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Intro & Healthy Birthday Party Food Question?

Intro & Healthy Birthday Party Food Question?

Hi Everyone, I am new here, and wanting to lose weight. I just checked my BMI on the NHS Healthy Weight Calculator ( nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Healthyw... ), and discovered I am OBESE! My BMI is 32.9, I weigh 13st 10lbs. I've always thought of myself as getting just a little overweight and it not being much of a problem, but now I see that it is.

There are a number of birthdays in my family, we tend to get so much food in for each one that the party food lasts all week. Eating lots of cupcakes piled high with buttercream, chocolate anything, and grossly overeating till I feel stuffed.

What food can I get for Healthy Birthday Party Food?

I want food lower in fat, sugar and salt; as well as being nutritious, going to make me feel good, and doesn't make me feel sick, tired, and run down all week. (I know I should put less food out, but when you are feeding only a few people, and foods are sold in packs of many more).

Any help or advice would be very gratefully received!

Thank you!

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Hi Healthy_Nut

Welcome to the weight loss forum. Have a look in the Topic section at the posts on Recipes/Meals/snacks there may be a few ideas there for your family celebrations that is healthy.

Take a look at the Welcome Newbie post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side or at the bottom if your on a mobile. 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 together with a photo so you can see the changes on the days the scales don't move.

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

To get the most of the forum be active, share tips, recipes and experiences. Read some of the posts they are very motivating.

Have a good first week.



Crudités (cut up veg) and humus works well, also non-salted nuts are good to feel satisfied. There are no 'good' cakes so why don't you make a few, enough for the party only? Good luck !


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