Losing 32lbs In 6 Weeks. Just 68 To Go

Consumerist reader Tyler weighed 344 pounds and is trying to lose 100 of them. So far he’s lost 32 in 6 weeks. Here are some of his secrets:

  • Burn more calories than you take in
  • Drink water all day
  • Moderate, not eliminate – it’s ok to eat “bad” things, just in small amounts
  • Make gym mandatory
  • Have fun with your body once it gets better – play some sports, go dancing, run with the dog!
  • Eat wheat instead of white bread
  • Keep increasing your workout intensity
  • Avoid mirrors
  • Tell people about your weight loss

Way to go Tyler! He’s documenting his journey on a blog, and donating $3 for every pound he loses to a charity that fights childhood obesity. Follow along and get inspired at 344pounds.com.

How I Lost 32 Pounds in 6 Weeks [344Pounds]

UPDATE: Reader Loses 54.6 Pounds In 10 Weeks
How I Lost 100.4 Pounds In 6 Months


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  1. Maous says:

    Good for him! Donating per-pound lost of his /own/ weight? He deserves a gold star for the day on that one. :]

  2. CubeRat says:

    What does “Have fun with body once it gets better” mean? Or am I stepping on NSFW territory?

    I tried the low carb diet for about a week. Worked well, I lost ten pounds. I have since then kept off those ten pounds by watching what I eat.
    It’s such a lousy diet though.

    • ceez says:


      I guess he’s probably saying go play some sports, chill at a pool/beach. Not to get stuck “hiding” in the gym, work and home. Get out and do something that you havent done in a while because they weight didnt let you…. even though, yes, NSFW comes to mind also! lol1

    • lannister80 says:

      @CubeRat88: Go to the beach. Buy a muscle shirt/bikini. etc.

    • CubeRat says:


      Ah, they updated the wording. :)

      I wish I had as much determination to keep on a diet as Tyler does. I could only stay on mine for a week and it was tough.

      Grats man! =D

  3. thatsnotfab says:

    Awesome job, Tyler! This was a pleasant (and slightly unexpected) post to see this morning. I’m also losing weight and have dropped over 60 pounds so far. And it’s encouraging to see his tips line up with what I’ve been doing. Keep up the good work!

  4. ceez says:

    awesome bro! I wish I had the determination like you do… and all I gotta do is lose a stupid 20 L-Bs! I tell myself that I”ll hit the “Free” gym at my apartment complex but by the time I get home that’s the last thing I want to do.

    keep up the hard work!

  5. K-Bo says:

    @CubeRat88 For me it means wearing a shirt or dress that I may not have had the guts to wear before, instead of hiding under many layers. I feels good, and encourages me to keep it up. I could think of other incentives, but that’s the most SFW.

  6. lars2112 says:

    Can we reverse the trade and get paid $3 per lb gained?

    With close to 1 in 10 of us out of work these days, with our new found time we all should consider making positive changes like this. I for one am working off the past 2.5 years of unlimited expense accounts and 100% travel.

  7. Jesse says:

    That’s great news! Tyler’s case here goes to show that weight loss isn’t rocket science.

  8. HeartBurnKid, creepy morbid freak says:

    Congratulations, Tyler!

    The first month or so is the hardest part; it gets easier (but slower) from here. I lost 70 pounds last year, and it has made a huge difference in how I feel.

  9. pecan 3.14159265 says:

    @K-Bo: Totally! I was so happy when I started to shop for dresses and realized that I had gone down two or three sizes. It had been a while since I had looked for a kind of cocktail/special occasion dress and then I realized I was picking sizes that were too big. It made me happy cause I had lost some weight, and have been able to keep it off.

  10. the_spaghetti_avenger says:

    Isn’t loosing more than 3 lbs a week unhealthy? 32/6~ 5 lbs a week!

    • speedwell (propagandist and secular snarkist) says:

      @the_spaghetti_avenger: My doctor told me that when you have a LOT of weight to lose, it’s not unhealthy to lose it more quickly than otherwise. Much of the initial weight loss is excess water, too, which comes off really fast. If you exercise and follow a high-protein diet (not necessarily low carb), you can protect your muscles from being broken down instead of the fat.

      • speedwell (propagandist and secular snarkist) says:

        @speedwell, avatar of snark: I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes six months ago, with an a1c (long term blood sugar control measurement) of 12 point something. 3 months later, I’d lost 10 pounds and was at 11 point something. I started a very low carb, moderately low calorie diet, and I got my test results back the other day. 22 more pounds, yay. And my blood sugar, which I was on orders to get under 7.0 (that’s considered “controlled diabetic”) is only 5.7, which is normal.

