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5 stone to lose, 1200 calories a day 😆

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Studentnursesos12e Sun 30-Aug-20 23:28:52

I’ve been on and off these threads having done SW and CC. I’ve developed v bad habits, it can’t go on. I’m 5’3 and 13.1.

The CC part is straightforward if painful. However I really need to do exercise alongside, my job can be very stressful and exhausting (icu nurse) and I need to use exercise to de stress instead of food.

I have no idea where to start with exercise, walking aside I’m sedentary.

Tomorrow will be my day 1.

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BF2748 Sun 30-Aug-20 23:37:01

Somebody I know is currently on a weight loss journey and is doing incredible. Her main exercise is walking, she’s built up to around 5 miles per day and she credits it to really helping her loose weight. She has started to do other exercises and has help from a Personal trainer with online sessions. I always love a good walk especially in nature because I feel such a decompression, o have my own business so often stressed.

Lots of luck, you can definitely do it!

BF2748 Sun 30-Aug-20 23:37:33

Lose* not loose 🤦🏻‍♀️

HigglePiggle976 Mon 31-Aug-20 11:43:41

Exercise can be time consuming and feel like a waste of time. Buy yourself an exercise bike and just sit and 'spin' for half and hour each day, watching a movie or the telly or whatever.
When you're happy, increase to 1hr per day and do the same. I promise that you'll loose weight (obvs with calorie controlling)
If you find that you're enjoying it then the future could be to buy a real bike and just tootle about outside. Although I appreciate it being more difficult with winter coming.
Best of luck!

WiserOlder Mon 31-Aug-20 11:49:22

Have you thought about fasting every second day instead. I don't mean to unsettle what you've decided to do but I fast once a week for 36 hours and find it surprisingly easy.

If you eat more than 1200 cals every second day, 1600? and do a 36 hour fast Monday, Wednesday and Friday and eat 1400 sat and 1600 sunday in preparation for a fast the next day then the weight will come off much quicker and you won't damage your metabolism. Train it to expect only 1200 cals per day on an eating day.

Just a suggestion! I'm on a fasting board and people post with amazing success stories. I use it to maintain 9 stone so I can't really vouch for weight loss myself but every second day fasting is a very powerful weight loss strategy

WiserOlder Mon 31-Aug-20 11:53:01

exercise has many benefits but weight loss is not one of them. I walked 17k the other day and that was one meal, less than one meal, and you cannot do that every day. Well, maybe you could but who has the time.

You're better off getting off a stop early on your way to/from work. Incorporate a bit of exercise in to your day if you can but do not expect it to have any significant effect on the speed you lose weight.

You can't exercise your way out of the wrong diet.

CarterBeatsTheDevil Mon 31-Aug-20 13:26:17

I am 19 stone (down from 21, have been counting calories on 1500/day since July) and I find that exercise really gets my weight loss going. I don't think it is necessarily like that for everyone but for me in the weeks where I do a decent amount of exercise I lose twice as much. I find that just walking is great exercise - I have a Fitbit and I don't think they are extremely accurate but if I manage 20-30 "active minutes" a day I think that does help my weight loss.

Loseastonein21years Mon 31-Aug-20 21:19:04

Walking will increase your total daily energy expenditure plus it’s vital for health. A sedentary lifestyle is associated with a wealth of health problems so it should be avoided.

You can see the difference by looking at a TDEE calculator like this one: If you are sedentary, you burn just over 1,700 cals a day. If you do moderate exercise 3-5 times a week, you burn 2,300 so, yes, exercise does help with weight loss because over a week, that’s more than an additional pound lost. But you’ll get people insisting until they’re blue in the face that it makes no difference whatsoever.

Exercise also ensures that you lose fat rather than muscle which is essential, especially over the age of 30. If you keep your cals very low and don’t move, a substantial part of your weight loss will be muscle and your metabolism will gradually decrease, needing fewer calories to keep it going.

Loseastonein21years Mon 31-Aug-20 21:24:42

Oh and the idea that you need to do X amount of exercise to ‘burn off’ a meal or w dessert is silly. It’s also really hard to work out how many calories a specific workout burns because your body is constantly burning calories even if you lie in bed. You want to make sure that you take in fewer calories than you burn, not cancel out entire food items or meals. Exercising significantly raises the daily amount you burn so you can eat more and still lose.

Alarae Mon 31-Aug-20 21:40:04

Ooh, can I join you? I'm a smidge heavier but also 5'3. I have just started back at the gym in the last couple of weeks and I am trying to do a class most days, but I know my diet needs a major overhaul to expect any meaningful weight loss.

I've actually lost weight before and got to 8 stone 5 before it all went gradually pear shaped. I am now six months postpartum so I've got to just face reality, and shift this excess weight! I am off maternity leave in January so would love to fit into some of my smaller clothes as they are lovely. My current clothes are baggy tops and leggings as I'm just not happy with my body as it is.

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