Weight Loss NHS
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giving this a try

im 53 with limited mobility and im in a wheelchair and have tried losing weight for 2 yrs. i made basic changes, swapped sugar for sweetners, smaller plates etc. i gradually lost 1 st 2 lbs over 2 yrs. then 3 months ago i started on beta blockers and now the weight is creeping back on despite still eating the same as i did before. im getting quite dejected as i cant exercise to assist with weight loss. has anyone any suggestions.

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Hi shellbell26

Welcome to the weigh loss forum.

Sorry to hear you are feeling a quite dejected because your not losing weight. We are a friendly bunch and are here to help support you.

If you download the NHS 12 week plan it includes a blank diet sheet for each week. Also have a look at the Daily Diary post for ideas with your meals.

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.



Hi! I'm also a wheelchair user. It can be harder for us to lose weight because we often don't get as much exercise. Last year, I decided I needed to be more active. I slowly increased the amount that I propel myself and I extended my physio exercises to include some strength-building exercises. It was hard work but well worth it.

Do you get any exercise at the moment? Is your wheelchair manual or electric?

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i have an electric wheelchair as i cannot use my left arm and left leg. on recommendation of physio we bought an electric powered bike peddle contraption that moves my legs for me.

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It can seem impossible to lose weight but it's calories that matter more than exercise. Have a look st the info Rose has given you and please ask if you have any questions 😊


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