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Lessons From a Former Fat Guy. By Steve Kamb • Last Updated: March 21, 2010 • 33 comments. This is a guest post from my friend Jim Hodgson. Jim went from being a really big guy to a really in-shape guy, completing a freaking Ironman Triathlon this past July.

When he asked me about writing a guest post about the fat guy perspective when it. Lessons From a Former Fat Guy. Health, Weight Loss.

Share 290. Pin 489. Tweet +1.

779 Shares. I was overweight. Scratch that I was obese! With a BMI of 40.2 I was labelled morbidly obese.

When you fit into that kinda category you obviously haven’t been ‘living healthy’ and trying to make a change to a healthy lifestyle is pretty bloody hard. More Lessons from a Former Fat Guy – Part 1. Health, Weight Loss. Share 63. Pin 2. Tweet +1. 65 Shares.

Each year Prime Ministers and Presidents like to give a State of the Nation Speech to their people. You’d hope that it would be inspiring, motivating, honest and insightful. The sad truth is it’s often what’s not said that proves to.

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A determined man can win almost anything that he goes after, but unless, in his getting, he gains good will he has not profited much.” — Henry Ford, My Life and Work (1922) James Cash Penney — the man behind the J.C. Penney chain of department stores — believed that success could be measured by how a man treated others. SUBSCRIBE to the Most Incredible Stories Of India: Raghu Raman has possibly one of the most unique career profiles spanning o. And then fast forward to a few years ago till present day when the tables have metaphorically turned. To be an in shape, more confident & worldly man in his 30’s having a more successful time with young women & life in general.

And seeing the general wreckage a majority of these former young beauties end up becoming. It’s like a cosmic joke. Lesson 39: Who is This Wretched Man? (Romans 7:14-25, Overview) The closer a man draws to God, the more he sees the corruption of his old nature and the more he desires to be free from all inclination to sin.

5. The battle between the two “I’s” describes a believer, not an unbeliever.

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I couldn’t believe this guy went from being in incredible shape to trying to be a “fat guy” like me.

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He taught me how to lift weights, how to build muscle and strength, how to eat clean, and how to lose body fat.

“The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body” by Jeffry S. Life
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Atria Books, 2011

A month later he wrote to tell me that he was down 17 pounds, and after a year he had lost 80.

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Advice was most frequently sought from those who were either underweight or flabby.

“Muscletown USA: Bob Hoffman and the Manly Culture of York Barbell” by John D. Fair
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This is not a story of weight gain, per se, but rather a story in which fatness narrates his downfall.

“Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture” by Amy Erdman Farrell
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“Being overweight affects everything—it creates difficulties and lessens opportunities,” he says, acknowledging that his weight left him feeling insecure about approaching girls and creating friendships.

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There was no way an overweight fat boy could effectively tell other people how to change their lives without first changing his own!

“Born to Win: Find Your Success” by Zig Ziglar
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This is, rather, a tale about a fat man who has defined himself by his failure to be thin, and whose final, grudging self-acceptance is not sparked by any sort of epiphany, but rather by default—by the repeated demonstration of the biological inevitability of his fatness and the futility of trying to change his body.

“The Fat Studies Reader” by Esther Rothblum, Sondra Solovay, Marilyn Wann
from The Fat Studies Reader
by Esther Rothblum, Sondra Solovay, Marilyn Wann
NYU Press, 2009

He began thinking that perhaps all calories are not alike when it comes to weight management.

“The Coconut Ketogenic Diet: Supercharge Your Metabolism, Revitalize Thyroid Function, and Lose Excess Weight” by Bruce Fife
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Piccadilly Books, Limited, 2017

A lot of people will thank you for providing motivation and actionable tips while others will accuse you of fat shaming, encouraging eating disorders, and promoting an unrealistic body image.

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VeloPress, 2017

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  • I’m 10X more agile and smarter than I was before. Due to the rid of brain fog and my weightless body, I feel like I could climb a tower now. Treat your body like a temple. our body is our ride on this world, we’d want a strong healthy body for us to ride in. Don’t treat it like a trashcan.

  • I am considered pretty thin for my whole life and I don’t think it is just genes. I’ll tell you about somethings that I think keeps me thin:
    I usually eat rice with curry (consisting of carrots, potatoes, onions and mushrooms) and on special occasions our family will eat something else. At night when I need to stay up, I drink a cup of water (and sometimes with snacks like rice with seaweed, nuts, cereal, raisins, carrots or cucumbers). In the evening I would usually go on a jog or do something that will get me moving. When I eat a meal I would usually take 30-40mins to finish the food and sometimes not even finish it (always felt bad for that). I am not allowed to go out alone and will only go grocery shopping with my parents once a month (if I am lucky). Whenever I am in the store I would only buy few fatty snacks like cereal, gum(?), gummies or chocolate bar. I would never buy more than 2 fatty snacks (because I would feel bad for wasting money). Oh btw I don’t drink sodas or juices (idk for some reason I would just drink tea or water). And yeah�� I hope this helps out(?) somehow

  • I thought a dad bod was not really overweight but not really in shape either. No clue, but all I know is it’s not up to me to decide what anyone else should like!

  • I’m a lot more approachable and smile more.

    Of course there’s many physical benefits sex feels better, less joint pain, better endurance and I don’t eat as much.

    But the biggest change is how I carry myself. I WANT to look good now. Before I didn’t care so much about my appearance.

  • Cut sugar it’s everywhere… fruits…. yeah honey but that is fruit sugar and it’s way more harmless than industrial sugar, eat fruits for ffs I am a Nutrition and sport student in my third semester fruit sugar and lactose are both sugar from the monosaccharides BUT they bypass insulin and blood sugar and are way healthier than other shit. AND how are low-carb people drink Gatorade? If there is industrial sugar in it, I am a hundred percent certain that they don’t do low-carb OR there is no “real” sugar in it and its something like aspartame (sweetener) in it, which also is not healthy but has zero calories and carbohydrates with some downdrafts like resorption problems because it resorts too much water on the way out if you know what I mean

  • It’s all rite 4 u you don’t have a crap pin in yer shoulder your life hasn’t been wreak because of this its been 14 teen years now let me see you have or solve this one smart arse and please don’t say train the rest of yer body ��

  • Girls or guys like that are not worth what little time we have on this earth they don’t respect how you are just what you can do for them. going out with someone like that will only end in tears.

  • I don’t think dad bod = obese. Dad bod equals a middle aged dude who probably weighs 235 and does chest once a week in between beers.

  • I was 60kg at age 10 and then I lost so much weight over summer (I lost 7kg) and everyone has been calling me “skinny” or saying “oh you’re not fat anymore” or “wow you’re so much prettier now” and like I gained literally 2kg and people are like “she’s been gaining weight recently and I’m just like can people just leave me alone

  • Hello John,

    This is awesome video. I am glad you provided your insight on this topic. I find the dad bod a funny term. I feel if we are all going to the gym to be a healthier me then I should be encouraged or encourage someone else to be better version of themselves.

  • John, the Dad Bod, my opinion, for whatever its worth lol, I have really only dated guys with Dad bods. NOT at all for my own insecure reasons, or to feel better about myself… but because these guys with the dad bods I was attracted to, were confident. None of them worked out, or worried about calories in, calories out, they were genuine, with great sense of humors, they were hard workers, so what they were a lil soft in the middle and around the sides? lol. They had no trouble taking off their shirts at the beach and sportin their soft areas, they were CONFIDENT. And had/have every reason to be. I guess what I’m saying is, appearance shouldn’t be the SOLE reason you date someone.. If you are confident that is sexier than any physique. Confident, not cocky. big difference. lol. Its all about the confidence.

  • Lost over 100 pounds. Pros: Clothes fit better, confidence is so much higher, sex life is better, i’m more active and actually enjoy exercise.
    Cons: “friend/family” loss because toy don’t take as much shit due to low self esteem. Oh wait, that’s a win ��

  • I find intermittent fasting is most effective for me. I give myself a window of time to eat during the day like 10am-7pm. This helps me from over eating at night… my worst habit that lead me to being overweight in the first place. Sure, I go to bed hungry some nights but it’s not actual hunger it’s cravings & boredom.

