Newbie here

Hi all, I downloaded this plan today as a desperate chance of losing weight. I have tried most other diets and find it really hard as I have huge issues with emotional eating. I am getting married in 3 months and I'm the heaviest I have ever been. I bought my wedding ring 6 months ago and I tried it on this morning and it didn't fit, gutted to say the least. Does anyone have any advice on how to succeed with the emotional eating. Thanks in advance. Liane

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  • Sounds like you have the perfect motivation your special day! You can do this. Good luck

  • Thank you very much.

  • Hi and welcome liane :)

    Take a look at our Welcome Newbie thread, because there are lots of tips to get you started

    In the pinned posts section to the right of your screen, you'll find several challenges, which are fun and motivational.

    Now strike while the iron is hot and join our group weigh-in

    I don't know how much weight you need to lose, but don't despair, I lost 2st in 3 months, so you could get that ring to fit again :)

    Wishing you all the best :)

  • Thank you very much for your reply. I will look at both threads.

  • I'm chasing you around the forum Liane! :)

  • Good morning liane0112 

    I initially lost 5% for my sons wedding and it made a big difference to how I looked and felt 😊  Have a bit of faith in ypurself, you can do this and you will have a lovely day ❤️

  • That's amazing well done. Thank you.

  • Even better is I kept going and have lost over two stone now 😊 If I can do it so can you 😊

  • Hi newbie like you I was an emotional eater but weeks on the plan has cured me. My tip would be to have healthy snacks available and don't deny yourself a treat. When you feel you want to eat unnecessarily find something to cupboard are they tidiest that have ever been lol! Good luck and think about how stunning you will be in the wedding photos 👍

  • Thank you for responding your message gave me much hope that I to may be cured after weeks on plan. Keeping occupied is going to be key for me. Thank you.

  • Planning a wedding and life with your partner is a bit of a roller coaster.  No wonder you snap occasionally and treat yourself.  When you are planning what to eat, I suggest you make room in your daily allowance for a treat at the end of each day.  And you have it whatever has happened in the rest of the day.  Make it a non-negotiable meal, so that you always have something to look forward to.  This might help you stick to your planned eating for the rest of the day.  Knowing that you have your treat might make you feel less "diety".  Also don't let worry about the wedding day mean that you starve yourself.  Actually have the amounts of kcal suggested.  Most of us find we do better if we eat just the right amount, with better losses overall than starving and bingeing.  See how your ring finger is after your first month.  Then you would still have time to get your ring altered if you needed to before the ceremony.  Good luck with your first week of planned eating.  

  • Thank you very much for responding and for the advice. I will definitely take it on board. 

  • I had to quickly lose 3 stone for my wedding. I'm an emotional eater too and after buying my wedding dress and ring my mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Yay! So I ate EVERYTHING. I was trying so desperately to fill the void I could feel opening up. Gained 3 stone in under a month (I really was putting it away....)

    I still struggle but I try to make a conscious effort whilst eating for emotional reasons to ask myself "is this really helping?"..... Doesn't always work, sometimes nothing will wrestle the biscuits out of my now fat hands, but sometimes it helps

    Always here if you want to PM me for a chat, Claire xx

  • Hi Claire, thank you very much for your message. I'm sorry to hear about your mum but congratulations on your wedding. I will definitely try asking myself that question before I pick up the food and thanks for the kind offer of pm. Liane xxx

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