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Slimming World EXTRA EASY has it worked for you??

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fuzzypeach Thu 19-Feb-09 22:05:43

I have been following Extra Easy for 4 weeks now, I lost 3lbs the first week, put on 2 the second, lost half the third and another half this week, I usually lose 2lbs per week if i follow it strictly, and have gone over on syns a few times, Im not sure if its just coincdence that it has been fluctuating so much since starting EE or if I should give it up - thing is im really enjoying the new plan so i want to belive in it!!

Anyone got any good/bad results just doing EE?

Stellarella123 Sun 21-Apr-13 07:46:43

Also in my experience when I eat bread for my healthy extra or eat any using my syn's I don't lose weight, so u just avoid eating bread every day, only works when I eat lots of fruit and veg too,

Stellarella123 Sun 21-Apr-13 07:35:41

I stuck to it religiously first wk and lost 6lb, the weeks I haven't stuck to it brilliantly I have still lost 1/2 lb iv lost 1stone now and it's been about 6 weeks , I have done it before and managed to keep the weight off, it definetly works , x

Jinty64 Sun 21-Apr-13 07:12:03

I lost 2 stone with slimming world doing extra easy. I found drinking lots of water helped. The weeks I really concentrated on drinking were the weeks I lost the most.

If you use milk in hot drinks, make sure you measure it. I found it was easy to go way over without realising if I guessed.

1/3 super free or more. I found slightly smaller protein/carb portion and 2 veg/giant salad gave me a better loss.

I know you should be able to snack on free foods whenever you want but, realistically, if you eat too much you won't lose weight. I started asking myself if I was really hungry and, doing EE properly with 3 good meals, I wasn't hungry in between. If I limited snacking to when I was hungry (or really needy) I lost weight.

I have had a little glitch following a family bereavement and I know it has been forgetting these things that has stopped my weight loss. I will be back on track next week!!!

NanaNina Sat 20-Apr-13 20:21:49

I think the more you have to lose the quicker it comes off, but maybe aspen you are not losing much because you are not overweight. Not sure but it seems the only reason. Any good talking to your consultant. I don't go to classes, just do it myself from the books I've had in the past.

aspen56 Sat 20-Apr-13 19:11:05

Hi I've been doing slimming world using EE for 4 months now. I've been doing it 100% with my husband BUT he has lost 2 stone and I have lost 4 pounds - I even ensure my veggies etc and I dont go over syns at all. First week loss of 3.5 pound, second week put on 1 pound, third week lost one pound fourth week put on 3 pound and so on - I even gave up alcohol. I havnt a clue why but am now chucking it in and will go to weight watchers - if I lose then it is something to do with the diets but if not, it is something to do with my body. I do fitness and I am 47, I am not classed as overweight although am quite close (10 stone) - has anyone else experienced this - I even get into such a state I start crying! xx

NotNeeemo Tue 04-Dec-12 22:19:18

Am joining again tomorrow ( either that or buy 20 fags!!) not looking forward to it! [blush

linseywild Tue 04-Dec-12 21:37:50

Hi Ladies and Gent's
Am joining SW tomorrow morning although have been doing the diet for past couple of days now... EE sounds great x

LoupyLou1987 Tue 09-Oct-12 16:06:41

Not sure if the Activia yoghurts are free, however all Mulerlight yoghurts are!!!

BritneyFerry Sun 07-Oct-12 09:28:36

I live in Brittany and used to follow Slimming World in UK about 7 years ago! I would love to try the Extra Easy plan (which is new to me) but obviously am limited on some branded things. Activia yoghurts were mentioned, can you tell me which ones are free? Or any other international branded things would be very helpful too. Thank you.

Freggie Wed 07-Mar-12 15:17:28

Hi everyone, me and my hubby started the EE slimming world on saturday, and so far so good. Although i have weighed myself this morning and havent lost any weight at all.
What am i doing wrong ??
Im having eggs, mushrooms, toms or beans on toast for breafast, this morning i had fruit with yoghurt instead.
Lunch today i made the slimming world ham and egg muffins with beans, yesterday i had a salad with chicken and some dressing which was 1 syn.
Dinner last night i had a tuna jacket with a salad, tonight i will have a grilled chicken sandwich with a salad.
Im hardly having any syns, and am using both my healthy option each day.
Im a mum of 2, so am kept busy everyday.
Please help !!!

