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Time-tested Tricks to Lose Weight and Still Have a Social Life. by Julia Malacoff. June 21, 2018. No Comments.

Share it: “It is incredibly important to be able to learn to eat for the rest of your life, at home, at restaurants and in social situations!”. Time-tested Tricks to Lose Weight and Still Have a Social Life – BYJENNIFERLYNN Going out and being social when you’re trying to get healthier — whether to lose weight or train for a race — can be a challenge. Not only is peer pressure real, but there are so many temptations that even a willpower of steel can’t withstand. GOING out and having a social life when you’re trying to lose weight can be a huge challenge.

It’s all too easy to give into peer-pressure and drink a. Add in generous amounts of freshly squeezed lemon, lime, pineapple, or orange juice. Then add in chunks of cucumber, pineapple or melon.

Lemon and lime wedges are great too if desired. Other ideas are pomegranate seeds, cherry halves, pieces of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries. We ask an expert how to keep your social life from wrecking your healthy-eating goals 73% of African Americans said they did not have emergency funds to cover three months of expenses. Numerous studies show that such a regimen can help you lose 2–3 times as much weight as a standard low-fat diet while also improving your health (23, 24, 25). 10. Use Smaller Plates.

Courtesy of Kevin Gendreau. Kevin Gendreau, MD, 31, wrestled with a food addiction for more than a decade, and was 306 pounds at his heaviest. “I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, hypertension, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, and sleep apnea, among other things,” Gendreau told Best Life in October.”I knew they were all because of my eating habits, but I just couldn’t stop.”. Anything above 150 and I’m just too tired to care about dating and men and all that. I still get asked out but I don’t go. My weight goes down my energy level goes up a lot.

I want to be out more doing things. More weight on and I turn into a social slug. 150 seems to be a dividing line for me in so far as my social life is concerned. Muscle weight, that is.

If two women both weigh 150 pounds and only one lifts weights, the lifter will more likely fit into a smaller pant size than her sedentary counterpart. Likewise, a 150. Failure is the number one fear among medical students especially since it can literally be a matter of life and death. This fear really starts to set in when it comes time to taking the USMLE..

While it’s true we are no strangers to test-taking and medical assessments, the USMLE is not a commonplace exam and should never be taken as such.

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Others find it easier to get started—and to keep going—if they set up a regular exercise-and-socialize date with a friend.

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Time: Lots of time spent in activities needed to obtain exercise “I organize my life around my exercise.”

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Whether you lose weight, remain the same or gain weight during that time period, you can reflect back on your behavior and make whatever adjustments might be necessary.

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You can do this by keeping a daily journal of activities and noting which ones are easier than others.

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I had some success, but the issues of how to navigate the loneliness and how to maintain the weight loss were never addressed.

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Researchers at University College London tracked people attempting to form different types of new habits.

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I used self-hypnosis to motivate myself to exercise and lose weight.

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Using my 50 words per day goal, I wrote a book about this concept called Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results.

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Try wearing a pedometer or fitness tracker and doing a typical amount of activity for one day.

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One major thing that I didn’t consider in the beginning of my weight loss journey was my introversion.

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  • On the chewing one a better alternative is to take smaller bites chew thoroughly and completely swallow before taking the next bite. Basically don’t gobble your food.

  • Best tip is…only buy natural healthy foods that aren’t processed and full of sugars, salts, (bad) fats and preservatives. You’ll literally only eat when your body is truly hungry. You won’t have bad cravings. And make going out to eat minimal and only opt for the healthy options. It gets so easy when it’s what you really want to do! I’ve found that this is what really works for me and I’m so happy. I don’t keep chips or cookies or anything like that in my house.

  • What’s the cheapest and a selection of different products that test ketones and diabetes levels? It’s a bit of an expensive minefield and when you read some comments of products, they’re very varied and not always complementary. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards

  • I eat at the counter all of the time, drink water all day, I write with both hands, work out or stretch everything night, and I can’t lose weight

  • Tip 11 no… we should eat while sitting because its a teaching of islam and islam never teach us bad thing its good for our health to eat while sitting…
    In fact u should take a half an hour walk after eating

  • Well, for me, using my non dominant hand (my right hand) while eating was actually awkward and I didn’t have a lot on my silverware as I usually did.

