I need to lose a stone very very quickly ........

(51 Posts)
OhCobblers Fri 12-Apr-13 17:54:20

Have posted before but situation even more dire as I've put on a few more pounds just eaten a whole tub of Haagen haaz doesn't help.
I've got an event in 6 weeks and must lose a stone BUT still can't exercise due to horribly dodgy back.
Obviously giving up the vital nightly glass of wine will help but what to eat or what NOT to eat??
Thank you!

A lot of people recommend low carbing but I don't know how well it works because I haven't tried it myself

ELR Fri 12-Apr-13 17:58:20

I can recommend the 5:2 diet two days a week you eat 500 calories then rest of the time a normal diet approx 2000 calories.

suebfg Fri 12-Apr-13 17:59:50

Buy the Paul McKenna weight loss CD and listen to it every night. You will lose weight without having to deprive yourself.

Annianni Fri 12-Apr-13 18:00:19

Jason Vale juice books.
They are fab. I lost a stone and half last year doing that, in quite a short space of time.

You need a juicer and blender though, but I just have cheap ones and they're fine.

I've been doing it again this week and have lost just over 4lbs quite easily.

VelvetSpoon Fri 12-Apr-13 18:02:17

A friend lost a stone in 10 days on the Commando Diet. It is seriously hardcore but does work. Only good if you like eggs though.

If you've got 6 weeks though, Slimming World is good, basically low fat, you will lose at least a couple of pounds a week on it (I lost nearly 2 stone in the first 6 weeks, but I had loads to lose!)

Pancakeflipper Fri 12-Apr-13 18:04:41

Someone I know lost 10lbs in a week on that Dukas (is that right?) diet where you just seem to eat loads of protein and no carbs.. They are eating chicken breasts all day.

Wilding Fri 12-Apr-13 18:05:01

Lunch - large salad and a tin of tuna/some smoked salmon
Dinner - large salad and a veg omelette with a bit of cheese on top.

No sugary drinks. Herbal tea only.

Boring but it works! Cutting out sugar and carbs is the best way to lose weight quickly IME.

SayMama Fri 12-Apr-13 18:10:32

I second Slimming world

YoniRanger Fri 12-Apr-13 18:11:46

Cambridge or lighter life will do that for you in one horrible week if you have £50.

OhCobblers Fri 12-Apr-13 18:17:25

Thanks for all the replies.
I've looked at the 5:2 diet but christ it looks tough!! eLR how much weight did you lose over what period of time?

I like Wildings suggestion as that's very manageable for me (could I have coffee instead of herbal tea?).

I've lost weight before just cal counting and eating less plus running every other day bit the lack of movement is stuffing things up this time round?

Just looked at the Commando diet, I love eggs and steak!!

wundawoman Fri 12-Apr-13 18:21:43

Cut out carbs - very effective, and you'll feel so much better!!

OhCobblers Fri 12-Apr-13 18:26:23

Ok so to me the obvious carbs are bread, crackers, pasta, potatoes, rice, cous cous and similar. Any "hidden" ones I need to know about?

Harcombe is the way believe me. Tough to do a stone in that time but possible. Google it and there is a book.

Harcombe Phase One is for five days. Should lose you half a stone or more in that period. And then you can redo first phase (tough) or move to phase two for slower weight loss.

woopsidaisy Fri 12-Apr-13 18:32:07

Eh, get an over active thyroid?
Or slimming World-you wont be hungry!!

BIWI Fri 12-Apr-13 18:34:14

Or you could follow my Bootcamp rules? look at the tabs on the spreadsheet for the rules

Ten rules - easy. Just follow them and you will lose weight easily. In 6 weeks you could easily lose a stone. One Bootcamper lost 12lbs in her first week in the last Bootcamp!

And, most importantly, you will eat lovely food and not feel deprived or hungry. And you will still be able to drink wine after the first two weeks

ThreaderickDorritt Fri 12-Apr-13 18:35:05

You would need huge discu

Wilding Fri 12-Apr-13 18:43:39

Yep, coffee is fine! As long as you don't put sugar or loads of milk in it.

And by salad I don't just mean lettuce, cucumber, tomato - I normally include roasted peppers, a sprinkling of pine nuts, capers, red onions, celery, spinach... all sorts of things!

I definitely find it helps not having to think too much about menus.

Gingerandcocoa Fri 12-Apr-13 18:51:59

myfitnesspal, you can select how much you want to lose per week and they will give you how many calories you can eat. I think it's possible to lose a stone in 6 weeks, it's really difficult but possible if you start NOW!

