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Hi, I'm Cal, I'm 57, and my weight has been gradually creeping up since menopause started. I've always been quite slim so for me to be 11 stone now, and 90% of that seems to have found its way around my waist, I look rather odd. I work as a courier so a lot of time I am driving, and have noticed drivers tend to put a lot of weight on round their middle, so a diet that helps me to get rid of belly fat would be great. ALL hints tips and tricks gratefully received

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  • Hi and welcome, Cal :)

    Unfortunately, we can't target areas for weight loss, specific exercise will help to tone though :)

    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 Cal, welcome to the forum. I only joined a couple of days ago and find it really supportive. It's tough to Lose weight but we will get there I am sure. This might sound daft but have you thought of buying a hula hoop. It might help to move your tum

  • what a good idea! will it whittle away my waist. ?

  • I am sure it will, and it is fun once you get started x

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