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Weigh in comment sent by Sonia S:
Yep the weight is going back on. I'm struggling to eat properly as my life is so busy. I have no time to cook but I know that is no excuse.
Reply from Jennifer Roche:
How are you today? Can you feel the first hints of spring in the air? Now that the evenings are getting longer and the weather is improving, I hope your thoughts will be moving towards lighter meals and more time spent outdoors being active.
It's only a few short weeks until Easter. How about making that a short-term goal and see what you can achieve within that time-frame?
I see that you have gained a half pound since last week. This isn't a huge gain but if unchecked, could lead to your weight creeping back up, which I'm sure you don't want. Just take this as a little 'nudge' to get back on track and you are sure to turn things around.
A lot of members lead busy lives and I know that work can be hectic but making time to eat healthy meals is important. Eating properly will give you more nutrients and make you better able to cope with your busy working day than high-calorie, high-fat convenience foods. It's worth taking the time to plan ahead and a half hour in the evening spent preparing a meal for tomorrow can really pay off at the end of the week. If you know things are going to be hectic at work, pack some fruit and yoghurt, make a healthy sandwich or boxed salad and you are prepared for whatever the day might throw at you. I know that when you have had a tiring day at work, cooking is a chore in the evening so try and plan some meals that are quick and easy to put together or, better still, prepare in advance. Low-calorie ready-meals are good go-to solutions and can be kept in readiness in the freezer for evenings when you just don't feel like cooking.
Another solution is to invest in a slow-cooker which a lot of members use. Just prepare the ingredients in advance, turn it on before you go to work and come home to a delicious cooked meal. What it comes down to is forward-planning, Sonia. If you prepare in advance then you are ready for anything and can cope with whatever the week throws at you while staying on track. Why not try it for the week ahead and see what you can achieve?
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Weigh in comment sent by Sarah M:
It seems to be going well so far. I'm not sure of some of the recipes. I much prefer more plain eating, e.g. dinner of meat or chicken and veg. I am also a shift worker so meal times may be varied for me.
Reply from Lisa Farrell:
Good morning Sarah,
Welcome to Tesco Diets. We're absolutely delighted to have you. I hope you have found everything you need. My name is Lisa and I'm one of your mentors. Thank you so much for your message, it's really great to read your comments. First of all, I want to say congratulations, I can see from your account you have lost 4lbs and your BMI has dropped to 39 this week, which is a fantastic start. I'm delighted to see that you have taken the first step on your weight loss journey. I think this is the hardest step when it comes to losing weight, so well done.
You are correct Sarah; your weight loss is going well so far, you should be so proud of yourself all your hard work has paid off. I would recommend that you give yourself another week or two on the GI plan and if you feel this plan still does not suit your needs I can then help you choose another meal plan?
Shift work does upset the diet and shift workers are slightly more susceptible to weight gain. However, you can plan around this. It's helpful if you can start by keeping a food diary to assess your current eating habits - seeing what and when you eat is important so you can incorporate healthier habits. Our meal plans are very flexible and you can time your meals according to your lifestyle. You will probably want to eat different foods at different times according to the shift you are working so it's fine to mix and match the plan accordingly. You could also try to fit in exercise when you can - this might be just taking a 10 minute walk during a break - anything that will help you become more active is helpful.
You are doing fantastically well and I am sure if you stick to your plan 100% it won't be long before your friends and family are commenting on how amazing you look.
Take a few moments today to imagine how you will feel when you are at your target weight. You could write down all the positives of achieving your goal, it might help you to stay focused and totally determined.
If you need any help at all please do not hesitate to e-mail me or any of the mentor team through the contact us page on the website. We are always here to help in any way possible no matter how big or small the question.
I wish you all the best.