I do the 16/8 approach. Basically I fast 16 hours and eat all my calories in the 8 hours window.
I eat between 10.30am - 6.30pm anywhere between 1500 - 2000 calories depending on what I'm working on.
I eat clean the majority of the time but don't go over board. I try to stay away from fats. (bad fats) I eat carbs and protein equally. Most of my sugar comes from fruit (I eat loads) and I eat a large bowl of veg everyday.
Its not a diet its a way of eating.
I think in the next 3-5 years we will see a huge shift from the normal 'eat 5 small meals a day" approach to more of a fasting approach which is being proven more and more.
Once the myth of 'starvation" mode is dismissed.
Another rule is to exercise on an empty stomach HOWEVER some people can not do this for health reasons.
Also some health conditions don't allow for fasting so its best to check with a doctor first.
I do have little cheat days here and there if I have an event on where I will be eating in the evening. So it doesn't really affect my life in a huge way.
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03-04-2013 16:41 #11
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03-04-2013 17:02 #12
I'm a mum of 3 boys and last year february - august I lost 27 kilos.
You need to find why !
My why was
A. Never made time to feed myself at meals
B. I snacked on crap instead of ate meals
C. I didn't like veggies so was hungry after dinner
D. I then ate crap after dinner
Once you find out why it's quiet simple to figure out how to loose weight. Stop. Fix. Change.
I have more time then I think so for 14 months I have eaten all meals.
I stopped snacking because I ate significant meals.
I replaced veggies with spinach and rocket salad.
I do not eat after 5:30pm and havent for 15 months unless we are out for dinner or at an occasion.
I didn't exercise until I lost 14 kilos and I then lost another 13 kilos playing Netball, running occasionally and do the kokoda 1000 step track in Victoria every weekend.
Everyone is different as to why the weigh what they do. You just need to know why and be dedicated to stop yourself!
I was size 16 , I have been size 8 for 8 months now and as I said it only took 6 months to lose 27kilo without a fad and without a ridiculous expectation of gym .
Good luck to you
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05-04-2013 22:41 #13
Omg! Such great advice.
Have had a think about things and here what I have come up with.
Drink more water
Cut out fatty and sugary foods
Must do exercise
Don't eat late
I think I can commit to 30 mins a day. I have a treadmill in the garage that hasn't seen use in a while!
I am a size 16 at the moment. My goal is to be fit & healthy. Am bottom heavy so would love to loose weight on my legs and tone them up.
Thanks for all the advice so far x
06-04-2013 23:17 #14Senior Member
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OP I'm a bit the same, always been larger and have finally had enough.
Last year after DS2 was born, I started counting cals using My fitness pal and found that helped me to stop and think about what I was eating. Just that helped me lose 6kg. Then after seeing a friend have great success with Michelle Bridges 12wbt. I tried that and lost another 7kg. (If you have her crunch time book, that is the basic version of the 12wbt)
Ultimately though it came down to portion sizes, eating clean (most of the time ) and making time for exercise. I tried gym, but that didn't work as I felt guilty for taking time away from my family. The compromise is that I walk with the kids and once a week I do cardio tennis with friends.
Another thing to consider is what your goal is and whether the numbers will motivate or stress you out. I find now that it is very easy to obsess over cals and weight numbers, but when I just focus on portions and eating well and exercise, it seems to fall into place better.
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07-04-2013 07:52 #15
I went to a low GI eating plan, ate 3 meals a day + 2 snacks, 2 litres of water a day and walked 45 minutes three times a week and was losing 2kg a month. I didn't cut out junk food completely, but I didn't over eat it either.
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08-04-2013 17:24 #16
Like a PP, I looked at my own diet and worked out what was going wrong. I put it down to a few things:
- exessive snacking
- portion sizes too big
- no protein at breakfast.
In general the meals I cook and eat have always been pretty healthy and balanced. So basically I ate from a small plate for three meals, making sure the meals had protein.
If i was out for a meal I became good at eyeballing what would be a 'small plate' meal. I actually think there is a small plate movement. It can be googled.
Fruit was 'free'. Snacks had to be 100- 150 cal and I had three a day (more weight loss when I had 100 cal snacks). This was the only time I counted calories and this is because I have no off button for snacks.
The weight came off slowly but surely. I get tempted by the shake type diets all the time but this works for me. I also walked everyday. I have put some weight on recently and need to get back into this.
This thread has made me remember my plan and strategies so thanks!
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08-04-2013 19:35 #17
No it's so great all this advice really! I agree the portion size is an issue. Also trying to avoid going crazy when I need "something sweet" or have a carb craving at night.
Going to use the my fitness pal app $ try just walking 30 mins a day to begin with.
10-04-2013 08:40 #18-
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I am a Personal Trainer & run my own business is Newcastle NSW. Please feel free to PM me ANYTHING health & fitness related, I am always happy to help & online a few times a day. I don't like to post generalised comments as its really is a very individual but I'm more then happy to help you (or anyone else) come up with a long term program/diet assistance.
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10-04-2013 20:55 #19
Thanks FITCHICK Have Pmd u
10-04-2013 20:57 #20
Thanks everyone. Am writing a list of all the good tips you have been suggesting. Have been really trying this week. Although i have the flu i have been really careful with eating and not going crazy.
Does anyone know how you can calculate how many calories to eat each day? ( & still lose weight)
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