My son was 16, 6'3" and 309 pounds and asked me to help him lose some weight. In six months, he was down to 240 and looks great. All I did when I was preparing his meals and snacks was watch the 'total fat' grams he took in. You'd be amazed how much food and what food you can eat just watching your fat intake. I told him we wouldn't "diet", but rather change the way he ate. I did the same thing years ago after I had my daughter and the weight dropped off. Then I did it again when I had gained some weight and the same thing happened. I hate exercising and I didn't either time, and I still lost a lot of weight. It's hard to determine how much fat is in a cut of meat, so I didn't really try to keep track of that fat intake, but instead of red meat, we ate more chicken and fish. We still ate red meat, but not much. Because 'dieting' can be a real drag, my son and I decided he would have one day a week that he could eat whatever he wanted, things he liked that we didn't eat much of anymore when trying to shed some pounds, and that helped too. If he wanted a steak on that day, I grilled him a steak. If he wanted ice cream, he ate ice cream. It's worked for us 3 times, and because of all the options for food we had, it didn't really feel like a diet.
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