Taking a break?


S: 20st11lb C: 16st2lb G: 12st8lb BMI: 31.5 Loss: 4st9lb(22.34%)
My original goal was to loose 8 stone in 6 months I have new realized that that goal was a bit pessimistic. At my current rate I feel I can loose 1/2 a stone per week on average.

By the end of march I hope to have lost 6 stone with 2 stone left to go. However I have a holiday planned in April for 2 weeks.

I was wondering if there was anyone who has paused for a month or has been on holiday with there LT and how it went?

Please help I know its months away but I'm not sure what direction I should go and for me both long and short term goals are what keep me on the straight and narrow. :)
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S: 20st11lb C: 16st2lb G: 12st8lb BMI: 31.5 Loss: 4st9lb(22.34%)
Thanks Kat :D


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S: 15st3lb C: 14st2lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 35.1 Loss: 1st1lb(7.04%)
I have the exact same dilemma. Hol in april for nearly 3 weeks, at which point i will be around half way to goal maybe a bit more (if im super good! :)) Im not a massive lover of foreign food so i know i wont be over indulging, but i will be eating real food on my hol not shakes, for 2 reasons 1) i want to enjoy myself not be stressing over shakes and 2) im going with my 16 yr old sister who is a poor eater anyway and so if i dont eat she wont either and im not playing a part in her not eating, instead i will make sensible food choices and show her a positive attitude towards food. :) i plan to come off shakes aday at a time the week before and will be straight back to the diet after hol.

Hope this gives you food for thought, sorry i couldnt resist the pun! :) have a great hol what ever you decide diet wise. Where you off too?

JB xxxx

Ps i have read threads where peops have done 100% whilst in hol so it can be done. :)

Thornhill Cate

50+ and fabulous
S: 17st2lb C: 14st12.4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 33.6 Loss: 2st3.6lb(13.17%)
Hi Benny, good luck with whatever you decide. One thing, please don't set yourself up for disappointment. Half a stone a week might be a bit optimistic as you get closer to goal and your weight loss slows down. I think losing 8st in 6 months as in your original goal is probably more realistic. If it's faster, great, but I wouldn't like to think that you feel you are failing if you don't achieve that goal. The Lipotrim website says men should average 1.5st a month meaning you would lose 7.5st in 5 months so you're probably looking at around 5.5 months for 8 stone. Totally amazing!


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S: 20st8lb C: 12st11lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 29.8 Loss: 7st11lb(37.85%)
i refed before xmas, ate nothing but chocs for 2 weeks & gained 7lbs, i went back on tfr after xmas & lost it pretty quickly again, so if you dont go crazy on the carbs like i did you should be fine,,check with your chemist thou as im going on hols in march before i hit my target & wont be allowed to go back on TFR again afterwards....best of luck to you, your doing brilliantly


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I had a weeks break for a special occassion when I was on TFR, I followed the proper re-feed programme for most of that time and only had a small gain.

If you do decide to eat, just make sure you follow the re-feed plan and you wont go far wrong.

I know someone who went on holiday and took their shakes with them, and they still had a fabulous time.

Good luck, and well done on what you have achieved up to now.

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
S: 21st0lb C: 12st12lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 8st2lb(38.78%)
Whilst on TFR I had a few holidays and week ends away. I stayed 100% on the shakes. I sat in the restaurant and had my shake or bar and drank lots and lots of coffee and herbal teas. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and got a great buzz from staying 100%.
Plenty of people take a planned break by doing a refeed, being careful enough whilst on their break and then getting back on LT asap. Be warned though, some people find restarting pretty tough. I guess everyne is different and you will know best what will suit you.
Best of luck and hope your losses continue to be great each week.


S: 20st11lb C: 16st2lb G: 12st8lb BMI: 31.5 Loss: 4st9lb(22.34%)
Thanks for the replys everyone! I think im gonna see how close to my goal i am at the end of march. I dont think I will bother refeeding for the sake of a few days if im only a couple of stone away from my ultimate goal.