I Lost 126 Pounds After Learning About Calories

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I became sedentary from the age of 20 until the age of 40. I wrestled in high school and was athletic, but after graduation I was burned out and my eating habits didn’t change. I immediately went from 160 pounds to around 200 pounds. Over the next 20 years, I put on an additional 70 pounds.

My lifestyle then was simple: eating and sitting with very little in between. I was 100 percent sedentary and eating all of the wrong foods.

My ...

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How metabolism works and why you can’t speed it up to lose weight

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Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that break down the food we eat into energy and muscle.

Though many people think that they will lose weight if they speed up their metabolism, this isn’t necessarily true. Here’s what you need to know about the complicated relationship between metabolism and weight-loss.

Popular myths about metabolism and weight loss

When people refer to metabolism being “fast” or “slow” what they are really referring to is a measure of Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). BMR determines ...

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The Super Easy Diet Plan That Helped This Guy Lose 130 Pounds

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Unlike most people, Giovanni Enea didn’t experience a distinct turning point when he realized it was time to lose weight and get back in shape. “I just woke up one morning and thought, ‘you know, let’s just try this one last time,'” he says. Enea, 21, a student who is studying computer science in Italy, says he’d struggled with obesity for so long up until that point that it practically felt normal. “I’ve been obese since can remember. There isn’t ...

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