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4 stone in 6 months. Can it be done

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  • 14-09-2019 12:24am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 18


    Is it reasonable to expect to lose 4 stone in around 6 months.
    That's all I will have to lose in total due to baby weight and wanting to shift it fast as possible
    Any hints/tips or tricks to getting it to budge quicker especially on the tummy


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  • Registered Users Posts: 82,068 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn
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    Possible to do if you are morbidly obese, if you are just carrying a few pounds will not be. I'd say don't set an actual weight to lose, muscle weighs more than fat, when you are happy with yourself go with that.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 312 ✭✭73bc61lyohr0mu


    Stop eating sugar, refined carbs and drink plenty of water.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18 SeXi Sadie


    Possible to do if you are morbidly obese, if you are just carrying a few pounds will not be. I'd say don't set an actual weight to lose, muscle weighs more than fat, when you are happy with yourself go with that.
    Alantic dawn that's my problem.. Im not obese it would make me slimmer than I ever was and I'm 5ft 11. I gained 5 stone during pregnancy due to drinking gallons of soda. True hadn't thought of it like that about muscle thanks


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18 SeXi Sadie


    Stop eating sugar, refined carbs and drink plenty of water.

    But will I die without sugar 😠thank you there all the big downfalls worth it to lose weight though


  • Posts: 14,344 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    I've done it in less time than that. It's not sustainable though. Always end up back where I started. (I'm talking going from about 20st to 16st or so.. probably impossible if you're not already carrying a lot of extra weight).


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭Minime2.5


    Possible to do if you are morbidly obese, if you are just carrying a few pounds will not be. I'd say don't set an actual weight to lose, muscle weighs more than fat, when you are happy with yourself go with that.

    Incorrect. Muscle does not weigh more than fat. Muscle is much denser than fat, which means muscle occupies less space (volume) in the body compared to fat


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭Minime2.5


    Whats your current weight and height and post up what a typical days diet looks like


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,440 ✭✭✭✭MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    Depends where you’re starting from OP. For someone who’s not too far off their recommended weight it’s extremely hard. For someone who’s short and 20 stone its very easy. You’ve to maintain a LOT of calories to stay 20 stone. Basically eat like a normal human being and you’ll lose that. I don’t know what you weigh. My advice is, no takeways, no fizzy drinks, no refined carbs and weight will fall off you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,229 ✭✭✭LeinsterDub


    Did you put on 6 stone in 4 months? No? Then why do you think it's reasonable to lose it in 4 months?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,440 ✭✭✭✭MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    Did you put on 6 stone in 4 months? No? Then why do you think it's reasonable to lose it in 4 months?

    It can be done. Buuuut... people can’t change habits just like that. It’s not just what they eat. They’ve to Change everything about their life.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18 SeXi Sadie


    I gained it in 9 months due to drinking litres and litres of Coke and been immobile because I was so sick


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,440 ✭✭✭✭MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    SeXi Sadie wrote: »
    I gained it in 9 months due to drinking litres and litres of Coke and been immobile because I was so sick

    What did you weigh before? What do you weigh now?


  • Registered Users Posts: 364 ✭✭garyskeepers


    yeah most people dont put on all the weight during pregnancy.

    A lot are already overweight before getting pregnant and then blame it on baby weight. Thats just weight.

    Find out what you weigh now, what you weighed before you got pregnant, and then aim to get back to that weight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 309 ✭✭HopsAndJumps


    Most people will need help with this.

    Eating the correct things doing the right training for you and most of all, how to stay on track.

    There are many services out there that can help with all this. I used one from home and I had great results.

    have a look at https://mcfuturefitness.com/

    check out their instagram also. There recipes are incredible and really easy to follow.



  • Registered Users Posts: 397 ✭✭Gangu


    are you breastfeeding? I found that nature reduces your size naturally with that. Not to the extent of 4 stone but it helps.

    Coke is very addictive I think. Are you off it totally now?



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,356 ✭✭✭✭Peregrinus


    You want to lose 25 kg in four months. That's doable, particularly if you're 25kg (or more) above your healthy weight but you're in crash diet territory there, and it's notoriously difficult to maintain a weight achieved by crash dieting. Youd be better advised to pick a target weight and work more slowly towards acheiving it on the basis of a calorie-restricted (but not miserable) diet that you can sustain some version of long-term. You won't do it just by cutting out the fizzy drinks (though you will have to cut out the fizzy drinks). Pay attention not just to calorie levels but to overall balance in diet, and also to a diet that you actually like.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17 Fearne123


    Here we go with the pedantic again. If you measure fat and muscles in litre than yes - muscles weigh more. 1l fat = 0.92 kg vs 1l muscles = 1.06kg


    OP I would advise against losing 4 st in 6 months unless you are morbidly obese.
    Ask a dietitian for an healthy eating plan that you can stick with in the future and do regular physical exercise.
    Good luck!



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