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Newbie in need of inspiration!

Hello peeps, I'm Type 2, 5'5", 16.5st, BMI 38.5 & mom of 2 infants. I have recently finally come off over 6 years of antidepressants ! (yippee) & basically need some advice, (especially with meal choices). I don't want my bubs becoming like me. I want to be a good example.

I'm finally positive about getting my backside into gear..

I just need a bit of a kick !! Any help, a help ♥

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Please take a look at the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation's website. They have free leaflets that can be read/listened to and/or downloaded at anytime. Go to: drwf.org.uk/diabetes-leaflets

Click on "A Healthy Diet and Diabetes" and "Exercise and Diabetes".

You can also go on the DRWF group for HU and click on the folllow button and post, comment, take polls, ask questions and meet other members. I hope this helps.

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Hi Emmitt

Welcome to the NHS Weight Loss Forum. It's a very friendly, encouraging and helpful site, where we are all on the same journey to health.

If you haven't already, please read the Welcome Newbies post. It's in the Pinned Posts section, to the right of your screen, (bottom if you're on a mobile). It has a link to the NHS 12 week plan, which is a great place to start. It doesn't give a specific diet plan, but gives guidelines for healthy eating. Also take a look at the Topics section beneath that, for posts that could answer any questions you may have. You may also like to check out how many calories you should have each day using the BMI checker.

Perhaps consider joining in our challenges, they're fun to do and help with motivation.

Join us for the Monday Group weigh-in. If you 'follow' Lowcal and moreless (our very approachable site Admins), you'll be notified when they post the threads. The latest weigh-in thread can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the home page. The weigh in is entirely voluntary, but I find it helps keep me accountable.

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

Enjoy the forum, and I wish you success with your goals.

Good luck 😀

Mouse 🐭


Well done on coping without the antidepressants, hopefully you will be more able to fully focus on getting fit and healthy. Keep looking ahead, the rest of your life starts today and will be whatever you want to make of it.

Picture it as if you are starting a new book, and you get to write the story!

Go through those kitchen cupboards, chuck out or give away the sweets, crisps, sugary cereals, cakes, pies and fizzy drinks. Stock up on fresh fruit, veg, healthy protein foods and google interesting recipes to cook them into. Buy treats for the children, but only ones that you don't like.

There will be times when you slip up, but the occasional treat of a coffee morning cake, or meal out, does not undo a healthy lifestyle; just get back into the sensible food planning, and slowly but surely, the weight will come off.


Hello and welcome 😊 You have some good advice there. I agree totally, it is about balance, having enough to eat and treats now and again 😊 Your family will appreciate it too, there's no reafib why you can't all eat the same food either 😊

Good luck

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I would suggest you read Michael Mosley's The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet. My wife was on the cusp of a type 2 diagnosis and since following this for the 8 weeks her blood sugar levels have dropped to"normal". She has lost 15kg in weight and I joined her andhave lost over 24kg (since January) and more importantly, has changed our thoughts on food.


I would second Stewie's advice. Here's a link to the diet.


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Thanks for your comments and advice..really appreciate it. I feel more positive already, this is the 1st forum I've ever joined and i'm so glad I have..thankyou ♥


As you are Type 2 diabetic, I would also recommend you speak to your diabetic team and if you haven't already get them to put you on the xperthealth.org.uk educational course and also the Diabetes UK website - diabetes.org.uk - its full of brilliant educational information and support.

I am also Type 2 and I watch my carb intake, I don't do low carb high fat as I have other problems that high fat makes worse, but lower carb is definitely the way to go. I try to do 150g per day with 45g for treats and snacks if needed. My levels have dropped in the nearly 5 years since diagnosis to into the normal range.

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