  • I just bought a blood ketone meter and this video was so helpful! I didn’t know if you were supposed to check ketones like you check blood glucose levels, when, how often, etc… As an RN I’ve only ever checked people’s blood glucose levels. Ketone levels and the normal ranges are a whole new thing for me. Love your channel. So glad I found it!! Thank you for all your valuable knowledge on the ketogenic diet!!!

  • I tested a diet too, here’s my results!

    So i tried the PIZZA diet

    Unfortunately it does NOT work, but it was indeed a blast to do. I couldn’t wait for the next meal! And it was easiest diet i have ever done uwu


  • Question. I do OMAD at around 5pm after 23 hour fast. Should I check right before the meal or will it be a bad time because of the fasting?

  • How I lose 2 Tiny Pounds

    For Breakfast I Ate oatmeal or Just a Protein Shake Called Ensure and A Protein Bar That Said It Was to Lose Weight And When i have no time i just Eat Toast and A Cup Of Water

    For Lunch I Eat a Salad or Sometimes The School’s Food
    But i always Grabbed Fruit to make it healthier

    And for Dinner I Just Eat What My Mom makes

    Also I Recommend You guys To Walk For 10 Minutes In The Morning Or at Least Extracise Or Do Something to get Better Results

  • Retired data geek here.
    I consider subscribing.
    You make quality videos and earning consideration from me is a lot, especially on first day.
    I have watching some channels for 3 years before subscribing.
    I have few objections here and there, but most people simply do not know this stuff anyway, so it is not your fault (faulty science forgetting facts from history).
    Nothing directly related to subject of your channel though.

  • Hi l just bought a Blood ketones monitoring system and wasn’t sure when best to do the test so your video was excellent. Thank you

  • Definitely a data geek! I love seeing how my body responds to all sorts of food and stimuli! I’m horribly afraid of needles (yes even such a tiny thing that’s not REALLY a needle) but I still check it pretty often.

  • I like to keep my mind busy so if i am reading a book or watching tv i don’t eat as much but i have to be realy interested in it or i go to find food also some days i am just lazy so if i put food where i cant reach it easily or have to get out of my bed i don’t eat it.

  • Cold water with empty stomach. Colouring
    Water each gulp food. Stand up while doing things
    Small plate food. Keep unhealthy food away
    Tall glass drink with straw. Eat breakfast straight away
    High training. Eat food slowly
    Sleep how much you can. Think of eating food
    Eat food before shopping. Keep unhealthy food away
    Don’t eat chips in fast food. Instead of unhealthy dessert brush teeth

  • Hahaha!! By reminding the audience to keep in mind that everyone is different, you kinda invalidate the title of this video, don’t you? What is the point of claiming what works and what does not work, when initially, people differ and are bound to have different results anyway?

  • You are absolutely right
    High ketone level does have no benefit
    Even worse, too high ketone levels may be a sign you are doing something wrong or going downhill
    I used to get even 7mmol/l ketones
    It wasn’t my best time to be honest
    Now I am back around 1.5mmol/l to 4.5mmol/l
    Test your ketones and glucose if you get dizzy. You may see unusually high ketone levels and unusually low glucose level.

    You need to have both testers, perfectly as single device. Testing just ketones is less then half picture.

  • That hand one would only work if you have literally never used your left hand to do things. Totally not gonna work on me cause I can use either hand when I want to.(I am ambidextrous)

  • Haha, data geek here! Although I do love data, I wish I could have seen your VERY clear & practical advice when I first began my therapeutic ketosis experiment. After testing at different times of the day,, I can confirm your recommendations. I settled on your exact suggestions (2 tests each day and the times he said)

  • Thank you for the information. I tested my ketone level each morning roughly 2 hours after waking up. However, I tested daily during my first 60 days. Test strips being expensive, I used my testing together with my journal to correlate how I felt, what I ate and what physical activity I did in relation to my ketone level. My goal was to learn how it felt to be really in ketosis. And I did loose weight. Now, I do not test very often. Mostly, I test to check if my gut or intuition is correct. I will make a guess at my ketone level, then test to see how close I am. I do this a few times a week or less.

