I am overweight and have just joined this link although I use a few of the others. I'm 63 and am sedentary by nature although I used to be lively and on the go a lot, but never sporty or into keep fit. I have joined the gym but dislike going alone, so if anyone lives in St Helens and wants to go to the college gym do get in touch - I'm a member there and keep meaning to go regularly but lack motivation on my own.
Some time ago I briefly took the Lighter Life diet and found it really easy as I loved the texture and taste of the milkshakes. I stopped only because I went to China for my son's wedding and then found |I couldn't be bothered going back to the meetings because I really dislike all the inane chat about things I never watch or read, also the 'educational' content which bored me stupid - I'm sorry if that sounds snobby but it just wasn't my taste. Does anyone know whether there is a very low calorie diet that is similarly balanced and safe to do without medical supervision as I'm intelligent enough to monitor my own health and see a medic every couple of months if need be for bloods, etc. I want to lose about 5stone overall but would like to lose an initial amount quickly in order to increase my activity level and motivation, but I find it really boring and difficult to count calories or eat particular meals as I lapse easily, whereas just drinking one or two flavour shakes that I really enjoyed was relatively easy after the initial two days. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate them. Thanks,