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5 Weight-Loss Tips That Worked for SHAPE Reader Cassie Snow

What Worked For Me: Cassie Snow

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Cassie Snow always avoided the gym until she got tired of being "the big girl." Read her top 5 weight-loss tips that helped her lose 85 pounds and transform her body.

Stick to the Script

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“I thought entering races would keep me motivated, so I followed the Couch-to-5K plan at coolrunning.com to train for my first one. You start by alternating a minute of jogging with 90 seconds of walking. Nine weeks later, you can run three miles!”

Plan Healthy Getaways

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“Every few months, my friend and I sign up for a half marathon in a city we’ve never been to before—like New Orleans or San Diego—and turn it into a mini vacation.”

Think Ahead

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“Planning out my meals—three a day, plus two snacks—on paper each week lets me see exactly what I can look forward to eating every few hours.”

Spice Things Up

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“A lot of restaurants don’t offer low-cal salad dressing. But nearly all of them have salsa—which tastes surprisingly good over mixed greens!”

Be a Gossip Girl

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“When we run together, my friends and I run at a pace that allows us to talk the whole way. Being able to catch up on each other’s lives as we exercise makes our workouts fly by!”

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