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Best diet weight loss advice for me please

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Brighteyes27 Wed 15-Mar-17 15:18:16

I need help as I don't want another fat summer. I used to be very thin as a child but gradually over the years I have got fatter and fatter.

I seem to have few pleasures in life and food and wine are one of them. I also have a number of health conditions including an under active thyroid. My GP insists I am on the correct dosage for my thyroid. I am tired most of the time so I often feel tired sleepy hungry sluggish and demotivated.

I just need to get started ASAP. I am tall but still have at least 6 stone to loose. But just need to start making headway. I have explained to my GP how tired etc I feel but they aren't sympathetic I hope I would have more energy if I lost weight. But seems vicious circle hard to get motivated exercise lots cook healthy meals shop for healthy food and get organised when you I always feel like just grabbing something resting and or sleeping on my days off.


Brighteyes27 Sun 19-Mar-17 21:13:41

Any suggestions please

Fuzzipeg Sun 19-Mar-17 21:38:44

I've done weight watchers and found it to be Ok. It's just eating food you like but being sensible about it - less carbs, more protein and veg, but it's doable, fitting in with family meals. No skipping meals or eating shakes, helps you to keep the weight off long term.
I combined it with trying to increase activity. Walking more, taking the stairs, a bit of swimming etc.
Good luck.

Brighteyes27 Sun 19-Mar-17 22:13:32

Thanks fuzzy is it easy to get to grips with and did you feel hungry at first?

user1482079332 Sun 19-Mar-17 22:20:38

Are there any activities you like to help you on your way? Swimming, yoga climbing ect. Something you can look forward to and enjoy as a bit of me time rather than exercise

user1482079332 Sun 19-Mar-17 22:23:22

All diets work if you stick to them. Are there small changes you can make long term? Always prepping a healthy breakfast night before, buying in lots of healthy snacks ie fruit Yogurt or things that you'll like that don't taste like punishment to start with.

rookiemere Sun 19-Mar-17 22:26:57

Perhaps if you posted what you eat on a normal day we could make suggestions. Giving up sugar has really helped me have more energy.

For exercise I find My fitbit really helps to get steps in and track what Im doing.

daisydalrymple Sun 19-Mar-17 22:29:34

From your post, I too was going to suggest weight watchers. Just for the structure it will give you. The first week will take some adjustments as you get used to it, but the leaders are very encouraging, and will go through the plan with you in detail. There's also lots of online support these days with the app etc, so easier to count your points allowance.

You could have a look in their website at the sample success stories and menu / recipe choices, see if it might suit you.

Lots of people on here recommend low carb, but you might just want to get into a support network to begin with, given it sounds you've not had much help with the hcps.

You could also give meal planning a go, and try an online shop, see if that would help you make healthier choices and have more time to do it? Maybe small steps, starting with a bowl of porridge for breakfast, some fruit, seeds or nuts help with energy too

PosiePootlePerkins Sun 19-Mar-17 22:31:07

Come and join us on the NoS diet thread! Its not a diet in the traditional sense, more a way of addressing your relationship with food and making long term changes. No snacks, sweets or seconds except for days beginning with S ie weekends and special days like birthdays. Weight loss is perhaps slower than other diets but its all about learning moderation. We're a friendly helpful bunch!
There's also an official NoS website with all the info and a book if you want more detail. I would urge you to have a look, its ended years of yoyo dieting and self loathing for me.

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