Mike D’s Blog: 5 Things I Cut Out To Lose Weight

I tried losing weight many times and failed. It wasn’t until I hit my rock bottom that I finally took getting healthy seriously. 

 I was able to lose my first 30 pounds just by changing up my diet and routine. 

Here are 5 things I stopped doing that helped me lose 120 pounds. 

1. Keeping Sweets in the House

Remove temptation! If it’s not in the house, you can’t eat it. My first big step was throwing away a half gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream...which was really hard for me to do!

2. Having a Workout “Buddy”

Working out with a friend sounds like a good idea in the beginning. Problem is...it usually doesn’t last! You can’t afford to drop off just because your buddy can’t make it to a workout. 

3. Eating Before Bed

Eating dinner right before bed is one of the worst things you can do. Your body doesn’t have enough time to process the food and that’s how you put on weight. I always try to eat at least 2-3 hours before bedtime. 

4. Not Drinking Enough Water

I use to be really bad about not drinking enough water. I realized a lot of the time when I thought I was hungry...I was just thirsty! I made it a point to stay hydrated and drink a glass of water before every meal. 

5. Putting Sugar in my Coffee

I love coffee. It’s my one vice. Coffee itself isn’t terrible for you. The problem is all the stuff we add to it (sugar, creamer, whipped cream etc). So I had to stop all that. Every now and then I will add a little cinnamon but no sugar!

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