Losing weight for holidays.

I need to lose 12lbs before my holiday starts in June. Now the holiday is 10 weeks or so away that is not a lot of time to do this but it is doable … just.

Apparently 3500 calories is 1lb (some dispute this but it works for me and for this exercise, if you’ll excuse the pun!) so, 4000 calories less a week then should help me achieve my goal.

Now I need to calculate what I eat and from there what I will ‘NOT’ eat to achieve those 4000 calories, which didn’t sound like a lot before but now sounds huge when I start to work it out in my head.!

If I think about it, 4000 calories is actually two days of food, so i could try starvation for 2 days, not really loving that idea very much I have to say, anyway I have found an online calculator that I will use to help, here

Calorie Calculator

So stating the bleeding obvious, and I quote

You can create a calorie deficit by:

a) eating less calories than you do now, if you overeat;

b) exercising more;

c) a combination of (a) and (b)  (usually, this is the best way because you strengthen your body at the same time).

With a setting of 25% average loss (recommended on their site) I should be able to have 1414 calories a day!  Apparently I need 1880 or so to maintain, I easily take on 2000 a day I reckon.

OK, so how to do this … I think the best way for me is to decide to stop eating sugar altogether for the next 2 months.  I think stating I do not eat sugar to everyone will help too.

So, no more coffee with sugar in, otherwise as many cups as I like which won’t be many without sugar as I don’t much care for the taste on its own

No more ‘deserts’ after lunch and tea, this will be very hard for me, but I think I can do it if I replace the deserts with fruit, I will allow myself as much fruit as I want.

So this is my plan and will start from today, I will either update this blog each day or every couple of days to help me focus, and to document how I have got on.

Wish me luck dear reader, or better still post your endeavours below to help me and you focus on our weight loss together.



One thought on “Losing weight for holidays.

  1. OK so day one went quite well, only thing sweet I had was a bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes, very pleased with the rest of the days pickings. Munching on a piece of chewing gum now writing this blog addition to try and keep myself focused away from sweet goodies before bed!

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