Best way to lose 2 stone?(7 Posts)
Any advice? What has worked best for you?
At the moment I eat rye bread with butter for breakfast, jacket potato with cheese for lunch and dinner is usually something like mince, sausages with high meat content, stir fry, lasagne, pasta. I drink a lot of black decaf coffee and generally only have a glad of red wine at the weekend.
My downfall is chocolate and crisps, when I'm bored or sad I eat way too much. I know I just need to cut them out and eat sensibly, but I find it really hard.
I go to a dance class once a week and go for half an hour walk every day. Other exercise is a bit of a problem, as I have a weak ankle and very painful knees.
I particularly need to lose weight from my tummy, I have a lot of spare tyres
google 'my fitness pal' and put your daily intake in there. You put in your statistics and how much your want to lose and it will tell you how many cals to have to achieve that.
Writing it all down -is a bit of an eye opener when you realise how much is in say an ounce of cheese etc
Chopped carrot is a good mindless nibble whilst watching the tv
I'd bulk up your meals with way more fruit and veg. Maybe replace some of the chocolate with fruit?
Chocolate is shockingly calorific!
Maybe take out the butter off your rye bread and stick a dry fried egg on top? The protein will keep you feeling full for longer.
You may find your knees get better once you've lost a bit of weight.
I have just bought an exercise bike as I have bad knees too, although it's not that bad and would improve if I got fitter so I guess it depends. An exercise bike is meant to be low impact, so it could be an option.
I tried myfitnesspal, but it's hard to work out calories for everything, especially if you cook from scratch. Doing it for awhile does enlighten you a lot about calories and give you a better idea of what portion sizes should be, but I didn't find it sustainable.
I too have a chocolate problem and usually have some every evening! I'm going to have much less.
I need to lose 2 stone as well!
Hello, I've lost 2 stone since Christmas! I had thought that I was stuck with the weight due to my age but it was relatively easy!
I cut out the bad stuff, wine, chocolate, crisps, chips, pizza!
For breakfast I have eggs usually or porridge.
For lunch, chicken and salad, or smoked salmon, tuna, just healthy protein and lots of salad.
for tea I have meat or fish with veg or salad, so fillet steak, tuna, salmon, any meat or fish with any veg or salad.
for treats or snacks I have cottage cheese or sugar free jelly, or a bowl of berries.
I have genuinely watched the weight just fall off. I have done some exercises classes too, but not loads.
It took me about 3 months to lose the 2 stone. Everything fits, and I feel great. Id had the 2 stone on for about 2 years.
I haven't had bread, pasta, rice or potatoes other than on one weekend treat meal.
I've started using MFP - I have counted religiously for two weeks and lost 7lb. I have another 1.st 7lbs to get me to my ideal weight (although another 16lbs would mean comfortably back in a size 10 - I fear the extra 5lbs on top of that might be a pipe dream)
Substitute some elements of your meals for low fat alternatives. Only substitute the elements that you don't mind.
For Example, I substitute butter for lower fat spreadable butter on my toast with marmalade. My other half substitutes the marmalade and has full fat butter.
It is all about figuring out what you can live without and substituting it for a healthier alternative.
As far as snacking goes, I have managed to stop snacking by training myself to reach a drink of squash instead. Those little pocket sized bottles that you add to water have been brilliant. I have managed to get a large variety without using too much drawer space at work.
As I have just mentioned variety, that reminds me that this is key! You need to vary your food and drinks as much as possible so you don't get bored and fall off the wagon.
Hope these tips help, and good luck.
I have managed to lose 2 stone over the past 16 weeks
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