I need a boost (not the Cadbury variety!)

Hello world of fellow dieters, new to this sort of thing but thought I'd give it a go! 😬 I'm a 52 year old female going through the menopause trying to lose a bit of weight. Not a great combination I know but there is nothing that gives me more pleasure in life than reading dietary success stories and my aim is to write my own success story! 😁 But the fact that when it comes to food I have the control of a fox in a chicken coop it's about 2 stone away! Any help, tips, advice greatly appreciated!

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  • Hi Joblott44

    Welcome to the weight loss forum.

    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.

    Rose

  • Hi... I am similar age but have been forced into menopause by ovarian cancer .... all clear now ... just starting in my own weight loss journey and it's going very slowly I'm determined to win the war but the battle is tough ... with the great support on this site it's keeping me going ... good luck on your journey πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻

  • Hello and welcome Joblott44 😊

    Have a read of the suggestions Rose made and please ask if you have any questions. Hormones have a lot to answer for don't they? But it can be done, it's just a little more difficult

    Best wishes

    Anna

  • Hi joblott44

    Just finished the 12 weeks and Lost 3 stone. Diet and Exercise. And then you can have Little treats .But not everyday. I can do it, So can You too. Good Luck

    Phil62

  • I went into meno in my late thirties about 4 years ago, body took on a shape of its own especially around my tummy. Now I'm eating healthy except for a treat of a night at the weekend which is always Cadbury😊Good luck to you

  • Wow...Thankyou everyone for your support, looks like I made the right choice in joining you guys. Here's to the journey ahead! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸπŸŒπŸ₯•πŸ₯’πŸ’ͺπŸ™πŸ˜€...πŸ₯žπŸ”πŸŸπŸŽ‚πŸ«πŸ¦πŸ‘ŽπŸ™€

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