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Advice please

Hi im 29 currently on strong anti- depressant been on this one for about 6months .

In that 6 months i have gone from a size 10 to a size 16-18 tried everytging to shift it. Its currently my belly i look like im 6 months pregnant amd i have tried exercise (walking and exercise bike) dieting, slimming pills and im a carer so running up and 5 flights of stairs and still nothing is working any body got any ideas.

Thanks x

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Morning samr87

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

I know some of the anti-depressant medications can make you gain weight, have you spoke to your GP to see if they can change the ones your taking?

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 there have you checked the NHS bmi calculator for how many calories you should be eating and are you eating the right amount of calories to lose weight because if you don't eat this amount and eat any less than it says to eat for losing weight your body thinks that you are starving it and turns what you eat into body fat instead. This weighs more than the extra calories does so stops you from losing weight and you can also put weight on at times. Please don't make this mistake as I did when I first joined here and good luck with your journey.


I am guessing given your busy life, that although the anti-depressants may have increased your appetite, you may also often be grabbing food that is quick and easy, eg, sandwiches?

If you are particularly bothered by weight around your midriff, you'd find that cutting the carb heavy foods (eg, bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, grains, products containing flour such as cereal/cakes/biscuits) can quickly make a huge difference. I have found these food stuff make a massive difference to my weight.

It is worth working out how many calories you need to consume and then try and get an indication of how many you are actually consuming.

Making changes to your diet (quantities, calorie values, etc) can make a significant difference and make you aware why you're not moving the weight as quickly as you'd like.

By the way, hats off to any one who works as a carer. You are underpaid and undervalued and yet you do such a marvellous job ensuring that those who need it are well cared for and safe.

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I will try that thank you x


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