20kg HELP

So..I've gained a bit of weight, we'll it's a lot for myself. Cut a long story short..3 children and quit smoking, and now I'm 20kg heavier I was to 5 years ago. My struggles to losing weight is that I like sweet food. I can be so good for a few days keeping away from sweet food, then I binge. I find it hard to be active, well I should say find time to be active. Any tips will be appreciated.

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  • Hi and welcome 20kg :)

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  • Welcome to the forum. I am so impressed that you quit smoking. The willpower that you had then and still have is what you need to refocus. You have shown what strength you have and you can do it again to lose weight. Xx

    There are some useful ideas on the forum about food swaps. By doing this you can still eat well but reduce the amount of processed sugar you are eating. Good luck. Xx

  • Hi I gave up smoking in 1995 never smoked again so any gain is better than smoking super well done

    You can lose weight but you can't lose damaged black lungs

    Look into sweet treats you can have in your weightloss plan

    Sugar free jelly meringues sugar free low fat sweets fruit salads lf yoghurts jam also save calories fur a proper treat once a day I find feeling deprived makes a person fall off weightloss plan that's why I have crisps

    That's why calorie counting a great you don't need to give up food groups you learn what to eat to fill you up and also incorporate treats :)

  • Congratulations on quitting smoking. That is one of the hardest thing you will ever do and having done that you can do anything. Good luck.

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