7 People Who’ve Lost Weight And Maintained It Share These Valuable Tips With You

Maintaining weight can be even tougher then loosing it, admit almost all the participant in the Weight-Loss Win, authored by Andie Mitchell and published on Yahoo Health. Andie underwent a transformative 135-pound weight loss of her own, so she knows wat she’s talking about.

But it is so worth it, say all of them. That's why they want to encourage everyone to take these steps and change their lifes for the better!

 

Steal the Creative Tricks This Woman Used to Lose More Than 100 Pounds

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Here’s how Katie kicked ass and conquered her weight-loss goals:

Test your strength. “Instead of using machines at the gym, I flip tires and pull weighted sleds. It’s the most motivating part.”

Upgrade breakfast. “I always ate sugary cereals until I tried Greek yogurt in flavors like strawberry cheesecake. It’s filling, and it keeps my sweet tooth under control.”

Party while you prep. “Weeknights are busy, so I make sure to prep on Sundays: I wake up early, buy groceries, and dance in the kitchen as I cook.”

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Brooke’s 149-Pound Weight Loss: ‘I Couldn’t Hate Myself to Healthy — I Needed to Love Myself’

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With every pound I lost, I gained a pound of confidence. I learned early on in the journey that I couldn’t hate myself to healthy — I needed to love myself to realize that I was worth all the things I was doing to lose the weight. So when I hit my goal weight, I didn’t feel too different mentally because I worked on the inside part along the way. However, knowing that I followed through with something I put my mind to felt unbelievably empowering.

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Todd’s 110-Pound Weight Loss: ‘Enjoy the Process of Changing Your Life’

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I set a goal for myself to lose 100 pounds. To start, I eliminated certain foods that I knew all along were bad for me: fast food, ice cream, and soda. I was terribly addicted to soda — drinking it was usually the first thing I’d do after waking up. It wasn’t easy to give it up, but it also wasn’t easy to limit the food. I’m an emotional eater, and those comfort foods were my crutch. I knew, though, that if I was going to reach my goal of 100 pounds lost, I was going to have to get more serious. I couldn’t just rely on cutting back forever; I had to start counting calories.

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Marisa’s 75-Pound Weight Loss: ‘Do Not Lose Weight for Anyone but Yourself’

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I didn’t use a nutritionist or a trainer. I really felt that this would be my personal journey. Nobody could lose this weight for me. I did all of the research on weight loss, food, and recipes on my own. A few of my nutrition practices included: cutting out all white carbohydrates and sugar, eating lots of protein (like egg whites) and vegetables, and filling up on fiber. I drank lots of green tea. I developed recipes that satisfied my cravings for foods I used to love. Instead of pizza, I made cauliflower pizza, and replaced pasta with zucchini noodles. After class every day, I would go to the gym and do about an hour of cardio and then some weight and ab exercises. The fact that I was consistent was what mattered most.

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Miguel Ran Every Day for a Year — and Lost More Than 50 Pounds

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When I thought about changing, it was clear I had to be more active and change my eating habits. I knew I was eating too many fatty foods and drinking way too much soda, but I decided to focus on the physical side first. For years, my wife had been encouraging me to go for walks or go running with her, and I always said no. I had missed all of those opportunities. When she asked one afternoon if I wanted to join her for a walk, I didn’t hesitate this time. I walked with her around the lake for about 35 minutes. I started doing that same loop on my own every day after work on the weekdays. On weekends, my wife suggested I try jogging, and I did — very slowly. I began with only 50 yards, then walked, then built up to 100 yards, then a mile, and so on, until I’d reached 3.5 miles. Soon, I was jogging every day and loving it. At the height of my jogging, I was logging eight miles a day. It didn’t matter if it was hot, raining, or snowing. I was running and no one was stopping me. I ran an average of 3.3 miles (around the distance of a typical 5K race) every day for 365 consecutive days — from April 7, 2014 to April 7, 2015.

Along with becoming more active, I started to work on my eating habits.

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Caitlin’s 107-Pound Weight Loss: ‘Don’t Buy Into the Multibillion-Dollar Industry That Is the Weight-Loss Industry’

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My initial goal was to lose 100 pounds, which would put me at 153 pounds. Starting off, I committed to going to the gym for at least 30 minutes a day, six days a week. I started with just brisk walking to give my joints time to adjust from being completely sedentary to being active. I then started doing jogging/walking intervals anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. On days when my knees hurt, I used the elliptical machine. I also incorporated strength training using free weights and resistance bands three days a week.

For my diet, I simply ate as little processed food as possible. I opted for fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats, and completely cut out soda. Instead, I drank water, tea, and coffee. I used MyFitnessPal to track my food intake and exercise every day. It was an awesome tool to help me stay aware of what I was putting into my body and keep me accountable and motivated.

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Jeremy Davis’ 205-Pound Weight Loss: ‘You Are Worth the Time and the Struggle’

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At first, my goal was to make small changes. I cut out fast foods and fried foods, and began walking for an hour a day, four to five days a week. As I started dropping more and more weight, though, I would hit plateaus where the losing slowed or stopped, and then I had to become stricter about the foods I ate. This is what led me to calorie counting, which helped tremendously. Slowly, I came to realize that it was important to choose not only light foods that helped me lose weight, but ones that were healthy and good for me, too — like choosing a grilled chicken salad instead of a processed frozen dinner, even if both had the same amount of calories. Eating well made me feel better.

After the first 100 pounds were gone, running and weight training became staples in my life. My goals were no longer about weight loss, but performance. I started setting goals to run 5Ks and mud runs, or to do a set number of pull-ups — those motivated me more than any number on the scale.

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