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Starting over.....again!!!

I am at the beginning all over again. Anyway, my pitfalls are absolutely snacking. If I can master that, it would help me so much. Looking for low /zero fat/sugars etc because I am not setting myself up to fail again. I know having 3 meals a day and it is not helpful if I am getting told to do that. If I can change what I snack on....that is what is going to help. I am not in a good place but I want to try again.

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Hi ollio

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

I have 2 snacks everyday and have still managed to lose just over 5st so you don't have to cut out your snacks just change them for healthier ones. Have a look at the Daily Diary to see what other members are eating. Why not come along and join in with today's weigh in!

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 ollio - I too am fond of my snacks - here's what works for me:

1. calorie-counting - I work snacks into my daily eating plan so I don't feel hard-done-by. That means I'm in control.

2. I concentrate on healthier snacks - basically fruit and veg. Carb/ sugar/ fat snacks - while delicious - are not really worth the calories (although I do have the occasional doughnut or bag of crisps, provided I account for the calories - I plan it into my day). Up to you to identify the kinds of lower-calorie snacks you like, but today I have had some carrot sticks at 35 cals, a banana at 100 cals and 200g of cherries at 125 cals. Pickled onions are good for a flavour hit without too many cals. Ice poles.

3. I watch out for the pitfalls in the info on packs - quite a lot of confectionery lists calories per half pack (grr!)

4. Ideally I wouldn't buy any unhealthy snacks - if they're not in the cupboard, I can't eat them - but back in the real world I share my home with 3 slim, active men and so I just have to avoid the biscuit tin! On the plus side, if anyone gives me chocolate as a gift, I make it over as a "communal" supply and it soon disappears...

5. If all else fails (ie it's the evening, I've eaten all my calories for the day and I can feel a snack-attack coming on), I have a pint of water with a squeeze of lime juice or some strongly-flavoured herbal tea.

6. I've read elsewhere on the site other people's tips, and a good one is to "bag up" your favourite snack - such as nuts and raisins - into calorie-counted portions so you don't just keep dipping your hand into the jar, you just have one portion a day.

Hope you find something helpful in that little lot. All the best on your weight-loss journey.

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Hi ollio,

The others have given you some idea on how to deal with snacks and what type of snacks. All I can add is to make sure you drink lots of fluid, preferably water. Following that technique has prevented a lot of munchie attacks and help knock back ones that have already started.

Good luck!

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If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again! As you know your weaknesses you can perhaps prepare for those moments of weakness. You've taken the first step by starting over, well done and good luck to you.

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