  • You will most likely gain the weight back. You will most likely fail. It’s not your fault you have no free will, your brain will make you crave fast food and sweets. The best you can do is forgive yourself and take it slow, weight loss is a battle of the mind nothing else.

  • I was a sugar addict. I think my whole family has a sweet tooth and luckily we are not prone to diabetes. Best thing i did was give up sugar. I lost weight I couldn’t previously loose and my arthritis went away, which was another brilliant side effect.

  • 7:33 Omg! That’s exactly me! age, weight, not eating meet, trying to lose weight couple times, trip to Italy, problems with acne, even the Chloe Ting’s challenges! It’s sooo creepy ����

  • Okay, does anyone know how to stop eating a lot? Like, I’m not hungry or thirsty or bored, I just feel the insatiable need to eat the highest calorie food I can find. It’s all I can think of.

  • In the UK, I’m not sure if it’s in all UK countries but definitely in Wales, every year we would have a few days where we would go to the local pool and do swimming lessons just to make sure everyone could swim before comprehensive school (Middle school I think) and like I remember never wanting to do it but I would be forced into it and I could never enjoy myself because of it. It’s not fair that schools force you to do things that your not comfortable in doing.

  • Going to the gym should definitely be about improving yourself, physically and mentally and also the physique will come along the process but what you said is so true! Like if you go to the gym just to look good or to be a better person than the rest of the people, then you won’t even last in the gym or have the motivation to go to the gym after a while!

  • I could tell you were done with the video so I paused it to leave but I realized I didn’t want your outro and no obese2beast video is complete without it so I had to come back to watch the last three seconds

  • Currently losing weight and hearing what can happen to me when i lose a lot of it gives me a huge motivationboost. And heeeyyyyyyy back to you Luke ❤

  • Honestly I just like confidence and warm heart. Doesn’t matter to me if they’re fit, average, chubby, etc. I’d rather be with a guy who makes me feel secure and happy. I’m not so shallow that I’d only want guys with “dad bods” to make me look “good” ya know. Well anyway, I like watching you. You’re super chill, real, and just have a very open personality that seems very genuine. ☺️

  • When you get a craving for a ham burger or candy. Just get a tub of Tillamook ice cream. I get the chocolate, moose vanilla bean ice cream. And I just goard on it until I get sick of it. So the next time I get a craving I remember the grotesque feeling from the last time I goarded myself. So this is how I have keep all cravings at bay. By the way I have lost most of my weight by fasting and on keto. I highly recommend a plant based diet. Keep in mind that the food companies put sugar, salt and chemicals in all there foods including sauses and said dressings these things are all full of sugar. Which will pack the pounds back on. By the way, learn that even all restaurants use canola oil and chemicals to colk there meats. So you have to learn to feed yourself. And fasting is key. Remember it’s your body ask your self one simple question. How bad do you want to keep your toes. That’s right your toes. Cause that’s the first thing to go when you are diabetic.

  • My favourite thing about losing weight is my back and shoulders are not as painful, I have a smaller appetite, I don’t binge anymore and I don’t struggle with falling a sleep anymore. I was 220 lbs and now I’m 158.8 lbs ����( I’m still trying to lose more)

  • Best tip I ever got was get on keto fatty. Eat fat to destroy fat. 50 lbs later it’s still off. Sucks that you can’t go out for burgers and drinks with your friends, initially but once you get to a certain body goal you can break occasionally and be fine. Minus the stomach bloating the next couple of days lol

  • The mentality behind it is so sad! I just hope that people could see behind the looks.
    A very beautiful person can turn out to be very ugly if she/he treat other people shitty..
    (I dunno if I got to say what I wanted, because English is not my first language, but I hope you got the point!) So personality plays the last role in any relationships, in my opinion.:) Love your haircut!

  • I’d like to add in improved sleep. This is my main motivation to lose weight, I don’t sleep well and I have a suspicion it might be sleep apnea.

  • I thought I was so pretty and that I looked fine. That is,until my dad started to comment on my weight when little did he know the food he was feeding me made me gain 10 pounds in 2 WEEKS!

  • Hi Dhar Mann,
    I am your fan from Malaysia. I subscribed to your channel and follow / watch all your videos. I love the messages.

    However, I would like to give my feedback on your videos.

    1) Actress appearance upgraded ☑️��
    I love to see how different the actors and actresses look in each video. Their make up, hairstyle, dresses..etc.

    2) Script @ dialogues i can see you tried to make some changes. But in this video, i think it remains the same ��

    You may make it more realistic by changing e.g. the style, intonation, expressions, please..
    These are some examples:
    “actually, i do..” -> e.g. “ahah! You have no idea, mam.. The truth is.. i have a daughter……”
    “So you see..” -> perhaps, “well… ” Etc.etc.
    “My gosh… ” -> “really?? Oh my… I am so sorry..”
    She also might hug her daughter when she apologize and explain to her…

    Dear Dhar Mann,
    I apologize if you feel disturbed by my comment. It is just my humble opinion.
    Again, thank you for sharing good messages in your videos.
    I wish you all the best, and look forward for more life changing videos from you.

    Thank you ����

  • That last story fit so perfectly with the video. I also feels so much stronger, capable of everything and that in turn motivates me. Due to a disability I’m still well below average in strength, mobility etc. despite working on my health at least an hour a day and eating healthy. I used to be beyond envious of others, now I don’t care, I only work to be able to do more than I could before and in that aspect I feel like a goddamn superhero.

    For the first time in ever I’m capable of occasionally going out, maintaining a household without it taking up my whole life. I hope, with the right guidance, to pick up a job, be it part time, full time, voluntary, I don’t care. Though I’d love a full-time job and life a as close to normal life as possible. These are things I never dared to dream off, now I’m actively working on achieving them. Even my hobbies have shifted from video-games to studying, currently picking up a 3rd language (Spanish) just for fun. I used to focus so much on the negatives, now I see nothing but positives.

    I know it’s a major reduction in chronic pain as well as more steady pain, than the weight-loss, but the weight-loss got me here. Shame the world is on its ass right now, delaying my plans, but even that I took much better than I would have previously.

  • I wish someone could tell me that I’m beautiful AND chubby, not “even though I’m chubby.” I wish someone could tell me that looks don’t matter, and that they simply love me for who I am as a person but no one says those things, and I assume I’m not alone in wanting to hear them. So to all of you out there you are glorious, beautiful, strong, and I am so proud of you for being here today despite all the things that life has thrown you. I don’t care if you’re fat, skinny, chubby, whatever. You are worthy of love and acceptance and understanding, especially from yourself. So love yourself you silly cheeto or I WILL come over there and… hug you? Take care. Please. For you. ❤️❤️❤️

  • The last few years I have set a new years goal in July. When new years comes around and the days leading to it. I’m in a positve sense of being for what I’m going to make my actual new year’s resolution be. It’s simple but it works.

    If it’s 10-15lbs that I lost from July to when new years actually comes around. My confidence and determination for my new years resolution is high because atleast I’ve given myself a 10-15lbs head start. Hells yes, Hallaluigh, and a Napolean Dynamtye “YESSSSS” to me����������������

  • the one thing that helped me is that I enjoy using the pomedoro method that is usually used for studying, for weight loss, not the exact times but it’s like doing things in intervals. Example: I study for 35-45 minutes sedentary work, and 15 minutes active dancing to music feeling the music. This method keeps me productive and constantly energized.

  • Personally I am more attracted to men who put effort and take time I to themselves. I think it’s sexy when I guy takes pride in his apprehended. I like a man who feels confident in himself. Even if he is not the most buff guy around and has a bit of a dad bod. (Although I do think biceps are the most attractive thing on a man)

  • It’s honestly just the little changes and being reasonable with yourself. Craving a burger? Eat a burger, but ditch the bun! Want some soda? Allow yourself one each day. Listen to your body, but have awareness and make better choices. Eating better doesn’t need to be switching to nothing be kale salad and nuts, just making small improvements and adjustments until you organically reach a place that feels right. Every time I tried to give up soda cold turkey, I failed. So, instead of cutting myself off, I started cutting back. The more I cut back, the less I craved it, and now, I don’t drink it at all.

