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20 year old wanting to lose weight


Hello everyone,

my name is Laura and I am 20 years old. I have struggled with my weight since I was about 9 years old and have decided that enough is enough, and that I want to get healthier and lose weight about 25-30 kg ideally. Any tips would be greatly appreciated and also any recipes that are good I would appreciate aswell.

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Welcome to the group :)

I get my recipes from Change 4 life website and British heart foundation pages

I also am in this to lose about 25-30kg and am now on my 2nd week

Good luck on your journey


lauralexilou in reply to Janpes

Thanks have already looked at the Change 4 life and will look at the BHF later. Thanks

Janpes in reply to lauralexilou

I have a recipe for slow cooker salsa chicken that is great. I usually make up 5 litres and alternate so that 1 day I eat for lunch the next day for dinner. The hubby and kids love it too. Let me know if you would like me to post it here.

JiminyCricket1 stone in reply to Janpes

Yes please Janpes that sounds lovely. Love a slow cooker recipe!

Janpes in reply to JiminyCricket

This recipe serves 10 people but I ususally double up and make 5 litres:

Slow cooker salsa chicken

1kg of chicken breasts cut into pieces

1 cup of salsa (I use old el paso)

1 cup of canned tomatoes

2 tbsp of taco seasoning

½ cup of water

1 cup of onions diced finely

½ cup carrots shredded

3 tbsp sour cream

Spring onions to garnish

1. Place chicken in the slow cooker

2. Sprinkle taco seasoning over the chicken then layer the vegetables and salsa on top.

3. Pour half a cup of water over the mixture, set on low and cook for 6-8 hours

4. When ready to serve, stir in the sour cream

Serves 10

Calories 164.9 Kcal/portion

Fat 2.5 g

Carbs 7.3 g

Protein 27.6g

This has turned out to be the favourite in our house that is why I have to double up and make more. Enjoy!!

JiminyCricket1 stone in reply to Janpes

That looks really good. I'm going shopping later so I'll make sure I get everything. Thanks. And really good to have the calorie count - appreciated x


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Day 1 and lost 0.9kg

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