I joined Be Strong when I gained weight while unable to exercise due to a running injury, but to be honest, I was already gaining weight before I got injured. I couldn’t understand what I needed to do in order to lose weight, but when Rick & Rachel explained it was about counting calories and consuming less than I burn, I realised that I could eat anything I wanted as long as I counted the calories and kept within them.

I admit that at first I struggled to stay within my calorie limit, but within a few weeks I learned how to enjoy smaller portions and that cutting out some things made a big difference. In 4 months I have learned so much about food and improved my running loads. I have also lost 2 and a half stones.

I think that Be Strong is a straight forward, easy to understand plan to take control of how much I eat, that will continue to work throughout my life.