Need To Lose Weight

by Sandy

Trouble Following Diet Long Term

I am a 30 yr old female. I'm 5'10" and weigh 335 pounds.

I have tried over and over to lose weight. It seems like I have tried everything and for some reason I do good for three weeks and then boom...I feel like I'm starving and I just eat and eat.

I just don't have the energy to keep up with my 8 year old son anymore. My mom is diabetic and has kidney failure and heart problems, and I know other issues too.

I am obese with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I take a blood pressure pill and something for my anxiety. I don't want to have to take more meds. Can you help me?



Your experience/struggle in trying to lose weight is not uncommon. Healthy eating and weight loss involve a lifestyle change.

It's time to draw the line in the sand before you develop any more serious health problems. You're too young to have these health problems and you have a young son depending on you to stay healthy!

You can find everything you need to know to lose weight right here.

Know in advance that weight loss is a process and happens slowly. Get your head geared up with the fact that you're in it for the long haul...not just a few weeks.

Start decreasing your calories/portion sizes and start moving your body and make a commitment to never stop doing so!

If you need a jump start, and just want to take all the guesswork out of what to eat, I highly recommend using a diet meal delivery service for 1-2 weeks and then regularly whenever you need it. Diet-to-go and Ediets are two very good ones!

Keep us updated on your progress!

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Think of the Positive
by: Maria

You can focus on wanting to NOT to take Meds for the healthy life you want. So focus your energy on getting Healthy, not necessary weight.

Start small, eat healthier, look at the big picture. NO medication if you eat healthy.

Walk when you can. 30 minutes helped me. Then I bumped it up to joining a fitness center. I managed to lose weight but also my numbers on my bloodwork went down.

Think of the big picture... NO medications. I hope this helps to motivate you!

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