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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 1st Jul 18, 9:19 PM
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    Slimming For Summer - Slimming World Support Thread 2018
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    • 1st Jul 18, 9:19 PM
    Slimming For Summer - Slimming World Support Thread 2018 1st Jul 18 at 9:19 PM
    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!!!8230;!!!8230;!!!8230;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 !!!8211; so that!!!8217;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 !!!8216;a!!!8217; choice and one Healthy Extra !!!8216;b!!!8217; 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
    Last edited by Chrisv; 01-07-2018 at 9:30 PM.
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    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 6th Aug 18, 2:24 PM
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    Good luck everyone for the week ahead
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 6th Aug 18, 2:47 PM
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    Gettingtherequickly
    Been far too busy, little prep done, eaten/eating out. Can only do my best now On the plus side, I have finished baking my Christmas cakes

    Well done on the losses, for the gains, don't worry, think we are all waiting to come off holiday mode (and I have not been yet!)
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    • maman
    • By maman 6th Aug 18, 4:58 PM
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    Hope it's good as I can sometimes get aubergines quite cheap (don't think they sell particularly well where I live!).
    Originally posted by joedenise

    I love aubergines. That's one of the (many) good things about our Turkish holidays. Hope your recipe turns out well.

    Enjoy your egg & chips Maman.
    Originally posted by joedenise

    I'm sure I shall. I prepped the chips earlier so it'll be easy to do. I'd planned to have sausage, chips and beans one evening last week. DH can eat that and I'd have done an egg for me. But life got in the ay so the meal plan had to be rejigged to save time so we had freezer food instead.


    I've been feeling really bloated today. It seems so unfair when I've been 100% on plan and not even had a syn packed weekend. I have drunk lots of water and finished off the tonic from yesterday. Maybe that's the problem.
    • B17c
    • By B17c 6th Aug 18, 6:16 PM
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    -2.5 off for me please!
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Aug 18, 6:26 PM
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    Great loss B17c
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Aug 18, 7:03 PM
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    Evening all
    Well done vixstar on SOTW Thanks chris for the chart
    Welcome Terry
    Well done to all the losers
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Aug 18, 7:06 PM
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    Tea
    Well actually it looks better than it was, the chicken was tough the mushrooms were lush
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Aug 18, 7:44 PM
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    It's kind of too late but I want to join you guys. My plan is to lose 10 pounds in 1month.
    Start date 6.03.18. (weight - 165 pounds).
    My plan for today:
    Breakfast - cereals
    Lunch - Chicken salad
    Dinner - Protein cocktail and salad
    Snacks - apple, protein bar, natural yogurt.
    Originally posted by LilTerryWhite
    Protein cocktail...... interesting. Is this a mixed grill!

    Hi terry?Well done on your weightloss so far. Are you actually following Slimming World or doing your own thing? What's a protein cocktail??


    Are you starting back on plan today ssm? Back on the carrots?


    I reckon I've got about 50 syns left since Friday's WI. I don't really need many so I can use them at this Afternoon Tea thing on Wednesday. It wouldn't be my choice of using syns but it's friend's leaving do so I have to suck it up (or hopefully not). Then I'll have to go to WI a day early on Thursday as I'd rather pay my usual consultant and then I'm out for a meal on Thursday evening. Hopefully I will get at least STS this week so I'm not going backwards.


    Today DH and I aren't going to be home together for dinner so as I'm eating on my own I plan to treat myself to my favourite egg and chips!


    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, overnight oats with strawberries and more berries
    L: cold pork with LO fried veg
    D: SW chips, fried eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus
    Syns: NONE!
    Originally posted by maman
    I am on it like a car bonnet.

    Breakfast: Allbran, yoghurt and brambles.
    Lunch: Peach/grapes
    tea: new pot, salad, peas, boiled egg and Quorn sausage and a dollop of flavoured quark.



    And I have been shopping on the way home so I have a fridge full of SW esp. carrots.
    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 06-08-2018 at 7:48 PM.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 6th Aug 18, 8:57 PM
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    The aubergine & lentil curry was really bland when I tasted it so I ended up adding some chilli flakes & about a Tbs of my HM curry powder. At least it had a bit of heat - problem was it was all heat and not much flavour.

