Some folks have asked me how I’ve lost so much weight. To be honest, the better question is how I got so round in the first place.
But, the answer is fairly simple: I’m eating less and exercising more.
Most importantly, and probably highly controversial, is my mantra that I eat whatever I feel like eating. I just eat less of it.
I’ve come to the conclusion that modern Americans place far too much thought into diet. Low-fat. Low-carb. Count calories. Diet plans (from businesses.)
This focus on the food has, in my opinion, been highly detrimental to our overall health. We have forgotten that God gave us our appetite. We’ve fallen in love with our food, and we simply eat too much of it.
The secret, if there is one, is to not pay attention to dietary food rules. Instead, just eat less. At every meal, and every snack, I eat less than I used to.
How much have I lost? 53% of my overall goal, so far.
Did you see what I did there? I didn’t tell you how much I weigh, my peak, or my goal. I kept that information to myself. Now, I don’t personally care if you know my weight, so I’ll tell you below.
But, for those who are self-conscious about their weight, using a percentage can help. Keep the numbers to yourself, but put up a note on your wall with the percentage of your goal that you’ve lost.
My peak was 256 lbs. My goal is 180 lbs. There’s 256 – 180 = 76 lbs between those numbers. I’ve lost 40 lbs, which is 40 / 76 = approximately 53%.