTS of water. I actually didnt start losing my extra pounds until i upped my intake. Mostly my fluids were coming from soda’s which are seriously bad for you.

    P.S if you want some extra help google actaslim as I took that for around 2 months and lost nearly 20 pounds along with exercise.

  260. Well my trick was, cut down my intake of greasy food, drink loadsa water and use weight loss boosting patches. I used Innov Patch that I bought online, on their website. weight-loss-phytolabel.co.uk

  261. An excellent comprehensive blog. I love your reference to falling by the wayside as a train wreck in Tip 43, because we all go through it at some stage. The best thing is not to feel guilty. Simply pick-up from where you left off and start again.

  262. great blog, i think cutting down the processed food & increasing physical activity levels helps a lot.

  263. Greetings Chris,
    What you say in your 50 tips makes a lot of sense. I am determined to lose 2 to 3 stones. Recently I took my disabled wife on a weeks holiday. She does not have a large apetite. We ate out a lot.Not junk food, as we hate it. ( well sometimes a little KFC!) She could not eat all of her meals, so, like new young mums, I felt obliged not to waste the food. I came back after one week, NINE KILOS ( 22.5 lbs.!) heavier. I am a fit six foot tall Table Tennis Coach and player. I am now starting a training regime to get down to 12 stone. That’s about 168 pounds in your money. I am currently 15 stone ( 210 lbs.)
    Not large by American standards maybe, but it is slowing me down. We usually eat a very varied and healthy fibre filled diet. I just have to force myself to cut out the TV comfort snacks, like chocky bars and biscuits. A glass of water used to fill the gap.
    Regards and thanks for the tips.

  264. I like the playing video games during workout tip! I never would of thought of doing that! Genius!


  265. Chris this is some of your best stuff! Most of us are just too plain lazy to try to loose any of the weight, but i think that a person must find something out of these tips that they can use to help them loose weight.

  266. I think Chris Pirillo has done a great job by posting this stuff about weight loss. I also lost about 20lbs till now. Actually I had started 2 years ago over about a 3-4 month period. Another thing to note is that bubbly drinks can be directly correlated to cellulite. I let my sodas go flat before drinkning them – too much carbonation upsets my stomach anyhow.

  267. Wow, this is a lot of knowledge in one piece. Calories, sugar, sleep… Full 50 tips. Very useful knowledge. I will have to check back in here and print it out or write it down.

  268. hi, my name is amber. I am currently overweight. I have tried many different weight loss plans and they all have failed on me. I fill as though i have givven up on myself. I want to loose the weight, but i dont want to do all the work. I am going to try this. I hope it works

  269. Hey guys! I’m back and lighter!! It’s been a few months since i last posted. I’ve lost over 10 more pounds since then. Yeah, not too much, but i’ve taken a break and have maintained my weight for a few months now. I plan on going back to healthy eating + exercise in the fall. and hope to lose another 10-15 pounds. But for now, i’m just gonna chill. 😛 IDK why people say that maintaining weight is harder than losing it, i find that losing it is much harder because you have to be more strict with your diet and eating, but i guess that depends on your environment and what you have to put up with. But just to make sure i don’t gain any unwanted pounds, which i haven’t up to date, i plan on joining some sports in school to stay active and lifting heavier weights to gain more muscle.
    Just to recap: i’m 15 years olds, 145 lbs, and 5’51/2″ so i’m still a little overweight which is why i still plan on losing.
    Um.. i’m running out of things to say so i’ll just end with this. Good luck on your weight loss goals and find some inspiration!
    And keep up the good work Chris Pirillo! 🙂

  270. Hi Chris, Really good tips. You are spot on about the craving business. I’m addicted to chocolate, so i’ve discovered that instead of buying chocolate bars i buy either chocolate covered espresso beans or chocolate covered almonds. The trick is though that I buy them at the bulk food section and I only buy 6 or 8 at a time. Then these have to last either 3 days if I get 6 or 4 days if I get 8. That way I get my chocolate but I don’t down a whole bar. Even though i’ve been a runner for years I still battle weight gain. I can easily put on 10 pounds if I get lazy or go on vacation. Thanks.

  271. I wish everyone would stop saying muscle weighs more than fat. It DOESN’T, it simply takes up less space than fat because its more compact than fat. one pound is one pound, no matter in what form

    1. Thanks, that’s good to know. Did you like any of the other wonderful 49 helpful hints???

    2. The point is that a cubic inch of fat weighs less than a cubic inch of muscle, therfore, muscle DOES weigh more than fat. I know this is an old post but can’t leave that remark just hanging.

