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first day of 12 week challenge!

Hi, I have been exercising regular for atleast a month but found that I have began to eat too much to lost the weight that I feel I need to (about half a stone) so I have decided that counting my calories with this 12 week plan maybe a great idea! I have planned all my meals today and if I dont do snacking should be at 1400 calories. I can see now by writing it down that I was eating far more than I had realised! Good luck everyone!

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Good luck misspink. Usually, when we discover the problem as you have, the pounds seem to drop away. If I do too much biking or walking it makes me feel hungry, so by getting a fine balance I can stop myself reaching for snacks.

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Thank you, Im trying to ignore my rumbling tummy and push through without eating unhealthy snacks. Wish the house wasnt full of Easter eggs!!


Sometimes it's hard to tell if we are actually hungry or if it's just appetite 😕 There is no need to be hungry. You can fill up on lower calorie fruit and vegetables, or even a hot drink can help 😊

Good luck!

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Hi and welcome, misspink :)

Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread, then 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.

Take a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. 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.

We run daily weigh-in's and you'd be very welcome to join us. The threads can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the home page, bottom on a mobile.

Be advised, that the HU app doesn't give you access to all of our important features, so we advise that you use the full website page.

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.

It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)


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