Joined January 2013
Weight History

Start Weight
290.0 lb
Lost so far: 7.0 lb

Current Weight
283.0 lb
Performance: gaining 2.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
168.0 lb
Still to go: 115.0 lb
57 and office bound, in the electric bicycle business.

Wisperer's Weight History

Wisperer's Cookbook

cals: 263kcal | fat: 5.56g | carbs: 33.23g | prot: 31.64g
Thai Style Steamed Fish
Delicious, packed with flavour and spice and low in fat.
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Optimum calorie intake for maximum weight loss.
Thanks ButterflyDye, I have increased my calorific intake but as you say, it is difficult to get the protein up to even 100g! I will try some protein supplements as you suggest.

All the best and many thanks for your interest and advice.
posted 16 Jan 2013, 06:35
Optimum calorie intake for maximum weight loss.
Thanks everyone! Your kind replies this make a massive amount of sense. On my last diet, I managed to lose 100lb in six months and then managed to put 110lb back on in under two years and felt that I was not particularly overeating. The diet I used was one from Lighter Life which restricts intake to under 500 calories a day. Obviously after 6 months my metabolic rate had slowed down to such an extent that weight gain even at a "normalish" daily calorie intake was inevitable.

I have recently calculated that during my dieting "career" over the years I have lost in access of 500lb, I really don't feel I can do it again so this really does need to be the last time I lose the weight. It is therefore imperative I find a way to lose it for good.

It seems logical that the whole concept of a diet is flawed, if a dieter sets a goal and achieves it, naturally the diet is then over. On the return to the life "Before Diet" due to metabolic rates being so low, weight is quickly piled back on. It seems then that the slower the weigh loss the better for a permanent solution.

ButterflyDye, thanks so much for your help. As you can see I am now 277lb after losing 17lb in my first ten days. I am just under 5'7" and although I am in the bicycle trade my life is mainly spent working at my desk. I work from home so the journey to work is literally 100yds to the end of the garden to my office and back daily, with the odd bit of shopping at the weekend. I was always very fit until my late twenties working-out, running or playing squash every week day, and sailing/windsurfing competitively at the weekends. Everything went south when I started my first business!

Over the last 13 days I have averaged less than 1000 calories, it seems I should be aiming for 1600. I will have a go and let you know how it goes!

There is a lot of talk at the moment about fasting for two unconsecutive days a week, would this be beneficial whilst controlling calories to 1600 on the other five days?
posted 13 Jan 2013, 12:17
Optimum calorie intake for maximum weight loss.
Does anyone know if there is an optimum calorie intake for maximum weight loss? Is it as simple as the fewer the better or is there more to it than that?

posted 11 Jan 2013, 09:44
Snack Ideas
Hi Grace, here's another Amazing Grace my company sells!!!

posted 11 Jan 2013, 08:35
Snack Ideas
I have found a small bowl with 6 olives, 6 silver skinned (unsugared) cocktail pickled onions and 6 cocktail gherkins works well for me with a splash of tabasco. Very few calories but loads of crunch and flavour.
posted 09 Jan 2013, 06:56
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