Dieting does not mean giving up your favorite food (but it does mean having much less of it.)
A Talladega, Ala., Woman, revealed how she lost more than 90 pounds without giving up her favorite foods. Instead, she focused on portion control and reportedly reduced her calorie intake to half.
Jessica Dotson would still eat 20-piece McNuggets and big French fries from McDonald's, reports The Sun.
"I could eat a 20-piece chicken McNugget box and big French fries by myself," she explained to the news outlet. It was basically gluttony, just eating and eating. I had McDonald's almost every day. Food was my coping mechanism, so when I was upset about something I just ate. "
After having her second child and coping with high blood pressure problems during both pregnancies, she decided to make a change. At just 26 years old, Dotson reportedly weighed over 250 pounds.
She decided to try the 16: 8 diet, which only involves eating within an eight-hour window and then fasting the other 16 hours of the day. Aside from changing her eating habits, she also cut her daily calorie intake almost to half.
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Before changing her diet, Dotson would eat fast food (usually McDonald's) for lunch and dinner, along with pancakes and Pop-Tarts throughout the rest of the day. After starting her diet, she added more variety to her diet, though she still wanted to eat McDonald's for lunch (not every day.)
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A the big change she made to the six-part McNugget meal as opposed to the 20-piece.
After nine months, Dotson has reportedly dropped 98 kilos, although she still plans to lose more.
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"Before, it was street food. Although I didn't eat out, I made something greasy at home," Dotson explained. "I still find joy in my food, that's my most important thing."