Have y’all seen this video? It’s been flying around Facebook for a few days and I love it.
Why do I love it? It’s not because it’s a weight loss “success story” because I’ve seen far too many of those that don’t have happy endings (all the weight is gained back PLUS some). Weight loss isn’t necessary for improved health and happiness either.
Two days ago I posted a blog article about a man who lost 150 lbs using an app called Lose It. I don’t think this is a real success story because he ended up binge-eating on food because he restricted himself so much (aka dieting).
Today, I am sharing a story of a woman who lost 185 lbs the “right” way (if there is such a thing): she made minor changes to her diet and increased her activity level. That’s right, she did NOT go on a diet but merely changed the type of foods she consumed and exercised consistently.
Steve Lochner lost a lot of weight. He did it with the help of a food tracker app called “Lose It”. Lochner’s goal was to consume fewer than 2,500 calories a day, and he used a food tracker called “Lose It” to record everything he ate and drank for three years. The result? He lost 100 pounds.
A true success story. Right?
I read about Lochner in a recent New York Times article that said people who record their food intake are more successful with weight loss than those who don’t. In fact, several studies show this to be true, and now a dozen food tracking apps are on the market.