Weight Loss NHS
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Starting over

So a while ago i fount the 12 week nhs diet and gave it ago but a new job and other things happening i stopped following it. Now i am ready to start again and this time determined to see it through to the end. Hopefully by the end of it ill have lost some weight but more importantly for me a different view on food and a lot more energy to play with my kids instead of feeling like an old woman at the age of 28. This morning i weighed 13st 3lb. Does anyone have any tips for week 1? x

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Welcome, I hope you find what you need in this community. You'll find many motivational posts here! Start by dowloading an app on your phone to keep track of calories (Fat Secret, My Fitness Pal...), it's a great aid! Good luck!


Hi Vicky,

You want to make a positive start so make the correct preparations for your first week. Plan your meals in advance and make sure when you go shopping for food you make the right choices so you only have healthy options available to you.

Slow and steady wins the race, in your first week make the small changes that in time will pay dividends. Cut out the sugar and high GI carbs, eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, lean protein, lots of water and be as active as you possibly can (substitute the short car journeys for walking).

If you hit the calorie target of approximately 1400 cals each day you will lose weight.

Find things that motivate you, it might be this site, something someone has said to you or a picture of what you want to look like. Whatever it is keep it to hand and use this as a reminder of why you are changing the way you eat and exercise.

Good luck and remember you can have results or excuses but not both!


Welcome back the nhs plan is a great starting block to changing your habits for a healthier, happier future. I recently turnt 30 so i understand feeling old before your time, best advice i can give is take it one day at a time, set smaller goals and reward yourself for hitting those goals, and remember you will have bad days but learn from them and keep going. It will be totally worth the effort you put in and im sure your kids will love having a more active mum. Good luck this forum is here for support through the good and the bad so make the most of it :-)


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