It is never easy to commit to dropping off some pounds and managing to keep them off. Most of the people who do so, end up gaining weight again more often than not. However, many other people do not fall into this trap.
They lose weight, stay on track, and do not gain weight again. When a person goes on a diet and loses weight, the fat cells in the body get smaller but the number of those fat cells remain the same. The opposite happens when weight is gained, the fat cells in the body get bigger. There is a process known as Cool Sculpting, which is basically the freezing off fat. This process is known to reduce the number of fat cells in the treated area of the body by 20% – 25%. These fat cells will be eliminated in order not to migrate to other parts of the body. The Cool Sculpting process occurs when the fat cells in your body freezes and then start to die off.
Many people today struggle to lose weight and find some motivational stories that can help them stay on track.
The solution starts here with the most inspirational before and after weight loss stories.
- Paige Jackson, New Orleans.
- Age: 30 years old.
- Weight before: 220 lb.
- Weight after: 155 lb.
- Size before: 18.
- Size after: 4.
Paige believes that having inspiration and motivation everywhere is the solution to accomplishing any goal. She always depended on active goals, like running 5K or building up muscles. As for the food, she found her own way through it, which was transforming her favorite comfort foods into healthy food. She avoided cooking with fatty oils and instead used coconut oil. She added sweet potatoes in a different way to her hash browns recipe to get to enjoy her meal, but in a healthier way. She particularly believes that “Working toward real-life results is way more rewarding than obsessing over a number on the scale.”
- Emily Liedtke, Beaverton, Ore.
- Age: 40 years old.
- Weight before: 340 lb.
- Weight after: 129 lb.
- Size before: 26.
- Size after: 2.
Emily had a theory, which was that if a person could make it through the first 15 minutes of the workout then this person can get done with the workout. She discovered that after the first 15 minutes of the workout, she felt more energized and more eager to keep going and was not willing to stop. The other thing that Emily believed in was rewarding herself with unique rewards. When Emily felt a sense of accomplishment, she treated herself in a healthy way instead of treating herself with food. For example, she would take her husband hiking or go get a massage. One of her other methods of coping was having motivational conversations with herself. She also mentioned that saying “I could not have something” makes you want this thing even more. For example, saying I could not have the perfect body” will make you want to have the perfect body and start working hard on getting it.
- Laura Mictich, Jackson, Tenn.
- Age: 25 years old.
- Weight before: 304 lb.
- Weight after: 190 lb.
- Size before: 26.
- Size after: 8.
Laura created an Instagram page after she lost her first 40 pounds to keep track of her weight loss. As the number of followers on her page grew, Laura became more inspired and motivated to keep going. This made her feel accountable in a community. She preferred free fitness routines. She said, “There are a lot of weight loss programs that cost big bucks, but there are also plenty of reputable online resources that give you the same benefits for free.” She also mentioned that buying a band was very helpful and beneficial for her. A band is an easy and portable way to add to the strength of your training. As for the major concern in every weight loss situation, which is food, Laura was a person who loved eating out. With all these temptations offered by restaurants, Laura decided to plan ahead and choose the healthy options from the menus, in order to stay away from consuming calorie bomb meals.
- Marietta, Penn.
- Age: 43 years old.
- Weight before: 209 lb.
- Weight after: 133 lb.
- Size before: 20.
- Size after: 2 – 4.
Marietta was very organized in the way she handled her diet. She portioned her snacks equally and zip-locked them. The main purpose behind that was to keep snacks available along with taking care of her portions. On her extra busy days, she did a 20 minute full body workout and said, “ it revs up my heart rate.” Marietta was also organized in her gym workouts. She made a map out for her gym workout in order to not waste time or slack off during her session. As for her sweet appetite, she loved peanut butter. However, peanut butter comes with unwanted fats. To overcome this issue, she mixed the powdered kind, which is PB2 with Greek yogurt. That was how she was able to enjoy the creamy and nutty taste at the same time without any sense of guilt.
Motivation, determination, and hard work are the what helps a person get inspired and start losing weight. “The key to staying motivated to lose weight is similar to the amount of fuel in a car—you don’t need the motivation tank to be full to drive, you just need to prevent it from running empty,” says Joshua C. Klapow, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and author of Living SMART: 5 Essential Skills to Change Your Health Habits Forever. Set a goal for your fitness and keep track of your progress along the way. Keep on motivating yourself and think of other solutions to replace all the bad habits that set you off track. Do not let your fears and beliefs control your mind and hold you back.