Diet and Weight Loss Success Stories


I’ve now lost almost 25 pounds on the low carb diet. I have about 10 more pounds to go to my ideal weight, but I am super happy with my weight loss so far – and how little time & effort it took.

<- That's a picture of me taken a couple of weeks ago. And yes, I'm proud! I lost the weight with zero exercise (so far), no hassle, and without cutting portions. I still love to eat, and eating low carb allows me to do that all I want. πŸ˜‰

I decided to ask my friends on Facebook about their Diet and Weight Loss Success Stories, no matter which diet plan they chose, and got some great responses! I thought I would share those with you so you can see all the options out there.

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I found them very inspiring, and hope you do as well…

Liz: I had great success with South Beach about six years ago and lost 10 pounds. Now three kiddos and %$@ pounds later, I plan to do it again (starting next week oddly enough), in addition to the walking I am already doing.

Christie: I’m using the Paleo Diet (Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf). I’ve lost 30 pounds so far & have 30 pounds to go πŸ™‚

Natalie: I was gluten/sugar free for years and lost 10 pounds. I felt wonderful. I so need to get back to that.

Lisa: I’ve had some success with Weight Watchers, but, I’ve had the most success with – Love love love them!!!!!!

Taryn: My husband had tremendous success on the Ideal Protein diet. ( It was VERY rigorous but really got rid of stubborn fat and he lost about 60 lbs in … 4 months?

Scott Tousignant: Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle has been my diet/nutrition lifestyle for the past 8 years. What I like about it, is that it can be modified to suit my current goals. It’s not just for fat loss… and I can modify it based on how aggressive I want to be with fat loss or muscle gain.

Kyle: I can tell you that this extreme juice diet didn’t work for me. I like food too much and it pretty much incapacitated me for the first day.

Trish: The Zone – works really well and I love how its about balance rather than quick fixes.

Tony: I had a lot of success with Medifast…dropped 74lbs in just under 4 months. It’s a tool though, not a lifestyle choice.

Martin: I just had a heart attack at 41 and lost 24 pounds very easily as well as dropped my cholesterol from 390 to 127 on a healthy plant based diet based on the nutritional study by Dr. Esselstyn.

Pam: Always have success with Weight Watchers. Am currently working it and have lost 11 lbs so far. Even with a small cheat at NAMS. Have seen my cholesterol go down 19 so far. I believe its all about portion size and not having to deprive yourself of the things you want to eat. That seems to make one want it even more and go out on a binge.

Ellen: I like the Zone too. I had weight issues when I was young but have kept the weight off now for over 20 years. But for me there are two other things-portion sizes and an emotional component. I used to use a whole avocado in a salad now I use a quarter. And I make sure it’s really hunger before eating.

Julie: I had success on Weight Watchers… lost almost fourty pounds… THEN found out I was pregnant. I even maintained that weight loss during my pregnancy (couldn’t stay on program while preg). THEN post partum depression kicked in. As soon as we find a second vehicle I will be joining again. I need the accountability.

(Note: Julie was our Quest Bars contest winner! πŸ˜€ )

Todd: I lost 60 pounds on the “my doctor said lose the weight or die young plan.” Seriously, I was given a set amount of calories and carbs for each day by my doctor and following that was all I needed (plus walking five miles a day).

Melanie: I have been on many diets as well. Weight Watchers was great and worked while I went and participated. No I am on a low cal diet with some low GI foods thrown in the mix(for us Diabetics) and it is going well. Just 2 weeks in but have lost 4 pounds so far and aiming for 46 more. I am starting to track some of my progress and offer tips on my blog.

Barb: I try to follow the Blood Type Diet by Dr D’Adamo: Mostly because of the science behind it and because it can be preventative against cancer and other diseases. It was interesting to learn that different blood types are susceptible to different health issues.

Susan: I have lost over 60 lbs. over the years, I actually weigh 20 lbs. less then I did in 7th grade. I initially did weight watchers and over the years have made it my own with eating low carb, less sugar and for the most part I eat little meals throughout the day and then a little bit bigger, but healthy dinner. I exercise at least 1-2 times a day.

Bridget: I am on thyroid meds and have tried many different diets over the years and haven’t been able to lose any weight at all.
About a month and a half ago I started the low carb diet and have lost 12 lbs.

MaryJo: Low Carb but not NO carb.
Lost 40 pounds.

Sherry: The Belly Fat Cure…
Lost 10 lbs.

Casy: I had great success with weight watchers, and have kept it off for over three years now!

Diana: I’m loving the 17 day diet. Down about 22 lbs. So easy to do and it comes off fast.

Susanne: I’ve been able to lose 25 lb so far since Jan with a combination of dukan and atkins diet (both very low carb diets). Plus it helped that I was super motivated to lose the weight for my sister’s wedding.

I would love to hear more Diet and Weight Loss Success Stories…
Tell us about YOUR experience!

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I love making the low carb diet EASY for people with a busy lifestyle (like me!) with my KISS / Keep It Simple method. :) About Lynn Terry: Host of the Low Carb Challenge
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13 Responses to Diet and Weight Loss Success Stories

  1. Chuck says:

    I’ve lost over 60 lbs so far this year eating low-carb (generally, under 25 grams of carbs per day). Still a long way to go, but happy with my progress!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Congrats, Chuck! I’m at about 25 pounds myself. I originally wanted to lose 20, but upped my goal to 30’ish. I figure my body will get to it’s ideal weight on it’s own in the end. It’s not like you can get *underweight* eating low carb. At least, not eating as well as I do πŸ˜‰ lol

  2. Satu says:

    Oom, I kind of liked Todd’s method. πŸ™‚

    I lost 28 lbs with WW years ago. I gained it back when I had lots of stress in my life (which lasted a few years). Now I focus on learning to eat normally again and expect the weight to come off gradually. No special plan.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      LOL. That’s great to hear that Weight Watchers worked well for you. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. What kind of things do you consider “normal” for eating – do you keep an eye on fat, calories, etc?

  3. Garry says:

    Hi Lynn,
    I’m still on the Paleo Diet now lost 45lbs, of my 65 so I’m living the dream, no hassles about what can eat, if no game caught during day still have Nuts and twigs vines plenty of fruit, lizards, fish. ha ha Just kidding no I’m very happy on the Paleo diet, been on it now for past 5 months has helped me also with some sickness Problems to do with food issues yes its great. Garry.

  4. Lisa Marie Mary says:

    Very interesting list – it’s really cool to see all the different ways that have really worked for different people. It’s like we ‘swear by’ our way that we’ve found, but, when you look at all these responses, you can see that there really are many ways/diets/plans that make a big difference in people’s lives! Thanks for including me, Lynn! πŸ™‚

    • Lynn Terry says:

      That’s so true, and that’s what I loved about all the answers too! Different things work for different people for different reasons. It’s good to keep that in mind, especially when discussing diets & weight loss among friends. I always find it interesting what’s working for others…

  5. Nicole says:

    I am starting a no carb/low carb diet today, my goal is (ready for this) 100pounds, everyone says I don’t need to lose that much, BUT I know for my height what my ideal weight should be and I want to get there. I don’t look that overweight, I suppose because my weight is evenly distirbuted throughout my body, not all on top or on the bottom…

    My daughter is getting married in five months and I want to look great in her pictures, I am tired of sneaking pictures of myself out of peoples possession and burning them because I hate how I look.

    I think I screwed up today already, I read in one place that bacon was fine, so I had it for breakfast, then another site said steer clear of it…???

  6. Linda says:

    I remember from doing low carb before that you eat a lot of bacon n eggs,it seemed! Any other ideas??

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