      • Outrun1986 says:

        @speedwell, avatar of snark: It should be fine in this person’s case. If you have gone from a diet of nothing but McDonald’s, fried food and regular soda to a diet of a healthy, balanced meal including fruits and veggies and water it can start coming off really fast since its such a drastic change. The weight loss will slow down eventually though.

  11. Vanilla5 says:

    Great job and good luck with the 68 you have to go!! :-)

    I, personally, can’t stand the gym – so I picked up rugby instead. Nothin like getting a work out, getting to hit people, and getting my ass kicked in the process! :-)

  12. Anonymous says:

    “Have fun with body once it gets better” should be changed to “Enjoy life as your body gets better”. The original tip kind of sounds wrong.

    Telling people about weight loss falls under too much information. Then people will start talking about how their yeast infection is getting better or how their mammogram hasn’t turned up any signs for cancer. God, why can’t people shut their mouths.

    Kudos to the guy for his accomplishments.

    • MikeB says:

      @ZahidAtropos: There are people who are interested and you don’t have to get into the nitty gritty, just a mention is enough and if the person wants to know more they can ask.

    • BigPapaCherry says:

      @ZahidAtropos: Actually, I’ve always found it alot easier to keep going if people know you’re losing weight, so long as they care about you. They’re more likely to help you get back on the horse when you fall off. More often than not, a simple “want to go to the gym?” will help keep you going those days you don’t feel like it

      • floraposte says:

        @BigPapaCherry: Facebookers Should Need Approval: And some of my friends and I tend to involve food in socializing, and they’d be happy to switch gears if they knew it was important. I don’t think he means “Tell everybody you know, whether they care or not,” just use it as a bit of an extra help and boost to one’s commitment.

  13. hewhoroams says:

    I’ve found that NOT avoiding mirrors helps. If you see yourself and don’t like what you see, it’s a lot easier to say no to Taco Bell and say yes to the Gym.

  14. deejaypopnfresh says:

    hes an inspiration to my fat ass

  15. Outrun1986 says:

    Good Job!

    The only thing I disagree with is telling people about your weight loss. The last thing I want people telling me is that I look great after I lost weight, as if I looked so horribly ugly before I lost that 5 lbs that you didn’t even want to look me in the eye. I know this is sarcastic but since weight loss is something seriously valued by my family and peers this is how I feel about it. Your basically demoted around here if you aren’t at least making an effort to lose weight, no matter if you need to or not.

    CubeRat88 – For me its getting to partake in something I felt uncomfortable about before and actually enjoying it instead of worrying. I managed to drop 15lbs in the last year by doing things like eating wheat bread instead of white (it really doesn’t taste much different) and just eating healthier things and things with less sugar and watching my intake of corn syrup. Things such as going on Amusement rides, believe me you don’t want to go up to some ride and then realize you can’t get your butt in that tiny seat, its incredibly embarrassing.

    Another person may take a summer vacation (when they felt uncomfortable about wearing summer clothes before) or realize they are able to play a sport they really enjoy with collapsing during it.

    • MikeB says:

      @Outrun1986: Losing 5 pounds is completely different from losing 70ish pounds. You look very different. I ran across someone at work who I hadn’t seen for about a year and she got flustered when she realized who I was. Very interesting reaction.

  16. pecan 3.14159265 says:

    @Outrun1986: Mr. Pi recently bought white bread by mistake and it was the first time in years I had eaten white bread. At first I practically gagged on the butteriness of it. There definitely IS a difference in taste from wheat and white, and I will always prefer wheat bread.

    I think you may need to find new peers if they’re all critical of each other when it comes to weight…it’s important to be healthy, but losing weight isn’t all there is to being healthy. Society does put a lot of pressure on people to not be fat, and it’s not really fair, but as long as society does this to people, you have to work within the system and help yourself.

    • Outrun1986 says:

      @pecan 3.14159265: I haven’t found much of a taste difference, for me its barely there. Maybe I just adjusted to the bread easier or have less taste buds for bread than others, lol. Its strange though because after more than 20 years of eating white bread I made the switch to wheat very easily. This is especially helpful since I eat a lot of sandwiches. I am really not sure why we didn’t switch sooner, I guess all those wonderbread commercials from the 80s were permanently ingrained into our heads!

