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I must be doing it wrong, I'm starving!

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londonloves Tue 21-Nov-17 16:56:05

Just starting out, got a fair amount of weight to lose post baby... I am sooooo hungry right now, I think maybe I just don’t have the right stuff to snack on. Plus I’ve been trapped under a baby for theee hours daydreaming about toast!
Today I’ve had 2 weetabix with HE milk, baked beans and 2 slices whilemeal toast (syns) for lunch with a big pile of rocket, two bananas as snacks and a few spoonfuls of fat free cottage cheese.
I am SO SO hungry. What am I doing wrong?
P.s. I’m not breast feeding so no excuses there...

amusedbush Tue 21-Nov-17 19:36:49

I know SW advocates eating as much free food as you want but that all sounds very, very carby with little protein, which is what will fill you up. Bananas are really sugary and give me a pre-gym boost but I crash shortly after.

Try eating more lean protein and even some more fat. This week I've been using syns for things like full fat Total greek yoghurt and I can't believe the difference in my satiety levels vs fat free yoghurt, which barely touches the sides!

Groovee Tue 21-Nov-17 22:27:15

I tend to fill up on protein with things like wafer thin turkey or quark. If I’m still hungry I drink a glass of water.

londonloves Tue 21-Nov-17 22:38:44

Thanks! Need to go protein shopping tomorrow. And find out fun things To do with quark!

Namethecat Tue 21-Nov-17 22:41:50

You need to eat things that will fill you up. If your non veggie chicken,salmon lots of vegetables etc.

thisgirlrides Tue 21-Nov-17 23:01:40

crudités with a syn free dip (hummus is a good one) or chopped up melon for snacks. You definitely need more protein - swop beans for eggs with spinach (florentine style without the hollandaise grin) or fish is a good option.

sadeyedladyofthelowlands63 Sun 26-Nov-17 19:49:01

When I first started out and had a LOT of weight to lose, I would have an extra meal if I was hungry. Something that was totally free, like an omelette, vegetable soup, couscous salad with chickpeas etc. As the weight came off and I got used to a different way of eating I needed it less and less. It didn't seem to affect my losses and it meant I didn't give up.

RaininSummer Sun 26-Nov-17 19:58:47

Its all the carbs and sugar making you hungry.

londonloves Sun 26-Nov-17 20:25:20

Sugar in the bananas? I don't think there's much sugar in anything else I listed...

Dizzybacon Sun 26-Nov-17 20:32:04

Sugar in the bananas and baked beans. Don’t know what HE milk is but milk generally has loads of sugar too.

You need up your protein and don’t be scared of consuming a bit of fat

Migraleve Sun 26-Nov-17 20:34:42

If you are hungry just eat. There is so much free and speed foods it is totally needless to sit hungry.

iBiscuit Sun 26-Nov-17 21:04:58

Op needs the milk; HE are "healthy extras" and are part of the plan. You have one from the mainly dairy list for calcium, and one from the fibre list (mainly things like porridge oats or wholemeal bread) a day.

I agree with sadeyed - have an omelette or something. Or use a few syns (or your HEB and fewer syns) on some Ryvita with cheese spread. Have an apple, too.

iBiscuit Sun 26-Nov-17 21:05:54

I see you've used your HEB already - sorry!

londonloves Sun 26-Nov-17 21:26:58

I have upped my protein loads and kept the carbs as they are (weetabix and two small slices of bread), and lost 4lb this week, so I guess it's working now! Thanks for the advice everyone.

00alwaysbusymum Mon 04-Dec-17 15:37:27

I've always struggled to eat bread or cereals on SlimmingWorld. I find a protein breakfast & lunch plus snacks help me lots to keep me full. I snack on chicken or eggs or fruit.

bingebiscuiteater Fri 08-Dec-17 22:16:59

I think you need some protein and calcium. Take some green leafy vegetables and white of eggs. I am sure you will not starve.

00100001 Fri 08-Dec-17 22:25:02

Eat more! And make it speed!

Your breakfast was 2 weetabix with HE milk. Have this with berries as well, or an apple. Have a yoghurt too of you like.

Lunch was baked beans and 2 slices whilemeal toast (syns) for lunch with a big pile of rocket. So, use some HeA to have cheese and/or make up a salad to go with it to get in the 1/3 speed.

You snaked on: two bananas as snacks and a few spoonfuls of fat free cottage cheese. Neither of which are speed.

Snack on things like you are. But try veggie sticks, boiled eggs, cold meats, fruit etc.

Have pasta or rice with your meals.

00100001 Fri 08-Dec-17 22:25:54

I lost 2 stone 8lb in 3 months and never went hungry!

