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    I dont tweak it, either do it properly or dont bother i say.

    Whats the point, when im dieting i like to do it exactly right so i get to lose weight!

    I think people think oh i can eat what i like, when in fact you cant and until you have read the updated books and whats on the websites you dont realise it can actually be quite strict which is a good thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue*smartie View Post
    My C has always told people to make it like that, as recently as last night Do you know if there something on the website that I can show her?

    I will admit to tweaking the plan with my banana on toast. Personally, I cant see the difference between slicing it and mashing it into the bread a bit so the peices dont fall off
    I got SW to clarify this last year because I was confuse myself. They told me you could have it as part of a MAIN meal, with your 1/3 superfree, but could no longer use it as a SNACK!

    I dont tweak, although I have to say, I really never did get the hot fruit thing.

    The toast lady is perfect, if she is going to eat a banana anyway, what difference does it make if she mashes it. They told me is was because you might eat more than one. Surely in that case if you only baked ONE apple in one sitting, or only mashed ONE banana, that you would have eaten anyway, what difference would it really make. I do sometimes think it doesnt make sense. I dont eat cooked fruit, but I do loved baked apple, but dont want to be naughty,

    The quiche arguement I agree with as it has pasta in it.

    As a new member last year I have to say I was encouraged on occasion by other members to tweak the diet to suit me. I never did, but I think this is exactly what Brit mum was getting at. Its ok to tweak IF it works for you, but it shouldnt be quoted as gospel for the plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvermaneuk View Post
    I got SW to clarify this last year because I was confuse myself. They told me you could have it as part of a MAIN meal, with your 1/3 superfree, but could no longer use it as a SNACK!
    Thanks, thats how my C told us to eat it as well Was a bit worried that my favourite meal was no longer free for a moment then lol

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    I find this site very useful and has helped me enormously, I can't say enough good things about this site and it's members. But I also feel that the sw police need to recognise that we come here for support, not to be "told off" If I have went slightly off topic, it's probably down to a number of posts that have come up recently which have made me feel a bit demotivated.

    I think as someone has said earlier it's freedom of speech. If someone says they tweak in a certain way and a newbie goes out and does that, I'm sorry but the responsibility lies with the newbie. The books/net are all there to be read through. How the newbie interprets that info is up to them. If they come on and say they are not losing weight, then we will still all be here for them regardless and help them through their journey because that is what we would expect back xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvermaneuk

    I got SW to clarify this last year because I was confuse myself. They told me you could have it as part of a MAIN meal, with your 1/3 superfree, but could no longer use it as a SNACK!

    I dont tweak, although I have to say, I really never did get the hot fruit thing.

    The toast lady is perfect, if she is going to eat a banana anyway, what difference does it make if she mashes it. They told me is was because you might eat more than one. Surely in that case if you only baked ONE apple in one sitting, or only mashed ONE banana, that you would have eaten anyway, what difference would it really make. I do sometimes think it doesnt make sense. I dont eat cooked fruit, but I do loved baked apple, but dont want to be naughty,

    The quiche arguement I agree with as it has pasta in it.

    As a new member last year I have to say I was encouraged on occasion by other members to tweak the diet to suit me. I never did, but I think this is exactly what Brit mum was getting at. Its ok to tweak IF it works for you, but it shouldnt be quoted as gospel for the plan
    You'll be happy to know that on the official website, a baked apple in the dessert recipe section is down as free on all plans!

    Nom away! Xxx

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    Oooo Ellie NOM!!!

    @stephanie I have to disagree to a certain extent on what you said. Personally if someone wants to tweak the plan, and it works, then go for it. I wont do it myself but, have no issues with someone doing it. Like you said freedom etc.

    However I do think we need to accept a certain amount of responsibility for newcomers, if the tweaks are preached as gospel for the plan.

    Now if a newbie has been doing the plan for some time, and knows the plan backwards, and then tweaks, well they are doing it then with the full knowledge of what they are doing. They are then making an informed choice.

