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Shootingstar2289 Wed 06-Jan-16 19:28:20

I started slimming world on Monday but feel like I am eating too many carbs.

Today I ate two bits of nimble toast for breakfast with 1tsp of low fat spread (1syn) with half a tin of beans.

As this was early this mornng. I ended up eating two Muller lights, a small pack of frazzles (5.5 syns) and some strawberries.

For lunch I had pasta in sauce (free?). Before tea I snacked on another Muller lighy (need to stop the temptation) and a lolly (2.5 syns).

For tea I made a massive free cottage pie and had a HUGE serving with loads of cauliflower on the side. Also a little cheese as a healthy extra.

Does this sound good enough?

I feel like I've eaten too many potatoes with the tea..

Groovee Mon 25-Feb-19 19:44:27

Just awaiting dh putting the new one in now. He's a gas engineer but obviously this is his busy time.

edgen2019 Mon 25-Feb-19 18:19:46

Groovee- Think I would go into a decline if my boiler broke down! Visited Superstore today for coffee, sat down, looked around and noticed I was the only one wearing a duffle coat! looked out of place but the thought of taking my coat off was too daunting.

Groovee Mon 25-Feb-19 16:40:44

Yes @edgen2019 I'm always cold and my colleague who is a natural size 6 is always cold too. We both have work cardigans and have numerous layers for going outside. My GP said it could be because "you've lost your padding!" And when I thought about it, yep that's true.

It's been a mare over the past few months as our boiler keeps breaking down, and I've been wearing my dressing gown as it's been so cold. My onesies are all too big. 🙈

edgen2019 Mon 25-Feb-19 16:17:40

Groovee, I am pleased with my weight loss the only problem I have is trying to keep warm. I wear 3/4 layers of clothing, having the heating on all day and still feel cold. Have you experienced this at all?

Groovee Mon 25-Feb-19 13:05:05

@Lynmorag everyone is different when it comes to syns. I find cutting back on mine doesn't help me at all. But when I have at least 10 a day, I have good losses.

By following the food optimising plan then you are getting a balanced eating plan. If you don't want crisps chocolates etc, look at using them on olives, avocado, olive oil instead.

Lynmorag Sun 24-Feb-19 15:45:41

Hello, I'm very new to slimming world, only started this week. I want to lose weight fast as getting married in May so am trying to not use my syns and just have protein and veg with potatoes now and then. I have ate the occasional baby bel but assumed that wud be as a healthy option plus I have skimmed milk for my coffees. I hear people say Use your syns, is it ok not to? I really do want and need to lose as much as I can as I wud love to lose at least a stone, I'm currently sitting at 12st 9lbs

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ohtobeslimagain Sun 17-Jan-16 11:14:13

I'm not losing but gaininghmm sticking ridgedly but not going to loo as much could that be it?

ChessieFL Sun 17-Jan-16 10:37:41

You're meant to choose speed foods as snacks above other free foods. It's not that you can't have the other stuff but speed foods should be your first choice.

Hannahjulian Sun 17-Jan-16 10:36:56

Yes as long as your hungry it's fine to eat them I believe. Are you drinking enough water as sometimes that makes you think you are hungry when you actually are thirsty. I lost 4 pounds but then weighed again this morning the day after and put 1lb back on I can't work it out! I know we shouldn't weigh daily but I always do lol

Yesterday I had melon and porridge for breakfast, for lunch I had bacon, eggs, tomatoes, fried potatoes (no oil) and beans, then mid afternoon I was peckish so had some raw peppers and carrot, for tea I had steak, sweet potato wedges and a massive salad with lettuce tomato cucumber peppers and spring onion. My syns for the day as a bit of mayo, a Freddo and one mini meringue with yogurt

RideEmCowgirl Sun 17-Jan-16 09:15:55

I am not loosing sad Not sure where I am going wrong except I think that I am eating too many free food as snacks in between main meals.

Are we not meant to eat them "freely"?

ChessieFL Fri 15-Jan-16 07:57:02

Yes, you will have to syn honey. Did the broccoli with tea make up a third of the plate? That will naturally limit the amount of rice.

