I've just joined this website and just started the 12-wk plan. Its taking a bit getting used to the calorie counting and trying to eat healthily with reduced portions. Started yesterday and was doing well until after dinner when my eyes fell on my son's chocolate Petite Filous...and ended up eating 3 of them!!! This tipped me over my calorie intake (which for my BMI etc is 1300-1700) to a total of 1862!
I've decided to start at 1700 and gradually reduce down to 1400. As I've never calorie counted (CC) ever I wanted to see what 1 day's eating would calculate to. I wanted to see whether anyone actually started on the 1400 (for females) or whether anyone has started on what the website calculates depending on your BMI etc.
I'm also exercising (a mixture of cardio intervals, strength and core) and trying to increase going to the gym from 2 to 3 sessions per wk. But I think my diet is really bad and this frequently lets me down. I like to eat junk esp when hungry or stressed or tired. I have a 3 yr son who doesn't eat much (I cook food for him but my husband & I eat something different after our son goes to bed) and trying to cook for my husband and me always feels like a chore and I run out of ideas to cook. We also love our red meat and takeaway which I'll (we'll) have to majorly cut down.
Anyway I won't ramble on and on. I am excited to try this new plan (I once did weight watchers many many yrs ago but that didn't last) and its great to have this forum and network of others doing the same. I know the website states that 0.5-1Kg would be lost per wk...I wanted to know how accurate/realisitc that is???
Looking forward to catching up with your all!