I am new to the sub and this is my first post. I am very happy I found this community since people IRL are not as supportive as I hoped.
I was 381lbs at my heaviest and lost a lot of weight (almost 200lbs) at one point but after an accident I gained some of it back. Fast forward to 2018, I was almost 300lbs again and miserable… I decided to do something about it so I started moving, it wasn’t much walking since I was heavy and tired all the time but I did my best.
Then I decide to change my eating habits, it was a slow process but I knew I had to do it if I wanted to be healthy (I have an autoimmune disorder and being overweight put me at risk for an early grave). Things that have worked for me:
Replacing starches for veggies, e.x. rice for quinoa and cauliflower. There are hundreds of recipes online to make them as delicious as the real thing.
I have a huge sweet tooth so looking for healthy dessert recipes (almond flour cookies, protein cupcakes, etc.) and eating just one or two after dinner helped cut those cravings.
Cooking most meals at home and understanding how important nutrition is. It is not just about cutting calories, it is about eating the right type of food.
Moving as much as I can, multitasking and staying active at work, even on days when I can’t go to the gym.
Taking supplements as needed, I had a blood panel done at my Dr’s office and he told me what nutrients and vitamins I was lacking. Every morning I take supplements before breakfast and it has helped my energy levels tremendously. (I just get mine at the pharmacy, nothing fancy).
I know it is not anything revolutionary but I hope it can help someone.