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Feeling not great .

Indigorouge
Indigorouge2020 May

These past few days I have felt big and uncomfortable. I have never felt like this before but basically I'm just getting bigger and bigger. I am 5 ft 2 and my health weight was always 52 kg . Now I am getting to 60 kg and I just can't stop eating . ,! My food has become do unhealthy . I haven't always been like this five years ago I was 7 stone 8 . Then slowly I gave just gone wild with Pringles and crisps chocolates cakes and Virtually everything ! I hope this works ! But as a vegetarian I have no clue what I should eat to lose weight all I eat is potatoes......

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lucigret
lucigretAdministrator

Hello and welcome Indigorouge

Do you have any idea why you changed your way of eating? I am not surprised you feel uncomfortable, you are eating a lot of carbs there and they are notorious for making us feel 'big and uncomfortable'. The good news is if you ditch them again, you will feel a lot better :)

Take a look at this

There is no reason why you can't have a varied, tasty and interesting diet as a vegetarian, although it shouldn't be based around potatoes. As you will see from the link above, potatoes, when digested, turn to sugar.

Here is a selection of lovely meals all designed for vegetarians

dietdoctor.com/new-vegetari...

If you haven't already, please take the time to read the Welcome Newbie post, this will help you to navigate the forum, which is best done using the full website and not the app.

Please also take a look at all of the Challenges, Clubs and Events that we have, to help to keep you motivated and engaged with the forum.

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

The above link will take you to all the information you need. Participation is key to success and I would recommend that you at least join the Daily Diary and a Weigh In day of your choice.

As a peer to peer support group, we all benefit from encouragement and support from one another, so look forward to seeing you join in around the forum :)

There is a lot of information here to take in, please take the time to read it all :)

Wishing you the best of luck on your weight loss journey :)

elliebath
elliebathMaintainer
in reply to lucigret

Useful video about potato , I will show that to my O. H. whom I'm trying to wean away from white carbs . Thank you lucigret 😊

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to elliebath

Glad you found it useful Ellie :)

elliebath
elliebathMaintainer
in reply to lucigret

It reminds me of what I knew, but admit I have slipped a bit lately ...😩

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to elliebath

A reminder is always good. Many people have slipped lately. We are living in strange times 😊

elliebath
elliebathMaintainer
in reply to lucigret

Yep, in my case a few too many baked goods and "holiday mode" drinking ... hmm this has to stop 😣

Indigorouge
Indigorouge2020 May
in reply to lucigret

Thank you so much for all the information ! All the weight is virtually on my stomach so I could pass as four months expecting . I am a full time working mum and the reason I have gained weight is partly cause I am so tired I reward myself with chocolate and crisps etc They make me feel happy when I'm feeling so tired. When I get home I wonder what to eat so evening I want something fast so I can get things ready for the next day so i will have pasta, jacket potato, rice or pizza anything that doesn't take too much time to make . I think I need to re educate myself about food .. but if I don't lose weight in a week my motivation goes and I kind of give up ! Really need to try this time !

Subtle_badger
Subtle_badger17kg
in reply to Indigorouge

Can I emphasise something that lucigret has already mentioned? The daily diary. Try to post to it each day with your eating plan. You won't follow it every day, but if you arrive tired from work, but you have a healthy plan in your head, you are much more likely to make a healthy meal.

And you will get lots of ideas, too.

Here's today's healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to Indigorouge

Well, I could have written that a few years ago, only difference, I have 3 children!

I’m in my late 50’s (that sounds scary!) and lived on a diet similar to yours. I’m now insulin resistant, pre diabetic and find it incredibly difficult to lose weight! Please don’t leave it any longer to re educate your self, you don’t want to end up like me! I wish I had been given all the advice this forum has to offer years ago.

Ps - being tired can make us crave carbs, eating those carbs will then make us even more tired. It’s a vicious circle. Since dropping the carbs and including good fats into my meals , I have stopped feeling tired, have more energy and I rarely have any cravings.

Come and see what others are eating on the Daily Diary and see if you can find some inspiration.

You can do this 😊

Donnasaur
DonnasaurRestart May 2020

I feel the same today. I am 54 and been in a constant yo-yo for 30 years. I now no longer know how to eat properly, and have fallen into a narrative of 'good' and 'bad' around my relationship with food and exercise. Everything aches, I'm lethargic and unhappy, but whenever I think about doing something positive, my attitude quickly descends into 'cba'. How do we switch this around in a sustainable way?

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
in reply to Donnasaur

Hello and welcome to the forum, Donnasaur :)

You're right, that 'good' and 'bad' around food isn't helpful. Maybe you need to keep it simple with fresh food, home cooked, plenty of veg, eggs, whole dairy products, meat and fish if you eat them. Avoid processed stuff and that includes anything labelled low fat or light or diet - all heavily processed.

There's a visual summary here you could print out phcuk.org/wp-content/upload...

You'll find everything you need to be involved with the forum in our Pinned Posts: follow this link healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... I recommend joining a weekly weigh in in the day of your choice, and using the Daily Diary, where members share their meal plans.

I hope you'll take time exploring and then join in as much as possible, to get the best out of the forum :)

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