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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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 choice and one Healthy Extra 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/showpost.php?p=66049704&postcount=4853

List of Speed foods here - Fruits & Vegetables
Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
**Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
**Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
MFW. 9 months to go. B)
"A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
***Keep plodding***
Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
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  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    To help you on your way, here are some tried and tested recipes that we all enjoy and are Slimming World friendly.

    Link to old recipe thread:-

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3032236

    New Recipes

    Loaded Potato Skins
    Homity Pie
    Minestrone Soup
    Lentil & Bacon Soup
    Pulled Pork
    Red Pepper Houmous
    Cheesy Chilli Fries
    Lamb Tagine
    Campfire Stew
    Uses for Quark
    Austrian Ham and Potato Hash
    Chilli Bacon Pasta Bake
    Patatas Bravas
    Pulled Chipotle Chicken Buns
    Lamb Kebab
    Hairy Bikers Braised steak with gravy - BBC recipe low syn - a favourite here
    Ratatouille - a great way to get extra speed food
    Katsu Chicken Curry
    Falafels
    Philadelphia Fish Pie
    Low Syn Lemon Curd
    Vegetarian Scotch eggs - Using Linda McCartney Sausages
    Potato Salad Dressing
    Pilau Rice
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
    MFW. 9 months to go. B)
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • edited 9 September 2019 at 12:04PM
    beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    edited 9 September 2019 at 12:04PM
    This a list of all our lovely SW-ers that have reached target!

    They have a wealth of knowledge, having been there, done it, and bought the smaller t-shirt so please feel free to ask them (and us) questions!

    Maman - target member since Aug 11
    JoeDenise - target member since Jul 12
    Take It Easy - target member for 10 years
    Meg72 - target member since Aug 15
    Tweets - target member since Aug 15
    Blue_Eyed_Girl - target member since May 2016
    Arkers - target member since June 2016
    MrsP1987 - target member since August 2016
    Debjay - target member since August 2016
    Beanielou - target member since October 2016
    Matron Midge - target member since October 2016
    Orlao - target member since October 2016
    rjhammond - target member since November 2016
    Emmylou - target member since November 2016
    Abbafan1972 - target member since May 2017
    Saver-Upper - target member since September 2017
    Shiprob - target member since September 2017
    Esmy - target member since March 2018
    Bubbs- target member since March 2018
    Stoke - target member since October 2018
    Vegastare - target member since August 2019.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
    MFW. 9 months to go. B)
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    If you need to get back on track, or need some extra motivation then give these posts a read, thanks to Tete and esmy for taking the time out to help ..

    Originally Posted by Pickle29
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    Hello everyone
    How do you start again? I was going to sw, lost half a stone in a month - really into it! ....... then messed about, new kitchen, family christening, stress with work, comfort eating, dog died, weekend away, you name it I've got an excuse why I went off plan and put it all on again!
    Last weekend went away and couldn't believe how awful I looked in my clothes and in the fotos!
    Need to get Back on plan, hoping to rejoin on Saturday - but how do you get back on plan when you have been grazing all day every day and appear together constantly hungry. I'm so down and want to do it but know it's going to be soon hard!!! Help!
    Originally Posted by Tete en l'Air
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    Hi Pickle, I'm sure we can all relate to your post and I've certainly had a few blips in recent months when life was throwing lemons thick and fast.

    I'm not an 'official' paid up member of SW, nor am I really a veteran as I've only been doing it since September, but for me the trick is to really go gung-ho, at least at the start. Find a couple of weeks where you have no big social engagements, weekends away, or stressy work times (ones you can predict anyway), so you can really get in the groove. Spend a day clearing out your kitchen of all temptations, go through your recipe books, magazines and the website, and make a full meal plan for the week. Think also about the kinds of snacks you'll eat and factor in Syns (I love meringue nests for a sweet treat at 2-3 Syns dep. on brand) then make a list and go shopping, sticking religiously to it.

    Make sure you measure and weigh your HEs and write down everything you eat - often we'll pick at something small and forget we've had it but it all adds up.

    Cook in batches where possible and make use of your freezer - that way you'll always have something ready-made to hand in a pinch. Make use of the SW ready meals from Iceland too - I always have a couple in the freezer just in case.

    Make sure that 1/3 of each meal is Speed as this is the real key to weight loss - the Speed stuff is what fills you whilst being low in calories and high in nutrients.

