How to Lose Weight at 260 Pounds or Above Project
If you are frustrated and thinking – “I weigh 260 pounds and want to lose weight starting today”, then you are in the right place. Because I will help you lose weight.
And the good news is that you can not only lose weight but even get into the best shape of your life.
Between 2011 and 2012, I hit my all-time high of 275 pounds. I knew I was up there, because I was busting out of my clothing for many years, but did not know how bad it was.
The point is that I know how you feel and how much you want to lose weight immediately.
And between June 2012 and June 2013, I lost 100 pounds using the Hashi Mashi Diet + Training system, and have maintained this weight loss until today. Along the way, I have learned valuable tips which can help you as well.
You will benefit from my experience and will hopefully avoid many of the mistakes I made. This benefit alone can save you a lot of time and help you achieve your ideal weight.
Announcing Project 260
I will coach 3 ‘Fit Apprentice' students to reach their ideal weight. Even if you are not a student, you can follow along and review the weight loss process that works for each student.
Here is the commitment expected and application process to be a Fit Apprentice student for Project 260:
Commitments for Project 260
You must be willing to:
- Commit to recorded coaching calls via Skype or Google+. (Your voice and possibly video will be shared publicly). The time commitment to coaching calls is between twenty and thirty minutes a week initially. After the first month, this time can be reduced to once a month for a total of 6 months (for 60-pound weight loss or 3 months for 20-pound weight loss).
- Be coachable and open to new ideas.
- Try different types of foods than you have in the past.
- Learn how to cook ( a little, not much, but some preparation, unless you have someone else to do it for you ).
- Invest up to $100 on this project for a scale and sneakers/walking shoes ( if you do not already have them ).
- Keep a record of your
- starting body weight and fat percentage
- meal plan
- physical activity
- weight loss, fat loss
- water intake
Send a Written Application answering the following five questions:
Please note that all of these answers, except item 5, are meant to be brief.
- What kind of experience do you have losing weight?
- Have you successfully lost weight in the past, if yes, on what program? Why did you gain weight again after you lost it?
- How much time are you willing and able to put into being coached and documenting your progress each week?
- What has been your biggest obstacle to successful weight loss?
- In 500 words or less, explain why you want to lose weight. What is your biggest reason(s) that will keep you motivated through this process?
Email your completed questions and answers to project260 at hashimashi.com.
The Application Deadline is Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
The deadline for Project 260 applications is October 2nd at 11:59 pm EST. This review will take some time, so please be patient.
I will contact all applicants by October 9th, 2019, to let you know if you made it to the final round, which is the top 10 applications. In the final round, we will have a short Skype or phone call to decide who will be the three students.
Of course, you do not need to join Project 260 to lose weight but keep in consideration because it is a fantastic opportunity for you to change your life over the next six months.
In any case, here is what you need to do to start losing weight, in a nutshell. You will lose a pound or two every week with the following tips:
How to lose weight at 260 pounds or above
Depending on your height, you might need to lose close to 100 pounds overall. But, do not be discouraged by that number.
Instead of focusing on how to lose 100 pounds, think of a 3-month cycle to lose 20 pounds. A smaller number like 20 pounds is more manageable to digest and target.
Once you lose your first 20 pounds, you will have more confidence that you can achieve the rest. The hardest part of losing weight is your initial day and changing the habits that got you obese in the first place.
If you are obsessed with counting calories per day, you will not feel comfortable with HM Diet + Training. I am not a believer in 500 calories a day. You will quickly lose 20 pounds over three months, if not more, without suffering. And without counting how many calories you burn or consume every day.
Most Important Steps
What you need to focus on is the following:
- Stop buying and eating fast food and processed food. This rejection of processed foods will be challenging at the beginning because you are so accustomed to eating fast food. But this step alone will yield powerful results.
- Start eating more fruits and vegetables. Focus on the low glycemic index fruits like berries, apples, and cherries. They will not raise your insulin levels as high as the sweeter fruits like watermelon and banana. And elevated insulin levels is a chief culprit in your obesity.
- You hit the real gold when you have more vegetables. There are many to choose from like:
- When you increase your vegetable intake, suddenly you will be less hungry as the day goes on. Vegetables also have a negligible impact on your insulin levels. A slice of tomato is not ‘increasing your vegetables.' If you have a side of broccoli and mushrooms with your evening meal and a raw salad, now you're talking.
- Healthy fats like olive oil and avocado are a tasty touch for any meal.
- Stick with lean protein like chicken breast or plant protein like beans, lentils, and nut butter.
- Carbs like quinoa, oatmeal, buckwheat groats, and brown rice are whole foods and take longer to digest than processed white bread. Stop eating processed white bread and your bagel in the morning.
- A good substitute for white bread or a bagel is Ezekiel muffin. It is a sprouted grain bread with a low glycemic index.
- Improve your eating habits. Instead of eating one big Thanksgiving-style meal at the end of the day, commit to three meals a day.
- You do not need to snack in between meals.
- But, a set meal pattern will help your body know when it is being fed and allow it to release fat.
- Walk at least 30 minutes a day.
- Start lifting weights a few days a week if you are capable.
- Weigh yourself daily, same time, wearing the same clothes
See how to lose 20 pounds in 3 months for additional details and suggested meals.
These suggestions are not a substitute for medical advice.