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Lose a Stone in a Week

With summer fast approaching you may be thinking about doing something drastic to lose weight. Before you do something really crazy to drop those extra pounds, think about the harmful effects a crash can have. They can cause all kinds of problem and really screw with your metabolism. Don’t worry, there is a way to lose as much as 2 pounds overnight and up to 14 pounds (a stone) in a week.

Lose a Stone in a Week-The Eating Plan

This diet was originally designed for people who needed to lose weight quickly before a surgery. Blogger James Duncan has tried it and lost a stone in a week. It does take some willpower and discipline but you can lose a stone in one week, too. Take a look at this example of the diet plan:

Day 1

  • Breakfast: a slice of dry whole meal toast and tomatoes, grilled
  • Lunch: any amount of fresh fruit
  • Dinner: a slice of rye bread, an avocado, and one boiled egg

Day 2

  • Breakfast: a grapefruit and two eggs boiled
  • Lunch: tomatoes, flax seeds, and cottage cheese
  • Dinner: a two egg omelets (do not use butter to fry), red pepper, broccoli, and a salad

Day 3

  • Breakfast: two eggs boiled and one grapefruit
  • Lunch: tomatoes and two eggs boiled
  • Dinner: four Quorn or vegetarian protein hotdogs, cucumber, and celery

Day 4

  • Breakfast: two eggs poached and two slices of dry toast
  • Lunch: any amount of fresh fruit
  • Dinner: Two eggs hardboiled, a grapefruit, and salad

Day 5

  • Breakfast: two poached or boiled eggs and one slice of dry toast
  • Lunch: flax seeds, tomatoes, an avocado, and 100g of cottage cheese
  • Dinner: salad, a grapefruit, and two eggs hard boiled

Day 6

  • Breakfast: a grapefruit and a boiled egg
  • Lunch: any amount of fresh fruit
  • Dinner: two Quorn or vegetarian burgers, cabbage, and carrots

Day 7

  • Breakfast: two eggs scrambled and tomatoes, grilled
  • Lunch: two eggs poached or boiled and spinach
  • Dinner: three Quorn or vegetarian protein hotdogs and a salad

Notes:

  • Follow this plan exactly. Do not make any substitutions.
  • Allowed drinks: black coffee, black tea, hot water with lemon, or water alone
  • A salad includes lettuce, tomato, celery, and cucumber only.
  • Use only salt, pepper, and cayenne to season. Use salt sparingly only as it can lead to water retention.
  • Do not use this diet for longer than one week.
  • Control your portions. It is very easy with high protein meals to over eat. Try to reduce your food intake by up to 45%.
  • You should aim to eat about 1,000 calories a day which is enough to encourage weight load without adverse effects to basal metabolic rates.
  • Always see a doctor before trying a new diet, especially the lose-a-stone-in-a-week diet as there may be certain risks associated with the diet.

Check out this video for an account of the diet:

Lose a Stone in a Week-Exercise

  • Pile squats: With feet hip width apart and turned out take a dumbbell in each hand, palms facing in and squat. As you do this, curl your arms to your shoulders. Holding the squat, push arms up. Reverse and come out of the squat. Do 20 to 30 reps.

  • Shadow boxing: With a dumbbell in each hand, punch arm out diagonally at torso level. As you bring arm back, squat. Repeat with other arm. Next tuck elbow in and punch upwards. Sit back down and as you stand, repeat with the other arm. Throw a hook punch where arm is parallel to the ground and stand as you do so. Repeat 20 to 30 times.

  • Incline dumbbell on a stability ball: Rest shoulders on the ball, feet in front of you with knees at a 90-degree angle. With a dumbbell in each hand raise from chest towards ceiling. Bend elbows to side bringing the weight towards the center of the chest. Lower arms to sides, elbows slightly bent and then press them in a hugging motion. Lastly, with hands together and arms extended, lower the dumbbells overhead. Repeat 15 times.

  • Bench dips: Sitting with legs straight and heels on the stability ball, place hands behind hips with fingers facing the ball. Raise yourself off the floor, elbows straight. Then lower to the floor without touching it. Repeat 20 to 30 times.

  • Wide dumbbell rows on a stability ball: Lean chest on ball with feet straight behind and toes touching the floor. With a dumbbell in each hand bend elbows in a rowing motion. Repeat 15 to 20 times.

  • Reverse lunge with torso twist: Hold a medicine ball in both hands with feet shoulder width apart. Engage core and lunge with one foot back until both legs are at right angles. As you lunge twist your torso. Come out of lunge and back to center. Repeat on the other side. Do 15 reps each side.

  • Good mornings with rotation: With feet at shoulders width hold stability ball over head. Bend knees slightly and bend forward to a 90-degree angle at the hip. Engage your core and lift one shoulder towards the ceiling. Hold for 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

  • Handoff: Lying on back hold the stability ball between knees and shins, extend legs so that they are at a 90-degree angle to torso. Raise arms overhead and curl tailbone towards belly button, lifting the ball over outstretched arms. Grasp ball with lower hands and lower to the floor. Reverse the passing motion. Repeat 15 times.

  • Trunk crunch: Lie with knees bent and feet flat on the floor and arms out to the side. Lift feet until thighs form a right angle with ankles. Slowly lower legs to the left until they just touch the floor. Lift legs back to the starting position. Repeat 10 to 15 times each side.

  • Double crunch with ball: Lie on back with stability ball between knees and shins. Hold medicine ball with arms over head. Bend knees and lift feet up until thighs are perpendicular to torso. Curl tailbone and upper body so that the balls come close together. Lower and repeat 10 to 15 times.

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