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55Lbs Weight Loss in 1 Year: How One Reddit User Achieved It and Kept It Off

Read about one man's year-long weight loss journey on Reddit, and discover the tips and tricks he used to achieve his results and maintain them.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'6" male showing a weight loss from 213 pounds to 158 pounds. A net loss of 55 pounds.
M/33/5'6" [213lbs > 158lbs = 55lbs] (1 year) How I did it and kept it off!
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Losing weight can be challenging, but with determination and the right approach, it's possible to achieve significant results. One Reddit user, who goes by the username [deleted], has shared his inspiring year-long journey of losing 55lbs and keeping it off.

The Journey

Over the course of a year, [deleted] implemented several changes to his lifestyle to support his weight loss goals. He began tracking his calories using a food diary app and gradually introduced more physical activity into his daily routine. He focused on making sustainable lifestyle changes, rather than following a fad diet or a temporary exercise regimen.

Tips and Tricks

One of the keys to [deleted]'s success was finding physical activities that he enjoyed, such as hiking and kayaking. He also found that planning his meals in advance and having healthy snacks on hand helped him stick to his calorie goals. Additionally, he emphasized the importance of not beating oneself up over minor slip-ups and focusing instead on consistency and progress over time.

Maintenance Strategies

After reaching his weight loss goal, [deleted] has continued to maintain his healthy lifestyle by tracking his weight and calories, continuing to enjoy physical activities, and taking a mindful approach to eating. He credits his success to committing to small changes over time and finding a plan that works for him.


If you're looking to lose weight and keep it off, [deleted]'s journey can provide inspiration and guidance. By focusing on sustainable lifestyle changes, finding enjoyable physical activities, and taking a mindful approach to eating, anyone can reach their weight loss goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle over the long term.

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