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Motivation needed

I am new to this group and looking for all the motivation I can to help get me started to lose weight. I am always exhausted and have aches and pains in my legs mostly. It really is the time to start losing the pounds. I was researching the best ways to lose weight and NHS weight Loss popped up, its so confusing with all the diets out there, points, calories, free foods ect... I am a binge eater and eat chocolate every day and also terrible at meal planning, hoping for some useful easy tips to get started.

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Hi and welcome, M_moo :)

Motivation has to come from within and I'm guessing your tiredness and aches and pains will be what drives you on. We can be here for support and encouragement.

This may give you some insights into binge eating and these may give you a way forward and

Follow this link to our chat thread and a list of all the activities we run. We've found active participation to be key to success, especially with our weigh-ins and Daily Diary.

To make navigating the forum easier, we've put all the information you'll need in a newbie pack and here's the link

Please take the time to read it carefully, so that you're able to enjoy everything that we have on offer.

We ask that you also read this important information about internet privacy and security.

Wishing you all the best :)


Thank you for the information moreless, I will be sure to have a look at the links. :-)


You're welcome, just ask if you're experiencing any difficulties :)


Welcome aboard. This is a very friendly and supportive forum.

I know it can be confusing with the many ‘truths’ out there about how to lose weight. I believe you have to find out what works for you, otherwise it won’t be sustainable anyway. Listen to people, but be critical and make choices that feel good for you.

I think the NHS 12 week plan is a great place to start your weight loss journey. Very educational. It helped me lose 14 kg and stay there for about a year. Then I got injured and hit menopause, and gained it all back because I stopped watching what went into my mouth.

I’m combining the guidelines in the 12 week plan with a lower carb approach. I don’t think it qualifies as LCHF because I don’t restrict carbs as much as many here, but I select carefully where I want my calories to come from, because fat, protein and complex carbs make me feel better and full for longer than if I fill up on simple cabs.

Good luck with finding out what’s right for you.


Hi, did you manage to get onto today's weigh in? Here's the link for tomorrows which is open now if you'd like to weigh in? :-) x


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