How to lose weight?

Binge eating is usually associated with mental health, so make sure to do things that make you happy and keep you motivated! For my first 50lbs lost I gifted myself with a tattoo, and for 5lb increments I would do something smaller like buy myself a clothing item or decor for my house. I know it sounds silly but it made me love myself a little more when I reached a goal and did something for myself.

By giving yourself grace! You are a human.

Join WW. It is a health and wellness program that addresses mindset and how to create change and relearn better habits. Get some support from people struggling with the same. Some behaviors never go away but we can find a different path to practice.

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Don’t “diet”. That starts the restriction cycle, which makes you want to binge in the end. Start incorporating healthier foods into your diet without beating yourself up if you eat something “bad”.


Try by changing one habit per month, then keep going and start with another, and so on. Habits are hard to change and building new ones takes time. You may not notice significant changes right away but they will happen if you allow yourself time to develop a new healthy habits. Start by making sure your water consumption is adequate then month 2 try replacing carbs with veggies at dinner or by simply having haldd the normal serving of carbs. You make the changes that work for you.

Try trap Cardio on YouTube. You got this :muscle:t5:

Intuitive eating by Evelyn tribole is a great book from professionals regarding this topic! I’d definitely recommend it! Explains dieting and binging cycles, psych of diet culture and losing weight etc.

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I had dropped 20 lbs in 3 months by cutting out bread and sweets. Then Xmas came and I ate all the cookies. I put it back on. Now I’m back to little carbs with meals. I do the same thing so your not alone. I hate myself for it bc I hate repeating anything

Carbohydrates Addict’s Diet has helped with my cravings and I’m not hungry when I follow it. Some foods are restricted until the evening meal but nothing is off limits.

I am 33 and have had trouble with my weight my whole life.
If you like something but don’t let yourself have it… it just makes you want it more.
I have found something that works for me.
I let myself eat anything I want. Just small portions. And I don’t snack after 8pm.
And when I eat the second I feel “full” I stop eating.
I try to be as active as I can be.
So far this has helped me lose 45lbs and 11 inches in my waist.


I think therapy is a good place to start with an eating disorder.

Try to stop demonizing food!! There are no good and bad foods, no need for that mentality as long you find balance. When we over restrict ourselves on diets it will never ever be sustainable and you’ll feel like shit every time you “cheat” just eat the pizza or cookies every once in a while, it’s no big deal. The biggest thing is finding a healthy caloric deficit so you loose the pounds you want but exactly what you eat doesn’t need to be SO restricted. it’s all balance and finding what works for you, small lifestyle changes toward healthier choices :two_hearts: don’t be so hard on yourself, diet culture is soul sucking, it’s based on a system to make us feel like shit about ourselves. Food is NOT the enemy. Calories are NOT the enemy. It’s all about finding healthier choices that fit our lifestyles.

Get your family or good friends involved. Ask them to help motivate you and keep you accountable. Exercise together with family walks and work up to hiking or climbing a rock wall. Take turns picking out healthy food choices for your meals. It’s much easier to do this alongside people that won’t let you slide and will celebrate your accomplishments.

Binge disorders could require medical support
Personally I ditched 100lbs between 2017-18 and have kept it off for the most part (gained a little during lockdown) through just cleaning up my diet and got a PT. Started out going twice a week and getting 10k steps in, then progressing to 5 days a week. I try to just eat while foods, swap out sugary drinks for water, sugar free dilute and diet mixers. Also keeping the water intake high and make sure u get plenty of sleep is key.
Do watch your stress as it can also impair progression.
Most importantly, be kind to yourself. Find an accountability buddy or someone u trust to chat to when you’re slipping.
Best of luck

Burn more calories than you consume. The End.

