Lose Weight: How I lost A Stone in A Week

Well…Almost.

Easter has been and gone and so has all the chocolate.  My problem is the domino effect. I have one bar, enjoy it, and feel okay. The next day I’ll scoff two bars and a bag of popcorn. Before I know it,  I’ve got sweet wrappers strewn all over the place, chocolate around my mouth and popcorn stuck to my ass.

There are alternatives, I love fruit. All fruit except kiwi. I love it so much, I eat all of it.  Then I casually start eyeing everything and mentally ranking by sweetness.


Lose Weight Fast

 

Before Easter I already had extra weight to lose. So I’m sure you can imagine my face when I stepped on the scale and had gained another 7lbs. Experience dictates that I only lose weight when I strip back the calories to the absolute minimum. 1200 calories a day doesn’t work for me – I maintain at that number if I’m active. If I’m at a desk all day, I gain. So I started Googling ‘How to lose a stone in a week’. Here’s how it went and how I did it (along with the results).

The Diet

Some people have to mentally prepare themselves to lose weight. I’m not one of them, I prefer to jump in with both feet and drop everything else in favour of getting to the supermarket and filling my trolley with fruit. Grapefruit. Hello darkness my old friend.

I drank what I liked as long as it was sugar free (I use semi-skimmed milk and sweeteners). I used salt (sparingly) and pepper.

So here’s the plan I followed, to the letter (including my cheats):

MONDAY

Breakfast: Pink Grapefruit
Lunch: Apple, Banana
Dinner: Chicken Kebab with salad in Pitta (no sauce), 2 slices of Garlic Bread (takeaway)

TUESDAY

Breakfast: Pink Grapefruit
Lunch: 2 small slices plain toast, 2 boiled eggs, 2 fried tomatoes
Dinner: Chicken breast with salad
Snack: Metcalf’s Skinny Popcorn (small bag)

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast: Pink Grapefruit and a boiled egg
Lunch: grapes, apple, pineapple
Dinner: Chicken breast with salad
Snack: Metcalf’s Skinny Popcorn (small bag)

THURSDAY

Breakfast: 2 slices plain toast
Lunch: grapes, apple, pineapple, tangerine
Dinner: 2 egg omelette (eggs and tiny bit of milk) with salad and a grapefruit
Snack: Metcalf’s Skinny Popcorn (small bag)

FRIDAY

Breakfast: 1 slice plain toast
Lunch: Tangerine, apple, pineapple
Dinner: Cod loin with salad
Snack: Metcalf’s Skinny Popcorn (small bag)

SATURDAY

Breakfast: Pink Grapefruit
Lunch: Banana, apple, pineapple
Dinner: Chicken breast with spinach and tomato
Snack: Metcalf’s Skinny Popcorn (small bag)

SUNDAY

Breakfast: Boiled egg
Lunch: grapes, apple, pineapple, banana
Dinner: Chicken breast with carrots, and a grapefruit
Snack: Metcalf’s Skinny Popcorn (small bag)

 

The Verdict

I found this easy at the start but tough from day 4. The only thing that kept me going was the thought of starting again. And the fact that the scales were showing a good loss. I didn’t quite lose a whole stone but I did lose a pretty massive 10lbs. I’d have lost more if I hadn’t had a bag of popcorn every night and the chicken kebab with cheesy garlic bread to start.

I did this over a week ago. I’ve eaten pretty badly since (found another Easter egg, popcorn, chinese takeaway, apple pie and arctic roll). To be fair though, I’ve carried a few good habits through and have been eating mainly fruit for lunch and I really like the boiled egg and fried tomato combo for breakfast. So after another weigh in, I’ve gained 3lbs back. I don’t think that’s too bad considering. My plan now is to do this diet every third week until I’m at a weight I’m happy with. It’s not pleasant but I like eating sweet things and this is doable for me rather than cut out the sweet stuff for life or until I’m sick of fat clubs and convincing myself that cloud bread isn’t that bad (it is).

I’m not a doctor but this diet is apparently (according to the internetz) similar to one that is given to patients looking to lose weight before an operation. It also says that this diet works based on chemical interactions of the foods you eat and is also known as The Chemical Diet. Judging by how low my calorie intake was, I’m pretty sure I would have lost weight anyway. Partake at your own risk. The only thing I do know for sure is that you shouldn’t eat grapefruit if you’re on any meds without checking with your GP first.

I hope you found this helpful – leave a comment to let me know if you lose weight too.