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Hello my name is john and I too like sugary juices and snacks. I am trying to motivate myself to start going back to the gym but I work all different hours which is difficult to go to the gym. so like a lot of people I like a late night snack like toast and a cup of tea. I do drink a lot of tea and coffee and have two spoons of sugar each time. any suggestions how to start to cut out the bad stuff and any advice to help burn the stomach fat. would be much appreciated. :)

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Hi john welcome to the forum 🙂 sugar is a tricky one I know I struggle with that and still have to have sugar in my tea and coffee atm 😳 however I have started using a smaller teaspoon so instead of 1 teaspoon of sugar in my tea or coffee it's more like 2 thirds 😅 Plus I've found I don't need sugar in my coffee if I use my nespresso machine!

I have also started cutting down on sugar in other things and this has come from calorie counting using the MyFitnessPal app and finding out my personal calorie range from the NHS BMI calculator.

Good luck on your journey there is so much information on this forum and so many wonderful people I'm sure you can do it 👍

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pjk1987 in reply to xvanillaskyx

thank you very much :)

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Hi and welcome to the forum pjk1987 I also used to drink coffee with 2 sugars I have manged to reduce it to 2 coffees in the morning with just 1 sugar and am now on no coffees in the morning - it took a while but I get there :)

I would like to invite you to join our Newbie Club, which we hope will be a good place for you to connect with members, who are also just starting out, or re-starting.

If you just post a few words on the October Newbie Club thread to introduce yourself and respond to others there you will soon feel part of the club.

Follow this link to the Newbie club:

Please read all the information carefully, it is very useful and can be referred to whenever you want to check something.

It just remains for me to wish you well on your journey

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pjk1987 in reply to Hidden

thank you I will look on the site shortly when I get home :)

Hi. I agree with xvanillaskyx try just putting one sugar in, you will be surprised how quickly your taste buds adapt.

I'm terrible with sugary sweets and treats so I make sure I don't have any in the house instead I substitute them for lower calorie alternatives

To help with when you're doing different hours try having a low calorie treat in your bag. That way when you get a craving you will reach for a low calorie alternative.

Regarding the gym, I've downloaded some videos onto my phone so I can do some short exercises when I get a quick 10 minutes

Good luck

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pjk1987 in reply to SukiV

I eat as much fruit and veg as I can I love most fruit and veg its the late nights to wined down are the problem especially watching movies ect.. thank you tho I will try to adjust.

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