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Newbie Help! x

Hi, Im new to this, I lose weight very quickly but the problem is, i put it straight back on...

I used to be a happy size 8-10 and weighed about 8st 5 years ago, but since going on the contraceptive implant 4 years ago i am now a size 12-14 and weigh around 11st, I really want to lose 2 stone to build my confidence back up! I am pear shaped so my legs and bum take all the weight but my belly isnt big!

Have you got any tips for this? I dont eat breakfast at the moment but planning to have a scrambled egg each morning... What do you all find easy and best to lose weight?

Thanks :) xxx

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Hi and welcome Shannon :)

Have you considered an alternative form of contraception? It may be that you could save yourself a lot of hard work, by trying that first :)

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 Shannon95xx

If your diet and lifestyle hasn't changed then it may be your choice of contraceptive. Worth talking to your practice nurse and looking at options.

Alternatively keep a food diary and share it with us. There's always plenty of advice here . Good luck :)


i just constantly want chocolate and i give in too much, i have stopped but the last year i've yo-yo from 9st to 11st

Thank you :)

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It is quite possible that you have an addiction to sugar. This is as real as if you were addicted to nicotine or alcohol. Have a look at the sugar challenge post - you should find it under pinned posts.


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