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I'm new to this community. I have been on a plant based low fat diet trying to bring my cholesterol levels down and to loose weight. I did loose 20 kg but my cholesterol levels just went up and up. I still need to loose 16 kg so I'm looking to eat more of a balanced diet and hopefully add more exercise into my life. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has health problems that prevent them doing high level exercise like Zumba, how do you exercise? Thank you!

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  • I have arthritis in my knees and I find that going a really good power walk for about 40mins every day really helps. Xx

  • Hi,

    I've just joined this community and I too have high cholesterol. I've been doing lots of walking, eating porridge and taking a daily yoghurt with a cholesterol lowering additive. I haven't had my cholesterol levels re checked yet. Best of luck.

  • Yes me too! Porridge with berries and oat milk for breakfast. I've been looking into yourhorts but they all contain cows milk. I'm intolerant to the protein. I'm also eating strawberries and aubergine and Brazil nuts as apparently they too lower cholesterol! Thank you and good luck to you, too!

  • Hi,

    I've got soya yoghurt £1.50 for a big pot. They do little pots as well. I'm sticking to the plain but there are flavoured. I love the oat milk in my tea and coffee but almond milk is on special offer in Tesco at the moment so I've got that.

  • Hi and welcome, Mummu :)

    Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), or in the drop down on the 'Posts' page (it says 'arrange by'). 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.

    We also run a Daily Diary, where we share our meal and exercise plans for the day. It's a great place to get ideas and to keep us focused. The link can also be found in Events.

    Be aware, 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 :)

  • Thank you!

  • Hi and welcome - I exercise by walking and trying to increase the amount and pace

    I am not uoo to going to the gym etc yet, but hoping I will be soon to be able to tone up

    Wishing you all the best on your journey x x

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