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Gluten and diary intolerant

Hi I'm new here After a traumatic pregnancy 8 years ago I became intolerant to gluten and diary. Since then I've over indulged in anything I can eat and have put on over 3 stone. Over the past year I have managed to get my weight down from 15st to 14st but can't seem to move it on any further. I don't eat meat only fish and struggle with exercise after a back injury many years ago. I'm walking daily and ont he move constantly. Does anyone else have experience with these intolerance and trying to lose weight? It's getting me low as I know the extra weight effects my back and my energy levels. I want to get healthier for my son and for me.

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Oh Hun it's so hard isn't it?

I can't help with the food intolerances I'm afraid as I really don't know much about them.

On the exercise front though, have you tried swimming or aqua aerobics? Being in the water takes a lot of the pressure off any injuries and allows you to exercise without to much fear of injury. Aqua aerobics is great fun and you don't feel so self conscious when your in the water. I'm sure your son would love to go swimming with you too!

Good luck and keep at it xx

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Hi and welcome, Georgina :)

Whilst I don't have any food intolerances, so can't completely empathise, my thoughts are that you should concentrate on all the things you can eat and not feel that you're deprived by not being able to eat gluten, or dairy and therefore 'treating' yourself to compensate.

Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread, then move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you :)

Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news :)

Take a look at the 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate :)

We run daily weigh-in's and you'd be very welcome to join us. The threads can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the home page, bottom on a mobile.

We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too :)

It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)


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