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Hi everyone well ive been on my tablets 12 days stuck to 1200 calories done an hour cardio nearly every morning and lost 2lbs!!!! Not happy as reading everyone elses stories on their loss i expected more im disheartened and fed up can anyone tell me where im going wrong please any ideas xx

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    try and lower yr carbs a bit i have done this plus low fat as i am type one diabetic and on steroids and lost 12lb in 4 weeks dont give up have you got much to loose good luckĀ 
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      Hi amanda thanks for your reply yes ive been working out theu my food diary for the week and think ive been over with the carbs need to re think what else to eat x i have 3 stone to lose andfeel miles away from my goal good luck with yours too im sure it will come off eventually xx
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    I am the same. Been on this for 5 weeks and lost 6lbs. So slow and I am being so strict. I am paying a lot of money for these tablets over here in NZ so I am doing everything I can to make them work but it is extremely slow. I am thinking I would probably lose thatby being on low fat diet alone!
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      Hi thank you so much for replying its dis heartening isnt it i feel the same as you im trying so hard but maybe as amanda said im having too many carbs ill cut down on them see if it helps sad oooh its annoying apart from having my jaws wired lol im stuck!! Keep trying stick with it and let me know how you get on x x
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      I'll try that too. Im vegetarian also so no fat means no cheese no nuts as well as low carbs and no meat! Ahh!
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      Ha ha were going to run out of what we can actually eat!! Keep me updated with your progress and any ideas what else to eat apart from nearly nothing now lol xx
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    i eat a lot of chicken and fish and low fat ham for sandwich for the last week i have brought some meals from m&s they are called ballenced meals the salmon is lovely and has all that you need for a meal and have snack a jacks for a snack there is plenty that you can eat just takes a bit of working out must say i am not bored with it yet keep going ladies xx
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      Hi amanda ill have a look in m&s at the meals see whats availabke thank you for that, i do eat a lot of chicken and turkey but idothink your right regarding carbs maybe i was over doing them ill let you know if it works :-) xx
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      Hi, you are right, salmon is very fatty - trouble is it's a fat that is so good for us. I have been having salmon (although a small piece) and so far it hasn't given me any nasty side effects - but saying that, nothing has given me any nasty side effects! Only one way to find out honey!!!
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      Well I have had smoked salmonĀ 3 times now with no harm done, next step a small salmon steak :-)

      I have had no side effects yet either. I did stop the pills for Friday and Saturday as we were at a friends for the weekend and I was not willing to risk any embarrassment

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      Yeah it's really odd, I'm guessing that if you are on a really low fat diet then there is nothing to come out - yep, maths definitely adds up on that one - so why then do some of us not lose weight? I have tried having a couple of fatty meals in the past and although I went to the toilet readily enough, there was no oilyness. I had a really bad week last week and was very unwell and couldn't keep anything in or down top end or bottom end but I put that down to a stomach bug because I felt really unwell. Who knows? Anyway, you can try and see what happens, I think if you are careful throughout the day then a piece of salmon will be fine. Let me know if it affects you. x
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    Soup can be a low fat meal - depending what you put in there, I make my own tomatoe soup it has a little fat mainly olive oil. Its a great filler up!
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      Hi laura i have quite a bit of rhe pea and ham soup from aldi uts the fresh soup in the chiller i put a bag of steamed veg in thats very filling home made tomatoe sounds lovely!! Im quite good wuth my foods just slow loss of weightvery frustrating sad xx
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    Hi, god that is so annoying, I completely understand your frustration. That happened to me in the first few weeks and I had to increase my calorie intake as I wasn't eating enough. Once I had a couple of larger meals over a period of 2 weeks the weight started to come off (honestly, I kid you not). I now stick to 1400 calories per day but stick to the low fat regime. I also wouldn't rule out any one food group because this diet as got to be sustainable long term and if you cut everything out you are going to find it very miserable. Also, with exercising, if you cut out carbs your body has nothing to turn to glucose and so you will have a serious lack of energy and won't be able to muster up any energy or enthusiasm for exercise. I know it's really upsetting when you don't feel you are losing it quickly enough, but it took us all years to pile it on and so it won't come off overnight and you've done well with the exercise etc so just keep going. I haven't lost any for 9 days now and I've been out on my bike a lot, walking the dog, sticking to diet, and last week was so ill for 4 days I couldn't even keep water down - totally bummed out this morning when I weighed myself. So I do understand as I feel frustrated and tearful again today. Play around with your calories a bit because age and size and activeness all play a big part in it, but just keep going. You are heading in the right direction and making good decisions re exercise. Good luck this week.
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      Hi thanks so much for your great advice your a great help smile your so supportive to everyone on here so thank you for that x x yes your right its hard struggling with lack of food and excercising come afternoon i feel like i need a sleep lol x i suppose its trial and error yes after having a family and picking here and there the weight creeps on after all these years i suppose im expecting too much too soon ill juggle around with different foods see what works and whats not so good x thanks afain ill keep you posted with my progress good luck with yours too your doing great :-) xxx
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      Hi hun well im totally stunned got weighed today it appears ive lost 6lbs OMG im totally shocked i felt i was getting no where and all of a sudden a big drop from 2lbs!! Im so happy today i now feel im getting somewhere only 2 1/2 stone to go lol i do think it has a lot to do with age and hormones i have been on HRT for 18years i have a total hystrectomy very young having overies removed after the birth of my 2nd child so have ups and downs with weight but more up lately sad im really going to try hard with these tablets fingers crossed keep up the good work xxx
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      Well done honey, that is brilliant. I am really pleased for you. Yeah all those problems you have had will definitely be slowing you down. I have started the menopause and so think that is having an effect as I've lost weight before and it's come off easily. Typical, now that I want to lose it properly and get healthier, it all slows down. We'll just have to keep plugging away. x
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