Hannahjulian Thu 14-Jan-16 13:07:12

Today for breakfast I've had

2x weetabix skimmed milk and canderel

Lunch - leftover pasta with tin of tuna and mayo ( will use as syns) and salad with red yellow peppers cucumber lettuce and fat free vinagerete

Tea - sticky chicken with egg fried rice spring onions and broccoli

Does that sound ok? Feel like overdoing carbs again!

Also I'll have to use syns for the honey with the sticky chicken won't I

Hannahjulian Wed 13-Jan-16 19:22:15

I feel so bloated tonight and don't feel like I'm loosing weight! I've been drinking loads of water and feel like I'm eating ok but belly looks realy bloated and sticks out

tabulahrasa Wed 13-Jan-16 13:47:45

If it's free and you have at least a third all the carbs you want.

Hannahjulian Wed 13-Jan-16 13:24:29

Today I've had 2 small pieces of whole meal toast with tin of beans and some sugar snap peas, for lunch I had homemade butternut squash carrot leak soup and then muller light with berries, and for tea i was going to have a pasta and sauce the tomato and herb one with a salad and sprinkle of cheese but feel like I'll be having too many carbs in one day

ChessieFL Wed 13-Jan-16 12:36:07

Hi Hannah, that all sounds great but make sure you use your syns!

Hannahjulian Wed 13-Jan-16 09:39:31

So yesterday for breakfast I had mini shredded wheat with skimmed milk and banana and a handful of berries

For lunch I had homemade cottage pie with a bit of cheese on top, broccoli and mushy peas

Snack I had two satsumas

Tea I had porkchop grilled sweet potato wedges cooked with fry light massive salad with cucumber tomato sugar snap peas

Dessert j had a muller light yogurt then in evening as peckish I had some raw carrot

That sound ok?

puppydogmummy Wed 13-Jan-16 08:25:22

It does sound complicated but you will get the hang of it!

ChessieFL Tue 12-Jan-16 11:34:46

Hi Hannah
Breakfast - you need to ensure a third of your plate is speed foods, so add some speed fruit. Was the porridge sachet one that counts as a B choice? Otherwise you will need to syn it. Raisins also need to be synned.

Lunch sounds great, as long as the soup was homemade (most commercial soups are high in syns but there are a few that can be used as a B choice).

For tea - don't forget that peas and sweetcorn aren't speed foods, so unless the carrots took up a third of your plate you need to add more speed veg! Perhaps swap the peas for green beans.

Hannahjulian Mon 11-Jan-16 19:04:12

Hi I've just started

Today I had a sachet of porridge for breakfast with skimmed milk and raisins in it

For lunch I had butternut squash soup which had carrots and leaks in it and some cold leftover roast chicken to dip in, I also had a banana

For tea I have a piece of basa fish steamed with slice of lemon, homemade chips cooked in the oven with fry light, marrowfat peas and carrot sweet corn and pea mixed veg on the side

Does that sound ok??

Winstonsma Mon 11-Jan-16 16:29:28

hello! im on my first week too. Also not had enough speed foods, though am finding my feet and it's sunk in now (day 5!) im going to have a gammon steak and just loads of veg or salad to make up for the lack of other speed foods today...

are muller lights free? I;ve found liberte yoghurts are nice (1 syn) and contain a little sugar, no sweeteners, which tastes lovely I think.

good luck. I've had so much protein (and free carbs and, to be fair, veg) that I cant believe i'll lose anything. however, I've eaten loads healthier than normal this week so that's got to be a good thing and a good start!

wowser3 Mon 11-Jan-16 05:31:23

Sorry, typos above ^ don't know how to edit x

wowser3 Mon 11-Jan-16 05:29:25

As I understand it, snacks should be speed food and not just free stuff. So muller lights are a bad choice for snacks. I have a huuuuuge appetite , as in I could probably polish off a full bag of pasta in one go! Put I know I'm obviously am not goi g to lose weight doing this, even if it is 'free' , I think we still have to behave and be mindful of portion control. Eating until we are full and not stuffed to the rafters.

puppydogmummy Sat 09-Jan-16 12:48:56

I'm a great fan of homemade free soup to fill up on if I get hungry. I often take a flask as well as my lunch to work for an afternoon boost, and if I'm home all day have a pot on the go. I change flavours/ recipes depending on what needs used so it's cheap n cheerful. That and fruit fruit fruit! My fav at moment easy peel oranges, can eat 5 or 6 a day so glad they're on offer at moment in shop😀

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