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Hi, I joined up a few weeks ago but haven't really been trying very hard.😔

I enjoy reading the posts and normally have a look most days. I'm fed up with myself and need to give myself a shake. I'm 12 stone 7lb this morning which is heavier than I want to be. I had a look at the NHS 12 plan and am slightly confused. When I put in my stats it states that my calorie allowance should be between 1450-1864. This seems quite a range to me, so what would should I aim for. Not very active at moment either.

Any help much appreciated.


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Good morning Hidden 😊

I'm glad you have been reading posts on the forum and I hope you are finding your way around now 😊

It sounds as if you would benefit from joining us in the April Re-Boot Challenge


Have a read and let me know 😊

With regards to you calorie range I would always start towards the top,of the range, you can always reduce it later. It's so important to eat enough for many reasons, not least to avoid hunger and increase your chances of long term success 😊


Thanks Anna61, I will have a read of it later.

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Hi Newgirl1970,

I have just joined and having looked at the 12 week challenge I'm going to start at the top end of calories, you can always have less calories next week and then hopefully in a couple of weeks you will be able to find the right amount you need.


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Thanks, up until now I have only been dipping in and out of this forum but need to start and see how I get on.

Thanks for your tips though. Good luck with your own journey


Hi newgirl

Welcome and I hope you hit your target weight without too much difficulty.

I'm following my own calorie controlled plan which is somewhere in between that range of around 1600 calories per day, but it does vary sometimes, up or down from week to week. As others suggest, it's a good idea to start at the top range and work downwards.

Good luck. 🙂

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Thanks for taking the time to respond and sharing what is working for you. It's such a nice group on here all willing to share ideas and offer support


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