I need to lose a stone to bring my BMI into the healthy category. For a week I've been doing this:
Egg white omelette (one egg only)
With one slice of low fat ham
Small bit of barbecue sauce
Handful of grapes
Meat or Fish: 1 chicken breast, or 1 salmon fillet etc...
1 roasted carrot with roasted spring onions in a bit of balsamic vinegar
Sometimes a small bit of barbecue sauce
I have started doing more walking. I am playing football twice a week, basketball once a week and badminton twice a week.
I am also having one cheat day a week where I might have a takeaway.
Is this a good plan and after time should I start to see results?
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- 22-01-2014 10:48
- 22-01-2014 10:57
You lose weight by having a calorie deficit. So you need to find out how many calories you need and then simply eat a bit less. That food seems healthy, which is good, but if you ate mcdonalds all day you would still lose weight if you're eating to a calorie deficit. Looking at it though a simple answer would be if you're only eating an apple for lunch and exercising 5 days a week you're probably in a deficit. So yes, you will lose weight.Last edited by JollyJelly; 22-01-2014 at 10:59.
- 22-01-2014 12:10
You'll definitely lose weight with that plan, but I think you need to be eating a bit more!
If I understand you correctly, you're eating less than 400 calories a day, and with the sport you're getting a deficit of around 2000 calories! That means you should lose a stone in less than 4 weeks, which isn't really healthy. You want to aim to lose it slower, by creating a deficit of about 500 calories.
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- 22-01-2014 20:59
Hi there, I'm not entirely sure that that is the best diet you could be having. I am on a sport programme that teaches us about nutrition and i know it may be different with athletes but ultimately, we are all aiming to have a good diet arent we? Ideally, you should be having a big breakfast and getting smaller throughout the day. I have the 'perfect' BMI for my height so below is what i normally eat.
Two peices of peanut butter on toast
a handful of grapes
Varies from day to day but normally a meat/fish (chicken or pork etc)
Pile it all on so you arent hungry after
Then i have an apple
(This should be smaller than your revious meals)
If i get hungry i snack on raisins and/or nuts
Obviously this is going to be different to what you have and i am in no way telling you to eat this. But as you can see each meal consists of protein, carbs and veg/fruit. Your daily intake should not sink below 1500 especially if you are doing sport and want to remain healthy. But ultimately, i think you need to eat a little more. Good Luck!!!
- 26-01-2014 17:39
Erm, you diet isn't great for the amount of exercise you are doing
- 27-01-2014 23:37
Lunch: one apple.
Is this a joke?
Eat normally or the weight will fly back on once you stop.
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- 28-01-2014 03:04
Mate, seems like you're barely consuming 500 calories a day - you'd have to weigh quite a bit less than 100lbs for this to be a healthy caloric deficit, which unless you're a dwarf or a multi-amputee can't be the case if you're overweight.