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Is/Has Anyone Tried Slimming World?

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AuntPollyGrey | 10:21 Thu 09th Jul 2020 | Body & Soul
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I've been looking on their site but the suggested daily food is far more than I eat already with lots of pasta dishes. Does it work? I don't eat wheat products as I'm gluten sensitive and don't crave sugar really, only the odd pack of jelly babies which is the reason I've gained a few pounds in lockdown, that and too much wine which is being addressed. I know a few people who have lost lots of weight with them, but they are folks that had a problem with portion control and gluttony which I don't. I need to lose around 15 lbs 20lbs would be nice but 15 will bring me down to a medically acceptable wieght. Any suggestions on good diets to follow would be welcome, except Keto which I tried and it made me ill. Thanks!

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Yes it works. You don't have to eat pasta.
Part of the working is paying attention to what you are putting in your mouth. And tracking progress by weighing in
I do it , I got a it complacent with my weight after always being about 12-14, I went to an 18, was shocked as I was wearing comfy joggers, I lost 2 1/2 stone , I find it easy to follow but be prepared for a lot of tomato non the dishes , I’ve rejoined via Zoom ( lockdown fat) first session is tonight at 7-30
My granddaughter has been a member for quite a while and is very satisfied with the results obtained.
As someone who has struggled with my weight for a long time, I would thoroughly endorse Slimming World. I have lost over 3 stone and the variety of food is fantastic with something for everyone, including gluten free. The groups are very friendly and you will get a lot of support.
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How long did it take you to lose 2.5 stone Bobbi -thats really good!
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Electrochem Thankyou for that. Are the recipes family friendly, meaning they are not stripped of all flavour to keep them 'healthy'?
Yes, the food is very family friendly. Some lovely recipes and I have friends who can't believe how varied the food is.
about 8-9 months and I maintained for a long time becoming a Diamond member, then you think you can go it alone but I can't , I need the discipline of the group which is why I have rejoined
I did it...on my own...a number of years ago. Looking back, it just gave me permission to over indulge in carbs, not what *my* body needs.
About 9 years ago, my eating was out of control, dud mostly to pasta, bread and rice binges. I found a "diet" based on the premise of not mixing carbs(starchy plant based) with fats (all animal products...meat, fish, dairy etc). This is because carbohydrates stimulate the body's insulin response which in turn causes the body to store fat. I lost 1.5 stone in 3 months and ate plenty. I still follow the same principles. It works for me. You need to find what suits you.
As for keto, if you're not already low carb you get something called the keto flu. It's mostly down to electrolytes depletion. Eating no junk or processed food often means consuming less salt. But, maybe it just didn't suit you.
Mrs kHz has had great success with Slimming World.
The whole point with SW is that it's not a prescribed 'diet'. Nothing is 'banned'.
All food items are given a 'syn' rating, and the idea is that you choose what you eat, using the ratings to ensure that you don't exceed x number of syns per day.
I should say that one thing I've learned doing low carb, is that wheat is not my friend. It leads to bloating, and severe cravings for more sugar, biscuits, bread...whatever. It also causes inflammation in some people in joints,etc.
Everyone is different. My daughter is quite sensitive to carbs whereas at my last chat with my consultant (last week) he told me to lower my salt and protein intake and up my carbs.
I think how quickly you lose it depends on how overweight you are to a certain extent. I lost 3.5 stone in just under a year.
Sadly, I found it again later
Not me
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Pasta, I don't eat any wheat products as I have become gluten sensitive due to other medical issues. I think I went overboard with the Keto and became ill - dizzy, temperature, nauseous, and found the amount of fat one is supposed to consume daily a bit off putting. I like all meats, veg and although I could give up pasta -at the moment I use gluten free maize pasta - I do enjoy potatoes in all their forms. I never eat junk food -unless the odd take away maybe once a month counts, everything is cooked from scratch.
This diet you found Pasta -what are the principles? Can you have say a jacket potato on its own with butter but not with a protein? Steak with salad but no chips? Has it got a name or is it something you have developed.? It sounds like something I could follow.
APG, If you had a jacket potato...no butter, but any low fat cottage cheese, beans, roast veg, etc. I *think* even prawns as they are low fat.
Keto doesn't require loads of fat...protein needs should always be met first. Going OTT with fat is a common mistake.
I'll find a link for the diet I did. First discovered as a book in Waterstones, then I did some reading and joined the forum.
Many years ago but didn't last long on it. It didn't work for me.

I now do my own diet and use myfitnesspal to record everything.
These are the books...the author is a PhD in nutrition, specifically obesity.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=zoe+harcombe+books&crid=3OS4TCQ9KGEC7&sprefix=Zoe+ha%2Caps%2C959&;ref=nb_sb_ss_ac-a-p_1_6

I started with Stop Counting Calories...it was a lightbulb moment for me.

I'll find the website.
https://theharcombediet.com

You can also join for a small periodic fee that gives access to the forum and a lot of articles about the science behind it all.

Ed...I am not advertising. I just think this is something that can work for some people.

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