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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 31st Dec 18, 8:18 AM
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    Slimming through the Winter - Slimming World support thread 2019
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    • 31st Dec 18, 8:18 AM
    Slimming through the Winter - Slimming World support thread 2019 31st Dec 18 at 8:18 AM
    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


    C: try Extra Easy SP - details are on this link -

    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

    List of Speed foods here - Fruits & Vegetables
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 21st Feb 19, 7:29 AM
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    Totally agree about sticking to plan quickly after an off plan weekend! Hope it works for me too.

    I don't know what sauce thickener you use but I use Xanthum Gum (it's a gluten free thickener) which is Free so helps save a few Syns - and every little helps when you're trying to save syns, LOL!

    It's WI for me this morning so hoping my luck holds too! Back later with how it goes and also with my menu plan for the day.

    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 21st Feb 19, 12:01 PM
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    Didn't need to do shopping this morning so home about an hour earlier than usual.

    Lady Luck was with me and I managed to STS so I'm happy with that after my very naughty weekend.

    Today's plan:

    B - one Weetabix (0.5 HEB) & 100ml of milk (part HEA2)
    L - LO spicy carrot & lentil soup
    D - cauliflower cheese & HM chips (rest of HEA2)
    Snack - Hifi bar (0.5 HEB)

    HEA1 and 2 - milk
    HEB - 1 weetabix; 1 hifi bar
    Syns - parmasan 2.5; not sure what else yet

    • TakeItEazy
    • By TakeItEazy 21st Feb 19, 2:42 PM
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    Hi all, just here to have a moan really
    How do you get the most stubborn bloke to go to the Dr? My cough went to him and some . Last few nights he sounds like he is drowning but all I get is “I’m ok during the day”! Makes me but also scared. Last night was so bad he got up and slept in his recliner, then drove to London so I haven’t seen him.
    Just drives me nuts!

    Moan over, have a good all
    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 21st Feb 19, 4:46 PM
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    Hello All! Back from our 15 days in India. Wow! What an amazing place, we loved it.

    As I have the washing mountain to tackle, I haven't read back but I'm sure I'll soon get back into the swing of things. Hope everyone is well.

    Food consumption was mixed. I could have had curry 24/7 but thought that would be a bit OTT! Hotel breakfasts were fine. I stuck to my usual fresh fruit and eggs on toast most days. Dinners were mostly curry type meals with lost of veggie options because of the religions. What wasn't very SW friendly was far too much bread (including naans and poppadums) and many biscuits, muffins and crisps for snacky lunches on the move. Alcohol consumption was relatively low for a holiday with just a couple of G&Ts most evenings although the tonic was full fat. All my clothes still fit so I'm hoping I haven't gained too much.

    DD kindly bought in milk and other breakfast bits for us so I haven't needed to shop today. I'd completely run the fridge down so other than a few potatoes I've got very little in for meals. I've cobbled together a plan for today so will try to get back to SW ASAP. We've got a large, family get together on Saturday with a hotel buffet (so hope it's not too beige) but other than that and one pub lunch I've got a clear week or so.

    Tomorrow, I'll do my meal plan and shop.

    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, baked beans, HEB toast, HEA milk for drinks
    L: JP with tuna and beetroot
    D: HM burger, SW chips, frozen veg, fried (frozen) onions
    Syns: spread 2? I may decide to have some G&T tonight to extend my holiday mood.
    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 21st Feb 19, 5:03 PM
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    Welcome back Maman. Time has really flown by, didn't realise you were back so soon! Glad you enjoyed India. Have to say I didn't drink as much as a normal holiday whilst we were there either but again full fat tonic! and although I had nearly a week for a bit of damage limitation on return I'd only put on 1.5lb and was still just inside my target range!

    I've lost that and a bit more since but am off again on Tuesday but to France this time in in the motorhome. Will have to see if I can manage to not go out of range again - have got 4lb to play with as 1lb under actual target weight.

    You've come up with a good SW day for your first day back!

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