Losing weight – breaking the 3 stone barrier

I have been on a lifestyle change over the past 18 months. Not just a diet, not just a fitness program and not just a fad. I have integrated healthier eating with lowering my intake of calories and increasing my high energy exercise. Any one of those would help me to lose weight but all three combined have slowly and methodically reduced my weight (and increased my fitness) to a level I didnt think possible. I am now at a weight I havent been at since in my twenties and am only a couple of pounds off my “ideal” weight (according to BMI anyway).

Do I do a drum roll? Not really. I just feel really pleased that I have now lost 3 stone since I started out on this course last year and have managed to sustain it. Am I finished? No, I want to continue in this vein and not necessarily to lose more weight but to just maintain my lifestyle and feeling good.If I could reintroduce a bit more walking and camping to compliment the cycling….that would be perfection! 🙂

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About Saddlebags and Backpacks - a brewer's outdoor adventures

I am a keen hiker, camper, cyclist and general all round gear addict..... I also manage to be a professional brewer in my non-spare time :->
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2 Responses to Losing weight – breaking the 3 stone barrier

  1. andy says:

    That sounds fantastic! Care to share your secrets with us?? Could do with losing a couple of stones meself…

    • backpackbrewer says:

      erm no secret voodoo here…..although reviewing what I do seems regimental now!

      cut out chocolate and sweets (although still allowing occasional cakes)
      cut down on crips and biscuits
      cut down alcohol (although to be fair its fairly low anyway)
      increase amount of salad and fruit
      stop eating bacon and reduce red meat in general
      no more Greggs!
      drink less cola
      moderate bread intake
      regular small to medium sized meals throughout the day.
      No fasting and no skipping breakfast (keeps blood sugar and hence insulin levels constant)

      about 5-10 hours vigorous exercise a week (cycling)
      30-60 minutes moderate exercise a day (dog walking)

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