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Punta Mon 12-Mar-18 17:58:00

I am going to start Slimming World this week. Would it be easier or more difficult with me being a vegetarian?

latedecember1963 Mon 12-Mar-18 21:29:43

You'll be fine on a vegetarian diet. I use quorn or Cauldron sausages to replace meat and you can have lots of types of beans, tofu, quark etc.
Good luck!

latedecember1963 Mon 12-Mar-18 21:34:28

Just realised that doesn't read well. What I meant was that we use quorn such as minced, pieces, steak strips etc and Cauldron sausages to replace meat.

susiegrapevine Mon 12-Mar-18 21:36:28

Probably be easier being vegi. Lots of the diet is about eating more fruit and veg. Good luck op i am sure you will do fine.

Punta Mon 12-Mar-18 21:43:53

Great thank you! I eat lots of veg. I know I have to cut down on bread. How is the diet for things like chickpeas, lentils etc?

latedecember1963 Mon 12-Mar-18 22:16:55

Chickpeas and lentils are "free" which means you can eat them without having to weigh or measure the quantities.

Groovee Tue 13-Mar-18 06:36:44

My friend has lost 10st being veggie on SW so it's not a problem. Lentil dhal from 2 chubby cubs is gorgeous.

Masonbee Tue 13-Mar-18 07:44:13

I'm veggie, I'm eating a lot more chickpeas- delicious!

Some quorn /linda McCartney / cauldron stuff is syn free and all pulses and tofu are as well.

My only comment would be that the official SW veggie recipes tend to rely on quorn a bit for my personal taste. I often just replace it with some kind of bean or make different recipes and reduce the oil

CuriousHedgehog Tue 13-Mar-18 15:30:37

I'm not vegetarian but eat lots of vegetarian meals. Only issue I have found with my go-to vegitarian meals is that nuts and haloumi you can only have a small amount as a 'healthy extra' (or they are lots of 'syns') and avocado is lots of syns. I find myself substituting these with lentils, chickpeas, tofu and quark though, which are all free.

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