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c0sm1k7lbs

Weight loss plans - what plans are you on and how are you finding them?

I know I’m better if I have a plan to stick to, I’ve just joined ww as I need a good kickstart so going shopping today for some healthy foods. I’m just stuck in a rut atm eating all the wrong stuff. I have 2 young children also so too much temptation in the house, I need to be really disciplined.

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Brawny77 profile image
Brawny772021 April

I menu plan I find that if I plan exactly what I’m going to eat in a day I do a much better job.

I try for 1400 calories a day. I also try to stay low carb

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Brawny77

How did you decide on 1400?

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Brawny772021 April in reply to BridgeGirl

Mostly trial and error. I can go as high as 1800- 2000 and not gain but if I try for 1400 and accomplish 1500 or even 1600, I am still in deficit especially if I exercise.

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Brawny77

I don't count calories these days - it stopped making sense for me because of what I learned here - but when I did and was around 185lbs, I had a bigger "allowance" than that and lost weight steadily. I've always preferred to eat as much as I can, consistent with losing weight, rather than as little as I can manage on

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MissisBAdministrator in reply to Brawny77

Goodness gracious. I weigh less than half your weight (I’m not tall!) and I would lose weight eating that number of calories. I am sure you could eat more and still lose weight - I did - and felt better for it. It’s not good to lose too fast on too few calories - it’s just too restrictive amongst other things.

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Brawny772021 April in reply to MissisB

My metabolism has significantly dropped over the last 10 years or so. In my athlete days it 4000+ calories, now it’s around 2400 (sigh)

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MissisBAdministrator in reply to Brawny77

I definitely found changing what I ate made me able to eat more. Which is good when you’re age challenged too.

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Tank_EG8st 7lbs in reply to Brawny77

Hi Brawny77,

when losing weight I probably consume a similar number of calories and strangely find if I have more it can actually make me feel more hungry between meals 👍

I have found diabetes uk a really good source of meal plans. diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-di...

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Tank_EG8st 7lbs

Morning c0sm1k,

I'm on a low calorie / low processed carb diet. The low carbs helps with cravings as does making sure I drink plenty and I find cups of tea helps here. I also make sure I have food I enjoy, if it is high in calories or carbs then I limit portion size.

Having young children in the house with the temptation it brings is not easy.

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Brawny772021 April in reply to Tank_EG

I tried drinking plenty of beer. I felt great but the weight loss just wasn’t happening... just kidding lol

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Tank_EG8st 7lbs in reply to Brawny77

How strange on the lack of weight loss 🤣

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amykpVisitor

low carb, high fat! as many calories as I want, but counting carbs like crazy. (keto :o)

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LythamAdministrator in reply to amykp

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

healthunlocked.com/weight-l...

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amykpVisitor in reply to Lytham

I have pretty much maintained my weight for over ten years--a BMI of 21.5, down from 27.5. I work at it with a keto diet...and I no longer gain or lose more than about a pound or two.

I am quite strict with my diet. The few times I've tried anything other than strict, even a cheat day, my weight has crept up.

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LythamAdministrator in reply to amykp

Congratulations, that's BRILLIANT to hear, I'm a low carber, very reassuring :-) x

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c0sm1k7lbs in reply to Lytham

I’m doing the Saturday weigh in, hoping I’ve lost a bit this week, I’ve been pretty good, finding the planning good, done measurements and taken som photos 👍🤞

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LythamAdministrator in reply to c0sm1k

Great, good luck! :-) x

jd65 profile image
jd653 stone

I’m calories counting.

I’ve cut out all snacks and have reduced the alcohol to a minimum. I try to have 3 meals a day - home cooked from scratch and have reduced my carbs .

I plan my meals weekly and join in every day on the daily diary.

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Brawny772021 April

Home cooked works best for me too.Restaurants temp me with Bread on the table and bowls of chips and salsa and large portions...

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utep99Restart April 2021

Using the Mediterranean diet getting recipes from Mediterranean cookbooks.

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LythamAdministrator in reply to utep99

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

healthunlocked.com/weight-l...

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Hopalong15 stone in reply to Lytham

I would like to join you tomorrow, pwease😊😊On the scales 6:30 am, plus or minus xx

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LythamAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

You better be there my friend, I'll be looking for you!

It isn't the same without you! :-) x

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Hopalong15 stone in reply to Lytham

Roy and I are taking Daddy to work and having a walk, but I will be there. I know it is a plus, but I can face it. Thank you, Treasure xx

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LythamAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

Course you can, just keep thinking of the loss you'll be reporting next week! :-) x

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Hopalong15 stone in reply to Lytham

Well, I know the abyss I have returned from. When is summer challenge, Chick? I miss our chats. I think your 30 plants was cool too xx

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LythamAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

I'm not planning a Summer challenge atm, well done for coming back from the abyss! :-) x

I do calorie counting, about 1700-1800kcals a day! I find it very flexible and means I don't feel restricted. Have lost over 40lbs. I've dabbled with low carb but it doesn't work for me, makes me feel light headed and want to grab the sweet treats! Calorie counting is much more sustainable for me. Good luck on your journey

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