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I Stopped Doing These 3 Things and Lost 40 Pounds

Here are the lifestyle habits she changed to lose weight.

Online fitness coach Alexandra (@alexx.fitt) has amassed a following on TikTok and Instagram by sharing videos about her weight loss. In her many viral videos, she reveals the simple but effective changes she made to her lifestyle that enabled her to drop the weight fast. In a new Instagram video, she gets specific about the "3 things" she "stopped doing to lose 40 pounds." 

She Stepped Away From the Scale

The first thing Alex did? "I stopped weighing myself," she writes. "Why? The scale was messing with my head so I threw it off my balcony."

She Stopped Counting Calories


Lots of health experts recommend counting calories, but that didn't work for Alex. "I stopped counting calories and stuck to a schedule I ate breakfast at 8am I ate a snack at 11 lunch at 1 snack at 3 dinner at 6 and yea ur schedule may be different but if u have 5 minutes to check tiktok or like this post you have 5 minutes to grab an apple or pick up a protein bar and throw it in ur purse," she writes. 

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She Stopped Doing Workouts She Hated


Her third lifestyle change? "I stopped doing the workouts I hated," she claims. "I remember I'd always do 40min on the stair master (didn't help me lose weight only raise my cortisol levels) and the days I was lazy I'd skip the gym all together just cause I didn't wanna do cardio. NOW my only cardio is walking."

Find a Routine That Makes You Happy


Her advice? "Start implementing a routine that makes u happy and works for YOU not anyone else," she concludes in the post. 

Here's How She Used Walking for Weight Loss

woman walking towards unknown places

As for exercise, in some of her other videos Alex elaborated how walking helped with her weight loss. Not only would she walk for 20-30 minutes in the morning, but she would take a short 10-15 minute walk after lunch.

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Try to Walk 30 to 60 Minutes a Day, Says Another Expert

Active woman using smartwatch

"You can do 30-60 minutes all at one time, or you can do a few 10-15 minute bouts of exercise throughout the day. Whatever works for you," says The Diet Diva, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian. "Either way you are raising your metabolism and teaching your body to burn calories."

💪🔥Body Booster: Just because experts recommend habits, like counting calories, weighing yourself, or doing specific workouts, doesn't mean they will work for you. If they don't, make changes accordingly. 

Leah Groth
Leah Groth has decades of experience covering all things health, wellness and fitness related. Read more