      1. Actually muscle is more DENSE than fat so it has more mass not weight.
        Weight is determined by gravitational pull on the body which has a slight variance depending where you are on the planet.  Just sayin.  
        Either way, muscle requires more calories to maintain which burns up the stored fat as long as your caloric intake is in line for your weight goal

    3. I bet all your friends love your annoying corrections barbara.  Yes, muscle DOES weigh more than fat.  When we say that, it is implied that it is by volume.  Sure, I guess everyone could just say “denser than” instead to appease and keep silent crazy people, but then how would we know who the crazy people are?

  272. I agree on tip no. Go public. When I was just starting to lose weight, I told my friends, It was a lot of pressure for me since they’ve been so eager to see if I can make it. I want to add that it would greatly help you to have a diet buddy in the process

  273. I completely agree with all these tips on losing weight. I am a personal trainer and I always tell my clients that they must workout and consume less calories than they burn on a daily basis to lose weight period. If you’re not successful at this it really doesn’t matter what you do inside of the gym. Congrats on losing the 30 pounds and living a healthier life.

  274. Way to go Chris an losing the 30 pounds. I recently lost 15 pounds just by cutting out fast food and getting to the gym with a personal trainer twice a week. My diet isn’t perfect but like you said avoid Ronald McDonald. That guy is evil… LOL. I had no idea a chicken sandwich and fries could be so bad until I started watching what I ate. Thanks for the great fitness blog.

  275. I can tell you that I have lost 16 pounds in just under two week W/ ZIJA XM3. It’s made with Moringa and 100% natural. I have never been able to get this little bit of extra weight of before, no matter what I did. A lot of people are having success just like myself. It could be something you might want to look into. The Zija drinks also give you over 90 nutrients that is absorbable by the body, which you need to lose weight. Russ Bianchi is the formulator, he also formulated Kashi cereals and 21 of the energy bars on the market…

  276. Excellent, you describe everything compressively I like your point “Know your daily calorie limit” i want to loss weight but did not think before about this point, I can say know i am counting.

  277. i am also a personal trainer and you print these 50 tips out and place them on your fridge as its great tips and great reminder everyday and will make it alot easierr to succeed

  278. ahmm . . . i have so much fat in may lower body specially in the legs how can i loose it? im thinking about going to gym but my friends tell me that the fat will not be eliminated they are just going to be much bigger because the muscle will replace the fat . . . ahmm if this true can
    liquid(none sugar)diet+6hour in gym 3hours in threadmill 3hoursetc 6-7times a week . . is there any chance that the fat will be eliminated?? i really need a good advice . . . pls help

  279. Woot. Thanks for the great 50 tips. I doubt I can apply all of them but I think if I can apply just 10 of them.. it will change my health greatly.

  280. Most comprehensive article on the subject I’ve ever come across on the internet. You need nothing more for a successful weight loss program.

  281. Terrific info and so true. “Eat right and exercise more” are not enough, and that’s assuming that the person knows HOW to eat right and exercise. Understanding and shifting your lifestyle is the long term solution, and lifestyle is not only what you do on a daily basis, but what influences what you do. First understand WHY you do the things you do, then set about changing them.

  282. Drink water can help you lose wieght
    you don’t have to fill up like a tub, but ensure that you drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. Don’t substitute for juice. Your body should always be hydrated. Your kidneys will thank you as it can easily flush out the waste. With adequate water intake your body will be able to metabolize fat more effectively.  And if you have a glass of water 10-15 minutes prior to your meal, you will feel full once you start eating.  Another fun fact, did you know that you can lose 62 calories by drinking ice cold water?  But it’s better to drink it between meals or before meals, so that your food gets digested properly.

  283. Thanks for the wonderful tips. I might not be able to do them all but I’m definitely sure I could apply some to attain my dream on losing weight.

  284. Theres some great recipies that can be used even when dieting, theres such a combination of food in the world that it might seem like dieting from what were normally used to eating but really you can have a very varied and rich diet!

  285. thank you for the advice. i am only 17 and i weigh 182 i am 5 feet tall and i hate the way i look in my center so im ready to do something about it i have always been the bigger one in my family and i hate it im very sensitive about my weight and i hate when people say your not fat cause i know the truth and it doesnt help if i had to give advice to anyone it would be look at the charts check your weight and dont give up if you dont like shut your mouth and do something about it.

