Nin I'm 75with heart failier waiting for open heart surgery in Morriston hospital but need to loose weight and sustain it

I'm user name Nin awaiting open heart surgery and need to loose weight,I went on rapid weightloss diets that work before surgery as they'r very low calorie intake but soon put it back on.So I am trying this site to see if I can have a sustainable weightloss programme to help me for weightloss

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  • Hi and welcome, Nin :)

    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 :)

  • 75Nin I lost two stones over Christmas due to an acute illness. I have lost little more in the last 4 months but I have not put any of the lost weight back on. I had to make that my most important goal. Although I have lost only a couple of lbs since then I have gone down a size in trousers, bra and my watch strap is 2 holes tighter.

    What am I getting at - the number on the scales isn't everything and you must eat healthily and sensible in order to be healthy. Very low calorie (or starvation in my case) don't do the business. Your body needs good food to function. Dion't eat low calorie anything, all these products are stuffed full of sugar. Eat natural foods and cook from ingredients not packets. Try to ditch any form of sugar.

    Come on here regularly and join in the conversations, there is no better way to find out what others are doing.

    Make food your friend not your enemy.

    Good luck and take care.

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