  • Hi team in one of the other video you had asked to have a glass of water after every meal oops here you don’t recommend..please clarify…

  • Hi this is my reasoning for losing weight lol �� I have my quinceañera coming up this upcoming year aka 2020 I’m trying to just be a better me by switching how I eat slowly work out and have a mor positive mind as well as being a teenager weighing more than my mother yes it’s crazy I’m not over weight I’m right in the right side of weight for my age and height but losing a bit extra weight could bring my self confidence up a bit I’m just doing it for myself to feel better and have a more positive mindset ����‍♀️ wish me luck

  • Well this video is a complete fail for several reasons one of which is that drinking water before a meal works miracles as it increases the metabolic rate. You’re welcome

  • Hey friends,I was wondering if you heard of this weight loss program before? https://tinyurl.com/y45bzzwo It looks like a great program to help people lose weight.I was just looking for some options before I made my decision.By the way, I love the content you have been posting lately!

  • The reason why you lose appetite from cool coloured plates, I think, must be related to the fact that people over all don’t like to eat green or blue food. Our brain associates these colours with moldy food.

  • So, I’ve been doing this right. I fast daily and I test after my 21-23 hour fast which is usually between 5pm-7pm. Great information!

  • Hi. I’m new to keto, 1 week. I tested yesterday before dinner around 6pm and it was 1.4. This morning at 11am it was 3.8. I was 16/8 fasting. Is that level of 3.8 normal when fasting? The meter info says to stay between 1-3. I’m confused. Thanks for help

  • Geek here also! I’m new to the Keto diet, trying to reduce my blood glucose levels. I’ve been doing this for about six weeks now. Lowered my A1C from 8.1 to 7.0
    Just started testing my Ketone level yesterday. It was a 3.5
    I’m eating as best I can a low carb diet. I’ve dropped my weight from + or 154lb’s to + or 133lb’s. Weight loss is not my main concern. A1C and glucose levels are and getting off my meds are #1 concern. With doctor approval I’m off two diabetes meds and B/P med. Hopefully after next A1C test in July I can reduce or eliminate last diabetes meds.
    Thank you Dr.Dan for your very easy to understand and informative methods.

  • The thing i’ve noticed with my meals is that if i eat things with healthy fats and oils in them or lots of protein i no longer want to eat anything. Especially if nuts are involved.

  • Aromatherapy works for me. When the dr asks me to fast for series of lab tests, i use a vicks inhaler and it tricks me like i am eating candy…

  • I am a student at the royal ballet school in uk, and i ALWAYS drink water before each meal.. I stay full for at least 4 hours, soo
    I don’t think this bright side experiment works for everyone

  • Different techniques work differently for others. For me, a glass of water before a meal does work and drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Eating chocolate? If someone is on a determined diet, chocolate is not the answer for curbing a craving. A nutrition specialist will tell you to snack on something healthy that’s crunchy. If someone isn’t wanting to lose much weight, yeah, chocolate I guess. Dressing up for dinner is a little nuts, but it can make someone feel better emotionally. There are some great pointers no doubt. I’m just saying that a good diet is different for everyone so they will not get discouraged. Advising chocolate to someone wanting to lose weight isn’t that good. Carbs is what puts on the weight and gives you your energy. I, myself, look at the nutrition label for the amount of carbs. Chocolate (candy bars) are the worst when it comes to gaining weight. My nutrition specialist informs me of my info. I’ve lost 30 lbs in 2 months. I’ve learned what to eat and what not to. A lot of dieters don’t realize that staying away just from potatoes and sodas would benefit weight loss.
    (You have a great channel with some interesting facts. I’m not being rude. Just trying to be helpful for anyone.) I’ve went years trying to manage my weight and got frustrated. Now I know how.

