Ive been calorie counting for a few weeks now and lost a steady 1lb a week on 1350 calories a day. I have used an online calculator to work out how many calories I need to consume to loose 2lb a week to see how I get on. The plan is 500 calories twice a week (Monday and Thursday) and 1500 the other five days. I had my first fast day yesterday which wasnt too bad (I was rather suprised). Although I felt I was really hungry after my first meal, I had a salad box with cheese and dressing (140)at lunchtime so I might try and just have a 500 calorie in the evening instead. Dinner was scallops and mixed veg (242) and I used the rest of my calories on milk in my coffee. I am currently 13st 10lb hoping to be 10st. I want to loose a large chunk before my holiday in the middle of may. I have started at the gym also. Lets do this!!