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People who lost 100 lbs. all had these 5 things in common.

1. They all got active.

Some of them walked a couple miles a day, some of them lifted weights (the muscle they built helped keep the fat away by burning extra calories), and some of them didn't even take it to the extreme.

Some of the 100 lb losers parked their cars farther away from store entrances so they would have to walk farther to the store. Some took the stairs instead of the elevator.

I read one weight loss story where a lady always unpacked her groceries by walking them into her house one by one.

The best one I read was where a lady lost 100 lbs by getting up every morning to walk in her local mall.  She said it was easy to lose weight this way because she would always take a break every 10 minutes or so into her walk to shop.

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2. They got rid of all the bad foods

They included more fruits & veggies, baked fish and chicken, more nuts like almonds. They drank more water and less soda.

Some people ate a lot of these weight loss foods without gaining weight because it's these types of foods that promote fat burning and it's foods like alcohol, sugar, and pizza that promote fat gain In the body.

3. They got support.

Most of them got a friend, co-worker, or family member to keep them motivated to stay on track to their weight loss goals. One lady had lost 123 lbs because she had a friend call her every morning to join her for a morning walk.

4. They all tried some stupid weight loss gimmick.

After all the stupid weight loss gimmicks failed for them… They punched themselves in the face with common sense and began to eat less (not starve) and become more active.

See 7 common sense weight loss rules

5. They took breaks on their weight loss journeys.

To lose a 100 pounds takes time. If you stay on any weight loss program for too long without any breaks from being active or without cheating every once in while…

Every 100 pound loser had some system to give themselves breaks form their weight loss programs. One guy I read about would treat himself once a week to fast food.

See how to cheat and still lose weight 

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Hi I'm 32 5'7" 250 lbs how do I lose weight? I changed my diet I walk more at least 4 additional miles a week. I drink protein shakes. My weight keeps going between 240-250 I just want to get into the 100's 199 would be just fine. I'm beginning to look disproportioned. Prior to my first child 12 year ago I was 130lbs I have since added 3 more children and well you can add up the weight it's all around my butt and gut. I need help from somebody that's not gonna shove pills down my throat, that don't work. I need a real person who has been there and understands the struggle. I need to get rid of this extra wight.

May 20, 2015


Im 266lbs and 36 what diet and exercise do i need to do to accomplish my 100lb weight lost.

April 10, 2015

Bianca Abner

I am 18 years old, I weigh 245 or a little less. What is the best diet and excersise routine to start? I've tried for about a year to loose weight and I gave up because dieting and counting calories isn't fun. I need something to help me without counting anything but how much weight I can loose!

March 30, 2015


I'm 17 nearly 5'7-5'8ish and I think 270-280 lbs and I'm trying to lose weight, to start and it to start working before summer so i can carrying out through summer and get in shape before senior year.

January 31, 2015

David Ortiz

Im 5'8, im 14 years old and weigh 290 pounds. What would be the best diet for me. Im exercising but seeing very very small results.

January 27, 2015


Hello I'm Cree and I'm 22 yr old female. I currently weight about 350lbs want to start off losing 100lbs. I used to go to the gym every other day and do water aerobic, because it was easier on my body. I have really bad knees and servere asthma. Every time I would go see my grandma, 85yrs old, she always say it looks like I'm losing weight. My aunts and God mom said the same things, but I don't see it. Also every time I get on the scale I've gained. I've been wanting to get more active, but money is to tight for a gym membership. Also, I can't afford any of those weight loss plans, and it's too cold to walk outside. I do try to eat right. My diet is pretty much salad, grilled chicken, wraps, and every now and again pasta. Unfortunately, from time to time I have really bad sweet cravings. What do you think is a good way to start my journey to weight loss?

