Being big sucks. I'm being too nice to myself, I'm not big - I'm fat! And being fat sucks! To illustrate this point, let me try to describe the daily hurdles of a 400 pound man... Now, I really don't want to talk about me, so let me describe a day in the life of a generic 400 pound, middle-aged, man named Larry. (wink wink) Morning Challenges for a Large Person Larry gets … [Read more...] about The Daily Hurdles of a 400 Pound Man
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Thoughts and opinion blog from a guy on a mission to lose 200 pounds and get healthy!
A big surprise in my fitness journey was realizing that you can force your taste buds to like healthy foods. And when I say "force," I mean downright bully your taste buds, if necessary! Prior to me losing weight I remember looking at other people eating salads every day for lunch. I'd think to myself "how can they eat that every single day?" Of course, as I watched them I … [Read more...] about Force Your Taste Buds to Like Healthy Foods
Fad diets and “quick and easy” weight loss programs may sound great, but the results are usually not long term. These diets tend to be extremely restrictive and unsustainable. In order to achieve long-term sustainable weight loss, you must commit to changing your eating behavior for weight loss. Adapting a healthy lifestyle still allows you to consume the foods you like, in … [Read more...] about Changing Eating Behavior for Weight Loss
We’ve all heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But is this true? Why does breakfast matter? Is breakfast important for losing weight? As a matter of fact, breakfast is one of the most important meals and important for weight loss. When we consume food upon waking up, we fuel our bodies for the day and jump start our metabolism. This allows us … [Read more...] about Is Breakfast Important For Losing Weight?
Getting started on your weight loss journey can feel absolutely daunting. However, instead of trying to solve everything upfront, it's often an easier start by identifying smaller things you can do right away that will allow you to take practical steps to losing weight naturally. Obviously, the very first thing you need to do is identify WHY you want to lose weight. As with … [Read more...] about Practical Steps to Losing Weight Naturally
So you have more than 100 pounds to lose and you may be overwhelmed about the process. Making any type of lifestyle change takes planning, discipline, and commitment. Certainly, it may seem like an overwhelming task, and taking the first few steps into any weight loss plan is often seen as confusing and difficult. Let's try to add some clarity to the situation! Despite what … [Read more...] about More Than 100 Pounds to Lose? Your First Steps to Weight Loss
I like to consider myself a logical, well-read, educated person. I'm capable of assessing any personal problem and tackling it in an efficient and aggressive manner. That's certainly true for the majority of the problems I’ve faced in my life, with the exception of weight management. Yes, I've fought and lost many weight battles, and I've paid a high cost of being overweight as … [Read more...] about Recognizing the True Cost of Being Overweight
When you're on a diet and trying to lose weight the approaching holidays can be a scary time. It's understandable to be scared, more people gain weight from mid-November to mid-January than any other time during the year. It's just too easy to give in to the pressure and simply accept the overeating and sedentary behavior. Here are some tips on how to continue weight loss … [Read more...] about How To Continue Weight Loss During The Holidays
So you're concerned about your weight and interested in starting a weight loss plan. If you are like most people, you begin by concentrating on the food part of the weight loss equation. You might also have a general idea of how many daily calories you're targeting, and even some thoughts on an exercise routine. You might even think you're well prepared... but let's take a … [Read more...] about Starting a Weight Loss Plan: It’s Not Just About Food
When you're traveling while fat, you may experience thoughts like: "Will I fit in that chair?", "Do I need a seat belt extender?", "Should I buy two seats?" If you're anything like me, these thoughts and questions can add to the anxiety and stress you may already get while traveling. If you're a plus-size person who enjoys adventure and see in the world, we've found the top … [Read more...] about Top 4 Tips for Traveling While Fat