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Homemadepopcorn
Homemadepopcorn2019 October
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Start weight 68.5kg. End of week 1 69.4kg. Went for 3 x 30 min runs and cycled about 1 hour. Haven't been counting calories as lots of our food is home cooked and not easy to measure. Healthy though. Did have cake one day, but hoped that wouldn't make any difference. I was obviously proved wrong! This is harder than I thought...

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The good news is you've arrived at the right place Homemadepopcorn.

You'll be welcome to share support, advice and meal ideas with us weight losers..

The Administration team will make you feel welcome.

Keep coming back.

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morelessAdministrator

Hi and welcome, Homemadepopcorn :)

A lot of us have found that what we thought was healthy eating, turns out not to be not as good as we thought. Have a look at these healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... and phcuk.org/wp-content/upload...

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.

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

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

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Wishing you all the best :)

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PippiRuns
PippiRunsTeam Tuesday Rocks

That’s frustrating. But don’t give up!

Counting calories isn’t that difficult, it just takes a little getting used to. I (and many here) use an app called MyFitnessPal that does all the calculations. Aside from that, you just have to get a kitchen scale.

I also cook most of our meals from scratch and it is not a problem. Only eating out or having someone else cook for you is.

Some of the things you have eaten may contain more calories than you would have thought. I know I was shocked to see how many calories a portion of pasta or rice contains.

Counting calories is a very educational process. Good luck!

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Aussieblues
AussiebluesRestart October 2019

Have to admit I never counted calories just watched portion sizes and kept to minimum anything that wasn’t obviously good ie odd glass wine or low cal treats. Monitored my cheese intake as tended to eat a lot of. Sometimes the weight increase can just be leftover from week before, I’ve gains but overall trend is in just over a year I’ve lost just over 4 1/2 stone. Seems to be settling but it’s been lifestyle food changes that worked for me. It’s finding what works for you, it maybe counting & tracking but it might be portion sizes and food changes, or combination 😉 but it can be done 🎉

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Tiggerr
Tiggerr7kg
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Congrats on your weight loss Aussieblues and also for finding a way of losing weight without cal counting (a nirvana for many :) ).

I'm not sure if you're thinking of becoming a part of this forum but tagging in an administrator moreless just in case :)

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Welcome back, Aussieblues, maybe you'd like to join our Maintainers' Club?

As a reminder, just follow the links that I've given Homemadepopcorn.

Keep up the great work! :)

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Tiggerr

Well done for starting to care about your health and as OW48 has mentioned, you've made a good move by coming here.

If you're going to be counting calories then run the NHS BMI calculator to acquire a calorie range specific to you.

Whilst exercise generally helps our body be healthy, be aware that weight loss is 80-90% food management so if you get that wrong, no sensible amount of exercise is going to help,

PippiRuns has pointed out that counting calories, even for homemade meals will become quite straightforward with a bit of practice.

One piece of cake over a week would not have made any difference in the scheme of things and many people here will include cake or similar in their weekly menus.

Good luck!

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Steve1963
Steve1963Team Tuesday Rocks

Welcome to the group. One thing I do is try and work out how many calories I'm eating when something has been cooked from scratch..if you can not weigh it use portion control with your hands and fingers as a guide .that may help , I do both and sometimes dived the ingredients by 2 or 4 depends on whose eating say 400 gram pack 5% mince steak between 4 people 100 gram each get cal from online calculator . Loads of apps out there

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S11m
S11mMaintainer

Hi, Homemadepopcorn, welcome.

Many of us here find that what works is a combination of The Low Carbohydrate, High-Fat (LCHF) diet (see the forum here on Health Unlocked) and Not Snacking All Day AKA Intermittent Fasting (IF). See:

healthunlocked.com/fasting-...

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