    The thing is newbies find it hard enough to get their heads round the plan, without retaining information that could potentially ruin their diet.

    We cant give out the wrong information, and then accept no responsibility for it, its irresponsible and we cant blame the newbie for following someone else's wrong advice, as if saying tough luck ya shouldn't have listened to us then init..
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    @silvermaneuk - of course we need to give the right info as much as we can but responsibility to whom?? I come on here as a newbie 4 months ago. I looked at the information and I read my books. If I followed someones advice to tweak and I didn't lose weight....would I blame that person? Of course not. It is MY responsibility. I'm not a sheep, I have a mind of my own. If the newbie was given the wrong info by one person, 10 people would be right after them saying they shouldn't do it that way - it's how you understand the info and ultimately what you choose to do with it xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefanie View Post
    I think as someone has said earlier it's freedom of speech. If someone says they tweak in a certain way and a newbie goes out and does that, I'm sorry but the responsibility lies with the newbie. The books/net are all there to be read through. How the newbie interprets that info is up to them. If they come on and say they are not losing weight, then we will still all be here for them regardless and help them through their journey because that is what we would expect back xx
    I agree!

    I do tweak a little btw! If i mash a Dairylea light triangle into my scrambled eggs then i don't syn it

    I know this week i have gained, and i know that it's because i havn't been 100% but that's my own fault. I wouldn't say i've tweaked a lot, i just havn't followed the plan correctly. Or are they the same thing? I'm confused now
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    @stef But that's the point I am trying to make hun, not everyone is good at understanding the plan, as obviously you are. I have seen countless posts where newbies have read the information and still not understood what they have read. I have read it, and totally understood it, the very first time I read, it, to me the plan is set out very clearly, and sometimes I am sat in awe when someone just doesn't get it, thinking 'why?'. What is easy to one person, is hard to another.

    Whilst your not a sheep, and of course I applaud you for that, people will follow what other people do, you might say, well that's their tough luck and stupidity, if they do, but not everyone 'gets it' like we do.

    I just think tweaks should be kept to our diary's, and not main posts. It should be made clear tweaks are not the norm, and are not part of the plan, and its not always made clear.

    I have been here nearly a year and have been actively encouraged a couple of times to tweak my diet. I have chosen not to, but I was always made to feel like it was ok to do it, because they are SW rebels or whatever. I just think IMO we should set a good example to the newbies.

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    I think everyone can admit to tweaking at some point.

    I know I did in my early slimming world days, some things I was aware were not recommended and others I didn't have a clue where not allowed and to be honest if it wasn't for the people mentioning that actually these things are not part of the plan, I may well still of been doing it. I have also removed things from my blog or edited in the past too, when I discovered certain things were not free or things had changed. My weight loss definately wasn't as good at those times either and I could easily of thought I was sticking to the plan 100%.

    I have had huge support from the online boards, doing slimming world alone with just the online resources is damn hard and I am glad that there are those people who say "no actually that isn't part of the Slimming World plan", because I certainly would not of lost the amount of weight I have. I would of most likely fallen off track a long time ago.

    So I do think it is important that we try not encourage it to others. It is not about being SW police as someone has mentioned, we are all here to support each other, but encouraging others to do things off the plan, is not in my eyes supportive. But maybe that's just me.

    This is not about telling off those who do chose to tweak, but we should say "no that isnt right", when we see others openly encouraging it, because it works for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BritMumInCanada View Post

    So I do think it is important that we try not encourage it to others. It is not about being SW police as someone has mentioned, we are all here to support each other, but encouraging others to do things off the plan, is not in my eyes supportive. But maybe that's just me.

    This is not about telling off those who do chose to tweak, but we should say "no that isnt right", when we see others openly encouraging it, because it works for them.
    Totally agree!

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    @BritMum - agree too and I shall leave it at that as I have went a bit off topic with your thread xx
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