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    consultant31
    Slimming World - Extra Easy weight loss!!
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    • 19th Apr 10, 8:49 AM
    Slimming World - Extra Easy weight loss!! 19th Apr 10 at 8:49 AM
    Hello and welcome to another shiny new thread for all followers of Slimming World.

    The Original and Green plans are still going strong but most people may well have heard of the new Extra Easy plan which is sweeping through the land If you've ever wondered if it works, I promise you it does. If you've ever wondered how it works - well the science confuses me, but I would just say to trust the experts at SW, they wouldn't send you on the wrong path.

    If you fancy having a go at it, here are the official 'rules' to ensure that you not only lose weight regularly but get all the nutrition your body needs to function well:-

    Extra Easy:


    1: Choose your Free Food

    Anything thats Free Food on Green OR Original so thats pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat, poultry, fish and all the Superfree food is totally Free on Extra Easy! Yes, you can eat unlimited meat, potatoes and veg, fish, chips and mushy peas, and chicken curry and rice with no measuring, no weighing, no counting no kidding!
    And for super-fast, super healthy results, fill one third of your plate with Superfree Food!
    2: Choose your Healthy Extras

    Each day select one Healthy Extra a choice and one Healthy Extra b choice from our simplified list of calcium and fibre-filled foods, including milk, cheese, bread and cereal.
    3: Enjoy 5-15 Syns each day

    And if the Syn values for Green and Original foods are different on the standard Syns lists, count the lower one!
    ------------------------------
    If you find your weight loss has slowed down or stopped, check
    1.Whether everything you're counting as Free, is Free

    2.Whether you're under-estimating Syn values (over-estimate if guessing)

    3.Whether you're counting everything that should be counted

    4.Whether you're measuring everything that should be measured

    5.Whether you're sabotaging your success in any other way (using SAS logs will help uncover individual long-term self-sabotage patterns) and, if none of these is the culprit, either...........

    A: increase the proportion of Superfree Foods to half of your plate

    OR

    B: switch to more Speed Foods

    And above all, if you follow the plan, any plan, 100% you will lose weight!
    By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.

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  • Vixie_Pixie
    today's food - EE

    B - 28g Jordans museli (part 1 heb) with milk (hea) cup of tea

    S - Muller light yog and banana, 2 x mikado sticks (1)

    L - Beef n veg noodles - used leftover teriyaki steak (3) sliced and bashed to tenderise. Used half tsp of oil (1). Veg - garlic, ginger, red onion, red pepper and mushrooms. Cooked the steak and veg together then added noodles, smothered in 5 spice and soy sauce .. yummers!

    If i get peckish between now and dinner time will have w/g crackerbread (rest of heb), ex light laughing cow cheese triangle (1) with cucumber.

    D - leftover HM burgers, with SW chips and large salad will use 1 syn on low fat mayo and 1 syn on a dollop of low fat onion and garlic dip for my chips

    total syns 8
    All hail to the sale!!!!!!

    new beginnings...... new successes..
  • positivelypurple
    Hello fellow SWers, does anyone have a low syn recipe for cauliflower cheese? I've got some that needs using up but can't face it plain today (not sure what's up with me at the moment!)

    Thanks so much.
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  • TakeItEazy
    Bit fed up as wi yesterday and sts, don't know why as been 100% unless it was to do with not having many syns this week [only 36 up til friday and then had none yesterday] today WILL be better. Really wanted to lose that lb for my stone . Will have to be extra careful this week as out on friday for chip/scampy meal then out on saturday with buffet type meal in evening. Wish me luck . The only good thing about this weekend is I fit my skinny jeans yay!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yesterdays food G
    brunch - weetabix [bs] milk [a] coffee

    T - rest of mushy pea curry with rice

    Snacks - pineapple

    Syns - 0 and resisted peanuts & chocolate at Mums too

    Todays food EE

    B - weetabix [b + 3.5 syns] milk [a] coffee

    L - roast pork [resisted crackling], big salad, new pots, b/egg, p/onions, beans, babybel [2syns] & fat free dressing

    T - not sure yet, depends if i'm hungry.

    Snacks - pineapple, muller

    Syns - 5.5 + 7 for hubbys wicked garlic mayo so 12.5 altogether. Still got 66.5 syns left from week so much try harder to use more syns .
    Last edited by TakeItEazy; 25-04-2010 at 10:07 PM.
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results


    Heartbroken 12.12.13
  • Vixie_Pixie
    Hello fellow SWers, does anyone have a low syn recipe for cauliflower cheese? I've got some that needs using up but can't face it plain today (not sure what's up with me at the moment!)

