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I'm 74. Retired 9yrs. Was a very fit 14st for years.Put on 1.5 st since. totally unable to shift it. Nurse said 'can't see what u r doing wrong'. Still in v.good condition. Walk every day, cycle a bit. Nothing prevents me from activity. Follow a fairly healthy eating regime. Never smoked. Social drinker. Apart from starving myself to death I see NO remedy. Been described as DISCUSTINGLY HEALTHY! Tried a few diets. None have worked.

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Hi and welcome WCR42 :)

Have a look at this post and see if it rings any bells for you :)


Take a look at the Pinned Posts section, to the right of your screen (bottom, if you're using a mobile) and have a look at the Welcome Newbies thread, it has a link to the NHS 12 week plan, which is a guide to healthy living, rather that a specific diet plan.

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

Join us for the monday group weigh-in. If you follow Zest, you'll be notified when she posts the thread. However, the latest thread can always be found in the events section, to the right of the home page.

Be active on the forum, as that's where we exchange ideas and get our daily dose of motivation and inspiration :)

Wishing you all the very best :)


I've had a look,and can say that-1. I eat all the healthy stuff. have done for years. 2. Have cut out all sweet stuff, puds,cakes,bikky's, booze,. 3. Taking more excersize since last Xmas. If I eat MORE I do not put on weight. All this said,I am still 1.5st over what I would like. The diet sheets/12 wk schedule is very much what I already do to no avail.

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Did you follow the link within the link? What is your carbohydrate intake generally? I see you've given up sugar, but what about bread, potatoes, rice, pasta etc? Are you eating low fat foods? If what you've been doing for a long time isn't working, then you have to experiment with different things, to find what's going to work for you. Having said that, if you're fit and healthy, does it really matter that you're slightly heavier than you'd like to be? It's believed now, that it's actually better for the over 65's to have a higher BMI :)


Wishing you all good luck with finding the right answers for you :)


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