Robert Danaher: 2015 Biggest Blue Loser Male 2nd Place Winner Lost 5.6% of his body weight!

Read the below interview with Robert Danaher, our 2015 Biggest Blue Loser who earned 1st place for males. He lost 5.6% of his body weight!

What are the most significant changes you have made to your diet and/or exercise habits?

My biggest changes in diet are makingmy meals more more balanced, by adding lots of vegetables, and not overeating or eating when I’m not hungry. With the variety of mixed frozen vegetables available, it was easy to bring a healthy lunch to work without having to eat the same thing every day. Recording daily exercise helped me keep active because it was very rewarding to record the good days.

What strategies have you used to make these changes?

Using smaller plates for preparing meals was surprisingly effective at keeping my portion sizes lower. I also completely stopped eating when watching TV. I also found that once I got in the routine of exercising in the morning it became almost addictive and it became more difficult to not exercise than to exercise.

How has your perspective changed? What changes have you made to how you think about diet and/or exercise?

I now know that it is possible to lose a little bit of weight at a time without starving myself. Keeping the daily log was key, especially in the beginning while I adjusted to eating the appropriate types and quantities of food and reminding me to have healthy snacks to avoid getting to hungry at any time during the day.

What advice do you have for people who are just starting on their weight loss journey or are struggling to continue it?

  • Maintain the food and exercise diary.
  • Keep plenty of healthy snacks on hand.
  • Maintain the food and exercise diary.
  • Small plates to help reduce portion size.
  • Maintain the food and exercise diary.
  • Push through the first couple of weeks of an exercise program, it gets easier after that.
  • Maintain the food and exercise diary.
  • Don’t dwell on a bad day, or even a bad week. Move on.
  • Maintain the food and exercise diary.
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