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Emily832020 October

I’m new here and am trying to loose weight but struggling. If any of you have any recipes for loosing weight I would be very grateful.

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Hello and welcome Emily83

We have lots of recipes here for you to try Emily and you can find them in Topics,

here is a visual aid to help you find them,


A great place to find some inspiration is the Daily Diary where we share our menu's daily.

You will find a link to it in Pinned Posts,


If you haven't already, please take the time to read the Welcome Newbie post, which you will also find by clicking the link I have given you above. This will help you to navigate the forum, which is best done using the full website and not the app.

Please also take a look at all of the Challenges, Clubs and Events that we have, to help to keep you motivated and engaged with the forum.

Participation is key to success and I would recommend that you at least join the Daily Diary and a Weigh In day of your choice.

As a peer to peer support group, we all benefit from encouragement and support from one another, so look forward to seeing you join in around the forum :)

If you haven’t already taken it, here is a link to a tour of the forum,


Wishing you the best of luck on your weight loss journey :)

I find diets where you struggle, indicate flaws with the diet, not the person.

There are many here who effectively lose weight once they have found the right plan for them.

Are you using one of the most popular plans or doing something else? 😄


Emily832020 October in reply to SofaJockey

To be honest I don’t know what to do . I am on 2 medications that put weight on which doesn’t help.

I eat healthily plenty of fruit and veg. Think my portion sizes could be smaller which I am working on.

Feel very depressed.

Thank you for replying xx

Hi Emily,

SofaJockey is right; you have to find what works best for you.

Read through the forum, and get a feel for things, that will give you some ideas, together with inspiration.

There is also a LCHF forum, if you think of it as, Low Carb Healthy Fats ( rather than High Fats) that is also a great forum.

Good luck, I'm sure you will do great...get your mind in the right place, and, the weight loss will follow (that's my experience, anyway).

Take care....and, welcome! 🤗

lucigretAdministrator in reply to Emily83

Emily it can be over whelming when we start out on our weight loss journeys. Why not start slowly just by making some changes. I would find a note book and write down a menu each day, that will help you to focus. You could start by making the decision to use a smaller plate, or just put less on your plate. Go through your cupboards and get rid of the temptations, think about small goals that you would like to reach and don't look at the bigger picture if it is too much. I would just say be careful with the fruit, we think because it is natural sugar it is ok, but actually it will hamper weight loss.

SofaJockey has given you a link to a post about all sorts of eating plans. Take a look and see what you think will suit you.

As hard as it might sound, try and look at your weight loss journey as an adventure. You can find lots of new recipes to try and can come here and tell us all about them, there is no reason for your eating plan to make you hungry or to be boring :)

You are not alone, we have all been where you are now :)

SofaJockey57kg in reply to Emily83

I think it's worth keeping an eye on the fruit quantity (due to the natural sugars). I rarely have more than one portion of fruit a day (preferably berries).

I think you also correctly identify portion control as important. I keep that relatively low (120g meat/fish lunch, 180g meat/fish dinner with a pile of veggies) sticking mostly to 3 meals a day by eating enough health fats to head off hunger.

When I was eating the slurry that gets labelled 'low calorie' and 'low fat' food I was constantly hungry and snacking which got me nowhere. 😄

Sarah-Phim3st 7lbs

Hi Emily, you will find lots of wonderful people here who are on a whole range of plans. You will get some great tips and advice but ultimately you need to work out what is best for you and your body. For me, I stopped eating takeaways, got rid of all the snacks and started keeping my portion sizes in check. I cook from scratch pretty much and try to drink plenty of water. If I’m hungry, I eat but as my stomach has shrunk I’m definitely not as hungry and often can’t finish my plate. Good luck to you on your journey, we are all here to cheer you on and pick you up if you wobble. 😀

LythamSuper Host 3st 7lbs

Hello would you like to join us on our weigh in today? Here's the link, I hope to see you there! :-) x


You are in the right place here. You have lots of good advice and friendly support. You can do it. I am sure as your weight comes off I am sure your mood will lift. Just eating healthy food makes you feel less sluggish and more energised. Don’t worry about exercise just focus on all the positive changes you can make to your life and happiness.

Good luck

Best wishes



I would suggest not thinking in terms of "losing weight", but just eating healthy meals. If you eat healthy food, your body will start to discard the fat that it has accumulated as a defence against unhealthy food. Remember, you need to do this for a lifetime. "Losing weight" is pointless if you put it all back on again 12 months later.

British culture has absorbed a lot of bizarre superstitions about why people get fat (eg, "I eat too much"), and healthy eating generally (eg., "if it has no fat in it then it's healthy"). These superstitions are making a lot of people desperately unhappy. And fat.

Consider: there are many cultures around the world where people remain effortlessly slim and have vibrant food cultures. Some of those cultures have never even heard of calorie-counting or low-fat diets. That's the mindset you need to approach. It's easy and it's liberating to eat this way, but you'll have to discard a fair bit of received wisdom ... and that's hard.

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