I'm so glad i found this website. I had been using Slimming World for the last 3 years only to have spent approximately £700 in fees to lose 7lbs (ridiculous isnt it?) so I gave up and gained another stone. (even more ridiculous!) and I now have 4 stone to lose! So on Monday I searched on the internet for calorie controlled diets and here I am. I started on that day and already I feel good about it. With the other group i felt there was no control with what I was eating, being told you can eat as much pasta and rice as you want and of course i stupidly believed that and found that everytime i had pasta i wanted more. By counting calories since Monday, I make the choice as to whether I want a particular food, and already its opened up my eyes. By omitting one item from my plate I ate 150 calories less. I'm eating well and feeling full and the best part is that I finally feel I have taken control. I cant wait to see the results at the end of the week. Wish me luck!