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Anyone Done Slimming World Fast Forward?

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TeaOneSugar Sat 14-Apr-12 11:45:29

Has anyone else done it?

I'm on day 2 and it's not as bad as I expected, but a bit of a shock after the freedom of green days.

I could do with someone telling me they lost loads smile

It's a completely different plan to SW, I had cornflakes for breakfast this morning, quite a big bowl full, I haven't eaten cornflakes for years, I only ever have cereal that's a healthy B choice.

Tomorrow I'm having two crumpets and jam for breakfast, which would be an 11 syns meal on SW !!!!

It's weird, I'm weighing veg and fat free yogurt and yet I'm eating cornflakes and crumpets ??

morecoffeemorecoffee Sat 14-Apr-12 11:50:29

Never heard if this. I do slimming world.what's 'fast foward' do you have a link?

TeaOneSugar Sat 14-Apr-12 12:03:26

I don't think there's anything on the website, it's a plan you have to set up with your consultant, they work out a number of units based on your weight mainly but also activity levels and give you a leaflet with menu choices, each choice has a number of units, you have to plan a week of meals and snacks from the leaflet with your consultant and then stick to it.

It's also known as the slimming world straight jacket, because whats on your meal plan is all you can eat, even fruit and veg has a unit value, although you get one "free" salad or veg choice per day.

TeaOneSugar Sat 14-Apr-12 12:04:58

Someone posted on the minimins site that she lost 7.5lb in week.

TeaOneSugar Sat 14-Apr-12 19:12:27

OK, just me then.

MrsHoolie Sat 14-Apr-12 20:58:39

Sounds like WW!
I haven't heard of this either,I love carbs so Extra Easy works for me.

TeaOneSugar Sat 14-Apr-12 21:05:37

I'm really missing carbs and it's only the end of day two.

It is a bit more like WW than SW really, it's a last resort tool for when you're really stuck.

It'll be worth it if I get a good loss this week and if it kick starts things.

MrsHoolie Sun 15-Apr-12 09:07:55

Do you follow it long term or is it just a kick start if you plateau?

TeaOneSugar Sun 15-Apr-12 14:58:37

It's a kick start plan, you can only do it for a maximum of two weeks, and then you have to go back to the standard plan. You're only supposed to do it every now and again because it's so restrictive, it's calorie based rather than food optimising.

I'm going to wait to see what the scales say on Thursday before I decide to do it for another week, it's a pretty tough plan.

I'm not used to feeling hungry between meals, but I've committed to doing this for a week and I'm going to see it out, hopefully it'll be worth it and I'll get a good loss this week.

MrsHoolie Sun 15-Apr-12 22:40:08

Keep us updated!

TeaOneSugar Mon 16-Apr-12 17:30:21

Well, it's day 4 and I'm getting very hungry between meals, I'm so used to grabbing a piece of fruit or a fat free yogurt (or both) between meals, I'm never usually hungry on SW.

Anyway, I'm going to see this through and see if it's worth it when I get on the scales on Thursday.

It's made me reconsider my portion sizes, I probably need to aim somewhere between these tiny portions and the large ones I usually have, I am probably eating too much, even though I'm sticking to the plan. I'm also getting used to drinking the vast amounts of water and will try to keep it up after the week is up.

I don't think I'll do it for a second week, not unless I do a couple of days back on the green plan in between. Although I'm a bit concerned that after such a strict calorie controlled week I might have a gain the week after unless I keep the portion sizes in check.

C00kie Thu 19-Apr-12 22:59:45

I'm longing to know how you got on at your weigh in as I'm starting fast forward tomorrow after being stuck around the same weight since October ( I've lost over 8 stone with SW so far ) I've spent the last 6 months going up a little then down a bit etc etc so I know I can maintain my weight loss but really want to lose about one more stone to get me to target ... come on - put me out of my misery !!

TeaOneSugar Fri 20-Apr-12 16:54:55

COOkie I was in a similar position, I've lost 4.5 stone in total, but after putting on a few pounds over Christmas and New Year and have been 1lb on 1lb off ever since.

After 6 days on fast forward I lost 4.5lb.

I'm now back to 7lb to target and feeling a bit more positive.

It was really hard but it's made me re evaluate my eating habits and in particular my portion sizes, I'm also going to try to keep the water drinking up, although maybe not quite as much as the 1500ml you have to drink on fast forward.

Like you I'm not too worried about maintaining, I'm just struggling to actually get to target.

Good luck.

C00kie Sun 22-Apr-12 18:21:38

Thanks for replying , made me determined to give it a go so I started this morning ( will give me 5 days before weigh in )
Planned my meals , been shopping , weighed and portioned out what seems like hundreds of tubs of food - which seems strange in itself - and am now all set . Let's hope it's worth the extra effort !
Am really going to try to stick to it for the 2 weeks in the hope that it kick starts my weight loss again .
I'll let you know how I get on .
Good luck with the rest of your weight loss journey .

TeaOneSugar Wed 25-Apr-12 19:03:05

Cookie It is a lot more work but it was worth it when I got on the scales smile

I've gone back to green days now, but I've carried on weighing out pasta, although double the portion on fast forward, it's still a lot less than I would have had before.

My consultant warned me you can have a gain the week after, so I've been particularly careful this week and I've done some extra exercise so fingers crossed I'll have at least maintained.

Good Luck.

Sethbornapril Thu 07-Jun-12 17:08:49

I'm 2 days in now and it took all my restraint not to steal my little boy's fish finger earlier! I too have realised that I eat far too big portions, fast forward is a shock to the system but I am using my extra units on vegetables to bulk up my meals so that I am fuller for longer. The weekend will be the big test for me :/

Sarahhaircuts Thu 22-Nov-12 22:51:20

I've done fast forward and yes you lose quite a bit of weight. It is totally different from normal slimming world, but really good if you need that extra boost. On average you should loose anywhere between 4-8 lbs in the one week. It's not very well publicized but your consultant should give you your daily units you can use. Good luck x smile

mrsmitch01 Thu 20-Jun-13 20:17:10

I'm on fast forward at the moment (day 1), so far I've had a pint of water at brekkie, lunch and tea. For brekkie I had 2 rashers bacon with 2 slices toast, lunch was 2 slices toast 2 oz baked beans and a satsuma, then I had 170g strawbs with 7 tbsp!!!! Fromage, tea was the pasta and tomato sauce, choc mousse and the salad option. I've had a rocky bar and I'll have a highlights drink later. It's hard and I've done it before. I lost 5 1/2lb the first time, and hoping this will kick start me again. My friend just did hers last week and she lost 8 1/2lb!!!!!!! It defo helps you lose, but you need to be careful the next week you're back on your normal plan. Keep us posted on how you get on

mrsmitch01 Thu 20-Jun-13 20:19:07

Ps. I don't know about anyone else, but I've got a dreadful headache today. Don't know if its the weather or limited food!! :-(

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