I’ve trained and spoken to lots and lots of people who have lost large amounts of weight without counting calories. Some of them started exercising as well. Some just did it with diet. But, depending on how much weight you have to lose, it is not unreasonable to expect to lose 2-3 stones over a 3-6 month periods, just by consistently eating as described below.

Here’s how they did it.

1, They changed their mind-set towards food. They didn’t see what they were doing as a deprivation, just so they could drink/eat junk at the weekend. They decided to eat better all the time, with the occasional (once a month, if that) nice meal out.

2, They cut out virtually all refined carbs and sugar. This includes, but is not limited to, soft drinks, lager, cider, wine (in any quantity), breakfast cereals and white bread.

3, They increased protein intake (could be from meat, fish, dairy, shakes).

4,They ate carbs around training. About 45-90 minutes after a HARD workout, you should feel starving! This the time to get some good complex carbs in your body. Rice, oats and sweet potato are my go-to sources of healthy carbs. If you’re not training then you should get all the carbs you need from a couple of snacks of yoghurt and fruit, the odd bowl of oats, milk and complex carbs in your evening meal.

You can use the NHS height/weight chart below to set a healthy goal weight that you can work towards over an extended period (6-12 months).

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Danny Sroda
Danny Sroda is Lead Trainer and owner at Reach Fitness For Business. He is an experienced Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with over 10 years experience working in business as an HE lecturer in management and as a freelance consultant specialising in motivation and personal development

Danny has a First Class degree in business and is a member of Mensa. He combines his academic background with his passion for fitness to create motivating and powerful corporate training programmes.

When he’s not training clients, he is usually to be found doing Crossfit, weight training or doing the occasional triathlon. He’s also passionate about parkrun. And when he’s not training he’s probably lying on the sofa watching re-runs of Blackadder, Only Fools & Horses or The League of Gentlemen.

“I created Reach Corporate Fitness because I believe that there is a direct link between business success and health and fitness success factors (motivation, discipline, goal setting, striving to be better, learning, teamwork, overcoming obstacles etc.). I truly believe that our expert knowledge of motivation, personal development and organisational behaviour, combined with our experience in the fitness industry makes us world leaders in providing Corporate Fitness programmes”.

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Danny Sroda is Lead Trainer and owner at Reach Fitness For Business. He is an experienced Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with over 10 years experience working in business as an HE lecturer in management and as a freelance consultant specialising in motivation and personal development Danny has a First Class degree in business and is a member of Mensa. He combines his academic background with his passion for fitness to create motivating and powerful corporate training programmes. When he’s not training clients, he is usually to be found doing Crossfit, weight training or doing the occasional triathlon. He’s also passionate about parkrun. And when he’s not training he’s probably lying on the sofa watching re-runs of Blackadder, Only Fools & Horses or The League of Gentlemen. “I created Reach Corporate Fitness because I believe that there is a direct link between business success and health and fitness success factors (motivation, discipline, goal setting, striving to be better, learning, teamwork, overcoming obstacles etc.). I truly believe that our expert knowledge of motivation, personal development and organisational behaviour, combined with our experience in the fitness industry makes us world leaders in providing Corporate Fitness programmes”.