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Slimming World

Slimming world support thread #7 2017

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BasinHaircut · 17/08/2017 12:34


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FoofFighter · 19/08/2017 08:05

Trying something new today, chia seeds 30g hexb

Slimming world support thread #7 2017

Love51 · 19/08/2017 08:07

Hello I'm new. Well, planning to join on Tuesday, but have been trying to lose weight for a week and a half now, initially going it alone but I've now got a colleagues' old sw books. . So start properly on Tuesday. I was wondering if you could tell me the difference between superfree and speed?


Groovee · 19/08/2017 08:18

Forget superfree as that was years ago. Your speed foods help you lose weight better x


Love51 · 19/08/2017 08:23

Thanks groovee. Colleague lent me books so I could see if the plan was do-able for me before I committed (I'm a but like that - slow to commit but once I'm on board, I'm 100%) I think once I get a few 'standard' meals I'll be ok. I will want to use my syns on meals rather than snacks tho ( there is a lady on Facebook selling slimming world treats- fun sized cadbury's products marked with the days of the week!)


mayathebee · 19/08/2017 09:16

Morning. I WI this morning and I've lost 3lb this week Smile. I'm really pleased and surprised (I may have moved the scales to different parts of the floor and rechecked my weight 3 times Blush). That means I've list 10.5 lb since I started 3 weeks ago. I'd love to lose another 3.5 lb over the next 2.5 weeks so I've lost a stone before starting my new job.


mayathebee · 19/08/2017 09:22

Welcome to the thread halfbuffy and love51. I'd go for it love51 - sw is really straightforward. I find I cook from scratch more but we eat the same meals as before, just using lean meat, less oil and making sauces myself rather than using jars. I use the hairy dieters books a lot as they fit with sw and their currys etc are delicious.


Love51 · 19/08/2017 09:35

Thanks Maya. Do hairy dieters count the syns for you? I can do maths but seem to resent it when it comes to food!


Love51 · 19/08/2017 09:36

I'm just off to the library, was hoping for a hairy dieters cookbook, so glad you mentioned it!


mayathebee · 19/08/2017 09:54

The Hairy Dieters don't count syns but lots of the recipes are syn free or they only use 1 ingredient that need to be synned (a bit of wine or a little oil/butter). It's easy enough to skip those ingredients or quickly check the syn value. I hate doing maths on my meals too. I do their currys, casseroles, stir frys and soups and they are mostly free.


FoofFighter · 19/08/2017 10:53

I can reccomend pinch of nom and two chubby cubs websites too, and slimmingeats.

I think if you're going to the library, most clean eating type recipe books would be good to look at too.


halfbuffy · 19/08/2017 11:31

I had the beef stroganoff from slimmingeats last night, it was pretty damn good!! Although I had to use pork because the Tesco near us didn't have beef apart from sirloin steaks and I wasn't splashing out on those!


emwithme · 19/08/2017 11:51

@Groovester well done on the Woman of the Year.

I am very much refocused on getting this weight back off now, have managed the last two days on plan (including yesterday which involved a McDonalds breakfast and a hospital appointment - yay for porridge pots is all I can say!)

Today's plan:

B: Big fat fry up - bacon medallions, sausages (Linda McCartney red onion and rosemary), beans, mushrooms, tomato, egg
L: Picky plate (ham, cheese, pickles etc)
D: Bambi burgers (2 syns each), chips, salad.
HEA: Cheese with picky plate
HEB: Hifi bars


halfbuffy · 19/08/2017 12:18

Emwithme are bacon medallions free? I thought you had to syn bacon? Or is it because there's no fat on them they count as lean?

This could be a game changer!!


Trills · 19/08/2017 12:22

Bacon is free if you cut off the fat and don't cook it in any fat.


Trills · 19/08/2017 12:24

I find most "clean eating" recipe books are low carb, high fat, and low in sounding sensible.

They think that gluten is bad even if you are not intolerant, and that coconut oil is magically better for you than other kinds of oil.

I don't find the way that they talk about food to be helpful either. The word "syns" almost put me off Slimming World, but in general food is not referred to as being "bad".


emwithme · 19/08/2017 12:38

@halfbuffy as Trills said, as long as you cut the fat off, bacon is free. I buy normal back bacon and trim it (for me, not for DH, he gets all of it) as it means I can get nicer bacon than you get in the packs of medallions (I like super-thick-super-smoky bacon and I've not found a medallion that meets that criteria). It also means I can bulk-buy it when it's on offer and stick it in the freezer if I need to Grin


Love51 · 19/08/2017 12:46

The library is a very local one, lacking in much of a stock of books . We mainly went so that I could force the kids out for a walk and return some books. Out of the limited range of available recipe books, I got a Rosemary Conley one. That might be sacrelidge on this thread but I remember my mum doing RC and it was basically low fat, so should translate ok.


Trills · 19/08/2017 12:58

Are you able to ask if another library in the county has a copy of the book you want, and get it sent over to your library for you to borrow?


Love51 · 19/08/2017 13:02

Trills, I am, but I wanted a browse / flick through rather than knowing exactly what I wanted. Will go the big library next week! (Or my mum's house - has a better range of cookbooks than the local library!)


halfbuffy · 19/08/2017 13:37

Amazing! I'll do that with the bacon next time then...I have missed it already!


strawberrykiss36 · 19/08/2017 17:04

Well done Maya!

Partner is being an absolute arse today, DD is being a nightmare and I just feel like reaching for all the chocolate 😫


Pottermad · 19/08/2017 17:50

Hi all
3rd week on plan and struggling a bit tonight . Kids having takeaway and im not sure i can be bothered to cook . New to site nice to know im not alone


lauryloo · 19/08/2017 18:16

Hi all!

I started sw on Tuesday so I'm my 1st week :)

I'm so windy though Blush hope this passes!


Love51 · 19/08/2017 18:23

Had s/w sausages for tea (as DH bought normal sausages to freeze that weren't suitable for freezing, so they had those!) They weren't great. Are there any veggie sausages which are syn free, as I used to be veggie and ate veggie sausages fine. Thanks :)


Love51 · 19/08/2017 18:24

Lauryloo, you're a week ahead of me. I'm just in training til Tuesday!

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