  • My pants don’t rub at the upper thigh area as much. I would get holes there and I would have to either throw it away or sew a patch on. It also hurts to just walk because of the rubbing.

  • I just finished weigh ins and lost 25 pounds in 5 days but it’s mostly water weight that you gain back in less than a day. The diet is stupid strict making my regular diet be delicious.

  • Being in a caloric deficit does not mean less food, it just means less calories. You can eat a a lot of food for very little calories if you’re smart about it. Eat egg whites instead of egg yolks, use PB2 instead of regular peanut butter, eat popcorn instead of chips. Don’t cook with oils. You wouldn’t spend $500 for pack of thumbtacks. You shouldn’t spend 100 calories for a tablespoon of mayonnaise either. You have to outsmart your diet.

  • What helps me is to remind myself that the food I want WILL be there later if I want it later. I don’t need to be scared of it. It won’t disappear. I won’t die. I just need to calm down a little bit.

  • The mental aspect is honestly the hardest part. Especially when your always the biggest person out of your friend group or you family.

  • Back to school shopping is my least favorite time of the year, I always end up with 6-7 plain colored baggy shirts and 1 or 2 with a design that I only wore under jackets. Also nothing but jeans even though its 90+ degrees.

  • These tips were really helpful, thanks for finding them and making this video. I’d say joining a support group is helpful. My friends are fit or naturally slender, having friends like myself is helpful.

  • I have always been a tall skinny guy. My dating life is just as terrible because people still judge you on what they want to believe on VS who you are… When it comes to it don’t let people put you in a box.

  • I’m attracted to a little extra meat on my guy. I want my man to take care of himself and be active and healthy but “dad bod” is what floats my boat. To me that might look like a bit of a belly and something soft to grab around the edges

  • Am 15 and am 77kgs….i was 82 previously but in the course of time i did push myself really hard and managed to lose 5kgs….and everytime i see those perfectly figured chicks around me and them being the only one’s getting asked out by the guys in school..i feel sooo terrible abt myself that y did god push me into this sinful body cuz these girls literally go around eating everything….that is food consisting fat and carbohydrates and due to the sake of their metabolism they still get asked out whereas am the one sitting there staring at my crush and the girl with the perfect waist he’s roaming around with starving myself down…….

  • I love your hair!!
    I totally agree with you on this subject..I honestly had no idea what the story behind it was…I just think it’s completely hurtful and makes her look really self centered to say things like that…she must some issues she needs to work on:-)

  • I just started my diet again after losing 15 pounds (which was a lot for me) and then putting it back on. The trick I used was making myself believe that stuff like chocolate and waffles etc. were disgusting bc of how many saturates and sugar is in them. I actually tricked myself into not wanting them at all. I only fucked up when it came to easter and I let myself off for one day, except one day turned into a couple of months.

  • For me intermittent fasting works the best. Due to eating disorders I sometimes struggle to ‘feel hungry’ or act on it so not eating for 24h is way easier than for most people. If you want to start with it do it slow. Drink a lot and don’t go for 24h without eating for the first month. Work on getting used to a 16h fast-8h eat rhythm before going without longer and be sure you have somebody to keep an eye on you in case something would go wrong and most importantly, please go to a doctor before. Do bloodwork and see if it’s good for you. If you’re already lacking vitamins make sure you focus on eating balanced when you do eat

  • If you need to put others down or have them around because their imperfections seem more obvious to others, you use them as like a shield or a cover for your own imperfections. Meaning you have so many issues that you’re ignoring, things that’ll pop up at some point and screw you over because if you do that with one person, there’s a huge chance that you do that with lots of people or you’ve got a lot of unhealthy self-hate building up somewhere. 

    But honestly, the whole dadbod thing… To be honest, I can actually kind of see the appeal in it. It’s comfortable and laidback, and one can assume that someone with the dadbod probably has way more going on in their life than thinking about aesthetics/going to the gym, which SOME people really just think is unnecessary. Plus the name kind of gives that feel, like “ladies. this is the man you want because he will help you selflessly raise your children and put his body through [approximately] the same amount of exertion that you will”. 

    My 2 cents. lol. xD

  • isnt the term “dad bod” and open to interpretation thu? a dad bod to somebody else might not be a db to me?
    I generally have respect for people who respect their body and health regardless they had abbs or not. If someonedy only allows nutrious food into their bodies (unless they have a medical conditioned), they are going to be slim anyway. But i also prefer somebody who likes to move so we can encourage each other and lead an active life.

  • I was planning on doing a chloe ting workout challenge during the pandemic. I know it seems odd, but in my state we can’t go to the gym anymore they are all closed (not complaining I understand why). I also think I will go for a walk today, I live in a suburban area, so I won’t run into 10 people on a walk lol

  • Only take half the portion you think you need. Eat that portion. Wait 30 minutes after eating it. If you are still hungry, have a little more. I started doing that and realized after about a week or two that I was full before that 30 minutes was done.

  • Intermittent fasting! One day a week dont consume any calories just water on top of normal dieting and exercise and you’ll jumpstart weightloss like crazy.

  • First off, love the hair! Second, I look for people who have a personality that I like…although we see people first and talk to them second it does make a difference to  if they look aesthetically pleasing to my eye. I know that not everyone can have a body building type of body and thats 100% ok to me as long as they care about how they treat their body and mind. I do think its sad that someone would want to be with a person who is not quite their equal in appearance just to boost there own confidence. But to each’s own. Good talk!

  • If you have a plan that you think is going to work for you, STICK TO IT. I’ve recently stopped telling people about my diet because everyone wants to share their opinion and point out what your doing wrong or how another person did it. That point about the sabotage is true, it might come from a place of innocence but beware of people trying to convince you to eat certain junk only to break your own momentum for listening to too many outside voices��

  • Dapper hair cut, and it’s nice to hear your perspective on this! I definitely saw a lot of support on the part of the dad bod on my end of things. Some people even suggested that a dad bod showed that they cared more about their families? Some people were even saying that if you were against the dad bod you were part of the fat shaming movement. It was all very weird.

  • Less sugar and sweets, more water, Diet Coke, black coffee, dark chocolate, oats and whole bunch of cottage cheese. Crunchy snacks once in a while; need that mouthfeel of junk food. One cheat day in a week, it’s actually good for both, your body and your mind, relieves stress, but don’t overeat. Counting everything what you eat, even little bites. Most important is calorie deficit. Buy yourself a mini scales goddammit. Almost 6 months in this bitch, lost 20 kg (44 pounds), and pretty much half way through.
    Start slowly, prepare your body for that, otherwise you can fuck your immune system up, your harmonies and you’ll ended up broken physically and mentally. To be honest, with all the info online you could chose the way that suits you. And if you want take your weight loss on another level, find yourself a doctor and ask him what blood tests you should make before starting your diet. Blood could be a trigger for a lot of things. Then, ask doctor to compare the results after losing a few kg or pounds. You’ll see what your body misses and needs the most for healthy weight loss. Make some corrections, take a week or two weeks break, and continue journey for desirable shape. And the way is pretty fun, really.

  • When I was eight, I had weighed 195 pounds and was 4′ 6″… Now, at age twelve, I weigh 139 pounds and am 5′ 8″. I got to this point because of starving myself, almost to the point of breaking down. And I still do it. I still feel self-conscious, I still have issues with coming to terms with my body. I feel like I’m trying to destroy myself.

  • A kind of video that I never see which I would find SO helpful is losing little weight from 5-20 pounds or so. I’ve truly changed my diet and am always within my calorie limit (I track them with my fitness pal) and I literally haven’t lost not one pound. It’d be amazing if you asked your sub reddit and made a video about this because I have no idea what more I should be doing (obv apart from exercising which I just don’t have the time for this year)

  • I have found if you avidly follow an athletic hobby like football, karate, or mountain climbing and train at least two days a week for that sport (more if possible) the weight will sneak off you without thinking about it.

