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Anybody got any tips or ideas

I am very overweight and need to lose about 6 stone, I have epilepsy and I am also on Citralopram 10mg; which has made me put on at least 2 stones since I started taking it 2 years ago. I have been on a diet helped by my Dietican; however I am really struggling to lose any weight, even though I have tried hard I have only lost 6lbs in 6 months and I was really disappointed. I think part of the trouble is there is no food I could say I really like, when I take my lunch to work I look at think I'm not eating that, so I turn to something I shouldn't have. Does anyone have any advice, especially ideas on what I could take to work for my lunch as I don't particularly like bread either and I desperately want to lose weight so i feel better. Many thanks.

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Hi Karen well let me welcome you and I was like you and for a few weeks I hated most foods that was good for me so I slowly introduced different fruit veg and other. Healthy foods to my diet my main problem tbh was sweets cakes etc fizzy drinks my problem with drinks was I didn't like water. So I compromised and bought flavoured water sugar free not as good as plain ordinary water I know but now I do drink it nx was sugar God that was a struggle but now I don't take sugar in my tea or on my cereal or anything anymore my daughter made me tea the other day and put in two sugar I nearly got sick from the taste to combat my sugary cravings for cakes biscuits chocolate etc I used to bring fresh fruit with me and a small knife that I can use and a muller light your art and I'd make a fresh fruit salad with your art it was lovely and took craving away I shocked myself today a friend offered me some chocolate and just the taught of it made me cringe my daughter has a lot more weight than you to lose hun tbh double your weight and she hates salad but like me she's done the same introduced it into her meals slowly and now she takes a salad in a tub aware to college with her and she never drank water either now she drinks loads hun she joined her college gym and in ten days by being positive and having the strength she list nearly a stone weight the other day she was hungry and was passing burger King and really felt the urge to buy something from there instead she rang me and talked to me until she got by all the shops that was her downfall takeaways cakes etc sweets once pass them she said mum I'm OK now thanks for distracting me maybe something like that would help you try a small salad at first wraps if there is anywhere you can heat food make a stir-fry healthy one and heat that up look up healthy dishes for lunch etc hun Good luck with your weight loss your in the best place here everyone is amazing and reallyhas helped me and my daughter so I hope they and I can help you also a tip for at home if you have a sweet tooth like me freeze some grapes strawberries what fruit you like and such on them instead of sweets etc look up how to make apple crisp and other healthy treats its a good way to do things hun and.follow tips from here too not from just me but others too hun best of luck 🍀. Xx


Hi and welcome Karen :)

If you look at the Topics, to the right of your screen, bottom if you're using a mobile, you'll see one titled Recipes/meals/snacks, you should find what you're looking for in there :)

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.

Look at the Topics section beneath that, for posts that could answer any questions you may have. 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 and myself, you'll be notified when we post the threads. The latest weigh-in thread can always be found in the Events section, to the right (bottom) 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 and don't be afraid to ask for assistance, if you need it :)

Wishing you all the best, as you start on your journey to health and happiness :)

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I think it may be a good idea to put stuff in soups, and other hidden veg, such things as lentils can be hidden quite well. What is it you hate about foods, texture, taste or smell?

Try to find what's round stuff, not how to avo I'd the foods, good luck


I think it's mostly the taste. Thanks Karen

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So enhancing with spices, and stuff will change it


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