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Hi my name is Diane.

I have lost over 1st 10lb with slimming world but found it really hard. I have put a little bit back on. I have a vey sweet tooth. I eat a lot of fruit but someone said i am eating to much becsuse of the natural sugar.

I have had a look at some of the comments on here and it looks like a great community and hope to get lots of advice abd motivation. Thanks for letting me join xx☺☺

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  • Hi and welcome, Diane :)

    It is true that fruit contains a lot of natural sugar, so a couple of pieces a day, should be enough. You can get the macronutrients they supply, from other sources, like a rainbow selection of vegetables :)

    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 a weigh-in every day of the week and you'd be very welcome to join one of them. 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 :)

  • Hi thanks for your help. Can you recommend so good scales i have weight watchers and they never weigh me the same if i stand on them a couple of times thanks x

  • My scales are Weight Watchers digital scales and have always worked perfectly.

    Have you got them on a firm, level surface? It's no good using them on carpet and sometimes it's even necessary to get a board to stand them on, if you have springy floorboards. Always make sure they stay in the same place, once you've found where they work best.

    Other than this, try changing the battery and if all else fails, I'm afraid you may need a new set.

    Don't forget to weigh yourself at the same time, naked, before food and drink and after going to the loo! :D

    Good luck! :)

  • Hi Diane

    Welcome to a great site, with endless support and ideas.

    You are right about the sugar in the fruit, as my daughter was told by the dentist that it was damaging her very healthy teeth.

    The main difference between this and the diet you were following before, is portion control really counts. If you added up the calories on a huge plate of fruit you would be surprised how many you were eating.

    Look forward to following your journey with us all here..good luck :)

  • Hi Diane57 welcome to the forum, I am sure the days ahead will give you lots of encouragement and helpful ideas..

    Take a lookie at the daily diary for some menu ideas.. join in with your menu!!

    Cheering you on πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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