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Trying to lose weight for my wedding

KatTaylor2020 June

I've been trying to lose weight on and off for the past three years with no luck. I've found that every diet I have been on stopped me gaining weight but wouldn't help me lose any either. I'm on a new diet of 1300 calories, 4 workouts a week and mostly healthy food. Most people lose a lot in their first week but I've not lost a single pound.

Starting Weight: 16 stone

Goal Weight: 9 stone

4 Replies

Hi and welcome, KatTaylor :)

I think your problem has been long term dieting and cutting calories too low. 1300 calories would barely be enough for anyone and continuous restriction will force your body to lower its BMR. Have a look at these and see if they could help you and

All of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts and I hope you'll be joining all the Events, Challenges and Clubs that we run, especially a weigh-in and the daily diary.

If you haven't already taken it, here's a tour of the forum

We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)


That's not going to do it, Kat. You're fighting against your body's sense of self preservation and your body's always going to win.

Read the information moreless has given you and then give that approach - eating real, filling food - a good go for four weeks and see how you feel then. And join a weigh in and use the Daily Diary for the wonderful support and information you'll find there :)

Morning KatTaylor ,welcome to group full of great support and motivation,I find that planning my meals for the week helps me and also drinking plenty of water,good luck on your journey,you can do this x


Thank you for the opportunity to re-show this old gem KatTaylor


So, what you eat is at least as important. If you've been dieting for any length of time with traditional diets, you will be fat-soluble vitamin and mineral deficient.

Try getting 250 of your daily calories from protein, 500 from low-Gi carbohydrates, and then eat as much natural fat (1.5:1 monounsaturates to saturates) that it takes to maintain for at least a week or so, keeping to no more than 3 meals per day.

Only then consider doing something like a 5:2 diet, where you are getting a balanced (see above) maintenance amount on most days.

God bless you, especially for the wedding!

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