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Hello I am new to this site I have been looking around a lot over the last few days I have tried so many times to loose weight on all sorts of diets I ideally need to loose 7 stone according to NHS calculator I am struggling as I have a fragmented feeling with food I can go from one extreme where I love it, to the other where on a daily basis I may eat one meal a day, due to work my working hours I struggle with myself as I'm at work by 7am and not home till late so feel so tired to do any additional exercise I am on my feet all day so the sofa has become my best friend. I am feeling a lot more down about my weight recently just need some help and came across this site

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  • Hi Lozx

    Welcome to the weight loss forum.

    There is lots of support and encouragement here so you have come to the right place.

    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.

    Rose

  • Thankyou x

  • Sounds a bit like me. Some days I'd have only one meal, then the next, I'd spend all day gorging on anything that was edible, lol.

    Since starting a diet, I've set up an eating rountine for myself. I have to have 3 meals a day, and these three meals (and the occasional snack) have to add up to what's suggested to me on the BMI calculator.

    Having a slight eating routine will ultimately help you. At times it won't be perfect, but that's okay. Do you have any lunch breaks? Like you, I don't like eating when I'm at work (well, college), but I've had to force myself outside of my comfort zone.

    Also, your meals don't necesserily have to fit into the conventional 'breakfast before 10am, lunch at 12-1pm, and dinner in the evening' prototype. You can aim for that, but it's not the only way it can be done.

    For an example, I wake up at around 11am, so that means I usually have my breakfast at around 12pm, then lunch at 3-4pm, and dinner at 6-7:30pm. It's not ideal, and I'm working on it, but it's what's best for my schedule (and sleeping habits, haha) at the moment.

    Not consuming enough calories, like eating once a day, will possibly hinder weight loss.

    If your work is already physically demanding, then I don't think you have to worry about exercise too much yet. I'd personally work on the diet first, then start organising exercise that'll best fit your schedule.

    The 12 week plan is also helpful. I like it most for tracking my weight, calorie consumption, and exercise. It also has some neat information that you can follow (that I fail to follow... ;) ). You can download it onto your computer, I think, but I personally have it on my mobile phone.

  • Hi didizia thankyou for your reply I think that is my first hurdle like you say to eat 3 meals a day and drink water. I do get lunch breaks but my lunch break is at 10.45 due to working in the catering industry we have early lunch breaks so generally I just have a coffee. I find eating breakfast a struggle as can't stomach food first thing and generally at work by 7am something I need to work on as keep reading it's the key to kick start ur metabolism x

  • That's exactly my problem! When I do wake up early, I still avoid an early breakfast, because it feels heavy in my stomach. Very uncomfortable. It's not so bad now, but when I was younger, it was worse. Then the habit of skipping breakfast kind of persisted.

    Good luck! I'm sure you'll find a way around it.

  • Hello Lozx

    I hope you get a new way of moving forwards... I joined the forum in January and have been encouraged by the replies and comments I've read on different ones posts...

    Wishing you great success and support through the ups and downs...

    Be loyal to you and your goals..

    🔐 We all hold the key to unlock what we are really capable of.. Just believe it, work at it and enjoy the progress.

    Cheering you on 🎉🎉🎉

  • Thankyou x

  • You are welcome, try to be as involved as you can in the different challenges and posts.. the more your involved on the forum the more encouraged you will be to reach your mini goals to reach your ultimate one!!

  • Whenever I always dieted before I never seemed to lose weight and when I joined I was advised to eat enough calories as advised by the bmi calculator to lose weight, your body think you are starving it and turns what you do eat into body fat instead and this weighs more than eating the extra calories does so you sometimes put weight on or just never lose it because you do get more fatty. Once I upped my calories I started getting firmer and losing weight and have now lost 2st. Please don't make this same mistake. Good luck with your journey.

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