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Hi I'm Roxanne 48 and looking for help advice and friendship I have had 2 Strokes last year and had a brain haematoma and have never had any answer's and suffer terrible headaches x I can't swallow end up choking sometimes so only eat either 2 protein bars at 195 Cal's each or 1 protein bars and a protein world slender shake at 171 Cal's and have 1 coffee and plenty of sugar calorie free flavoured water but have not list any weight it's affecting both my knees now and I'm losing hope

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Hi Hidden

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

Sorry to hear about your health problem and I hope you are recovering form your stokes.

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. Take your measurements at the start together with a photo so you can see the changes on the days the scales don't move.

Below the Pinned posts are the Topics where members share a range of weight related subjects.

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.

We have daily weigh in's 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.

You may notice that members have a grey box next to their name, these are achievement badges. All new members have a "newbie" badge to begin with.

Please note if you are using the new HU app it does not have all the forums features on it, so we suggest you use the full website version.

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.



Hi @babybailey68 shame you have had many problems lately so do feel for you there. I don't know if you are even eating enough calories in a day so you should check out how many you should be having on the NHS bmi calculator as advised by YellowRose55 because this site gives us personal amounts we can eat between but if I was you I would start at the higher amount and lower the amount gradually until you find the right amount for you until you manage to lose weight because your amounts do drop as you lose weight and it could get too difficult for you if you start too low to start with. If you start right at the bottom you won't even be able to have anywhere that you can drop any further with either. This is because if you don't eat enough calories to be able to lose weight as advised your body thinks that 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. I made this mistake for years before I joined here and always struggled with losing weight because I never knew about this problem. Good luck with your journey.


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