    I'll use aubergine & lentils again but I will just do my normal curry recipe as that gives a nice flavour without too much heat.

    I ate all mine but DH and DGS didn't eat all theirs: DH because he was full up but DGS because it was too hot for him.

    Maman - are you drinking too much fizzy drinks? I find if I drink loads of fizzy then I feel really bloated but I'm OK if I just drink squash, tea, coffee & wine!

    Denise
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Aug 18, 9:12 PM
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    Have just tried the SW chicken risotto from Iceland.
    Now I love courgettes and chicken but none to keen on this.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 6th Aug 18, 9:34 PM
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    Have just tried the SW chicken risotto from Iceland.
    Now I love courgettes and chicken but none to keen on this.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    I a not keen on any of them i like the chip shop curry sauce pimped up though
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Aug 18, 10:22 PM
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    I a not keen on any of them i like the chip shop curry sauce pimped up though
    Originally posted by bubbs
    and I think it is yuck!
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 6th Aug 18, 10:45 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Right off to bed before I start eating rubbish!

    Carrots and cucumber and pepper ready for tomorrows nibbles

    I do need to figure out how to turn the scales from kg to lbs (as DS1 changed them before he went!).

    DIL has arrived in America, and enjoying being spoilt.
    DS1 has done his first day of the new job, and appears to be enjoying it.... at least this job does not have death disclaimers..... phew!
    184.2
    • LilTerryWhite
    • By LilTerryWhite 7th Aug 18, 7:43 AM
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    Hey, I'm following Slimming World and at the same time making some dishes/cocktails on my own.
    Like yesterday I had a protein cocktail like this:
    2 scoops of protein powder
    1 handful ice
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 banana
    2-3 frozen strawberries.

    Try it; it's beyond expectations.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 7th Aug 18, 8:06 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    I managed to get the scales working properly - 185.2 so plus 1.8 which I am okay with as I did have a terrible binge over the weekend.

    2nd day of back on plan.... ;-))))

    Hey, I'm following Slimming World and at the same time making some dishes/cocktails on my own.
    Like yesterday I had a protein cocktail like this:
    2 scoops of protein powder
    1 handful ice
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 banana
    2-3 frozen strawberries.

    Try it; it's beyond expectations.
    Originally posted by LilTerryWhite
    Have you looked at how many syns this works out at?

    We have protein powder in the house.... the only time I have tasted it was vile.... but it was not this combination.
    184.2
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 7th Aug 18, 8:20 AM
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    The aubergine & lentil curry was really bland when I tasted it so I ended up adding some chilli flakes & about a Tbs of my HM curry powder. At least it had a bit of heat - problem was it was all heat and not much flavour.
    Originally posted by joedenise
    That's a shame Denise, I was inspired to try some of JM's recipes after your post yesterday but maybe not.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 7th Aug 18, 8:55 AM
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    Hey, I'm following Slimming World and at the same time making some dishes/cocktails on my own.
    Like yesterday I had a protein cocktail like this:
    2 scoops of protein powder
    1 handful ice
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 banana
    2-3 frozen strawberries.

    Try it; it's beyond expectations.
    Originally posted by LilTerryWhite
    As SSM said have you worked out the syns? The protein powder for example is 5 syns for 25g. I don't know how big the scoops are but assuming they are 25g then that's 10 syns. Because you're blitzing the banana and strawberries they also need to be synned. 1/2 a banana would be 2.5 syns, no idea how many for the strawberries so you'll have used over half your syns just on a smoothie! Sounds a waste of syns to me. I'd much rather eat real food.

    That's a shame Denise, I was inspired to try some of JM's recipes after your post yesterday but maybe not.
    Originally posted by Tete en l'Air
    Don't write off the JM recipes she has some really good recipes on her website. One of my favourites is her bean goulash. I use a tin of mixed beans but she uses kidney beans and another type of bean but can't remember off hand which. I always add a bit extra paprika as her recipes tend to be quite bland as she's cooking for a child. That particular recipe I think her little boy was only 2 or 3.

