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If you were going to throw money at weight loss...

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ImperfectTents Tue 01-Sep-20 16:52:05

Where would you throw it?
I need to lose 2 stone and just can't get started. Has anyone successfully chucked money at it.
I suspect I need to plan better but under a lot of stress just now and everything is a bit chaotic

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DDIJ Tue 01-Sep-20 17:04:05

How much money? I would check in to somewhere like the Mayr clinic but that would be £££.

DDIJ Tue 01-Sep-20 17:05:10

PS great username you have there! smile

pollywollydoodler Tue 01-Sep-20 17:08:11

Nice fantasy...I'd have a chef buy and prepare all the family food so I didn't have to even think about it..

Pelleas Tue 01-Sep-20 17:09:16

Yes, I'd book in somewhere that had personal trainer, fitness equipment and chef to make low cal but attractive food - maybe for a month. Only an option if you have £££ and don't have to work, though.

Spodge Tue 01-Sep-20 17:11:08

Another vote for the health farm option.

uggmum Tue 01-Sep-20 17:19:56

You could try saxenda. It is effective as it switches off your hunger. You still need to make healthy choices but it takes away the urge to eat.

Lloyd's chemist now supply it. I get mine from pharmacy4u. It's the best value I've found.

It's also known as the Skinny Jab buts it's expensive from them.

womanaf Tue 01-Sep-20 17:22:22

Go look at Team RH on Facebook.

Turnedouttoes Tue 01-Sep-20 17:24:30

I’d buy a membership to a really luxurious gym with brilliant classes. Now I’ve moved out of London where there’s not many of these, the local leisure centre just isn’t very attractive!

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Tue 01-Sep-20 17:28:16

I had to lose weight when we were adopting our second child. I got myself a personal trainer twice a week. He came to me so I didn't need to worry about finding childcare. I liked him so much I kept him after we were approved to adopt.

Turnedouttoes Tue 01-Sep-20 17:30:33

Can I ask how much you pay him @BlackAmericanoNoSugar I’d love to have a personal trainer come to the house for me but assume it’s very expensive!

Henriettalll Tue 01-Sep-20 17:31:00

Saxenda is fucking dangerous.

I would hire a personal trainer who would come and motivate me to work out for 2 to 4 hours a day every day in a beautiful location or lovely state of the art gym just us no nosey fuckers about.

I would hire a psychiatrist for am and pm support 2 hours a day in total every day,

I would have daily massage, sports, deep tissue, foot and head..

I would have organic food..i dont mind cooking but if i can have an amazing chef to come and cook for me daily, yes please. and ban all temptations.

I would consider plastic surgery.

Id have a cleaner, laundry person, gardener so i dont have to do all this boring shit and feel i need to reward myself with a treat for.

TheNewLook Tue 01-Sep-20 17:36:48

I know where you’re coming from OP. I’ve fantasized about going to a weight loss resort to shift a stone in a couple of weeks. It stems from desperation and lack of motivation and I absolutely get that.

A couple of years ago I signed up with a high-end food delivery service - Pure Package - I barely lasted a week but this has worked for others.

You’re not going to want to hear this but there really are no short cuts. All the diets on the world are really based on calorie deficit. That’s the only thing that works.

I have lost 18lb in the last ten weeks by downloading My Fitness Pal and logging religiously every morsel. IT WORKS! It makes you accountable. You eat whatever you want so long as you don’t go over your allowance. Combine it with a bit of exercise (or not - it’ll still work) and it truly works. It’s just maths.

Today I’ve eaten both ice-cream and chocolate and I still won’t exceed my total. I don’t eat breakfast, try not to eat until after midday. I do Popsugar workouts at home and some pilates. It’s been slow and steady and for the first time in years I am ok with that because I know it’s the best way. It’s taken me a while to realise there are no quick fixes. If you only have two stone to shift, it’s very doable and not as hard as you think.

Good luck.

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Tue 01-Sep-20 17:36:48

I can't remember now what I paid, I think it was around £40 or £50 for 50 mins. I lived in quite a densely populated area so he generally managed to have three or four clients close together at a time.

