Emma Nutrition

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Can I lose 2.5kg in one week?

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Yes, yes you can! I have done it this week.

I’ve not eaten as much as I usually would, but that’s because I usually eat more than I should. I’ve recorded every thing I’ve eaten. I use my fitness pal to do this. On ny Android phone I estimate its taken me approximately 5 mins per day to record my food intake. The more you use it the easier it becomes as your standard foods are already there to just click on.

Additionally I have aimed for one hour per day of exercise. In reality I’ve done 30-60 mins 5 days out of seven.

I know that my body responds quite well to low carb so I have had only a small amount. 50gm (approximately 2 tbspn) of rice or pasta with my meals, a few ryvita crackerbreads, a couple of rice cakes and of course some chocolate. I have also had a protein shake with flaxseed to stave off hunger.

My focus this week has been to shift 2 things (alongside shifting my butt!);

1. Shift my idea of normal portion size. It’s amazing how much this creeps up on us until we need more and more to feel full. I estimate that many if us are eating double what we need to.

2. Shift my feelings surrounding exercise and food. I am to have enjoyment from movement and pleasure from food. My favourite movement this week was pilates and yoga. I did these while the children napped and it felt good.

What are your tips for enjoying the weight loss journey?

Author: EmmaNutrition

Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a natural health expert with a passion for simplifying the science. Emma works with post natal mums, weekend runners and those with digestive issues to find the source of their health issues and rediscover their health mojo.

3 thoughts on “Can I lose 2.5kg in one week?

  1. This is a great post, I think I better get my fitness pal. I am trying to follow SW but I think the portion sizes are something I need to pay attention to. I have a weird metabolism which I assume is from years of ED’s when I was younger. I am currently at my heaviest and really not happy about it. I think I NEED this blog! Off to book mark 🙂

  2. Really intetesting blog post Emma. I am well aware that our portion sizes are too big & I’ll often eat the same size portion as my hubby :/ I have found that using a smaller bowl & plate makes a difference to how much I serve up.

    • Yes! Husband portion sizes are detrimental and sneak up on me too. I must admit to using the children’s bowls as a means of ‘resetting’ portion control. My problem with that is they both eat more than me at some meals 😉

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