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Slimming World - followed it religiously, didn't lose anything!!!

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KittyKatty123 Wed 12-Feb-20 00:09:03

I'm so discouraged, this was my first week, never done SW before, I followed the plan to the letter, used my syns but not on any cakes biscuits chocolate crisps etc, cooked healthy meals every day and didn't overeat on the free foods. I have 6 stone to lose so would have expected at least a couple of pounds off! I could cry!!

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smashstore Wed 12-Feb-20 00:13:52

Can you post up your food diary?

KittyKatty123 Wed 12-Feb-20 00:15:38

I'll type it up for you in the morning, thanks. I have a photo of it but noone will be able to read my writing!!!

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Teacaketotty Wed 12-Feb-20 08:22:39

It would be useful to know what your diary looks like..

The problem I found with slimming world was that the "free" foods actually have pretty high calorie and carb content, so you need to watch your portion sizes. Having a massive plate of pasta and a mound of potatoes etc isn't going to help but you've said you are aware of that so not sure what the issue could be without seeing what you are eating.

I would expect if you have alot to loose you should have lost in your first week for sure. I follow SW loosely but calorie count also to make sure the amount I'm eating isn't too high but I still eat chocolate etc.

fishonabicycle Wed 12-Feb-20 10:29:04

One week is nothing! Keep going.

KittyKatty123 Wed 12-Feb-20 10:54:45

I have 6 stone to lose so I was so surprised. Food diary:

Wednesday 5th February

250ml semi skimmed milk in tea during day (A1)

Scrambled eggs, 3, no other ingredients
With 2 dry toast, small wholemeal (B)
And 4 cherry tomatoes (S)

Jacket potato (2 small), no butter
½ can baked beans
30g grated cheddar (A2)

Snack: 1 apple (S)

Salmon, fresh, baked in oven, cooking spray on the foil no other fat
75g wholemeal pasta
Veg roasted in oven with cooking spray (onion, courgette, red pepper) (S)
1 150ml glass 10% white wine (5 syns)

Exercise:
50 lengths in pool, continuous, over one hour

Total syns: 5

Thursday 6th February

250ml semi skimmed milk in tea during day (A1)

Fat free yoghurt, plain
1 orange, chopped (S)
45g Jordans no added sugar muesli (B)

Fat free cottage cheese, one tub
Some leftover new potatoes, warmed in microwave
Fresh tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce (S)
2 tblsp low cal salad cream (2 syns)

Home-made chicken curry:
Chicken breast
Cooking spray
Tinned tomatoes
Onion (S)
Curry powder
Coriander
75g brown rice
Carrots (S)

Total syns: 2

Friday 7th February

250ml semi skimmed milk in tea during day (A1)

Fat free yoghurt, plain
1 orange, chopped (S)
45g Jordans no added sugar muesli (B)

Lunch: leftover chicken curry with brown rice (onions = S)

Chips made with potato and cooking spray
Breaded cod (8.5 syns)
Mushy peas

1 pint cider (12.5 syns)

Exercise:
2 hours dancing (gently)

Total syns: 21

Saturday 8th February

250ml semi skimmed milk in tea during day (A1)

2 wholemeal toast (B)
1 tbsp spreadable butter (5.5)

Fresh salmon, cold, leftover from Wednesday
100g wholemeal pasta
Onion and courgette fried in cooking spray (S)
Tinned tomatoes
30g grated cheddar (A2)

Snack: 1 apple (S)

Dinner: ready roasted chicken from Tesco as needed something quick
Grated cabbage/ red onion / carrot in cider vinegar (S)
Fat-free yoghurt and 2 small bananas

Total syns: 5.5

Exercise:
50 lengths in pool, continuous, over one hour

Sunday 9th February

250ml semi skimmed milk in tea during day (A1)

4 small poached eggs
2 hash browns (4 syns)

2 wholemeal bread (B)
Jam in sandwich (2 syns)
Fat free yoghurt, plain
Mixed with 30g hot chocolate powder (3.5 syns)

Dinner: fish pie, made with
Cod, haddock, salmon
Skimmed milk, 150ml per portion (2 syns)
Butter, 1 tsp per portion (2 syns)
30g cheddar per portion (A2)
Peas, sweetcorn
250ml 13.5% red wine (12 syns)

Total syns: 25.5

Monday 10th February

250ml semi skimmed milk in tea during day (A1)

Lean bacon 2 rashers
2 wholemeal bread, dry (B)
1 tbsp ketchup (1 syn)

Fat free cottage cheese, one tub
Jacket potato (2 small), no butter
2 tblsp low cal salad cream (2 syns)

Snack:
Fat free yoghurt, plain
Mixed with 30g hot chocolate powder (3.5 syns)

Leftover fish pie:
Cod, haddock, salmon
Skimmed milk, 150ml per portion (2 syns)
Butter, 1 tsp per portion (2 syns)
30g cheddar per portion (A2)
Peas, sweetcorn

Total syns: 10.5

Tuesday 11th February

250ml semi skimmed milk in tea during day (A1)

Fat free yoghurt, plain
1 orange, chopped (S)
90g Jordans no added sugar muesli (17 syns)

2 wholebread bread (B)
2 tsp spreadable butter (4 syns)
30g cheddar (A2)
Tin tomato soup (5.5 syns)

Beef stew, made with:
Lean beef
Onions, carrots, celery (S)
Cooking spray
With 2 dumplings home-made (4.5 syns)

Total syns: 31

Exercise:
1 hour aqua aerobics

TOTAL SYNS FOR WEEK: 100.5

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smashstore Wed 12-Feb-20 11:14:30

Is the exercise new or greatly increased? Sometimes the body can adjust itself by retaining water initially.

