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MissTK
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Hello everybody:)

I'm currently planning to lose weight and I was wondering if any of you have advice on any websites or forums where I can get personalised responses to my questions about food. I have previously been to a dietician but it was two years ago and consulting one is expensive.

All suggestions are welcome, thank you guys!

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Heather
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Good to see you again. [Smile]

We do not give general advice on dieting, since, as a health organization, that is something we know often presents health problems for younger people who do it without a doctor's advice or supervision based on their own health history and weight. We also do not refer out to dieting sites or services since most of them are profit-oriented.

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MissTK
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Hello Heather!

It's good to hear from you again too. That's fine I totally understand. I guess while I'm here I should also ask: how do I keep motivated in my mission to lose weight next year?

Every time I've tried I've gone at it for about a week before losing motivation and giving up because I think, why bother? Especially when it comes to exercising. I have VERY little will power when it comes to weight loss.

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Heather
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Again, I really cannot ethically comment on any of this, especially since I do not even know what a doctor has said is and is not healthy for you per losing weight or how.

Weight loss is simply something outside the scope of what we do as a sex education service, but also outside the scope of what we feel we can responsibly address as an online service that aims to support the health of young people.

Your general doctor is usually the right person to start with with this, as well as who to follow up with.

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