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Is SW any good when "just" a stone to lose?

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ReggaeShark Wed 30-Mar-16 08:11:57

I know this has been done before, so apologies but I can't find it. I want to lose a stone and think I've read that SW isn't great for losing a lesser amount. What do you think?

Toffeelatteplease Wed 30-Mar-16 08:21:43

I'd give my fitness pal a go first before I tried a paid group

Cardamompudding Wed 30-Mar-16 08:29:12

I tried SW when I needed to lose a stone. No, it wasn't right for me. I fine paleo or cutting out all sugar is better in my case.

donajimena Wed 30-Mar-16 15:23:52

My mum did as she couldn't shift THAT stone smile she said she found it very good and she lost the stubborn stone and its stayed off.

BeautyGoesToBenidorm Wed 30-Mar-16 15:26:55

Following this with interest. I too have a stone that I could really do with losing (I'm 5'3" and 10.5st).

A friend of mine does SW and has lost nearly 4st so far, I think she's got a couple more to go to get to her target, and she eats MOUNTAINS of food. It's all SW recipes etc, but all seems quite sugary with a LOT of fruit involved, so I'm intrigued as to how it works so well.

tabulahrasa Wed 30-Mar-16 18:46:01

Loads of people join with a stone or so to lose and lose it...and everyone who has got to target has been a stone above it at one point.

cheapskatemum Thu 31-Mar-16 19:14:37

I have lost 1st 2lb & am at my new target weight, which is half a stone lighter than what I thought it would be. So I joined SW thinking I'd lose less than a stone and it's been brilliant. BeautyGoesToBenidorm's friend must save most or all of her Syns for sugar if all her food seems sugary as sugar is definitely not a free food on Slimming World! Most fruit is, however and many fruits are speed foods, so along with most vegetables, should make up 30 - 50% of a plateful.

StrawberrytallCake Thu 31-Mar-16 19:17:40

Dh did SW and so did I by default with around a stone to lose to get to what I consider my perfect weight. It didn't happen! I've found exercising and strengthening alongside no sugar/low carb/occasional veggie days diet is working for me. It's also much less strict - I know what's good and bad and if there's a time when I feel like a pizza I'm not going 'off plan' I just carry on eating healthily the next day with no feeling of guilt.

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