Nice! I dropped a bunch of weight a few years ago when I joined the Army. It's amazing how much better it feels, right?
Yeah I'm surrounded by fat people telling me I look unhealthy. It's magical.
Dude!! Looking great!
I would fuck me so hard.
Awesome job!! I am in the process of losing as well. Down 33lbs currently. Any tips?
I have the advantage of working a physical job, on my feet for 8-11 hours a day, moving for all of it, and doing some level of exercise (scrubbing, wiping, pushing, pulling, lifting, dropping, climbing, crouching, sweeping, mopping, pulling weeds, shoveling snow, whatever) for the vast majority of it. All I had to do was start eating right, and I eat the same things (or selection from a set of staples) every day.
Cod, chicken, a balance of whole eggs and egg whites, lots of vegetables, whole grains, tons and tons of water, skim cottage cheese and greek yogurt, almonds when I want them. I eat fresh spinach all the time. I use it raw in salads and wraps, I steambake it in a tin foil packet with spiced cod for dinner, whatever (then I mix that in with lentils and brown rice, peppers, onions, jalapenos and asparagus and spices and hoooomnomnomn). I make everything delicious and I keep food ready to go so I never get hungry and make poor decisions, I snack on the skim cottage cheese (try it with cinnamon and a shredded wheat biscuit) or plain greek yogurt (mash in a few blueberries), I indulge in fresh tomatoes (slice and dash some basil on there) and regular dill pickle spears.
I keep produce chopped and set in bins ready to go, I keep three days of fish thawed out, I cook lentils ahead of time and store a few days worth since they take longer than rice, all that shit, having everything ready to go is so valuable. I drink water non-stop at home too, along with green tea once or twice a day. I guzzle black coffee at work though.
Control portions, eat regularly, keep a schedule, and most importantly be honest with yourself. You know what's right and wrong, what works for you and what doesn't, and the more progress you make the less satisfying the temptations will become anyway. I mainly avoid too much sugar, with the plain yogurt being the main exception. This has the sad effect of meaning I don't get to enjoy much fruit. I also drink alcohol only once a month or less.
Obviously I avoid most fat as well, and less than 20% of my fat
calories are saturated (low single digits), the rest are poly/mono, which most sources seem to agree can be useful if you are active and eat a balanced diet. That said, my fat intake is pretty low, even now. Protein and carbs are about even with one another and most of the carbs come from whole grains and vegetables. As a side note, changing my eating habits from "Starve all day then eat a whole pizza" to what they are now has removed all aches and pains I had from work and getting old, particularly my right wrist/thumb which was crippled by tenosynovitis. I'm stronger than ever.
You are a fucking dragon.
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