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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 4th Jul 17, 8:37 AM
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    Sun, Sand, Sea & Slimming - Slimming World support thread 2017
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    • 4th Jul 17, 8:37 AM
    Sun, Sand, Sea & Slimming - Slimming World support thread 2017 4th Jul 17 at 8:37 AM
    Starting a new thread to help Shala out. Please all be kind to me, as I'm new to this. I will try my best.


    Shiny new thread, with all the info carried over as follows:-

    Slimming World and Food Optimising is a plan for life, it's not a quick fix and you should look at weight losses over a period of time. There are no prizes for speed of weight loss.

    You need to commit to making changes to the food that you buy and how you cook it, because what you've been doing in the past hasn't got you to where you want to be.

    You can't use parts of the plan that suit you and forget the rest.

    If you are not prepared to make a commitment to change the behaviour that has got you into your current situation then nothing is going to change, and above all things, you need to be honest and accountable for every single mouthful of food that passes your lips.

    You need to care enough to take time out to pre-plan your slimming campaign. Look again at the menu plans and see the variety and volume of food you can eat. All you have to lose is the weight.

    Slimming World has been successfully helping people lose weight for over forty years, so trust them and read your Food Optimising books again and again.

    Food Optimising is easy but life isn't. Losing weight is a battle but you have the battle plan in your food optimising book, your secret weapon is free food, and that, together with your healthy extras and syns add up to a healthy way of eating that can (and should) be a life plan. Success is there waiting for you………go for it!

    If you fancy having a go at EE, 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

    Most of the food you eat should come from the free foods list – so that’s pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat, poultry, fish, fruit and vegetables.

    And for super-fast, super healthy results, fill one third of your plate with Speed Foods!

    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, nuts and cereal.

    3: Enjoy 5-15 Syns each day

    -------------------------------------------------------------

    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 Speed Foods to half of your plate
    B: switch to more Speed Foods

    or

    C: try Extra Easy SP - details are on this link - https://www.minimins.com/threads/extra-easy-sp-plan.348340/

    And above all, if you follow the plan, any plan, 100% you will lose weight!


    Remember we are all here to support each other, and to have fun, and to share in any little disappointments.

    Link to the List of Healthy Extras as at April 14

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...postcount=4853

    List of Speed foods here - Fruits & Vegetables

    We have a Facebook group open to anyone joining us on this thread; to join please mention it in your post or drop Lushlifesaver a PM and an existing member can send you an invite.

    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
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    • maman
    • By maman 7th Jul 17, 10:22 PM
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    I

    Two of my kids are extremely fanatic about nutrition, so I am used to the conversation about fat and have even had some strange equation thing shown to me (it was boring) but when my kids have read about SW the accept that it is 'rather healthy' and is right for me at this moment...but I DO NOT eat a cucumber in front of them - there are some lines that cannot be crossed! x

    Note for next week...be organised xxx
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Hope you didn't mind me commenting it's just that I always look for Speed alternatives. I almost see free food like bananas or baked beans as a Speed opportunity missed.

    My own view is that SW simply gives an easy to follow structure to a healthy diet. We eat all the essential food groups in the right balance. We do eat fats in dairy, learn meat and fish. We have carbs but balanced with fruit, veg and protein. We eat plenty of fibre whether that's in wholemeal bread or cereal or vegetables. We have treats like sugar but in limited quantities. Most of us cook from scratch but any ready meals/processed foods are the ones which aren't full of unhealthy fats and sugars or padded out with pastry or similar. The only exceptions would be for posters who have medical advice to cut out /limit certain food groups.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Jul 17, 10:37 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I

    Hope you didn't mind me commenting it's just that I always look for Speed alternatives. I almost see free food like bananas or baked beans as a Speed opportunity missed.

    My own view is that SW simply gives an easy to follow structure to a healthy diet. We eat all the essential food groups in the right balance. We do eat fats in dairy, learn meat and fish. We have carbs but balanced with fruit, veg and protein. We eat plenty of fibre whether that's in wholemeal bread or cereal or vegetables. We have treats like sugar but in limited quantities. Most of us cook from scratch but any ready meals/processed foods are the ones which aren't full of unhealthy fats and sugars or padded out with pastry or similar. The only exceptions would be for posters who have medical advice to cut out /limit certain food groups.
    Originally posted by maman
    Love you commenting and totally agree.

