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    • Rosie1978
    • By Rosie1978 10th Oct 16, 3:33 PM
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    SW and exercise/eating enough - help!
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    • 10th Oct 16, 3:33 PM
    SW and exercise/eating enough - help! 10th Oct 16 at 3:33 PM
    Hope this is the right place to ask this question!


    Basically I was wondering what you eat if you are doing Slimming World and exercising a lot? And how do you make that affordable, particularly in terms of protein.


    I'm struggling as I am running and lifting a lot but not losing because I'm eating the wrong things. I find meat very expensive and struggle to eat enough, especially enough protein.


    Any tips? Apologies if this is in the wrong place!
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    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 10th Oct 16, 4:02 PM
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    Greek yogurt has lots of protein and is healthy and cheap from aldi and lidl's.
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    • Dustyblinds
    • By Dustyblinds 10th Oct 16, 8:12 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 8:12 PM
    You could fill up on omelettes, you can add lots of veggies and a bit of cheese as well.
    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 10th Oct 16, 8:42 PM
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    What about beans? How much meat/protein are you aiming for?
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
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    • Rosie1978
    • By Rosie1978 11th Oct 16, 11:48 AM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 11:48 AM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 11:48 AM
    Thank you. I've been finding it hard to get my head into SW due to stress and other issues but I have upped my exercise. Problem is - I've lost it completely on my eating and have put on 7lbs in the past two weeks!


    But the running and weightlifting is helping, however I need to make sure I eat enough protein to rebuild my muscles (and to fill me up so I don't reach for chocolate!!)


    I think I'm going to do some big batch cooking, spag bol etc and try that. I'll also look into omelettes, that's a good idea.
    • FBaby
    • By FBaby 11th Oct 16, 2:35 PM
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    When I first started to exercise extensively, I put on 1/2 a stone too and couldn't believe it! Everyone said it was muscle building, but I knew it wasn't, I could definitely see the fat on my stomach and bottom.

    The problem was that I got it in my head that because I was burning a lot with the exercise (2/3 hours cycling, 10k runs, one spinning session, swimming), I could eat much more and indeed, I felt much hungrier. I've now realised that I don't need much more at all and since I've reduced, I haven't felt angry. I do try to make an effort to have a higher ratio of proteins, but don't go out of my way to stuff myself with it. I mainly just replaced bread by cheese and yogurt. I don't need to have a good meal before exercising and don't need to make it up afterwards. The stronger I get, the less recovery I need. I've now lost a stone and my performance as significantly increased as a result.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 11th Oct 16, 2:41 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 2:41 PM
    You may not be losing weight, but has your shape changed? My weight stayed the same when I started running but I dropped a clothes size.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

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    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 11th Oct 16, 9:43 PM
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    Most people in this country eat more protein than they need and don't actually need to up it when they start exercise. Of course you might not be most people, but I think it would be worth to try filling up with carrots and things.
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
    Lewis Carroll
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