Just completed first week of the NHS diet plan. Found the plan very helpful and ( as usual) I have got off to a flying start, already shed 6 Lbs. By keeping to the plan and taking every aspect seriously I'm very pleased with the results. I spend ages searching for interesting low calorie meal plans and so far have enjoyed varied and satisfying menus. My main observation is that if you can cook and are prepared to cook from fresh ingredients the job of dieting is much easier than expecting a result using processed and read- meal products. I'm retired so have plenty of time to do my research and food preparation. My strategy to overcome the urge to 'snack' is to keep available a good fruit bowl and a bowl of grated carrot and celery nearby. I find a snack of this and a glass of water soon satisfies.
At over 15 stone and 5'-7" I really do have to make this work. Have tried many times, joined weight loss clubs and even paid for a Hypnotic Gastric Band. Nothing have so far given me such hope as this plan.
Any advice on how to keep to the straight and narrow would be helpful.