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I am nearly 52 and not very fit, overweight, i would like to lose 3 stone before the christmas. I need help with recipes etc.

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Hi, karenron195667, Welcome.

I am on schedule to lose three stone in nine months.

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Hello karenron195667 and welcome to the forum 😊

I think that's a very reasonable timescale.

You will find plenty of recipes here under Topics and there is a Daily Diary where we log our meal plans for the following day: you could have a browse and join in when you're ready.

This Welcome Newbies post explains how the forum works and will help you find your way around healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... Please take your time reading it so you get the best out of your time here.

You'll find a list of all the forum activities on our daily chat thread here healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

A good way to start would be joining today’s weigh in team. You'll get to know a very supportive bunch of people who will appreciate your support, too. Click on this link and read the opening post which will explain all healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

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

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Sorry, I should have given you this link which explains why it becomes harder to lose weight as we grow older. It may suggest a new approach for you healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

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Yes, BridgeGirl - I thought I should get slim before my 70th birthday!

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What I really good link , it makes perfect sense to me and im going to try and bear it in mind in the future, thanks for that , hopefully it will make a difference !

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It's excellent, isn't it? You might like this, too, which links in

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

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Wow thank you , gosh that makes you re think eveything you think you know ?????

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We have been given very misleading information for a long time, I think

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I watched the truth about diet and exercise the other night and I gleemed from that that fat is no longer the enemy ??

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That's right. Fat doesn't make you fat! Great news :)

I'll give you a couple of things to read if you want. They're a bit lengthy but they are readable and you can take your time over them.

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I've heard that Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall is back with a programme on Thursday. He talks sense, too. I'll check it out and do a post about it during the week

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Thanks il watch out for that ! Been recording every diet programme thats been on this year, just need some time to sit down and watch them (more inspiration)

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There was a good interview on Sky News this morning with MP Tom Watson who's lost a huge amount of weight and is a passionate advocate of the low carn high fat approach, followed by Prof Tim Spector who runs the British Gut Project - you can look it up, fascinating work on the importance of health guts to our physical and mental wellbeing.

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Dont have sky so didnt hear that but will google it

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I don't pay for it (don't pay for anything I can avoid), it's Freeview channel 233

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Free sounds good to me ! I didnt know that was there? Talk about informative, you learn loads on here !!

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I'll tell you something else I found out about here. Maybe you know it. FutureLearn. Free online courses lasting four weeks on all sorts of things - arts, sciences, health, languages .....

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Oh no never heard of that either ? Have a lead a sheltered life ? Im 52 and this is the first forum ive ever been on , its class !! Cant get my housework done for reading it , was nearly late for work the other day cos I couldnt put it down lol

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I can do better, I'm 67 and it's the first forum I've ever been on!! :D

Fortunately, I'm retired, apart from a little bit of work, so I can pootle around all day. But I'd better head off to bed. Night night :)

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Ha ha sweet dreams ! I cant put it down

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Hi thank you very much, i will look into this before i do my shopping.

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You're welcome :)

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Hi there, sounds like we are similar ages with a similar goal. I’ve measured myself today ready to start. I haven’t looked a 12 week plan yet. Does it look good?

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How do.you do the ,12 week plan

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Hi Karen, go back to the newbie welcome that BridgeGirl gave you and read it thoroughly. You will find a link to the 12 week plan. It is self explanatory when you get there. Please dismiss the 1400/1900 calorie suggestion there, it isn’t suitable for most of us. Check your own personal calorie allowance using the NHS BMI calculator, there is a link to this in the Welcome Newbie pack as well😊

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Thanks everyone xc

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