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Slimming world with a healthy Bmi

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Pitapotamus Tue 16-Aug-16 14:24:32

Does slimming world work if you're not technically overweight? I have about a stone to lose. I'm 10st and 5 foot 6 and I'd like to get back to around 9 stone which is what I weighed before I had kids. But I am in the healthy range for BMI.

I want to eat healthily but still lose weight rather than just maintain my current weight. I can't exercise (other than physio exercises) because of an injury.

Would slimming world work for someone like me? My mum has just joined and she is quite overweight. They've said she can have 20 syns a day and she reckons that it would work for me but I'd be allowed fewer syns. Does anyone know if that's the case?

ALemonyPea Tue 16-Aug-16 14:35:52

I can't see why not. You wouldn't get 20 syns though, probably more 10-15.

Pitapotamus Tue 16-Aug-16 14:53:28

That's good, - what's the rationale behind the syns allocation then?

Titsywoo Tue 16-Aug-16 14:54:40

I'm obese and am only allowed 5-15 syns per day so not sure how your Mum has more?

Pitapotamus Tue 16-Aug-16 14:59:38

She might be technically obese. She went for the first time yesterday and they said 20. I hope they were right otherwise it's going to be a wasted effort for her!

ALemonyPea Tue 16-Aug-16 16:36:51

Hmm, I'm not sure on your mums allocation. I am obese,mhave 7.5 stone to lose and maximum syns I can have are 15. I know men get more, perhaps the leader gave her the wrong amount.

Syns, not entirely sure on their allocation, but it's to do with reducing your calories I guess.

maygirl Tue 16-Aug-16 17:12:59

Syn allocations slimmingworld.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2256966-can-heavier-members-have-more-syns-?b_id=1100

maygirl Tue 16-Aug-16 17:16:08

I think SW would work for you by the way, increasing veg and keeping a limit on treats.

PinkOnWednesday Tue 16-Aug-16 18:06:17

I'm similar stats to you, very slightly heavier and I've recently restarted slimming world, it definitely works for me smile
You may have smaller losses than heavier members but if you stick to t it should work.
Good luck.

Pitapotamus Tue 16-Aug-16 21:25:41

Thanks i'll give it a go! I think looking at that link they've got it wrong for my mum.

abigwideworld Wed 17-Aug-16 23:26:20

It definitely still works with those who have less to lose. I am also now following the SW pregnancy plan with a healthy BMI.

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