Weight loss methods.

(11 Posts)
Amly2016 Thu 20-Oct-16 13:04:56

Hey guys! So, what's the most effective way to reduce weight? I know regular exercises are the most effective way. But then being a working mom, I feel it's kind of difficult to find time regularly for exercises. So, I'm thinking of concentrating completely on my diet. What all do you think are good food to reduce weight. Like I've decided to include all those veggies that helps reduce weight and cucumbers and capsicums are on the list already. Plus I'm gonna cut down my coffee intake and switch it with green tea. So would like to get more such suggestions, cause I believe that this is the only way. Thanks in advance.

neveradullmoment99 Thu 20-Oct-16 13:08:26

The 5:2 diet is the best. There is a thread on mumsnet. Basically eat normall 5 days reduce intake on 2. Its remarkably easy.

MrsPMT Thu 20-Oct-16 13:11:48

Definitely cutting down on food is the best way IMO, exercise is mainly about shaping up/fitness.

Smaller portions of main meals, only eat fruit & veg as snacks, no juices (full of sugar) or very dilute.

Personally I find cutting my carbs a bit helps too but not everyone the same.

So for eg instead of a sandwich for lunch I have 1 slice toast topped with egg and salad, salmon/salad etc. Main meal just healthy portion (as long as its less than what you used to eat) should be fine.

The occasional treat works for me too, have takeaway with wine at the weekend but eat healthy the rest of the week.

hope this helps

popcornpaws Mon 24-Oct-16 12:22:51

I dont do any exercise really apart from walk the dog, i count calories and meal plan, and stick to it 100%
Forget what foods make you lose weight and cutting down on your coffee, you will find you make wise choices when you only have a certain amount of calories to eat, otherwise you will be starving and give up.
I love my coffee and would never cut back on it, don't feel you need to be a martyr to lose weight!

KeyserSophie Mon 24-Oct-16 14:01:46

The only way to lose weight is to take in less energy than you use. However, the ways to do that are many and what will work really depends on you- all diets are really just structures through which to eat fewer calories. Some people find low carb easier, some people calorie counting, some people 5:2 etc. Really depends on personal preferences.

Exercise- I love it but it's not a great weightless tool as you have to do a lot of it to make much difference- a 5k run is only about 250 calories net.

Polkadotties Mon 24-Oct-16 14:06:31

Low carb high fat. A new bootcamp started today smile

sohackedoff Mon 24-Oct-16 14:07:19

The only way that has consistently worked for me is low carbing. Bread, pasta, rice, white potatoes, cakes, biscuits all make me feel tired anyway, so removing them from diet immediately makes me feel better and lose the bloat. Also, drink a couple of litres of water a day. Limit fruit as it's basically sugar.

lovelynannytobe Mon 24-Oct-16 17:33:35

I have tried lots but the one I have stuck to most and is working is a box diet (where you have all meals delivered). I don't have time for cooking, measuring and calorie counting. With this all this is done for you. It's also about portion control as when I'm eating out I'm not able to finish the plate of food anymore. I'm 12.5kg lighter than I was seven weeks ago.

user1475242805 Mon 31-Oct-16 14:25:03

The best diet is the one that you can stick too...

They all work , ultimately it' about finding longetivity and adherence

fufu123 Wed 16-Nov-16 23:48:27

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noeffingidea Sat 26-Nov-16 16:27:51

For me, the 'being skint' diet. Works every time. In fact, I've just lost 5kgs over the last couple of months without even trying.
Just plain simple but filling things like beans on toast, egg on toast, pasta with tomatoes and cheese, lentil and vegetable soup. No money for extras like wine or takeaways. It's all a bit boring really, so I'm not tempted to overeat.
I personally do a fair amount of exercise (mainly swimming and walking) which means I don't have to stress about things like eating too many 'carbs'. I know whatever I do eat is going to get worked off.

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