Hello all!

Just joined desperate for a weight loss. I have been steadily gaining weight all.year and tried slimming world (which worked for me in the past but didn't this time)..have used other apps but seem.stuck in a rut. I have woken up after going for a curry last night and feel horrible . All my clothes are tight and I feel very sluggish. Also my wine intake has crept up. Just done my BMI and it's 25,4 - 1st 11 to lose to get to the middle of the healthy range. So here goes - haven't really planned but will play it by ear!!

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  • Hello Ali_ali and welcome,

    An administrator will reply to you. In the meantime, you may want to check out the NHS 12 week plan which many people here are following. You can find it on the right hand side if you scroll down on the 'Home' page.

    Good luck!

  • Hello and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum Ali_ali 😊

    You have done just the right thing joining us and tackling you weight and health before it become a bigger issue. It’s a cliche but nothing tastes as good as health feels 😊

    I'd like to invite you to join our Newbie Club, which we hope will be a good place for you to connect with members, who are also just starting out. If you just post a few words to introduce yourself and respond to others there, you'll soon break the ice. Here's the link

    healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

    You'll find all the information you need to navigate the forum in the header and a link to the 12 week plan, so please take the time to read it carefully.

    Wishing you all the best

    Anna

  • Welcome Ali_ali to this forum. As much as possible try and avoid restrictive diets/programmes because immediately you stop following them, you tend to gain weight. as recommended above look and the NHS 12weesk programme and compute your daily calories range and closely start monitoring your calories . Start off at your higher range and reduce slowly as you adapt. Ensure that your meals are healthy and satiating to curb cravings.

    Definitely work on your wine intake, its loaded with calories unless you got the discipline to restrict yourself to add it within your daily calorie range :-)

    All the very best!!

  • Thank you! Yes I've downloaded the app for the NHS Choices 12 week programme - i do tend to be a bit 'all-or-nothing' with diets so I will try a more sensible approach this time!

  • Hi there and welcome. To get rid of the sluggish feeling is try getting out there and exercise in the fresh air. Then try eating 3 healthy meals with small snacks in between. You can do this and pat yourself on the back with every goal/accomplishment you finish. That will give you encouragement to keep going on towards your goal. Best wishes on your journey.

  • Thank you!!! I had quote a good day yesterday but today I can't stop eating!! So I have arranged to walk round to a friends!

    To keep me away from the bread bin.....

  • Hi Ali_ali distracting yourself is a good way to avoid the bread bin!! Have you tried having a glass of water instead sometimes it takes that urge to eat off...... Good luck with everything :)

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