    Thanks so much.
    Originally posted by positivelypurple
    This is a recipe for Macaroni cheese bake i found on SW website - you could just leave out the macaroni to have a really yummy cauliflower cheese bake instead.

    3 Syns on Green and Extra Easy*
    9 Syns on Original*
    *Add 6 Syns if not using cheese as a
    Healthy Extra

    6 spring onions
    2 garlic cloves
    8 cherry tomatoes
    454g/1lb cauliflower
    170g/6oz Cheddar cheese
    2 eggs
    142g/5oz dried macaroni
    Fry Light
    500g pot very low fat natural yogurt
    1 level tsp Dijon mustard
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    1. Prepare the ingredients: trim and thinly slice the spring onions; peel and chop the garlic; halve the tomatoes; break the cauliflower into florets, coarsely grate the cheese and beat the eggs. Boil the cauliflower and cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
    2. Preheat the oven to 220C/Gas 7. Spray a pan with Fry Light and cook the spring onions, garlic, tomatoes and cooked cauliflower for
    2-3 minutes. Add 100ml/3fl oz water to the pan and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes until the water has been absorbed. Stir in the pasta, toss to mix well and transfer to a shallow ovenproof dish.
    3. Prepare the topping by mixing the yogurt, mustard, cheese and eggs together. Season well, pour over the pasta and cook for 15-20 minutes until bubbling and golden. Remove from the oven, allow to stand for 5 minutes and serve.
    All hail to the sale!!!!!!

    new beginnings...... new successes..
  • c l a i r e
    Well done to all the losers and try not to lose heart TakeitEazy, hopefully there will be a nice loss waiting for you next week Vixie thanks for that macaroni cheese recipe, might try and fit that in somewhere this week.

    Well today has been a bit bleurgh, woke up with a headache so have had no real appetite up until now. Thankfully my OH is cooking me a roast dinner so todays menu (EE) is:

    B: Syn free pancake, Total 0% greek yoghurt, strawberries, banana
    L: Strawberries and grapes, hi-fi bar (HEB)
    S: 1/2 highlights hot choc sachet (1), skimmed milk (HEA)
    D: Roast beef, SW roast potatoes, sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, gravy (2 syns)
    C'est la vie
  • FloFlo
    Hi, I am weighing myself on the wiifit at home but following the red diet at the moment. First week weigh in yesterday and had lost 6lb so am very pleased.
  • HopePray
    A smile for a Sunday : )

    With time, women gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, Good grief......, look how smart I am.
    And so the saying goes SMART A**E : )
    Last edited by HopePray; 25-04-2010 at 9:25 PM.
  • sukibix
    Does anyone know how many syns are in a Birds Eye Potato Waffle. The syns onling say 4/12 - this may be a stupid question but does this mean for 4?!!

    Birds Eye Potato Waffles, 4/12 pack, frozen 57g each
    2.5 EE
    5 original
    2.5 green





    Thanks
    10.5 stone gone.
    Now to mantain!
    NHS Tummy tuck & quit smoking 04.02.2010
  • HopePray
    Does anyone know how many syns are in a Birds Eye Potato Waffle. The syns onling say 4/12 - this may be a stupid question but does this mean for 4?!!

    Birds Eye Potato Waffles, 4/12 pack, frozen 57g each
    2.5 EE
    5 original
    2.5 green



    thanks
    Originally posted by sukibix
    I believe thats from EITHER a 4 or 12 pack. Sometimes things have different weights dependant on the pack size. Crisps are like that, bought singley they have more crisps in them than multi packs.

    So thats each 1
    2.5 EE
    5 original
    2.5 green
  • sukibix
    I believe thats from EITHER a 4 or 12 pack. Sometimes things have different weights dependant on the pack size. Crisps are like that, bought singley they have more crisps in them than multi packs.

    So thats each 1
    2.5 EE
    5 original
    2.5 green
    Originally posted by HopePray

    Thanks HopePray - yup, I am a muppet

    Other than stir fry vege, I am looking for something to have with Beanfeast Bolognese on a red day - I've decided to have JP as a HE-B.
    Sticking with red days this week as my consultant says peeps generally have better losses on red days, and I need to shift a few lbs asap as I can only just fit in my bridesmaid dress with only 5 days to go! I blame the tummy tuck!!! grrrrr
    10.5 stone gone.
    Now to mantain!
    NHS Tummy tuck & quit smoking 04.02.2010
  • HopePray
    Thanks HopePray - yup, I am a muppet

