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Losing a fuckload of weight in a short space of time!

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Dieu Sun 09-Sep-18 18:35:41

Hi. I am currently on the online dating scene, and have been chatting for quite a while to a bloke in England (I'm in Scotland). I had zero expectations to meet, and have no intention of having a long distance relationship. Usually I would end the chat, due to the incompatibility of our logistics, but we've become quite good (virtual) pals ... with chemistry. The chat is pure quality, and we have a good laugh too. We both speak and date people in our respective locations, and neither of us is currently in a relationship.
He has just messaged to say that he would love to fly up and see me (and stay in a hotel!). Very exciting, and for the first time in a while, I actually have the butterflies! You see, if something DID happen, this guy does seem to tick all my boxes. Funny, intelligent, attractive, etc. This is quite rare, in my experience. And I would REALLY want to look my best for meeting him. Even if it goes nowhere.
Thing is, I am quite a few stone overweight. Attractive, yes, but still pretty fat!
Please can anyone help me with quick weight loss ideas. I am a 44 year old woman, and I know the script about quick weight losses not being sustainable, etc etc. I'm not daft. I just would really like to find a way to be comfortable, confident and gorgeous when I meet this man in a few weeks' time.
Any ideas how?
Thank you (and I promise to start a SENSIBLE weight loss regime once he's gone!) smile

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RabbitsAreTasty Sun 09-Sep-18 18:37:08

What has worked for you previously?

youmeatseven Sun 09-Sep-18 18:38:46

I would recommend the Cambridge plan. You could easily lose at least 2 stone in a few weeks. I lost 6st in just over 5 months.

Dieu Sun 09-Sep-18 18:40:16

I've previously had fairly good results from fasting, I have to say. So maybe that will be the way forward. Slimming World - or anything with unlimited foods - doesn't seem to work quite so well for me. Or it's slow at least, which isn't what I need right now (although long term, yes).

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Dieu Sun 09-Sep-18 18:41:17

Wow, that's amazing. Thing is, I really don't want to have to live on shakes forever afterwards.

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Isadora2007 Sun 09-Sep-18 18:42:47

You risk developing gallstones as a result of drastic weight loss. If you can work on liking your body then He will like it too. It should be you he is attracted to- not your packaging.
I met my now husband when I was the heaviest I’d ever been- probably around a stone heavier than I am now and I’m trying least 2/3 stones overweight currently. I met him and then wasn’t able to see him for a few months. I went to rosemary Conley classes and dieted like hell- losing 10lb in week one! A few stones down and I saw him again- he didn’t even notice. He had liked me at my fattest and he loves me now for who I am and found there was more to me than my body.

Isadora2007 Sun 09-Sep-18 18:43:30

You could do 5/2 and exercise more to enjoy your body for what it does rather that what it looks like.

Witchofwisteria Sun 09-Sep-18 18:49:56

Caveman diet! If it wasn't around 3000 years ago then don't eat it!

So basically you can have unlimited veg, fruit, potato, eggs and all meat and seafood but nothing like pasta, rice or anything processed like sauces (you would have to make sauces from scratch from raw ingredients and spices) and obviously no choc/crisps/ice cream etc...

Bostin Sun 09-Sep-18 18:53:04

Low carb bootcamp and Callanetics

KittyWindbag Mon 10-Sep-18 05:50:33

I’ve recently lost 1.5 stone over two months by cutting out carbs, eating lots of protein but keeping strictly to 1200 calories a day, tracking with MyFitnessPal. I’m not really a sweet-toothed person but I do like a drink so have only been allowing myself a very occasional drink. I’ve also done 30-40 minutes brisk walking and running every day.

RabbitsAreTasty Tue 11-Sep-18 12:47:40

Low carb with intermittent fasting works v well for me.

ppeatfruit Tue 11-Sep-18 13:27:59

A brilliant and healthy way to lose weight is to cut out caffienated tea and coffee. (oh and cut out alcohol, with fizzy drinks) Drink plenty of water and herbal green and mint teas. Also do not mix carbs with protein at a meal, so a large salad sandwich, or an egg\turkey salad for lunch.

Also eat fruit on an empty stomach. eg for breakfast or when you're hungry between meals. With your water and or herbal tea. Eat really slowly, not standing up or in front of a screen.

ppeatfruit Tue 11-Sep-18 13:29:13

The above really works btw!! Good luck

Dieu Wed 12-Sep-18 22:52:39

Many thanks everyone! I am going to try alternate day fasting (500 cals). Or at least 2-3 days a week if I can't manage that. It's totally free and I can choose my fasting days, so there is some flexibility there too.

Good tip re not mixing carbs and protein at meals.

I will never be able to cut out 'normal' tea though! grin

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7toGo Wed 12-Sep-18 22:55:21

How does a cup of tea make you fat hmm

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ppeatfruit Thu 13-Sep-18 10:03:57

One cup of tea is ok but a lot of people LIVE on tea and coffee, sometimes instead of meals and still don't lose weight. Too much caffiene every day seems to hang on to water in our bodies, also stops us sleeping properly which affects the hormones that control the feeling of fullness after a meal .

It does seem strange but when I dropped a daily freshly ground cup
of coffee I did have a headache for a weekend but the weight dropped off me, without any extra exercise. Oddly when I have an occasional coffee now my metabolic rate does speed up!!

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