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What was the biggest change you had to make to eating habits once you started SW?

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cheapskatemum Wed 13-Jul-16 23:29:43

For me it was only eating 1 HExB a day and having to severely restrict the amount of avocado I ate, due to their syn value. Also, counting how many nuts I ate, cutting visible fat off meat, buying 5% mince and using Frylight rather than tablespoons of olive oil when cooking.

I'm interested in others' experiences, so how about you? Do tell!

Sooverthis Wed 13-Jul-16 23:33:59

Frylight, wholesale bread realising Brown and granary were a con on the plus side I now love lentils, chickpeas etc and add to everything ditto for Quark.

Namechangingbastard Wed 13-Jul-16 23:34:19

Bread! Or lack thereof. I lived on sandwiches until I joined. I also thought I didn't like vegetables too which is odd because I love them now!

pippinandtog Thu 14-Jul-16 15:57:13

Love bread (any kind) and butter.
It can be incorporated into the SW plan, with healthy extras and syns, but not in the quantities I would really like!

BikeRunSki Thu 14-Jul-16 16:07:44

I gave up bread. So little food for the HEx or Syns.

itmustbemyage Thu 14-Jul-16 18:16:14

I gave up bread, cheese and walkers cheese and onion crisps. I now eat more variety of fruit and veg than I ever did before. Use one cal spray instead of oil, now use my slow cooker regularly it had pretty much just sat on a shelf in my kitchen before and use my microwave veg steamer daily. Apart from that I still eat about the same amount of food I just make better choices.

MissBattleaxe Thu 14-Jul-16 18:26:39

I hardly eat pizza except for a rare treat, I use Fry Light, I eat loads more fruit and veg and I eat chocolate by the cube instead of by the bar.

cheapskatemum Wed 20-Jul-16 21:41:28

I recognise a few of these. I'm intolerant of wheat, so wasn't eating bread when I started SW. Occasionally I have Genius multiseed. Definitely eat chocolate by the cube now as well. I wish there was a lactose free quark as I'm lactose intolerant too. Anyone else care to share?

GasLightShining Thu 21-Jul-16 13:47:52

White bread especially as toast with butter. Would rather not have bread than eat wholemeal. Cheese is what ever is allowed with HEA.

No ice cream but that's because I choose wine over the ice cream. Not enough syns for both.

In general my lunch and evening meal were pretty healthy but it was all the crap I ate inbetween

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