I lost over 4 stone and look like a different person thanks to a really obvious diet hack | The Sun

I lost over 4 stone and look like a different person thanks to a really obvious diet hack | The Sun

A WOMAN has revealed she lost 65lbs in just seven months and hasshared how you can too. 

Amy Lamey, a 39-year-old mum-of-seven explained she lost over four stone thanks to three simple hacks – intermittent fasting, walking and eating in a calorie deficit.

Amy explained she managed to lose weight and shift her "apron belly", without resorting to surgery ,thanks to “three simple steps".

Posting on social media, Amy shared a video of her holding her stomach, prior to her weight loss, and said: “Three things you need to do to go from this…”

She then shared a clip of her after shifting the weight, as she turned to the side to reveal her slender figure, and added: “To this…” 

Amy then revealed the first step she took to help her lose weight and that was changing the times she ate, which is also known as intermittent fasting. 

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Intermittent fasting

As reported previously in The Sun, experts have found that limiting meals to a specific time period each day could help you to lose weight.

According to Bupa, "intermittent fasting (IF) is when you go for extended periods of time without eating. This is followed by a period of eating normally".

There are different forms of intermittent fasting, some of which are more extreme than others – so it is advisable to do your research, and speak to your GP or another healthcare professional before undertaking any diet to lose weight, especially if you have significant weight to lose or other health issues.

Most common forms of intermittent fasting:

  • 5:2 diet: You consume only 500 to 600 calories for two days each week. On the other days you would eat a normal, healthy, and balanced diet with your usual calorie intake.
  • 16:8 diet: This involves eating during an eight-hour window and fasting for 16 hours. So, you could eat from 10am to 6pm and then drink water, milk, tea or coffee for the remaining time.

Dr Michael Mosley is a huge advocate for intermittent fasting, and has set up a business model that helps people lose weight fast, and safely thought intermittent fasting, before slowly transitioning to consuming a healthy, balanced diet.

Amy’s second tip was simple – “walking.”


According to the NHS, "walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier".

Walking briskly, especially, "can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier". But you don't have to walk for hours, a 10-minute daily walk can contribute towards the recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.

The Sun previously teamed up with NHS Charities Together, the national charity caring for the NHS, to help get the nation into shape by encouraging people across the UK to walk either 5,000 or 10,000 steps every day.

Walking is not only fantastic for physical health, but also mental health.

Finally, Amy explained that the final thing that helped her to shift the pounds was eating in a “calorie deficit.”

Calorie deficit

A diet coach and personal trainer for online wellness app RWL Sarah Bockhart, previously revealed the key to losing weight without over-restricting is to understand how dieting works.

She explained: “Achieving fat loss is down to one thing, getting into a calorie deficit.

“We all have an energy balance in our bodies which is your daily ‘calories in vs calories out’ equation.

“Put simply, to achieve fat loss you need to consume fewer calories than you use on any given day.

“Once you understand your daily calorie balance, you can make it fit into your own personal lifestyle – without starving yourself.”

Amy’s TikTok clip, which was shared under the username @amylamey89, has clearly impressed many, as it has quickly amassed a staggering 762,500 views. 

Social media users were left stunned at Amy’s weight loss and thankful for her advice – which many were eager to express this in the comments. 

One person said: “So very proud of you!!! I just started my journey and I’m down 12.5lbs in 2.5 weeks. You are goals!!”

Another added: “Way to go girl and thanks for the tips!”

A third commented: “Wow lady, this is AMAZING, you've done amazing!!!!!”

Whilst someone else chimed in: “You are unrecognisable!! Proud of you.”

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If you are considering any of Amy's advice, please speak to your doctor before considering any major weight loss/diet changes.

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