Weight Loss NHS
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Where and how to start?

I know that I want to lose weight desperately but seriously don't know where to start, weight watchers , slimming world, low carb , keto, low gi, there's so much conflicting stuff out there. I also consistently fail because I think I should be on it perfect 100% and once I cheat I'm back eating too much again and give up. Any advice how and where to start?


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Hi Wjd10

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

Take a look at the Welcome Newbie post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side of the screen or if your on a mobile at the bottom. Have a look at the nhs 12 week plan, many members have had success following this plan. Use the BMI checker to work out your daily calorie allowance.

Below the Pinned posts are the Topics where members share a range of weight related subjects.

Take your measurements at the start along with a photo so you can see the changes when the scales don't move.

We have weigh-ins every day so why not come and join us. You can find the weigh-in on the Home page in the Events section on the right. Just click on the post and state your start weight and any loss/gain or maintain for the week.

To get the best out of the forum be active, share experiences, tips and recipes. Read some of the posts they can be very inspiring and motivate you along the way.

Have a great first week.



Hello Wjd10 and welcome.

You've got quite a list there but you haven't mentioned the NHS 12 week plan. You mention that you tend towards 100% perfection, well the NHS plan tends to give you some wiggle room so that may be of some help.

This is the first time I've stuck to any kind of weight loss effort and I put a lot of it down to this plan as I still get to eat and drink what I want but in smaller portions.

If an administrator hasn't already posted, they will soon, with plenty of information to digest.

Good luck!


Welcome to the forum!

It can seem confusing with the different advice out there, but basically all weight loss happens for the same reason, and that's because people eat fewer calories than the body requires. So as long as that happens any diet should work and they are not really contradictory, you can eat a low carb diet and lose weight, or eat a high carb diet and also lose weight.

It really comes down to choosing which diet you like the food on or find easy to follow.


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