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Asil_me2019 December

Hiya I need help I'm going to give the app a go. I'm severally overweight and type 2 diabetic. I can't go on the way I am. I lost 1.9st by following slimming world but put most of it back on. So going to give another diet a go.

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LythamSuper Host 3st 7lbs

Hello and welcome, this may be of interest to you?

Asil_me2019 December in reply to Lytham

Thanks I have just downloaded the app

LythamSuper Host 3st 7lbs in reply to Asil_me

Good luck on your weight loss journey, hope to see you around ! :-) x

BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Asil_me

If you're referring to the HU app, it doesn't give access to some of the key areas of the forum so we advise getting rid of it and using the website, whatever device you have

Hi Asil_me,

Please check out the website for the DRWF free leaflets and also show them to your Endocrinologist at your next appointment. Go to:

You can also join the DRWF group also on the HU site. Go to:

I hope this helps.😀👍

lea57-49r1st 7lbs

Welcome and good luck on your weight loss journey. This is a really good forum and coming on here every day would really help you. There is a lot of good information here along with a lot of encouragement. Best wishes.


Sounds like you're ready to change lifestyle ... many people (inc me) have succeeded by seriously cutting down on carbohydrates .... if you're interested this link is to various posts about this - from "theory" through to personal experiences ..

Good luck however you choose to proceed! :)

Diane21st 7lbs

Welcome to the Weight Loss site Asil! You should have been sent a Welcome post when you registered on the Forum but as this seems to be your 1st post on Weight Loss side you may not have had a message about how this bit works so I've put a guide link here which gives you lots of advice and links to useful information on how to get the most out of this site.

If weight loss is an interest, we recommend joining a Weekly Weigh In on the day of your choice, and using the Daily Diary, where members log their meal plans and get useful feedback. A key feature of the Forum is the support between members which you will experience as you join in.

Please also read this information about security/privacy as your post is unlocked.

You will see you have been awarded a date badge to mark your joining us on the Weight Loss site. Different badges(e.g. to note weight loss stages and other events) are added to active members who participate on the Weigh In days. You will see these as you explore the site.

In short our advice is,to make the most of the forum,please join in with activities, read and reply to posts, ask questions and encourage others – it will benefit you and support your progress, all best ! 😊


Try to think in terms of changing your lifestyle rather than "going on another diet". I'd hate to be diabetic these days because the mainstream advice is frankly appalling. It's not particularly difficult to put T2D into remission, but nobody wants to know. If I were being cynical, I might suggest there was too much money to be made from keeping diabetics alive but chronically ill.

Read up on Dr David Unwin's work. He's the NHS doctor who's trying to get the NHS to sort themselves out. He's doing pretty well considering, and his advice is really very simple: avoid diets and low-fat food substitutes and eat proper meals instead. It works. There's a bit more to it than that, but if you follow cheritorrox 's link to the LCHF group someone will walk you through it. It's not difficult or unpleasant.

Best place to be some amazing people on here worked for me was on 96 units of insulin October 18 since then lost 7st and been off insulin since November just taking the tablets. Started walking weather permitting cut out takeaways just eating healthy stuff. Good luck with your weight journey sort that out and it will help your diabetes. It also helps having a very understanding diabetic nurse I can't thank her enough. Paul

Lzlycraft2019 October

Well as I have learned the only magical diet fairy around is me!! I have half heartedly been following the Low carb diet since November but am starting in earnest in January, because it works. I lost 4 lbs at a time I would usually put that on...... And take most of the year to get it off!! Do what works for you.

Hi, Asil_me, welcome.

If you "slim smart" weight loss is not so hard! It is not all about motivation and masochism.

Some of us here find that what works for weight loss and diabetes, 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:


In addition to all the good advice youhave had already, may I suggest you look up Robert H Lustig on youtube. Good clear explanation of body weight balance.

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