Hi everyone, I'm new here!
I am new to dieting - got ill a year ago and haven't been able to exercise, and am also on lots of different meds, all of which have weight gain as a side effect. To cut a long story short, I have become rather blobular.
I have been trying to find a good diet - joined the Dukan Diet site impulsively a couple of weeks ago and have been sticking at that, but their website was ridiculously expensive and ridiculously awful, so I left it.
I signed up to My Fitness Pal to log my food intake and count calories - they calculated I should be eating 1200 cals a day to lose weight (low due to my inactivity).
And then I saw on Facebook that a couple of people I know had lost lots of weight and looked great doing slimming world, so I've signed up with them to be an online member. It definitely seems a lot healthier than the Dukan Diet, that's for sure!
So I've been doing slimming world for a couple of days, not he extra easy plan, and it does seem to be pretty easy!
However, I have a question - they say that foods like pasta and potatoes etc are 'free' and you can eat as much as you want of them. But I am so sure if I did this I would gain weight! I logged my food into my my fitness pal diary, and with slimming world am eating more than the deficit I need to lose weight.
So I'm wondering if anyone can explain how the slimming world plan, what with eating as much pasta, fruit, veg and lean meat as you want, can actually help you lose weight? When they say 'as much as you like' do they really mean it?