I have been asked, How I lost so much weight?

This morning I am at 92.5 kilos or for you USAians * (Americans) as I am, 205 lbs….that is down from a peak of 160 kilos or around 355 lbs. I vary by as much as 2 to 3 kilos daily (+ or -) and that is mainly in too many factors to explain, not the least the accuracy of the scales. But a big issue is water weight and I take a pill for that. It works better some days than others and at the weight I am now, that water weight is how big my stomach potbelly shows or not…

But I regress and you asked how did I lose it?

Very simple:

You are what you eat!

With the exception of a medical issue and those as far as weight gain are few and far between, the more you eat the fatter you get. I decided to eat according to my diabetes issues and eat 5 to 6 times daily and only eat just enough to keep my diabetes sugar levels under control. The bad sugar days, less food, but always eating 5 or 6 times…

I toss in activity at a higher level to burn a few more calories, but mainly, stopped putting so much into my mouth and stopped eating out of boredom….eating should never be something you do just to do it. If hungry? Eat a bit and wait for twenty minutes and if still hungry, eat a bit more. The “bit” is what is important. A bit of food, not three Big Macs, two fries and a large refillable Coke…

Remember a bit is a small piece, part, or quantity of something….and Oh Yes….twenty different bits adds up to a bunch….no cheating and saying, “But I just ate a bit of food!”

Today I ate:

Two cups of coffee with milk, four chicken nuggets and a biscuit cookie thingy that I love dearly and a piece of cheese as a snack. That is all I had from when I got up and now it is 1 p.m., I am not hungry and I always take a vitamin to supplement any lack of variety and in a little bit, I will fix a lunch that has more substance to it. But, I will eat bits for lunch and never a Double Whooper with cheese, large fry and soft drink… (Like I use to do.)

The secrete is to shrink your stomach in size. I eat four chicken nuggets and I feel full. Yet I have to wait a few minutes and let that sink into my system. When Sveta and I eat? I tell her after a few bites, I am getting full. If I ignore that feeling? I eat too much and pay for it with feeling stuffed. If I eat too fast, then it is worse in the long run. Fat people in general are eating as fast as they can and they eat way too much, before their system says, “Excuse me you are full!” The more you stretch your stomach out the more it wants to say it is full. That is why people at first do so well with having their stomach stapled to make it smaller…

Another thing is to get away from the table as soon as you are full….I get up and do dishes or something and if I do not? I find that I always grab one more bite and one more cookie and whatever. I also have containers and pack the leftovers fast and put them away in the fridge. I may eat them later for one of my five meals a day, yet that is a good thing. Spread your food out over several meals…

I read this quote by Michael Keaton (He spells his name wrong though. 😉 ):

I’ve changed my diet a few times. Now I’m trying to eat more protein. I eat little meals throughout the day. I love food, so I still give myself great meals. Also, when I’m busy, it’s easy to lose weight. – Michael Keaton

That is what I do to be truthful and it works…

Just stop as you eat:

Pizza, burgers, cheesecake….stop and eat, but one slice of that pizza, half that giant burger and sorry, but one bite of that cheesecake. Still enjoy it, but cut those portions and by all means, stop eating that whole damn pizza that just came from the delivery guy…

Better yet, never never never have any delivery brought to your home. Never and did I say never? At least walk to get your food…

Really you do not need even half the food you eat most of the time and you definitely do not need four slices (but but but there are eight slices in my delivered pizza and yes it is all going to your butt) of pizza, even if it is only cheese pizza!

The truth is:

Many of us fat people can spread one of our meals into three meals. That should tell you how much too much we eat at one time…

Of course your mileage will vary!

If I can do it? Anyone can…

WtR

* A citizen of USA, United States of America. As an American would be confused with people of South and Central Americas as well as Canadians.

Source: Urban Dictionary: USAian

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.