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Does slimming world work if you haven't much to lose?
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Alychloe · 22/07/2015 20:08

Hi all! I joined SW on Sunday and have started off on the Extra Easy SP diet to try and shift some pounds. I am on day 4 and am absolutely loving it! I am so used to using diets such as "the Scarsdale diet", "the military diet" or the "5:2" as a quick resort to weight loss that SW to me is like a treat!

However I only have a stone to lose. I am 5'3 and currently weighing 9.10 which is a stone over what my comfortable weight is. Has anyone else only needed a small amount of weight to lose? And if so how long did it take you?

I am extremely active as I go to the gym 4 times a week and also consuming 0 syns a day. I'm just slightly apprehensive because as I said with most diets I've done I'm restricted on what I can eat so I am not sure whether this will work. I am also aware with this diet I won't drastically lose weight within two weeks which I am happy with but I would like to get down in around 6 weeks before my cruise!

Any advice or inputs would be much appreciated :)

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emmaluvseeyore · 23/07/2015 11:15

I can't comment on only losing a little bit as I have lots to lose, but I have found I actually lose more weight when I up my syns. I started off thinking I needed to keep my syns as low as possible, but when I started having at least 5 per day, I lost more weight. Might be something to consider. I think it is all part of getting a balanced diet.

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fraggle84 · 23/07/2015 20:42

Definitely agree that you need to use Syns

At our group anyone who hasn't has not lost much weight then when added Syns they lost consistently

5 to 15 is the recommendation

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LaurieFairyCake · 23/07/2015 20:48

It will be much slower for you as you're already at a perfect bmi. I found that the body holds onto a natural weight when I was slim and it was a bugger to shift weight to be buff/extra slim Grin

I upped my weight training instead to get definition but I didn't actually do more weight wise than go back and forth over the same few pounds.

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Tequilashotfor1 · 23/07/2015 20:51

Yes to laurie

I needed to shift six pounds and I had to change my training. I also stopped weighing myself and took measurements instead as I could see the loss better

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Alychloe · 24/07/2015 10:35

Ok great thanks for the tips all! Will maybe try and incorporate 5 syns in after my weigh in Sunday! Fingers crossed!

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MarvinKMooney · 25/07/2015 18:56

I'm 5' 8" and was 11st 11 lb when I started - just on the verge of overweight on the bmi charts.

I've been on sw for 12 weeks and am now 10st 12 lb. I lost a couple of lbs a week for first month or so and probably averaging at a lb a week. Had 2 weeks where I stayed the same . I'd like to get to 10.5st and then see how I feel.

I'm probably averaging around 8-10 syns a day. I've always cooked from scratch so I've needed a few tweaks: cut out oil, butter, cheese, cream etc. I eat loads of fruit anyway, but have upped the veg / salad. No toast in the morning, no sandwiches at lunch.

Eating fruit and 0% greek yoghurt for breakfast, and cous cous with salad and chicken, tuna or salmon for lunch.

The best bit is that I havent felt hungry or deprived, and I'm not craving the things I thought I'd miss (bread cheese and wine!). I wish I'd done this years ago. Smile

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MarvinKMooney · 25/07/2015 19:01

Worth Also mentioning That I commute by bike approx 20 miles a week and walk everywhere if I'm not cycling (I don't drive). 10 years ago I used to do weights a lot and I was definitely more toned and looked slimmer than I am now at the same weight. I need to get back into that ...

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neeta06 · 07/08/2015 23:12

So is it best to loss weight first then do weights Confused

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