  • I don’t agree that several of these work. For instance, vanilla candles make me hungry and oatmeal will last almost as long as eggs if you add nuts, spices and don’t add sugar. Nevertheless, it is an interesting video. An added note, these bright side videos need a history or back button on their web site. It’s Web 101, folks. I arrived on this video accidentally and would really like to finish the one I was watching but alas, the web developer didn’t think of that.

  • Crazy tip… Stop and slowly count to 10 after each bite! Sounds weird, but it trains our brain to slow down and enjoy! After a while u will naturally eat slower and realize when or full����

  • Geek! ����‍♀️ I have LITERALLY been testing at all the wrong times and I just couldn’t understand why I’m not tracing at all. Thank you so much for the info doc!

  • I’m fairly new to keto so this was helpful. I don’t have a meter just the urine test strips, but they at least reassure me that I’m in ketosis. I currently test twice a day and as long as the colour shows that I’m still in the right zone I’m happy �� btw, I love that you’re here in the UK ����

  • This was SO helpful. Thank you so much!! I have been using the urine strips first thing in the morning= ALL WRONG.:) Thanks again

  • Watching video*
    Gets door dash commercial*
    Pauses ad*
    Orders fast food*
    Finishes eating*
    Finishes ad*
    Remembers what the video was about*

  • Hey, I was wondering if you have heard of this weight loss program before?


    It looks like a great program to help people lose weight. I was just looking for some options before I made my decision. By the way, I love the content you have been posting lately!

  • Go on long walks outside once a week and have a light meal afterwards. Use a pedometer to work out how many calories burned walking. Eat less calories than amount used to walk

  • You tend to eat exactly how much your body needs if you don’t have distractions like TV, books or other people’s company.
    When you’re concentrated solely on eating your meal you tend to eat only what’s necessary and your brain knows exactly when to say “stop”.
    Works for me!

  • I used to bring 2 small apples to work. At ten am I would eat an apple so that when lunch arrived I wasn’t starving and then was able to make better food choices. At three pm, I would eat a small apple so that when I got home at five, I wasn’t starving and also made better food choices.

  • Were can I get a Ketone Blood test meter in the UK??? I’ve got a Blood Glucose meter from my Doctor, as I’m Diabetic, but they won’t help me get a Keytone meter, so I have to buy a one for myself, but none seem to be available from my Pharmacist… Also Test strips and Lances. Thanks.

  • I have been testing my ketone levels before and after (high intensity) exercise out of curiosity. So far I have noticed a very strong correlation between high ketone levels before exercise and better performance.

  • I am a avid cyclist on keto for 4 months. Today I measured before a 50 mile 3 hour ride =92/.7 and then a few hours after = 65 / 1.5. Seems a very positive result.

  • Dr Dan
    This was really helpful. I will now test just before lunch and before dinner. Been stumped by the dawn effect as I would test just at get up and was extraordinarily hi ( sometimes 120) what?? but the later measurement is between 86 and 100 so it does drop. You’ve got incredible insight to this process especially looking at used ketones that cannot be measured. All the best keep doging those carbs

  • I always eat on a desert plate, and after dinner, brush my teeth. No food after that, but afterwards constantly drink tea, water and have a wine cooler. Has helped me for years. Another way to help keep food size portions in check is to eat a huge salad with low calorie dressing about 20 minutes before eating the main meal. It help fill you up with healthy veggies, and gives your brain time to begin to feel full.

  • Question: which blood meter available in UK would you recommend? I want to give Keto diet a try for 3 months but also need to monitor for ketones as I am want to make sure I am in Ketosis and see what my performance on weekend club bike rides is like if doing Keto proper, rather than borderline and be in no mans land. I am 4 weeks down already and doing well. Urine strips so far ok but I know this will change.

