I started by counting calories here, and keeping my protein, carbs, and fats in the right ranges. Just tracking my food showed me how out of proportion my eating was.
I then added sodium and fiber to my tracker. Pre-packaged food and junk food are both high in sodium and low in fiber, so by tracking those two elements, I wasn't just counting calories but judging the quality of my food. That helped me make healthier food choices. During my first month here, I lost over ten pounds, which was good enough to help me stick with it. By my second month, my clothes were fitting better. Now, eleven months in, I'm about 80 pounds down.
For the emotional eating, I still struggle with that. I've found talk therapy to be somewhat helpful, but also the support of this community. It's good to see so many people addressing the same problems I have, and I know that if I'm having problems, there are people here who are around to support me.
Welcome to the team, and good luck!
| current weight: 194.0