Before I went to Tenerife I lost half a stone using Slimming World. Inevitably I was going to put on weight whilst away, and I did, but I felt better about starting that gluttony from a lower base. Back home and I am now on the diet once again and Mr Him has joined me, in word if not deed. Today he bought himself a quorn pie with the aim it would be low fat and calorie and therefore Slimming World appropriate. It was 700 calories. I found this out when I heard him swear from the fridge as he was putting the shopping away. He hadn't factored in the pastry!
What am I eating?
Breakfast is oats soaked in mullerlight yogurt. At weekends it may be brown toast and an egg, sometimes with spinach. I tried wholemeal toast and cottage cheese and banana one morning. It was bland.
Lunch is often based around smoked salmon, cottage cheese and slimming world home made chips.
Once I made a potato salad for the office with cottage cheese instead of mayonnaise. It worked, in that it was filling and I ate it with smoked salmon.
Sometimes I have left over Heck Chicken sausages cold for my office lunch with cold potatoes. Have you discovered Heck? The chicken sausages are low fat and we eat those once a week at the moment. They are available in the supermarkets in the UK.
|My portable left overs for work lunch|
On Sunday I have made a garlic-free humous for lunch this week at work. I'm having it with jacket potatoes. I whizzed chickpeas, zero fat yogurt, fresh coriander (cilantro), cumin, salt and pepper. It's quite yummy.
Mid week suppers may be an all you can eat lean beef bolognaise with pasta, and cheese from my allowance,
or other lean meats,
perhaps chicken and vegetables.
Saturday night we had a lamb jalfrezi and boiled rice. This was a slimming world recipe and very tasty.
Why am I using Slimming World? I know myself well enough to know that I need a discipline. I do my best when I am on a programme. I'm using the app rather than meetings, and there is a weekly weigh in providing me with tracking and reminders if I don't weigh in. There are tasty and easy recipes and various tools such as food searches and print outs. I used the charts where you can record what you eat. I need to go back to that as that is how I have my most success. I signed up using the option to have magazines. I'm enjoying those arrive in the post and using the recipes. There are also you tube videos that other users put up and plenty of ideas, tips and inspiration from there. Who needs a group!
Having said all of that I also had success in the past on Weight Watchers. Of the two I find Slimming World easier simply as you don't need to measure everything by points only the synful (sinful) ones.
Why am I dieting at all? In the normal course of events I put on a pound a month. You can see for yourself where I am after a year! Every 3 to 4 months then I need to get back down to base.