I lost 25 pounds but still eat pizza & drink wine – my exact daily diet so you can do the same… – The Sun

A MICHIGAN-BASED woman has shared how she lost a significant amount of weight without forgoing some of her favorite foods and treats.
The lifestyle change didn't happen overnight for Shelby Sacco, 25, taking some serious altering of her relationship with food.
In a TikTok video that's been viewed over 2.5 million times, Sacco detailed how she was able to shed 25 pounds, maintaining her weight for a year now.
Prior to her weight loss journey, Sacco was not in a good headspace.
“I was extremely sad. My mental health was terrible, my physical health was terrible,” she told TODAY.
“I struggled with disordered eating for eight years."
During her first year of college, the young woman relied on prescription amphetamines to curb her appetite, which resulted in her not eating during the day.
After Sacco stopped taking the drug she began binge-eating.
She gained a lot of weight and struggled with dieting and feelings of low self-worth.
In July of 2020, Sacco decided enough was enough and began to make a change.
“I was like, I’m going to figure it out for myself and teach my sisters,” she recalled. “So I started by learning about habits, and it completely changed my world.”
Sacco, who always had an interest in behavioral sciences, started reading every book that she could get her hands on about forming habits.
“I basically rewired my thinking completely,” she said.
She continued: “What I learned from researching habits is that for someone to actually make a change that’s sustainable it has to be something that’s easy to do. So I looked at my own life, and I factored in the realistic things."
Sacco was eventually able to form healthy eating habits.
The determined woman started eating healthy meals 60 to 80 percent of the week, which is roughly 13 to 17 meals.
“If you’re eating healthy a majority of the time, over that 50 percent line, you’re eating healthy,” Sacco said. “But I could eat 60 percent to 80 percent healthy each week while still doing all the things I love, healing my disordered eating and not restricting myself."
Sacco's new eating habits ensured that she could still eat pizza and indulge in ocassional wine nights with her roommates.
Sacco's first step to ensuring she was eating healthy 60 to 80 percent of the week was planning out what to make for breakfast each week.
“If I can eat seven healthy meals for breakfast, I’m already in a great place,” she said.
She mentioned that making the same meal of the day healthy every day of the week — whether that be breakfast, lunch, or dinner — made a big difference in reaching the 60 percent to 80 percent goal.
Sacco also cooked two healthy meals every week that were two servings each, which added on four healthy meals and brought her total to 11.
“I created this little habit that I do in the mornings so when I make breakfast, I’ll meal prep one thing,” Sacco said. From chicken and veggies to salmon and rice, Sacco made sure she made two servings so she could eat the meal for lunch and dinner or have enough for leftovers for one meal the next day.
Sacco also ensured her meal preps were as simple as possible.
She stated: "I’ll literally put salmon and precut vegetables in the oven, and it takes me two minutes."
She also mentioned that you should pick foods that you can quickly heat up or throw on top of a salad the next day.
Using her healthy breakfast and meal prep method, Sacco was able to reach her goals.
"I’m already eating 11 healthy meals a week, which means I only have two more to go to get in that 60 percent to 80 percent range,” Sacco said.
To cover her other two healthy meals, Sacco would cook one more meal with two servings or two different meals.
On Sundays, Sacco created a grocery list so she could lay out all the meals and snacks she was going to eat that week.
“I just try to make sure that I have healthy options in the fridge ready, and options that I actually will eat,” Sacco said
And she didn't count calories since she's aware of the correct portion size for meals.
Along with her meals, Sacco ate healthy snacks such as cut-up bell peppers or grapes during the day.
Sacco's changes to her eating habits have led her to reap great rewards.
“I’ve kept this [weight] off successfully without one problem for over the last year and a half because the changes are sustainable," the fitness fan said of her journey.
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