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Hi I'm new here. I weigh 177.6 lbs. my ultimate goal is 145-150 lbs. I go to the gym 5 days a week, doing spinning, body pump and fat burn and abs classes. Also 1 hour on crosstrainer. My main problem is food especially at around 6-9pm (I eat healthy dinner around 4-5 pm) when I feel really peckish and sweet toothed. Weekends are a nightmare. Tend to treat myself too often.

However Hoping to lose at least 2 lbs a week. With a little support and motivation, I know that I can reach my goal. I'm willing to give support to others as well 😊😊

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  • Welcome Lily-Loo!

    You'll find loads of support, tips and help here from everyone!

    Re your evening snacking - Is there a reason for eating so early? I went through a period of eating dinner around 5, and found, like you, that I became quite peckish and usually ended up snacking to stop feeling hungry.

    But I now eat around 7-8pm and find it keeps me going till bed time. Perhaps try out eating a bit later for a week and see how that works?

    I also save most of my calories for dinner though, having a lighter breakfast and lunch - I can usually get through the day with work and being busy, but the boredom and lack of activity on the wind down in the evening would make me feel like I needed to eat. So I allow myself more calories for dinner and a bit later, so I feel satisfied right up till bed time.

    Good luck!

  • Thanks broccolibunnies for replying and tips. I guess I feel better in myself eating early (before 6pm). And like u, I do save up my calories for dinner. Will try eating later though as you've suggested. Fingers crossed it works. Thanks. 😊

  • Hi and welcome lily-loo :)

    Have a look at our Welcome newbie thread, which can be found in the Pinned Posts section to the right of your screen, along with many motivating and fun challenges and a smashing collection of delicious recipes :)

    You may like to follow the link to the NHS 12 week plan, which is a great way to start your weight loss journey :)

    We have a monday group weigh-in, which you'd be very welcome to join. It's a friendly, supportive and non-judgemental group. Here's the link

    healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

    Consider joining any, or all of the challenges, as they're motivating and fun.

    Be active on the forum, as that's where we get to know each other and where we get our daily doses of motivation, inspiration, support and good advice.

    Wishing you all the very best on your journey to health and happiness :)

  • Thanks moreless I intend on using the plans and groups.

    Thanks again. 😊😊

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