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SLC76072021 May


Thanks for reading, so I’m in my 40’s needing to loose 2st. My problem is I have food allergies and snacks etc is a problem area for me. I work shifts and I have a total lack of motivation for exercise.

I have tried so many times to exercise and the only time I was successful In losing weight is when I was a stay at home mum.

I feel like why start when it’s not going to work, but in the other hand I’m here typing this so 🤷🏼‍♀️

Anyway, so is there anyone else out there who struggles due to food allergies or anyone who just struggles with motivation. How do you start again after failing so many times?

Thanks for reading


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Hi and welcome, SLC7607 :)

Instead of worrying about what you can't eat, concentrate on what you can, then choose the healthiest options. This is a good straightforward guide

If you eat enough of the right foods, then you won't need snacks and your body will thank you for it :)

Planning ahead will help and our Daily Diary is the place to go for meal ideas and menu planning tips.

All of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts and we 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 :)

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SLC76072021 May in reply to moreless

Thanks I will take a look !

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Hello and well done for biting the bullet and making a start, you can do this ! I've tried and failed at losing weight more times than I care to remember but I've changed how I do it now and follow Low Carb High Fat, is that something you've considered before? :-) x

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SLC76072021 May

I have a wheat allergy so some carbs are expensive for me but I will take a look look thanks

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morelessAdministrator in reply to SLC7607

LCHF is perfect for you then, because it's grain free :)

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Hi Sarah,

What allergies do you have? I am wheat and dairy free and allergic to oranges too. I have lost weight myself by swapping items and cutting out sugar. I swapped from white potato to sweet potato, corn pasta to wholegrain rice pasta, things like that. Basically lower GI foods. I did this primarily as I was pre diabetic but, I am no longer that now. I still stick to the plan though.

I have snacks because my body doesn't function on three meals a day so, I make sure my snacks are healthier ones, and I still lost the weight! Hope this helps 🙂

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SLC76072021 May in reply to Bee-bop

Hi Thanks for reply ! I have a wheat and dairy allergy and IBS just for more fun triggered by fried or fatty foods. I would love to hear what your meal plans look like if possible? I look at recipes and just get overwhelmed. I work shift work so often turn to sugar if I’m tired sadly.

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Bee-bopMaintainer in reply to SLC7607

Hi there SLC7607,

I did a Daily Diary for yesterday and will try and get around to one today so you can see my food choices. I have chronic fatigue as well so would reach for a quick fix "energy" snack. Now I go for fruit and yogurt , skinny popcorn, veg and humus, ryevita with quorn slices and tomatoes etc If you have protein and veg or fruit, it really helps with energy I find. For my meals I upped my veg , at least a 1/3 of my plate. Yesterday I had wholegrain rice pasta, quorn, med veg and some tomato sauce, grated KoKo dairy free cheese, Yummy!

Re: IBS, I have a bit of this too but, as I don't have the triggers of wheat and dairy, I am only struggling with yeast at present. Are you ok with oats? Overnight oats can be useful when you are on the go alot. Deliciously Ella has Wheat, dairy and sugar free items that are good for a treat too. The caramel cups I really like.

I really couldn't see how I could loose weight given my limitations either, believe me it can be done!

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SLC76072021 May in reply to Bee-bop

Thank you really appreciate this I felt like I was on a hamster wheel

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Milly6q2021 May

I have IBS and when I started going through the menopause I couldn't seem to settle my symptoms after a bit of research I tried cutting out wheat and went gluten free. I struggle with motivation as well but I am very determined to improve my health. I set myself the challenge of moving more it doesn't have to look like what anyone else is doing. As far as snacks I eat lots of fruit, yoghurt, popcorn, weight watchers crisps. There's lots of resources online and there may be support groups for your allergies.

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SLC76072021 May in reply to Milly6q

Thank you 😊

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Craftyperson1st 7lbs

Hi and welcome you've made a great start by coming on here so well done.I'm gluten lactose and some fructose intolerant so lots of fruit and veg I can't have apple being the worst but if I have a snack I try to make it a banana, few grapes which better than chocolate or biscuits.

My best bit of advice would be join in a weigh in you could join us Wednesday wobble warriors it opens up at 9pm tonight to 9 pm tomorrow to allow for overseas visitors.

Good luck

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SLC76072021 May in reply to Craftyperson

Thanks I will is it just in chat

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Craftyperson1st 7lbs

If you go to bottom of page you'll see pinned posts and later today will say Wednesday weigh in (Tuesday there at ment) click on that and reply to post.

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