Your problem is that you’re trying to be healthy for your kids and you need to try to be healthy for you you need to actually want it for you and not for someone else

Intermittent Fasting; that’s what worked for me. Went from 253lbs last summer to 196.8lbs now

Therapy. A dietitian. & personal development books. The rest will follow. Good luck :kissing_heart:

the key is moderation. when dieting, it’s okay to cheat on it. once a week to treat yourself for doing well. but it can’t be something that you do constantly, everyday. (when cheating on your diet, do it with something small. Like a candy bar or a small milk shake) another thing is excercise. you have to do something to help burn off calories. i recently got a bicycle to help me lose weight. start out slow. thirty minutes, once or twice a day. you want to be able to have time to do it. after that, and once your muscles are more used to the strain- try upping the time to an hour…ect. and good luck.

Stop doing diets and make a lifestyle change to eat healthier and remember it takes 21 days to learn new habits and 21 days to keep them. Also remember each day is a new day where you can start over

What ever you binge eat, just swap it with some healthier foods or snacks

Binge eating means it’s dangerous for you to try to go on a diet your diet is anything that passes your lips for the rest of your life so no more dieting it will backfire every time… Before you eat ask yourself what you want and eat that like thin people do and once you know that you’re not ever going on a diet there’s no reason to binge because you think you’ll do your diet Monday… Do I want something creamy crunchy spicy cheesy or chocolatey have the piece of cake and live your good life nobody who isn’t dieting needs to eat the whole cake and you’re probably not going to want to eat only that everyday try to learn to listen to your body and give up the idea of dieting… Eat as much protein as you can it builds muscle and burns fat regular food is 4 calories a gram and he’s burned immediately by your body…fats or 9 calories a gram and they’re stored simple survival of the species… Choose your favorite fats make sure that you really love them and eat them sparingly no more than two portions a day… that’s it… There are two ways to lose weight one is burn more calories another is to eat less calories…and not all calories are the same… learn what portions are so that you know what you’re eating… Carbs are a tennis ball protein a pack of cards or your palm… fats are a ping pong ball… Some fruits you can have a ton of the count as one fruit watermelon two and a half cups blueberries strawberries but half of a small banana is a fruit… Four tablespoons of pineapple juice is a fruit half a cup of juice try not to drink juice or water it down nobody would eat 40 oranges but you can drink them and that’s a lot of calories… Just educate yourself about nutrition and enjoy your life and eat everything you want to eat… Alcohol is metabolized like a fat in the body by the way… If you are binging like a bulimic then you need therapy no diet in the world can fix the underlying cause for binging.

wow…think about how you got it in the first place…!!!:thinking:

Hope you figure it out…good luck!

I am 70 and crippled and it is essential that I lose weight pre-surgery. I started, without knowing it was a thing, to do intermittent fasting. difficult to do if you have to cook for people but great if you are by yourself. I have so far lost 53# and it has been pretty effortless. The trick is to eat exactly what you want and as much of it as you want during your eat period and then quit for the balance of the day. Not hard to do when your belly is full. I have found that my appetite is getting less and less as I go as long as I always remember to feed the beast (raging appetite). If you want chocolate cake, eat as much as you want and then quit. I highly recommend it. :yum:

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Following! I feel ya :sleepy: I have been struggling for a little while now. I have the Mirena and just not comfortable anymore :confused:

Give it time to get out of your system. It’s horrible. Then look into macros :slight_smile: Watch out for the incoming MLM comments promising fast weight loss. Basic things like cutting out soda, junk, fast food are the easy start. Creating a calorie deficit :slight_smile:

Decrease intake & increase expenditure !!

honstley I Just cut out all junk food started to walk everywhere at least try go for a walk once a day and keeping on top of eating your 5 plus a day

Just cutting out carbs and fast food in general did wonders for me. I lost 34 lb in five months. And I’m not where I want to be but I’m getting there

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Depo is horrible i was almost 300lbs after ONE shot

Feel free to pm me, can tell u what I take, I’m down 50 lbs

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Depo is AWFUL!!! I gained 15lbs while on it. I have been off for 4 months and haven’t lost 1 pound yet!!!
I am very active, watch what I eat and drink. And still have not lost 1 pound! Dumb shot!

