Weight Loss NHS
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I am overweight and want to start the program of losing weight over a 12 week period, I have to lose 4st 7lb. My BMI is 31.3 I am 70 years of age. At the moment, I feel bloated and I know I am unfit, not helped by a cartridge problem in my nose so breathing during exercise is difficult causing me breathe through my mouth.

I am determined to lose weight.

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I have just started today as well. Good luck!

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Me too, good luck to you.x


Hi Alan-Cole and 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 🐭


Hi, I'm new today too. I sound like you. I have a 31.1 bmi and I find that really depressing. I hope this works for both of us!

Good luck, Robin.x


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