Hi I am new here and would be grateful for any tips or advice, since working night shift i am now fourstone over weight and also have high blood pressure which will only reduce once I reduce. Any advice would be great. Thanks
Hi. Welcome and good luck. The administrator will respond soon to guide you through the forum. I have blood pressure issues too. Not on meds yet but I need to lose thirty pounds to get it back on track. I have lost 14 so far Thanks to the advice from the community. I hope you will find it helpful.
Thanks and 14lb lost is great news, I am avoiding Meds at the moment and I know it's up to me but hopefully with help from everyone.
Welcome to the group. I understand how difficult it is when the weight seem to continue to pile on.
Have you tried planning your meals for while your on shift and when you get home. My guess is once you get home you don't fancy preparing something healthy from scratch, maybe you could prepare hour breakfast/dinner before you go onto shift so it's ready for when you get back.
That sounds like a good idea thank you
Welcome to the weight loss froum.
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.
Thank you Rose I will have a look at all you have suggested and hopefully get on track. Thank you Joyce
On my rare occasions on night shifts, I just rearranged my meals, to fit in, as I would have done day time, i.e. Breakfast and lunch.
Planning is key tho
Hi and welcome - as Diana says I also re-arranged my meals to fit in when I was on night shift
Wishing you all the best on your journey and you have come to the right place for support
Have a good read of Rose's post above as give you all the info for getting around the site and calculating your calories etc
Thanks I am looking forward to getting started. Joyce
Welcome to the forum jhope
Thank you I feel I will be supported well and looking forward to it.
You most definitely will All the best x
One thing I would advise you to do is definitely check how many calories you should be having every day on the NHS bmi calculator as I only used to eat around 1000cals and this never used to be enough every day so I was always struggling. I found out on here that if you don't eat enough calories every day to lose weight then your body believes you are starving it and turns what you do eat into body fat and this weighs more than eating the extra calories does so it stops you from losing weight and sometimes puts weight on instead. Please make sure you don't also make this same mistake as it caused me problems for years so I am so pleased I came on here and found this out as I have lost 2st so far. Good luck with your journey.
Thanks for that great advice and I think with the great support from everyone I will never be on my own. Thank you
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