ELR Fri 12-Apr-13 19:38:55

I have lost 8lbs in 6.5 weeks but DH has lost a stone and others on the 5:2 threads have lost a stone or more in 6 weeks.

ElBombero Fri 12-Apr-13 22:02:07

5:2 diet google it! It's the new craze at work

JennySense Fri 12-Apr-13 22:44:04

Cambridge. Follow the plan and you will average a stone a month.

bunnymother Fri 12-Apr-13 22:57:54

Another recommendation for Dukan/low carbing or the 5:2 diet. I lost a fair amount after my last pregnancy just doing Dukan. Grim, but effective.

trinity0097 Sat 13-Apr-13 06:32:19

I lost just over half a stone in the marine diet in a week, you can do it for 2 weeks at a time.

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 06:38:37

Just eat less than 1300 cal a day

Longdistance Sat 13-Apr-13 06:54:06

This is what I did when I lost 3 stone in 4 months but put it back on later

1) cut the booze out. Swap wine for vodka and diet coke, or gin and slimline if you're out having drinks. Don't drink at home.

2) breakfast have 2 Weetabix with chopped banana. This kept me going til lunch time.
Sometimes I'd have turkey bacon on Brown bread with hp sauce, no butter.

3) snacks of Mueller light yogurts, fruit and carrot/ cucumber batons with low fat hummos.

4) dinner would be steamed fish with veg,jacket potatoes with tuna and sweetcorn, no mayo or butter. Cos I lived on my own I'd eat WW meals for one, or Tesco healthy meals. I liked their chicken lasagna.

5) also make sure you drink lots of water. First thing in the morning to rehydrate yourself, and carry a bottle of water around with you. I also gave up drinking tea, which helped as I'd always have a biccy with my tea.

Good Luck op.

OhCobblers Sun 14-Apr-13 14:29:13

Thanks so much for all replies. Im seriously considering the 5:2 but am afraid i'll cave in on the 500 cal days. What do you eat on those days???

Cherrypie32 Sun 14-Apr-13 14:35:08

5:2 is not too bad. For ease on 500 cal days I bought M&S count on us meals as cals are stated for dinner and just an egg on rye bread or ryvita at lunch. It wasn't a fast weight loss for me though, only about 4lbs in 6 weeks. It's doable but I think you would need to 'shred' or similar at the same time for better fast results.

Cherrypie32 Sun 14-Apr-13 14:37:38

Oh, and just going back to what another posted, your dress and how you feel on the day are important but I remember thinking after I could have worn any dress and it would still have been the same fantastic day. When your hair, make up etc is done it will all come together.

Cherrypie32 Sun 14-Apr-13 14:38:47

Duh, ignore me, I thought this was the wedding dress thread!

prettybird Sun 14-Apr-13 14:57:22

I'll second BIWI and suggest her High Fact/Low Carb BootCamp. If you follow the Boot Camp rules, you will lose weight, without feeling too deprived. Actually, I've never felt deprived - although some people (like dh) do miss bread and potatoes.

I didn't lose 12lbs in Week 1 like someone managed - it took me a whole two weeks wink to lose that much. Thereafter I lost a steady 1-2 lbs a week and over the 10 weeks of BootCamp, lost 2 stone 1lb shock

After seeing my success, dh even joined me and lost 10lb (iirc) in his first 2 weeks.

It's a great way of eating and it really does stop addiction to sweet stuff. After the first two weeks, you can even indulge in the odd drink or two. The most difficult thing is remembering to drink loads of water!

No need to calorie count and you can still eat nice food. It is counter-intuitive though - buying full fat Greek yoghurt - and then eating it with added cream! shock. Last night I had a lovely steak with some garlic and herb cheese melted on top, served with some fried shallots and creamy leeks. Tonight it's turkey steaks with broccoli cooked in butter, and tomorrow night it's BIWI's fabulous so I've been told celeriac tartiflette.

RibenaFiend Sun 14-Apr-13 16:35:44

Plan your meals. Know in advance what you're having/making for all three meals and know what your snacks are. You are in control of what you put in your mouth. Also, eat fresh. Avoid processed frozen crap meals if you eat them.

