With our wedding 403 days, 17 hours and 54 minutes away (at the time of writing this post) i thought it was time to start shifting some weight that had been bothering me for a while. I've only been shopping for dresses once, but when I did I ended up feeling restricted on the style of dresses that I tried on which wasn't really how I had envisaged my first trip. Back in January, my Mum joined Slimming World and has lost two and a half stone so far so I decided to join too. My first week on Slimming World really didn't go to plan (wine, pizza and a cream scone) but I've had to tell myself that is ok because sometimes life gets in the way. I'm determined this week will be much better, all my meals are planned and I am raring to go. I thought I would share some of the things I have been enjoying this past week. The basics of the plan are as follows, everyday you get the following: a healthy A extra which covers dairy, a healthy extra B which is fiber and then a huge list of free foods to make your meals from followed by 5-15 syns each day which you can use for anything, be it wine, chocolate, crisps or anything that is not classed as free.
Breakfast: Initially I started having fat free yoghurt and berries but that wasn't filling me so I decided to use my healthy extra B at breakfast by adding 35g of bran flakes to the mix.
Lunch: Options are so vast, you could have beans on toast (2 slices of wholemeal bread from a 400g loaf) a sandwich, salad or soup
Dinner: Again, you can have pretty much anything that is modified to fit in with the plan. We've been having spag bol, chilli, burgers and fish dishes. Just make sure if you use meat it's lean. Aldi do a great less than 5% fat beef mince.
Snacks: I always stock up on fruit to nibble on, speed fruits such as clementines, apples and melon are great to tide me over between meals. For my syns i like to have a bag of hula hoop puffs which are 3.5 syns, a curly wurly which is 6 syns or a kit kat which is 5.5 syns or even a glass of wine.
The options are endless but it's all about moderation and balance, something which I do tend to struggle with. I'm excited to see what results I can get and hopefully share some tricks, tips and recipes along my journey.