General Diet Plans and Questions - How I lost 4 kgs (8 lbs) in the past weeks

09-07-2013, 06:30 PM
Ok guys we all agree that diet is the #1 factor when you're trying to lose weight. So I tried something radical and results have been impressive. At first, I thought there was something wrong with my scale but there isn't.

I've lost approx. 4 kgs (8 lbs) in the past weeks. I now weigh 73.2 kgs, so I'm only 3 kgs away from my goal.

My method is not very sensible and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, though.

Here's what I do: I skip breakfast.

I just drink a cup of coffee in the morning and it works for me.

I used to have these supposedly healthy cereals in the morning but that's all in the past now. There's nothing healthy about those cereals, they're loaded with carbs and sugar and they're a terrible thing to put in the stomach right after a night's sleep.

Suzanne 3FC
09-07-2013, 09:25 PM
Congrats on finding something that works for you :) We have a group of members in our General Diet forum that practice Intermittent Fasting, which would be what you are doing. It works for a lot of people.

A lot of people find they do better with breakfast, myself included. I agree about cereal, that's not a good breakfast for anyone. Many traditional breakfasts are not healthy, but there's no reason to eat that type of food in the morning or any other time of the day. I start my day with fruit or vegetables. Or leftover dinner :)

09-08-2013, 04:23 PM
A lot of people find they do better with breakfast, myself included. [...]

Thanks for your reply, Suzanne.

I always believed in the big breakfast - small dinner theory, this was a huge surprise to me.

I used to lose about 2 kg/month (incl. workout) but now I've just lost 4 kgs in a few days or weeks. It's unbelievable.

This wasn't a planned thing at all, I just missed breakfast for a few days because of my tight schedule and then noticed the weight drop. I thought there was something wrong with the scale!

BUT, like I said, this is probably not the most sensible way to lose weight and I'm pretty sure it won't work for everyone.

I guess this shows that nutrition is not quite an exact science and results vary a lot from person to person.