Hi, I am surrounded by people losing weight on various programmes, which all conflict with each other, and I decided that the thing they all had in common was a reduction in calories. so I am trying to be sensible and use this website rather than diets which I will find unsustainable. I have just found out that my bmi is 30.8, ouch! Also, I have been avoiding sugars and processed food for January, so am hoping to keep that up while counting calories, give or take a treat. I have learned that fructose is the biggest problem in many foods, so will definitely be avoiding packaged foods that mentions it for the rest of my life. Fresh fruit I think is fine, the roughage makes it safe.