  286. Great blog. Could not have said it better myself. As a holistic health coach I help people do this on a dilay basis and everything Chris has mentioned here is pretty great…especially about making it a dietary lifestyle change and make it sustainable. One more thing to add to this pretty comprehensive list is indeed…kepp it simple. Yes…even all this, you can keep simple. And remember that half of it is mental. Your body will respond if you are mentally there. Good job! And congratualtions on your loss! =)

  287. On September 2010 I weighed 120kg. The first thing I did was change my diet. This included drinking lots of water daily as well as having 6 smaller meals throughout the day. I cut out carbs after 1:00 pm. The next thing I did was join my local gym. I start my cardio workout at 6:00 am in the morning as that is when your metabolism is at it’s peak. I basically do 60 minutes on the cross trainer where I burn 1000 calories. The beauty about doing your cardio exercises in the morning is that you will continue burning calories during the day as the calorie burn has kick started in the morning. I now weigh 100 kg.

  288. I agree with number 5. That’s great. I always visit this website chris to read more information. Keep up the good work.

  289. Thank you so much for sharing this tips. This’ll very useful for My dad and my brother as well. Please keep sharing.

  290. I think this article is very informative, and will help anyone who wants to lose weight. I have tried dieting and it was very successful. The in-between snacks are what makes us fat and keeps us fat. And reducing the normal meals to a 50%. This will show results in 1 week. I lost 10 pounds in one week :)))
    Happy weight loosing!!!!

  291. I think this is a great list for anyone who wants to pick up a few motivational tips to stick through whilst losing weight. Choosing even 5 or 8 of these ideas, so that you don’t have to remember them all, and then just sticking to them like they are your exercise/weight loss mantras might be a really good tool. I would add one more tip for this and it is based on my own experience because I was so positively affected and surprised by it is for anyone who wants to really lose weight is try rebounding – as in jumping on a mini trampoline. I purchased mine for another health purpose but it turned out to be such a boon because of the weight I started to lose from the short daily workouts that I had to.

  292. hello thank u so much 4 ur tips. its really a struggle when trying to lose weight. i have two boys n i want to do better for them. u gave me hope to do what i got to do to lose this weight u know what its like n u can relate to ppl n i think that this is awesome thx again i hope next time i write on here it’ll be to let u know how well i did n how i’m still working hard thank u

  293. I’m a ballet dancer, and as you might know, ballet dancers has to be quite thin. But how do we do it? Well, there’s several ways, but I’ve shared 5 simple ways to lose weight that won’t scare either your mother or your doctor, on my blog on ballet, Tights and Tiaras.

  294. Not sure if someone’s already put this or not, but for women your weight will fluctuate with your monthly cycle – meaning that it varies much more than it does for men, so if you are weighing yourself everyday bare that in mind.

  295. Or you could just do hcg drops and lose weight quickly and keep it off by resetting your metabolism. Check out my blog for details.

    In our culture thin is good, fat is bad. When you are fat you are supposed to hate yourself so much you want to change.== this is indeed exactly very true..people tend to judge people by how they weigh..yes, its new now sometimes, it is maybe for the looks but most of the time it is on being fat, or worst being obese…
    i have a friend who was also obese, i tried to recommend a weight management program for him and now he is on his normal weight.

  297. Good Stuff but did you know you can also loose weight through the Mediterranean diet which is a balanced and complete set of eating habits, that has proven itself to be a valid ally in losing weight in a healthy and tasty way and, according to recent studies, also in preventing several diseases of the modern society cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s. check out my blog on it for more information.

  298. If anyone finds they need something to keep track of their calorie intake, try weight watchers my aunt has lose 120 pounds on it. Its amazing!!!!!!!

  299. Great tips but you could have actually stopped with the number 1 reason and it would have been enough. Control and exercise are the two most important aspects of losing weight. Watch how many calories you eat and exercise.

  300. Hello..

    your weight is one of the key factor to being healthy and i think Eating the right foods and exercising can have a positive impact on your weight and help you to reach your weight loss goals.i am agree with you thoughts. You have described nice things about weight loss..

    Thanks for sharing..

  301. These are some excellent tips. Many of these I use with my clients on a daily basis. Weight loss is a lifestyle (and it’s not always easy). However, the benefits far outweigh the risks you have to take to lose the weight. There are numerous ways to add in physical activity into your daily routine. Great article.

  302. Hey,
    Thanks for the tips! I’m gonna put these and a workout into action ASAP! Thanks again and keep up the good tips! 😀

  303. I must the information that you have your website, you know exactly what your talking about, the info you give is strait foreword and o the point, and you should ask which part touch me most was the fact you stated that every bodies body is different and we all lose weight differently etc.