    Other than stir fry vege, I am looking for something to have with Beanfeast Bolognese on a red day - I've decided to have JP as a HE-B.
    Sticking with red days this week as my consultant says peeps generally have better losses on red days, and I need to shift a few lbs asap as I can only just fit in my bridesmaid dress with only 5 days to go! I blame the tummy tuck!!! grrrrr
    Originally posted by sukibix
    Treat yourself to some good underwear and dont stress, stress will only lead to overeating. You were chosen to be a bridesmaid cos they wanted you, a happy unstressed you : )
    I hope you have a wonderfull time.
  • positivelypurple
    Thanks for the recipe! I ended up doing a sauce out of a spoonful of light cream cheese, a couple of spoons of cottage cheese and a tsp of mustard. I then put my HE cheese on top. It was absolutely delicious, even nicer than traditional cauli-cheese I think. DC wouldn't touch it though

    I did my first WI this morning and am being very good about writing in my food diary. Hopefully, I'll see a little change in the numbers next week.

    Have a good day everyone
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    GC 0/370 NSDs January 11/20
    Weight Loss 4/14
    Pay off 2700 by 31st December 2014
  • skinny-on-the-inside
    Hi all it's been nearly a year since i fell off the wagon and ive put on a whopping 1st 7lbs!!!!! In total i now need to lose 5 stone 6lbs. Been struggling along just trying to do it myself at home this week but can't get to a class untill sat and i'm struggling with guessing the syn value of foods etc.

    Would there be anyone kind enough to pm me this weeks pword for online so i can use the online syn calculator until sat?

    This time i need to do it nothing in the wardrobe fits and even when i think i look ok i see a picture afterwards and think yeuck!
  • MRSMCAWBER
    Morning all

    Well done FloFlo

    EE Meal plane for today :-
    • 2 weetabix (b)
    • 250ml semi skimmed (a)
    • 2 rashers bacon
    • carrot
    • onions
    • parsnips
    • red pepper
    • Huge salad
    • ham
    • couple of steamed potatoes
    • 1tbs yoghurt dressing (1syn)
    • inbetweenies -fruit
    I have chopped up the bacon and put in the remoska and then thrown in the veggies and will leave it until they are roast - figured I could use the bacon to give me some protein and I won't have to use any oil to roast the veggies

    Im really hoping my SW booklets arrive today as I want to settle down and get to grips with all the info -I have to say that Im not overly impressed with the on-line stuff (but thats probably just me liking to read properly ) -I want to look into going mainly onto RED days as I think it might work better for us...
    I will be able to get more milk via healthy (A) without using syns..
    Hubby will get more cheese via healthy (A) when he needs it...

    ooh and can I ask Consultant31 or anyone who might know...I have noticed things like:-
    2 ryvita original/dark rye/seame and
    4 ryvita original/dark rye/sesame
    Both on the options for healthy extra B -is the difference for male/female? or am I missing something -I don't want to be short changing hubby
    ALSO -do they reccomend using a certain number of syns a day? only at the moment my mentality is "use as few as possible" -just wondering if you are suposed to eat a certain amount ---like on the WW point system where you are suposed to eat all of your points...
    Sorry for all the questions... but if Im doing this I may as well make sure Im doing it right

    Need to nip shoping this evening for a fruit, salad,veg and milk top up... Im getting through loads of fruit again nomnomnom
    Hope everyone is having a good day
    -6 -8 -3 -1.5 -2.5 -3 -1.5-3.5
  • Vixie_Pixie

    ooh and can I ask Consultant31 or anyone who might know...I have noticed things like:-
    2 ryvita original/dark rye/seame and
    4 ryvita original/dark rye/sesame
    Both on the options for healthy extra B -is the difference for male/female? or am I missing something -I don't want to be short changing hubby
    ALSO -do they reccomend using a certain number of syns a day? only at the moment my mentality is "use as few as possible" -just wondering if you are suposed to eat a certain amount ---like on the WW point system where you are suposed to eat all of your points...
    Sorry for all the questions... but if Im doing this I may as well make sure Im doing it right
    Originally posted by MRSMCAWBER
    i think that the reason they state both 2 and 4 ryvita is that you can have 4 as a heb but if you want to speed up your weight loss you have 2 ryvita as a heb to make them a speed food.... i'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong

    Also, it is best to have between 5 and 15 syns a day. It was said on the previous thread that weight loss is better if you have your syns.

    Personally if i find i haven't had many syns i will eat something to make sure i have had at least 5. But generally i have 10-15 a day
    All hail to the sale!!!!!!

    new beginnings...... new successes..
  • Felicity
    Hi, I was just wondering what peoples thoughts were on spreading out all the syns through the week Vs consuming them all at the w/e?

