Does slimming world work? And how quickly?

(65 Posts)
Lillamyy1 Mon 13-Jul-15 08:39:43

I'm desperate to lose my baby weight (3 stone!) So far have been calorie counting and trying not to eat carbs but I'm finding it difficult because I'm breastfeeding my 3 month old which makes me very hungry! Also it's difficult to find motivation as I don't have a to w to compete diet with. Would slimming world be a better option and has anyone lost a significant amount of weight in a few more baths while following it?

Lillamyy1 Mon 13-Jul-15 08:40:21

A few months!! Not more baths hmm

agoodbook Mon 13-Jul-15 08:46:55

I did slimming world about 5 years ago, and lost just over 4 stone . Not quickly - first few weeks yes, but it took me nearly a year. Its still off now, which I am really pleased about. I found it very easy, and was never hungry.

TheTravellingLemon Mon 13-Jul-15 08:47:39

It works for some people and not for others I think. It definitely worked for me a few years ago. I'll have about three stone to lose once I have this baby and plan to do slimming world. I key thing is to go to the meetings though. Knowing you'll be weighed every week really does help your discipline. You can definitely eat more, so it would be good while breastfeeding.

ThatsNotEvenAWord Mon 13-Jul-15 08:48:18

I've lost a stone so far on SW, I'd totally recommend it. It focuses on what you can eat rather than being restrictive and there's a special plan for breastfeeding mums

BugritAndTidyup Mon 13-Jul-15 08:52:42

I much prefer Weight watchers to Slimming World as I'm not keen on being forced into a low fat diet every single day, but i do use SW recipes quite often.

Fast weight loss is not a good thing. About 1-2lbs a week is what we should be aiming for and its about what SW offers iirc

lugo40 Mon 13-Jul-15 10:07:04

i have lost 18 pounds in 6 weeks, i dont feel deprived or hungry, there is very little weighing and measuring or calculating which i why i dont like weight watcheres but love slimming world, its really working for me and i think at a good rate - good luck!

Lillamyy1 Wed 15-Jul-15 01:55:24

Sounds great! Thanks all, I'll sign up this week!

MuthaHubbard Wed 15-Jul-15 17:26:29

Has worked for me so far, am a stone and half down and counting. There's a voucher in this weeks Woman's Own magazine so you can join for free (usually a tenner i think) and just pay the usual £4.95 weekly fee.

Lilacflower Wed 15-Jul-15 18:03:23

Yes it works. I lost 2 stone of baby weight in 4 months and kept it off. I'll be going back after DC2 is born smile You can eat loads of food so it will be good if you're breastfeeding.

Tinwe Thu 16-Jul-15 16:25:17

It works, I've lost 1 stone 2lb in a month (including one week when I actually gained - it was my birthday). Good luck!

PlayingHouse Thu 16-Jul-15 16:59:57

I've lost 1st 11lb in 5 weeks.

And am never hungry.

CillaSlack Sat 18-Jul-15 10:33:11

It's early days for me so far but I lost 5lbs in the first week and am aiming for 3 stone altogether. I am now half way through the second week and have a 4lb loss already smile
I am finding it really easy and not feeling hungry at all. I joined a club as I think I need the weekly weigh in to keep me motivated.

MarvinKMooney Tue 21-Jul-15 08:49:59

I want to lose about 1.5 stone in total, and I'm currently 12 lbs down in 10 weeks.

I'm amazed how easy it's been. The hardest thing was curbing my desire to jump head first into the breadbasket, but I don't even miss it now.

Good luck!

MrsDumbledore Tue 21-Jul-15 09:11:13

I lost 2 stone in about 6 months. Definitely a good plan if you are hungry a lot, and someone in my group was bf and there was a slightly adjusted plan for her.

lk26 Tue 21-Jul-15 09:14:04

I have just joined SW yesterday.
Would love to hear some of you ladies meals plans please.

