News anchor and journalist Deborah Norville opened up about her remarkable weight loss journey in an interview with “Good Morning America” Thursday.
Norville has been front and center on our TV screens for over 30 years, and currently works as the host of CBS’ “Inside Edition.”
While the best-selling author and businesswoman projects the image of being at the top of her game professionally, for the past ten years she said she had been privately dealing with a personal struggle behind the scenes: feeling deeply self-conscious and unhappy with her body.
“We see ourselves differently than the rest of the world does and I didn’t like the way I looked going into a room, I didn’t like the view people were getting when I walked out of the room,” Norville said today on “GMA.” “And when you don’t feel good about yourself, it colors everything about your life.”
Norville said it was a visit to her doctor, when she was lectured about her high blood pressure, that triggered her lifestyle change. She said she had a long history of heart problems, especially on her father’s side, and her doctor told her that she couldn’t outrun her genetics and encouraged Norville to take control of her health.
She dubbed her weight gain the “Fat 50’s,” she said, adding that she didn’t like the way she looked and felt self-conscious everywhere she went.
Norville said she credits her weight loss to reading labels. She especially paid attention to the sugar content of what she was eating, noting that it appeared even in the most unexpected places, such as half and half.
She also limited her intake of ingredients that end in “ose” — including fructose and lactose. She said she started preparing her own foods and bringing her own lunches to work.
“I said [to my doctor], ‘So what do I do?’ and he said, ‘Cut out sugar,'” Norville told “GMA.” “That simple.”
While she doesn’t count calories and doesn’t have an exercise routine, she said she stayed super discipline to eating clean and healthy and the weight started coming off.
Now, Norville said she feels more cheerful and proud of herself, and even fits into a dress that she bought in 1977 — the year she graduated from high school.
“I like me better because I feel healthy,” Norville said.
Her tips for staying on track during the holidays includes filling your plate with vegetables and skipping the dips/extras. She also recommends drinking sparkling water with lemon to fill yourself up and stay hydrated when flat water doesn’t feel very special.
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For those who are overweight and need to slim down there is a lot of information available about the best way for them to do this.
If unsure where to start, it can be reassuring for dieters to look to others who have been through their own weight loss transformations in order to get tips.
One woman shared her weight loss on Reddit after she lost an incredible 7st 9lb in just over a year.
The Reddit user “LDNurseMama” posted online about what she did to try and encourage others to make a similar change.
The woman shared she is 38-years-old, 5ft 9in and has slimmed down from a huge 20st 7lb to a much trimmer 12st 12lb.
She showed off her results by posting a picture of her before and after losing the weight and explained more about the changes she made to get slim.
“LDNurseMama” revealed she kicked off her weight loss journey by watching how many calories she ate and also by making an effort to move more.
She wrote: “I started with just tracking my calories closely with my fitness pal, weighing my food, and being really active.
“Then I went to an actual weight loss clinic to meet with nutritionists and doctors to help me plan for the long term weight loss and maintenance.”
This approach helped the slimmer understand how much she was eating and the best types of food to help her shape up.
The dieter revealed she had always been active so changing up her eating habits was one of the biggest changes for her.
She said: “The food portions were the hardest for me, tracking everything in my fitness pal really put things into perspective for me.
“I weighed my food for awhile too until I had a good grip on what my portions should be. It’s hard but worth it.
By closely tracking her calories using a fitness app, the user explained how it helped her understand what she was eating and her weight started to fall off at a steady rate of around 2lb a week.
Since losing the weight, the Reddit user revealed she does not need to track her food as closely as she understands better what she needs to eat.
“LDNurseMama” revealed: “Now I watch what I eat still, eat healthy foods in smaller portions and stay active.”
Dieters hoping to lose a few pounds can start to do this by making other small changes in their lives.
Research published in a report titled “Portion size me: plate-size induced consumption norms and win-win solutions for reducing food intake and waste” explained using smaller plates at meal times may help people eat less.
This trick can help slimmers learn more about portion control and make an effective change in their lives.
Some people losing weight may have a specific area they hope to burn fat from, such as slimming down the waistline.
According to Cecilia Harris, who is a personal trainer and co-founder of Results with Lucy, you must lose weight from the whole body in order to burn belly fat.
She said: “I don’t believe that you can spot train or lose fat in one particular place of your body.”
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