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Wanting to lose weight/diet

thef
thef

Hello all, I’m new here if that wasn’t obvious already and I’m wanting to lose some weight, preferably through a diet. I have quite busy days as on top of my sleep and work schedule, it would be hard to exercise on terms of the gym as I have tried this before. I walk around 8000-10000 steps a day which is to and from work, and inbetween.

I’m also quite a fussy eater which makes dieting that bit harder, I’ve got no clue what to eat and when to eat it. I’m nearly 20 years old, male and weigh around 110kg. Any help is appreciated. I can give further info on what I like and don’t like if somebody is able/willing to help.

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Ceals
Ceals3 stone

You are very welcome here thef you will find lots of lovely people who are very happy to share their experience with you.

Come and join our Newbie Club, which is a good place for you to connect with members, who are also just starting out, or re-starting. Just post a few words on the November 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: healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

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

The FAQs are a veritable mine of information check them out here: healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

I wish you well on your journey.

Ceals

thef
thef in reply to Ceals

Thank you, I will read through the newbie area later when I’m done with work and see what’s what.

Ceals
Ceals3 stone in reply to thef

Excellent, I look forward to seeing you around.

Hidden
Hidden

We are all willing to help. It's good that you walk so much. I eat alot of chicken and fish, lean steak and lean ground beef. I eat lots of fruits and veggies. No bread, crackers, chips, sweets. I do need to cut out the soda still. That's my weakness. Good luck to you!! Well be here for you.

Ceals
Ceals3 stone in reply to Hidden

Brilliant advice Hidden, thank you for your support of a Newbie.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Ceals

Your welcome. Pay it forward is my motto. I was there just a short while ago.

Ceals
Ceals3 stone in reply to Hidden

Yep we have all been there and that is such a good thing about the forum. generosity of members to support others and you do plenty of that. Thank you.

thef
thef in reply to Hidden

I’m not too keen on fish, the smell completely puts me off. I’d be good with chicken and the likes but my only problem is it possibly being too bland for me to eat. As I said, I’m picky lol. Thank you, good luck to you too.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to thef

I'm picky too. It does make it more difficult. With chicken I have to be creative and add sauces like tomato, teriyaki and yesterday I made poppy seed. It was yummy!

Ceals
Ceals3 stone in reply to thef

You can easily spice things up thef

Pop into the recipe section under topic you will find some absolutely fabulous recipes.

thef
thef in reply to Ceals

I’ll take a look at this later too, thank you. Is there any recommendations for a decent sauce which isn’t going to impact much but tastes good?

Ceals
Ceals3 stone in reply to thef

There will be lots of suggestions. It really depends what you want the sauce to go with. Also pop into Daily Diary and see what people there are having. If there is something you are interested in ask can they share a recipe with you. People on here are amazingly helpful.

Hi thef! I had the same problem you describe when I started my weight loss journey. My first step was to download a calorie counter and just track my normal food throughout the day. By that I was able to identify where my problems were (For me it was all the sugary snacks and drinks. I really hadn't thought about how many calories they have!). Then I slowly (really slowly!) started to change my eating habits and replaced most of the sweets with fruits and vegetables and the sweet drinks with infused water or tea. I haven't completely replaced the sweets, I just don't eat as many as I used to.

I didn't start to work out right away. I lost the first kg only by tracking my food! I still need to lose a lot of weight, but after the first weeks it gets easier. What you should always keep in mind is that there will be weeks, where your weight won't drop or you might even gain some! It helped me not to weigh myself every day, but only every two weeks ;)

thef
thef in reply to Ava85

I think I’ll give this a try then. I just eat way too much crap and I know that. My meals aren’t the best either, I don’t usually eat breakfast (I know everyone says it’s the most important meal) because some of the time it makes me feel sick, or I’m not even hungry. I arrive to work early, usually have a sandwich and some snacks which lasts me up until around 9:30 PM which is when I get home and have dinner.

Ava85
Ava85 in reply to thef

I'm also not a big fan of breakfast! From my experience I can say, that it didn't really matter for my weight loss at what time I ate. So maybe don't force yourself to have breakfast if you don't feel like it! :) I know it's different for everyone, but I don't have the impression skipping breakfast is bad for my diet! If it makes you feel sick just drink something or maybe eat some vegetables, fruits or a smoothie :)

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

Hello thef, and welcome. You're not the first person here to say they are a fussy eater, which I'm assuming means sticking to the same familiar stuff you're comfortable with, and which probably isn't the healthiest.

It's not just you. It does take a while to accept - and even come to like - new foods. I think with children it's supposed to be 20ish tries, but less for adults - the figures I'm giving may be dodgy but I hope you get the sense of it. It takes time to familiarise our taste buds, and for some people more than others.

You're a young man. I'm sure you don't expect to be doing in 10 years or 20 years what you're doing now, so why shouldn't that include what you eat? There's a lot of variety out there, and I bet you'd come to enjoy it. Maybe pick a couple of things you think you might fancy and give them a go.

This article might help (apologies as it's from a women's health mag, but it applies to men too!) womenshealthmag.com/weight-...

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