Shock to system

Went to docs yesterday ,got weighed 👎😳 shock to the system and the kick up the bum to actually do something about it .My problem is portion sizes ,I my diet isn't perfect but it isn't that bad it's the amount I eat .i work strange hours so often eat a big meal then go to bed 2 hrs later then suffer acid reflux 👎 Need to sort myself out before health problems kick in 🤔


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  • Hello Dairymilk7 and welcome to the weight loss forum ☺ Sometimes we need a shock to help us on our journey ☺ Portion size was my issue too and I'm proof that it can be done ☺

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  • I suggest that you stop having a big meal when you get home from work if you're waking due to acid reflux. As for portion size generally, ditch the large dinner plates. You should be able to get some plates that are larger than the tiny side plates but not as big as dinner plates - about 8 inch diameter instead of 10 inches. If you switch to using smaller plates your portion size will drop.

  • Hi cheerfuldragon ,have taken your advice regarding the smaller plate and it just goes to show I didn't need all that extra food with a big plate a small one doesn't leave me hungry it leaves me feeling comfortable not like feeling as tho my stomach was going to explode .iam also going to try to have my main meal during the day rather than late at night ,so fingers crossed that certainly will help with reflux .ive also found sipping water with my meals help as sometimes I would confuse being thirsty with hunger ! .

  • Well done Dairymilk7, it looks like you have made some positive changes. Doesn't it feel nice not to be overfull after a meal:) Having your main meal at lunch time will probably help you with the acid reflux. Although I eat in the evening, since being on the NHS 12 week plan I don't get any where near as much acid reflux. Good luck with your journey:)

  • Thankyou 👍

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