If you’re trying to lose weight, consider this tip

Not backed by science, but worked for me.

From May to October of 2020 (the “pandemic year”), I lost close to 30 pounds (185–190 to 160, or 85kg to 72). They say that for sustainable weight loss you can expect to shed 1–2 pounds a week at most. My experience approximately matched this recommendation.

I could write a detailed note about my journey but it would be an exercise in vanity. In the end, it was all about achieving a calorie deficit. There is a gazillion of blogs and articles talking about the simple truth that…