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    Slimming World Basics

    Hello, My Lovelies,

    According to my Instagram stories, a lot of you are interested in learning how I’ve lost around 2 stone, 1 stone 11 to be exact.

    I’ve been thinking about writing a few slimming world posts for a while but I wasn’t sure how to go about writing them … do I just go straight into it? My tips & tricks or do I start from the basics?

    So I came to the conclusion that starting from the basics would 100% be the best idea, then if you don’t know what slimming world is, you can have a better insight of the plan for my further posts.

    I’ll lay it out as simply as possible cause I understand some of these diet plans aren’t the easiest to understand, for me, that’s Weight Watchers no matter how many times someone explains it to me, I just don’t get it.

    Slimming world basically has 3 food groups; free foods, healthy extras and syns.

    The main food you will be eating is Free Food. This is the food that you can pig out on and eat as much as you like. It doesn’t require measuring, so you can just fill up on free foods whenever you like!

    Free foods include;

    Fruit

    Dairy Products

    Vegetables

    Fish

    Vegetable Proteins/Meal replacement

    Beans, peas & lentils

    Meat & Poultry (with all visible fat removed)

    Eggs

    Rice, pasta and grains

    Within these products, there is a mixture of fibre, protein, calcium & speed enriched foods. Obviously, the more you include the better however the most important for weight loss is speed! With every meal you have at least 1/3 of your plate should be speed food, it’s very low in calories which is why it’s one of the most important factors within the meal plan for me.

    Next, we have healthy extras which they say is to give your body the vital vitamins, minerals and fibre that you need; this includes milk and cheese or bread and cereals.

    (ONE A DAY) Healthy Extra A choices are dairy foods that are high in calcium, however, healthy extras do have to be weighed/measured. For example, in a day you can have 350ml of skimmed milk or 30g of cheddar.

    (ONE A DAY) Healthy Extra B choices are food that is high in fibre. For example, you can have 50g of Kellogg’s all – bran original cereal or 60g of any wholemeal bread.

    Remember, If you choose to have both (i.e. 2 A choices), you will have to syn one!

    (0-15 A DAY) Last but most definitely not least we have SYNS, everyone’s favourite group! The naughty stuff! Cakes, chocolate, alcohol, biscuits, takeaways etc. In a day you have an allowance of 0 – 15 syns to enjoy, which means you have a maximum of 105 syns in a week to use. Syns can carry, so if you want to save all of your syns throughout the week for a pub lunch, then you can!

    Some of my favourite syn values are;

    Cadbury Crème Egg – 9 syns

    Skittles 55g – 11 syns

    Mcdonalds Bacon & Egg McMuffin – 17.5 syns

    Let me know if you’ve ever tried slimming world, if so how did you get on?

    Stay Weird … X

    Jamie

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