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Wackelle Thu 02-Feb-17 11:05:52

I'm surrounded by people on slimming world at the moment who are essentially stuffing their faces constantly but telling me its OK cause "its free" how can anyone lose weight without counting calories, and eating cooked breakfasts?

Surely this is not healthy, I was also told you can save your sins and have a takeaway at the weekend. Wow.

Not for me.

lastqueenofscotland Thu 02-Feb-17 11:26:06

Horrified? Really?

AutumnDragon Thu 02-Feb-17 11:26:13

Please don't judge until you know more about it.

I have lost 3.5 stone by "stuffing my face" What is unhealthy about a cooked breakfast? Mine is not cooked in fat (just a spray of 1cal fat), I do not eat the fat on the bacon and if I have sausages they are either Quorn or very low fat (and counted from my Syn allowance). I also have tomatoes and onions as "speed" food. The basic science is that some foods have a natural ability to speed up the processing of foods. You eat these along with lean protein and you will lose weight. My whole family needed to lose weight and between us we have lost 11stone.

Unfortunately it is not true about the saving of Syns (short for synergy) for the weekend. It is ok on an occasional basis (less than once a month), but will damage your weight loss if you rely on it.

The one thing I cannot get my head around is that I have to have at least 10 syns a day or I don't lose weight. These can be used on such things as additions to meals i.e ingredients or ketchup, or on chocolate. Being overweight all my life, the whole concept of eating "naughty" food was alien to me, but it works.

As for the constant eating. It works best if you are never hungry, but the snacks should be mostly speed food i.e some fruits, most veg.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm just going to get an apple

AutumnDragon Thu 02-Feb-17 11:27:59

Sorry, forgot to add. I'm not sure where the unhealthy idea comes from. Very, very little of our food is now processed. We eat fresh meat and vegetables the majority of the time - time consuming but well worth it. My BP has dropped from seriously dangerous to normal. Hardly unhealthy!

passmethewineplease Thu 02-Feb-17 11:30:17

Plenty of people do eat cooked breakfasts and still lose weight and still maintain that loss.

You don't have to look very far to find them.

Obviously portion control should be exercised which is something SW don't really mention.

Horrified is a bit dramatic.

AutumnDragon Thu 02-Feb-17 11:32:08

Obviously portion control should be exercised which is something SW don't really mention.

A third of every meal should be speed food. This naturally limits the amount of protein and carbs on the plate.

PurpleDaisies Thu 02-Feb-17 11:33:17

If you don't want to do slimming world, don't.

It works wonders for many people, including several members of my family. My aunt lost six stone on it.

PurpleDaisies Thu 02-Feb-17 11:34:12

Do you never eat any takeaways then op?

BigbyWolf Thu 02-Feb-17 11:35:38

I know it's a bit hard to get your head around at first (the concept of eating loads and having syns that can include chocolate etc..) but it really does work if you follow it properly.

I've lost a stone doing SW and I'm crap at trying to losing weight!

WaitrosePigeon Thu 02-Feb-17 11:35:51

Horrified is about extreme.

I know someone who lost 10st on SW....

NickyEds Thu 02-Feb-17 11:36:03

Not for me

Don't go then ffs.

It is made very clear that you can't constantly stuff your face and still lose lots of weight. You are very limited on the amount of dairy, fat, bread and cereals you are supposed to eat and, in general it is much harder to gain weight eating lots of fruit and veg than lots of bread and cheese.

PurpleDaisies Thu 02-Feb-17 11:37:18

When you say they're constantly "stuffing their faces" (nice judgy turn of phrase there), what are they eating? I eat loads and I'm losing weight because most of it is vegetables and lean protein. I even have take aways and cooked breakfasts from McDonald's.

ALemonyPea Thu 02-Feb-17 11:39:39

Horrified? Were they spit roasting puppies?

If you do SW right, then it works, you don't need to eat massive meals just because you can.

NomDePlumeReloaded Thu 02-Feb-17 11:41:32

I don't get it either, OP. I see that people have lost weight on it but I don't really 'get it'.

I know a woman on it and her portions are massive. Huge. 2 jacket potatoes with fillings as one meal. I don't understand how that can be ok. Food hanging off the edges of big plates at every meal (thanks Instagram). She doesn't do tonnes of exercise, I just don't understand how it all these extra calories in from big portions can be assisting with weight loss confused.

Somehowsomewhere Thu 02-Feb-17 11:42:33

Wow, if you're 'horrified' by slimming world then id hate to see your reaction to something really bad!
It's not for me but I know lots of people it's worked for. None of them have stuffed their faces either, just filled up on things like fruit/veg/protein while limiting sugary snacks etc.

NomDePlumeReloaded Thu 02-Feb-17 11:43:06

Sorry for typos.

I also understand that me knowing 1 or 2 people on SW eating huge portions doesn't = how everyone on SW eats and loses weight.

passmethewineplease Thu 02-Feb-17 13:39:20

Autumn it should be yes but SW do say it's not compulsory.

People shouldn't eat gallons of pasta because it's free, they should just eat until comfortably full.

I'm all for sw, I'm following it at the moment.

Waby01 Fri 03-Feb-17 14:40:24

Weight watchers is the way to go for myself , I lost 5 stone by following an amazing easy and healthy plan . I love being able to enjoy saying yes to any foods , portion control works really well for myself and also enjoy a variety of portioned free foods . with two approaches ... counting and no counting they both are amazing success with other members . I love the ww app which is easy to use and will tell you accurately the points value of any foods , also eating out . Amazing and very very successful

NerrSnerr Fri 03-Feb-17 14:43:45

If it's not for got you then that's fine- it wouldn't be for me as I reckon I'd overeat. Horrified is an overreaction though.

Babyg1995 Fri 03-Feb-17 14:46:31

Works for me it not stuffing our faces though hmm the takeaway thing I agree with though for me to keep the weight off I have a takeaway every couple of months no more than that I've went from a 12 to a 8 in 3 months with sw.

ExplodingCarrots Fri 03-Feb-17 14:51:43

Horrified?? Really??

What works for others may not work for you. I believe slimming world works and I've lost 2 stone. It's a straight forward and flexible way of eating and losing weight. Works well with family meals too.

Being horrified is a overreaction.

Checkthisout Fri 03-Feb-17 14:56:07

Agree with you op, I honestly cannot get my head around SW, I've been following it 10 weeks now & just cannot understand how I'm eat the same portions but have lost 9lbs &! I'm 30 weeks pregnant confused

However, I am eating a lot but losing weight, who am I to moan??!

I will cut down on portion sizes once my baby arrives as I won't require as much food.

Calorie counting is boring & quite frankly it sucks.....id end up becoming obsessed if I did that....actually I do! To the point I lost 8lbs in 1 week because I cut my calories down to 500 a day! blush I was soooooooo hungry.

Checkthisout Fri 03-Feb-17 14:58:25

Not whilst pregnant might I add!

ButtonMooooon Fri 03-Feb-17 15:02:36

It's the standing joke in my office I am the one who eats the most whilst doing SW. I laugh along and say I know it's great isn't it. I have been a Target member for just over a year now and have never gone 3lb over or under my Target weight.

Don't do it if you don't agree with it but don't expect everyone to follow you

NotStoppedAllDay Fri 03-Feb-17 15:10:05

I lost 5 stone low carbing ... no counting calories either,calories are not important to weight loss...eating cheese/cream/meat unlimited... fat was encouraged in fact. My weight dropped off, and more importantly, stayed off

Until I started to train for a marathon that is!

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