Just a quick recap on how my wife and I are doing, hopefully some useful tips and some encouragement.
My wife and I had just started losing weight when we saw the TV adverts for the Weight Loss NHS plan. Given the dangers of covid-19 we thought we would give it a try and downloaded the app. From the app I joined the forum and found a lot of wonderful people and all very supportive.
We were going for a low refined carb diet but didn't realise all the benefits of doing so. Thanks to the forum we now have a better understanding of the relationship between carbs and insulin and its affect on our bodies. By reducing our carbs we could control cravings and lower our calorie intake; this in turn has led to us both losing a significant amount of weight - 2st 9lb for my wife, 3 st for me. Now this isn't in the 6 weeks (nearer to 12) but still a testament that cutting refined carbs (and sugar) can really help in weight loss.
We both have a way to go to get near to a healthy BMI and will have to reset the app and go for another 12 weeks but that's fine.
So what's changed in our 6 weeks here? Well no more sugar on cereal, it only took me 40 years to conquer that one, no more fizzy drinks and plenty of healthy fruit and veg (we've never eaten so much). We now have a diet that is sustainable, currently calories are low to lose the weight but we can use it as our base when we come to try and maintain our weight. This gives me confidence for the future.
Now for the best bit. I've met so many wonderful people in this community: I've been made to feel so welcome, I've received great encouragement and I've pinched a few tasty recipe ideas. In these hard times the replies I've received has helped immensely.
If you are new here, this is a rare and wonderful place to be. For the regulars on the daily diaries and weigh ins, I look forward to continuing to hear your journeys (highs and lows),
So here's to the next 6 weeks