I am on week 2 of the plan. When I started tracking my eating habits and calories on MyFitnessPal I was shocked to see how many calories I've been eating every day. I guess that explains the spare tyre round my waist. I am confused, though. Really confused. For health reasons, I have been on a mediterranean style diet for ages and I eat very healthy food. I ditched things like cake, crisps and so on ages ago. I also run three times a week and cycle almost every day for transport. For this reason I couldn't understand why I was putting on weight ... Until now. It is things like nuts, olive oil, yoghurt and fruit that seem to be the culprit ( ok, and wine ... And beer ). But I thought that nuts etc were healthy? I don't want to cut them out, as they are supposedly good for perimenopause issues, so I guess small portions is the answer but the portions seem dreadfully small. And what I am 'allowed' for lunch and dinner in terms of regular food seems awfully little too. One wholemeal wrap with ham and salad today, with a boiled egg. Fish and lots of veggies for supper, with one piece of bread. But the slightest bit of olive oil adds 119 instant calories to everything, and I am 150 calories over my allowance ... And starving ... This is going to be harder than I thought. I suppose that is just the way it is, and I have to wait for my stomach to get smaller?