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To try and lose two stone in 7 weeks

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Skyfullofstars78 Fri 15-Jul-16 14:26:48

I have an event coming up on the 2nd September and was wondering if this was possible.

user1468488303 Fri 15-Jul-16 14:27:46

No it isn't and YABU to try.

TheNotoriousPMT Fri 15-Jul-16 14:27:49


SestraClone Fri 15-Jul-16 14:30:30

I just have, but I am very overweight to begin with. I doubt it would be possible with a lower BMI.

KP86 Fri 15-Jul-16 14:31:45

Depends how much you weigh now.

I had/have 20-25kg to lose, and lost 3kg in my first week of slimming world. An average of 1kg/week after that would get you fairly close to target.

But people rarely lose that consistently, and if you don't keep up the healthy eating plan afterwards it will likely come back on.

1-1.5 stone might be a bit more realistic.

Skyfullofstars78 Fri 15-Jul-16 14:31:52

I'm about two stone overweight.

retainertrainer Fri 15-Jul-16 14:32:06

They say you can lose 2lbs a week so it's got to be worth a go!

EsmeraldaEllaBella Fri 15-Jul-16 14:32:32

Probably not. Maybe a stone and a half?

CharminglyGawky Fri 15-Jul-16 14:33:39

It's not a healthy thing to try but I think it should be possible. How overweight are you? I know that sounds like a horrible question but if losing the 2 stone will take you to your ideal weight then I think it may be too big an ask and really not sensible to try as it could impact on your health. If, however, it's the first 2 stone with lots more to come off after it will be much more achievable.

Just be really careful to still eat a balanced diet and not make yourself ill.

I've just lost a bit over a stone in six weeks without really trying (thanks morning sickness but I'd have preferred to stay a bit podgy hmm) so I'd say a stone or so is very doable in the time!

CharminglyGawky Fri 15-Jul-16 14:35:09

Sorry, cross posted.

If it's the 'last' two stone then I don't think it's sensible to try. Aim for a stone and see how it goes.

Glamourgates Fri 15-Jul-16 14:37:20

I think doable.
1400 calories a day and 10,000 steps to burn 200 calories a day. Eat at least 50g of fat though to protect

Glamourgates Fri 15-Jul-16 14:38:03

FFS! To protect against getting gallstones.

HazelBite Fri 15-Jul-16 14:40:05

Lighterlife, expensive, hard but safe my SIL did it. If you can get yourself in the mindset that you will only use their meal replacements and have an end goal it is possible.

Apart from my SIL I know of two other people (colleagues) who have used it sucessfully

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 15-Jul-16 14:42:18

I lost about that amount in January/February within a similar number of weeks, but was much more overweight to start with.

5st 11lbs later, I still have about 2st to go to target and don't think there is any way I could manage that by 2nd September.

You can try - you can certainly lose a good part of it, if not the whole amount.

specialsubject Fri 15-Jul-16 14:43:24

Ah, lighter life . as proved so successful with celebrities....look at Pauline quirke now to see how sustainable it is.

You will just start or continue a yo yo. Is your health so unimportant to you?

ChicRock Fri 15-Jul-16 14:45:19

If you want to lose weight sensibly in a manner that you can sustain for the long term future, then unfortunately it's probably not doable to lose that much weight that quickly unless you are extremely overweight to begin with.

If you want to do some kind of quick fix, meal replacement/tablet/milkshake diet shite, then it probably is doable, but you'll gain it back again just as quickly.

NavyandWhite Fri 15-Jul-16 14:52:03

No way. Not if you want to stay healthy!

bruffin Fri 15-Jul-16 14:59:15

Depends. I ve lost 1 stone in 4 weeks and need to lose another 1 stone in 6 weeks.
I am averaging a 1000 calories a day and hours hard swimming 3 x week and 7000 to 10000 steps most days. Using the hairy bikers dieting books for recipes.

Lucked Fri 15-Jul-16 15:04:39

The thing is you will look and feel so much better at 7,14 and 21 pounds lighter so no reason not to try because even if you only achieve half your goal that is a success.

If you don't try you will be kicking yourself in 5 weeks.

Although weightloss is mostly diet exercise might help keep you busy and focus the mind.

Alternate day fasting might be worth considering

Lucked Fri 15-Jul-16 15:06:47

I also know someone who did lighterlife about 7 years ago and has kept it off, in fact she has gone on to lead a very fit and healthy lifestyle. Mind you she herself says never again.

Sparklesilverglitter Fri 15-Jul-16 15:08:46

I think 1 and 1/2 or very near that is doable in 7 weeks.

As your only 2 stone over weight that 1/2 a stone, 1 stone will make a diffrence to how you look and feel.

You could use my fitness pal to track calories

SeaEagleFeather Fri 15-Jul-16 15:13:57

I've been told that it's unsafe to loose that much weight so fast.

There's apparently quite a few toxins stored in our cells and a massive weight lost fast can release them all at once, instead of a steadier and more manageable speed. It can make you very sick, it seems.

Plus if you lose that much weight that fast, it'll probably be muscle as well as fat. Other diets lead to more fat loss than muscle loss.

Having said all that, if you're determined maybe alternate day fasting might do it?

ToastDemon Fri 15-Jul-16 15:14:02

Dysentery should do it.

SeaEagleFeather Fri 15-Jul-16 15:14:48

gah. A massive weight loss fast*

milkandmarmite Fri 15-Jul-16 15:20:30

You might well be able to do it by some means or another, but I would suggest that you'll be likely to put all, if not a great proportion, of it back on.

It isn't the healthy thing to do and might end up making you more miserable in the long term if you end up yo yo-ing.

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