  • I remember always dreading the moment my mom would say to go to the store and get some new clothes. she would always say something that she thought was a tip to me about my wieght but it wasnt. she would say things like, “look how fat you’ve gotten, your almost the same size as your sister” or she would whisper ” look how fat you look in this dress, you need to look at what you eat.” I was only 10. it broke me inside

  • A couple months ago I went to a buffet for my friends 16th birthday and when my mum picked me up she called me obese. I burst into tears and she called me a wimp. I felt insecure as it is because i hate eating around people then she said that to me and it really hurt me.

  • So basically if you need to lower someone to feel better about yourself..get help. Second is that not many women like the sexy man bod lol. Lesson learned✌

  • I don’t really have an opinion on the dad bod. If we click and have a lot of laughs, that’s what I’m all about. Amazing and horrible people come in all shapes and sizes. I just love human beings with❤️

  • Hmm well I think I’m the complete opposite of that girl. Surrounding myself with people who have better bodies than me (both guys and girls, not just talking about a guy I may date) actually motivate me to get better myself. We are who we spend time with, I think.

  • Id much rather have someone with a good heart & good personality than a hot body & a shitty personality! It’s a lot easier to work on your body than a crappy personality! But with that being said I feel it’s also important to be on the same page with health & fitness so you don’t gain the weight with that person! If that makes any sense! ����

  • I can’t say that i like it but I’m not going to complain if my man has a dad bod �� it just sucks that we call it a “dad bod”, I keep thinking of my fathers beer belly haha ��. Love you!!:D

  • Thanks Luke for making this youtube channel. Sometimes it seems like there’s a lot of hate thrown at this subject because it seems like people associate working out with body shaming. That is so far from the truth! I love my body, I love it so much to the point to where I’m working out and eating healthy to give it the best fuel it needs to live and be it’s best self! As someone who is working her way from 366 lbs, currently at 357, it’s hard but so worth it and these stories give me so much encouragement! Yall are the best and I’m so proud to be called a narwhal and am excited to see new stories of other new narwhals on their journeys to health!

  • The stuff you desire will always be available for sale… That convenience store will be selling a snickers bar in three months etc… you cannot keep making excuses for events there’s always going to be something that comes up you just have to Realize it’s it’s for a season and you cannot give into every occasion

  • I like the Keto and Intermittent fasting post. Yep, it isn’t for everybody, some people just can’t do it because of hunger or cravings. I, for some reason, am very compatible with Keto, at 274 lbs, I don’t feel hungry for like the first time in a while, I don’t eat 24/7, and I actually drink water.

  • I used to be overweight and addicted to food, then I started to count calories and exercise a LOT (still doing it). I’ve loosed all the extra weight now, but I think I have a eating disorder. Please be careful, don’t obsess too much, my stomach and happiness are ruined forever (sorry for my English, in my country we speak Spanish).

  • I think dad bod has a certain appeal based on an individual’s values. A person who values a fitness lifestyle is going to be much less prone to valuing a dad bod. But, it does have a sort of “romanesque” appeal of “I value hedonic pleasures. Pizzas, beers, days of netflix.” And for people that also value that hedonic lackadaisical lifestyle it’s a great indicator of “oh we probably like to do the same things”.

    I’m with you on the; looking for a body in my partner that makes me feel prettier or more handsome. A partner is not a handbag or nikes to boost your self worth. A partner is a best friend with whom you can happily spend your present and future with, with love, compassion, support, and trust.

  • I threw my scale away 15 years ago, and the number has been absolutely irrelevant since then. At the doctor they can check it, but they know not to tell me the number or even comment on pounds gained or lost. Not having a number to focus on has allowed me to focus more on how I feel. My weight has fluctuated, but so has my diet and exercise, and I have gained a genuine understanding of how my body responds to different foods and activities. These days I find joy in lots of unconventional workouts, including martial arts and sword dancing, sometimes mixed in with weights and cardio. I’ve found ways to alleviate my own problems (arthritis and fibromyalgia) through curbing my dietary intake in certain ways, ways which no one else really could have decided for me I had to feel it for myself. At both a size 24 and a size 6, and even now my current size of 12-14, I’ve been extremely comfortable in my body, appreciating everything it has done for me, beyond the value society might try to give it.

    TL;DR: focusing on a number/goal doesn’t work for everyone, and sometimes the numbers are just a distraction from what you’re really trying to do for yourself.

  • when I eat junk I eat it really slowly like really take my time and makes me feel fuller faster then when I chomp it down and end up feeling empty

  • I’m still fat lol I gained a ton of weight from stress eating. My grandpa said “eating isn’t a hobby” after I told him I had hobbies

  • stop eating sugar, excersize at least an hour a day, eat either salad or vegetables with every dinner and don’t eat fatty meats because that will make you feel like shit and want to stop, be consistent and if you do all these things then you will lose weight like crazy and I know because this is exactly what I did and for the exercise, you don’t need to walk or run and you don’t need to do stuff you hate especially if you just starting I would recommend doing something easy or fun and for me, that weights and walking and then after doing that for a few months a started walking to and from school even on sport days and I don’t count that as exercise but you can if you want I just don’t count it because its a way of transportation and so every day I now go to the gym for 2 hours but when I started I only went for 30 minutes and that’s great when your starting because your body will take a while to get used to it and when it does you will be craving more and I now walk to school and walk back, I go to the gym everyday apart from Wednesdays and that is because I also do Army Cadets and i started with being obese and never leaving my room and not even going to school because i felt way to fat and knew i was gonna get bullied and i now don’t get bullied i have way more friends then i need i talk to everyone and everyone talks to me and i feel happy and confident for the first time in 7 years and all of that came from excersizing. its truly incredible what a little bit of moving and healthy eating every day can do to your life

  • Ya! That is so wrong!! lol. I think its fine if a guy has some fat on his body. Personality and confidence is key but it helps to have a nice face!:)

  • Idk but I stopped eating bread and substituted it with crisp bread and started eating avocados and I lost like 5 kg in a few months. I didn’t eat the crisp breads every day tho and I tried to eat avocado as much as possible. Also I ran out of crisp bread and have been too lazy to buy it for the past month but havent gained any weight back (I also rarely exercise lol, I walk a lot when I go out with friends and do a few home workouts but that’s about it) (also I went from 54kg to 49kg in like 2-3 months, I wasn’t really thinking about losing weight I just generally wanted to eat healthier)

  • It kinda sucks because you try so hard to lose so much weight, when you reach your desired weight you still feel the need to lose more because your just so used to it not being enough and you’re in a constant loop of weight loss attempts.

  • Don’t necessarily think about the numbers. Pay more attention to the measurements of the waist, thighs, arms, etc. because sometimes while you’re losing fat, you’re gaining muscle. And muscle can cause your weight to stagnate

  • What I find really unsettling about the “dad bod” backlash is that so many men that are complaining about it would admit to wanting to date really small petite woman so that they could feel like a beast. Isn’t that kind of the same thing? I don’t really see the problem. Everyone has different physical preferences!

  • I was fasting and i lost 40 then quit my job and started eating again i gained most back I started fasting again and i lost 20 So far but Now I quit bread and drink smoothies if I’m really hungry during fasting
    And I don’t eat fast food I have a pizza once every 2 months as a reward

  • There really is sugar in everything even hospital food. Whats one meal you don’t add sugar to? Spaghetti, meatloaf, beef goulash, etc. The hospital will add sugar to that. The only thing in the cafeteria without extra sugar is the sandwichs and the salad bar. My mom always questioned why she got so fat after working there. Its because she ate their food.