January 13, 2015


Hey! I was just reading about calories and bmi etc and came accross this site with your post-First off I want to tell you im 5'9 253 lbs and just started trying to lose weight myself. I used to be 185 about 3/4 yrs ago and would love to get there again. What I told myself was this * weightloss doesnt happen overnight, it took a while for the weight to get there and will take just as long to get rid of" so Do NOT get discouraged!!! Its gonna be a long process!! I made a plan for myself to use myfitness pal to log my calories, and told myself to try to walk 2 miles a day everyday. What ive do e so far foodwise is blend a fruit smoothie for breakfast ( a good 32 oz) each morning. After about 3 days youll feel a difference! Then I eat a can of chunky campbells soups and a light salad around 12pm, then 1-2 snacks of fruit or a nature valley bar either an hr before lunch and/or an hour after if im hungry,, then around 5:30 'll eat a good piece of chicken with vegetables for dinner. Try it for a couple days-a week and see how you feel*** Im lucky my parents have a treadmill downstairs so i made a good effort to try and do 2 miles a night if i could. And Giirll im a sucker for some chocolate* but honestly, after cutting out pop and most foods that co tain fructose or high fructose corn syrup you wont have the cravings! But a couple pieces of dark chocolate will help with that and its good for you:-) my other suggestion would be to take a pro-biotic* ive been taking one since i started my "lifestyle change" (Do not call it a diet!!! Youll set yourself up to fail if you do!!) But the pro iotic really helped cleanse my system and gi e more energy. If you cant get outside ( im from cleveland,oh snowbelt) just try and do some stretches/ simple yoga to start, cant touch your toes? Who cares! Everyones got to start someplace:-) If you ha e a bad day, just remember you can always always always start again the next day. And as for family, its hard for us to notice a change- but inches may have come off without your scale reflecting it. So take the compliment and use that as encouragement for your next day, next week etc. Be proud your starting a new chapter in your life:-) ♡♡

January 22, 2015


Hi! I'm 5'8 25 years old and weigh 330. My biggest challenge is getting motivated. I know I need to lose the weight. I know I'm not living to my fullest potential and I know I would feel a lot better about EVERYTHING in LIFE if I lost weight but every time I start down that journey I get the cravings or something in life will happen and I will tell myself I need that burger. Anyways I'm replying to you because you said you didn't see any change. Give your time for your body to readjust to the working out. At first it's not about the number on the scale its about what your doing. Your going out there to that gym and eating lighter. Those I believe are the most important steps to take is this journey. Some advice coming from a common person. I used to be 220 and I remember I would feel so bad about myself like I wasn't ever thin enough. Now I'm 330 and I can't believe I let go of myself. I can't believe I ever felt bad about myself at 220. If your family are saying you look thiner then you are thinner. Take them at their word. It takes 3 weeks to form a new habit and your body needs time to adjust to the life style changes. One thing I will say from personal experience... Change a little bit at a time. Why? Your body is used to those foods that you craved. It's like quitting a really bad habit. Sugar is my biggest weakness. Then fast food. But when I was smaller when ever I got a sugar craving I would just eat a piece of fruit. Pineapple is my favorite because it is so SWEET! The changes you make need to be changes for a life time. In short... its not about the number on the scale but about the journey to getting to where you want your body to be. It's going to be hard. I wish you good luck! There are so many people like myself trying to get down the path you have already started. Remember... its the journey not the number on the scale. its how you feel after you work out. Its how you feel knowing your working hard to the goals you have. Focus on that more so than the silly number that scale says.

March 11, 2015


Hi, my name is Shay, and I'm not sure what the best diet for me. I weigh 250lbs, 5ft 6in tall I have the desire to lose 65 lbs. Please tell me what diet is best. Thank you.

December 05, 2014

Adrian Bryant

go here

December 06, 2014

Lily Lee

Hi, im 27 this year. My height is 5 feet 4. My weight is 230lbs. I really wish to lose weight badly because my knees hurt each time i climb any step. Should i go to the doctor first? Please help to advise which exercise or diet i should follow. Thanks!

October 28, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet but if you feel you need to see a doctor first then see one and at least ask him if the workouts are okay to do but also... see these options

October 28, 2014



My name is May. I am 16, 5"8', and I weigh 250 lbs. I would at least like to lose 50...maybe even 100 lbs. I would be very grateful if you could suggest anything I can do to start of my workout/diet. I would appreciate it!

Thank you,

September 23, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet

September 23, 2014


Hi. I am a 60 years old. I am 5'9" and weight 250 pounds. I have all of the health issues associated with being heavy. I hate the way I look and am depressed that I have failed countless times on weight loss. In addition, I have spent lots of money on weight loss books, programs, and products. Looking for some guidance.

September 14, 2014

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet but use this workout instead if the recommended workout is too hard at first

September 14, 2014


I am 28, 5'4 and weigh 243lbs. I also have hyperthyroid which makes it harder for me to loose wight. I want to lose 100lbs so badly.

What can I do?

July 19, 2014


Hi I'm Katie. I really want to know yow to lose 100+ pounds. I have all the confidence a person can have Im a social person. But there's a part of me the isnt there. I would love you to offer me any tips to make the rest of my days something I want to remember. Now that I've shared some stuff with you, heres the important things im 5'4 qnd weigh 288lb im also currently 15 years of age. Im student council for my school im many clubs and want to be a doctor but above all that to make me happy. Thanks

June 21, 2014


Hi. I'm Jae. I'm a 14 year old that 5'4" and I weigh 198 pounds. I joined athletics at school during my 8th grade year and now, I'm about to be in high school. I just want to be happy and beautiful again. I know that you can't lose weight in just a day. I'm willing to work for the body I want, but losing 60 pounds ain't easy. Plzz...if anyone has some advise for me, let me know.

