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A Reddit User's Weight Journey: From 147 Pounds to a Healthy Bmi

Read about a Reddit user's weight journey from his post on r/GMBF. Learn how he attained a healthy BMI.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'11" man showing a snapshot of 147 pounds at a height of 5'11
[GMBF] (M/19/5'11/147 pounds)
Originally posted on /r/guessmybf

Introduction: The Reddit User's Weight Journey

A Reddit user by the name of UCLAtoUCSDPls recently posted on the GMBF subreddit about his weight loss journey. At 19 years old, he was 5'11'' and weighed 147 pounds. In this article, we will explore how he achieved a healthy body mass index (BMI).

Determining the Starting Point: Estimating Body Fat Percentage

In his original post, UCLAtoUCSDPls was unsure about his body fat percentage but received feedback from Reddit users, who estimated that he was at a range of 10-12%. With this information in hand, he was able to set a goal of reducing his body fat percentage while maintaining his weight through strength training.

The Journey: Maintaining a Healthy BMI

UCLAtoUCSDPls made sure to take in sufficient protein and maintained his calorie intake. His diet consisted of whole foods with minimal processed foods. He also incorporated strength training and cardio, which allowed him to maintain his weight while reducing his body fat percentage. Through discipline and consistency, he was able to attain a healthy BMI.

Benefits of a Healthy Weight

Not only did UCLAtoUCSDPls feel better physically, but he also felt better mentally. Seeing his progress in the mirror and in his physical abilities gave him a sense of accomplishment and boosted his confidence. Additionally, maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Conclusion: Achievement Through Discipline and Consistency

UCLAtoUCSDPls' weight journey is a testament to the power of discipline and consistency. By setting attainable goals and following a balanced diet and exercise routine, he was able to achieve a healthy BMI while gaining strength and confidence. It may not always be easy, but with dedication and hard work, anyone can achieve their health goals.

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Madeleine is passionate about empowering individuals with the information and tools they need to transform their bodies and lives.