Usual story here....over 40, like our food, don't exercise too much, portions creep up and the next thing you know, waistline disappears and you are the chubby one round the pool! Tried weight watchers, slimming world, heart diet, ya de ya. Last a week with them all then get bored and slip into old ways. By chance, saw the end of the hairy bikers series with two slim blokes and thought, blimey? If those two porkers can do it with all the temptation they face then there's hope for us all! So, I bought the book, shopped for the extras like herbs n spices i dont normally use to stock up the kitchen cupboard and decided to live off the recipes for a few weeks and see how we got on. Three weeks in and Him indoors is down a stone and me, 9lb. The food is fantastic. I don't even think we've been too true to the portion sizes either, but we've eaten like kings n queens and feel healthy as ever. There's not much chance of slipping off the wagon because you don't feel you are on it, sweet n sour chicken, chilli, steak, chips (the best I've tasted) scrambled egg n smoked salmon breakfasts. I have recommended o friends and colleagues without hesitation. Save your money on slimming clubs and faddy diets, this has been life changing. Hats off to the Hairy Bikers. At last, gorgeous wholesome food that is good for you too. I can't wait for the next book!