Hello all,this is my first post. I started out on the 12 week plan again yesterday. I did the first two weeks previously and lost 6 pounds, but then it was time for me to go on holiday. Even though I basically ate what I wanted I remained at the weight I had got to so was really pleased with that. So hopefully I can still lose some by starting the plan again. Ideally I want to lose about 3 stones, then I would be happy. My BMI is 33.3 and I currently weigh.
This is the way I do things :
I REFUSE to cut out any foods as I only crave them more. I keep a food and drink diary so I can see exactly what I have eaten through the day. I do try and eat more fruit(instead f biscuits) so that my sugar craving is minimised. I am trying to stick to around 1600 calories a day. I use the nhs calorie counter and keep a list of all the foods and their calorie value in a book so I can refer to whenever. I never beat myself up about having a slip up. It has been eaten, there is nothing you can do about it, so use the energy you would for being annoyed at yourself on something else more positive.
My day consists of: porridge made with water and raisins in it, for lunch I usually have a salad weekdays with table water biscuits instead of a slice of bread (psychologically you think you are having more as you can have 3/4 instead of just 1 slice of bread) with a yoghurt and grapes. Dinner is what the rest of my family have, just a smaller portion. This seems to have worked in the past.
My top tip is to weigh yourself in Kilos...a kilo is smaller than a pound so the numbers reduce quicker than if you were using pounds and stones..so it is psychologically better.