Losing weight can seem like a complicated mix of nutrition, caloric math, hymns in praise of the weight gods, exercise, secret government experiments, and blind luck. In reality, it usually just boils down to one or two big lifestyle habits that, with consistency, make those extra pounds melt away.
This is good news! For most people, it's easier to focus on a few lifestyle shifts than it is to try a complete overhaul. Take these Redditors, for example. Some have lost 20lbs, others 50, and one guy lost a whopping 198lbs -- in this thread, they cite the one or two biggest changes that helped them drop their unwanted weight.
Swap out soda for flavored, unsweetened tea
Adopt a dog you'll need to exercise
Skip breakfast if early-morning meals don't agree with you
Opt for raw veggies as a healthy snack
Watch your carbs and simple sugars
Don't bring temptation foods into the house
Track every calorie (pro tip: MFP = MyFitnessPal)
Skip the sugar in your coffee
Eat to fit your schedule, not anyone else's
Cut back on alcohol and caffeine
Learn to cook for yourself like a damn adult
Only eat when you're hungry
Resist going back for seconds
Plan all your meals
Get your greens in any way necessary
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