  • I am using my cousins account becaz im using her old phone.i am 10.i am still fat till today.people told me to loose weight.i got really emberassed on how i look on clothes.i stopped being confident about my looks.i stopped eating my favorite foods(not so).and the worst of all,i see myself as a girl who is big as an adult,please help my depressed problem by replying your fat shaming.someday ill be as slim as a normal girl (atleast). Have a good time

  • I just started my weightloss journey. My first step is just to eat the foods i like, just 90% less of it. Eat a ton of veggies or even drink a large glass of water and when you are just about full on those low cal veggies/ water, have a few chips, a small slice of pizza. You will feel full and the last thing you ate is something you love so you can trick yourself into thinking you had a huge plate of pizza. I started last month, im taking it slowly, and ive lost 6 pounds already without really feeling like im on a “diet”. There is a huge psychological advantage to this. Also have a “cheat day” a few times a month. to me, a cheat day is maybe going from 1200 cals a day (1 to 2 lb a week weight loss) to 1600 or 1700 (cals you need to maintain weight) get drinks that are 5 cals or less per bottle and cut out soda. Walmart has cheap flavor enhancers that are 0 to 5 cals per squirt. Tastee. ��

    My biggest enemy was me and every time i tried before i just hated myself and constantly though more and more about being on a diet and how much i missed so and so food. This time has been completely different so far.

  • Used to be 256 pounds at 5’5”now down to 188 and still lowering… My advice: it’s a life style choice, find one you can see yourself doing for your entire life and not want to kill yourself.

    My sister weighs her food before she eats it and has been trying to lose the same 20lbs for 5 years. No one wants to do that shit, and even if you don’t admit it it’s very discouraging for weight loss.

    I still eat crap food just cheese sticks and what not on a daily basis, but also eat a shit load of salmon and veggies with fruit as a snack. And I exercise. You can eat crap food as long as you give your body the nutrients it needs and the required exercise.

  • This mom was fat shaming her daughter ��, she said nothing �� about her being ugly.She was stil wrong,we are supposed to love our children….

  • Loving the hair���� and totally agree with you on this! And I’m a very open minded person when it comes to a guy’s body so I do like dad bod. I like pretty much everything because I focus more on the personality than the guys body ☺️

  • I go to the gym because I struggle a lot with insecurity. I go for myself and to challenge myself (I also have started living a really healthy lifestyle). But now that I have a nice looking body, one that I’m pretty happy with, I get a lot of attention from guys & girls and it makes me feel insecure too. It’s funny how that worked. I guess it’s more of a confident mentality that I have to work on as well.

  • i think “dadbod” is kinda nice because it brought to light the fact that someone doesnt need a perfect body to be attractive.. and although the motives behind the whole trend are stupid, i think it helped guys who are struggling to get in shape feel more okay with where they are now.

  • 1. Dont drink calories.
    2. Count your calories.
    3. Make small changes, dont “go on a diet” change habits! Weight loss takes time. Smaller goals are easier to accomplish and it makes yourself better.
    4. Dont restrict everything, your mind will go crazy and the cravings will destroy you. You wanne eat a small slice of apple pie after 1-2 weeks of restriction, go for it.
    5. Eat slowly!
    6. Never underestimate your psyche (mentality?!?) its your strongest tool to lose weight and stay at a preferred weight.
    6. And last, water is your friend. Stay hydrated, drink at least 1 pound (500ml) of water before eating your meal, you will be way fuller afterwards.
    Thats my tipps, worked very well for me.

  • That haircut is looking so nice I forgot to mention it in the zoats video. Don’t take this the wrong way but you look hella attractive and I’m a straight male. Like I mean HELLA attractive. I love it so much… so much…

  • I think the dad bod is a just another “body positive” movement but, when people only choose people to make themselves look better that’s kind of mean, ya know? Anyway great video as always loved it & u!

  • One of my biggest ones was when i would want to buy/eat something unhealthy, i would choose not to by telling myself “if i don’t eat that snickers bar, then that is 250 calories that i don’t need to burn off”. I used to be 230. Just hit 167 today:)

  • Everyone is allowed to have their own preference not everyone wants a bodybuilder. Her reasoning may be screwed up but her preference is her preference. My wife loves my Dad Bod. She might leave me when I lose the rest of this weight and I’m all Look how buff I am…lol

  • 1. I don’t feel worried about fitting into theme park ride seats

    2. Losing a lot of weight after 15 years of obesity means having 15 years of leg day. Amazing looking calve muscles

  • This year I lost 4 stone and I’m now going into yr10, everyday I get omg you’ve changed, I followed a strict exercise routine and went vegan. best decision.

  • Also, eat fruits like plums or kiwis which contain fiber and make you feel full for longer time (specially plums, once I ate two for breakfast and when lunch time came I even didn’t feel hungry but my stomach was still full lmao)

  • Also pls be careful bc I skipped breakfast and lunch twice and now I’ve lost my appetite for most of the day and literally feel sick when I see food and then when It’s just before dinner I feel lethargic and then Yh, it’s not the best. I also feel like I’m gonna be sick after every meal I eat and I don’t know whybut oh well lol be careful if you’re gonna skip meals❤️

  • I used to cook out of your book for joe! We were all training partners and shredded. i wish my friend Ed posted his 400lbs to 230 in less than a year. Won the amateur heavy weight championship in new England.

  • AS I woman I just like a guy who can take me into his arms (i.e. is bigger in the shoulders) you simply feel protected that way. However I generally am attracted to guys based on who they are-if I meet someone attractive but they’re personality doesn’t suit me-I stop finding that person attractive pretty much immediately-does that even make sense?? @ObesetoBeast

  • Imagine instead of listening to the girl the mom who got mad her daughter being overwight said “oh my daughter would never do that”
    As if she knows what her daughter is feeling.

  • I was really thin when I was age 0-9 but when we moved away from my house with a pool I wasn’t getting lots of excersize so I was already 110 pounds by age ten and I didn’t really think anything of it for a while but I lost all of the weight unknowingly and my friend said “remember how chunky you were when I first met you?” And i didn’t even realize cause I was a happy ten year old. And it honestly kinda hurt. I lost the weight without knowing because I joined a sport but to realize how big I actually was, was hurtful

  • Ok woman don’t bully peter Griffin wife I know he hate Lois then if this girl lose the weight he gon go back to Lois and Lois gon say “ion want you you left me for a hippo”

  • Personally I would probably not end up with a man that has a “dad bod” mostly because If that have no spent the time to physically and mentally make themselves healthy and happy how are they going to take care of themselves, a wife and children in the future?

  • Also, as a side note it was kind of nice to see all of the arrogant guys who literally think they’re better people because they lift come out of the woodwork.. did lots of friends list cleaning during that time lol

  • my family really annoys me with the fat comments they see me eating something and they say loudly, “COMIENDO otra VEZ!” (eating again!) even thigh it was my first plate. or just calling me fat in Spanish. of course my family doesn’t take anything I say seriously and they just think there joking with me but I take it seriously and it kills me me I’m 12

  • no dad bod because its unhealthy that’s the reason I workout to be healthy and live longer ppl with dad bobs have all kinds of health issues

  • Whenever i saw any comments regarding dad bod it was woman saying that it’s disgusting(imagine what they would say if it was the other way around) lol

  • I did intermittent fasting, low carb diet, cardio, you name it. Succesfull but when i stopped it i always gain weight back even more than before because those extreme diet lower our metabolism and really bad in a long term.

    Now i did strength training, build lean muscle mass. No diet, no calories counting, just less snacking.
    losing weight slower but easy and healthier.

  • I think your assessment of dad bod and the psychology behind it is pretty accurate. In my opinion, he emphasis that “dad bod” has on the physical seems to overlook the person, their attributes and personality. I find it interesting how every couple of years there is a new “trendy” body that society expects us to fit within.

  • Now I have social anxiety and depression…..I would probably like to thank my aunt who wanted me to lose weight and other random people who called me fat for this.

  • Wait loss tip: stop watching videos/tv/reading/ doing anything distracting while eating. You will end up over-eating. Practice mindful eating, be mindful of what you’re putting in your body, but don’t be too critical. Remember that balance is key.

  • Find some good music to listen to when you’re hungry or fasting, idolise skeletons, let the worms consume your brain, don’t give into your cravings no matter how much it hurts, remind yourself that your stomach isn’t growling its applauding, find some tasty drinks If you’re going off solid food, Miso soup is your best friend it keeps your electrolytes in check, remind yourself that hunger is only temporary, remind yourself the food is a moment on the lips a lifetime on the hips, try to go outside more often, try to exercise more often, try to exercise while fasting if you’re brave ��, find some activities to do while you wait until you can eat again, remind yourself that you are strong and that every time you fast it gets easier than the last time, remember to love yourself and be proud of what you’ve done ♡

  • Weight loss tip-get up early(really early) to workout/get steps in. I get up at 5am and run…then I walk around until 8am….I can have 16,000 steps before 8am. If I get up late I find I procrastinate and probably won’t go run/get steps in at all.

