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She Lost 55 Pounds in One Year: 5 Tips to Become "Unrecognizable"

TikToker reveals secrets to her weight loss journey.
FACT CHECKED BY Christopher Roback

Maci Parry, who goes by the TikTok handle @moveswithmacy, is an inspirational weight loss influencer and online fitness coach who lost a whopping 55 pounds in just one year. The majority of her videos highlight the life changes she made to achieve her fitness goals and she regularly shares jaw-dropping before and after photos and videos. The Body Network has rounded up her top 5 weight loss tips to become "unrecognizable." 

1

Hot Girl Walks

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In a recent video she revealed that there were five daily habits she integrated into her life to lose weight and become "happier, healthy." The first habit? "Hot girl walks," she revealed. "Girl, you don't have to get your a** in the gym every single day of the week. Every single time you go on a hot girl walk, you can burn an extra 2, 3, 400 calories every day," she points out. "Walking is so underrated. Get yourself outside." The Mayo Clinic endorses regular brisk walking, agreeing that it can help you maintain a healthy weight and lose body fat, prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. It can also help improve cardiovascular fitness, strengthen your bones and muscles, improve muscle endurance, increase energy levels, improve your mood, cognition, memory and sleep, improve your balance and coordination, strengthen immune system, and reduce stress and tension. One 12-week study found that walking for 50–70 minutes 3 times per week reduced body fat and waist circumference by an average of 1.5% and 1.1 inches (2.8 cm) in obese women.

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2

Up Your Protein Intake

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Next, she suggests upping your protein intake. "Girl, you want to be working out your daily protein goal that suits you," she exclaims. "You need to multiply your weight in kilograms times 2.2. Do that little sum. That is the amount of protein in grams you should be eating every single day. Start making that a priority." According to clinical trials, consuming more protein than the recommended dietary allowance not only reduces body weight (BW), but also enhances body composition by decreasing fat mass while preserving fat-free mass (FFM) in both low-calorie and standard-calorie diets.

3

Cut Out Liquid Calories (AKA Alcohol)

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"I'm not saying you can never, ever drink again, but to become unrecognizable, lowering and cutting out some of that alcohol intake is key," explains Maci. Not only by cutting out some of those liquid calories are you going to see a difference in your physical body, but your mind, your soul, the way you act, and how you feel is going to transform immensely."

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4

Hydrate

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And, "drink more water, two to three liters per day," Maci recommends. "I don't need to explain to you the benefits of drinking water. There's a thousand. Just start increasing it." According to the Mayo Clinic, hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues. How much should you drink? While it depends on a variety of factors, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends that men drink about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day and women about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids.

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5

Improve Gut Health

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Lastly, "take your gut health seriously," she says. "We want to be getting those antioxidants, prebiotics, superfoods in our diet." She recommends starting with a "good greens" drink. "Personally, I love OxyGreens. It does the job. It reduces bloating. It reduces inflammation all over gut health. Happy gut, happy self," she says. 

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💪🔥Body Booster: Walking for less than an hour, three times a week, is a great, science-backed way to lose weight and improve your overall health.

Leah Groth
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