  304. i need to follow this i want to be a size 4 currently a size 9 🙁 need to loose 15- 20 pounds >.<

  305. This was very interesting and insperational. I have lost 20lbs and this past week have been bad. I have 13 to go and this has given me encouragement. Thank you!

  306. thanks for sharing great information. Losing weight is a journey that so many of us are on and great information is always welcome information

  307. As a physician who counsels patients all the time on weight loss, I am very impressed with your knowlege about the subject. I totally agree with EVERYTHING you said above. Bravo!!

  308. thanks for getting some really valuable information out there. I am a Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Expert and have been helping women and men lose weight and keep it off for 20 years. You share secrets that everyone should be aware of, especially sugar being toxic, the diet soft drink tip and the substitute sugar being full of chemicals and crap. Keep up the great work because the more of us helping others out there learn about food and their health, the quicker we can overcome the obesity epidemic.

  309. Try Shiritaka noodles instaed of Pasta. A 3oz serving has about 20 calories instead of 200. I bought mine at Whole Foods

  310. I’m glad I came across these tips. Not all the tips on the internet give an explanation after them which I really liked. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  311. This is
    an informative article. Especially I was very confused about how do I control my wight? I am very glad to read this informative article. Thanks for this informative
    tips. Regards!

  312.  does anyone have any interesting meal ideas that are low calorie and help to burn the fat??? im trying to make a life style change for the better, i have cut out all take out foods and im cooking more at home, but id like some ideas for meals that my whole household would injoy

  313.  does anyone have any interesting meal ideas that are low calorie and help to burn the fat??? im trying to make a life style change for the better, i have cut out all take out foods and im cooking more at home, but id like some ideas for meals that my whole household would injoy

  314.  does anyone have any interesting meal ideas that are low calorie and help to burn the fat??? im trying to make a life style change for the better, i have cut out all take out foods and im cooking more at home, but id like some ideas for meals that my whole household would injoy

  315. Wow! These are some great tips! Just like you, I have already forgotten some of the tips that you mentioned. I still give in to the calls of the fastfood restaurant in our area

  316. I am a certified personal trainer and I like this blogs because it gives lots of information for people to learn from which is exactly what I did with my site. This blog has got lots of information and I love how it’s broken down. I know everybody in the world who exercises wants to see results

  317. In the past, I was definitely not one to try fad diets and have yo-yo dieted for years, but at my 20th class reunion, I saw an old friend and she looked great. I asked her what was her secret, and she told me about it. She also said that just for referring people she was making a little extra cash. I watched the 5 minute video and was amazed. I have gone from a size 16 to a size 10. Great all-natural product. It has lots of fiber in it so it makes me feel full. It reduces fat absorption, flush ugly toxins, gently boosts your metabolism. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/mzylfO

  318. Whoa! This was actually helpful. I really liked the honesty especially about good diet and exercise along with realistic goals for losing weight. Oh and having a support system to keep you on track is a great idea!!

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  319. Nicely organized.  I lost 30 pounds in 2 months using the “push back” (that plate) method.  I treat myself to snacks but stay away from fast food places.  Believe me after awhile the smell of a hamburger joint becomes offensive.

  320. This article is really helpful. I’m about to go into senior year of high school and I’d like to look amazing befor my return back to school. This article seems like it has some really helpful tips, and if it can honestly help me lose 1-2 lbs a week, then you’re a lifesaver! Thanks!

  321. #40 “Know your daily calorie limit” is the single most important factor in weight loss. Many people believe that if they eat low-fat foods or special so called “fat-burning” foods the will magically lose weight. Creating a calorie deficit is imperative for weight loss. Without it, you can’t even lose 1 pound of fat. Ever. It’s impossible.

  322. #40 “Know your daily calorie limit” is the single most important factor in weight loss. Many people believe that if they eat low-fat foods or special so called “fat-burning” foods the will magically lose weight. Creating a calorie deficit is imperative for weight loss. Without it, you can’t even lose 1 pound of fat. Ever. It’s impossible.

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  324. What if you could eat foods that burn fat and increase your metabolism? I
    know it sounds nearly impossible, but the truth is that fat burning
    foods actually exist. Of course, don’t expect these foods to work on
    their own; you still need to maintain a healthy diet, drink plenty of
    water and work out regularly.


  325. Hi i am rahul. tribhuvan, i went through the yoga by bharat thakur, and lots of other things about yoga. i liked it and i m thinking of joining it after getting rest of the information completely. really good and interesting.

  326. What I found highly effective through the yrs. At least 3 hrs before bedtime, stop eating. And with that make it light, small meal. drink your water and get enough rest. Being tired all the time, makes us less likely to think clearly about what we need to take care of ourselves. Some jobs are impossible with long hrs, stress. We still need to figure in these few things for ourselves. 

