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I need to loose 4 dress sizes in 4 months

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treeagate Sun 08-May-16 18:17:41

Is it possible and how would you do it. I'm a size 28 and really want to get down to a size 20 when I start my new job in September. I've tried slimming world but didn't really work for me as I ate far too many carbs. Thanks x

Verticalvenetianblinds Sun 08-May-16 18:21:14

I've lost 3st6 lbs in 5 months doing 5:2 diet, great group on here too. Plus bit out dairy. Good luck!

KP86 Sun 08-May-16 18:35:09

Another idea might be low carb high fat. There's a Bootcamp starting next week which you could join.

I've been following for three months and have lost 13kg so far, and am down 1.5 dress sizes.

treeagate Sun 08-May-16 18:37:07

I struggle with low carb high fat as I only eat chicken and fish and I can have nuts in house as DS has a nut allergy - never heard of 5:2 will go and Google.

antimatter Sun 08-May-16 18:39:59

You don't have to eat nuts on lc diet.
Harder with fish and chicken only but still doable.

treeagate Sun 08-May-16 18:40:45

Googling lc diet now x

Bringiton2016 Sun 08-May-16 18:42:50

My Fitness Pal is a great free app.

Stoneagemum Sun 08-May-16 18:45:47

The BSD, (blood sugar diet by Michael Moseley) appears to get great results. There is a thread or 3 in the fasting topic in weight loss

treeagate Sun 08-May-16 18:50:34

I'm liking the idea of a low carb diet - looks a bit like slimming world red days of old. Will need to do a bit of research first.

KP86 Sun 08-May-16 19:09:09

I follow LC (as I said) but also track calories because otherwise I think I would over indulge on fats, like you with SW and carbs.

I used the Keto calculator on ruled.me to work out my personal recommended macro breakdown, including overall calories. I stick to 1400 net/day, after exercise.

Thefitfatty Sun 08-May-16 19:19:19

I'm going to be the voice of reason here. 4 dress sizes in 4 months is a very lofty goal that, should you not achieve, could end up fucking up all your efforts.

A dress size, on average (but HIGHLY dependent on body shape and muscle mass) is a loss of ten pounds (for me anywhere from 15 to 20). So minimum you want to lose is 40 lbs in 4 months. But averaging 2 lbs a week (the safe amount) the most you can lose is 30. And that's not considering AF weeks and falls of the wagon.

Don't set unrealistic goals. Set achieveable ones!

orangeisthenewblue Sun 08-May-16 19:21:54

What do you eat usually, what does an average day look like to you?

treeagate Sun 08-May-16 20:25:49

Average day:

Breakfast - tea and mini weetabix
Mid am - go ahead bar
Lunch - peanut butter sandwich, crisps and low fat yoghurt
Afternoon - chocolate bar
Dinner - tuna pasta bake and a Pitta
Evening - fruit tea

I don't drink alcohol only 1 bottle wine at weekends and drink water all day at work

treeagate Sun 08-May-16 20:26:15

Oh and I average 10,000 steps per day on my fit bit

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