      My family hasn’t caught onto the concept of buying wheat rolls yet so I do still have things made of white bread occasionally, its just that I have rid myself of most of it. The rolls are probably consumed once a month if that.

    • ludwigk says:

      @pecan 3.14159265: Um, whole wheat actually *IS* bitter, and white bread has significantly less taste to it. White bread breaks down more readily from the amylase in your mouth, so it tends to taste sweet compared to whole wheat. If white bread tastes bitter to you, you’re doing it wrong.

      • Cattivella says:

        @ludwigk: I think you misread. They said butteriness – as in it tastes like butter, not bitter.

        • LandruBek says:

          Betty Botter bought new butter, since she said, “This butter’s bitter;
          If they put it in their batter, It will make their batter bitter;
          But this bit of better butter, that would make my bitter butter better. Ha ha ha!”

          (Secret interpretation key: Evil Betty works for Peanut Corp. of America, “bitter” is code for salmonella contamination, and “batter” is the lab titer.)

  17. youbastid says:

    This is great, but be aware that the weight lost so far will be the easiest part. The trick is to not lose focus when the rapid weight loss starts becoming a lot less rapid (which will be very soon), and avoiding going back to old ways and gaining it all back. On the Biggest Loser, for example, people lose 30-40 lbs in the first weeks, then start losing 5-9, etc. and they’ll be doing the exact same thing. So stay strong, man, and power through it!

  18. jmhart says:

    Last August I lost 20 lbs in 4 weeks, and then another 10 over the next 2 months, simply by cutting calories down to 1800, and going to the gym to run 4 times a week. Even after the holidays, I’m still down.

    Miracle diets and kiss it.

  19. SanDiegoDude says:

    I was 380 (yea, big boy) in 2005. I weigh in around 200 now. Running and diet is where it’s at. I kept a pair of my size 46 waist (o.O) pants around, it’s fun sliding into 1 leg of them now for giggles every now and then. Oh yea, my waist size is 32 now. =)

    • thebigbluecheez says:

      @SanDiegoDude: that is awesome. I haven’t worn 32’s in years. Working my way down from a 38. I refuse to buy bigger pants. I can’t bring myself to cross the “big 4-0”, as it were. Not eating crap, running, and walking as much as possible. I finally realized that I have _always_ overeaten, and been lazy.


  20. zlionsfan says:

    32 in 6 weeks? That’s impressive. My goal is 38 in 12 weeks (we just started a Biggest Loser competition at work). We’re also doing a pound-for-pound donation; one pound of food for every pound we lose, matched by management.

    Anyone who’s losing weight between now and May can also sign up for NBC’s Pound-for-Pound Challenge, where they will donate to match your weight loss through May 5 (capped at two pounds per week).

  21. Carolyn Gabriel says:

    Woo! Go Tyler! :D

    I’ve personally lost 58 pounds over the last 9 months and am feeling awesome about it. All those tips listed are great ones, although I’d argue the mirror one – seeing my weight loss in the mirror is a huge motivation for me. ^.^

  22. Claytons says:

    Pretty awesome. Good work, Tyler.

  23. nakedscience says:

    All I drink is water (rarely ever drink soda) but I am not losing weight. DAMMIT!

  24. nakedscience says:

    ALSO! Don’t step on a scale! Get one of those nifty gadgets that will tell you what your fat percentage is. And MEASURE yourself to see if you are losing inches. You’ll be sad if you step on the scale and notice, because of muscle gain, you’re not “losing” as fast as you’d like (for the super heavy people, this will happen after you lose a lot of weight, likely).

    Also, ignore the BMI scale. It’s useless.

  25. nakedscience says:

    Also, don’t cut too many calories. Your body will go into starvation mode. Eat plenty of calories for your size and get enough exersize. Indeed, if you are very heavy and not getting enough calories, you might start to LOSE weight once you eat the right amount of (GOOD food!) calories because your body’s metabolism will right itself (hopefully).

  26. jamesdenver says:

    I’d add – “make activity a daily part of your life”

    Rather than forcing yourself into the gym 5x a week – simply bike, walk, and make MOVING part of your daily life.

    I bike for groceries, errands, to work, and with the gym 3x a week I’ve stayed lean toned for 7 years.