Queenofcake Wed 07-Mar-12 00:38:11

Have to agree with Rachelsw above. EE is fab but so many people trip up by forgetting to ensure they have the 1/3 SuperFree WITH every meal.

This is nearly always the reason weightloss stops on the EE plan in my experience.

cambridgeferret Fri 02-Mar-12 13:53:46

I've been doing EE for a week.
Plusses: no weighing out of pasta, potatoes etc, so easy to follow.
Minuses: having to keep an eye on milk and cereal consumption, and the taste of Quark sad

But I've lost 3lb this week, even with a contraband chocolate brownie yesterday smile.
I'll report back at the end of next week.

maggierae Fri 02-Mar-12 08:59:30

hi there, iv just joined slimming world and still trying to get to grips with it , am using the extra easy plan as find that easiest for me, so any suggestions on foods etc would be most helpful..(i did w/w for years so am still in the mind set of pointing )..Im referring to the book constantly to see what im allowed..thanks for reading ..

Mindy6 Tue 14-Feb-12 15:26:37

Have you tried the SW Syns Online calculator? I have never tried but my group freeze red grapes and suck on them. I clean my teeth - not that the SW plan is working for me. Good luck

Rachelsw Fri 03-Feb-12 21:16:45

Hi ladies

PLEASE can I offer you all some help? Its wonderful to see some of you are doing really well on Extra Easy, I think most of you would agree, that its the most vertatile way to lose weight when having to cater for familes too. Ive seen some fab daily menus posted on here, but none of them, include 1/3rd Superfree for each meal. ITS THE KEY - that makes extra easy work! If youre not making 1/3rd of EACH MEAL from Superfree foods, then youre not following the plan 100%.
Fruit snacks during the day, are fantastic, but not enough! Breakfast is the most overlooked meal, so have a think, can you add some mixed berries or a banana to a yoghurt or porridge/cereal? Lunch - if youre making a pasta salad, make sure theres loads of salad vegies in there, cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions, mixed chopped peppers, etc, Evening meals are pretty easy to fit in the veggies, and most slimming world recipes include them, watch out for oversights tho, when it says, serve spaghetti bolognese with a side salad, and you dont bother with the side salad, youre taking that meal off plan, its there for a reason x
Its also the most common mistake made when members switch to extra easy, so dont worry, if this sounds familiar, then youre not alone.
An exercise you could try, is to take your food diary. Draw 3 circles/plates, split into thirds, and draw each meal of one day, onto the plates, and see how much of the meal counts towards your 1/3rd superfree. Thatway, you can see if youre on plan or not.
Hope that helps some of you - it really is worth hanging in there for the journey!
BE KIND TO YOURSELVES! Its not always an easy journey, but every day is a step towards your target, and dont lose sight of any inch loss you may be getting too - those weeks, when youve worked hard, you will probably find you lost an inch - and when we're obsessed with the scales - thats missed praise! Enjoy your food ladies!
Rachel x

teardrop2 Mon 30-Jan-12 17:46:17

Hi i have just started slimming world, does anybody know if sugar free wine gums are syns

Azzy8 Fri 30-Sep-11 22:55:18

I'm hoping to start slimming world in october. I was just wondering how slimmingworld works if you've got a little bit of weight to lose? does everyone go on the same diet, and then according to how much you lose your diet changes? or is it just according to how strict you are with your syns. I've got less than a stone to lose, but I want to learn how to eat in a healthier way, and not skip meals during the day, then fill up on rubbish in the evenings. Is this the diet for me? Thanks xoxo

assumpta Mon 26-Sep-11 11:38:32

I am totally confused by EE as I used to do red or green years ago when I first started. I returned to SW 3 weeks ago and have lost 4.5 lbs so far, which is fair enough I suppose. I know that if you do EE you can only have 1 HE A and 1 HE B, but it's the one third red, one third green, one third super free that gets me. It's fine at evening dinner, but at lunch time I might have say ham or smoked salmon with salad for lunch, but I don't really want pasta or potatoes at that time of the day, my question is do I HAVE to have 'green' as well? I eat loads of fresh fruit through the day. I hope someone can fill me in. Thanks

