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Need to lose 13 stone

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kezzy13 Fri 11-May-18 20:58:49

I currently weigh 25 stone and need to lose at least 13 of them.

I don't know how!

I've tried all diet clubs etc.

Have a serious coke addiction (fizzy kind grin)

And I eat very little in the way of traditional 'healthy food'

Think I just need a kick up the ass and am hoping this is the place to get it.

WallisFrizz Fri 11-May-18 21:02:51

Well swapping full fat for diet coke would be a good start. No
Sugar in tea and coffee.

Cut out bread,crisps, chocolate, sweets and alcohol. Limit cheese. Walk a bit each day. It all should make a difference.

Some people swear by Slimming World, I prefer low carb.

userxx Fri 11-May-18 21:06:41

Diets don't work, you need to adopt a healthy lifestyle for life. Give us a run down of a typical day and let's start there. You can absolutely does this, it's going to take time and will power but totally achievable.

Jonbb Fri 11-May-18 21:13:16

Try getting a fruit and veg habit instead. I limit coke to diet only and no more than one can a day. Cut out the carbs and eat protein of red meat or chicken lunch and dinner with steamed or roast veg (spray the veg with olive oil). Fruit and 0 fat yoghurt for breakfast. Fruit or veg for snacks. Once you have been doing this for a week your cravings for sugar and carb hits should tail off. Don't have anything like sweets, crisps, chocolate, biscuits and so on, in the house. You have a food addiction to get to that weight. Have you tried hypnotherapy plus some counselling to address the real issues. To be honest, I don't want to be rude, but we could all eat crap and too much of it and be your weight but we say no thanks and know when to stop. Good luck with it and I really hope you find the 'no more thanks' button.

Gazelda Fri 11-May-18 21:16:30

Kezzy have you sought the help of your GP?

Babieseverywhere Fri 11-May-18 22:09:56

Create a free account at myfitness pal and starting weighing and logging all food and drink daily.

Just the act of logging your food and drink intake will help you be more mindful of what you are eating.

Then you can decide how to change your diet to suit you.

picklemepopcorn Fri 11-May-18 22:25:51

I've just gone back on myfitnesspal. It's great. You log all your food and can see what foods are particularly bad/good.

The first step is recognising the problem. Get into good habits, logging your food. Increase your veg intake. If you do nothing else, that is likely to help you lose weight as you eat less of other things because you are full of veg!

Don't rush.

I'm trying to lose 7 stone at the moment, us8ng the DIRTY diet. There's a thread on here about it.

fezzesarecool Sat 12-May-18 21:27:10

Try this thread

The ladies on there have similar starting weights and they are all doing different things It’s really supportive on there

I’m calorie counting, so I having cut out anything but I’m learning how to make my calories go further and to get in more healthy foods I also get some exercise in. I’m 12 weeks in and 4 stone down and started off at 19stone 6lbs. I have also now gone to my Dr for support to check my weight loss is healthy for me.

Good luck, you can do this! Just make a start, however small and build on that.

londongirl12 Sat 12-May-18 21:36:07

Agree with the MyFitnessPal suggestion. It's free, helps you understand the calories and nutrition of food. I've had great success with it. My friend has lost over 9 stone so far using it too

joel2ke Sat 12-May-18 21:48:04

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Twounder1 Sat 12-May-18 21:57:35

Please don't diet. I hate the word diet. I think it's incredibly dangerous and I think it messes up your mind a lot. It's more of a lifestyle that you need to make for yourself.

Next time you do a food shop, eat something proper and sustainable before you go so you're full. That way you're less likely to pick up quick bad things and healthy things. Write out a few meal plans for the week involving a lot of fruit, veg, seeds, nuts etc.
I believe calorie counting is key. An exercise. Maybe now the weather is getting better, long walks when it's nice?
Coke is a huge problem. I became a bit addicted to diet Coke and its caused a lot of problems for me. But cut down each day if you're drinking it every day. Substitute for water or anything else you like to drink smile

Belindaboom Sat 12-May-18 21:58:53

Check out teamrh lifeplsn. Very doable and calories are high.

Cagliostro Sat 12-May-18 22:19:38

Definitely start with the coke. I was really hooked on it and in January last year I decided to cut down. NOT out. This was key for me, I can’t do cold turkey or handle the thought of not having something at all. So I went from buying bottles whenever I could to just having it with meals out (easy as I prefer it on tap anyway). I lost nearly 2st in 4 months making no other changes at all - I actually think it’s not just about the sugar in the coke (I also like Pepsi max so often had that anyway) but the effect it has on appetite as well, so I was craving sweet things constantly and I ate less without really thinking about it.

SprayingMonsters Sat 12-May-18 22:21:20

A good friend of mine has been on a low carb diet for near to a month, she has lost 2 stone.. maybe low carb is something you should try?

SpornStar Sat 12-May-18 22:28:41

I’ll also recommmed TeamRH Lifeplan on Facebook. It’s a very common sense approach to understanding nutrition and weight loss.

Helloflamingogo Sat 12-May-18 23:19:30

Pretty much you need to find something and stick with it. You can low carb on teamrh if you want. You plan your own meals around the calories etc they tell you to eat and get put in a calorie club with other woman with the same goals. It’s a supportive group and totally worth a go.

RaininSummer Sat 12-May-18 23:24:48

Coke appears to be dreadful for giving people cravings so try to cut that rightback. Then decide which way of eatings suits your taste and lifestyle best. I prefer high fat lowcarb over calorie counting. Just eating fresh non processed food will go a long way. Good luck.

stressedmumm Sat 12-May-18 23:32:59

Why don't u try slimming world Hun x

Helloflamingogo Sat 12-May-18 23:34:59

I wouldn’t touch slimming world with a barge pole. So much processed shite.

Raven88 Sat 12-May-18 23:37:09

Calorie counting has helped me. Eat less calories then what you burn and try to get 30 mins of exercise a day. You can even do this at home. I put a timer on for 30 mins and walk around the house some days but most days I walk to the shops etc. Get a fit bit or a calorie tracking app.

userxx Sun 13-May-18 01:02:54

@Helloflamingogo Their very own range of processed shite available in Iceland. How healthy can you get!

Teateaandmoretea Sun 13-May-18 06:46:46

Their very own range of processed shite available in Iceland. How healthy can you get!

You don't have to buy or eat it though confused, you can just cook proper meals with fresh ingredients and follow it that way.

OP there is too much advice on MN around weight loss, most of it conflicting. I drink diet coke and it doesn't make me crave sugar, I'd start by switching and eating proper meals / not eating after 6pm rather than dieting and see what happens. Some people find SW/WW helpful others don't.

Mrsboathook Sun 13-May-18 07:33:47

I think you should see your GP. Am guessing your BMI is around 50-55 and if you don't look sensibly at a healthy eating regime that is not too calorie restricted at first you can become deficient in certain nutrients. A dietitian will help set a plan. Cutting out carbs etc can be hard to sustain long term. Most areas now have specialist obesity clinics which you can be referred to which combine medical, dietetic and psychological services. Good luck!

Jonbb Sun 13-May-18 11:16:31

@teateaandmoretea That is because there is no sugar in dietcoke!

calzone Sun 13-May-18 11:21:31

Slimming World is only full of shite if you choose to eat that way.

I do have Mullerlights but I quite like them and you don’t have to eat them..

You could have this in a day which is not processed at all.....

B....cereal, fruit and milk
L....homemade carrot and coriander soup ((unlimited))
Apple and pear
D.....roast chicken, jacket potato and unlimited salad

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