June 06, 2014


Hello I'm a female who is 26 and weighs 256 and want to lose 100+ pounds. Today is the day I need to change please help me. I'm tired of being this weight! The worst part is I'm suppose to be healthy because I don't eat any meat but fish or turkey, but I'm not! Is it also possible to do this in 6 months? Please help me!

May 07, 2014

Jessica Slone

Hi I'm Jess, I am 20 (almost 21) and I weigh around 230. I am 5'7". I have been overweight for most of my life & I am married and have a 13 month old child. I rarely have time to work out as I am in college also. The main thing for me is that I drink literally about 6 sodas a day. I will get into the mindset that I want to lose weight & I try for a day or two & then just binge on everything. I want to lose weight but I am a very impatient & anxious person, I have hyperthyroidism so I have palpitations when I'm really moving a lot. I usually crave soda. I don't eat much during the day because I have my son but at night when he is asleep I will eat dinner & snack literally all night. I need to lose this weight for my husband and my son because I want to be with them to take care of them as long as I can be. Please help me! I feel ashamed of my body and I feel like there is no escape for me. I don't have the confidence I need. Please help!!!

April 08, 2014


Hello all,
I am 24 years old. I stand 5ft 4in tall and I currently weigh 340. I just need help! I am not motivated at all to get up and move but when I do it makes me feel great! I am tired all the time and I feel stuck.

March 07, 2014


I am the same way!!! I'm also 24 years old and I'm 5ft 4in tall. I went to the doctor a few days ago and I weighed 310. I find it hard to find the motivation that I once had to get up and work out. I'm usually tired all the time myself but we can do it!!

March 30, 2014


I'm in my early thirties and I've been a plus size girl my entire life. I really need to lose 100 pounds and not just for looks but my health. I've attempted to lose but always give up because I get frustrated at not seeing any change and I'm also an emotional eater. Whenever I feel like there's something I have no control over I immediately turn to food for gratification. Currently I'm the biggest I've ever been weighing 290 wearing a size 22. I never want to be small but a size 12 or 14. Another big issue I have is I want to enjoy losing it. I want to enjoy what I eat and working out. I've had a trainer and would literally cry when I went to the gym to see him because I hated it. I know if I don't find any enjoyment I wont stick with it. I hope you can help me. Thanks.

March 05, 2014


Try Zumba! It is fun and keeps you moving. Use Mrs.Dash seasoning on your food. I's flavorful and has no salt. Go for walks. put some music in your ears and get your jam on as you walk into success! :) YOU CAN DO THIS GIRL!!

March 07, 2014

Big Butt Balloney

Hi everybody, i eat burgers, pizzas, and lots of tacos with guacamole at breakfast, dinnertime and also for suppertime and in the evening and also during the night time. I'm actually weighing 1250 pounds and is 5 foot tall. I'm very proud to announce that I've lost half a pound during the last month by exercising with the tv remote device in front of my television. Pressing the buttons of the tv remote while eating slices of pizzas is such an hard task but I've succeeded completely. I'm such a success that i think i will enroll for the next Olympics.

December 19, 2013


WOW. Is there a reason you're so nasty? You're a big tough guy (or girl) aren't you? Sitting behind the safety of your computer monitor - ragging on and mocking others?

Quit spewing hate and go out and do something helpful/caring for another human being. You may just like how it feels. And someday, you may just find you need someone else to help YOU with something.

Love others. Quit being a hater.

April 15, 2014


Hi, I was wondering if you could please give me some advice for my step dad. This isn't for me but I'm really worried about him as he is in bad health and I really want to see him get better before it's too late. He won't change on his own so I'm hoping to help out but I'm pretty unsure about what to suggest to him.
He is 41 years old, 6'2 and about 330 pounds I believe (give or take a few). How many calories would you say he should eat? He needs to lose about 100-120 pounds. He's addicted to fast food and he says health food is bland and boring, would one "bad meal" a week be a good suggestion I could make to him or would that ruin all progress?

Last question, he can't barely exercise at all. He moves a short distance around the house and is out of breath and in pain 24/7. He is also diabetic with heart disease so his chest pains him as well. How could I suggest exercise given those cercumstances? Would starting out with 10 minutes walking and increasing by 5 minutes weekly help at all or is it too little to matter? I really want to him but I can't make any suggestions without my facts straight first.

Please if you could help me I'd be really greatful!

December 16, 2013

Adrian Bryant

start himm off on this begginner workout and he'll love this diet

December 16, 2013

Incorrect please try again

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