    I am eating loads and enjoying it... I will gradually tweak as I learn.. adding more speed foods... I now have a list.... but I have cut out what I don't like


    Apples
    Blackberries (nearly ready to be picked)
    Clementines
    Grapefruit
    Lemons
    Lime (sadly no gin!)
    Mandarins
    Melon
    Nectarines
    Oranges
    Papaya (ooh love a papaya salad)
    Peaches
    Pears
    Plums
    Raspberries
    Rhubarb
    Satsumas
    Strawberries
    Tangerines


    Asparagus
    Aubergine
    Baby sweetcorn
    Bamboo shoots
    Bean sprouts
    Beetroot
    Broccoli
    Brussels sprouts
    Butternut squash
    Cabbage
    Capers (I thought they were fish!)
    Carrots
    Cauliflower
    Celery
    Chillies
    Chinese leaf
    Courgettes
    Cucumber
    Green beans
    Garlic
    Kale
    Leeks
    Lettuce
    Mangetout
    Mushrooms
    Onion
    Pak choi
    Peppers
    Pumpkin
    Radishes
    Rocket
    Runner beans
    Shallots
    Spinach
    Spring greens
    Spring onions
    Sugar snap peas
    Swede
    Tomatoes
    Turnip
    Vine leaves
    watercress

    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 07-07-2017 at 10:43 PM.
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • maman
    • By maman 7th Jul 17, 10:47 PM
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    maman
    That's an amazing list! Thanks for posting it. It's so easy to get into a rut. I've had tomatoes and mushrooms twice today!

    In my defence I had samphire on Thursday and was delighted to learn it's Speed!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Jul 17, 10:52 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    That's an amazing list! Thanks for posting it. It's so easy to get into a rut. I've had tomatoes and mushrooms twice today!

    In my defence I had samphire on Thursday and was delighted to learn it's Speed!
    Originally posted by maman
    I have to admit I love aubergine and tomatoes baked in the oven, I could eat this every day x

    We all have our foods we tend to go to...... I have the list in my purse now so hopefully I will get better.... make be adventurous and get broccoli

    Can I ask a question, is the P food the free food? TIA x
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • maman
    • By maman 7th Jul 17, 11:08 PM
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    maman
    I have to admit I love aubergine and tomatoes baked in the oven, I could eat this every day x

    We all have our foods we tend to go to...... I have the list in my purse now so hopefully I will get better.... make be adventurous and get broccoli

    Can I ask a question, is the P food the free food? TIA x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I'm assuming by P food you mean protein. So,yes, it would be free but 'better' for you than food that's simply free like rice or potatoes. A balanced EE meal would be a third each of protein, speed and free although I'd try to go for a higher proportion of Speed, leaning towards EESP. That's because I rarely have Speed at breakfast time. Each to his (or her) own.
    • Saver-upper
    • By Saver-upper 8th Jul 17, 12:01 AM
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    Saver-upper
    Was on a school trip to Bournemouth with my daughter by 6am .I had packed all my own food for the day,and was very pleased with myself for resisting all temptation.

    Today's menu was:

    Breakfast: a nectarine,2 apricots

    Lunch: chicken with carrot,cucumber,red pepper,mini sweetcorn

    Snack: apple

    Tea: omelette with cheese (3 syns) ,onion,tomato.Served with sweet potato fries and bacon

    Snack: nougat bar (6.5 syns)

    HEA: skimmed milk in cups of tea (not used full allowance today)

    HEB: 2 Hifi bars
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    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 8th Jul 17, 11:20 AM
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    TakeItEazy
    +3lb out of target range too . Been up since stupid o'clock thanks to IBS tummy pains so that ads to gain plus still not changed battery. Ok making excuses now
    I've been a bad girl so must suck it up! (Think that's half my trouble )

    Hoping my meds kick in soon as still in pain off to nap (sulk) now!
    Its not what you do but the way that you do it, thats what get results
    Keep the Faith All

    Heartbroken 12.12.13
    • maman
    • By maman 8th Jul 17, 12:01 PM
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    maman
    Sorry to hear your IBS is playing up tie. Maybe the silver lining will be you won't feel like grazing.


