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Is Slimming World good for a 'whole food' approach to eating?

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SlimForSummer Sun 19-Feb-17 12:26:55

I have been trying WW but getting fed up when I enter certain veg or potatoes only to be told they cost points - no one ever got fat from gorging on veg and I don't like the idea of fresh, natural food being demonised in this way!

That said I do like having a meal 'tracker' to lose weight as it keep me on track, so I wondered if SW might be more aligned to how I like to eat?

I like to eat fresh and 'cook from scratch', my downfall is too many cakes and biscuits because my sweet tooth knows no bounds. If I could stop eating crap then I'd be fine grin

Do any SW experts on here think it sounds like it would fit in with what I want? smile

Snap8TheCat Sun 19-Feb-17 12:28:14

Yes I think it would suit you.

SlimForSummer Sun 19-Feb-17 13:12:05

Thanks! smile

ChanandlerBongsNeighbour Sun 19-Feb-17 13:18:31

I would say yes, SW sounds ideal for you!

Yes definitely, no weighing or restrictions on fruit and veg. You only really need to weigh the odd thing, and track the treat stuff.

SlimForSummer Sun 19-Feb-17 13:41:59

How do they go about with 'treat' foods and wine - have to be realistic here, as much as I want to cut all sugar out I don't think I will actually be able to!

You 'syn' them. You get 15 syns a day to use on whatever you like. You aren't really supposed to but I save mine for wine on a weekend. I use a few for things like ketchup, honey for porridge etc then some for sweet stuff. I try to stick to about 7 a day then bank them for weekend drinks. Take a look at two chubby cubs and pinch of nom websites, great recipes and will give you an idea of what you can eat.

SW is great if you cook from scratch. You'll get loads of people saying they don't like it because it's all muller lights and artificial sweetener but you don't have to do it that what, I certainly don't.

LavenderRains Sun 19-Feb-17 15:06:22

Yep it will definitely suit you. I've never eaten so many fruits and vegetables and I've lost 3 stone so far. I cook most meals from scratch and mainly use my syns for chocolate (I don't like wine!) For eg a curly wurly is 6 syns as is a bag of walkers crisps.
I never thought I could stick to a diet but I really enjoy this. Like englishgirl said, have a look at those websites they have loads of info.

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