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Hi all, I stumbled upon this forum whilst looking up my BMI on the nhs site. I am in the midst of loosing weight, currently 16kgs down since June, but I have been using a phone app to count my Kcals. I am currently sticking to or below 1650 kcals per day with an aim to eat more protein than carbs but Im not very successful at that :D

Is it ok to use these forums without following the 12 step diet? Its probably similar given everyones talking about kcals but my computer is on go slow atm so I haven't been able to read through it.

guess I am just looking for some encouragement and somewhere to share my yayyy and my booo moments.


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Good afternoon you are fine to be connected to this site without doing the 12 step diet. Anyone is able to join here and you will find everyone very friendly and helpful as we are all doing the same thing, losing weight. A member of the administrators will contact you shortly with full details of moving around the site. Hope all goes well for you and good luck with your journey.


Hello lollies and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum

Very well done on your weight loss so far, you are doing really well! 😊

Here are a few suggestions on how to get the most out of the forum. Please note if you are using the new HU App many of these features are not available so I suggest you use the full website version.

The first place to look is at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread first and 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 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. 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

The forum also have group weigh-ins every day, as well as a new Daily Diary, if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page. And if you just want to chat, to say hello or share any news or struggles then look out for What's Happening Today thread.

You'll notice a grey box next to people's names, these are achievement badges, and as a new member you have a 'Newbie' badge. 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. If you have any questions please just ask

Best wishes


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