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Hi, I'm a newbie here ( but definitely not to dieting!)

I really have probably done every diet under the sun in the past. From the extreme to the ridiculous. Some have been successful and long lasting, others not so. I have most success when I limit my carb intake, particularly refined carbs, as my insatiable hunger disappears. I am very definitely a sugar and starch addict.

This time, I'm trying a very different approach. First off, I haven't weighed myself, even to get a start weight. This is unbelievable for me as I usually get obsessive and become a serial daily weigher lol!

The plan is to simply eat as healthily as poss, with an eye to my refined carb intake and judge how I am doing by my shrinking stomach and loosening clothes. Can't quite believe I'm saying that 😂

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  • Hi and welcome, Clairewww :)

    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.

    Maybe you could take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as a way of measuring your success?

    We run daily weigh-in's and you'd be very welcome to join us, if you change your mind and decide to weigh yourself. 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

  • I am starting today. I am much like you Claire...i found reducing my carbs defs helps belly bulge.

  • Hello and welcome Clairewww 😊

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