    Added plus I can eat what I want (within reason) and all that cardio demands some carby food sometimes :)

  27. tashiking says:

    Good job and keep it up!
    I lost over 100 lbs myself from 2007-2008 and the best thing for me was consistancy. I worked out every day, watched my caloric intake with every meal [even if the meal wasn’t “perfect”] and tried to make sure what I was eating was more fresh veggle’s and a balanced diet.

    You can do it!

    Feels great going from a dress over 22 size down to a size 6 wedding gown! :D

  28. t-r0y says:

    Why bother – just by fat offsets: [fatoffsets.com]

  29. th3truthiness says:

    I lost 30 lbs in about 2 months. Drinking water all day helps a ton. Another thing that helps is eating snacks. Having a small snack between breakfast and lunch, and 2 between lunch and dinner, plus one after dinner helps the body from getting hungry. When you get hungry, you’re more apt to make bad choices on what to eat.

  30. kwsventures says:

    You have to eat a lot of food everyday to maintain that 344 pounds. This is very similar to my neighbor. He was 6-foot-2 and 355 pounds. I told him to fill his meal plate with his normal amount of food. Then take 1/2 of the food off the plate and save for the next meal. Then start walking at least 6 miles everyday, no excuses. Lift weights covering the entire body 2 times per week. … In 15 months, he was down to 205 pounds. It is possible. But, you must be determined and not quit no matter what.

  31. GuidedByLemons says:

    It’s been almost exactly 2 years, and I’ve gone from 440 to just under 250. I’m thinking about 75 left to go. Tip #1 is definitely the mantra to keep in mind, because in the end it really is that simple =)

    More tips:

    Talk to your doctor! Rapid weight loss is a big deal medically: you can potentially damage your liver, get gallstones, etc. I’ve had regular checkups and blood tests all along the way. As a side benefit I’ve seen my blood glucose drop from pre-diabetic to the low end of normal, my triglycerides drop from IMMINENT DEATH to normal, and my cholesterol improve significantly. Extra motivation!

    Leave the car at home. I’ve recently started biking (or walking) absolutely everywhere I can, from the gym to the grocery store to friends’ places miles away. It feels great to be up and about and burns plenty of calories. I’ve also started taking the loooooong way home from the gym instead of spending all that boring time on cardio machines, and it’s a lot more fun. Hiking too, but that’s purely a leisure activity and generally does require a car ;)

    Be prepared to slow down. I was dropping 4 pounds a week like clockwork when I started, for maybe 5 or 6 months. Then things slowed way down–I generally average 1-2 pounds now. I definitely had to acclimate to that mentally. Don’t give up!

    Lift heavy things. Cardio is an important part of losing weight, but weight training is critical. If you’re losing 5 pounds a week but 2-3 of those pounds are muscle mass, you’re shooting yourself in the foot. Lift weights and get lots of protein in your diet, so you can hold onto the muscle mass you’ve got and keep your metabolism up.

  32. yso says:

    32 lbs in 6 weeks is actually unhealthy. Has his doctor seen this? To get weight off and keep it off AND be healthy, you should only lose 1-2 lbs a week…. I applaud his effort but he should check with the doctor!

    • seattleperson says:

      @yso: if you at a healthy weight then maybe, but if you are over 300 lbs then this looks fine to me. weight loss is caused by a caloric deficit, and the bigger you are the more your body burns naturally, so you’ll lose more when you switch to a more reasonable diet.

  33. failurate says:

    The headline made me think this was a story about a guy who gained 36 lbs in his effort to lose 32.

    But, congrats on the weight loss. My work place is sponsering a weight loss program. We’ve had a few people lose over 30 lbs in 6 weeks (most participants have lost at least 10 lbs). It’s like weight watchers without the condesending and redundant meetings. We weigh in once a week, percentages are posted for participants to see how they and everyone else is doing. Peer pressure can be a pretty effective tool.

  34. littlemisslondon says:

    I lost 30 lbs about two years ago with diet and exercise using Sparkpeople to track it, going from a size 12 to an 8. I’ve gained back a few pounds, but nothing significant, and I’m still an 8. Yay!

    Well, at least I will be until my belly starts to grow significantly, as I’m 3.5 months pregnant…

  35. lalaland13 says:

    I lost 30 pounds a few years ago, and was starting to gain too much back, so I’ve been trying to keep to about 1,500 calories and move around when I have the opportunity. That means going outside for me.

  36. mizmoose says:

    Eating better and exercising more is always a good thing, but losing more than a pound a week is dangerous. Numerous studies have shown that “quick” weight loss people usually gain the weight back, and, worse, are often at risk for things like gallstones. The body doesn’t like rapid changes and will scramble to “fix” itself.

