The aim of this website is to help anyone who is desperately trying to lose weight and to keep it off.
We are all different and all like are own type of weight management.
Personally I follow the Weight Watcher plan, but the recipes on this site are all healthy and low fat and suit most diets.
THIS WEBSITE HAS NO CONNECTION WITH WEIGHT WATCHERS!
But as I lost my weight following the Weight Watcher ProPoints system and found the plan so good I want to share the tips and recipes I have picked up with fellow Weight Watcher members, to work with alongside their meetings and Weight Watcher publications. It is in no way intended to be a substitute fr joining Weight Watchers. As I know a lot of people still like to follow the old No Count/Core plan I have also included some of the tips that helped me when I followed No Count.
I am now following the Filling and Healthy plan so have put several pages directly aimed at Filling and Healthy.
But whichever way you chose there are certain points that you need to remember.
If you want to follow the Weight Watcher plan the best way is to join Weight Watchers - either a meeting or online, they are the experts and can really help you get to your goal.
Losing weight doesn't happen overnight, even though putting it back on seems to!!
Set yourself a realistic target and a time to do it in, the best weight loss to aim for is 1-2 lbs (0.5 - 1.0kg) a week.
When you first start your diet you may lose more at first(because of loss of fluid)but this will slow down.
Be patient - the slower you lose it the longer it will stay off.
This is a fact!!
Don't think of any food as a 'sin' or 'forbidden', you are permitted the odd higher calorie treat.
Try to stick to eating three good, well balanced meals a day, meals that include some of all the food groups - fruit and/or vegetables, carbohydrates and protein.
If you eat sufficient amounts at each meal you should not need to snack in between meals - believe me you soon reach this habit - because most of our eating is down to habit.
Do NOT weigh yourself every day!!
In fact throw away those scales and have your weight monotered at your weekly meeting (or if online at a pharmacy like Boots) every week.
Remember that your weight may be staying the same but you are losing inches so do measure yourself at regular intervals.
Eat your foods slowly , if you cut down the portion of your foods try using a smaller plate!!
And finally - be more active!!
This doesn't have to be the gym or exercise programmes - do what suits you, your body and your lifestyle the best.
Walking, swimming, gardening all count as exercise!
And good luck!