It took Sue Avery, who started out at 332 lbs, 16 months to lose 151 pounds.
Now fit and fabulous, Avery feels better than ever. “Overall, it has been a good year and losing the weight has given me a sense of empowerment (can-do attitude) that I never would have expected,” she says. So what are you waiting for? Listen up and you will be on your way to a new attitude and a new you.
Months after losing her weight, Avery still manages to practice healthy eating habits. “I do fluctuate between 175 and 180,” she said. “The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday was a challenge but I find that if I take the time to think about what foods I am reaching for and why; this short pause helps me to make the right choices.”
By walking around the neighborhood or on a treadmill, Avery was able to shed the pounds. For 10 or 15 minutes, take a stroll in the park or instead of driving to the nearby store, become environment-friendly and use those legs to keep fit.
“Dietary changes made a huge difference for Avery,” says Marisa Moore, R.D., spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “If you cut just 100 calories a day, you can lose ten pounds in a year.” Because it’s difficult to judge calories when you eat out, Moore suggests monitoring portion size and starting meals with a broth-based soup to feel satisfied on fewer calories.