According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), nearly one-third of all individuals in the United States are overweight. Obesity affects more than 2 out of every 5 persons. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over half of individuals (49.1%) have attempted to lose weight.
If you’ve ever struggled with your weight and how to control it, you know how difficult it can be. For many people, it appears that one step forward is followed by two steps backwards. And don’t even get me started on the articles promising “10 tips” to help you lose belly fat or promises of magical diet medicines and potions. Anyone who has been there will tell you that it is a falsehood.
#1 From 534 lbs to 214 lbs in 4 years
This illustration, in my opinion, accurately represents the fact that transformation takes time. In this photo, my nephew is a good example. He didn’t just grow into the size he is now overnight. It took a long time. You are not going to achieve your goal overnight; it will take time. Accept it.
#2 In who cares news I’ve lost 183 pounds over the last 18 months so that’s cool I guess
#3 Lost 200 pounds during covid. Today I completed a half marathon
We reached out to Nuno, the UKAT Head of Treatment, a while back to learn more about living with and combating eating disorders, and he provided some really helpful insights into the complex thinking of an eating disorder sufferer. Eating disorders, according to Nuno, can appear in a variety of ways for various people.
“It is about regulating or limiting food for some, but it is about consuming big amounts of food for others. When combined with a sedentary lifestyle, this results in weight gain, which has mood-altering adverse effects such as depression “Nuno informed us.
#4 I have been over 220 pounds since 5th grade. I started if in January 2020 and for the first time in my life, I weigh 160
#5 350 lbs to 190 lbs. Maintaining, no skin removal as of yet. These are my old favorite pants
#6 I’m down 100 pounds
It’s critical to grasp that there’s a strong link between food and emotion in order to comprehend the brain of someone with an eating disorder. “It can often overtake a person’s everyday life, just as an unhealthy relationship with drugs or alcohol does,” he previously told my colleague Jonas. “And, just like an addiction to narcotics, the only way out is to address and cure the core cause of the problem.”
Exercise, according to Nuno, is one of the best ways to change the negative link between “food and mood.” “Exercising releases endorphins, which cause the brain and body to feel good. If you’re battling with weight and mental health, finding any way to move your body will help.
#7 The one where I felt unworthy vs. the one where i started loving myself
#8 Lost 200 pounds in a year. just did the 20:4 fast and walked ~5km every day (360 lbs to 160 lbs)
#9 350 lbs to 180 lbs. Loose skin is hard and the journey hasn’t been easy but I’m living in ways i couldn’t before. healthier and stronger
Food becomes much more than its original purpose of providing us with the energy we need to carry out our daily tasks for some people. Food can become an all-consuming fixation for some people. Food addiction is linked to the same brain areas as drug addiction, according to a large body of studies. The same neurotransmitters are involved, according to Kris Gunnars, a nutrition expert and the creator of Authority Nutrition, and many of the symptoms are similar.
#10 251 lbs to 186 lbs weight loss progress
#11 These pictures were taken at the same restaurant, but about 2 years apart. he’s lost 90 lbs and i’ve lost 135 lbs
#12 235 lbs to 120 lbs. a little over a year of progress – i don’t even recognize myself sometimes
Processed junk foods, according to scientists, have a profound effect on the brain’s reward regions. Brain chemicals such as dopamine are responsible for these effects. Candy, sugary soda, and high-fat fried foods are among the items that are most likely to cause addiction.
It’s worth noting that studies agree that food addiction is caused by a dopamine signal that affects the brain’s biochemistry, rather than a lack of control.
#13 Started from 275 lbs, now it’s 198 lbs. 77 lbs lost. 43-year-old to 53-year-old – the decade i saved my life
#14 445+ to 225 pounds. 10 more pounds for my goal weight. 6 year journey
#15 Waited almost 2 years for this moment. I am literally half the person i once was; 330 lbs to 165 lbs. goals crushed, time for more
#16 From 190 to 129 lbs. I used to be afraid of having short hair because of the weight in my face. today, i said goodbye to the old me and embraced my new life
#17 Sitting on the dock losing weight
#18 Down 175 lbs from feb 2019 using if, keto. maintaining since summer 2020 but body composition continues to change