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Jul 16th '17, 22:51 PM  
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Slimming World - A guide to SP days

I figured this might help some people out when it comes to SP days and working out what you can/can't have.

An SP day is used for people wanting to help to speed up their losses. It's advised that you do these SP days for an entire week initially, and some people have seen some amazing results with them, but others don't see much of a difference. The reason for that is unknown to be honest, but I always think it's worth giving things a try, if it doesn't work for you, then at least you know

An SP day focuses on eating Speed and Protein foods only. No free foods such as yogurts, pasta, rice, potatoes, the non-speed fruit & veg (there are a few of these, but not too many)
your storecupboard ingredients are still useable though, so your meals don't have to be bland! So go nuts with those herbs and spices, throw soy sauce or vinegar on whatever you normally have it with, and don't be shy with the salt & pepper
You get 1 hex A choice as normal, but you get an extra B choice available each day. Yes, that's two B choices!
And you get all your syns as normal.

You want to aim for each meal being a 50/50 split of speed and protein foods. Otherwise the plan won't work to it's full potential.

As you can't have pasta, rice, or potatoes, you'll want to find alternative that will fit into the plan instead.
Cauli rice, courgetti, butternut squash chips, there are so many alternatives, and Sainburys seem to be leading the way in veg alternatives to carbs, they've got butternut squash waffles, butternut squash lasagne sheets, and so many other things!

One common question that seems to appear is people asking about the microwave rices or frozen McCain jacket potatoes as they have a syn value. These are not an option if you want a true SP day. As much as they have a syn value, the purpose of an SP day is to eat low energy density foods, and these don't fall into this category.

There are plenty of things you can still make though. And plenty of ways to enjoy SP days.

A typical SP day for me is:

50% Arla Protein (flavoured quark, quark is a P food)
50% Berries

50% Salad - lettuce, tomato, cucumber, peppers
25% Ham/chicken/tuna
25% canellini beans or chickpeas
and mayo/salad cream measured and synned

  • Something straight forward - chicken breast with veg - carrots, green beans, sugar snap peas
  • Or a stir fry - chicken, bean sprouts, calui rice, egg (egg fried rice style) onion, carrot
  • One of my favourite things is - chilli (5% mince, kidney beans, tomatoes, peppers, onion, spices) on top of butternut squash chips with my 30g cheese on top it feels so naughty, but it's so good!!
As I said, your syns can be used as normal, so having dressing on your salad or sauces with your meals is a complete go ahead, or having that bag of crisps, bar of chocolate, biscuit or glass of wine/beer/spirit is completely within the rules

Now, I think I've covered everything, but if there's anything that you aren't sure of, please ask or point something out, and I'll amend the information ro answer anything I can

Good luck!!

This is a list of the speed & protein foods available:
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