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Lose weight and keep it off

Hi I have just joined I am 54 and have decided I now have to find a way to lose weight and keep it off. 3 years ago I lost 5 stone in 6 months, but the weight is creeping back on and I’m finding it so hard to lose weight now, it just won’t budge, it is like my metabolism is stuck on economy. I need help so here I am. Can anyone help?

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Good morning Slenderme1 and welcome :)

I'm assuming you lost all that weight by dieting and, as most of us know, dieting is by its nature a short term fix. If you'd like a long term, even permanent, change, I suggest you have a good read of these posts

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

To help you find your way around, we've put all the information you need in a Newbie Pack. Please take time to read it so you can get the best out of the forum healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

We also ask that you read this information about internet privacy and security healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

I see you have not locked your post. This means that it, and any replies, can be shared around the Internet by Twitter, Facebook etc (see the logos below your post); for this reason, some members are unwilling to reply to unlocked posts.

Wishing you all the best and I hope you become an active member of the forum 😊

By the way, it would be interesting to know how you found your way to this forum

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Hi I was looking for a new way to lose weight on google and found the NHS link so Here I am. Thanks

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Thanks. You would be very welcome to join today's weigh in. The weigh ins are about supporting each other so please do give a few words of encouragement to other people posting there. Here's the link to today's healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... Add your start weigh and anything you want to say about your plans and goals in the box at the end - 'Reply to anigoni'

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Hello! I’m roughly the same age as you and determined not to undo all the good work of the past few months. Sounds like you did an AMAZING job losing weight and I reckon that just the fact you’ve come in here means things are going to start working for you again soon. What has worked for you in the past?

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Hi I went swimming once a week did the occasional cycle and ate fruit salads vegetables low fat cheese and fish for 6 months, but I think this crashed my metabolism to the floor as I have put 2 stone back on and all my new clothes are too small or too tight!! But I’m going to sort this out somehow thanks 😊

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Hi, that's just what that first link I've given you explains :)

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I was swimming twice a week but hurt my back (doing something else) so couldn’t go for a while. Trying to get back to it and walking more. Can you get back to your exercise? All the advice from BridgeGirl looks excellent.

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Hi I think swimming gently may help your back, I currently have a painful back following a car accident and that has helped my in deciding to get fitter and slimmer. I have been told Pilates helps to strengthen your core and your back so I am going to give that a go. I think the key has got to be the right diet and plenty of exercise once fit again! I was eating good food but probably not enough of it and not enough exercise. The advice around insulin and carbs is really helpful and I will work with that if I can get the links to open in the phone... struggling at present 😊

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Pilates is AMAZING!

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Good morning and welcome Eleanorba :)

The point of Slender1me's post is that she regained the weight. That's because diets don't work, so what worked for her in the past isn't worth trying again.

I'll give you the same links as I gave her and hope you'll take the time to read and digest them :)

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

And this will help you navigate the forum healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Wishing you all the best and I hope you become an active member of the forum

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Hello, yes, I agree with you absolutely that diets don’t work, especially in the long term. All they have succeeded in doing for me is making me obsessed with food whilst on them. Off to have Sunday lunch with family now and try to make Sensible Choices...

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You might enjoy the low carb high fat approach, then.

Enjoy your lunch :)

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You are totally right about low carb high fat for me. Since moving in with my partner who’s vegetarian I’ve found it harder to keep the weight off: we’re eating pretty healthy but high-carb (pulses, brown rice etc) meals but once I’ve eaten a big plateful I could always eat the same again! Give me a relatively small piece of chicken and I’m full! But ultimately the problem’s cake and wine. Right, I will stop hijacking Slenderme1’s thread now and head off to my mum’s! Good luck everyone!

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Hi, I'm Jacqueline and have just joined. Looking for lots of help myself. Perhaps we could help each other.

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Hi Slederme1, you could be describing me! I’m 58 and my weight has always fluctuated by about 20 pounds. Up to my mid 40’s, with some focus, I could drop a stone in a month. Now, with even greater dedication, I can drop a pound a week! So it’s harder but still doable. For me, I need to really limit bread, (a small slice per day), I tend to reduce or cut out pasta and potato and up the portions of veg. In fact, the more veg I eat the greater the weight loss so I have lots of soup. Hope this helps, 😉

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