So confused! SW / MFP

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Sweetpea302 Tue 01-Nov-16 13:21:19

Something has recently clicked with me and I'm feeling really motivated to loose the weight that has crept on over the past few years. I'd like to loose about three stone (but would probably be over the moon with two!!) and would really love to loose a stone before Christmas when I'll be seeing family who I'll not have seen in over a year.

I'm familiar with the concept of how Slimming World works and was all set to follow that when I thought "I know, I'll MFP it too, just to see what I'm eating and know that I'm not going overboard with anything". Now I've convinced myself that if I don't keep under the 1200 calories a day that MFP have recommended for a 2lb a week weightloss that I'm not going to loose enough, or at least loose quickly enough to stay motivated.

I've done a bit of research and am now completely confused as to the best plan. Some people have said that 1200 calories a day has worked wonders for them and they've lost easily on it and others have said that it's too little and they stopped loosing quite quickly, or their metabolism got messed up. Others have said that Slimming World didn't work for them and they saw little or no losses.

Can anyone advise me on the best plan? Should I stick with Slimming World and ignore MFP? Or will religiously keeping to 1200 calories a day result in the loss that I'd love? (FWIW - Slimming World looks like a much nicer way of living!)

Thanks!

Sweetpea302 Tue 01-Nov-16 19:42:11

Hopeful bump blush

holdontoyourbutts Wed 02-Nov-16 06:09:27

If you consistently eat at a calorie deficit then you'll lose weight.

The issue however with dropping that deficit by a large amount - so going down to 1200 a day - is that it can be hard to maintain.

Starvation mode is a myth, your body won't start storing fat by dropping that low and you will lose weight.

However, if you're finding 1200 tough then give slimming world a go, it's still restricting calories but probably at a lesser amount which would equate to a slower loss but potentially less likely to fall off the bandwagon.

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