hello this is my first time on this forum I joined today after beginning another one of my "diets", figured that talking to people that actually know how it feels to be overweight and dieting might help with the process. I am 22 yrs old and I weigh 265lbs and I am eager to drop these extra pounds!
Hi, and welcome. There are so many great people on this forum. It's a very encouraging place and there's no shortage of advice on everything from nutrition to workouts. My biggest tips:
1. Workout. Exercise. Find an activity that you really enjoy (because if you don't enjoy it you won't stick with it) and get active.
2. Calorie Deficit. If you burn 500 more calories a day than you eat, then over a week you should lose about a pound. A deficit of 3500 calories is equal to a one pound weight loss. (Sometimes it doesn't seem like it though.)
3. Do WHATEVER you have to do to keep at it. I made little posters with encouraging quotes like "Bikini Body" and "Vitory" and "You Can Do It!" and posted them on my front door so I could read them before I leave for the day. I'll do anything I can to help me stay on track.
These are pretty basic and vague, I know, but it really comes down to working out and watching what you eat and keeping with it. Of course, there's a lot more that can help you workout better and eat better, but you'll be able to find all that on these forums. Good luck!
Welcome Myboo2! You have already completed the hardest part of your journey, admitting that you need to lose some weight and doing something about it! You can do it! Have you thought about your goals and implemented a plan?
If you would like I would be happy to share some tips on what has worked for me. I have added you as a buddy and please let me know if you would like to chat!