Nothing too revolutionary here. -At least not in-terms of biotech inventions or hidden health-hacks and freakonomics.
Just a very determined average person trying whatever she could do, one baby-step at a time.
Teena Henson’s story is “Biggest Loser”-weight loss without all the BS or reality-TV-salaciousness.
Among those small steps were:
1) Finding a gym with workable hours,
2) Quitting soda immediately,
3) Losing other fast carbs,
4) Phasing-in exercise,
5) Switching to the healthy[est] menu at the fast-food places,
6) Then finally Substituting home-cooked produce & grocery-store foods for fast-foods completely and,
Wait for it…
7) Knowing Exactly How Many Calories She’s Supposed To Get.
-And 8) Sticking to that number.
That move alone probably puts her ahead of 90% of the people out there.
The other revolutionary move Teena made was to Avoid Fad-Diets and crazy supplements.
-Oh and by-the-way, she started her plan at Age 50!
Note: Though her intitial loss of 18 pounds in the first month does sound a bit drastic, it could be mostly Water and Carb-Bloat loss, since that’s when she ditched the soda.
The more obese someone is, generally the faster they can lose weight at the beginning. The rest of her rate nets out to about 50 pounds per year, or +/-1 pound a week.
And since she had the wisdom to adopt a plan that’s a lot closer to +/- “slow” weight-loss, she may stand a much better chance than the average dieter at ultimately keeping the weight off.
-Here’s hoping she does!
Check out the rest of Teena Henson’s full story over at CNN, along with several others from people in same tough spot.
“Starting Line”, by Jonathan Hounshell
• Source: CNN-Teena Henson
• More Coverage: CNNiReport-My Journey To Life, by Teena Henson | CNNiReport-Your “Aha!” Weight-Loss Moments