Woman Proves You Can Lose Weight Without Dieting

Woman Proves You Can Lose Weight Without Dieting

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We all know the frustration of gaining weight after trying diet after diet and finding out they don’t actually work. Fed up with yo-yo dieting herself, Jacinta Mayora finally found a way to lose 30 pounds without committing to any specific diet. At her heaviest, she weighed around 220 pounds at the beginning of 2019. By committing to a healthy lifestyle and focusing less on what the scale says, she ended up finding a routine that truly works for her.

“I was always obsessed with losing weight. I’ve tried diet after diet, and at my lowest point, I even had an eating disorder,” she said. “Because of all the yo-yo dieting, I gained weight every single year, so I realized I needed a different approach to get a different outcome.”

So, she started eating healthier and going to the gym 2 or 3 times per week. Rather than following strict diets and trying to look a certain way, she simply listened to her body and intuition. “I didn’t focus on how my body looked; I just wanted to feel good.”



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Jacinta focused on health, not physical appearance

Despite not focusing as much on her physical appearance, she said not weighing herself felt scary in the beginning. She felt that she would gain even more weight if she didn’t closely monitor her calories and weigh herself frequently. However, she said, “When I let go of that thought, it was such a relief – it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders.”



Since she didn’t put as much pressure on herself, she felt a lot more freedom and flexibility with fitness and health. Ironically, not having fixed goals amped up her motivation and helped step her game up. She started going to the gym 5 times a week and got into boxing, weight training, and HIIT. “Variation made it so fun, and the fact that I was getting stronger kept me going.”

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Of course, even though Jacinta loves working out and eating healthy now, she still struggles at times. “I eat a bit too much, I gain some weight, but you know what? I don’t care,” she said. “I’m only human.” She knows that life comes with its fair share of ups and downs and that real transformation takes time.

She gives a great piece of advice in her video to us for anyone looking to improve their health: “Start from the inside cause you need to do it out of love, not out of hate for your body.”



What a powerful, beautiful truth! Every action we take will bear a consequence, so it only makes sense that hating your body will only draw more of that energy back to you. If you want real change, start by truly loving yourself as you are right now. That way, you’ll have much more positive energy to push you forward toward your goals.

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“My body is far from perfect, and yes, I still have insecurities, but it’s my living body. I finally learned to love every inch of it,” she said. “If I can do it, so can you!”

You can get a lot of motivational tips and posts from her Instagram page, where she’s amassed almost 33k followers so far. She truly shows what’s possible when you shift your energy from hate to love. Many of us struggle with choosing to love ourselves, but we all have that option. It’s pretty liberating and should give us all hope that at any moment, we can choose to write a new story.

When you resist your current reality and appearance, you only make it harder to move forward. However, by letting go of all expectations and just letting life flow through you, everything gets easier with time. Beautiful things and people will come your way, the more you trust yourself and choose to follow the path of love.



Jacinta is living proof that our bodies know exactly where they want to be if we just allow them to get there. In other words, by giving up restrictions and crazy diets, we can find our body’s natural set point. Perhaps the trick to lose weight without dieting is simple. Do not worry as much about calories, scales, and all these modern ideas about dieting that have overcomplicated health.

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Final thoughts on how you, too, can lose weight without dieting

Simply move your body in a way you enjoy, eat healthy most of the time, and love yourself! Make sleep a priority, rest when you need to, and don’t hate yourself for missing a workout. We’re all on our own journeys here, and no one should feel they have to be perfect. As long as you do your best and make loving choices for yourself, you’ll feel good from the inside out.

As Jacinta learned the hard way, don’t fall for the crash dieting trap. You will only feel disappointed when you gain the weight back since your body will always try to make up the lost calories later. Consistency and persistence will get you much farther than trying to find shortcuts. So if you feel determined, you also can lose weight without dieting.

From her Instagram posts, it seems Jacinta has truly found her happy place and doesn’t cut out junk food when her body craves it. We hope you find inspiration from her story, and if you want to follow her, check out her Instagram here.



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