  • Dhar mann indirectly: you should eat more unhealthy food, and don’t worry about overeating and overweight which is really really bad for you.. Seriously???

  • i’m not a professional but… (most, if not all of these are found in the video.)

    1.) stop weighing yourself! it gets you down and makes you lose hope when you’re not where you’re at. focus on what you wanna look like. weight is not always accurate and shouldn’t be your focus.

    2.) small plates = small servings. it’s been proven that eating off a small plate makes you put small serving (obviously), and it helps you lose weight while feeling as if you’re happily sustained. trick your mind and your stomach.

    3.) like the video has said.. water. is. your. friend. i get that not drinking your energy drinks, coffee, etc. is aggravating and makes you crave them, but believe me when i say that you can do it. eventually, you’ll get used to it and not even crave drinking anything but water. (ofc this doesn’t mean you can never drink anything else again.)

    4.) jump on your workouts as early as you can. the more you wait, the more you weight. and that is because you lose your motivation to do it.

    5.) don’t push yourself too hard to the point of breaking. this’ll be a very difficult journey, but that doesn’t mean you should feel bad if you’re not reaching the points you want to. just keep trying and don’t give up. don’t put yourself down. you’re amazing, and you can do it. believe in yourself!

    6.) cheat days are okay. in fact, you should schedule your cheat day… but only one per week! (i have mine set for Friday.) don’t torture yourself without a cheat day. without a cheat day, your journey will be harder, and you will lose motivation more.

    7.) surround yourself with friends who will motivate you. family who will motivate you. this is major, and they will push you when you can’t push yourself. love prevails:)!

    8.) diet without feeling like you’re dying. be comfortable with what you’re eating but not too comfortable to the point you indulge. eat fruits, drink water, etc. and as the video said, try to avoid sugary foods. save those for your cheat day.

    9.) when working out, switch it up. don’t do the same workouts, since your body will get used to those workouts, and they will become null.

    10.) also for working out… TAKE REST DAYS!!! they are so important for your body to heal and build. maybe do some light cardio. maybe relax. either way, your body needs to heal. treat yourself right, and you can get through it all… with yourself in hand!

    i believe in you. believe in yourself! what’s months compared to years of your life? get to that state of being happy with yourself. you’re already beautiful, and now it’s time for you to see yourself as such. whether that’s losing weight or just gaining that confidence. you can do it! much love to all of you and stay safe!

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  • My exercise tip is to find things that motivate you to stick to your goals. One of the ways that help me get into the mood of exercising is playing “Onagi Muscle” from the anime “How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?”

  • as an adult now i worry my worry is still psychically detectable by unseen eternals who strategize i still dont have backbone, but i work on myself and discover my reason they are doing that and return to peace

  • When I was younger…I pretty much refused to eat in public. Not in school, restaurants, or at parties. I would always be so hungry by the time I got home. I felt faint at times when I came home. So I would just eat and eat until I felt sick. It wasn’t a healthy thing to do, but it kept me from killing myself so there you go.

  • I don’t think it’s wrong to go out with a guy with a worse body than you but it’s bad if your reason is to feel better about yourself

  • For me it was kinda weird growing up because I was a picky eater and I barely ate which caused me to be really skinny. At one point the doctor pointed out that I was underweight but my family ignored and they liked how thin I was. I hate how twisted our world is.

  • I remember when I was about 16, I was trying to lose weight by exercising and eating healthy. And when I was getting ready to go on a run, my sister asked if I wanted to borrow one of her sports bras so I wouldn’t feel the jiggling. (I’m a man by the way) and what she said stuck with me for months. It’s interesting how badly someone else’s words can hurt.

  • I was skinny from a baby to age 8 when I was 9 I gained weight but wasn’t chubby till I was 10 and I hated being fat I didn’t eat a lot it was just the food I ate and I would go in public and feel uncomfortable

  • I stopped eating Aka dieting at the age of 11! Being in the school from 6-5 o clock meant no one would find out I stopped eating! I starved myself to the point I was 38kgs and still feared I was fat! It all started when batch mates started teasing me and bullying me for being chubby!

  • Aussie guy from down under. I wish I could see more of your fat videos as they inspire me more than you looking ripped and buffed. I love seeing your transformation.

    You have inspired me in my journey to date, I have gone from 105kgs to 94kgs today since May. My goal is 70kgs by Xmas. Sorry in Australia we use the metric system.

    You need to do more videos on fat burning and cardio, because I feel some posters that check your videos are in the need to drop kilos as opposed to building muscle. Mind you I am doing both well I am burning fat and developing strength through weights.

    The advantage I have is that I have done it before and put it all back. But never again………….

  • 4:55 I heard “swear/swearing” and was like “oh! I didnt know about that one!” Then read the text on the screen, and well, yeah, tru tru

  • I’m 12 and I’m overweight. I’ve been trying to lose weight since I was in 4 th grade. I’ve always been chubbier. One time someone saw my stretch marks and said “ew are those stretch marks?” And then they walked away.
    And all the girls In my school are skinny and beautiful they even tried out to be a cheer leaders. I feel that since I’m bigger people tend to judge me more. I’m trying to lose weight and be healthier. I really want to do track so that’s another reason why I want to become healthy.

  • A couple of small tips that made a difference for me:
    -instead of having sugary cereals, I had plain Cheerios (no added sugar) with fresh strawberries on top. Other flavored cereals tend to have 15+ grams of sugar per serving…. and most people eat more than the serving size
    -try to eat more Whole Foods
    -start slow, even if you just switch one meal a day to make it healthier it works
    -more water
    -I gave up soda
    -I starting eating slower so I’d eat less
    -try saying “no” more, to extra food, leftovers… etc
    -enjoying food while I eat it instead of feeling guilty. Whenever I let myself enjoy it (even if it was unhealthy) I was more satisfied and less likely to go get something else

  • Im 5 ft 7 use to be 242 lbs ive lost over 52 lbs so far in 4 months trying to do a 1 year transformation n My banana doesn’t look or seem bigger at all…but my belly is still huge I wonder if that’s the reason…what do you all think??

  • If you’re a late night snacker, brush your teeth immediately after dinner. I started doing this and my body got the hint of “no food with clean teeth”

  • It’s annoying when they (especially oldies) ask what’s ur age and gets so surprised coz probably ur fatness is not suitable or unbelievable for your age…

  • To each their own, but as much as I would like someone in my life as about fitness as I am, he doesn’t have to be, BUT he has to be motivated in a different aspect of his life. Dad bod or not, if he doesn’t have something he’s passionate about (or a good personality), I’m not attracted

  • It’s narcissistic to want someone to look worse than you to make you feel better. That person could be healthier and have a better self esteem, but you like them that way for you. Narcissistic. Also your hair looks great!

  • On a side note I really could care less if a guy is built or boyfriend doesn’t work out at all…I think I’m rubbing off on him though because he’s starting to eat better and he said he wants to start working out with me lol

  • I used to be overweight I was about 30-50 pounds overweight and it made me feel sad all the time because of all the comments people would make on my body it just hurt so bad so I started losing weight and lost around 30 (possibly more) in a month in the hopes of it making me feel better but it just led to an eating disorder and it got to the point where I was eating less than 500 calories daily. I slowly but surely got better and I’m fully recovered.

  • Dad bod, First i’ve heard of it, and another good video JD. And also ditto to what everyone  else is noticing  and saying  good haircut.

  • Weight loss tips:
    -DRINK WATER,before, in or after meal. Makes a huge difference, most of the time I “felt hungry” but actually wasn’t, just thirsty.
    -Get adequate sleep, when I didn’t get enough sleep I would feel hungrier and the only thing I COULD focus on throughout the day was food.