Also, use your Syns smile

londonloves Fri 08-Dec-17 23:05:00

Thank you 001! I've had another crap week and I really just need to get organised to have the right food in the house. I've got a 10 week old baby so it's hard to have enough hands to make salads and stuff, I think I need to do some meal prep at weekends when my partner is around to hold the baby etc.
That's ana amazing result, shows that the plan does work when you follow it properly!

00100001 Fri 08-Dec-17 23:19:42

Meal prep is definitely the aye forward.

I make curries, pasta dishes, shepherds pies all the time and they go into the freezer for a quick meal.

becotide Fri 08-Dec-17 23:26:18

Eat pasta and cooked chicken breast with chopped vegetables and salady items. Like, a plate full.

MotherCupboard Fri 08-Dec-17 23:30:31

I would have added 2 fried/scrambled eggs to the beans and toast, or i would have had a small jacket potato with tuna and salad. Beans are full of sugar, alas SW does encourage a high sugar consumption. I agree with the poster above, even though it's not on plan its much better for you to have full fat plain greek or natural yoghurt rather than fat free stuff. Just have a sensible amount of it.

You could have a ham and cheese omelette for lunch, that will probably keep you full for longer.

Oldowl Sat 09-Dec-17 10:36:34

I roughly chop up sweet potato, butternut squash, an onion, some aubergine, some courgette, a few plum tomatoes (peel nothing) and throw on a baking tray with some fry light and black pepper. Bake for 25 mins.

Either pick at these throughout the day or place on a large green salad with some chopped up boiled egg or bacon and some soy sauce. I add this to every meal throughout the day- chilli, omelette, chicken etc.

The roasted veg take seconds to prepare, you just have to shop for the right things. A courgette would not have gone anywhere near my trolley 12 weeks ago!

LondonJax Sat 16-Dec-17 16:25:56

I started Slimming World about 3 months ago and have lost a stone so far (only had a stone and half to lose so I've slowed down in the last month plus I run a small business that is very time consuming at this time of year so I'm more sedentary than I usually am).

A typical day for me looks like this:

Bowl of porridge made with water and sweetener with a splash of milk to make it creamier (I save my milk for my coffee and tea - can't stand it black). Cup of tea or coffee.

Mid morning (if I'm hungry which is unusual) - a banana, apple or some grapes or a slice or two of ham/chicken.

Lunch - either a large jacket potato with tuna, baked beans or chilli, a bowl of free soup, a big salad with a couple of chicken thighs (skin off) or oven baked fish, if I've done a Bolognese the night before I make enough for four (there are three in our family) so I'll have that extra portion with pasta - same for chilli. If I make some I make extra and have it with a jacket potato or with rice. If it's cold or I don't have salad in the fridge I'll do some veg with chicken thighs or fish or I'll make egg and dry oven cooked chips. I steer clear of bread. I discovered, when I tried low carb, that bread makes me feel hungry. If I eat too much I gorge - odd, but my sister is exactly the same and she's a size 8. Must be a family thing.

Dinner - fish with dry oven cooked chips with veg, Linda McCartney sausages (some are syn free and I have to fight my son to keep them!) with mash and veg (I don't put butter in my mash now - even my son can't tell the difference), LMcC burgers, home made Bolognese or chilli with loads of pasta or rice or a stir fry.

My treats - options hot chocolate with swirly cream on top (I use my syns on that) or a two finger kit kat - gotta have the chocolate!

Over the past three months we've been to three parties (two of them involving a weekend away in a hotel with very little chance of eating the slimming world way), had a weekend away for DH birthday and I've succumbed to two take aways (my mum has Alzheimer's and had early evening problems which meant we weren't home until late). I just jumped back on the plan as soon as I could and, as I've said, I'm now down by a stone.

Christmas is coming - I shall enjoy my pud, trifle and chocolates because that's my Christmas but I know I can get back on plan very quickly.

My little tip is to do a menu - I stuck it up in the kitchen! I work out what we're eating roughly each day and it helps me shop so I've always got something in that works.

The thing I've realised is that, on a lot of diets, you really have to cut down. So you're not used to eating well - it seems counter productive. But SW, like low carb, is about eating until you feel full - the difference is that SW does low fat/higher carb and low carb concentrates on higher protein. Low carb works for my sister who has stayed on it for years but I just can't get to grips with it. SW works for me and I'm learning that a good diet means eating well, satisfying your appetite but choosing better options at each meal - so baked fish rather than fried or battered/breadcrumbed, lower fat meats, not using oil to cook with etc.

londonloves Sat 16-Dec-17 19:55:14

Thanks this is really helpful. I have realised I need things I can eat with one hand and prepare quickly during the day. So that sometimes needs some prep in the evenings when my partner is around to keep hold of the baby. Chopped pepper and quark is working well for me as a snack and cold meats too. Hoping to lose three stone by September...

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