Newbie :)

Hi all,

Joining this community in the hopes of keeping motivated! I'm currently in my second year of uni and have some how managed to gain nearly two stone since September 2014 :(  Started back at the gym this morning after a very long break from it  (oh dear) It was hard work, but it felt good to be doing something productive again! Anyone have any tips on resisting temptation? All I want right now are bad things - Help! 

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  • Hi Falsefreedxm,

    Welcome to the Weight Loss NHS community forum.  I hope your Uni studies are going ok so far.  It's great that you've started back at the gym again, and although it was hard work, at least you felt good.

    I'd like to give you a link to our Welcome Newbie post (which moreless has put together), as there are lots of tips and suggestions in there from members of the forum, as well as links to the NHS 12 week plan, whihc I would thoroughly recommend to you as a great structure):

    healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

    Also, if you would like to participate in our weekly weigh-in sessions, then have a read through of the latest thread which is in the Events section (right-hand-side of the homepage about half-way down the page).  Also, take a look at our Pinned Posts section (above that) as there are some great Challenges going on currently.  Just join in with anything you like the look of, and I hope you have a great first week.

    Lowcal :-)

  • I try to pre-empt cravings by having tasty snacks at hand (might be a banana / handful of mixed nuts / apple / slice of bran cake etc.).  I think planning food for the day is key and staying within your calorie range. Exercise helps speed the process up and makes you feel good too. Good luck!

  • I like to batch cook and freeze stuff so that I've got a choice to go at. Not sure whether you are able to do the same?

    As for snacks, I need to be careful not to keep too many temptations in the house, but I don't rule them out completely. If I think I'm dieting or restricted, I just crave the chocolate or whatever more!!

    I always have plenty of fresh fruit knocking about, and any savoury snacks are along the lines of Walkers(?) velvets, a lower fat crisps alternative. Individually wrapped nibbles are helpful, although when I started out this just led to me eating more than one. As the weeks have moved on, I've been able to practice a bit more self control.

    Have a look at using myfitnesspal to log foods. You get a better idea of how many calories you're taking in and can work out where to shave a few off to enable you to indulge occasionally. I think this has helped me quite a bit.

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