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Will c25k + no snacking + no alcohol = weight loss?

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Topsycurvy Mon 24-Nov-14 09:45:10


I was going to try this in order to lose a couple of stone? Any thoughts as I'm a bit deterred by the 'your body is made is the kitchen, your fitness in the gym' quote....

Ohnodisaster Mon 24-Nov-14 09:48:52

The no snacking alone would do it for me!
Add in a few HIT workouts-7 minute workout is pretty good.

WiseKneeHair Mon 24-Nov-14 09:53:42

If calories in is less than calories expended, then you will lose weight.
Stopping snacks and alcohol will help reduce the calories in, C25K will help to increase the calories spent ( but not by that much, especially the first few weeks).
I think it sounds like a good plan, but you will need to ensure your meals aren't too calorie laden.
Good luck flowers

Lottapianos Mon 24-Nov-14 10:01:25

Absolutely. The thing that made the biggest difference to my weight loss was cutting way back on alcohol. I was a very heavy weekend drinker though!

I do still snack but I choose almonds or natural yogurt or whatever instead of cake and biscuits. Don't forget to stay well hydrated though and watch your portion sizes at mealtimes

Hippychickster Tue 25-Nov-14 07:47:27

I started the C25K app 3 months ago. I couldn't even run for a minute when I started. On Sunday I ran 9 miles. I now use the Nike Runner app which tells you how many calories you have burnt. That run used over 900 calories and I feel so much better. I've cut down on alcohol and stopped eating snacks (although still have wine and crisps at the weekend) and I've lost 10lbs.

So I think, yes! You will lose weight!

MrsJossNaylor Sat 29-Nov-14 23:15:50 totally depends on what is "normal' for you already. For example, I would gain weight on the plan you describe, as I exercise more than the couch to 5k and don't snack.

If you don't run, and snack, then yes you will most likely lose weight. But its about calories in v calories out. I maintain on 1200 a day, so I have to be very careful.

AggressiveBunting Mon 01-Dec-14 05:15:45

Just remember that a 10 stone woman would burn about 100 cals per mile if running at 6mph, so 5k=3 miles=300 cals. If walking, the calories are less per mile, even though the mile takes longer. Therefore, you would need to run 5k 10 times to lose 1 lb. That's why they say " body in the kitchen, fitness in the gym" because unless you are at a fitness level (and have the time) to work out hard pretty much every day, you cant rely on exercise alone to shift weight.

So I would say, it would work over the long term, but the extent to/ speed at which it works depends on how much you snack and drink at the moment, and how much you compensate for the lack of snacks with bigger meals. It is quite "manageable" though so hopefully not too hard to stick to.

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