    I struggle to have my syns during the week, I dont really have a sweet tooth, dont crave anything as such and am very happy having a no syn eating plan (with the exception of a 1teaspoon syn of manuka honey a day for health reasons).

    At the week-end I do however like to treat myself whilst staying within the confines of the plan. Wine is my real treat plus maybe some clover on bread, skinny cow ice creams etc.

    I love doing sw this way but it means consuming 60-70 syns at the w/e and only 5 during the week.

    Has anybody got any thoughts on this?
  • Felicity
    i think that the reason they state both 2 and 4 ryvita is that you can have 4 as a heb but if you want to speed up your weight loss you have 2 ryvita as a heb to make them a speed food.... i'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong

    Also, it is best to have between 5 and 15 syns a day. It was said on the previous thread that weight loss is better if you have your syns.

    Personally if i find i haven't had many syns i will eat something to make sure i have had at least 5. But generally i have 10-15 a day
    Originally posted by Vixie_Pixie
    Ahhh, I had wondered about the ryvita thing also but assumed it was a typo!
  • MRSMCAWBER
    i think that the reason they state both 2 and 4 ryvita is that you can have 4 as a heb but if you want to speed up your weight loss you have 2 ryvita as a heb to make them a speed food.... i'm sure someone will correct me if i'm wrong

    Also, it is best to have between 5 and 15 syns a day. It was said on the previous thread that weight loss is better if you have your syns.

    Personally if i find i haven't had many syns i will eat something to make sure i have had at least 5. But generally i have 10-15 a day
    Originally posted by Vixie_Pixie
    Thanks for that -it makes perfect sense
    Hubby will be grateful to that he can have 4 ryvita as a healthy B -he loves the things

    I will try and find a way of using some syns -I think because I can have fruit for "free" I naturaly pick that as its my fave thing so I don't feel the need to use Syns -also because hubby is doing it with me I try to make our meals using a few syns as possible -so he can have his syns for beer etc
    I think once all my booklets arrive and I look into doing mainly red days I may find it easier to use more syns

    Once again -thankyou for your help
    -6 -8 -3 -1.5 -2.5 -3 -1.5-3.5
  • PurpleJay
    Just wanted to say Hi to you all. Hope you don't mind me joining in!

    I have decided to have another bash at Slimming World. I was a member in 1998 and again in 2004. Previously I did weight watchers and got to goal but more recently I have tried doing online slimming and lack the motivation to keep it up. I was going to go to a class this time as it does seem to work for me but for a month I decided to try following the plan myself using my 2004 books and will be putting the money away for a treat if I loose weight!

    If I loose 4lb in 4 weeks, hubby says he will match what I have in the pot and I have agreed to give the money to him if I don't so a bit of extra incentive there too I am hoping for half a stone though - that'll show him

    I weigh 14st 2lb at the moment which is the heaviest I have been. I want to loose at least 2 stone and preferably 3 stone. I also have to get some exercise so I will be dusting off the wii fit!

    Aside from me a hubby, in our household is our 3 year old son and my mum who lives in an annexe although we usually eat together on the days we are all in. Me and the little one are veggie. Mum likes something sweet after each meal and I have been joining her so that is the first thing to cut out or I will have fruit instead. Mr T has just delivered my shopping which has lots of healthy stuff so no excuses.

    Look forward to chatting and sharing our successes!

    Jay x
    'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
    it's about learning to dance in the rain'

    January 2015
    Grocery 0/200, Fuel 0/150, Pets 0/100, SFD 0/18
  • lynnexxxo
    Hi, I was just wondering what peoples thoughts were on spreading out all the syns through the week Vs consuming them all at the w/e?

    I struggle to have my syns during the week, I dont really have a sweet tooth, dont crave anything as such and am very happy having a no syn eating plan (with the exception of a 1teaspoon syn of manuka honey a day for health reasons).

    At the week-end I do however like to treat myself whilst staying within the confines of the plan. Wine is my real treat plus maybe some clover on bread, skinny cow ice creams etc.

    I love doing sw this way but it means consuming 60-70 syns at the w/e and only 5 during the week.

    Has anybody got any thoughts on this?
    Originally posted by Felicity
    Some weeks I have used my syns everyday and lost and some weeks I've went a bit mad and had all my syns at the weekend and still lost. So I don't really know. Certainly our consultant doesn't encourage you to have all your syns in the one day. I think a lot of it is to do with the fact that after a few drinks the nibbles come out, crisps, nuts and then its to hell with it. Three slices of roasted cheese later you think you have really blown it.

    What about giving yourself 20 syns on a friday, saturday and sunday and only 5 the other days. I think that sounds reasonable, and if your don't loose then can reassess it.
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