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Hi - a year ago today I stood on the scales 3 stones heavier than I did this morning. Ok so it's not as much as some people lose in a year but I'm no longer obese and wear size 12/14 clothes. Perhaps more importantly I no longer have high blood pressure and don't take any medication now (apart from Orlistat). I'm reasonably happy with this but intend to continue to lose another stone in 2016. Was it all down to Orlistat? Well I'm afraid that there is no tablet that's going to give a quick fix to your obesity problem but what it does give you is a focus to start.
My top tips to weight loss have been:-
1) writing down my goals at the beginning of the journey and the reasons why I wanted to lose weight.
2) use my fitness pal to log what I eat (even when I don't want to see!)
3) if possible exercise - start doing more than you did before - even if it's exercises in a chair there's relatively few people who can do nothing.
For me half way through the year I started doing the NHS couch to 5k which has been an absolute revelation. Look on health unlocked website and the NHS website for more information.
4) don't beat yourself up if you eat something you feel That you shouldn't. Before I've got so hung up about this. Not this time. I move on to the next day. I don't deny myself any food (even if it is more than 5g fat per 100!) but I don't eat it regularly - usually saving it for a weekend - and then I get back to it.
Good luck on your journey in 2016!
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