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Hey everyone, I'm Adam and I'm determined to lose some weight. The support the NHS has put out there seems really great, just got to keep on it now. I'm hoping this community will help, I've tried before and even lost some weight but never managed to stay healthy (I do enjoy my food).

I am a member of my local gym though I haven't been going as I should.

My BMI is 35.1 and I need to lose around 40kg.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :) I hope I can help out in some ways too.

Let's do this!

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Hi and welcome, Adam :)

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 NHS 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.

To the right of the HOME page (bottom on a mobile), you'll find Events. In there, you'll find links to our daily Weigh-in's (you will choose just one day per week), our Daily Diary, where we post our menu and exercise plans, for accountability, advice and support and our “What's happening today” thread, where we pop in for a chat.

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 :)

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You can do it 😊

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Hello and welcome dynamiteaddy 😊

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HI I didn't have that much to loose but I have found the NHS 12 week plan really good but other people are using different diets/regimes to loose weight sucessfully. From what I have read from people who have had a lot to loose they recommended to newbies to focus on mini goals rather than focus on the total ammount. Usually 7lbs or 3kg every 1-2 months (based on weight loss of 1-2lbs per week) and give yourself a non-food reward for reaching the target. It will take a while over a year but you will reach your target- giving you time to save up to buy new clothes!


Thanks everyone, downloaded an app to help me log my calories and I've got the NHS choices plan printed out, just gonna go through it this week and hopefully make a proper start this week.

The last couple of days have been eye opening in terms of my consumption and I need to pull back on the random snacks that seem minuscule lol


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