  327. Wow great article…these blogs are needed more, I also found the following site that helped not just me but my whole family, what I liked is that with my order they gave me $10.00 back immediately.

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  329. “There are no Splenda trees, no NutraSweet plants” – well said, Chris. This is one of the most overlooked aspects in weight loss. Artificial sweeteners are just that – artificial. And if we are what we eat – what we’ll become? No, seriously, they are not the best choice for weight loss. The best substitute would be something like raw sugar or honey. Also, there is a quite unusual Japanese technique to fight cravings with “opposite” tastes. So, if you are craving sweets – just try Umeboshi plums. They are so sour – you’ll forget what sweet is!

  330. This is a great article.I like this one.This provide good information about health.I appreciate to this content.This is an amazing.Thanks to share this well informative blog.Keep sharing.

  331. Thanks so much for these tips, they are well thought out and well written and it’s wonderful to read from someone who’s been through the weight loss process.  I’ve just started losing weight in the last month by correcting my diet (in a permanent way, not as a diet) and have begun exercising a couple of times a week as well as making an effort to be more active in my daily life.  Today I’m feeling down about it, a bit bummed and blue, and this post really has helped to remind me that it can be done and it doesn’t have to be torture.  Thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience, it really makes a difference to people like me who still have far to go 🙂

  332. However you choose to lose weight at least some willpower will be needed. Losing weight with pills may help you.

  333. This is really best article on weight loss. I think 3 months time enough to loose good amount of weight like chris. I am working in gym daily for 45 minutes and after that run for 2 mile.

  334. sex helps a lot. not just the 5/10 min sex, use a lot of long for play. it get your hart up and burns a lot of fat. it help with more than just wight loss as well. 

  335.  enjoyed reading your list….I am a woman who just turned 40, and want to lose about 20lbs….I have my hubby as my gym partner….I have a lower back injury and am limited as to my gym routine…but am now up to 30 minutes on the treadmill at 4mph and am able to do upper body weights….I have been eating healthier….lots of salads, fresh veggies, lean meats and fish, mostly cooked on the grill….not much carbs and no bread…so far I have lost 7lbs in 3 weeks and tightening my flabby areas…. so I am doing very well!!!! And more importantly look and feel better!!!! :)))))))

  336. What a great Article; you did such an amazing job at putting this information together…WOW!! Thank you.

  337. Love your comments. I have lost 55 pounds over nearly 3 years, returned blood pressure to 120 or less over 80. As long as I eat veggies and fruits, then I don’t crave the sweets, including the sodas that I once was addicted to. I also am very careful of daily intake of sodium.  For the first time in decades, I experience appetite control. I used a plan from Curves which has a maintenance component built into the plan. I now walk and do yoga for exercise.

  338. great advice thanks ill try to keep to my diet and follow the rules as much as possible and wont listen to people who often tell me i dont need to loose weight.and to barbara yes muscle does weigh more than fat,you should look at the facts yes a poun is a pound but a pound of feathers and a pound of rocks is still a pound but it has to do with capacity just saying.

  339. So many good ideas and tips here. Know that losing weight will be an ongoing process, and that keeping it off will be something you do for the rest of your life. No fads or crash diets – just slow and sure.

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  341. No magic pill!!! I just read that in a book by Shelly Martin called slim for life. A lot of your tips are the same. Essentially, slowly create a new life style and stick to it. I’ve lost 30 lbs, but have 20 more to go. I have to really focus on my food choices now. I completely agree that you must zone out when exercising…

  342. Before seeing this post, I gave up white breads, soda and increased my veggie/fruit intake. I have lost 8 lbs in a week and a half, just making these small changes.

  343. The first thing I did was change my diet. This included drinking lots of
    water daily as well as having 6 smaller meals throughout the day.plan on going back to healthy eating + exercise in the fall. and hope to lose another 10-15 pounds

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  345. You’ve assembled some very reasonable tips for weight loss. As you mentioned, following these tips won’t yield rapid weight loss, but they will help to promote healthier habits that will lead to weight loss and then sustaining that loss.

  346. Thanks a lot for imparting your ideas about this matter. Weight loss tips are really important for the people especially to those who gained so much weight.

  347. It is a fact many people are overweight and many are looking for free diet tips. There are many common dieting myths that we hope to expose as well as giving some great tips to lose weight too.

  348. At 40, I weigh 155 lbs at 5’8. Why? Because I don’t eat garbage and I do yoga 3 times a week, and lift weights.

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