Woman Lost 50lbs With 3 Lifestyle Changes

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Struggled

"I struggled with my weight for seven years before I finally found a way to lose it in a balanced and sustainable way so that I could keep it off forever,"

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No energy

Cohen explained that she had no energy in the morning. When she walked into the bathroom and looked in the mirror, it was a reflection "that I barely recognized."

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Lost 50lbs

"I started implementing key lifestyle changes—and I lost 50lbs. I went down from 205lbs to around 155lbs. And now, since losing the weight, I've shifted my focus to building healthy lean muscle and toning and sculpting my body," Cohen said.

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Nutrition

First, she cleaned up her nutrition. "The first thing I focused on was cleaning up my nutrition. I realized one of my biggest issues was that I always felt like I was on a diet but, in reality, I was just eating healthy for three or four days a week and then going off the rails on the weekends."

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Dinner

She would often eat egg whites and spinach for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and chicken, rice, and broccoli for dinner

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Hidden calories

On weekend, she admits "I would eat pizza, ice cream, burgers with a side of fries and a milkshake, and drink large amounts of alcohol which held hidden calories I wasn't even thinking about.

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Fitness routine

Second, Cohen incorporated a fitness routine. She started with three 28-minute-long home workouts with a set of 5lbs dumbbells and a yoga mat. "The next thing I did was incorporate a fitness routine into my life

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Walks

"I still don't have the time or desire to go to the gym five or six days a week. So I still only work out three times a week, but now those sessions are closer to an hour long.

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Sleep and stress

Lastly, she started prioritizing sleep and stress levels. "Lastly, I prioritize my sleep and stress levels. I have a consistent bedtime and a consistent wake-up time. I'm usually in bed by 9 or 10pm and wake up around 6 or 7am."

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Sleep recovery

"This allows me to get a full eight to nine hours each night, compared to before when I was sleeping five, maybe six hours.

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Losing weight

"The biggest difference in my life now is the confidence I have in myself. Losing weight truly felt impossible at the time. And having accomplished the 'impossible', I have the self-confidence to know I can do hard things," she concluded.

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