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What would be a reasonable goal?
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Yourinacultcallyourdad · 10/04/2019 07:37

Hi, I’m trying to get healthier and loose some weight in the process. I’m currently 11 stone and am 5ft 8. I’m wondering what would be a reasonable goal for monthly weight loss?
I plan to use the scales only once a month as I do have a distant history of taking dieting a bit to far. I’m hoping to focus more on feeling healthier and looking a bit less lumpy in my clothes.
Anybody able to help me figure out what I should be doing and aiming for?

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Egrette · 10/04/2019 07:46

Hello OP. I'm no expert, but I'm doing the No S Diet for slow but sustainable loss.

It's sensible eating with a view to losing one or two pounds per week.

I only have a stone to lose, and am just as concerned about putting the weight back on as losing it in the first place.

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Oysterbabe · 10/04/2019 08:15

I think about 5lbs would be reasonable as you don't have a lot to lose.

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Yourinacultcallyourdad · 10/04/2019 09:53

I’ll look into the no S diet I’ve never heard of it. Sustainable is what I’m after, I’ve put on 2 stone in 12 months due to various factors including awful eating habits and I just want to feel a bit healthier and happier with how I look.

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Egrette · 10/04/2019 18:14

No S Diet link.

Refreshingly simple and free, you don't need to buy the book, everything you need is on the website.

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managedmis · 11/04/2019 21:13

I'd say two pounds a week is fair.

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Dippypippy1980 · 11/04/2019 21:56

I have lost twenty pounds since December, and agree 5lbs a month is about right (for me).

Depends on a lot of factors - including age. 2lbs a week is at the top end of wHat you should be losing, and while I would love to be able to lose that amount of weight in a week, it’s just not possible anymore for me.

I have another twenty pounds to go, and hope to reach my goal sometime in the summer.

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Dippypippy1980 · 11/04/2019 21:59

ALSO, you are aready healthy weight for your height, so weight loss will be slower than for people, on the overweight and obese categories.

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Yourinacultcallyourdad · 12/04/2019 07:50

Thanks for the replies, I’ve looked into the no S diet and I think it’d be a good plan. I’m not wanting to loose large amounts of weight but if I carry on eating like I am I soon will be overweight for my height. I am a complete sugar fiend so I think so no sweets/seconds on weekdays is a good place to start.

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