I lost about 50 pounds over 25 weeks last year (2014). There were 3 things I did – a) Track what I ate with MyFitnessPal, b) Started walking, then running about 13 miles daily, tracking on FitBit and c) Fasting every Thursday.
Since I am data junkie, I kept trying to optimize all these 3 aspects of my weight loss.
If there’s one thing you must do to reduce weight it is this – eat less.
Much, much less, than you even think you need.
I had a nutritionist and my podiatrist who helped me throughout this process. I went from eating about 2200 -2300 calories a day to 1500 calories a day or less.
I found that even if you don’t workout or fast, if you eat less, you will lose weight.
If you want to lose weight and be healthy, then workout daily.
If you want to lose weight and do it quickly (about 2 pounds per week), then add the fasting.