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SW/WW - can anyone explain either/both in simple terms?

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WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Fri 09-Sep-16 11:26:17

I have tried and failed to lose weight under my own steam (MFP, low carb, just general cutting back). I'm about 5 stone overweight, it has gradually crept up through my adult life (late 40s) and it's got to stop. I tend to manage to lose about 9lbs and then let my habits slide back again. I don't have a sweet tooth, it's cheese, crisps, savoury stuff that are my downfall and I rarely drink alcohol or sugary drinks.

So, I was thinking maybe I need to try SW or WW. I can't get to a group for either, so can't go along and chat to anyone, it would have to be online, so I wondered if anyone could explain either or both in simple terms to help me decide. Other constraints are having to feed a family of fussy eaters on busy evenings.

BittyWanter Fri 09-Sep-16 11:30:05

Slimming world is online too. You don't have to go to the groups (well that's what my mum said)

BittyWanter Fri 09-Sep-16 11:31:04

Think slimming world would be easier as its a point system. You can pretty much eat anything

tabulahrasa Fri 09-Sep-16 13:26:39

WW foods have a point value, you are given an allowance and you eat within that. (There's also some sort of no count option, but I don't know anything about that)

SW, most of your food comes from free foods, so you just eat what you want from those (fruit, veg, fish, eggs, rice, pasta, meat, meat replacements and some zero fat dairy stuff)
Then you get a measured amount of dairy and fibre (bread or cereal or what have you) and an allowance for other stuff, things like chocolate or alcohol.

I find SW works way better for me, I don't want to have to weigh my dinner or get to a certain time and not be able to eat because I've used all my points.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sun 11-Sep-16 00:02:45

Thank you, I've looked into a bit moremyself now and think SW is probably better for me. I've found a group that I might be able to get along to if the meetings aren't too long.

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