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Is Slimming world any good?

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xxminniexx Fri 19-Jun-20 14:29:17

I have heard mixed reviews about slimming world but have seen in local shop a 7 day starter pack and wondered if anyone has had them and if there any good or can recommend something similar? been trying to lose the mum tum for ages but i just love food too much haha.

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multiplemum3 Fri 19-Jun-20 14:36:13

I don't agree with the premise, muller lites are 1 syn and an avacodo is 8 or something bizarre like that

xxminniexx Fri 19-Jun-20 14:38:06

Is there something else that i could try that is better?

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Gingerkittykat Fri 19-Jun-20 15:12:14

I hate slimming world, I found the groups excruciatingly awful and also hated the plan.

It involves either cooking everything from scratch or eating a whole load of crappy processed stuff, they love artificial sweeteners. I've seen some horrific recipes like diet coke chicken, why would you want to cook your meat in a weird chemical bath with artificial sweeteners.

I found calorie counting using My Fitness Pal much better as it gives you more flexibility, if you want a McDonalds or some booze you just make sure you account for it.

xxminniexx Fri 19-Jun-20 19:13:01

Hiya, yeah i have got a calorie counting app on my phone and i need to get back into exercising again, just heard some people had lost a bit of weight through doing slimming world, might just have to stick to my calorie counting app smile

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Todaywewilldobetter Fri 19-Jun-20 19:17:11

If you can block out the silliness and look at the premise of less fat, more veg and a reasonable amount of dairy & fibre based carbs...
When you start trying to make your old habits from strange ingredients, stop! Nobody needs a Canderel meringue or a Weight Watchers wrap pasty... grin

Wowcherarestalkingme Fri 19-Jun-20 19:21:56

I agree with the above. I’ve lost quite a bit following slimming world and find the plan really works for me. However I never cook or eat the substitutes for real food. I’d rather go without than have a fake donut or barely edible ice cream. The actual focus on more veg and protein though, although common sense, works for me

Twizbe Fri 19-Jun-20 19:25:03

I've done it after both pregnancies and really like it.

I like to cook and once I knew the basics it was easy to adapt things to fit the plan. I also liked that you can do it while breastfeeding and worked with my dairy free lifestyle.

I also liked that rice, pasta and potatoes are free. My husband is 6'7 and it meant I could fill him up with those

Frankiemintz Fri 19-Jun-20 19:25:27

I found it very helpful. Of course I could have just done MFP on my phone, but I found Weighing in at meetings was an incentive, and if I ever missed a meeting due to no weight loss then my leader would text me to ask me how I was doing and encouraged me to come next week. Not sure how well they are doing this online? I think you just need to adapt the diet to your own eating habits. I’ve lost the weight now, but find that calorie controlled dieting is only useful when I have enough incentive to do it on my own.

xxminniexx Fri 19-Jun-20 19:30:18

Thankyou all, i did start exercising every morning and eating healthy at the beginning of lockdown but then i let myself down by having a takeaway then just stopped from there haha, i think i will just stick to calorie controlled diet and exercising again smile

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Chickoletta Fri 19-Jun-20 19:31:54

It works for me. I like food (particularly carb heavy foods) and the fact that I can eat unlimited amounts of lots of foods and still lose weight suits me. I was 12 and a half stone (5’3”) when I started and lost 2 stone within a year and a half - I could have done it more quickly but allowed myself plenty of treat days along the way and don’t believe in limiting anything if I’m out/ on holiday etc. I’ve put a stone of that back on now, mostly in lockdown, but feel confident that I’ll lose that quickly as soon as I go back.

The magazine is really good for recipes - maybe buy that and see what you think.

31133004Taff Fri 19-Jun-20 19:33:59

Agree with the no barmy artificial ingredients but focus on a balanced diet. What appeals is when you fall off the wagon the first I did do is have a big ‘free food nosh’ because I am hungry, that’s why I fell off the wagon. With calorie counting I would have felt it would be a long stretch to the next meal.

Quackersandcheese3 Fri 19-Jun-20 19:38:41

I’ve not done it myself but I’ve heard lots of good things about it and know maybe 2/3 people who’ve done it and lost plenty of weight .

AllHallowsEve14 Fri 19-Jun-20 19:45:43

I am currently giving it a go, only on day 4 but I like it. I like that I can have chocolate in the evening, so I try to make all my meals free which I have found quite easy so far.

Twizbe Sat 20-Jun-20 09:12:18


It's because avocados are full of 'good' fat. They are a great, healthy food for those who have to gain weight but aren't great for losing it. Coconut yoghurt is another similar one.

Collision Sun 21-Jun-20 00:13:17

It works well for me.

I’ve lost 8lb in 2 weeks.

Ignore the ridiculous recipes and eat as clean as you can and it’s fine.
Plenty of fruit and vegetables, watch your fats and fibre. Drink water.

xxminniexx Sun 21-Jun-20 15:16:17

Thankyou everyone for your advice smile

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