Read up on intermitting fasting it works I’ve lost 25lbs since March

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I joined weight watchers and it’s seriously amazing! It honestly teaches you portion control! And it’s sustainable for life because you don’t have to give up anything!!!

I put on 60 lbs after yes after I went off the repo and had my son. I only put on 10lbs with my son and he was born a preemie… 3lbs 4 oz.
And that was 25yrs ago and I have not been able to lose more then 10 maybe 15 lbs.

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Please watch out for MLMs on here. Mediterranean diet has worked wonders for me. I started the diet under my doctor’s instruction as well as increased my physical activity. It definitely helps to have a personal trainer or someone to help you make and keep your goals. Download MyFitnessPal to count your calories. Most of all, remember that beauty is not measured in clothing size. Reach for your goals, but don’t beat yourself up.

Working out, fasting, drink only water from 8pm until next day (breakfast)…babies sleep alone so you can do atleast 30 mins work out at home :house_with_garden:

Fluid diet. Milatry diet.

Drink at least a gallon of water a day, control your eating portions, and try to do some exercises. Stay off the scale sweety! If you want to workout and have a personal trainer (even at home) I can recommend you my trainer. She gives you workouts you can do at home. All you need is some dumbbells, yoga mat and a chair. Please PM if you want more info. It’s hard to lose weight but I promise you, it’s so rewarding.

Low carb! Swear on it.

I’m doing vita diet so 2 shakes 1 meal and unlimited veg and fruit in between.

Portion control and exercise.

The depo shout can make a lot of women put loads of weight on!! Eat healthy and try and stay active

Just eat healthy and move your body how ever you want at least 30 min! The whole point is calorie deficit. You don’t need some super strict diet or trendy diet. Just burn more than you consume. That’s it. Good luck! You got this! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


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Portions. 100%.
Use a smaller plate.
Eat more veggies with water in them to fill up… like cucumbers or celery.
I love celery with cream cheese, or cucumbers tossed in vinegar and a small bit of oil with s&p.

Water water water. Every time you go to the kitchen for a snack, get an 8oz glass of water instead


Cut the carbs and drink plenty of water.

Ozempic, ask your dr or wegovy they are both weekly injections that curb your appetite

Hey ladies! In December 2019 I was 185 and so unhappy with myself! I decided to join FoodFuels! In 6 months I lost 55 pound! There are no pills, no shakes, no workout plans, just real you eating real food! I loved the program so much I decided to help others by becoming a coach! Need more info? Just send me a pm! :heart_eyes:

No gimmicks… i lost 63 pounds… diet, exercise and portions… you dont need anything fancy… and i never paid for anything


Keto to start walk 30mins everyday and then cut all diary, carbs. Then after about 4 months start weight workouts this is what has worked for me

My mother in law, aunt , and mom have all had great success with weight watchers. I plan to start soon after having my baby

The hormones can stay In your body for up to a year so it might be hard to lose weight even after you discontinued to use the shot. Try eating greens and maybe a keto diet they make tons of stuff like waffles and pancakes and even ice cream so your diet might not change so drastically and you can still enjoy the good things.

Water. I know it sounds funny but 1st 5 lbs of any diet can be gained back easily because its water weight. Do simple things like a short walk everyday, start with 10 sit ups and push ups between commercials. Doing simple things like switching 2 9+ grain whole wheat bread, cutting sugars such as cokes, candy, cakes, eat every 4 - 6 hours. Ur biggest meal should be breakfast and most carb filled the smallest meal should be dinner and least carb filled. Dont eat within an hour of going 2 bed and snacks should be healthy snacks. Drink water 15 minutes before eating any large meals. Limit starchy foods potatoes, noodles, rice. Sauces should be limited and use half or low fat dressings

Depo doesn’t cause weight gain. Only BC with estrogen does. All estrogen has been removed from it.