    Make sure you eat enough to feel satisfied. The whole point of SW is that it doesn't deprive so you shouldn't feel hungry. I'm a grazer too, especially at my desk at work, so think about the kinds of things you can have in your situation. Muller lights are free and fill a hole, and another of my faves is to chop raw carrots into 'crisps' and munch on those from a bag.

    Think about your Syns too. How many are already accounted for in the meals you've planned and hot drinks with sugar etc? For this reason I try to keep my meals free and drink fruit teas through the day instead of sugary coffee, which I'd much prefer!

    Make sure you're eating stuff you enjoy!! I'm not a fan of most fruits for example, so I don't bother buying them anymore (took me a while to have that epiphany!) and only get the ones I know I will eat - apples and my beloved passion fruits basically

    If you're not enjoying what you're eating and looking forward to each meal, then it isn't going to work as you'll resent the plan.
    Most important thing to remember is: If you DO have a blip, let it be just that. The best analogy someone told me was: If your car got a flat tyre, would you then get out and slash the other three in anger? No, because it would make the situation worse. So if you have a bad day, don't turn it into seven bad days.

    And stay accountable. Write everything you eat in your book, report in here each evening, keep going to group. There are loads of facebook groups and you can post your meals on Instagram and Twitter... Everyone's watching!!

    Sorry that came out a bit long and rambly, but I hope not preachy, and I hope I haven't missed anything fundamental

    Good luck!!
    Originally Posted by esmy
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    SW from Home – going it alone!

    I made a new year’s resolution to make this post, primarily for those who are following SW without attending a group or having online membership. I know that many people find the support offered through the groups invaluable, and this isn’t intended to be critical of SW groups, just a few tips that have helped me in following SW from home.

    1. Get hold of the new members pack if you can. This will explain how SW works and give all the information you need to get started. A new plan has just been issued so there should be some older ones around. They often appear on ebay, (304 starter packs on there today!) or you may know someone who attends group and isn’t using their older one. People have lost weight happily on the older plans. I’ve also seen it suggested to join a group (there are often discount vouchers in women’s magazines) , get the pack and carry on at home.

    2. Get some good scales. Bathroom scales are inexpensive – I have these https://www.argos.co.uk/product/5546851. Don’t weigh too often – our weight varies naturally throughout the day and from day to day. Once a week is fine. Or you can check your weight in some Boots branches (too public for me!)

    3. Use kitchen scales and measuring spoons – don’t try to guess what 40g of oats or a teaspoon of honey looks like.

    4. Keep a notebook – for meal planning, recording your weight, noting syn values of the things you eat regularly and any recipes you want to keep. You don’t need anything fancy but there are fancy ones about if that’s your preference. There are also lots of reward charts, £1 for each 1lb lost etc on ebay . Award your own ‘shineys’ by planning non food treats for each ½ stone lost. Take a ‘before’ photo if you haven’t got one already – you don’t have to show it to anyone!

    5. Adapt meals that you or your family enjoy already, for example, use frylight instead of other oils/fats, use lower fat meats, add veg to meals wherever you can (grated carrot/courgettes disappear in a Bolognese).

    6. Recipes – there are hundreds of recipes easily found on the web. Slimmimg World has some of its own recipes online but others I use regularly are Pinch of Nom, Two Chubby Cubs and Slimmimgeats. And of course there are lots in the first post on these threads.

    7. Syn values – again there are lots of resources on the web. Some do not keep up with SWs ‘official’ syn values, which do change quite regularly, and sometimes inexplicably! I’ve found that googling the food followed by syn value, rather than putting syn value first, gets better results. Some sites have lists of foods from particular supermarkets with syn values.

    8. Facebook – loads of groups related to SW, for additional support and ideas. I follow one for Aldi shoppers but there are recipe groups, syns help, SW on a budget etc etc.

    9. Last but very definitely not least, the support on this fantastic thread. Without it, I would not have got to target. Always helpful, always friendly and tons of knowledge – Thank you all.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
    MFW. 9 months to go. B)
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • beanieloubeanielou Forumite
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    There will be no chart for this thread for this thread unless someone else is happy to do it.
    However, feel free to join in & make lovely new SW friends & use everyones wealth of experience.
    This is a lovely supportive thread.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
    MFW. 9 months to go. B)
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • bubbsbubbs Forumite
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    Thanks Beanie:T:T:T
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500:T:T £770 for 2018 £1295 for 2019:j:j
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15:D:D
    ::dance::dance:- 5 st 1 1/2lb :dance::dance:
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    Nice one beanie, thank you for our shiny new thread!

