HELP! need to lose 12lbs in 12 days

(32 Posts)
MozzchopsThirty Sun 05-Jun-16 03:18:28

Can it be done?
I'm normally pretty healthy, eat well and exercise, drink plenty of water.

However am currently on holiday in US and have eaten my own body weight in crap.
Sadly when I get back I've got 12 days until a nice posh hol with the boyf
So I need to drop this weight fast

Any tips, hints, crazy 12 day diet plans??! Please smile

MozzchopsThirty Sun 05-Jun-16 15:46:43

Bump smile

SweetPeaPods Sun 05-Jun-16 15:50:19

Cabbage soup diet and even more water.

MozzchopsThirty Sun 05-Jun-16 16:32:51

Lol hoping for something a little less 1980s

sparechange Sun 05-Jun-16 16:38:59

The rule of thumb is that you need to burn around 3000 calories to lose 1lb of fat
So if you need to lose 12lb in fat, rather than a mixture of fat and water retention, you are going to have to work very, very hard

As a minimum, you need to drink at least 4 litres of water a day. And be on a calorie controlled diet, preferably very low carb, while upping your exercise

MozzchopsThirty Sun 05-Jun-16 16:56:46

So my normal diet would be:
Salmon & poached egg on granary for breakfast
Lunch would be curry & brown rice or quorn lasagne
Dinner salmon & noodles, chicken & veg, omelette
2 litres of water

So what would I need to change?

thenewaveragebear1983 Sun 05-Jun-16 17:01:26

Cut out all the carbs and you'll lose a few pounds of water weight. I lost about 12 pounds in my first two weeks on Michael Mosley blood sugar diet- its 800 cals a day, high protein, high fat, less than 50g carbs and zero sugar. There's various threads running on here with lots of information.

sparechange Sun 05-Jun-16 17:05:01

Cut out all the carbs and cut down the lunch
And add in an hour of exercise a day
Absolutely no booze or sugar

sparechange Sun 05-Jun-16 17:05:46

And double the water.
And water means water. Not drinks, tea, squash. Just still water

Deux Sun 05-Jun-16 17:06:57

You could try a chemical diet which I understand is designed for rapid weight loss prior to surgery. Never tried it myself though.

www.jaduncan.com/2006/04/how-i-lost-stone-in-week.html?m=1

MozzchopsThirty Sun 05-Jun-16 21:56:22

What can I have at breakfast with no carbs?
I can't stomach salmon & egg on its own, I've tried it, it was awful

MozzchopsThirty Sun 05-Jun-16 22:02:18

I could deffo manage that chemical diet for a week

Pocketrocket31 Sun 05-Jun-16 22:05:58

Yoghurt & fruit for breakfast, much smaller lunch & more exercise. I reckon 800 kcal a days & loads of gym for 12lb that quickly

StickTheDMWhereTheSunDontShine Sun 05-Jun-16 22:11:57

No it can't be done. Unless you want to find someone with norovirus to lick, or something.

sparechange Sun 05-Jun-16 22:16:52

Sorry, but if you can't hack 12 days of putting up with food you don't really love, you don't stand a chance

The only way of getting an extreme diet to work is with iron will power. If you can't even face one meal without toast, it isn't going to work for you.

12lbs is unrealistic anyway, but you need to reassess your goal. 6 or 7lbs is probably more realistic, if you are prepared to stick to a diet and live miserably but strictly for a couple of weeks

Tealeaf321 Sun 05-Jun-16 22:23:29

If that is your normal diet then I'd just stick to that from NOW but don't use bread and stick to wholemeal pastas and grains if you must eat them. That, doubling your water intake and throwing in a bit of excersize when you can be arsed compared to what you have been eating in us you are sure to loose most of that in a week.

eurochick Sun 05-Jun-16 22:35:39

It's unrealistic. Around 4 pounds would be feasible in a couple of weeks.

MozzchopsThirty Mon 06-Jun-16 02:30:57

It's not that I have to have toast, I just don't like the texture of salmon & eggs alone
I can live without toast for 12 days lol

dogdrifts Mon 06-Jun-16 04:12:53

Just as a matter of interest, what will happen if you don't lose 12lbs?
I doubt the world will end, and your holiday will be lovely, and you'll still have the boyfriend. Any dude that is shallow enough to ditch you for not losing 12 lbs in 12 days is probably not worth going on holiday with anyway.
You don't actually NEED to lose 12lbs.
For some reason you have decided to punish yourself for having a good time on this holiday as you don't think you are currently good enough to go on the next one...
Weird.
Too many crap bikini body ads?
Or a grim binge starve cycle thing?

sparechange Mon 06-Jun-16 07:58:16

Extreme diets is about surviving on things you don't like the taste and texture of, and eating what you have been told to eat, not what you fancy

You are literally falling at the first hurdle if you can't go without your favourite breakfast

You need to set a more realistic target

sandiedc01 Mon 06-Jun-16 08:04:06

It's definitely toast you need to cut - breads fattening so massively is lasagne it has cheese and pasta in it. You won't loose 12lb but might loose 7/8 with really strong will power (plus no alcohol)

marmalade32 Sat 18-Jun-16 10:26:48

I've just lost a stone in 14 days on the high fat diet. Uninspiring food but never felt hungry. I'll be taking a lot of the ideas into .your new eating regime.

marmalade32 Sat 18-Jun-16 10:27:24

.....my new eating regime......

FurryDogMother Sat 18-Jun-16 10:40:55

Mushroom or herb omelette for breakfast, salmon or chicken or hard boiled eggs and salad for lunch with mayonnaise, steak, or pork chops, or lamb chops, or home made burgers for dinner, with broccoli and cauliflower, or courgettes, or mushrooms. No gravy if it contains starch, just use the meat juices.

swooosh Sat 18-Jun-16 10:44:21

Low carb, high fat. My mum just lost 6lb in five days.

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