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Kick up the Butt

Hi,I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, am getting slower by the day yet still eat chocolate and crisps and doing nothing to remove my excess 7 and a bit stone,I have a collection of diet books from clubs and book shops that would do a library proud and am getting constantly nagged by my kids so why can't I get motivated to lose even some of it. I have bought a diet plate so tomorrow I am going to start using it but I hope I don't feel too hungry,so to get too the point, how have you all done it and lost some wonderful amounts,HELP PLEASE Mandy

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Hi, you can do this. Plan your meals so you can't eat junk. If you need to have junk in the house tell everyone you won't be eating it and put in a a bad / drawer that you don't then touch. You need to train yourself not to eat it - for me I don't touch it at all, other people calorie count some in - which method will work for you? 🤞


Hello and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum mandyflatt 😊

My two pieces of advice for long term sustainability is ditch the diet and embrace eating sensibly 😊 Some knowledge of calories is essential but eating enough to prevent hunger is vital 😊 If you don't believe me see this post by Stevo5585


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Hi and welcome,

As you have diabetes you may need to check with your doctor first, but I'm sure losing weight sensibly wouldn't be a problem.

Check out the nhs bmi calculator it will give you the right calories for you, make small changes they are more achievable, an apple instead of biscuits, rice cakes instead of crisps. Walk more don't take the car, get off the bus early, use the stairs.

The people on this forum are supportive, friendly, helpful and are great for motivation, keeping active on here really does make a difference, join in the challenges, ask any questions you may have (none are to silly) but most importantly enjoy what you're doing, you can achieve anything if you are having fun

Good luck

Kat xx


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