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Half a stone in 4 weeks?

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missb00 Mon 08-May-17 08:23:42

Can I ask for your tips on how to achieve this please?! I'm going away in 3 weeks and 6 days and am sitting about a stone over where I'd like to be, however shifting 7lb would make me feel much more comfortable. I'm 5'5 and currently 11st 4lb, so not unachievable!

P.s. I know crash dieting is bad and i'll put it all back on again when I get back, but lets ignore that for a moment.

JontyDoggle37 Mon 08-May-17 08:25:45

Get on the MyFitnessPal app, set your target toosibg 2lbs a week and your activity level to 'sedentary', and then stick to eating as many calories as it tells you - probably 1200. You can easily drop 7lbs in that time if it stick to it. And help yourself out by ditching bread and alcohol for that period too, it will make the weight loss faster.

SayenRose Mon 08-May-17 08:27:15

Slimfast shake diet? Sickly sweet but always seems to give a quick loss in the first week but so do most diets. At its heart it really just is calorie counting though to 1360 cals a day.

ShatnersWig Mon 08-May-17 08:28:37

Try and contract tonsillitis. I had it two summers ago and lost over a stone in a week.

Bibs2014 Mon 08-May-17 08:39:48

Low carb!

missb00 Mon 08-May-17 08:40:33

Thanks all!

Shatters good thinking, less effort than calorie counting too 😉

statetrooperstacey Mon 08-May-17 08:42:37

I did Jason vale 7lbs in 7 days, bloodybrilliant. ThT would b a nice kick start. Books about £5 on amazon then beg borrow or steal a juicer.
Or just low cal low carb( flatten thw stomach)

ItWentInMyEye Mon 08-May-17 08:44:31

I know slimming world gets some stick on mumsnet but I lost 5lb in my first week.

redpriestandmozart Mon 08-May-17 08:48:35

For me this would be achievable as I usually lose about 5-6lbs the first week (all fluid I am sure) so it gives me incentive to continue. For me I'd stick to 1,000 calories a day, drink 2 litres of water, lots of veg, no bread, now white carbs (brown rice, wholewheat pasta etc) no treats. I lost 7.5 stone from 2012, 6 stone in first year, 1.5 second year and have maintained it since. I stick to 1,200 5 days a week with two days at about 2,000 (wine mainly!!) but if I've had a holiday and need to get back on track I do the 1,000 per day.

redpriestandmozart Mon 08-May-17 08:50:08

Sorry NO white carbs, I should mention I did NO exercise due to disability so my weight loss had to be calorie reduction.

PrincessPopsicle Mon 08-May-17 08:54:03

I have been following a 12 week low carb, medium protein, high fat plan. The fats are the good ones - coconut oil, olive oil. It is supposed to be a lifestyle change rather than a diet. In my first week I lost 10lbs and so far (just starting week 8) I have lost a total of 1st 12lbs. Weight loss has obviously been slower after the first week, but I'm doing this for the long term weight loss and health benefits, so that's fine. I signed up with a guy on facebook who runs a health and fitness programme supplying quite specific food plans for weight loss and live streamed workouts, but I think it is really a hybrid of paleo/Banting.

KitKat1985 Mon 08-May-17 08:57:03

You need to aim to lose 2lb a week to be on track which is do-able. Stick to a daily calorie limit of between 1200-1600 calories a day (depending how active you are), and try and get some exercise in each day.

WellTidy Mon 08-May-17 08:58:09

If you can cut out white carbs and sugar, you will be fine, I think. I have done this in the past, and lost a stone in about 6 weeks or so (from a starting position of having one stone to lose to get to a BMI of about 23). Replace with a large variety of protein and veg, limit your fruit and dairy too if possible.

I need to do this again.

Mummyoflittledragon Mon 08-May-17 08:58:47

Low carb high fat diet.

TopDoggityDog Mon 08-May-17 08:58:59

I think it's doable as a one off type of things. I'd do MyFitnessPal but I'd start at quite a low calorie straight away. Usually if I have to budge a few pounds I start with an introductory week where I let myself get used to a diet. IYSWIM.

Moanyoldcow Mon 08-May-17 09:00:46

Look at Diet Doctor website. Low carb but lots of vegetables and 'real' food - a very nice healthy and effective diet.

TheGentleMoose Mon 08-May-17 09:01:24

MyFitnessPal for 1200 calories per day and walking for an hour each evening. I'd also do a home core exercise routine - I like rotating planks with Russian twists to quickly target abs [Let me know if you want me to share the whole routine, it takes about 15 minutes; you can do it twice a day if you have the time]

PNGirl Mon 08-May-17 09:02:59

If you can spare 20 minutes a day, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred is brilliant and it's usually free on Youtube. It shrinks a few inches off everywhere.

AteRiri Mon 08-May-17 09:04:14

Easy and doable with low carb!

monkeywithacowface Mon 08-May-17 09:04:56

Low carbing, 3 litres of water a day and regular exercise and you'll do it no problem

isawahatonce Mon 08-May-17 09:09:00

This is perfectly doable - when I was dieting I generally aimed to lose at about that rate and, if I stuck to it, always acheived that or better. I think calorie counting is your best bet. I know other people are suggesting other diets but I think they're the sort of thing that work for some people and not for others so, if you haven't done it before, I wouldn't think now is the best time to start.

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Mon 08-May-17 09:12:44

You need to have a deficiency of 7000 calories a week- so 1000 cals a day? Walking a mile burns off about 100 calories, depending on weight. It's doable.

Morewashingtodo Mon 08-May-17 09:13:00

I would recommend Weight Watchers - I lost half a stone in about a month on it. I'm finding it fairly easy to keep the weight off too as it's designed to help you make better food choices long term.

missb00 Mon 08-May-17 09:14:31

Thanks everyone! I think it's doable, just need to cut out my evening treat which is where I struggle most!

PNGirl, will take a look at that, is it like a HIIT type workout?

stitchglitched Mon 08-May-17 09:14:40

The blood sugar diet is great for fast weight loss.

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