Lj8893 Tue 21-Jul-15 12:25:47

I started sw last week and my weigh in day is Thursday so obviously anything could happen weight wise by then, but I weighed myself last night and I'm 5lbs down!!!!

emmaluvseeyore Tue 21-Jul-15 13:01:21

Just a warning against weighing yourself midweek. Our weight naturally fluctuates, but it most accurate when you weigh yourself at the same time every week. I know it is difficult, but I only weigh myself once a week at the same time. I wouldn't want anyone getting upset because they haven't lost midweek or that their end of the week loss wasn't as much as they lost midweek.

Lj8893 Tue 21-Jul-15 13:15:27

Yeah I'm well aware anything could happen with my weight between now and Thursday, as I said in my post, but it's nice to have a little look and seeing a weight loss inspires me to be super duper good for the rest of the week!

MarvinKMooney Tue 21-Jul-15 16:35:19

lk26: a day's food looks like this for me:

Breakfast: 2 weetabix and milk plus a banana, or zero fat greek yoghurt with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey. Weekends I might do scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and mushrooms fried in frylite.

Lunch: on working days, I take a huge salad with cous cous and chicken, tuna or smoked salmon. I take a dressing in a separate pot made up of balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and salt and pepper. On the odd day I buy lunch, I get soup or a jacket potato with beans.

I take snacks of fresh fruit and yoghurt, but rarely eat everything as I'm so stuffed after lunch.

Dinner: I usually cooked from scratch anyway, so a few tweaks such as changing to frylite, ditching cream and butter, and cutting down on cheese has helped.

I'd say that most of our meals are based around baked / grilled meat and fish with lots of spices and marinades to keep it interesting. I've served them up with rice and potatoes mostly, with loads of salad.

I've found the slimming world mags really good for recipe ideas. The latest issue has a recipe for a beef kofta curry which was delicious.

Also we like eating asian-style food anyway, and I've found they translate really well into being SW-friendly.

As I said in a pp, I was a bit if a bread addict before, but now hardly miss it. If I do eat it now, I feel uncomfortably bloated.

BellaOfTheBalls Tue 21-Jul-15 17:57:45

I did SW while BF and I have to say my losses were REALLY slow. My consultant (was going to group then!) told me I needed loads of additional Healthy extras (the dairy/cereals bit) so I was eating more cheese than I did normally. Then my DS2 (was around 8-10 weeks old at the time) dropped 3 centiles off the weight chart things and it coincided exactly with the point I started doing slimming world, so my HV told me to stop.

So I would speak to a consultant about healthy extras and the plans you can follow, I think TBH the red/green days probably work better if breastfeeding.

lk26 Tue 21-Jul-15 22:49:04

Thanks for your eating day plan
Been very good today though did have a slice of battenburg at a friends. But was very small and added it to my sins smile

MarvinKMooney Tue 21-Jul-15 23:10:12

... and I'll raise you a very large slice of lemon cake grin.

Dinner tonight was SW chips, fried eggs (using frylite) and a large baked field mushroom with herbs and balsamic. Yum.

I think all my syns have gone on the cake today. Hey ho ...

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 21-Jul-15 23:40:49

Hi all

Drags blonde butt back to sw

I know it works. Lost a couple of stone last year but all kinda went tits up again due to various things wasn't in the zone and gained ur back and more sad

I need to lose a few stone and was going to leave it to after my holiday and birthday (Sunday) and need to start again - but also as dp is now my df smile

- he popped the question on Saturday so need to slim for and when I waddle glide down the aisle

Thought I would post on this thread as not many replies and means hopefully all starting again together rather then go on a thread that has 300 replies

It always helps me if people write what they have eaten day before /plan to eat to give me ideas

B fruit and ml
L spag Bol and veg and a
T Salmon salad and tons of fruit

mummybellybaby Thu 23-Jul-15 14:01:18

Hi those of you that have lost a stone or more in 5 or 6 weeks, did you have much to lose in the beginning and did you do exercise as well?

I'm desperate to lose a stone in 5 weeks. I'm one and a half stone over weight but want to lose 2 and a half overall.

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