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Hello,I'm Tullia,new here

I have to lose3stone in order to stay healthy.

I am hopeless with diets,too easily tempted.Am trying to keep to a mixture of Michael Moseley's 800cal low carb diet with sensible eating when it gets tough.

Would love to hear any tips to keep me going

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Hi I'm Jackey this is day 1 I have 2stone to lose to stay healthy good luck


Hello Tullia and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum 😀

I don't know anything about Michael Mosleys 800 calorie plan but that is much lower than current NHS Guidelines so I cannot advise it as a safe way to lose weight.

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Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. This was a major turning point for me, realising I could eat anything I wanted as long as the calories are accounted for

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Best wishes



Thankyou.Peraps the NHS guidelines will be easier to follow.I shall look carefully at them today



I am on day 5 and need to lose more than you,but need lots of motivation otherwise Iknow I will fail.

Good luck to us both


When I first joined I wasn't eating enough calories as advised by the NHS bmi calculator and this was the reason I wasn't losing weight. Your body believes you are starving it and turns what you do eat into body fat instead and this weighs more than eating the extra calories does. This stops you from losing weight and sometimes means that you put weight on. Do make sure you check the calculator to see how many calories you should eat between to be able to lose weight. If you don't eat somewhere in between this amount you won't lose weight either. Now I am eating enough and am losing weight and now lost 2st and most of my body fat has gone and I am firmer than before. Good luck with your journey.



Thankyou so much for your help.

I am now trying to stick to 1400 calories per day,and walking more,so am hoping to be able to post better news soon.It is difficult to change habits of a lifetime but needs must!

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I Hello,Tulliahere.

Have just bought some very accurate scales.To my horror I am now 1lb6 oz more than when I started.Yesterday with my old scales I had lost 1lb.Very depressed today.


Is that discrepancy between old scale weight and new scale weight? If so, ignore it. It's only the number relative to previous on the same set of scales that counts. Different sets can vary wildly.


Thankyou.The new scales are very accurate,whereas the old ones,I think,were not terribly reliable.So I shall have to accept the result and move on!


But it is all relative to where you first started. You will still have lost the same amount regardless


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