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Rosemary Conleys GI Hip and Thigh programme explained.
Well Guys and Girls! Its been suggested that we get a thread up and running explaining about what the Rosemary Conley programme is all about and hopefully more people looking for a diet to suit them will understand how it works and chose to join this forum.
Ive done some research and also had good results with RC myself - Please feel free to add to it yourselves.
I've never done the solo slim programme though so cant comment on that one maybe someone who has experienced it could do so.
There is also an Inchloss plan too.
You can subscribe and join on line like i did or you can go along and attend you nearest class the classes also have a fitness class included.
My pack included a fitness dvd, toning band and books phase 1 and phase 2 and the GI Hip and Thigh book portion pots are also supplied.
I can not stress enough how important and useful these are.
GI Hip and Thigh Programme.
This is a low fat (less than 5% fat which is 5g of fat per 100g) and low GI diet (standing for glycemic index) basically the more processed the product
the higher GI it is i.e a chocolate bar high in sugar doesnt leave you feeling full for long where as a bowl of porridge has a low GI and will leave you feeling fuller for longer and satisfied, these details can be found on the back of food packets.
The GI Hip and Thigh programme is made up of two main phases First one being
Fat attack consists of three meals a day plus 2 power snacks(fruit) adviced to be eaten mid-morning and mid-afternoon
Milk - 200 kcal
Breakfast - 200 Kcal
Power snack - 50 Kcal
Lunch - 300 Kcal
Power snack - 50 Kcal
Dinner - 400 Kcal
Total: 1200 Kcal
An example of my day maybe -
1 slice of toasted wholemeal bread topped with 1 yellow portion pot of baked beans followed by 1 peice of fruit.
1 pitta bread filled with shredded lettuce, peppers and onions and half a blue portion pot of low fat cottage cheese mixed with a tablespoon of sweetcorn
200g white fish, 115g boiled potatoes and unlimited vegetables it suggests 100ml of low fat parsley sauce with this.
My power snacks are apple or banana normally.
i use the milk allowance in teas and coffee or swap a quarter of a pint for a low fat yoghurt (under 75 Kcal) as this is allowed too.
Phase 1 is quite strict but ive experienced pleasing results.
Similar to many diets/plans when you combine exercise with healthy eating you can expect some results i'm not saying you're going to lose loads of weight
in your first few weeks because everyone is different.
I am not a nutritionist or have any medical knowledge/background im just speaking about a plan thats worked for me it may not be suited to everyone and
i oppologise now if anything is incorrect of offends anyone.
I will update will phase 2 at some stage im working on it now.
Well here is Phase 2:
In this phase it is very useful to have the Gi Hip and thigh book as you need to check your BMR in the chart at the back of the book. This will then give you your daily calorie allowance.
Then in addition to your 3 meals, milk allowance and power snacks you can now have a few treats like a dessert or small chocolate bar and even an alcholic drink (if your calorie allowance permits it).
Your treats maybe low or high in Gi
The books contains many meal plans and receipes which you can swap about to suit you being aware that you must stay within your allowance there are also some great receipes above in the sub forum that others have tried and tested.
I must stress again the importance of using the portion pots as it is very easy to just take a guess and its surprising how far out we are when we do this. Its at this point when our weightloss starts to slow up or even creep back on again. in case some one looking on here hasnt got any yet below is their colours and liquid capacity-
Blue - 80ml
Yellow - 125ml
Red - 250ml
Green - 330ml
I've also added an example of foods low in Gi-
All types of pasta
Brown rice or Basmati rice
Sweet potatoes and waxy looking new potatoes
Cereals such as oats, muesli, All-bran, shredded wheat etc.
Just an idea but i have recently bought a notebook and stuck a photo of myself looking my largest just inside the cover
and then wrote about why i want to lose weight.
I'm sure many of us have had that feeling when we have rolled of the wagon and cant quite catch it up again i find this helps. Good luck if you chose to do the Rosemary Conley plan please feel free to ask any questions and il try to answer the best i can.
Il add more as i remember or come across anything ive missed out.
Great thread thank you x
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Diet: Slimming World
Start Date: 3/01/08
Start Weight: 23st3lb
Current Weight: 20st11lb
Goal Weight: 12st13lb
Start BMI: 52.5
Current BMI: 47
Goal BMI: 29.2
Total Weight Loss: 2st6lb
Weight to Lose: 7st12lb
% Lost 10.46%
thank you I am thinking of trying RC and this is very helpful :-)
- Rep Power
Diet: Rosemary Conely GI
Start Date: 20th August 2012
Start Weight: 17st01lb
Goal Weight: 10st0lb
I am on week 2 of the RC Ultimate GI Jeans diet and think I am getting on ok. I am doing it by using the book. I'm not a member of a group. I am also using a variety of RC DVD's and trying to exercise 5 times a week. I have also ordered a RC cookbook and some measuring pots. All in all I think it is going well.....I found MiniMins whilst trying to find a RC forum and am so pleased I did.
Luckily, (and for the first time) my other half is also following the plan with me. It's the first time I have ever doen a diet with someone, and previously have always done it on my own....I have to say, its really nice to have someone to do the diet with and also not have to do diffirent dinners. The main thinkgs I am struggling with a bit are chocolate and cheese! I know that after this week my allowance will go up though *phew*
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Diet: Rosemary Conley GI Jeans Diet (book)
Start Date: 14th Jan 2013
Start Weight: 11st0lb
Current Weight: 10st11lb
Goal Weight: 10st7lb
Goal Date: Asap!
Start BMI: 24.9
Current BMI: 24.4
Goal BMI: 23.7
Total Weight Loss: 0st3lb
Weight to Lose: 0st4lb
% Lost 1.95%
thank you for your posts, its been very helpful. I used to go RC in a class and back then it was just a low fat diet at roughly 1500 calories a day. I wanted to ask if thats still the allowance (roughly as everyone will vary), since 1200 seems far too low. Is the 1200 just for the first few weeks, and optional?
Also, the bread, is that from a 400 or 800g loaf?
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