Portion control- whole grains- lean meats- lots of protein then veggies


Eat less, move more. Nothing fancy, no fads, no bulls#it, just Simple input vs output counting.
Worked damn well and fast for my post baby and to drop 200lbs of non baby related fat.

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Arbon is really amazing!

Drink more water and drop the sugar and wine or beer!!! No takeout at all during the week and instead of a diet try to limit yourself with the food, instead of eating this amount of food eat 3/4 of what you are eating and do that by decreasing portions and adding more vegetables into diet! Don’t limit yourself because it’s more difficult to not eat a certain food and when you have it that you can’t get enough!

This system worked for me. I lost around 40 pounds, starting 3 months after having my baby-girl. It took me about 6 months, but most of it was off by 4 months. And this is without exercise (only walks with my baby in the stroller a few times a week) and with eating candy about once a week and some form of take-away about every other week. I do breastfeed, though! So I burn a few extra calories there. I know it sounds too good to be true, but it’s a tool to manage portions and to make sure you eat varied and balanced - and enough! Nothing is off limits! No rules that say what you can and cannot eat - only advise on how to manage your portions. It changed my life and my relationship with food. Now I use the tools to keep the weight stable +- 5 pounds :slightly_smiling_face: it doesn’t cost anything unless you decide to use a coach or the premium app. I never did. Everything you need, is free on their website.

Exercise and healthy eating cut out all the snacking and bad food

I’m on the depo… keto and exercise I’ve lost tons of weight

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Intermittent fasting :+1:t2:

Herbalife, low carb and intermittent fasting.

I use portion control. That way I am able to enjoy EVERYTHING, but by using the simple containers & how many of each I get in a day, I don’t have to think about anything! I have lost 50lbs since 2019.


Trap Cardio on YouTube. :heart:

I get the depo and didnt again from that. I gained from poor eating and no exercise. I lost 60 lbs last year just by cutting sugar, cutting almost all the carbs, eating smaller portions and drinking more water. It took awhile to see results but once it started coming off my friends thought I was sick. I went from an XL to a medium in 6 months

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Try Sydney Cummings on You tube. Best exercise videos ever! They are all free and can be done at home!

I just lost 35 pounds on Noom. Easiest diet I’ve ever done.

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After I had my kids, all I really did to lose the weight, was walk… Everywhere… Literally lol all the time. And I was smaller then I was before getting pregnant

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Drink lots of water, healthy eating, some exercise. I am at a plateau so not sure

I joined weight watchers, cut out sodas, watch my portions, drink more water,

I did KETO (a lot of chicken and spinach for me) with intermittent fasting

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I drink a lot of water and try to stay away from carbs and do moderate working out . My doctor recently put me on victoza as well since I stopped losing weight after a while.

Also, if you drink soda, stop. When I started a new medication… It prevented me from being able to drink soda, which I loved… And I started losing more weight like crazy lol

Check out the book: You can Drop it by Illana Muhlstein - she does the 2b mindset. Not a fad diet she’s also on FB and Insta.

I hired a personal trainer and dont regret that money spent even if you only get it for one month it puts you on the right path

Intermediate fasting I’m down liking 4 oz 10lbs in 2 weeks

Nutritionist. Carbs give you energy. Keto is bullshit. Fasting is bad for your body. It’s all about calorie deficit, eating right, and exercise.

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I had my son 2 years ago in May and once I started getting the depo shot I blew up. It’s been a year since I’ve had it and I’ll never get it again!!

Cut out sodas for about 3 months, if you drink them. I dropped 30 lbs in 9 months just cutting sodas out and drinking more water.

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Consider researching intermittent fasting. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life and it’s the only thing I’ve found that works to get it off and keep it off. I’ve been doing it over 4 years, maintaining, after dropping almost 50 pounds. Good luck bc I know too well that the struggle really is real

Content warning for intentional weight loss would be great for those of us with eating disorders.

