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Nella762020 February

Hi all , I've just joined here . I seriously need to get healthy and lose weight ( drs orders ). I'm finding it all a struggle though and its really getting me down . I've tried slimming world and was doing ok but it was such a clicky group no one ever spoke to me , plus the consultant was actually really snotty. Any advice , tips or just someone to talk to that knows where I'm coming from ?

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dreamaldives2020 February

Hi Nella. Welcome! You’ve come to the right place. There’s loads of support here. I’ve always stayed away from sw and ww as it’s just not for me either. Think about some small short term goals to get you started. All the best!


Hello and Welcome to the Weight Loss Forum Nelia76 😊

If you haven’t already then please read the Pinned Posts here Please read it carefully so you can find all the information you need to find your way around.

As a peer to peer support group we rely on mutual encouragement, and nothing beats joining in, reading posts and replying to others. We are a very chatty and friendly forum with no cliquey groups or snotty consultants! Our group Weigh-in and the Daily Diary are probably the best places to start.

Best wishes in your weight loss journey

Indigo 😊

Slimming world is a load of old cobblers. All low fat, high sugar but pretending it’s not (unlimited fruit, how ridiculous most fruit is full of sugar). ‘Treating’ yourself to a Syn everyday, giving moral values to food & usually just one Syn triggers a desire to eat a hundred. No one ever keeps weight off on slimming world - which is ideal for their business model because you have to go back.

I am staunchly in favour of low carb high fat because it resets the metabolic hormones that made us eat too much in the first place. explains it. There’s a low carb forum here too.

Not everyone here is quite so fixated on low carb high fat - I just can’t believe how my Hugh Jarse is shrinking & my appetite has reduced. But most people here are in favour of low sugar, whole foods, home cooking, planning your food & generally not stuffing your face. (I am an ex-face stuffer.)

Exercise will help your health - cholesterol, heart disease, mood, appearance of your body as you lose weight. But it won’t make you lose weight - that’s what you put in your mouth.

Familytree674st 7lbs

Hi Nella76 and welcome to the forum where you will find support and encouragement from very friendly people . SW and WW are diets, what you need to follow is a healthy way of eating which is sustainable to keep the weight you will lose off for ever. I followed the nhs 12week plan (find it by googling) that was my start and then I continued counting calories and weighing everything I ate and after just over two years I still write everything down. The bonus of following the nhs 12week plan is it is free .

Joining in one of the weigh in days will help you to put your weight in print and you will get to know those on the same weigh in day as you. I joined about six months after I started to lose weight and have not looked back. I am one of the Monday Mass Movers but all the other weigh ins are just the same with very supportive hosts, admin team and members.

Health wise my blood pressure has gone down, though it did shoot up during my last pre op assessment but the nurse wasn’t bothered. My cholesterol has halved and better than my husbands now who is underweight. Because of health problems in the family I realised I had to do something and have been supported by my GP. I went from size 22 to wearing size 14 clothes much to my daughters delight , she has her eye on my tops and dresses, she can’t borrow my trousers as she is taller than me. I am able to walk further and to walk up hills without looking like I need oxygen .

Whatever you decide to do, it will take you a while to get your head round it all, planning meals is essential so you know what to buy at the shops,

Work on losing about 7 lbs at a time don’t think of the bigger picture . Small goals are easier to achieve.

I wish you all the best on your weight loss journey Sue 🌷🌷🌷

Twenty2go2020 January


Just like Familytree67 I'm using the NHS 12 week plan, though I'm just starting. 7 weeks in and I know I will be doing the 12 week plan a few times. Following the calorie intake guidance helped me realize my sticking points: portions too big, a few too many between meals snacks and just how many calories there are in a glass or two of wine.

I concur that overall by default I have a lower carbohydrate diet and have increased my 'healthy' fats. Whilst being able to eat the meals that I enjoy.

I have a long way to go to get to a healthy weight, but I feel confident that I will get there especially with the support and advice from this group.


Hi, Nella76, 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 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:

Newbies IF FAQ:

The Fasting and Furious Forum, here on Health Unlocked:

Craftyperson1st 7lbs

I've had the snooty leader at SW only had time for members who were loosing. I didn't have much to loose and wasn't sure about SW but a friend wanted to go I think we managed 4 weeks then had had enough of her and I didn't like that on a red day could have a full chicken but veg a syn!!!!!

The best way to go is fresh home made meals from scratch and batch cooking to freeze for when need something fast. Cut out the snacking if you do and take it slowly set small achieveable goals. Good luck

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