JohnniesBitch Mon 26-Sep-11 10:54:34

ee doesnt work for me either. im mainly vegetarian diet, i do occassionally eat chicken but usually just vegetables pulses and grains and a few meat replacement items.

on ee you mus have 1/3 of each meal super free, so if you choose cereal and milk for breakfast you have to have fruit or veg from the super free list with it, or immediatley after. also the consultant said you should try and make any snacks 1/3 super free as well, so for example, you have a vanilla muller light yogurt (free) a handful of bluberries or strawberries mixed in as well, and even if you had a fruit muller light or activia, you would need to add fruit as well.

you can do red days as meat replacements are still free on red days.

i tend to do at least 4 days green and the rest red/ee. ive lost over 5.5 stone since feb/march time but biggest losses have been on all green weeks, i do exercise a lot though, i run three times a week, do an exercise dvd each morning and zumba/gym etc whenever ive got time.

maximoopoo Mon 26-Sep-11 10:41:01

ninaandbean....think you should join but for now think fat, carbohydrates and sugar free.

So.................all beans even baked beans ...most fat free dairy products, eggs, pasta, rice potatoes, parsnips, sweetcorn, all LEAN meat even bacon and all poultry are ALL FREE!!!!!!!

veg and fruit are
Superfree....when cooked without fat ( make Aubergine, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chicory, Cress, Cucumber, Fennel, Gourd, Leek, Lettuce, Marrow,Peppers, Radish, Spinach,Tomato, Turnip, onion Apricot, Blackberry Blackcurrant, Clementines, Damsons, Grapefruit, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Lemon, Mandarin orange, Melon Cantaloupe, Peaches, Plums, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Tangerine, Watermelon etc. Your best friends)

Each day have 250ml of skimmed milk (350 skimmed) from "A Group"
and 50g bread 0r 28g cereal from "B Group"

SO .......All carbohydrates, sugars ( including fruit when its cooked so take care when fruit is tinned as it will have a syn) and fats are limited.
Think 5 syns a day - ( a glass of DR Pepper is 7syns)

Walk 30 mins a day to get rid of your syns = weight loss

Or so we will see this week when they weigh me.
Maxi x x x

maximoopoo Mon 26-Sep-11 10:22:06

Loving this blog! :0
only started SW (EE) last week (Wed 21st Sep)- like you, seems too good to be true! I have over four stone to lose :-(

But I'm eating more now than before and feel better for it. :-)

Spoke to my Dr friend and he says it's a good diet as many of the fruit and veg are calorie negative meaning the more you eat the more you burn - search google "calorie negative foods" and reads like our superfree list.....hahahahaha ( Digestive system has to work real hard so the calories contained in the food doesn't cover this therefore we have to use what we already have meaning calorie negative)
Read food optimising book on yogurts, as it says if with fruit it has a syn value. *not got an online pin yet so don't know what the advice there is....
Maxi x x x x

laylamarts Sun 18-Sep-11 20:00:51

hi all im new to this slimming thing and after reading most for ur comments i am now determinded to loose weight if anybody has any quick and easy recipes could u pls let me know and which one work for u i.e red or green days or ee. thanks. x

Cheeseandbiscuits Wed 07-Sep-11 22:26:22

OOps pressed send too soon!
You pick one Healthy A which is milk/cheese etc and one Healthy B which is bread etc then pasta, potatoes, lean meat, rice and all fruit and veg are free. It is easy and it def works!

Cheeseandbiscuits Wed 07-Sep-11 22:25:06

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vodski Tue 06-Sep-11 19:28:39

Hi all you sw people I just wanted some advice on this ee plan as i dont know how it works i seem a bit thick how much can you eat for example when you did red and green it was unlimited as it was all free on what ever day so how does this work with the ee plan is this unlimited to I cannot get my head round it...

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