Two and a half weeks ago, I weighed 261, today I weight 249, so 12 pounds down in 13 days. I’ll have lost 5 or 6 more by the end of the week and be below 200 soon. I am not much on exercise, but I’ve found an effective diet that may work for you.
The framework is, few to no carbs all week long and take the weekend off. Eat whatever you want from Friday at 5pm right through Sunday lunch.
The weekday diet is basically
Breakfast = eggs, bacon, Canadian bacon or steak, as much salad as you want, black coffee or plain tea.
Lunch = Salads with no croutons or sweet dressings, add chicken or fish or steak. The Wendy’s Cobb salad works just fine if you are in a hurry. Again, only water unsweetened tea or black coffee. Count carbs and the count must be
If you must snack, eat nuts or cheese or jerky
Dinner = meat and root veg, any except potato. No bread or pasta. Oddly enough, you can have strawberries or raspberries and the odd vodka and tonic. With a high protein, low carb diet, make an extra effort to get low carb, vegetable fiber to keep your, uh, throughput, at a good level.
Stick with it. by the second day, you enter ketosis and are losing 1+ pounds of fat per day. Keep counting days until the weekend. You may gain back a pound over the weekend, but by Monday evening, you’ll be back on track for a net loss.
Normally, as you diet, your body begins to hold onto every calorie, but when you break things up with a big pizza on Saturday, it get confused and keeps dropping weight.
This weekend, I had bisquits, tortillas, cake, fries and beer. I gained 1.4 pounds back and by now, 11pm on Monday, I am back to my pre-weekend weight.
If you can keep this up for a quarter and keep hydrated, take suppliments as needed and get in a little walking, you could hit 210 by early fall.