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malificent7 Wed 03-Jun-20 19:25:52

I need to loose 2 stone for health reasons and so i feel better about myself.
I have been watching what i eat for about 3/ 4 weeks now and im still too heavy. ( 12 stone, 4 pounds). I am so fed up with counting calories wtc but i need to do it.
Is 16: 8 the answer?
Im 42 and fed up with not enjoying food.

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Bluewavescrashing Wed 03-Jun-20 19:27:08

Could you find some tasty new recipes to mix it up a bit?

curlycat Wed 03-Jun-20 19:29:28

I started Slimming World in the middle of January and I've lost 2st 1lb. Still another 2 to go but I like it as theres nothing you cant really have

TomBradysLeftKneecap Wed 03-Jun-20 19:31:05

The only thing that ever worked for me was to stop worrying about food and get my trainers on and workout. Hard. Every single day, even when I don’t want to. Once it becomes a habit (And you no longer wake up aching each morning), it’s game changing.

Food wise, I loosely follow 16-8.

TempNameJustForNow Wed 03-Jun-20 19:33:30

It's so hard, isn't it?

I'm trying to lose a stone of post-baby/lockdown weight and I'm struggling. I started 16:8 a few weeks ago and lost nothing, probably because I was eating too much in my non-fast window. I say too much but it wasn't excessive, just a normal lunch and dinner plus snack. I've now cut down to 1200 calories a day and started running/walking 5km every other day, and I've lost 2lbs in the last two weeks so it's working but painfully slowly.

I'm wondering if it's just harder to lose weight in your forties (I'm 41 this year).

malificent7 Wed 03-Jun-20 19:34:22

I did loose a stone on SW but hated the meetings and got so bored with thinking about food. I might take up running again and 30 day shred...again!

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Ponoka7 Wed 03-Jun-20 19:55:47

You'd still have to count calories on the 16:8 or any other similar plan. You've got to be calorie deficient to lose weight and as you get into your middle 40's, watch what those calories are made up of. Exercise will tone you and use up excess calories. But until your body fat drops and your muscle mass goes up, you need to calorie count.

I'm currently dieting and you've just got to get your head around not being able to eat certain foods, or quantities, most days.

Ponoka7 Wed 03-Jun-20 19:56:38

If you lose it before you hit peri menopause, you'll have an easier time.

IchWill Wed 03-Jun-20 21:20:28

Hey OP. I'd tried every diet under the sun and struggled to lose weight due to thyroid issues.

I finally did 5:2 about five years ago and I lost 2st 7lb in 6 months, and kept it off. Went from a size 18/20 to a 12.

I really liked 5:2 as I didn't feel like I was on a diet, I just had to be strict two days a week.

There's some great 5:2 and 16:8 Facebook groups. You'll get really inspired.

Good luck.

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