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Apr 28th, 2017, 11:28 AM  
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Any tips / advice??

Hi Everyone,

I used to do SW about 2 years ago but due to working awkward hours, I quit.

My OH and I are heading to New York in September and I'd love to be that bit slimmer!

I work 11 hour days so going to group isn't an option, but I have come across some really good blogs (slimmingworld survial, fatgirlskinny etc) and some really good pages on instagram so I feel like I can do it without group.

I've even created a little folder and printed off shopping lists & syns value for the sweet tooth in me

I've decided to give SW another go (I lost 2 stone last time) but I'm having trouble remembering how the HEXA & HEXB works???

I'm not keen on the idea of meal prepping as when I get home the last thing I want to do is start cooking, so I'm thinking of buying the frozen meals from Iceland?

Any advice would be appreciated
 
Apr 29th, 2017, 09:19 AM  
sarahc4536
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Welcome to social slimmers!

You say you aren't keen on meal prepping, but what about doing a batch cook one day where you cook 2 or 3 different recipes that would give you 4 portions of each? That way it just requires microwaving them?
It's the same as buying the Iceland meals, but you may save some pennies?
There is nothing wrong buying those Iceland meals though if that's what you prefer

As for your hex choices, you get 1 x A and 1 x B choice per day.
Your A is milk or cheese, and your B is bread, cereals, cereal bars, dried fruit, nuts or soups.
As there are so many options for both, have you any preferences of what you'd have? I can give you measurements if you like.

Best of luck getting back on plan!


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Apr 30th, 2017, 22:51 PM  
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Yeah that sound good Sarah, what meals would you suggest?

Normally for breakfast I'd have 2 weetabix, but today I bought the cereal bars from Aldi so I'm going to give them a try!

If you could pass on the measurements I'd be really grateful
 
Apr 30th, 2017, 23:10 PM  
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My staple batch cook meals are usually bolognese, chilli, lasagne, casseroles (chicken, beef), pasta bakes. I have frozen rice with some of these too. As long as it's reheated properly, rice is fine to cook and freeze.
Or, you can buy the Blue Dragon microwave rice packs (plain long grain) and they are syn free most other microwave rices are synned. They're low, but these save a few syns

For the hex choices, I've just picked some of the basics because I'm not sure which ones you would have.
A choices:
Milk - 350ml skimmed, 250ml semi-skimmed, 1 litre unsweetened plain almond drink
Cheese - 30g full fat cheddar, 40g reduced fat cheddar, 45g feta, 70g reduced fat mozzarella, 2 babybels, 3 babybel light, 6 laughing cow extra light triangles.
B choices:
40g porridge oats, 40g nestle bite size shredded wheat, 40g shreddies, 2 weetabix, 60g wholemeal bread, 1 kingsmill whole meal sandwich thin, 4 dark rye ryvita, 2 alone light bars, 35g grape nuts (I haven't had these personally, but they're high in protein and most of my group rave about these all the time!)


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Apr 30th, 2017, 23:24 PM  
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Thanks so much is there much difference taste wise with low fat and skimmed?
I'm not a cheese eater but I do like my tea so will use my HEXA for milk ☺️
 
May 1st, 2017, 01:16 AM  
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Hi Everyone,

I used to do SW about 2 years ago but due to working awkward hours, I quit.

My OH and I are heading to New York in September and I'd love to be that bit slimmer!

I work 11 hour days so going to group isn't an option, but I have come across some really good blogs (slimmingworld survial, fatgirlskinny etc) and some really good pages on instagram so I feel like I can do it without group.

I've even created a little folder and printed off shopping lists & syns value for the sweet tooth in me

I've decided to give SW another go (I lost 2 stone last time) but I'm having trouble remembering how the HEXA & HEXB works???

I'm not keen on the idea of meal prepping as when I get home the last thing I want to do is start cooking, so I'm thinking of buying the frozen meals from Iceland?

Any advice would be appreciated
Hi there ... keep going to group is one of my advices. Doesn't matter how you lose the weight (ie in not following their recipes) but going to group certainly matters coz for me it was a stranger weighing me in each week.

For me this is what helped me ditch over 8 stone in about 10 months. I didn't ever use their recipes (I am first and foremost a foodie) but it was the discipline/my competitive spirit that drove me.
 
 
May 1st, 2017, 13:36 PM  
sarahc4536
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Thanks so much is there much difference taste wise with low fat and skimmed?

I'm not a cheese eater but I do like my tea so will use my HEXA for milk


I couldn't honestly tell you about the taste difference in milk, I'm the opposite to you as I love cheese and don't use milk


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May 1st, 2017, 20:39 PM  
Abbafan1972
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Hi SWnewbie,

Sarah has pretty much covered everything, but if you shop at Aldi, their Bran Flakes (Harvest Morn in the blue box) you're allowed 45g of these as your HEXB.

Heather.
 
May 2nd, 2017, 10:33 AM  
AliCat
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I find skimmed milk very watery and semi skimmed a lot more creamy. But Arla do milk called Best of Both which is skimmed but with added protein to make it taste as good as semi. I suppose it's all about your taste preference.
 
May 2nd, 2017, 13:44 PM  
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Slimmed milk was just a no for me and would aim for semi skimmed although now I avoid milk in anything... after detoxing from it I couldn't stand it!

Good luck on your target ... sounds like the perfect motivation, I need to book a holiday and find some
 
 
 
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