Forget the situps for now they aren't going to do a thing to your appearance. Add a decent amount of cardio in, 3 miles walking really doesn't count. An hour a days proper cardio, if you aren't sweating it doesn't count.
(Original post by krystyna)
Right my aim - loose 2 dress sizes in 2 months cureently 5'3, 169kg (or a size 16)
Brekkie - Porridge with semi skimmed milk, chopped bananas and honey
break - apple
lunch - coucous, another fruit
dinner - chicken with salad and veg.
I walk to and from work (3 miles all together) everyday, with 15 mins on a vibration plate and 50 sit ups a day....
I'll be drinking water and a can of diet coke with dinner.
Any ideas, or is it ok?
Don't see the point in having a can of coke.
What are you having the couscous with and how are you cooking the chicken? Also don't you think it would be a good idea to vary your meals so you don't get bored and end up bingeing on something else?
Edit: also skimmed milk could help scrape back a few calories. Aim for about 1500 a day, with about 40-45% of that carbs, 25-30% protein and 30-35% fat. Try and keep saturated fats to below 10% of your total fat intake.
Last edited by 56gs47qr0ghe9454fe268st; 29-06-2009 at 23:09.
Maybe try having fish in place of the chicken every so often for variety? Have you looked at low calorie ways of flavouring it, garlic, lemon herbs or whatever? I don't eat meat so this isn't my strong point...
(Original post by krystyna)
The coke was something to keep me going. I love fizzy drinks so abstaining from them would prolly make me drink more. Plus, fizzy drinks make you feel fuller? (I dunno wheher that is fact but I find it to be)
I'll be grilling the chicken on a George Formen.
I'll prbably have couscous with peppers/tomatoes.
I will vary my meals slightly, like changing fruits and veggies.
I really appriciate your help!
Instead of the couscous you could try having other salady type things have you considered legumes as a cheap and healthy protein source?
Here are some (to varying degrees) low calorie recipes you could consider if you fancy a change: http://www.channel4.com/food/browse....s&keyDefs=true I think having too rigid and boring a diet might mean you are more likely to give up or cheat.
With the coke, fair enough everyone needs their little treats, have you considered making it just every other day you have it, or even just every week? The thing about simple carbohydrates is they give you a quick rush of energy but then you kind of crash, and might end up feeling the need to eat more. Slow release energy ftw, your oats in the morning are great for that
Last edited by 56gs47qr0ghe9454fe268st; 29-06-2009 at 23:24.
it sounds all good but the target may take longer to achieve...definately stick at it though as it will make a good difference
it sounds like something i'd like to try actually as it sounds high energy and tasty
it may get boring eating the same thing though so do try and variate things with regards to the fruit/veg/meat ect that you eat
good luck, sounds like a good plan
ETA: eek i've repeated some info mentioned already...sorry about that folks, so yeah totally agreeing with all the advice here
Last edited by laurakate1988; 29-06-2009 at 23:31.