Shop around the outside walls of the food store and try to avoid the isles as much as possible. Drink only water, I also drink coffee but I drink it black to avoid the sugar and milk. For the first few weeks I eat basically the same thing for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it gets boring or repetitive but it’s easier to stick with when I know what I’m eating every day. And once I break the habit of eating for anything other than sustenance, I start to add exercise.

Intermittent fasting!

…eating right and exercising

There’s two times in my life that I’ve lost weight actually the first time I was around 250 and every time I tried to walk I would be in bed for the next 3 or 4 days trying to walk again my back hurts so bad so I went to my doctor and he gave me a hundred hydrocodone and a hundred somas and I got to where when I start walking I would take a hydrocodone and Soma then when I got through I was not hurting at all it got me down to 205 then I had a bicycle wreck nearly killed myself so I gave up now in 2019 I had a bunch of bad things happen and I ended up living by myself so I noticed that I had quit eating I ate maybe one or two times a week I was losing over 10 lb a week and I was happy cuz I was losing weight I went from 270 down to 224 then everything hit me and I started craving ice cream and stuff like that I would end up eating it and I’m sad to say I’m up to 329 that’s the only two times I’ve been able to lose weight and that was because I stopped eating the second time the first time I was putting in the hard work of walking over 2 miles every couple of days and all I would get me to eat during the day when I was losing using the hydrocodone and somas all I would do is go to Sonic buy a kids chicken strips which is two strips a cup of gravy and a large sweet tea from Chicken Express and I lost weight that was a more healthier way but to be honest I don’t know of any diet that really actually works everything I tried and it’s been a lot of things I’ve never been able to do it except those two times I hope you can find help on here

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And also I do not like water so I definitely do not drink water unless I absolutely have to I drink Dr pepper and tea I’ve actually got nine cases of Dr pepper right now at home because I don’t have a car and somebody won’t take me to the store so good luck and God bless you

A healthy calorie deficit!

Good luck momma! I have three littles and I wasn’t able to lose any real amount of weight after any of them until I quit breastfeeding. I have always watched portions, exercised, had low carb, etc. It all depends on your body. If you are trying all these things consistently and nothing is working, I would recommend to get your hormones checked out because they do crazy things after giving birth and they can react differently from birth control, too. Remember your body did an amazing thing creating your little :sparkling_heart: I wish you success and happiness in your journey.

That birth control prevented me from losing any weight. I stopped it and lost 127lbs…

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download My Fitness Pal and start counting your calories, eat more protein 1gm of protein per pound of body weight e.g 140 pounds = 140 grams of protein, and start moving more a couple of 30 mins walks per day to start or join a gym

I do intermittent fasting and keto between 20-25 carbs a day. I try to aim for OMAD after I have a couple weeks to adjust. Drink water you want to aim for half your body weight in ounces.

I start my days with a high protein breakfast which fills me up pretty much for the whole day. I make scrambled eggs with one sausage patty. 3 eggs, milk, green peppers, shredded cheese, a bit of salt and pepper, and sometimes I add ham. Then if I’m hungry throughout the day, I’ll have an orange or an apple and I’m usually not hungry til supper.

I take a vitamin D supplement plus I spend as much time outside as possible.

I have a minimum step goal of 7,000/day so I have to reach that every day but I try for 10,000+.

Sleep, stay hydrated, and find ways to reduce stress.


Watch your carbs and start walking. Keep good snacks, fall out of love with sugar. You don’t have to go straight no carbs right away. Take your time and do your research. Before you start a diet, you should talk to your doctor.

I’ve lost over 100 pounds by changing my profession. I’m no longer sitting at a desk 8 hours a day. I could lose more if my snacking was not chips and crap, but when you’re running around like a crazy person 8 hours a day, you put what’s available in your mouth :grin:

Also, believe in yourself, push your limits and don’t be down on yourself when you hit a plateau. You can do it!

I eat rso (Rick Simpson oil for google reference) every single night. I have lost almost 80 pounds in a little over a year :two_hearts:

I lost a good amount of weight tracking calories and doing IF. 30 lbs in under a year.