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Jun 15th, 2015, 16:29 PM  
FunkyFoxy
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Slimming World Extra Easy SP

Hi guys,

I'm a newbie and hoping I can get some advice here regarding the Slimming World Extra Easy SP plan as I can't afford to join a group and what with it being Monday, I thought today is a good time to start!

So, does anyone have any (filling!) EESP recipes? I know carbs (my favourite foods) are restricted but I am happy to sacrifice them for just a week to see what happens weight-loss wise... I've got a bag of Quorn mince in the freezer and some vegetables in the fridge so I'm thinking maybe a chilli (without rice or a jacket).

My biggest stumbling block will be giving up (or vastly reducing) the vodka and slimline tonics I enjoy in the evening! Will the plan work if I 'exercise off' the vodka calories? Also, is it possible to 'save up' Syns? For example, if I was using 10 Syns a day, could I have, say, 20 throughout the week and 50 at the weekend?

I also have a sweet tooth and have a tub of Quark and a tub of fat-free fromage frais in the fridge but no idea what to do with them! Any suggestions?

Any advice and SP recipes would be much appreciated. Thank you!
 
Jun 15th, 2015, 17:26 PM  
sarahc4536
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Hi Funky and welcome!!

There's probably plenty of recipes that you alrady know that are virtually EESP before you even think about it.
For example, a 'fry up' would be virtually SP anyway... bacon, beans, tomato, egg and mushrooms are all SP, then you can use your hex b and have toast too
You can make a cottage/shepherds pie - mince, onions, tomato, garlic, whatever ingredients you like, and make the topping from mashed celeriac and swede.
Or a stir-fried veg omelette. Using low calorie cooking spray, stir fry peppers, spring onions baby corn, broccoli, a chilli and ½ tsp of grated fresh root ginger for 3-4 minutes then add your eggs.
Quiche - Lay chopped onions, peppers, courgettes and mushrooms in an oven-proof flan dish. Add sliced baby sweetcorn, asparagus and tomatoes. Mix together 3 eggs, 150g low fat/ virtually fat-free cottage cheese and some chopped parsley. Pour the cottage cheese mix over the vegetables and pop in the oven at 190ºC/170ºCFan/Gas 5 for around 30 minutes, or until the quiche is set and golden brown. Serve with piles of salad.
Three bean salad - Combine lots of canned red kidney beans, haricot beans and flageolet beans with at least half a plate of mixed salad leaves, chopped cherry tomatoes, mixed peppers and cucumber chunks. Toss in some fat free vinaigrette and freshly chopped herbs.
And there's always the classics, chicken breast (or whichever piece of meat you prefer) and veg of your choice, I prefer them roasted in the over with a sprinkle of herbs over them to add some flavour

As long as the food falls into the 'Speed' or 'Protein' categories, fill your plate with both of these and you're sorted Do you have the newer books so that you know what falls into the 'S' & 'P' categories?

With regards to the V&T's, there's nothing wrong with still having them, whether it's during the week or at the weekend. Even on SP, you still get your syns, so by all means use them.
And yes, you can 'save' syns for a particular event. You get 105 to use during the week (between 5-15 a day), so if you know you have a particular event one night (mine is a leaving do this Friday, so some food and a couple of drinks) just limit your syns to 5-10 during the week, and the you've got extra to use for the weekend / meal out / etc.

And the sweet tooth... try melting 2 Alpen light bars in the microwave for 10 seconds, crush into the bottom of a rameken dish, then mix some of the Quark or fat free fromage frais/yoghurt with a sachet of Options hot chocolate (and sweetner to taste if you like), spread onto the alpen light bars, top with raspberries or other berries, and you've got a mini cheesecake
Or you could mix the quark, etc. with sweetner, add some berries or fruit of your choice, and a meringue nest (about 3 syns per medium nest), and you've got your own Eton mess


I'm really hoping this makes sense... I tend to ramble on here! Good luck hun! x
 
 
Jun 15th, 2015, 17:57 PM  
FunkyFoxy
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Hi Sarah,

Thanks so much for replying so quickly! It amazes me that you can eat so much food and still lose weight! The book I have includes Syn values for Orginal, Green and Extra Easy, but it's not the latest and is somewhat out of date. (I know this because my mum has a more up to date book and the Extra Easy Syn values are different to those in my book - and I prefer the newer Syn values!)

Regarding the V&Ts, your message ended right there mid-sentence and I would really like to know what you were going to say so perhaps you could let me know?!

Thanks you!
 
Jun 15th, 2015, 18:13 PM  
FunkyFoxy
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Hi Sarah,

Thank you so much for rambling on - you have given me lots of ideas and inspiration! Time to hit the kitchen!
 
Jun 15th, 2015, 23:16 PM  
sarahc4536
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Yeah, my computer threw a hissy fit an posted half way through my ramblings lol.
Let us know if you get stuck, there's some lovely helpful and friendly people here
 
Jul 23rd, 2015, 15:39 PM  
eileen54
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Hi guys,

I'm a newbie and hoping I can get some advice here regarding the Slimming World Extra Easy SP plan as I can't afford to join a group and what with it being Monday, I thought today is a good time to start!

So, does anyone have any (filling!) EESP recipes? I know carbs (my favourite foods) are restricted but I am happy to sacrifice them for just a week to see what happens weight-loss wise... I've got a bag of Quorn mince in the freezer and some vegetables in the fridge so I'm thinking maybe a chilli (without rice or a jacket).

My biggest stumbling block will be giving up (or vastly reducing) the vodka and slimline tonics I enjoy in the evening! Will the plan work if I 'exercise off' the vodka calories? Also, is it possible to 'save up' Syns? For example, if I was using 10 Syns a day, could I have, say, 20 throughout the week and 50 at the weekend?

I also have a sweet tooth and have a tub of Quark and a tub of fat-free fromage frais in the fridge but no idea what to do with them! Any suggestions?

Any advice and SP recipes would be much appreciated. Thank you!
Just seen your post. I don't know how much you have to lose but if you are over a certain bmi you can get a referral to SW from your GP and vouchers for 12 weeks of classes.
 
 
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