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 Curious what you learned that was the most surprising/helpful. Regular morning exercise is big for me (although I haven't been keeping up lately).



@elplatt For me understanding that "a calorie is not a calorie" was the most helpful.

Some people simply go by "Calories In and Calories Out", CICO, and that does work for them, but understanding that 100 calories of cake and 100 calories of broccoli are not processed the same way by the body has been a huge thing for me, not just in terms of nutrition, but in terms of the way the body uses the food, and the hormonal effects of the food.

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