How I Lost as Much Weight Fast

As promised, here is my blog on how I lost more than 4 stones in weight between October 2011 and April 2012.


To begin with, I made gradual changes to my diet to allow myself to adapt to a healthy eating mindset. I didn’t want to get back into my usual mindset of being “on” or “off” a diet; this time, it was all about a lifestyle change. I began with drinking more water and removing all preserved junk foods, then removing sugary and creamy sauces, then observing my carbohydrate intake, and then educating myself regarding food groups and macro nutrients.

The key to all of it was teaching myself and not depending on anyone else to do that for me. If you learn what you need to, you don’t need to spend any money on “coaches” (please see my previous blog about how to choose a good coach), or expensive fad diets. Just be smart- eat clean, which means eating foods that are from natural sources and do not contain additives, preservatives and artificial colours/sweeteners.

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I ate 6 small meals a day, and worked out how many grams of carbohydrates, fats and protein I needed daily. I didn’t use any formulas, just a bit of trial and error and keeping my protein intake high, around 1.5-2 grams per pound of lean body mass). This was the key to How I Lost as Much Weight Fast.

I also continued to eat out but I chose smarter foods – tomato based sauces, lots of protein and vegetables and complex carbohydrates.

I started competition preparation January 2012 for 16 weeks. My diet changed again to a very strict structure, no fruit and no dairy. I had already lost around two and a half stone at the start of my prep.

It isn’t rocket science, and we are all SO unique that you’ll waste your time Googling diets or copying what other people do. With some trial and (hopefully less) error you’ll find what works for you.


I trained three days of weights a week right from the beginning to the day I competed. My split was chest/shoulders/triceps, back/biceps and legs. I didn’t do any cardio to begin with really, apart from the odd walk once or twice a week. I kept continually changing shape and dropping fat so I didn’t need to. I added in more cardio during my prep but again I didn’t overdo it. My main focus was training with weights and training smart, with the correct form and intensity.

    Mind Techniques

I’m a qualified life coach with masses of experience and a background in psychology (particularly Adlerian psychology) and NLP. I used a lot of techniques I had learned to help me work towards achieving my goals, in particular, visualisation and the “stop” technique.

So there we have it, clean and simple. That’s How I Lost So Much Weight Fast, with baby steps and dedication!

Thanks for reading and continuing to follow me on my never ending journey of self improvement 🙂

~Elle Mac~

How I Lost So Much Weight So Fast

How I Lost So Much Weight So Fast