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I'm desperate to loose weight!

I have tried several times a diet or eat healthy food however I find it really difficult to continue after a week.

Does anyone have any tips?

I have tried diet meals but I think they are tricky to make and very expensive as you have to buy spices and food that you just cook only once in a week or 2.

Does anyone have meals easy to cook?

Thank you!


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Hi Susielic

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

For ideas of meals plans take a look at the Daily Diary.

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.

Have a look at the Daily Diary which you can find on the Home page in Events. It is where all the members are sharing their daily plans on what they are eating and any exercise they are doing. This thread will give you some ideas on how to start.

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 today. 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.



the good thing about a calorie controlled diet is that you can eat all.different types of food so long as you count up the calories. Means your not denying yourself your favourite snack or your roast dinner....have you downloaded the 12 wk plan at all from.nhs? also find your calorie range for your specific BMI on the NHS website too....i think there's daily diary on here you could have a look at for some inspiration.


also, once you buy spices herbs etc they will last for months. The best thing i ever done was start buying spices gradually as i used them....

and making your food in bulk is clever too....make double freeze half. I normally do up big batch of tomato sauce, we don't buy dolmio or the likes anymore due to the sugar and salt content. Now i know exactly every ingredient that is in a Bolognese for example. Check BBC good food for recipes, i would get quite a few from there! Good luck 🍀

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Since we are coming into summer - salads can be lovely. Apart from avocados or potatoes, most veg is low-cal so you can really pile it on! Just throw together a selection of the raw veg you like the most. I love shredded red cabbage, raw broccoli florets, grated carrots, spinach, raisins etc. You can use low-cal mayo or (my favourite) a tiny bit of balsamic glaze zig-zagged over the top. You could have cooked chicken or canned fish (in spring water, not oil) for protein.

I also like risotto (OK OK, watch the amount of rice, but I calorie-count it), made with lots of different chopped veg and some veg or chicken stock.

There are prob lots of dishes you can make lower-calorie, for example by steaming some things instead of frying them - I steam onions, mushrooms, fish, chicken.

Eggs are also quite low-calorie as long as you don't fry them.

I try to make sure I am stocked up with veg and fruit rather than calorie-laden snacks. I have just started the 12-week plan mentioned by YellowRose55 , and the other posters have good tips too. I think calorie-counting is the way to go.


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