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Oct 1st, 2014, 18:40 PM  
CathCo
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I am New...Help!

Hi everyone, I have just got hold of the sw books and am trying to do it alone! I am not quite getting the fact that you can have a green day and red days but then you can have potatoes and rice on a red day...can someone please explain this to me, also how does extra easy work? also does anyone know how to work out how many syns I can have in a day?

Thank you
 
Oct 2nd, 2014, 08:18 AM  
Bevziibubble
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Hi and welcome to the forum!
I have never done slimming world so I don't know much about it sorry, but Im hoping that someone else here will be able to help you

Best of luck with your weight loss journey!
 
 
Oct 8th, 2014, 09:50 AM  
MarieDK
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Hi Cath

I do slimming world online. It does take a moment to get to grips with the plans but it does get easier.

I only follow Extra Easy as I have found I lose very well on it and that I can cook for the whole family - so no separate meals, which is really helpful.

The basics of extra easy are

1. You fill a third of your plate with "superfree" foods, this is non carby vegetables and fruit. Peas, potatoes, parsnips - those kind of starchy veg are not superfree.
2. Eat only very lean meats and you can have as much of them as you like, provided you have a third of your plate filled with superfree. Lean meats are termed "free foods"
3. As with the lean meats, the same goes for carbs - rice, potatoes, pasta - these are also free foods and provided a third of your plate is made up of superfree veg/fruit then you can eat these "free foods" freely
4. Syns - you get 15 a day no matter what your start weight or gender. These cover snacks, oils, butter etc anything high in fat which need counting. There are some websites and facebook sites which can help with calculating.
5. Healthy Extras - you get 2 types of these a day and they are weighed. One which is fibre based - for instance a 60g wholemeal bread roll and one which is dairy based for instance 30g of cheddar cheese. You pick one from the fibre section and one from the dairy.

I would suggest that you go to one meeting or perhaps do a month of online membership, just so you can get the basics and all the information. You aren't obliged to go to any further meetings after you register and at least you would have a good starting point. It's really worth it. The key to losing is making sure you have lots of superfree on your plate - once you get that part you will lose without any problems in my opinion. It's just making that connection between filling up on low fat healthy foods making you less likely to eat more of the higher fat foods or to snack.

Best of luck
Marie
 
 
Oct 9th, 2014, 20:16 PM  
CathCo
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Thanks so much for that Marie, I am started to get to grips with it all now. I am eating healthily now but not see the best result, I must make sure I am checking my portion sizes. Hope you don't mind if I message you again at some point.

Thanks, Cath
 
Oct 11th, 2014, 08:27 AM  
MarieDK
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No problem will help where I can Hope it all goes really well this week x
 
 
Oct 23rd, 2014, 00:23 AM  
CathCo
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Hi Marie, it is now week 4 and I am yet to lose a pound!! Admittedly I didn't quite get the first or second week spot on but quickly learned from my mistakes, but had still eaten very healthily. For the last 2 weeks I have got it spot on but still haven't lost anything. Would you please look at today and yesterday's menu and let me know where I am going wrong...

Tues 21st Oct
30g porridge oats, Aldi fat free toffee yoghurt, mixed frozen fruit

apple, banana

Potato, pepper, onion frittata, mixed fresh fruit (strawberries, grapes, blueberries)

4 crab sticks

Tesco gammon shank, broccoli, cauliflower, melon

mini bag of maltesers, 1 Jaffa cake

350ml skimmed milk in coffee

Game of squash


Wed 22nd Oct
alpen lemon bar, banana

potato, pepper and onion frittata, mixed fresh fruit salad

apple, tangerine

Aldi minted lamb shank, broccoli, cauliflower, 2 sweet potatoes

alpen apple and cinnamon bar (second for my b choice)

350ml skimmed milk in coffee

curly wurly, cheese curls

I am at the point of giving up and feel frustrated with all the cooking and preparation. I have even bought a new set of scales!!!
 
 
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