Seriously: I Completely Changed My Body in Only 3 Months

Hallie Gould

I’ve always gone through ebbs and flows with my body—and I’m sure that’s true for most humans (men included). I’ve tried every crash diet and trendy workout craze, only to come to the same conclusion every time: It’s not for me. When it came down to it, I hated working out, and I loathed restricting myself even more. I love food. I began to accept that my penchant for soup dumplings is a huge part of me—and subsequently my happiness. I wasn’t willing to give that up just to shed a couple pounds. Though many times my “this is me” attitude allowed for unhealthy lifestyle choices. I knew I had to make a change, but I refused to let said change ruin my life.

It seems serendipitous, but the more I allowed my brain to give up its lifelong quest for the perfect body—as if there’s even such a thing—the more I started noticing inches gone from my waistline.

Seriously, this is not a drill. Why? Because rather than spend two hellish weeks on whatever regime I had read about that month, I began making very, very small adjustments. Such changes never interfere with afternoons spent on the couch and Chinese food delivery orders (perhaps my two favourite things).

And they work: I lost a significant amount of weight in three months. The best part? I didn’t even realise it was happening until one day, my favourite tweed trousers slipped right off my newly lean figure. (Don’t worry, I’ve since had them tailored and wear them more often than I’d like to admit.)

This is the secret to losing weight without giving up… anything.

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