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3 weeks to make a dent in my weight

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NisekoWhistler Tue 04-Apr-17 14:47:00

I have 3 weeks until we move house. I have access to a gym 7am to 10pm, no work or childcare to get in the way and can get my meals cooked for me.
I'd love to make a significant dint in my weight, say losing 7-14lbs.

Ideally I'd love to love 2-3 stone but I'm happy to give myself a few months to do that, would love to make a significant impact over the next 3 weeks - what can I do to kick start things? Please help me with exercise and meal ideas?

NisekoWhistler Tue 04-Apr-17 21:28:40

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charimito Wed 05-Apr-17 14:22:35

Roughly you want to have a deficit of 25-50k calories over three weeks. That's around 1200 on the lower end and 2400 on the top. We'd have to know your basal rate to calculate it properly, but i would think if you aim to eat 1500 calories a day and burn 3000 calories during the day , that should be a good starting point. Get a fitbit if you don't have one smile

GrassWillBeGreener Wed 05-Apr-17 14:31:58

Have a look at the threads on the low-carb forum. I've stalled in my 2nd month on it (basically due to not actually sticking to it, which is not because it wasn't suiting me); but 1st 3 weeks worked beautifully.

NisekoWhistler Wed 05-Apr-17 15:42:52

Thanks you both, appreciate your help. Sounds like I need to
Get tracking what I'm eating for starter! Good day today so I'm happy with the start.

parentsvsPIL Sun 09-Apr-17 00:38:50

Joining the discussion a bit late: I am on a no proceesed food, no wheat, dairy, potato, soy, corn, peanut or egg diet (breastfeeding allergy elimination diet for baby). In the last few weeks I've lost all the leftover baby flab, and have felt fantastic, and had enough energy to do 4 hard 40 min runs and 5 hard 60 min walks up steep hills (walking down same hills is extra time) per week.

No idea about actual weight loss but all the subcutaneous floppy fat has gone and I am back in pre-preg clothes (size 8-10) after a year of being like a whale and only fitting into maternity gear.

What I can eat is rice, barley, oats, meat, fish, veg, fruit, lentils/peas, tree nuts (including almond "milk"), seeds (including lots of coconut; and cocoa powder, which is a great substitute for no chocolate). I put fruit and nuts on stuff like porridge oats & cocoa powder & dessicated coconut, rather than adding sugar.

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