Easter is Over - Time to lose weight and become health

Sounds silly but after watching an episode of The Simpsons where Marge was concerned about the amount of sugar the town had in their diet, I got thinking about my eating habits. After looking at the amount of fat and sugar in the foods that I have on a regular basis, I realized how unhealthy I am. Now that Easter is over, I'm starting the 12 week diet plan. It's going to be hard but I am going to do it because I want to be healthier!

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  • Hello dabird1202 and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum 😊

    Here are a few suggestions on how to get the most out of the forum. Please note if you are using the new HU App many of these features are not available so I suggest you use the full website version.

    The first place to look is at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread first and 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 ☺

    Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. This was a major turning point for me, realising I could eat anything I wanted as long as the calories are accounted for ☺

    Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate ☺

    The forum also have group weigh-ins every day if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page ☺

    You'll notice a grey box next to people's names, these are achievement badges, and as a new member you may have a 'Newbie' badge. If you have any questions or would like a Newbie badge please just ask ☺

    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 ☺

    Best wishes

    Anna

  • Welcome dabird1202.

    Well done on coming here and posting and in my personal opinion, well done on choosing the NHS 12 week plan... it's certainly working for me.

    You've got a point that it may be hard but the beauty of the NHS plan is that you don't have to remove the types of food and drink that you consume, instead reducing the portion sizes. By not removing things we like from our life it makes the whole process more manageable.

    If you do find it hard at any point, don't forget to post here, as there will plenty of people to support you.

    Good luck!

  • Hi and welcome

    There's an app change4life sugar swaps for your phone which allows you to scan food barcodes as you shop it tells you how much sugar is in a product, I found this quite helpful, it's is actually quite shocking how much hidden sugar is in our food

    I also use my fitness pal to keep track of calories and exercise (my fun time)

    Good luck

    Kat xx

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