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WIBU to go on a crash diet?

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LoopyLou1981 Mon 12-Feb-18 07:51:53

I need (would like) to lose a stone in a month. I know it’s not sustainable but, in an emergency, has anyone tried one that’s worked?x

Bluntness100 Mon 12-Feb-18 07:53:07

Sure. Low carb. Kills your appetite, cravings for sugar go. You can easily lose a stone in a month.

wombatron Mon 12-Feb-18 07:54:16

And exercise. Even if it's an at home dvd or an online workout that requires no equipment. 30minutes 3 times a week will definitely help

PaperdollCartoon Mon 12-Feb-18 07:55:34

Have you watched any of the programme How To Lose Weight Well? They trial crash diets on there and a lot of them work well. Have a look for some episodes.

It’s fine to do something very restrictive for two weeks or a bit less so for a month. It’s only a problem if you keep it up for a long time.

NormHonal Mon 12-Feb-18 07:57:07

Yep, no/low carb will do it.

mommybear1 Mon 12-Feb-18 07:57:41

They do work but you need a lot of willpower to stick to them and socialising when on them is almost impossible. Be aware as well that you may regain afterwards if you don't continue some sort of calorie control / diet. Good luck.

reddingtn Mon 12-Feb-18 07:58:33

Keto (low carb high fat)

LilaBlue Mon 12-Feb-18 08:16:10

These low carb diet work a treat.

LoopyLou1981 Mon 12-Feb-18 08:17:53

Right low carbs it is then!
My poor husband! I’m going to be such a miserable cow for the next month! 😂 x

Mix56 Mon 12-Feb-18 08:44:24

Actually you'll be surprised !

Fintress Mon 12-Feb-18 08:53:23

I did a no carb high protein diet for a few days once and lost 4lbs after 4 days. I felt like shit by day 3 but on day 4 I felt great. My husband was away on business at the time which helped as I have no willpower when we eat together. I find it much easier when I'm home alone.

TossDaily Mon 12-Feb-18 09:19:51

Ok, I need to lose a stone fast. I'm a stone overweight, it's been bugging me for years and I need rid of the fucking thing.

Unfortunately I'm completely addicted to carbs in all their forms. Pasta, potatoes, rice, oats, you name it, I'm all over it. If I don't have them I'm shaky and feel I need ballast, if you see what I mean.

I realise this can't go on and I need a re-set. Can any of you please tell me which low carb thing worked for you, whether you were as addicted as me when you started it, and whether you were able to maintain it once the initial weight was lost?

Sorry for hijack, OP.

specialsubject Mon 12-Feb-18 09:24:25

What emergency? Too small dress? Door with a bomb?

Crash dieters pork up again and yo yo weight is really bad for you.

Carbs are not bad.

AndhowcouldIeverrefuse Mon 12-Feb-18 09:30:49

I did no carbs for 4 days and lost 7 pounds - never put them back on either. I second pp that I was never hungry or peckish during those 4 days. Should do it again actually!

Remote1candles Mon 12-Feb-18 09:34:13

I've lost 12 pounds in the last 2 weeks using Exante meal replacement products. (I don't work for them BTW) You eat nothing but 3 shakes, bars, soups, puddings or biscuits. They taste a bit weird initially but you get used to them.

I've found it easier than some other diets, as there is no temptation to eat a bit more, it's like giving up food really! Your body goes into ketosis so on the whole hunger goes away. Is it like the Cambridge Diet or Lighter Life but without the support provided by these plans. It is much cheaper though.

Alienspaceship Mon 12-Feb-18 09:35:45

Toss - I was like you and low car I g really suits me. My blood sugar just sorted itself out, no more feeling faint when hungry. Just google low carb diets and recipes and tailor to your taste. I did find it helped at first to eat loads of eggs, chicken, full fat natural yogurt, cheese etc while my body got used to the lack of carbs. Then my appetite just disappeared.

Alienspaceship Mon 12-Feb-18 09:36:30

I lost 2 stone a few years ago and have kept it off.

TossDaily Mon 12-Feb-18 09:37:03

AndhowcouldIeverrefuse what did you eat?

Are we talking 'no carbs' as in no fruit or veg? Or no obvious carbs?

I find it totally confusing.

areyoubeingserviced Mon 12-Feb-18 09:37:11

Definitely low carb , lots of stir fries and chicken.
Exercise 6 days a week for a least 30 minutes.
Walk as much as possible
Weight will come off

FragrantFloozy Mon 12-Feb-18 09:40:34

I lost a stone in January by low carbing, cutting out booze and walking more.

JustCatMumAtTheMo Mon 12-Feb-18 09:41:18

I've been doing the 5:2 diet. Would highly recommend it! Has really helped me. I started in December to avoid any gains and actually lost a couple of lb which I was really proud of (considering I had at least 4 xmas' and lots of nights at the pub + takeaways).

I'm now the lightest I've been in years!
I hate standard diets and always end up giving into cravings. With 5:2 I get to give in on my non-fast days

LoopyLou1981 Mon 12-Feb-18 09:46:17

Remote that’s incredible! Unfortunately I always fail with meal replacements. Good on you though. That’s really impressive x

Bluntness100 Mon 12-Feb-18 09:47:45

There is a low carb sub forum on here have a look at that.

Basically cut out obvious carbs, bread, rice, pasta, cous cous, potatoes, cereal etc and then things like carby veg, so what grows below ground. Carrots, parsnips etc. Also cut out cows milk. Have full fat cream instead.

Eat egg. Cheese, green veg, peppers etc, eggs, meats,

Typical diet.

Breakfast scrambled eggs and bacon, and mushrooms. Or ham and cheese or whatever.

Lunch, tuna salad, with mayo. Salmon salad, pork slices with lettuce, whatever.

Snack full fat Greek yoghurt.

Dinner, meat of some form, chicken, pork, steak, whatever, with different veggies, or something like cauli rice. You can also make it into a curry or whatever,

Cut booze for two weeks, after four days uou go into keto, which means your body is burning fat instead of carbs, it takes about two weeks then your body is fully adapted, then you can integrate things back in, some berries, red wine etc. You do need to read up on it though. It isn't complex.

AndhowcouldIeverrefuse Mon 12-Feb-18 09:50:54

Toss it was the Dukan diet so it was almost all protein.

I seem to remember the diet allows oatbran and yogurt in the protein only days but I was quite happy with just meat, fish and the odd egg (I know eggs have carbs).

I was supposed to move on to the second phase of the diet which alternates 1 day of just protein with 1 day of protein plus veg until you reach your desired weight. However as soon as I reintroduced veg my appetite and cravings returned and I fell off the wagon.

I love carbs and could eat bread, crisps, cereal etc all day. For me restricting them is the key to losing weight.TBH I never believed all the people on here who swear that your appetite goes with no carbs/ low carbs. Until I tried it myself!

TossDaily Mon 12-Feb-18 10:11:15

Right, I'm having a green pepper, mushroom and cheese omelette fried in butter for brunch.

Is that a good start?

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