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I need to lose a few pounds in an emergency.......how best?

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frumpygrumpy Wed 03-Sep-08 20:26:15

I'm not overweight but I could do with trimming up as all my clothes are tight.

I was eating healthily in the Spring and lost a few pounds, everything felt better. Over the summer, I stopped walking the school run, enjoyed our holiday, and now I'm feeling all heavy again.

I'm walking and I've cut back on carbs. Drinking loads of water, smoothies and homemade soup, not too much crap.

Problem is, i have a Ball to go to in just over two weeks and there is no way that all my healthy eating is going to make much of a difference in time. Has anyone done these daft "eating two bowls of cereal and a normal tea" things? With good effect? (I never have before)

I know if I lose then I'll put it on again but I thought it might just get me where I need to be and then kick start me.............

Whats the opinion on crashing?

BornToRun Wed 03-Sep-08 20:38:07

Imagine you're gonna meet Bruce at the ball and voila! you'll lose it, ha ha!

VinegarTits Wed 03-Sep-08 20:39:57

Who is Bruce?

<hangs around for tips after putting a stone on after going on a cruise>

BornToRun Wed 03-Sep-08 20:42:07

Springsteen! Unfortunately for frumpy she is under the illusion that he is in love with her but, don't let on, he's mine!!!

Ewe Wed 03-Sep-08 20:43:04

Cut out all carbs, as in, no more than 2 cupfuls of veg per day just eat lean meat, eggs & lots of water. No fruit, nothing with any carbs!

Plus loads of water, 2-4litres per day and it should drop off. I lost a stone in 2 weeks.

RubySlippers Wed 03-Sep-08 20:43:44

no alcohol

singyswife Wed 03-Sep-08 20:45:17

How does that go when you start eating again?>? And I didnt realise fruit and veg wasnt a good thing to eat

BornToRun Wed 03-Sep-08 20:50:25

Ewe, that's very impressive.

Ewe Wed 03-Sep-08 20:51:23

When/if you starting eating carbs it will go back on, if you gradually increase and keep carb intake low then you can maintain. It's basically Atkins/South Beach diet.

Fruit and veg are good foods - just not when you're no/low carbing!

iamdingdong Wed 03-Sep-08 20:53:18

FG I did the cereal diet, it does work, I even managed wine too

Ewe Wed 03-Sep-08 20:53:26

My body hates carbs I on the other hand love them. When I stop eating them the weight drops off me, it's just not easy long term!

TheGreatScootini Wed 03-Sep-08 20:55:05

Holland and Barrett sell a diet tea that is a mild laxative.Not advisable long term, but I used it prior to my wedding and it worked-and the effects were quite gentle-no violent squits or anything-just a purge..

iamdingdong Wed 03-Sep-08 20:56:47

I have also lost my holiday half stone in a week by cutting out carbs

VinegarTits Wed 03-Sep-08 20:57:57

GreatScoot whats it called?

BornToRun Wed 03-Sep-08 21:00:53

Half a stone in a week, well done, no carbs but what was a typical days intake, and where's frumpy, nipped out for a Big Mac I reckon!

singyswife Wed 03-Sep-08 21:01:18

Am not very imaginitave, what do you eat if you dont eat carbs then?? Give me some meal examples please???? Am having real problems with my pcos and my feet (dont laugh) and really need to kick start weight loss, have been walking for 30 minutes every day (really fast walking) but am a bit crap when it comes to the food.

iamdingdong Wed 03-Sep-08 21:06:49

tbh I piled on the weight in France on hols (croissants, wine, bread blush) and knew it wouldn't take too much to shift it, so cut back the wine and carbs, no snacking and its gone, but the cereal diet is good too. I also quite like the wine and nuts diet where I substitute my evening meal for a couple of glasses of wine and a bowl of cashews I reckon FG is on the fishfinger sarnies

BornToRun Wed 03-Sep-08 21:09:09

Sausage roll and fruit shoot before the diet starts I reckon!

Slink Wed 03-Sep-08 21:21:03

Hi can i jump in probably wrong thread anyway. But i AM STILL BF MY 20MONTH AND I AM CRAVING FOOD MORE AND MORE, (SORRY CAPS) i have tried detox but the drink was disgusting and i have just got thius stuff li da that stop cravings but can't take while bf. I drink a litre of juice as water bores me, but i still eat i just want to loose a stone i am not over weight but my clothes are begging me to stop help xxxxthanks

Ewe Wed 03-Sep-08 21:29:17

Typical day

Breakfast
Eggs and bacon
Omlette
Boiled Eggs

Lunch
Chicken breast, sour cream & cheese wrapped in a lettuce leaf x2/3
Prawns cooked in garlic butter

Dinner
Steak & brocolli/spinach
Lamb & Cauliflower/Cabbage - you can make a flourless cheese sauce if you would find that a bit bland

This link outlines what you can and can't eat. I always have ham, prawns, cubes of cheese etc cut up in the fridge for when I need a snack!

Slink Wed 03-Sep-08 21:33:49

thank you Ewe, i will try that x

frumpygrumpy Thu 04-Sep-08 20:29:43

BornToRun, hullo my friend!!!

dingdong! Hullo my friend!!!

Thanks everyone!

ewe, I am stunned! Here I am cutting out bread, pasta,cereal, rice and potatoes and replacing with soups and smoothies.........and now I hear cut way down on fruit and veg!!!! [numpty alert] Thank you! I will try it. I really need to take emergency measures.........

......today I had a homemade smoothie for breakfast, salad with egg, tomato and avocado for lunch, chicken, leek and carrot pie (without the pie bit) for dinner. I walked three times in the day, fast. And drank 2 litres of water. I STILL feel like a bloater!!!!

BornToRun Thu 04-Sep-08 21:14:14

Keep going frumpy, you know what the man says......tramps like us..... You seem pretty motivated, just keep reading ewes post, amazing isn't it.

frumpygrumpy Thu 04-Sep-08 23:13:17

grin Tramps like us......... grin

I'm off to listen to Secret Garden in bed. Night you x.

ChopsTheDuck Fri 05-Sep-08 16:38:42

dp has done the cereal diet and it did work.

Can you get down the gym? I'm starting again on monday - put on 6lbs on hol. shock With serious exercise I can burn 1000 calories about 3 times a week and will lose probably about 5lbs in the first week then slow down to about 2lbs a week.

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