    Long term weight loss is rare and even then always done with a slow and steady rate. Don’t make your body think you’re in a starvation mode. You’ll mess up your metabolism so badly a “normal” 2000 kCal diet will cause weight gain.

  37. Boatski says:

    I’ve lost ~50lb myself since August.

  38. Mike Panic says:

    This article needs to be updated, it was written 5 months ago now, but in the last 7 months I’ve lost 70 pounds, I’m now at 170. Here’s what I wrote up: [www.randomn3ss.com]

    Keep at it!

  39. Tiber says:

    I admit that I’m lazy and probably always will be, but I have tried to do little things here or there. I eat way too much meat and frozen foods (in my defense, it’s hard to find a reason to cook for just myself).

    Now that the weather’s warming up, I can get back to taking my dog for a walk daily, which I started last year. I’ve moved away from white bread. I’ve started bringing crackers to lunch instead of doritos. I eat peanuts and yogurt as snacks. I’m drinking juice (regular fruit and orange) instead of pop.

    None of these things are going to make a huge difference, and I really need to change what I eat for meals. Nevertheless, these small changes certainly aren’t going to hurt.

  40. nakedscience says:

    mizmoose, when you are that large, it is normal, once you make the drastic changes you need to make to lose weight, that you’ll lose a TON of weight almost right off the bat. A lot of it is water weight. After a while, you’ll slow down and lose a normal amount of weight.

    Best advice: Talk to your doctor.

    Tiber, I have the same problem — I’m single and it’s hard to justify cooking an entire meal JUST for me. That and I end up wasting food as I’m not great at eating leftovers. I try and fail!

    I try to buy the “eating right” safeway brand meals, or south beach diet, etc., as they tend to be lower in sodium, and I eat a ton of fruit. It helps some.

  41. Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ) says:

    These kinds of stories never quite manage to inspire me… instead they throw my fragile will and lack of self control up in my face.

    At least if I were good looking on the outside I know I would absolutely positively abuse it to the maximum since I’m ugly on the inside.

    I’m doing my part! *salute*

  42. Crazytree says:

    losing too much weight too fast can cause kidney stones.

    also, you want to make sure any weight you lose is done in a sustainable manner, so you don’t have to fight to keep it off.

  43. PingPongDarts says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I applaud the guy for having the determination to lose weight and hope he’s successful but I’ve always been led to believe that losing more than ~2 pounds per week is either unhealthy or ultimately less effective (weight easily regained).

    Perhaps my views need updating?

    • seattleperson says:

      @PingPongDarts: I said it before, but…the 2 lb rule is not universal. It came to be because most people can not lose 2 lbs a week without eating too little. If you’re a smaller woman and you burn 2000 cals a day, you’d have to eat 1000 a day to lose 2 lbs, and that’s too little to eat. However, when you are very heavy your BMR is super high and you can drop lots of weight while eating more than enough. I imagine Tyler’s adjusted BMR is about 4000 cals, which means that if he eats 2000 cals a day, which is plenty enough to nourish the body, he would have a caloric deficit of 14000, which equals about 4 lbs a week.

  44. ironchef says:

    You da man!!!

  45. MinervaAutolycus says:

    Starting at 344 pounds, he’ll lose weight very fast in the beginning. I’m a longtime dieter, in many programs, and the bigger people usually have the biggest losses in the beginning, just from the difference in the amount of food they’re eating. The losses taper off later on. That’s when it gets more difficult, because you don’t get results as quickly and the initial enthusiasm wears off. I’ve lost 50 pounds since October, only 91 to go …

    I wish Tyler and all the rest of you great losers the best of luck!

  46. battra92 says:

    Good for him. I’ve lost 70ish lbs in the last year and a half. The last 20 lbs or so have been super slow.

    The biggest change for me was smaller portions and no more regular soda. I’m addicted to diet though which isn’t good. ^_^;;

  47. Ben_Q2 says:

    Samehere I was 529lbs (4 years), the happiest day of my life was not seeing my feet (think middle and well). Down right now about 230 or so.