Have fruit, seeds, pulses available to snack on, drink a pint of water before eating (it's easy to confuse thirst and hunger) and eat more slowly. Make a point of chewing each bite well. Eat off a smaller plate of possible (looks like there's more food) or if you can manage it, serve yourself a smaller portion, if there's more in the kitchen then you won't starve if it's not enough. If you feel full mid meal, take a moment. A whole minute. Then if you're still hungry, go back to your meal, if not then leave the rest. Children in Africa will not starve because you have not cleared your plate (lies parents made me believe!)

IslaValargeone Sun 14-Apr-13 16:38:56

Re: Coffee, the caffeine lowers your blood sugar which will only make you feel hungrier if you are already cutting down on stuff.

catmadcaz Sun 14-Apr-13 17:29:41

Exante same as cambridge /lighter life but you buy it online.

CandlestickOlder Sun 14-Apr-13 17:35:47

Zero fat yogurt and fruit for breakfast (you can get frozen fruit and do a big spoon each day).

Chicken salad for lunch - leaves, cucumber, tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, celery, radishes, spring onion, peppers - make it enormous! Balsamic vinegar and a spray of olive oil is great for dressing.

Stir fry for dinner - use teriyaki sauce and a whole bag of stir fry veg with a salmon or tuna fillet.

Dump the booze Sunday- Thursday and drink litres of water.


Geckoandthemonkey Sun 14-Apr-13 17:43:33

Drink lots of water. Go for long walks. Cut out tea, coffee, alcohol and sugary drinks. No snacking. 3-4 calorie restricted meals per day to keep you going.

OhCobblers Wed 10-Jul-13 22:13:16

Here I am again!
I've tried the high protein/low carb diet.
Then the 1200 cals only but nothing working and I now have only 4 weeks left to lose a least half a stone actually need to lose more than a stone What do i do? I can't do an cardio workouts due to back injury so it's diet only which is really tough!

Karbea Wed 10-Jul-13 22:39:36

The paleo diet, definitely would do this for you and you'd feel amazing!

OhCobblers Wed 10-Jul-13 23:02:18

Thanks karbea will look into that. Dd you try it? If so how fast was the weight loss in the first few weeks?

Pannacotta Wed 10-Jul-13 23:06:49

5:2 diet.
Works because you don't deprive yourself all the time, just two days out of 7.

OhCobblers Wed 10-Jul-13 23:19:45

I've been doing the 5:2 and surprised myself by sticking to it for those 2 days a week but stopped for a while. I could go back to it but not sure I'll lose the weight fast enough! And yes I do want a quick fix grin!

Scarletohello Wed 10-Jul-13 23:24:40

I did low carb ( Atkins) a few years ago and lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks! Meat, green veg, nuts, salad avocados. It really works !!

Scarletohello Wed 10-Jul-13 23:26:45

Also, last year went to India for 4 months and lost 2 stone! ( wouldn't recommend it as a weight loss plan tho, didn't have a solid poo for 4 months...)

OhCobblers Thu 11-Jul-13 09:38:21

Scarlet is that still eating 2000 cals a day or should I try to go down to 1200 cals but making it all protein and green veg?

Why do you need to lose it quickly?

I'm another 5:2 fan, BUT it's not quick. The average losses seem to be around one pound per week.

500 calorie days aren't too hard - a boiled egg for breakfast, a cupasoup for lunch, fish and veg for dinner, room for an Options hot choc before bed.

Scarletohello Thu 11-Jul-13 13:35:53

Re low carb it's got nothing to do with calories, it's about limiting yr carbs to 20gm a day initially. Meat, fish, cream, cheese nuts are ok. Eat green leafy veg and salads. If you reduce the carbs your body burns the fat in your body for energy. That's why it works. The Atkins book explains it really well. Good luck!

Amazinggg Thu 11-Jul-13 14:18:36

Low carb. Easy peasy. Stuff yourself silly with fry-ups, massive chicken salads with creamy dressing, big juicy steaks with piles of rocket, snack on nuts, seeds, cheese and avocados. The weight falls off. Drink loads of water though or you won't be able to poo.

Karbea Thu 11-Jul-13 17:08:12

I did it (paleo) with six friends, 2 didn't do it properly (still drank, ate chocolate etc) they lost weight (but not a huge amount), 3 lost over a stone , one nearly a stone and a half, I didn't lose much as I didn't have much to lose, but managed to lose a dress size. We did it over 5 weeks.

I've lost 16lbs in six weeks on slimming world

OhCobblers Fri 12-Jul-13 14:00:01

Well I'm low carbing and am 4lbs lighter in a few days and if I continue to keep off the booze for a few weeks hope to see a big difference!

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