    Have a look at the website and have a go at some of them. All her latest recipes are Vegan but her older ones tend to be vegetarian although there are a few meat recipes.

    Well hopefully we'll be able to move our DGS today but won't know for sure until after 9 as he needs to check with the letting agent that the deposit has gone through. No idea what he'll be eating if we have to keep him another couple of days (we won't be able to move him tomorrow as we have other arrangements for Wednesday).

    Anyway back to SW matters. Having another Green day today:

    B - baked oats (HEB1); raspberries, strawberries & quark
    L - Ryvitas (HEB2); HM hummus (2 Tbs) 4 syns; veggies sticks
    D - Not sure but either LO mixed bean goulash or aubergine & lentil curry with rice

    HEA - skimmed milk
    HEB1 - oats
    HEB2 - Ryvita

    Syns - Tahini 4

    Denise
    Last edited by joedenise; 07-08-2018 at 8:57 AM.
    • maman
    • By maman 7th Aug 18, 12:10 PM
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    well done on your loss B17c!

    And I have been shopping on the way home so I have a fridge full of SW esp. carrots.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Good luck for Day 2.

    Have just tried the SW chicken risotto from Iceland.
    Now I love courgettes and chicken but none to keen on this.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Thanks for trialling it beanie. It was useful when tweets tried the meals when they first came out. The only one I've ever tried was the chicken jalfrezi but it was too watery for me so now I stick to Aldi.

    Maman - are you drinking too much fizzy drinks? I find if I drink loads of fizzy then I feel really bloated but I'm OK if I just drink squash, tea, coffee & wine!
    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise

    You could be right. I just thought I should use up the tonic as it won't stay fizzy until the weekend. Sorry to hear about the curry but if we don't experiment we'll never know. I don't know if you have £Stretcher near you but they have mixed beans quite cheaply at the moment (29p??).

    tete, I add all sorts of things to burgers depending on what I've got in. So definitely onions, sometimes spring onions, chopped capers and/or cornichons give a bit of bite and garlic. I might add parsley or some other herb and often sage when I'm doing pork burgers.

    Your 'diet' is obviously working for you terry. Some people have tried SW mixed with 5:2 or with calorie counting. I remember lush giving the protein drinks (or similar) a try. I think SW review other plans too which is why they introduced EESP as a low carb version. If you've changed your eating/drinking habits since March then you can lose weight on any system so if mix and match works for you then good luck!

    Today's EE plan:
    B: NAS grapefruit, HEB overnight oats with red berries, HEA milk for drinks
    L: cold pork with fried LO veg and beetroot
    D: baked salmon, SW chips, cauliflower steak, runner beans, mushrooms, tomato
    Syns: NONE!
    • Vixstar
    • By Vixstar 7th Aug 18, 12:33 PM
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    Thanks for the chart Chris and thanks everyone for the congratulations.
    Not much to add really, had friends over for the weekend and I seem to have kept within syns and managed to avoid the alcohol completely on Sunday. Luckily a work night out has been cancelled this week which I'm pleased about as I don't think I could have done that low alcohol. The way it look so far this week may be pretty much alcohol free, excepting one beer on Thursday night. Interested to see if it impacts my weight loss as I do still have quite a bit of alcohol - my syns are mostly beer and olive oil!
    • Tete en l'Air
    • By Tete en l'Air 7th Aug 18, 1:20 PM
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    Thanks for trialling it beanie. It was useful when tweets tried the meals when they first came out. The only one I've ever tried was the chicken jalfrezi but it was too watery for me so now I stick to Aldi.
    Originally posted by maman
    I think I'm in the minority but I quite like the SW meals! The beef in gravy with 'veg crush', and the paella in particular. Do not have the fish pie though, it is HORRIBLE.

    Thanks Maman, yeah I will definitely experiment with the burgers

    And thanks Denise, will have a browse of her site. I would like to eat less meat actually so that'll be a good place to start.
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