  48. donjumpsuit says:

    This is definatly the switch from diet soda to water. (and less calories and burn more calories)

    I lost 40lbs in a month. From size XXL to medium shirt. It was all about loosing the 12 cans of diet coke a day and switching to water/tea

  49. kreatre2009 says:

    This is awesome! I recently went from 215 to 175. I did pretty much the same thing that this guy did. I ate less and exercised more. For the first 3 months, I totally eliminated fast food and desserts from my diet. After a few months, I had trained myself to eat very little throughout the day then, have a moderate dinner. I exercise 4 times a week which includes cardio and resistance training. I dropped 40 pounds and I feel great. The biggest obstacle that most people have in their way to losing weight is that we’re not patient. During my first 3 weeks of my diet, I shocked my system so much that I lost 10 pounds. I didn’t really notice visually though. By late October (2 months into m diet), I started to see the difference. People that I had not seen in months started asking if I lost weight. That was very encouraging. Every time someone asks my “secret” to weight loss, I just tell them to eat less, exercise more, learn some discipline, and be patient.

  50. godai says:

    Over the past 15 months I’ve lost about 170 pounds.

    Course I also had a gastric bypass.

    Another tip is to put 15 minutes after drinking before eating and an hour after eating before drinking.

    By not drinking and eating at the same time it will help keep the full feeling longer and thus aren’t as hungry. (Doing them at the same time helps wash the food through)

  51. trujunglist says:

    Another good tip is to get a friend to go at it with you. that may be part of the last tip he gives, which is to tell everyone. The more people that can motivate you, the better, because we all will hit a wall at some point.
    I was working out with a friend of mine for a while that would really get on my ass about it if I didn’t do it, to the point of huge arguments, but hey, sometimes that’s what it takes.

  52. TVarmy says:

    What is “Avoid Mirrors” for? Is it to avoid being ashamed of your weight and discouraged? I would think watching improvements would be encouraging, although I guess that could encourage a person to slow down.

  53. Jetgirly says:

    I’m 5’4″ and I’m down from 165 in August to 138 a month ago. The fit of my clothes tells me I’m around 135 now. I only weigh myself once or twice a year though. Grad school really fattened me up and then I moved to Mexico for six months, where I couldn’t be bothered to safely prepare fresh fruits and vegetables so nearly my entire diet was processed food. When I moved back up here I followed Dr. Joshi’s Holistic Detox for a while- it’s just an ultra-healthy eating plan, not a supplement-based detox, and it always makes me feel so good that I don’t want to eat any more junk food. For me, Dr. Joshi’s Holistic Detox is like a little gift I give to myself. Today, I cook about 95-98% of the food I eat from scratch, I focus on eating balanced meals rather than counting calories, and I don’t eat the foods that make me sick (wheat and dairy- I’m highly sensitive to them, bordering on having an “official” intolerance). There was a time in my life when I would eat half a pizza knowing full well that I would be up all night throwing up- now I prefer to skip the food and avoid the stomach problems.

    As an example of what I’ve been eating while I’ve been losing weight, here’s what I’ve eaten today. Breakfast: Smoothie made with a banana, a huge strawberry, frozen pineapple, frozen mango, chilled green tea, orange juice, vanilla soy milk, plain yogurt, slivered almonds and flax oil. Lunch: Homemade black bean soup (pureed black beans, roasted yams, red pepper, tomato, jalepeno, cilantro and lime juice) with blue corn tortilla chips crumbled in. Dinner: Cold buckwheat noodles topped with broccoli, carrots, tofu, cilantro and dressing (sesame oil, rice vinegar, natural peanut butter, lime juice, raw garlic and Braggs liquid aminos). Beverages: Nettle-aloe-fennel tea (for skin), green tea, Brita-filtered water.

    In the last month I’ve started working out as a gym has been installed in my apartment. I LOVE cardio and I would happily do it all day. I often have to pry myself off the machines because I know it’s not healthy to do any more exercise. I also do a lot of walking on the weekends (when it’s not -40 outside) and my job does entail some activity throughout the day.

  54. AtomicPlayboy says:

    Tyler is succeeding because he’s following basic nutritional and health guidelines. It is amazing that the diet/weight loss industry can make so much money each year peddling fad diets when such a simple, intuitive regimen as that which Tyler describes will do the trick. I’ve been on Tyler’s diet for my whole life, though I’ve usually referred to it as the “human metabolism” diet: only eat when you’re hungry, stop eating when you’re not hungry (and eat slowly), and move around a bit. Your body will tell you what to do. Not rocket science, not even computer science.

  55. INsano says:

    Used to be just one pound of flesh was demanded. Oh inflation.

  56. johnfrombrooklyn says:

    When did The Consumerist become a weight loss blog?