    Poundsinbucks x :D
    🥳🥳 SW -6st 3.5lbs 🥳🥳
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    A new thread for Autumn, wonderful. Good to help me in my new journey.

    I had chicken stroganoff for my dinner. Very tasty indeed! The recipe said four portions, but mneh. I made it into three, so have two leftover for next week or the freezer.

    The only syns I think it had was for 1tbsp flour and 1tsbp Dijon mustard, so if anyone can help, that would be much appreciated.

    Went shopping today and managed to get two SW books in a charity shop. Don't think they are completely up to date, but some of the recipes in them are lovely and the general concept is the same, so will be trying some of them in time to come.

    Don't think I will drink tonight even though it is Saturday as still not feeling well.

    Not sure about menu tomorrow, but am thinking of making a few things for the forthcoming week if I feel well enough. Oat muffins, crustless quiche etc.

    Does Asda low fat vanilla yogurt have any syns in it? It was bought for my daughter for breakfast, but she seems to be preferring watermelon at the moment.
    Pink Sproglettes born 2008 and 2010
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    (End 2018) - £169,999.96
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  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    A new thread for Autumn, wonderful. Good to help me in my new journey.

    I had chicken stroganoff for my dinner. Very tasty indeed! The recipe said four portions, but mneh. I made it into three, so have two leftover for next week or the freezer.

    The only syns I think it had was for 1tbsp flour and 1tsbp Dijon mustard, so if anyone can help, that would be much appreciated.

    Went shopping today and managed to get two SW books in a charity shop. Don't think they are completely up to date, but some of the recipes in them are lovely and the general concept is the same, so will be trying some of them in time to come.

    Don't think I will drink tonight even though it is Saturday as still not feeling well.

    Not sure about menu tomorrow, but am thinking of making a few things for the forthcoming week if I feel well enough. Oat muffins, crustless quiche etc.

    Does Asda low fat vanilla yogurt have any syns in it? It was bought for my daughter for breakfast, but she seems to be preferring watermelon at the moment.
    Good that you enjoyed your dinner. :)

    Plain flour is 2 syns per tbsp. If you use cornflour that's only 1 syn so a good substitute. The dijon mustard is 0.5 for a tsp so 1.5 for a tbsp.

    The vanilla yogurt is 5 for the whole pot. What some people do is count 5 syns for the first portion and the rest free IYSWIM but if you share it you'll have to do the maths. :D

    When does the menu plan start?
  • pollyanna24pollyanna24 Forumite
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    maman wrote: »
    Good that you enjoyed your dinner. :)

    Plain flour is 2 syns per tbsp. If you use cornflour that's only 1 syn so a good substitute. The dijon mustard is 0.5 for a tsp so 1.5 for a tbsp.

    The vanilla yogurt is 5 for the whole pot. What some people do is count 5 syns for the first portion and the rest free IYSWIM but if you share it you'll have to do the maths. :D

    When does the menu plan start?

    I was going to use the yogurt to make some oat muffins things that I found a recipe for and DD1 will eat the rest.

    My menu plan starts on Monday as it revolves around my girls.

    They don't come back till tomorrow evening so I have tomorrow's dinner to sort out for myself. Tempted to find another new thing to eat, but don't want to eat up with more portions to put in the freezer.
    Pink Sproglettes born 2008 and 2010
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    (End 2018) - £169,999.96
    (End 2019) - Target £160,000 DID IT!!! (159,906.64)
  • Evening all, I like this new place already thank you Beanielou :)
    Bubbs we are going to Skiathos for a week, we booked it a year ago so it has taken a while to come around, but now it's here it crazy as it shows how quickly time has flown :
    Maman and Polyanna you were both right! I didn't do 50g in the end, I looked at it in the weighing scales and thought...nar I need more, so I read the packet and it says a serving is 75g so I went for that, I had two tins of tuna with it and then rocket, cucumber and tomatoes. When I got to DD's house they had made me some rosemary potatoes cooked in frylight so I had about 10 little pieces as well....naughty but nice :) They also had lighter than light mayo but I had already mixed my salad with salad cream arrgghh....
    Polyanna hope you feel better soon x
    Weight loss 6lb/16lb 10lb to go
    I spend an insane amount of time wondering if I am doing it right, sometimes I remind myself that I am doing my best....and that is enough
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