So I've just started trying the NHS 12 week plan. Today is day three and is going well so far for me, being so used to slimming world's "Eat as much as you need to" (translated in my brain to - as much as you can) it's really interesting to figure out the calories of what I would normally have.
As an example, we had homemade lasagne today. On slimming world my normal portion of this is 3 syns (out of a total of 15 allowed for the day) and this portion works out at 820 calories!!!! I could not believe it. As great as some parts of SW are, I should not have been given free license to eat that amount at one meal. So I had half of what I would normally have had with extra salad, and this was really filling so I didn't ever need to be eating as much as I used to. I know I'm responsible for stopping when full, but as a person not capable of doing this, calories really help me decide on a reasonable portion and put me off eating more than I should. Will be interesting to see what my other meals would normally equal - which might help to explain my lack of progress recently!
I'm really excited to weigh myself on Friday fingers crossed for a good week! (I've still got 550 calories left today! How exciting!)