A year ago, a week before my 40th birthday, I went on the scale and was horrified by what I saw.

This year I've learned more about nutrition and the science of metabolism than I ever have in my life.

Sticking to my eating plan, I lost 35lbs. I went off for two months and it took me another two months to lose what I'd put on, so won't be making that mistake again!

I have a long way to go before I'm of normal weight, but I'm steadily losing and my blood numbers are great!


@emacsen congrats on sticking to something that many find v v hard!



@ebel The absolute biggest lesson I've learned is that so many diet books and diet advice doesn't work for some people.

Before my current plan, I did four other "diets" and each one of them caused me problems ranging from extreme hunger and even getting headaches and the shakes, to constant abdominal pain, other digestive issues, so finding something that works for my body specifically has been a huge thing.


@emacsen yay “know theyself” and all that.

I'm currently dieting, and have also lost lots of weight. I initally did a “low(ish) carb” diet, cause lots of things I like are carb-y (like bread & pizza & chips), but I've just morphed that into a general “eat less” diet, and it's going very well. I weigh myself ~daily, so seeing the numbers helps motivate me, it means I'm able to eat smaller portions, cause I'm seeing the results.

That's what's working for me.

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