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can slimming world be low carb?

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nearlyreadytopop · 31/12/2015 18:48

I'm thinking mainly of the SP plan.
I like the syns, the group, the easiness of slimming world but I think I need to eat low carb.
In the past when I've done low carb I have felt fantastic, lost weight (esp around my middle) but it's been quite high in fat and this doesn't fit with SW.
Any ideas?

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tabulahrasa · 31/12/2015 22:40

You can't really high fat low carb with SW...but yes you can low carb.

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Glitterkitten24 · 31/12/2015 22:42

I wouldn't have thought so. Isn't SW all about low fat and calories? Whereas if you are low carbing, you need the fat to make you full and for energy in leiu of the carbs?

I'm an expert on neither woe, but I'd struggle to see how they'd work together?

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tabulahrasa · 31/12/2015 22:55

You can do high protein low carb, but it'd be low fat as well...the protein would fill you up and give you energy.

SP isn't really low carb because you take an extra b choice, but it's lower carb.

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FlopIsMyChristmasGuru · 31/12/2015 23:06

I do SW and have a focus on protein rather than carbs, more through preference than thought out plan. But ghosts just the obvious carbs in potatoes rice etc
It's designed to be heavy in fruit and veg. Would any of those be carb heavy? If so you might find it hard as the heavy weighting to fruit and veg is a pretty much non negotiable part

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FlopIsMyChristmasGuru · 31/12/2015 23:06

Ghosts = "that's"

Obviously Hmm

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DancingDuck · 31/12/2015 23:13

In the old days when they had red and green days, red days were pretty much low carb. You'd have steak and salad or salmon and steamed veg. It was more high protein, low carb than high fat though. Try it. If it works for you, then it should be adaptable to the SW plan which is quite versatile.

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BarbaraofSeville · 01/01/2016 11:13

SW is just a way of restricting calories, it's not a magic spell that has to be followed to the letter to work Smile. So you can go off plan a bit and if you do it sensibly it won't affect your weight loss. The main way that SW works is by restricting you to tiny amounts of obvious junk like sugary/fatty/processed crap.

There are a lot of overlaps with low carb, but obviously the main difference is that you shouldn't be doing high fat. But then if you prefer to do LCHF, why not just do that instead?

But if you want to follow SW SP and low carb, you could have nuts as your B choices. A tablespoon of olive oil used to be a B choice, but isn't any more, so you could have that - it used to work fine, so still will.

You can also have lots of eggs and 5% fat mince so some fat there. You could have loads of veg and salad and little or no fruit. I find that unless you are having loads and loads and loads, it's fine to have plain full fat cottage cheese, Greek yogurt etc and 2/3 HEAs a day.

You could also substitute some of your B choices if you don't want bread and cereal. Each one is equivalent to 120 calories, so just have that amount of something else that fits into the low carb way of eating (avocado, cheese, butter, whatever). If you are eating lots of veg and salad, you will be getting enough fibre anyway.

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