Not sure I 'believe' in SW?(74 Posts)
I know what you mean - if avocados are considered less healthy than an asparteme packed yoghurt, does it have any credibility. But you don't have to eat the mugshots And muller lights. You can stick to full fat natural yoghurt and olive oil but use them out of your (cringe) "syn" allowance. There are a lot of advantages to Slimming Clubs - the discipline of turning up and being accountable is definitely motivating, it might help with portion control. And you are sure to meet some lovely people.
Although, I am not sure what my advise is worth as I went for a year and finished the same size as I started..... (did lose a stone and a half in the first three months, then spent the next nine putting it back on...)
It works. I've done it many times and never eaten a mugshot or mullerlight in my life! If it's done properly it's about eating real food cooked from scratch with limited fat. But then I'm a massive advocate of HCLF eating as it's what REAL food is made of IMO (fruit, veg, fibre etc)
I've recently started doing 3 days a week low carb high fat, 4 days no restriction except sensible portions and it seems to be working slowly but surely. Low carb has always worked for me but I get bored and don't stick to it for long enough and have been yoyoing for years. Tried 5 2 but too hungry! Quite excited by my new plan. Sorry not tried SW as I like to cook with more oil or butter but good luck whatever you do.
Also love wine and never cut it out for any diet.
No one thing, I hate being "on a diet" and I get bored. I use food as a comfort and a crutch. I am constantly looking for a quick fix, but with about 5 stone to lose there isn't one. So I start something like Slimming World (Lighter Life, the Atkins diet, the Durkan diet, Rosemary Conley hip and thigh....), throw myself into it 100%, loose a bit of weight, start to feel and look a bit better and after about three mo this get fed up and revert back to old habits.
But, I have managed to stop smoking (gave up over 8 years ago) so I am optimistic that I will be able to lose weight and have a healthier future. I do yoga regularly and am starting to use the gym and free weights a bit more.
You need to look at rebelfit on facebook...
Syns are just nonsense.
I did SW and hated the weigh-in and happy clappy approach, but it did seem to work at the time. I also know two Slimmer if the Year people who having lost a huge amount of weight have piled it all back on with interest which is really sad.
One has now re-lost 10 stone but feels they have to continue to go every week in order to maintain their weight.
I lost weight doing it but found it quite restrictive. I get the cooking from scratch and using good ingredients but struggled with the syns and the mug shots and the muller lights. Fry light ruined my pans and I absolutely hated the meetings. I don't need therapy! I don't have a problem with food! I hated the over familiarity and the happy clapper crap!
I now just eat and cook with good ingredients and allow myself a glass of wine or a beer and stop worrying about it.
Would you not be better suited to low carb boot camp on here? Or trying the blood sugar diet to kick start weight loss?
Personally, while I like some of the foods on SW (and did lose some weight on it) I can't get my head around how it is healthy. The obsession with sweetener and bloody mullerlights drives me nuts. I'd rather calorie count. And don't get me started on the bloody meetings, now Joan, why do you think you've put on 8lb this week. Well, Mildred, I had 5 take aways, 18 family sized bags of crisps and all the chocolate in co-op. But I don't understand how I've put so much on because I walked to the bus stop and ate 18000 muller lights. (perhaps a slight exaggeration but seriously, I'm all for support but have some accountability)
I use this 5 sprays for 0.5 syns. I only need 2 sprays. I rarely eat mugshots but have some in the cupboard for when I fancy noodles. Never eat Mullers as much nicer yoghurts out there.
I find I have to plan. I food shop to that plan. I cook most nights and most of my recipes are 30 minutes or less.
I do find if you have the right mindset you will do it!
Do you keep a food diary at all Castasunder? It was the turning point for me LCHFing. I could see where carb creep occurred and made me think about what I was eating. I'm also a little obsessive about reading research about low carb now.
4 TABLESPOONS of oil?!?! How many are you cooking for? That's ALOT.
I find group helps the weightloss massively (having been at at home member and group member), and I am easily irritated by people. The comments above are not something I'm familiar with at all - sounds like a Little Britain or Peter Kay comedy sketch and not at all like real life haha
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