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Needs big changes!

28year old always been over weight, but things are getting out of hand my health has deteriorated in the last 3 months My BP is uncontrollable at the moment diabetes levels are threw the roof! I have polycystic ovarian syndrome also 😓 need to lose at least 8stone would still be over weight hopefully will improve my health a little, was thinking on doing it bit by bit by setting myself a two stone target at a time see how I go! I have tried every diet under the sun...

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Hi and welcome pamela89 firstly well done on posting secondly please note none of us on here are medically trained and are here to lose weight or maintain our weight :)

Can I suggest you break your targets up to 7lb bits rather than 2 stone as it will give you a sense of achievement and help you to carry on :)

I don't see this as a diet (like many of us on here) we see this more as a healthy life style which enables us to improve our health by eating healthy food and losing weight :)

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.

Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI (can be found in the pinned Newbie post) 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 😊

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 - which is great to get ideas of what other people are eating and I have to confess to nicking some of their menu's :) 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 😊

Wishing you all the best on your weightloss journey :)

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Hi there, I was always overweight and always struggled with diets. I found out on here that I wasn't doing things right and this was my problem, many others do this as well but we never tend to get informed of this by gps or diet companies. I never ate enough calories and by doing this my body thought I was starving it and turns what I did eat into body fat and this weighs more than eating the extra calories does so it stops you from losing weight and sometimes means your putting weight on instead. Check out your weight on the NHS bmi calculator and this gives you amounts to eat between to be able to lose weight. If I was you I would go by the higher amount as this gives you room to play around with. The amounts it gives are much higher than you would expect to lose weight. This will also tell you if this has maybe been your problem from the start. Hope it hasn't but do check this. Good luck with your journey.

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