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Not very fashionable, but I need a crash diet
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sky1010 · 10/01/2016 15:54

I over-indulged over Christmas, but have gone back to normal eating- which for me is low carb 'lite' (I have a slice of rye bread a few times a week, 2 chocolate biscuits with tea on weekend mornings and still drink wine when I go out on Fridays). I don't weigh myself and just go by how my clothes fit and just see avoiding grains and starchy stuff as a lifestyle choice.

I was tagged in some pictures from yesterday and holy fuck my face looks chunky and puffy. I have the beginning shadows of a double chin- all as a result of diving head first the quality street over xmas.

Usually I'd shrug it off as 'oh well I have enjoyed myself it will come off' but DP has booked a weekend away for us in three weeks time as a surprise.

I do not want to have a fat face in the photos. We have not been away together in years as we were poor students, and now we are saving for a house so it will be the first time in a while Sad

Can anyone give me some advice on what I can do to shift half a stone or there abouts in the next few weeks?

I know for a start I am drinking too little water so I will sort that out.

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sky1010 · 10/01/2016 16:43

Anyone

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pootlebug · 10/01/2016 16:44

Proper low carb - like on the Bootcamp threads. You'll lose half a stone in 3 weeks.

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FatRun · 10/01/2016 16:45

VLCDs like Cambridge or LighterLife get weight off very quickly. Would only ever use as short term thing though.

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ProfYaffle · 10/01/2016 16:46

Agree with Pootle, do hardcore low carb. Though I'd suggest actually counting carbs to be sure you're going low enough seeing as you're under time pressure.

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sky1010 · 10/01/2016 16:47

Is bootcamp under 20g of carbs?

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NewBallsPlease00 · 10/01/2016 16:52

Low carb combined with 5:2

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mrsmeerkat · 10/01/2016 17:16

Butting in...

What would a typical low carb day look like?

Omelette; salmon and veg type of thing?

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ProfYaffle · 10/01/2016 17:54

On bootcamp you don't count carbs. Personally though I find I have to count carbs to effectively lose weight, I aim for under 20g

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sky1010 · 10/01/2016 18:14

Some good ideas thank you

I have been practicing camera angles in the mirror to try and make my doughy face seem shapely

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cathyandclaire · 11/01/2016 15:54

On low carb the puffy face will go really quickly, within a week if you're strict.
It does tend to reappear if you have loads of carby crap though < voice of bitter experience with 'carb face' >

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PoptartPoptart · 11/01/2016 17:02

VLCD diets such as Slim & Save, Exante or Shake that Weight will get you quick results. You could potentially lose a stone in 3 weeks. You can buy online, no need for meetings or weekly weigh ins. Agree with the poster above though, i'd only use it for a quick fix.

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mercifulTehlu · 11/01/2016 17:12

I am on a very low fat diet because I have gallstones. I know low fat isn't fashionable atm but I lost about a stone in 3 weeks, and that was while still having sugar, bread, pasta, booze... Low carb works too, but I find it much harder to stick to!

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dynevoran · 11/01/2016 17:18

I have just lost that amount in 2 weeks. Lots of kale and barenaked noodles with fish and veg. Sticking around 1000 every day.

I have a long way to go but was always slim before ds1 pregnancy and got back there this way between pregnancies so I know it works for me to lose weight fast but is also enough to safely sustain myself in the meantime. I'm only 5 foot 1 and used to have only around 1500 a day to sustain 8 stone 7 so whilst it seems v low it's actually not crazy for me.

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ShitFacedTinyTim · 11/01/2016 17:42

It's quite hard work but Dukan is an absolute miracle if you can stick to it - I started on Monday, had 2 days off on weds & thurs, and have already lost 7lb....

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sky1010 · 11/01/2016 22:54

Thank you ladies. I am following one of the grapefruit diets, but am swapping the meals around as I am a weirdo and can eat meat and veg at 7am, and prefer to have a lighter tea.

Today:
B:

Chicken breast (deck of cards portion)
Spinach
Grilled tomatoes

L:
Half a grapefruit
Coffee

D:
Rye bread (one slice)
2 eggs

I have also made sure I have drank 2 litres plus coffee with stevia. I don't feel hungry.

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sky1010 · 11/01/2016 22:56

It's not bootcamp/low carb but I have come in at under 20g today.

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sky1010 · 16/01/2016 15:18

Hey ladies, just checking in to say that I have lost 4.5 pounds since last Sunday :)

My goal of half a stone by the end of the month definitely seems achievable!

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Mrsjamesbond911 · 17/01/2016 08:25

im struggling, tried the gastricband app, been low carb for years, but peri menopausal and im a stone above where i should be.

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sky1010 · 17/01/2016 12:29

Half a pound down today.

That's a shame MrsJamesBond. I'm probably not the best person to advise you though.

Have you been doing the low carb bootcamp? One is starting tomorrow I think. There is a topic for it.

Something that helps me though if I stall is:

-Making sure I drink 2 litres of water a day. Weight doesn't shift if I don't.

-Weight training as the gym to give myself more of a 'shape' rather than focusing on the scales. I am a stone over what I should be even on a 'good' weight day, but I have a flat tummy and strong legs and glutes.

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TyrannosaurusBex · 20/01/2016 08:00

MrsJB, I'm peri too and have been struggling to lose my surplus stone and a half. I did the 1 week egg diet (just google it) and took off 10lbs. I repeated it twice more over a 6 week period and got back into pretty good shape.

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NickiFury · 20/01/2016 09:24

I'm going to try that diet tyrannosaurus. Starting tomorrow for one week.

Anyone want to join me? Smile

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sky1010 · 20/01/2016 19:42

Nicki, I am basically doing a modified version of that.

I have grapefruit and an egg for breakfast, with a piece of toast or rye bread, some fruit at lunch and for dinner eggs scrambled with butter and veggies. I had tandoori chicken on Saturday though from the Indian. Grin

I am 6 pounds down now!

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sky1010 · 20/01/2016 19:43

My goal was only half a stone, but I am aiming for ten by next week now.

Am looking a bit more gaunt of face as well!

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NickiFury · 20/01/2016 20:27

I am going to join you but have two meals that need eating before or will be wasted so will start Friday. I haven't got loads to lose but think I am peri menopausal too because I have never found it so hard to lose weight, honestly it's been soul destroying this past year.

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