  • I felt less insecure about stupid things I used to je insecure about.
    -chairs/tables creaking, it would have happened to anyone
    -the gym floor making a sound when you run on it, it’s not because you‘re heavy, it happeneds to anyone

  • Your right there is not very many women who like big guys. I was fortunate enough to find one who doesn’t look at me for what i look like but who loves who I am as a person me and my gorgeous wife have been married for 6 years,and she is supporting me in my weight loss journey by eating healthy and working out with me, even tho she don’t have to.. Great Video John!!

  • I am bigger then the kids in my school and I don’t get made fun of but I get the odd” she’s so big” or “those don’t fit in that” I have gotten it from my former friends but I find my way around most things, it’s not that I am getting really fat on my stomach it’s more that im getting bigger for how long my body is by the hips I’m not sure how to explain it but I really don’t like my body, I have tried lots of things, working out, eating less, skipping meals, doing all sorts of things, I will loose the odd 2 ponds but then it just comes back, I started a couple days ago where I cut out all sugared drinks and candy and chips but I see nothing happening, for me shopping isn’t an issue some people working there wonder why I’m there because they don’t think I can fit there clothes but whatever. When my friends say I don’t look for it I’m not fat I say I am and they disagree but I know they think it when they first saw me they only disagree because I’m there, but whatever happens I hope everyone experiencing the same thing as me gets through it

  • The “overweight” girl compares herself to the “under weight” girl. And the “under weight” girl compares herself to the “overweight” girl. In our society there is no perfect we are chasing after something that doesn’t exist

  • Hey Narwhals, just wanted to comment on the pandemic. Above all I hope you and your family stay safe and healthy at this time. If you’re currently still sticking to your Weight Loss plan (or getting back on track if you fell off), good for you! You’ll be able to look back in the future and know you didn’t give up even during a pandemic. You got this ��
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  • I’m actually into the dadbods! But, I’m also into guys who are fit haha. I don’t think you should really be with someone for their looks though. I’m more into guys that i can connect with, who have a good personality and a sense of humor! Not guys who just look good. Good looks can only get you so far in life since they don’t last forever, but a good personality will last and create the best relationship. Kinda sad how people are so into looks. I’ve been with guys who are bigger and guys who are even thinner than me. All that should really matter is if you connect with them and have a good time when you’re around them.

  • Daily Goals: Everyday I make daily goals. Usually look like this.
    1. Wake up at 6am
    2. Make bed and get workout clothes on
    3. Work out and go for a run or walk
    4. Drink 120 ounces of water.
    5. Eat a lot of greens
    6. No sugar/ No bread or pasta.
    At the end of the day when you get to check off all your little goals it feels good, and it makes it not feel like a diet.

  • Ok well overweight will never be seen as hot or beautiful normally but you can still like yourself but you need that hate at the same time

  • I remember I was shopping for a Halloween costume at Party City, and I kept trying on costumes that were too small, so my dad and I would go up to the same store guy to have him put the outfits back, but then, after the 5th or 6th time we returned it, he shouted, “AGAIN?!?! HOW LONG DOES THIS TAKE???” loud enough so that everyone around us could hear. We never went to that Party City again but were lucky enough to find one closer to where we live.

  • I totally misunderstood the whole dad bod thing… The dad bod i my mind would be someone who is not i PERFECT shape, but still works out but also enjoys good food…. I thought it was someone that takes care of himself but also enjoys life. Therefore, I thought that the “dad bod” was something positive… hmm

  • In middle school I would wear jackets all the time for every occasion because I was self conscious about my boobs sitting on my stomach folds. I only stopped doing this in college it was that bad

  • I lost about 10kg in half a year (eating disorder) and everyone who hadn’t seen me recently was constantly commenting. One of my friends who I haven’t seen for a few months recently commented that I had changed and lost so much weight. I didn’t know what to say so I was just joking about it to hide the pain that people might find out. They are not the first one and will not be the last

  • When you want something unhealthy to eat, try to think of a lower calorie option. Instead of chips try veggies and dip or a lower calorie cracker. If you still have the craving after several days then eat the damn food and move on with your life! Its only one meal not your life style anymore.

    Never grocery shop when you’re hungry!!!!! You’ll make really bad choices and regret it later. I keep a few 100 calorie snacks in the car and eat one if need be before I go in. Its enough to stave the hunger long enough to make smart choices.

    Meal plan, meal plan, meal plan……. every week. You only have to think about what you’re eating once and then its in the house for you to grab.

    Always make a list and only buy whats on your list. Saves money and calories.

  • I’m sorry these people were not fat kids. They might have been somewhat “chubby” but fat is an extreme word. Honey Boo Boo was fat.

  • This year I have really stuck to my goal of losing weight and I currently have lost a bit more than 20 pounds. For years I had been ridiculed at school for my weight and all the girls told me I would always be a chubby girl no matter what. I am so happy that I decided to become a pescatarian and pay attention to my portions and read nutrition labels and I have stopped having coffee, soda and a minimal amount of sugar. It feels good to know that my body is looking slimmer every time I look at myself and the exercise and miles of walking and jogging and cutbacks are all going to be worth it.

  • I look extremley fat from my chubby cheeks but thats just genetics from my dad and his dad, but im actually 4 kilos lighter than my average. A year one (im in yr 5) can pick me up XD

  • Where’d you get your intro? Just curious because I thought the graphics were original. But I just saw another channel with the exact same graphics, just the name swapped.

    Guess it didn’t matter, it was just weird to see on a completely unrelated channel!

  • I’m about 3 months in to my weight loss journey. Tracking calories and exercising. I’m discouraged because this last month I only lost 4 pounds and 1.75 inches.. Trying to stay on track and remind myself I’m building muscle as well

  • I remember my friend ( who is skinny ) was looking for something in her closet that I could dress in because I didn’t bring any play clothes, so anyway what stuck with me was when I said she probably didn’t have anything that fit me and she said ” don’t worry I have really big,…*blinks* I mean I have some clothes that could probably fit you.”

  • As someone down 127 lbs on Keto over the past 1 1/2 years (yes, I do have my cheat days. Helps keep me on track. Also, HAVE your ice cream. Enlighted is the best brand IMO) if you feel like you are starving, you need to incorporate MORE healthy FATS into your diet. Cream cheese, Full fat Greek yogurt (plain and add SF sweetener like syrups such as hazelnut), sour cream, heavy whipping cream, BUTTER YES butter, etc.

  • MY GOD last story is something I would write I’m just shock. Just like this girl, I am not a native english speaker, I’m 17 (just a year older), almost her weight and height, I’ve been to Italy last summer and this trip was a life changer for me, I’m starting Chloe Ting’s workout challenges and trying to eat healthy and change my habits for a while now. My goal is not only losing weight but gaining more confidence, energy and joy.
    If her story isn’t a sign to me I don’t know what it is. I feel that I’m on the right track ��

  • I mean my mom treats me like that but it doesn’t affect me. She’s the same size. Beat that. Also it just makes me want to punch her.

  • I was thinking she was not so much as insecure as she seems to be shallow, in the end be with someone for the RIGHT reasons.  I agree with everything you said @ObesetoBeast!! Definitely agree 100% with the whole working out/going to the gym thing……great video!

  • I noticed after losing 75lbs that I’m a lot less tolerant of people’s terrible behaviour towards me. I didn’t realize how much of a push over I was before. Maybe I tried to compensate for my appearance by being super nice and easy going.

  • I don’t like the dad bod, my boyfriend and I are both sporty people. I like that better ��. Everybody likes something different, that’s fine by me! Love your video’s, you seem like a great guy!

  • I fewl these are kinda obvious but nonetheless.
    Eat. Dont starve yourself. If youre hungry; eat. Unless your fasting or something. But fo be constant and consitent eith not eating. I would eat breakfast and even dinner but bot lunch. Even though i would have PE at school and feel fatigued. Even though i would starr menustration and my body would demand more. And yet i didnt. It added to my depression. I felt physically cold all the time. However once i started consistently eating lunch i had myself weighed and i had lost a little over 10 pounds. You cant lose fat if youre not taking in anything. I also lost a lpt of weight when i cut off cokes and putting creamer in voffee. I started drinking a lot more water. And thats has made me feel so much better. Also drinking green tea has helped? Eat fiber rich foods. You cant lose weight if youre not reasing it from your body naturally either. Im still learning and trying myself; its not a perfect process.

