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Lictionary Sat 08-Aug-15 12:17:46

So far I have failed MFP, Slimming World, Weight Watchers and good old portion control.

I have a stressful PT job, have been pg or breastfeeding for 5.5y (and still BF) and had a complications from my second delivery which prevented me exercising. I still can't run or lift anything.

My BMI puts me at obese, and I have some emerging quite horrid health issues which are most likely due to my weight.

I was debating low carb, no sugar which when I followed it before was the only diet I have ever felt 'fit' when following - but was advised to abandon it when I was pg by my doctor and now when I start it then I feel really really unwell for days.

I have 4 stone to lose if I'm honest but 3 stone less would see me at the weight I was at between pregnancies. I am also terribly unfit.

What's my best plan? I am not able to just 'exercise willpower' as was suggested once before when I asked a few months ago. Thank you for advice in advance

Earlybird Sat 08-Aug-15 14:28:06

Low carb / high protein works for me, but I see you have had issues with that.

So, consider this a thread 'bump' in hopes that someone more helpful comes along soon. grin

Lictionary Sat 08-Aug-15 14:46:13

I'm not against low carb high protein as a plan, but wondering whether it would be effective when it's only 'lower' rather than 'low'?

Earlybird Sat 08-Aug-15 16:01:27

There is an entire topic for low-carbing on Mumsnet. Find it, and various threads, here:

The leaders of the topic and subject 'gurus' are Biwi and SayraT. Watch for them.

I've found the threads to be a huge support - practically (recipes, etc) and motivationally. Having said that, I'm waiting for them to start a new 'Bootcamp' as I need to re-focus my eating habits and get rid of some extra weight.

Good luck, and maybe see you on the next Bootcamp session thread.

Lictionary Sat 08-Aug-15 19:37:16

5:2 is completely different to low carbing isn't it?

I have spent the evening trying to work out food for the week - it's painfully slow to cater for all of us. What usually happens is i just end up eating what they eat and hence the diet slips, or I cut out certain things but don't replace them leaving me.starving hungry

Polarmouse Sat 08-Aug-15 21:12:03

Have you thought about Paul McKenna? I have recently started the I can make you thin system and it has completely changed my eating habits. No need to worry about can't eat this, can't eat that.

Lictionary Sun 09-Aug-15 19:56:09

I thought Paul McKenna was a fraud! I'll take a it although having spent time looking at the low carb options then I suspect I will go with that and try to figure it out until the Boot Camp runs properly again

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