    Excellent willpower on the school trip saverupper. Advance planning is definitely the key to success. Out of sheer nosiness, what did they do in Bournemouth?


    I'm out tonight and as I'll be driving, it'll be a rare Saturday without wine syns. Supper is a buffet but I'll try to stick to lean meats, avoid the quiche and then the only syns will be in some salad dressings. Plus I'll be dancing all evening so plenty of body magic. My contribution to the meal is a potato salad which has some low fat mayo and crème fraiche but a small portion won't be too bad.


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB porage with HEA milk
    L: veggie omelette (courgette, mushroom and tomato) with pickles
    D: salad buffet
    Syns: squirt of syrup, dressings as above


    Another glorious day here.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th Jul 17, 2:06 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    Sorry you are not feeling well TakeItEazy, but you have just reminded my i have not took any of my tablets yet today
    If anyone uses canderel and has a farmfoods close they have tablets at £1 for 150 and the jars of sugar for £1.29
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 5 1/2lb week 37
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th Jul 17, 4:31 PM
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    tweets
    Good Afternoon

    I think we can all agree on that.
    Originally posted by maman


    We do get some strange ones on here

    Went Tesco Thursday and they have got their 3 for 2 offers back on fresh veg etc
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th Jul 17, 4:33 PM
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    tweets
    Love you commenting and totally agree.

    I am eating loads and enjoying it... I will gradually tweak as I learn.. adding more speed foods... I now have a list.... but I have cut out what I don't like


    Apples
    Blackberries (nearly ready to be picked)
    Clementines
    Grapefruit
    Lemons
    Lime (sadly no gin!)
    Mandarins
    Melon
    Nectarines
    Oranges
    Papaya (ooh love a papaya salad)
    Peaches
    Pears
    Plums
    Raspberries
    Rhubarb
    Satsumas
    Strawberries
    Tangerines


    Asparagus
    Aubergine
    Baby sweetcorn
    Bamboo shoots
    Bean sprouts
    Beetroot
    Broccoli
    Brussels sprouts
    Butternut squash
    Cabbage
    Capers (I thought they were fish!)
    Carrots
    Cauliflower
    Celery
    Chillies
    Chinese leaf
    Courgettes
    Cucumber
    Green beans
    Garlic
    Kale
    Leeks
    Lettuce
    Mangetout
    Mushrooms
    Onion
    Pak choi
    Peppers
    Pumpkin
    Radishes
    Rocket
    Runner beans
    Shallots
    Spinach
    Spring greens
    Spring onions
    Sugar snap peas
    Swede
    Tomatoes
    Turnip
    Vine leaves
    watercress

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy

    Pinocchio springs to mind
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 8th Jul 17, 5:37 PM
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    kathrynha
    Not a bad day yesterday. Did have some syns at the end of the day, but just within my max allowed, and 6741 steps and 8 active minutes. Not quite at body magic target, but have done lots other days.

    Today is already almost over, but only just getting round to posting.

    Breakfast - yogurt, grape nuts and strawberries
    Lunch - chicken salad
    Dinner - Chinese takeaway - beef with ginger and spring onion with boiled rice. Not sure how many syns it is, but I have loads of spare syns from earlier in the week

    HA - milk
    HB - grape nuts
    Syns - takeaway

    Body magic - currently at 5782 steps and 8 active minutes, but been swimming and done 1250m, so done loads of body magic today
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 8th Jul 17, 8:14 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Oh dear my weekend away caught up with me and I registered at + 1/2lb - definitely too much wine being consumed on these weekends away.

    I also don't think it's helping booking holidays from class - I think subconsciously I knew I had a week to play hooky so I've decided unless I really can't get to a class I'll just go to another just to weigh.

    I've also frozen my hifi bars as I was eating them far too quickly ...hopefully this way they'll last longer!
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    Next on the list - JD Williams
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 8th Jul 17, 8:15 PM
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    Pinocchio springs to mind
    Originally posted by tweets
    I have some gin/tonic/lime slush in the freezer..... it has been there for 2 weeks as I am now a good girl!

    I had courgette omelette for breakfast
    prawn salad for lunch
    baked fish and veg for tea - just cooking!