  • I lost weight when I stopped counting calories, it felt amazing. First time I didn’t count calories was after fully recovering from a mental mindset I have set for weight loss, it was torture because since I didn’t know how much calories exactly I was eating I ended up eating less than was put on my plate, even if it was already a small portion. I do it to this day and can say it really works, lost nearly 10 lbs in 2 weeks with of course daily exercise because artists don’t really get out and move that much.

  • When I was in 6th grade, I went from 48 kg to 58kg in like… 4 months lol. I freaked out bc I had a huuuge crush on a boy, and I thought if I was fat he wouldn’t like me. So I did a diet that I created, small breakfast, small lunch, small dinner or no dinner also no sugar except for cereal in the morning etc… So I went from 58 to 53,then I gained 1kg so I was 54kg and very happy even if I was still a bit chubby x3 but there is a day at school where you have to be weighed and checked etc so they weighed me and all the other girls gasped (bc I was also considered a nerd so they didn’t like me ;w;)
    However it didn’t ruin my confidence back then, because I was taller and I wasn’t flat lmao

  • 2:25 I remember growing up and seeing all the cool clothes saying “one size fits all” and yelling in the store, “THEY LIE!!!!!! THESE F%$#@*& TAGS LIE!!!!!!”

  • is it bad i never really looked into the whole dad bod thing while it was going on i was like what is this crap. but i feel like of course everyone is gonna like something different personally we are all different than one another! but i feel personally whether you are overweight, in shape, ripped muscle wise, the key to anything about it is.. are you happy with yourself. cause no matter what shape you are in.. if you arent happy with you, others will notice and that might affect the people you know if you arent enjoying life to the best you can

  • Luke, I love your videos, but “kg” is not read as “kayjee”, it’s just kilogrammes. The same way you wouldn’t read “lbs” as “luhbs”, but simply “pounds”.
    Other than that, good video, as always! Stay safe and keep rocking!
    Your European audience member

  • I like that me and my swolemate are there for each other and help each other become the best ppl we can be, physically, mentally, emotionally, I think its harder to live a healthier lifestyle when your significant other doesn’t do the same in my opinion.

  • Exercising in a group is a real motivator to complete the full workout. I like to do Zumba classes and it’s 10x easier to lose track of time when the music is upbeat and everyone looks happy to be dancing together, I’ll do two hours and be covered and sweat and barely notice I’m tired till I stop.

  • You all act as if being fat was something that was done to you. Put the Fing fork down. I was too skinny and picked on by fat kids. Sick of you crying about it, you want people to love you as is, but you never go for another fat person do you? You don’t!

  • “I’m sure I’ll never meet her..” Yeah, that’s probably what you said about Ellen!! My girl crush fury haha awesome video; well spoken as always.

  • I’m wondering if I ever lose all my weight, will people be more kind to me about me talking about my current crush or sexual orientation. I’ve notice that I get a lot of negativity when discussing it. Not even approaching a crush.

  • The first tip is what I did when I lost 50 pounds. I would lose 20 and these ease up just a little on dieting and let my body get used to my new size. Then lose some more, ease up, then start again. I only drank water. Didn’t eat too late in the evening. I also agree with only doing things that are sustainable. I know I like bread so doing a diet that totally excludes carbs would work to lose weight but I know I can’t keep that up forever. I also agree with not totally restricting anything, even unnatural sugars. Have a treat every now and then. Last but not least watching “600 lb life” does help me not get out of control.

  • Probably one of the suckiest feeling is going to a store with cute clothes and thinking “i don’t belong here none of this would look good/fit” so im looking forward to not having that feeling anymore!

  • Don’t buy chips, cookies, sodas or anything you like to snack on that isn’t healthy, if it’s not in the house, you won’t be tempted to eat it. It’s how I lost 40lbs. Just by not bringing binge foods or tempting foods into your house works.

  • What stopped me from snacking so much was reading more. Can’t eat cookies when I’m holding a book. Also, brush your teeth immediately after meals, you won’t feel that need to eat dessert every time

  • I hate the idea of some ppl going to the gym just because they want to get girls/guys. Gym should be something that makes you happy or healthier

  • Bruh it’s very hard to lose weight when ur asthmatic
    But my best friend for losing weight while doing something fun and I love is just dance ��

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  • I kind of like the dad bod! Dad bod to me is a guy who isn’t chiseled, but he also isn’t crazy out of shape. Just more of a “husky” guy if that makes sense? I think it’s just more of a security issue with me. I’ve liked guys who had that chiseled look, but I always felt so uncomfortable around them because all I could think about was how I was bigger than they were and not athletic in any way, shape, or form. But a guy with a “dad bod” I could easily relax around and be more myself.

  • I never knew “dad bod” was even a thing. I’m not even comprehending it right now lol! Why would you compare yourself to your man? Females are enough.. now we have to compare ourselves to our man? Pffftttt!

  • Unpopular weight lost tip: eat food slowly with small bites n chewing properly with other tips too like eat healthy diet get enough sleep drinking much more water n simple yoga stretchings etc
    It helped me a lot

  • I hate being told “Oh YoU haVe gOtTeN SO BIG” cause it feels Like they are telling me that I have gotten so FAT and forces me to lose weight

  • I remember watching this video 6 years ago and being very overweight/almost obese, and hoping that when I was in my late teenager years I would find out how to lose weight and be healthy. It’s crazy looking back now and I can happily say that I am at a normal weight and also call myself a former fat child/teen. Anyone reading this just know if you want it bad enough and be patient, you will learn a lot about nutrition and your own body❤️

  • I think it should be about the persons personality and not about looks. Seems very shallow to want to be with someone just to make yourself feel better; so I totally agree. Its kind of like a guy only wanted to date skinny beautiful girls so they can have someone cute on their arm. At the end of the day it should be how compatible 2 people are.

  • Mom: don’t you think your kinda fat?
    Me: yea ik. Well at least I’m beautiful
    Mom: you totally got this from your mother
    Me: yewait what

  • When I was in grade 1 many people
    Said I’m fat but I just ignore them
    And I’m grade there’s a audition of a dance group I want to go but my classmate said I’m too fat but when I’m in front of judges I was nevous but when I dance they say yes then there’s a meeting the first lesson is ballet I was excited and we beggin
    And we do exercise first we always
    Have ballet and after 2 month I have a good body now I’m not fat anymore my mom was proud and my teacher come in front and talk about your life when I was done talking my classmates Neal at me and they say sorry I was crying because they bacame good if your reading my story pls if the person is fat or thin accept them fighting bye

  • I’m 15, 5’8 and 90 kg…all my life, since 1st Grade I tried to loose weight. It’s horrible, living 8 years with self hate and low self confidence, I have depression (taking antidepressants pills rn), I used to starve myself and what not, It didn’t help that I was always an outsider, cause I liked different things, I grew up with a unique family (which I love), I was always independent and a lot emotionally older then other kids my age bc of the way I grew up and bc of my own problems within myself.
    Everyday, there isn’t 1 minute where I don’t think about every step I take bc of my weight and how I look.
    When I wake up, I wake up wishing being fat was a dream, getting dressed is horrible, how I act with ppl around me, how I can’t eat in public…when I starved I liked the way I looked, I wasn’t skinny but I looked good. But then my sister noticed that I wasn’t eating and took me to a ‘fun day’, where she always made me eat…now Im gaining more weight bc I’m exhausted. Of thinking, of trying, bc everything is tried failed. Sports, dieting, weight watchers, and other programs. I’m just so tired.

  • I feel like you are blowing it up out of proportion a bit. I respect the point of your video and there is a really good message. I think that the whole dad bod thing was more about women accepting guys who don’t have the perfect body or six pack. Maybe you were just referring to the one article you read, and it was just that specific girl who thought about looking better than the guy she was dating. I think the dad bod is fine but I also think that the concept is not right.

  • I hate her mom she’s mean to her and hurt her feelings it’s ok if the zizzper is stuck pull back and zizzip it up and there sometimes it doesn’t work that happen to me