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Mother31265 profile image

H i its my first day and i'm looking for tips and recipes for the best foods to eat throughout the day .I've never really done a real diet before so i need all the help i can get .

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moreless profile image

Hi and welcome, Mother31265 :)

If you've never dieted before, don't start now. Concentrate on eating the right foods and you'll lose weight - don't be in too much of a hurry and start taking desperate measures, which will only mess up your metabolism. This is a nice easy guide to healthy eating

Recipes can be found in Topics and meal ideas can be found on the daily diary.

All of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts and I hope you'll be joining all the Events, Challenges and Clubs that we run, especially a weigh-in and the daily diary.

If you haven't already taken it, here's a tour of the forum

We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)

BridgeGirl profile image

Hi :) I agree with moreless: don't start dieting :)

I've seen your profile and that you have an ankle problem. I'm tagging IndigoBlue61 who had ankle surgery last year and is doing great. It's probably not the same condition but I'm sure she'll give you some encouragement.

My tip would be to think about making healthy, long term changes rather than having to lose 2 stone, as rapid weight loss/dieting is less likely to last long term. I'm aiming for 2 lbs a week over the coming months. Good luck! :)

Thank you for all your amazing advice .I will aim to lose 2lbs a week as to losing weight quickly

IndigoBlue61 profile image

Hello and nice to meet you Mother31265 Thank you BridgeGirl for the tag

My advice is to don’t focus only on the numbers and instead try to find a way of eating that you can continue long term. By focussing on health and well being, how you feel inside, and how much energy you have, you will feel benefits almost immediately

Exercise is also important, within your own limitations, more for pain management than weight loss. I’ve also got arthritis and understand only too well how challenging that can be but any effort now on getting weight under control and muscles strengthened will pay of big time after your surgery. Have you seen a physio? I was given exercises to do, as well as some of my own devising combined some yoga and Pilates. I kept these going prior to, and after my ankle fusion last April. I had a perfect recovery and am fitter than ever now my ankle is pain free.

Good luck

Please just ask if you have any questions

Indigo 😊

Hi indigoBlue61

thank you for your lovely response ,I am just curious to know after your ankle fusion can you do exercise as normal like waling and running ?

IndigoBlue61 profile image
IndigoBlue61Maintainer in reply to Mother31265

Hello and good to hear from you

Unfortunately my injuries rule out running but walking is much improved. I currently do about 5000 steps a day and am mostly pain free, apart from some background arthritis in my knees and hips.

Are you definitely looking at an ankle replacement or have they suggested you try a fusion first?

If you want any more advice or have any questions please just ask, either here or send me a PM


i am new to. i have lost lb on the 5:2 but last week i lost my mind and ate everything but the furniture. trying to be good now. have eaten well today and diet day tomorrow. my top tip- planning and patience

Lytham profile image

Hi, the best place to look is the Daily Diary, would you like to share your menu for tomorrow with us? Here's the link, hope to see you there! :-) x

It's my first day too. I'm looking more for a lifestyle change.

I don't want to have a 'diet' then end it and go back to my original weight. :-)

Please listen to @moreless. Her advice about not dieting is spot on. I began dieting at an early age and yo-yo dieted for over 30 years. Once you start it's way too easy to buy into the whole mentality of something is wrong with you because you can't make that diet work. But diets aren't meant to work - 9 out of 10 dieters gain the weight back.

Diets are meant to knock your confidence and keep you down so you lose faith in your own ability to decide what's best for you. Some are disguised as caring about you and your quality of life but look closely and they're doing the same thing - telling you what, how, when and where to eat.

Listen to your body. It wants to feel good and full of energy to do its best for you. I diet ditched about 5 years ago and the sense of freedom was incredible.

Forget dieting and find some more worthwhile 'cause' that you can get passionate about.

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