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Getting Started



So I have decided after putting a lot of weight on over the last few years, I need to change my lifestyle as currently it is far from healthy!

My main question, is for people who are out on the road. I am field based, so taking food with me shall we say can be slightly challenging as some times I am in my car, some times I am on trains and tubes (carrying lunch becomes a bit of a challenge)

This week I have kind of prepped for my new plan (have looked at the 12 week plan and other things) dusted off some trainers and booked a trainer at the gym etc.

I have always found if I have dieted in the past, I fall off the wagon as it was after a week...

Any tips anyone has would be greatly appreciated, I have the basics kind of nailed down and will schedule in exercise and plan meals etc.. My big stumbling block at the moment is lunches I guess.

Any help would be greatly appreciated... any diets people have used and have been successful and sustainable would be great also


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YellowRose554st 7lbs

Morning steveowatt

Welcome to the weight loss forum.

To help plan lunches for when your on the move have a look in Topics and the posts on "Recipes/Meals/Snacks" it may be some help to you.

Take a look at the Welcome Newbie post in the Pinned post section at the right hand side of the screen or if your on a mobile at the bottom. Have a look at the nhs 12 week plan, many members have had success following this plan. Use the BMI checker to work out your daily calorie allowance.

Below the Pinned posts are the Topics where members share a range of weight related subjects.

Take your measurements at the start along with a photo so you can see the changes when the scales don't move.

We have weigh-ins every day so why not come and join us. You can find the weigh-in on the Home page in the Events section on the right. Just click on the post and state your start weight and any loss/gain or maintain for the week.

To get the best out of the forum be active, share experiences, tips and recipes. Read some of the posts they can be very inspiring and motivate you along the way.

Have a great first week.



Hi and welcome steveowatt

I followed the NHS 24 plan and calorie counted - I don't see it as a diet :) there I think lies part of the reason I am still going :)

In the past other diets become boring, you can't eat this you can't it that, but by calorie counting you can eat what you want you just have to make sure you eat within the calorie range - do the BMI check and this will give you your calorie range for the day. As you loose weight make sure you re do the BMI check as the calories you are allowed to consume will reduce to enable you to carry on loosing weight :)


how about homemade soup in a hot flask (or hot water and a Bachelors cup a soup to make when you stop) and some fruit to snack on

As the weather gets better make a salad box - salads and pickles are a great filling lunch and low calories - depending if you put cheese / meat in with it.

Try and avoid pasties and pies (Saying that I had my first pastie yesterday in 3 months, but that is a treat - I will NOT cut any food I enjoy out totally but have it as a real treat very very occasionally, and I make sure I log it in my calories - yesterday due to having the pie I didn't have my Saturday night alcohol as it would have put me way over - It's little things like that that help and keep you on track as you are not depriving yourself :)

Have a good look around this site and especially in the recipe section for possible lunches for you to take out in the field. OOO watch out for those sandwiches bought whilst out and about as they as more calorific than they look :)

Wishing you all the best :)

thanks for the replies really appreciated.

Think I have got the hang of the forum now so looking into everything that has been mentioned.

Will join in with the weighing side of things, in my nature generally if I see I have recorded something (I.E. weight) I naturally want to beat it! (sales background I guess)

Lunches think i have that nailed down for now, I do occasionally work from an office so just need to plan I guess :)

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Planning is the main key :)


I found this really helpful as a rough guide to splitting the calories per each meal

Women (allowance 1,400kcal)

• Breakfast: 280kcal

• Lunch: 420kcal

• Dinner: 420kcal

• Other food and drink: 280kcal

Men (allowance 1,900kcal)

• Breakfast: 380kcal

• Lunch: 570kcal

• Dinner: 570kcal

• Other food and drink: 380kcal

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