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Cravings for junk food and to get a stable wait loss. I have been doing man vs fat for 2 seasons and not lost as much as I would like abs feel I could achieve. I seem to be a sheep follow the crowd so if I see something working for someone but some times I struggle. I seem to struggle following my calories and picking the right foods. I am normally pretty good at following diet plans to a certain degree but come off sometimes not as much as when I counting my calories. I have looked into many diet plans but seem to be rather expensive.

These are my problems and why I seem confused lol.

Ok mate, so what do you think is the MAIN thing you struggle with?

What’s the big rock that if you could remove would make the biggest difference?

The thing I need most help on is where can I find or create a sustainable diet plan that will promote a good weight loss but help me control my cravings.

Honestly, a meal plan is the last thing you need mate, you won’t learn anything from a meal plan, you won’t address any habits or pick up any skills to be able to manage a long term healthy lifestyle.

You keep mentioning cravings, but nothing specific apart from ‘junk food’ which could mean anything to different people.

I’d hazard a guess that you might be someone who fall’s into binge eating traps?

If so is it with certain foods?

If it is, you’ll need to decide if it’s best to limit or completely restrict those foods (for now)

If it’s not with certain foods, then it’s likely that there’s a more pressing issues & a reason why you’re seeking out food for comfort, which I defo advise you to address before anything else.

The crux of weight-loss comes down to consuming less calories than your body needs to remain the same (caloric or energy deficit)

It’s simple in principle, but not always easy in practice.

If weightloss is your main goal right now, you need to consume less calories in a way that you personally enjoy (or don’t hate) & can stick to.

Hope that helps mate

Yes mate makes total sense. The main areas of junk food I full into is anything sweet mainly chocolate and takeaways when feeling lazy to cook. I assume I become obssed with meal plans as I feel that is what I got to follow to loose weight but now not seeing thst may not be the answer. However I try and calorie count however pick the wrong things for my calories so need to make sure I pick the right things. I think bing eating is correct I can’t seem to stop at 1 epically when it’s sweet so maybe I need to look at doing my best to cut it out or a way of limiting it? I suppose I need to ask myself why I bing eat and I have been looking for the answer for a while for a long time but maybe need to look deeper into it. Would you say myfitness pal is the easiet for a beginner calorie counting or is their an easier one? Thanks for all your help mate.

I’ve used and always have used mfp for the last 9 years and it’s worked for me. Some people use lose it also.

Cheers mate i will give it another go I don’t know why but I seem to struggle with mfp don’t know why either so will give it another go I think.

@maxnas just a come across your website and nutrition guide online given it a good read and makes a whole lot of sense so going to take a laid back approach from tomorrow. Thanks mate for all the help.