    I popped into A to get some medicine for OH (he is SOOOOO male) and hit whoopsie time perfectly the freezers are packed, and the fridges are packed...
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 8th Jul 17, 9:01 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I am now reading how to cook samphire!

    lol
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • wizkid1
    • By wizkid1 8th Jul 17, 10:06 PM
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    wizkid1
    Hi I have been so hot today that I haven't felt like eating hope tomorrow will be a little cooler.

    My menu for Sunday...E E Day.

    Breakfast... Bran flakes A/B strawberries, raspberries blueberries

    Lunch..ham salad beetroot cherries, clementine.

    Dinner.. lamb steak, mint sauce, new potatoes baked sliced potatoes,
    Mixed veg. Extra garden peas. Gravy 3 syns. Cherries Apple.

    Extra f f yoghurt. Scone jam 3 syns light squirty cream 3 syns
    Syns 9 plus scone..
    • mouche
    • By mouche 8th Jul 17, 10:19 PM
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    mouche
    This is seen time and time again, this message is aimed to all, not just you.

    Because your following an unsustainable nutrition plan that isnt teaching you good habits.

    ...

    If you want actual results:

    Cut out junk and processed food as much as possible, but allow yourself a little treat once in a while. Eventually as you see progress you will be less inclined to have these treats, as they are just short term gratification. And just in case you didnt know, low fat meal replacements and yogurts count as junk food.

    Eat lean meats, fish, veg, some fruit, eggs, seeds and nuts.

    Rice and potatoes fine in moderation.

    Try not to eat shortly before bed.

    ...

    It really is pretty simple.

    Or just carry on with what you are doing, getting short term results but no real long term solution.
    Originally posted by parking_question_chap
    Since it was my message you answered, I felt the need to reply. Thank you for your advice; fortunately, it is basically the same as I have received from Slimming World. I eat no low-fat meal replacements (except in emergencies when the alternative would be a pizza) and am phasing out low fat yogurt - replacing it with fruit. The majority of my food comprises lean meats, fish, veg, fruit, eggs and occasionally rice and potatoes. I do not eat seeds as I do not like them; I do eat nuts occasionally. This is in contrast to my diet prior to joining Slimming World, when my diet consisted of junk food, non-lean meat and very few vegetables & fruits.

    I go to Slimming World group not only for nutritional advice (which, as I said, is essentially the same as yours) but for a supportive environment in which to discuss changing the eating habits of a lifetime.

    I am unsure whether your post was intended to mock those of us who like to have this kind of support or whether you genuinely believe that the nutritional advice you offered is any different from that offered by SW. In the former case, perhaps you should consider your motivation in posting on this thread? If the latter, I suggest you read up on what SW recommends before commenting.
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    • mouche
    • By mouche 8th Jul 17, 10:21 PM
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    mouche
    Today has been much better for me.

    B: Omlette with onions
    L: Chana masala with couscous & steam veg
    D: Chicken vindaloo with salad
    Snacks: Oranges, yogurt

    HEA: 1% milk
    HEB: 2 Hi Fi bars

    Syns
    Chana masala - 5
    Mortgage (original/ current):193,000 (23/09/11)/ £144,515.84 (16/06/2017).
    MFW target for 2017: £2355.48/ £5,000
    2017 Challenges
    Grocery Challenge: £162.32/£200 (July); £200.76/ £200 (June)
    Make £300 a month: £107.42/£300 (July); £237.88/ £300 (June)
    Lose 3st 9lb: 1st 12lb/3st 9lb
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 8th Jul 17, 11:02 PM
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    It's been a tonic reading this thread tonight. Thanks guys.
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    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 9th Jul 17, 9:14 AM
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    kathrynha
    Start of another nice day.

    Today's plan:
    Breakfast - yogurt, grape nuts and strawberries
    Lunch - BBQ - can't control everything, but the food I am taking is all free or speed. Hoping it won't be too bad
    Dinner - either still at BBQ, or chicken noodle salad

    HA - milk
    HB - grape nuts
    Syns - there will definitely be some at the BBQ

    Body magic - already done enough this week for another week towards my silver, but still aiming for 7000 steps and 15 active minutes
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 56 lb
    Last updated: 11th December 2017
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