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Newbie Bride August 2021 Wiltshire

Need help and motivation to lose weight

Judyta, 23 September 2020 at 05:26 Posted on Weight Loss 1 7
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Hi all!

I'm not sure what to do, I want to lose weight until the wedding (August 2021) and I have plenty of time but I don't know how to start! I keep tripping and snacking and eating junk 馃槙 it almost feels like a habit. I'm not overweight or very fat, I am a size 14 but want to get back to my sie 10 馃ズ馃槖 what do i do? It seems and feels almost impossible!

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Latest activity by PurpleDwarf, 30 September 2020 at 08:59
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    Newbie Groom July 2022 Central London
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    Try having a glass of water first when you feel hungry and then carrot or celery sticks - you can eat as many of those as you like!

    Also, do you exercise much? Have you tried the couch to 5k programme or app?

    And don't put yourself under too much pressure to lose weight, especially if you are not overweight.

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    Curious Bride January 2021
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    I understand how you feel - you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day, but like the other poster don鈥檛 put too much pressure on yourself. We鈥檙e already living through hard times as it is, don鈥檛 add to your stress levels with weight loss.


    Having said that, the best way to start in my opinion is just getting active bit by bit. Start by going for a walk for 20 mins a day and then slowly increase to an hour. Put on a good audiobook, listen to your favourite podcast, music, radio show and slowly you鈥檒l feel fitter and better. Once you鈥檙e comfortable going out everyday for a walk, you could start the NHS couch to 5k plan or check out Kayla Itsines鈥檚 BBG workouts. Check her Instagram page. They are usually 28 mins long, 4 exercises x 4 circuits. Really good fun and you鈥檒l feel great afterwards. What do you enjoy? If it鈥檚 dancing, there are loads of free dance workouts on YouTube.
    It鈥檚 a bit trial and error but I find if you enjoy what you鈥檙e doing, the more likely it is to work.
    Re, the food - if you鈥檙e restricting yourself all the time to not eat junk food, the more likely you are to trip up. Instead id suggest adding to your diet - increasing your water intake, vegetables etc and you鈥檒l see after a while less likely to always want the junk food because you can have it when you want.
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    Newbie Bride July 2021 Devon
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    Personally, in conjunction with exercise, I find it easier if I record everything I eat or drink - not really to count calories, but to stop me fibbing to myself! Lose It is a good app for this & after a little while it does get you thinking "well I could have that cheese/chocolate/biscuit as a treat, but if I do I need to be honest & record it.....do I really want it?" That pause in thought, rather than just reaching for the treat can be enough to wake up my willpower. :-) When you see it all listed out, it's harder to hide from all the "little" snacks & becomes easier to motivate yourself to skip them or swap out for healthier choices. Snacking is a habit, and a really difficult one to break, so don't beat yourself up or try to change everything at once! Good luck finding what works for you but don't let yourself get overwhelmed by it, sure you'll feel amazing on your day whatever you do :-)

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  • ThrippToBe
    Newbie Bride June 2022 Kent
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    Firstly, you can do this!

    Weight loss is an incredibly difficult journey, but it is not an impossible one.

    I have PCOS so losing weight is very hard to do, but it is a process of learning about your body, and what works for you.

    I would definitely recommend recording what you eat on MyFitnessPal, and aiming to eat low GI carbs (brown pasta, rice etc), and keeping meals high in protein, as your body has to work twice as hard to burn off protein just from doing nothing! Being in a calorie deficit (healthily!) is beneficial. For example, I try to stay between 1400-1500 calories a day, which you do adjust to Smiley smile

    I also recommend hiring a personal trainer at a gym, even for a little while! It give syou so much knowledge and direction and you can really get into it that way. I go to the gym and do a mix of small amounts of HIIT, and weight training, and in around 2 weeks I have lost 6lbs (which is fast for someone with PCOS).

    Either way, it is so important to find something that works for you, so working with a PT or nutritionist could be really beneficial.

    I am wishing you all the luck Smiley heart

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  • MrsWDesig
    Newbie Bride May 2022 South West London
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    I recommend a book called "Tiny Habits" by BJ Fogg. It it NOT a diet book, not a stupid and tedious recipe plan to follow and not an exercise plan. It's a book about how to create good habits and defeat negative ones in really easy and small (hence the title) steps.

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    Aside from exercise, you must have a very effective diet that would not stop you from eating what you like, because stopping yourself 100% to the food you want is really hard. So I suggest doing a calorie deficit together with your daily exercise.

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  • Luke
    Newbie Groom September 2020 East Riding of Yorkshire
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