I'm looking at starting but not sure wether to go for 4 packs or 3 and a meal. What do you all do?
I have this question too! Can't decide whether I sjould just taboo food for a few months and go with 4...agh decisions!
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Hi, I generally do four packs a day with some of the allowed veg at tea time so it still feels like a 'proper' meal. On a Sunday though, I tend to change it to three and have a Sunday lunch of meat and veg with the rest of the family. I needed a break from food and tend to find when I'm on any other diet I pretty much obsess with what I can eat next! S&S do suggest you take a multi vitamin on days when you do three packs and a meal just to make sure you're getting everything you need. Hope that helps x
I started with 4 packs, now I do 3 packs and a meal, you can see in my signature where I have introduced food because the losses have dropped right down! Lol :/
2013 Slim & Save Diary - 2012 Exante Diary
09/01/13: -11.6lbs (230.2lbs)
16/01/13: -4.6lbs (225.6lbs)
23/01/13: -1lbs (224.6lbs)
30/01/13: -3lbs (221.6lbs)
06/02/13: -2.2lbs (219.4lbs)
13/02/13: -0.2lbs (219.2lbs)
20/02/13: -4.4lbs (214.8lbs)
27/02/13: -1.2lbs (213.6lbs)
06/03/13: -1.2lbs (212.4lbs)
27/03/13: -0.3lbs (212.1lbs)
03/04/13: -1.0lbs (211.1lbs)
10/04/13: -1.5lbs (209.6lbs)
My losses have stayed pretty steady, I've done 3 packs and a meal from the start pretty much. Personally, I decided that I'd rather have the meal, even if I do lose a tiny bit less each week because it's retraining the way I look at food. I don't want to finish this diet and be afraid of food and letting a single bite of anything cross my lips. My attitude towards food before obviously wasn't healthy but then neither is that. I love having that meal, it makes me feel more normal! It certainly makes this diet far more bearable and even enjoyable for me.
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I'm new too, I chose 4 because I want to eliminate real food entirely.
I chose to do 4 packs a day, no meal, no vegetables but I do have the milk allowance for tea/coffee. Have been on this nearly 4 months now and I am thinking of going down to 3 packs and a meal once I hit my goal. Then reducing the packs as the weeks go on, is scary now that the end is in sight.
GOAL 1 - get into the 14st section - Hooray did it in my first week
GOAL 2 - get into the overweight BMI section -DONE 10/8/14
GOAL 3 - get into the 13st section -DONE 10/8/14
GOAL 4 - get into the 12st section
Week 1 - 9.5lb loss
Week 2 - 4.5lb loss (1 stone in 2 weeks)
Week 3 - 3.0lb loss
Week 4 - 4.5lb loss
Week 5 - 2.5lb loss
Week 6 - 4.0lb loss (2 stone in 6 weeks)
Week 7 - 1.5lb loss
Week 8 - 3.0lb loss
I'm on three packs and a meal
I feel stuffed every night after tea now
It's teaching me good habits .
I had a good first loss, second appeared as nothing
But lost a lot in inches so it is working great
I suggest the three a day ... If you have a really bad relationship with food, worth doing the three to wean yourself off for the first week then switch to four maybe?
Think maybe if I was willing to spend more though I would of gone on the four a day too..
get a sample pack and make sure you like everything enough to do the four a day ones too haha you could end up not really liking them so you have a meal to look forward to in the evening haha
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