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Jan 18th, 2016, 12:36 PM  
keane216
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Good morning all,
still fairly new to slimming world
can someone review the below and tell me if this looks ok in slimming world terms

Thank you

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Breakfast
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coffee x 2
banana
apple

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Lunch & Afternoon Snack
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Brown bread x 2
cheese
apple
banana

1 x coffee

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Tea
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Jacket Potato with Corned Beef
 
Jan 18th, 2016, 22:25 PM  
AliCat
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I've just noticed a couple of things. Do you have milk in your coffee, and if so, is it using your full allowance of HEa or is the cheese your allowance?
Is the bread wholemeal and from a 400g small loaf, as opposed to brown bread? A HEb should be wholemeal.
You've had fruit but no vegetables. It's recommended that you have ⅓ of every meal made up of speed foods, i.e. fruit and vegetables.
Lastly I'm not sure about syns. You've got up to 15 to use and you should have at least 5 a day.
Hope this makes sense. And has been of some use
 
Jan 19th, 2016, 11:37 AM  
keane216
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Hi Alicat

sorry just realised it wasnt very clear
amended below

Breakfast
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coffee x 2 (ss milk top and 0.5 small spoon of sugar per serving)
banana
apple

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Lunch & Afternoon Snack
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Brown bread x 2 (medium wholemeal, morrisons, large slice)
cheese
apple
banana

1 x coffee (ss milk and 0.5 sugar small spoon)

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Tea
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Pasta bake with tomatoes (4) tuna (3 cans in water) and pasta bake sauce from asda

Syns
1 slice of jam sponge cake

am i somewhere near, i really dont see how i will lose weight if i eat bread, pasta and potatoes, this is whats confusing me i think all past weight loss rule these out?
 
Jan 19th, 2016, 13:51 PM  
sarahc4536
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Yes you will lose weight by eating pasta, rice, potatoes, etc.

SW is different because it it a healthy eating plan rather than a diet, and even then it's more of a lifestyle change. It's all about encouraging you to change your relationship with food for the better, which means eating the Free foods in moderation.
Your Speed and Protein foods can be eaten as much as you like, but things like pasta, rice, potatoes, I always say eat in moderation, and don't let them take over more than 1/3 of your plate at any meal time.

Your pasta bake sauce - some sauces from jars can be upwards of 16 syns for the whole jar, so make sure you have the correct syn value for the jar/packet and divide that between however many portions you have.

Like Ali pointed out, you don't seem to have many veggies in your meals, what about having a salad with your pasta bake too? You want at least 1/3 of your plate to be the speed food, that's what helps speed up your losses.

The bread - Morrisons wholemeal doesn't appear on the hex b list and looking at syns online, (assuming I've found the right one - Morrisons Baked by Us Wholemeal Bread 800g loaf - 1 med slice) you should count 3.5 syns per slice.

Make sure you measure out how much cheese and milk you have - it's surprising how much of a difference going over your hex limits can make.
 
Jan 20th, 2016, 14:13 PM  
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I agree with Sarah on the moderation where some foods are listed as 'free' especially the pasta, grains & potatoes.

The only thing I see is the type of carbs in each meal:
Bread ... pasta ... cake ... potatoes

I would consider reducing those options so you aren't having them every meal. You can get good carb options in Veg.

Also bananas and apples are good but high in carbs, bananas are awesome post workout food though. Could you have an apple or banana with some total 0% fat yog and some natural sweetening such as honey? I love defrosted mixed berries on mine too. Although muller lights are mostly free if not low syn on SW if that would be preference, think it depends which one.

Also if you have butter on your potatoes try sweet potato, I'm butter mad on white but none needed with the sweet potatoes.

Obviously that is just how I would personally adapt the food list but we all take little bits of advice and take or leave those that suit. I changed slowly over time from SW to clean from diet to healthy etc

Is corned beef syn'ed or free out of curiosity? x
 
 
Jan 21st, 2016, 19:59 PM  
sarahc4536
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Corned beef is synned on average 3.5 Syns per 100g
 
Jan 21st, 2016, 23:18 PM  
Kazzy47
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I know I'm new but it doesn't sound like you are eating enough for breakfast, could you not have some cereal or porridge to start your day? It might help reduce hunger pangs later on ?😀 Just a thought 😀
 
Jan 22nd, 2016, 21:15 PM  
sarahc4536
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There's nothing wrong with how much they've eaten for breakfast, as long as you eat something in a morning it kick starts your metabolism.
Personally I can't eat more than that for my breakfast. I can't stomach it so early, and I even wait until I get to work and eat at 8.30am. But I snack on speed foods through the morning to keep me from feeling like I'm starving that and drinking tons of water
 
Jan 23rd, 2016, 06:37 AM  
Kazzy47
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hi sarah, yes i understand what you're saying.. I suppose I was just thinking that maybe some high fibre cereal or porridge would reduce the need for those extra carbs etc.
Personally i have to eat before i leave the house or i don't get a breakfast as i have an hours journey by bus then i start work almost straightaway at 8am.
hence i have porridge and fruit before i go.
 
Jan 25th, 2016, 13:36 PM  
sarahc4536
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Oh I get that Kazzy To be honest I wish I could eat more in a morning, and I have tried several times, but I just can't face food in a morning (so annoying!!)
 
 
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