I recently finished losing about 40 pounds, or around 3 stone as the British would say. The main technique I used was a calorie-counter app on my iPhone called myFitnessPal. It’s a simple concept: you just type in every single thing you eat, every day, every meal. It helped me immensely because I tend to “graze” all day. I never keep track of my eating. I just keep telling myself I can just have some more. I slide down the slippery food slope all day.
Common dieting wisdom says that you should choose a sustainable diet that will make you gradually lose weight. It’s meant to be healthier and keep the pounds off once they are lost. But that isn’t my style. I go for crash dieting, where you bring your calorie consumption down to a minimal 500 to 1000 calories per day, and add some exercise to lose even more. I’ve lost up to three pounds (1 1/2 kilos) per week on a long-term basis by this method.
I’ve developed a new formula for converting BMI (body mass index) to body fat percentage, because the formula I found on the internet is wrong. If you just want the formula, skip to the bottom. Otherwise please read this very interesting post.