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bigmamma2012 09-25-2012 11:17 AM

desprate to lose weight
Hi all im new on here
Im looking to lose weight as im a busy mum
Of 3 small demanding children
I am also looking for great ways to lose
The weight id be greatfull for any help
thank you all xx

cjohnson728 09-25-2012 12:57 PM

Hi bigmomma, welcome to the site. Feel free to take a look around the various threads and you will find lots of advice. There is no "great way to lose" that works for everyone, but there is a lot of knowledge and companionship here. This is the link to what was developed a while back as the "best of" information; you can start here: FitDay Discussion Boards - Threads Tagged with fitday best of series

Also, look at the list of threads and see which ones have a lot of responses. Those would be ones to jump into and start chatting if you need motivation and advice :).

bigmamma2012 09-25-2012 01:10 PM

Thank you cjohnson for the welcome
Im not sure on where to start with loseing
Weight as iv dun so many diets in the past
And none of them seemed to have worked
For long ma weight keeps going up n down
Its really frustrateing any ideas on where
I can start plz xx

cjohnson728 09-25-2012 01:32 PM

Losing weight, in its basic sense, is about taking in fewer calories that you burn during a day. It takes burning 3500 more calories than you eat to lose a pound. So, if you burn 500 fewer calories than you eat each day, you will lose a pound a week (500 X 7 = 3500). Have you set up your profile in FitDay and put in your starting weight and a weight goal? That should give you an idea of how many calories you should eat each day to meet your goal. That's probably the best place to start, in addition to logging all your food on the site so you have an accurate idea of how much you are eating.

It's about taking one thing at a time. A lot of people find it easier to change one thing at a time, such as stopping soda or substituting a piece of fruit for their usual evening snack. As time goes on, you can get more into the ratios of fat, carbs, and protein, but for now, just try to get a baseline on the calories.

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