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Newbie starting 12 week plan tomorrow

Hi. I'm new here though I've tried many different plans to lose weight which have all worked and then I've come off the plan and the weight has gone back on. Starting the NHS 12 week plan tomorrow and hoping it will teach me a food lifestyle change that I can stick with. Any tips or motivating stories gratefully received. Never been on a forum like this before, so apologies if I'm posting on the wrong page.



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Hi Savvylins and welcome

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 😊

Cheering you to success to reach your goals 🎉🎉🎉


Don't start tomorrow, Savvylins , start today! Calculate your BMI using the NHS calculator and work out how many calories you will need. Download a free calorie counting app like MyFitnessPal and start logging what you eat. Even if today you go over your allowance, you can congratulate yourself for having started your journey. Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Tomorrow never comes remember! Best of luck!

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Aw well done.best decision ive ever made.the 12 week plan ia fab.i find planning my breakfast.lunch and evening meal in advance helps me to stop snacking.i keep loads of fruit and low cal jellies in fridge for a sweet treat. Also ice lollies. Every time you lose a pound put a pound in a jar. And i put a fiver for a stone.i use it for new clothes or a treat when ive lost weight. Well done and good luck. Also walking has helping me xxx

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Great ideas Gaynor and thanks for the encouragement xx

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