Hi All just joined the forum

Hi All

Just joined. Looking to get into the NHS BMI zone first of all. Started out at 14st 7. Need to get to at least 12st 13. Still a stone to lose yet!

Started the diet start about mid July. Kept to 1200 calories a day. I've lost about 7 pounds. All good so far. I haven't really exercised much at all!

However, last 2 weeks suddenly hit a brick wall losing weight. I haven't altered my diet. Can't get vastly below the 14st mark.

I know I may have to up or even start some decent excercise. Though is it possible the body adapt to a new calorie intake to maintain weight? I can't really lower the intake any more.

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Hi nesty and welcome to the forum. You have done very well with your weight loss and I can understand your frustration at hitting the brick wall.

I would like to invite you to join our September Newbie club and encourage you to chat to others on the forum, including fellow newbies. The more you use the forum the more you are likely to get out of it.

Follow this link for lots of useful information about the forum: healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... It is well worth taking your time and reading everything.

It just remains for me to wish you luck on your journey.

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The amount you are eating doesn't sound like it is enough. I am only 5ft and had to eat more than this amount when I joined by looking at the NHS bmi calculator for the amounts to eat. Please check these amounts through this as the other sites seem to just give average amounts only where the bmi site gives personal amounts for each person. This was when I started losing weight. Good luck with your journey.

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HI many thanks for the reply. I am now aiming for around 1400/1500 (not that I'm complaining), as 1400-1500 seems easier to manage then 1200!

I think I do need to up the exercise levels I think. I'm going to the Peak District in 3 weeks time and if I can't lose some there. I'll never will!

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