Yesterday I woke up and just felt different. I then realized I had only 47 days until my 30th birthday. I decided its time to stop saying and start doing! I decided to start changing my eating habits and I want to lose about 25 pounds of the 50ish I've put on. I was to skinny 50 pounds ago! I am 5'7" and about 165. I have started to cut out pop and fast food. Hardest part is the pop! I work 2 jobs so that also makes it difficult to not grab a to go meal. On top of it all I have a 2 and almost 5 year old.
25 lbs in 47 days ! Don't even think about going there. You would have to starve yourself. Highest you can target, healthy, is 1% of your body weight per week. Better n more sustainable is 2/3 of max so for you 1lbs a week. Aprox 7 weeks so 7lbs.
You did not put on your weight in 47 days. You cannot lose it in 47.
Weight lost in a hurry comes back often with extra.
Best of luck to you.
We certainly don't want to discourage you from getting healthy but taking drastic measures or "crash dieting" to lose weight causes all sort of havoc with your body and messes up your metabolism and hormones like leptin and ghrelin that control hunger, and deal with fat storage/release. People that take if off in hurry tend to put it right back on that way plus a few more :( It takes time to learn new ways of eating healthy and keeping up an exercise program. We just want you to get the best results and be healthy long term. :)
Sooo, then why'd you ask? Honestly, your goal is very unlikely unless you crash diet in a very unhealthy way. It's not a reflection on you, it's reality. You said that you were too thin before so it sounds like you may have had problem with over-restricting in the past and this new "goal" is just setting you up to do the same thing.
Eat well, exercise and take any loss as a success and lose in a healthy way until you reach your goal. 1% of body weight lost a week IS the real, healthy rate of loss since you are not extremely overweight. Also, once you reach a lower weight, it's harder and slower to lose. Ajith is painting you a valid, real picture. He's not being discouraging but rather trying to offer you a path that will be healthy, sustainable and realistic so you don't get frustrated, burned out and gain the weight back.
You may actually make it. And you'll feel probably like crap most of the time, have little energy to deal with your kids, and end up putting it all back on (and maybe more) within a short period of time.
Rapid weight loss is not sustainable weight loss -- it's just not. To lose weight rapidly, you have to cut too many calories and/or exercise too much -- which almost always leads to a blow-back.
Calorie Count's mission is to promote healthy and sustainable weight management -- which is not the way of 25lb lost in 47 days -- that is why you are getting the feedback you don't want.
I agree with everything has been said.
This website is not about unhealthy diet and to everyone else: what you are suggesting is a VERY unhealthy diet.
CC is more about a new life style, a new prospective and a better way to look at life, yourself and everything .. It is not to just lose weight .
It is really a REAL makeover .. it is an amazing experience so if you are not ready to go through it and want to do a crash in diet, I feel sorry for your choice.
It is not healthy and you will only starve, get tired, lack energy and be nervous, angry and stressed most of the time .. because of the lack of energy and lack of nutritions .
I can't imagine why would you choose that . I hope you don't! Please rethink it for yourself and for your children . You deserve to live your life, love yourself and enjoy being around your children . If you cut on your food and added healthier options to your menu, more exercises, and less snacking ..
You will be there by next year and you can keep it ! If you shocked your body in to a strict starvation mood, you will just be sick of it in no time and you will not know how to maintain it then just will explode to return all the weight & more.
For your 30th birthday .. you deserve to give yourself the best gift ~
which is the gift of living healthy and building a healthy new life style for you and your children ..
I hope you will listen to everyone else including me and rethink your idea of the 30th birthday *gift*
hi, Elka here, i too wanted to give myself a beautiful birthday present of losing weight, 60 are already gone and I am blessed with good supportive people in my life.i started to exercise and got into a six day routine. started off slowly walking 1/4 of the way around our local Lake, soon I made it half way round then 3/4ers and now a full mile everyday except sundays, thats my resting day. i also started to do 50 sit-ups a day and i am proud to saay i am up to 300 perday, sundays included. gotta burn those calories! well I think I have said enough for now i would love to meet likeminded people who are seriously goal oriented like me.
here is the hard math based on what youve stated.
You have a BMR of 1546.65. the lowest your supposed to go is 1200 so that gives you a daily start of 346.65.
If you could find time to do cardio for 1-2 hrs a day and burn off another 1200 calories a day..7 days a week and with spot on diet you could lose 3lbs a week.
I am doing this very thing..so its not to turn you away from a challenge but at your size and BMR there is very little you can do in form of calorie restriction to achieve said goal so quickly. I work my rear off for 3-4lbs a week and my BMR is twice what yours is.
if you "take the stairs" and such and cut to 1200 cal day you will see about 1lb a week
I am your height and on my 9th week of intensive CC and primal diet..( I started at 163# and am now 147#...and I feel great!)
I average a 400-500 calorie deficit daily...over this time I lost about 15 pounds (of that I assume 3-5 pounds was mostly water)....
SO I am comfortable saying 10# of fat was lost in about 8 weeks time...
I am just relaying my experience but doing more than this would seem extreme and I myself would feel burned out...
1-2# a week is a great way to lose...and is very doable! Just cutting soda and processed sugars/starches/flour would help a lot!