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The Worst Weight Loss Advice

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Biz

    Loved this post Lisa! Yep, there is some bad advice out there – I work with a woman who has a second job to help pay for her daughters college, so I’ll bring in extra food to feed her at lunch and I’ll tell her – “I brought extra chili today if you want some” only to be told – “this is a non-eating day for me.” Yep. She will literally not eat 2-3 days a week except for Starbucks, but what’s interesting is on the days she does eat, I’ll see her eating bags of M&Ms and Cheetos.

    Crazy! I think you are the perfect example of balance, and while you may have gone a bit overboard on your honeymoon, hey, that happens once in a lifetime, and I would have done the same thing!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      A non-eating day?!?! Oh no, that’s sad. And then to spend her “eating days” eating junk food…that kind of defeats the purpose! That’s kind of like people who do juice fasts and then have a “binge day” (I hate binge days).

  2. Sarah

    Great post Lisa. It’s really amazing how much bad advice is out there when it really could be so simple!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I definitely simpler is better. Not everything works for everyone the same way, but simple is best. When I counted my calories to lose weight I didn’t focus on all the micronutrients. I know a lot of people do, but that didn’t work for me. I just wanted to count my calories and it worked for me.

  3. Jezza Ryland

    Awesome advice! These are exactly the same things that drive me crazy – fat is bad, skip a meal, eliminate all carbs… And don’t get me started on gluten! If you don’t have a legitimate illness that causes gluten sensitivity, then you’re just wasting effort. Great post!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I totally agree!
      Thanks for the comment. 🙂

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