Teacaketotty Wed 12-Feb-20 11:16:20

To be honest, someone may correct me as i am no SW expert, but that looks like a very healthy on plan week to me. You certainly ate better than me last week and I lost -3, but some weeks I don't loose much or anything at all so maybe your in for a big loss next time!

Whatever you do don't give up, sometimes it takes a few weeks to kick start!

HalfSizeMe Wed 12-Feb-20 11:19:46

You're not having enough speed. The idea is that a third of your plate is speed food. Most of the time when you're having your jacket potatoes you haven't got any there.

mypoorfurbaby Wed 12-Feb-20 11:21:16

Are you putting the 1/3 speed on your plate before anything else?

The 1/3 speed should replace a 1/3 of the meal.

There is a good article on slimmingeats webpage on how to really food optimise.
I'd ask for an sas sheet from your leader.

KittyKatty123 Wed 12-Feb-20 11:25:40

Hi, no that is my regular amount of exercise, normal for me.

Thanks, will look at the speed foods. My thoughts were that if I didn't want them and wasnt hungry why eat them!

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Okki Wed 12-Feb-20 11:26:12

Hi Op. I wonder if you're not eating enough fruit and veg. I'll be honest and say I don't go to meetings anymore but we were always told to have one third of our plate being fruit or veg and I took that to be every meal. How much water are you drinking as it's quite important to keep up liquid intake. I am going to say pure liquid as I can't find the right word - basically with nothing else in it.

Good luck - it does take a while for your body and mind to adjust. I guess if you want to see quick results maybe try to average your syns out to between 8-12 a day. We're all different though so what works for one mayn't work for another.

Okki Wed 12-Feb-20 11:28:32

You need the speed food - that's the important part. The general idea is to reduce fat and sugar (carbs) intake and increase speed foods = weightloss.

LangClegsOpinionIsNoted Wed 12-Feb-20 11:31:56

I'd say you need more speed foods. Plan your meal around the speed foods, try to aim for half of the plate rather than a third if you're trying to shift a lot.

Also, I do keep the amount of carbs down, I know pasta, rice etc are free but I have just kept the portion sizes fairly low with these. Am focusing on speed veggies and protein. I'm almost at a stone loss, got 3.5lb to go so will either be this week or next.

DrinkSangriaInThePark Wed 12-Feb-20 11:36:10

1/3 of your plate should be speed food, in order to cut down on the amount of higher calorie food (even free food).

So for example, if you're having spaghetti Bolognese, one third should be pasta, one third meat and one third salad or veg (speed)

troppibambini Wed 12-Feb-20 11:40:01

No where near enough speed. But what you must make sure you don't do is add it to what your eating, you must replace part of your meal with it eg 3 scrambled eggs and a tin of beans becomes 2 eggs grilled mushrooms and tomatoes and a spoon of beans.
Also if you make spaghetti Bol or chilli don't make the mistake that because there are tomatoes and whatever in the sauce that will do, you need to then replace some of it with a salad or some veg.

Good luck hopefully next week it will fly off!

Also there are some really supportive threads in the Sw section if you want to chatsmile

KittyKatty123 Wed 12-Feb-20 13:06:42

Ok thank you, that was not clear from the booklet and class!

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wowfudge Wed 12-Feb-20 13:16:26

I've just totted up the calories on day 1 and you had 1500. It's really key to have a third of your plate speed foods, eat enough to satiate your hunger and no more, etc. Also, the rate of weight loss can depend where you are in your menstrual cycle.

DrinkSangriaInThePark Wed 12-Feb-20 14:30:11

I think the speed food rule is the most misunderstood aspect of Slimming World.

My new consultant said she can't believe the amount of people who think that if they eat extra speed food throughout the day, as well as their meals, they'll lose more weight. I don;t think it's explained properly by a lot of consultants!

aModernClassic Wed 12-Feb-20 14:50:53

Yes, up your speed on your plate, you hardly had any some days.

Also, be careful with the chicken you buy. The roasted chicken you brought would be cooked with the skin on, and you must remove the skin before cooking. So your syns would be much higher on Saturday.

Good luck for your next weigh-in. If you stick to the plan it does work.

mypoorfurbaby Wed 12-Feb-20 15:12:43

http://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/the-benefit-of-speed-foods

Really helped me get it and has some great ideas and meal plans

Groovee Fri 14-Feb-20 04:53:03

I find this visual very good for SW. A lot of people miss the fact that you are cutting back on some of your plate by putting that 1/3rd speed food on the plate first then plating up the rest of your meal.

There was someone at my class this week who hadn't picked up on the 1/3rd speed food despite the fact my consultant mentions it numerous times each week.

Okki Fri 14-Feb-20 23:21:33

Hi @KittyKatty123 How have you found the last few days?

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