Where I live now I go to the trainer's studio for 45 mins once a week and I pay €200 a month (sometimes 4 sessions, sometimes 5 depending how the month falls). I used to go twice a week but had to reduce it because of other commitments, but I might go back up to twice.

ilovethesmellofthesea Tue 01-Sep-20 17:38:36

Vivamayr? A friend of mine went and thought it was great.

Or you could try detox kitchen? They deliver your meals - meals are absolutely delicious and v varied. I think start with the cleanse meals - it's about £40 a day - DH did it and so did a couple of friends. All thought it was brilliant. Don't know the areas they deliver to but I'm sure there are other versions out there!

Good luck!

BurningTheToast Tue 01-Sep-20 17:49:59

I got to 50 and realised that I needed to take myself in hand and that I needed to throw money at it if that was what was needed.

The David Lloyd gym near me was well-equipped but the classes were cliquey and I never felt that the coaches in the gym really knew that much. And because I could go any time I didn't go - I could always find an excuse.

Now, I see my PT twice a week and I have to give 24 hours notice or pay for the session anyway (excluding actual crises like the other week's floods). If it's going to cost me money and he's going to be waiting around for me, I feel obligated to go.

I can feel a real difference in my fitness and am starting to see a difference too. In terms of losing weight, I've found it easier to stick to Weightwatchers because it feels as though I might as well go the whole hog given that my PT sessions aren't cheap. He's also a physio which is great as I have a dodgy back and has a Masters in sports nutrition which is good in terms of discussing what I'm eating.

He's alarmingly perky and I tease him about the number of exclamation marks in his encouraging texts between sessions but he's a nice guy, knows his stuff and never makes me feel judged for being overweight, unfit and middle-aged.

It is worth every penny and once lockdown was eased sufficiently, I priorised seeing my PT over trips to the pub etc. Never thought I'd say that.

Good luck with whatever route you take.

RoseyOldCrow Tue 01-Sep-20 17:51:43

Don't do skinny jab or anything similar. Just don't.

riotlady Tue 01-Sep-20 18:00:31

I would get a delivery service for food and a personal trainer.

I did go to a weeks boot camp once and lost 5lbs but I couldn’t have coped with more than a week there, you got up and did a workout at 7 and didn’t stop all day.

Gigia Tue 01-Sep-20 18:06:12

Hiring a PT. Mine has been wort his weight in gold in helping me lose weight

ImperfectTents Tue 01-Sep-20 18:09:58

Thanks everyone. If I won the lottery I would go and do a month on a Greek Island doing yoga and eating vegan . Sadly I know there are no quick fixes.

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ImperfectTents Tue 01-Sep-20 18:10:33

Maybe a pt but I have a dodgy back and can't really do burpees and the like

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BlackAmericanoNoSugar Tue 01-Sep-20 18:35:31


Maybe a pt but I have a dodgy back and can't really do burpees and the like

That's fine, the right trainer will work around what you can and can't do. When you're looking at their CVs/online summaries go for someone who has a sporting background (ie played/competed in sports) rather than someone who is interested in body building, they will be focused on functional fitness rather than looking good. My first personal trainer was into martial arts and my current one does triathlons/iron man.

See what qualifications they have, if they just have a personal trainer qualification then they're probably not right for you, go for someone who has studied sports remedial therapy type stuff and has some sort of anatomy based qualifications, like sports therapeutic massage.

See if anyone you know has recommendations, especially from people who have injuries or weaknesses that have improved with personal training.

OurChristmasMiracle Tue 01-Sep-20 18:39:55

Honestly I would pay for therapy to work out why you over eat- what is the cause of it? And a personal trainer or boot camp.

Inextremis Tue 01-Sep-20 18:42:14

I'd go luxury low carb and live on steak and lobster, monkfish and oysters, expensive cheeses and duck eggs, with asparagus and artichokes and all manner of imported berries through the winter. I'd reluctantly join a good gym too - but I wouldn't throw money at other people who say they can make me lose weight!

lazylinguist Tue 01-Sep-20 18:45:07

Personal trainer won't make you lose weight if you don't address eating habits (unless you are doing absolutely shitloads of seriously vigorous exercise). Not sure how throwing money at the diet would help tbh. You can fall off any eating plan wagon, regardless of how expensive it is!

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