Hi I just wanted to share this as I have come to the end of week 12 of the NHS 1400 calories 12 week diet. Starting weight was 13 stone with BMI of 27.69 and today's weight is exactly 11 stone with BMI of 23.44! This works out at an average weight loss of 2-3 pounds per week. I can't believe how good this diet has been for me - I have tried various diets in the past unsuccessfully incl. Atkins, Rosemary Conley etc. but this one has been so straightforward i.e. lots of fruit & veg, sensible smaller portions, sticking to 1400cals a day and exercise (I have been swimming once a week and just walking more). I feel so much better in myself, have gone from UK dress size 16 - size 12 and just feel more in control of my body. This doesn't really feel like a diet rather sensible, healthy eating and it has opened my eyes to where I was going wrong before - my portions were too big, too many carbs (especially bread!), too much sugar and not enough fibre. I still have 9 pounds to lose to reach my target weight (hopefully by Christmas). I just wanted to say to everyone that from someone who is hopelessly rubbish at sticking to diets, the NHS diet is brilliant and if I can do it then any of you can too
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