  • So you should eat eggs and then I looked down and a video by bright Side was titled foods not to eat and the thumbnail was a egg… ��

  • Geek here. So incredibly helpful. Thank you so much. I just got my keto monitor and just wasn’t sure what was best. Thank you again this was extremely clear and easy to understand ❤️

  • Data geek here! My husband says I’m obsessed! I’ve been checking my ketones as soon as I get up! Usually not high ketones or glucose levels. Like so many here, I needed to lower my A1C and I accomplished that in 6 months, from 6.4 to 5.4. I feel great! I am going through a bout of kidney stones at the moment. I doubled up on my potassium and magnesium intake and started doing 45 minute bath soaks in Epsom Salts! It’s working. Any thoughts on the increased incidence of kidney stones on the Keto Diet! Keep up the great work! I’ve been binge watching you all morning!

  • Super Geek here. Garmin, HR monitor, keto mojo meters for ketones and glucose… even a meter on my tennis racket to tell me what’s going on. ��

  • my glucose never seem to change whether in am or after a meal (always around 80-90s) but ketones are highest in am and lower in evening… and i only check once a week or every other week

  • I used to run in the morning
    I was testing ketones before run and after I came back home.
    I do not leave house and run right away, but I walk for around 7 minutes, run for 25-30 minutes and then walk back for around 5-6 minutes (I walk faster, as my body is already in higher performance state)
    It my ketone level fall, if liver stays absolutely fine, but they will go up if I get pain because of overworked liver due to ketone production for physical activity)

    Test yourself. Run long enough to trigger sharp pain in liver. It does need to be very painful, just sharp. When you get this you should gradually slow down and get rest of at least just walk. It will pass and it is perfectly fine. It is just signal that liver is working harder and it grows to accommodate extra body needs.

  • When you’re hungry, get a glass full of ice and fill about one third to one half of it with water. Eat the ice with a spoon. This works best with smaller ice cubes. Don’t crush the ice but also don’t get huge chunks.

  • I sense a pattern, the methods you used that forced you to slow down when eating worked better than the other methods. Like your mother said, don’t inhale your food, saver it.

  • Not all this….but just count your calories intake everyday and how much u burn….we should be burning 400-500 calories more than we consume….that’s it….don’t stress much and just have ever thing you love and doing your calculation on calories…. #loveyourself��

  • The acupressure point you described in your video is not meant to affect hunger at all, and that’s why it didn’t work. However, there is a point that I’ve used on clients and myself that is effective for appetite control, and it is located in the depression on the tragus of the ear. However, in order for it work, you need to apply some stimulation to the point to feel the effect of reduce hunger, like an ear seed, or the tip of a closed ballpoint pen. Take a look here for the exact location: https://www.earseeds.com/appetite-control/

  • the best tips for weight loos thank you
    Hey, I was wondering if you have heard of this weight loss program ( https://tinyurl.com/y329hfke ) It looks great program to help people loss weight. I was just looking for some options before I made my decision. By the way I love the content you have been posting lately.

  • Thanks so much! Haven’t lost any weight beyond my week 1 loss of 3 lbs and now on week 7. Always in ketosis between.5 and 3.0 so was really hoping to find optimal times to test. This helped so much…hoping for more fat loss soon: )

    Drink water before each meal 0:56

    Aromatherapy 1:46

    Brush your teeth instead of having dessert 2:36

    Eat standing up 3:37

    Hold silverware with the “wrong” hand 4:26

    Use cool colors in the kitchen 5:00

    Dine in the twilight 5:59

    Choose foods that digest more slowly 6:48

    Dress up for meals 7:37

    Eat 2 pieces of dark chocolate when hungry 8:17

    Acupuncture 9:01

    Food separation 9:38

    Chew everything 40 times 10:22

    Use a smaller plate 11:14

  • Weight Loss Dinner Recipes:
    Crispy Cod with Sweet Potato Fries.

    Sheet-Pan Italian Pork Chops.

    Butter-Baked Salmon and Asparagus.

    Seared Ginger-Cumin Swordfish With Blueberry-Avocado Salsa.

    Zucchini Noodles with Bacon Vinaigrette.

    Pesto Chicken.

    Warm Kale-Quinoa Salad.