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Dieting with meal replacements


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Post by Reedy

I would like to lose a couple of stone before this year is out, and am thinking about trying some of the various meal replacement shakes/bars around. I've been dieting and gaining it all back for a few years now, and have been to several slimming clubs, so have a basic idea of what I should be eating, but the first week or two is the challenge.

My husband thinks my plan is barmy, and that super low calorie diets are dangerous, but I really crave the mindless structure it would give me until I see a few pounds have gone and get more motivated. Am I really risking my health?

Last edited by Reedy on Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:21 pm; edited 1 time in total

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Post on Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:56 pm by pam

have ordinary meals but reduce the calories and also mix with some exercise but don't go overboard.

most food now tells you how many calories it contains.

I agree that the hardest part is keeping the weight off. I have tried over and over but yet the weight slowly creeps back on.


Post on Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:24 pm by Reedy

Hi Chrissy,

I think the trick to keeping the weight off is to keep an eye on it and diet hard if it goes up more than a couple of kg. Instead I tend to slip back into my 'fat' clothes.

Maybe I will try some calorie controlled ready meals to get me started again.

Post on Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:44 pm by Aki

Counting calories is the way I have gone for about the last five years or so. Sometimes I break everything down and write what I eat but most of the time when it becomes a real challenge for me is when I am the only one in the house trying to control my weight.

Post on Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:10 am by Admin

another possible diet is called low carb diet, this is one i tried and lost nearly 2 stone.

it was combined with exercise but think the latter was too much for me with the diet as well.

when the weight went on i then tried the low carb diet again but then mixed it with light exercise and it was a lot better.

Post on Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:50 pm by Aki

I don't think you can do one without the other. You can diet and you can exercise, but I don't know anyone who has had success with only doing one of the two.

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