Hi, new to the forum

Hi, I'm a 53 year old newbie to healthy eating. I've been blessed with a good figure throughout my early years, but putting on a bit of weight now. Have never dieted before and looking for a sustainable lifestyle change. Have been counting calories for the past 5 weeks. Bit boring, but finding it a good guide.

Have lost 9 pounds (from all the wrong areas) by cutting out crisps, chocolate and eating full meals rather than snacking.

Looking forward to being a part of a healthy eating community.


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  • Are you also counting carbs.?

  • No. Heard an idea that I liked about plating up. Basically 1/2 your plate should be veg, 1/4 protein and 1/4 carbs. Using this as my guide.

  • Check out the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation. Free leaflets on a "Healthy Diet and Diabetes ". Go to: drwf.org.uk/diabetes-leaflets

    Download, read and listen to any time. Hope this helps.

  • Sorry if I misled you. I don't have diabetes that I know of. Just looking to live healthier as been a slob to date.

    Should I be counting carbs?

  • Sure. I'm doing it all the time, but I have type 1 diabetes.

  • I disagree, sorry 😕 If you are fit and healthy and losing weight by sensible eating then what you are doing is obviously working 😊 Keep it up Blissfullyunaware 😊😊😊

  • Thank you for your input. currently enjoying a healthier eating regime. Just hope I can keep it up and make it a permanent change

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