I have been attending slimming world for nearly 5 years now, and i have lost nearly 8 stone following the slimming world plan, but lately , it just isnt working for me and i dont know what to do ( I am so frustrated, angry & depressed about my weight, i need to lose atleast another 2 stone , ideally more, even then i would still be at the top end of a healthy weight range so i am ok to lose this amount. What i wanted to ask if any consultants might be reading, is slimming world calorie based, what i mean when i say that , is does it secretly work by reducing calories , like most diets do, because i have a big appetite and i probably eat too much, i know sw says you can eat as much as you like of the free foods, but if for example i ate 3000 calories a day , but that day was a perfect slimming world day, meat, vegetables, healthy extras weighed , measure , 10 syns counted etc, would i still lose weight? a womans daily calorie intake is 2000 cals to maintain weight , so therefore 3000 is way too much , but does the science behind sw mean it is ok to eat more than this, or should i realistically be eating alot less than 2000 to lose weight? i know sw foods are low in calories , but i do think it is possible to eat more that 2000 calories if you have a big appetite, for example a healthy extra is probably around 100 calories so you have 2 a's and 2 b choices, thats 400 , then your 10 syns could be another 200 calories , fruit can sometimes be high in calories, particularly bananas , and then all the free food , meat can contain highish calories , pasta and rice also good but high , then all the free foods like eggs, yogurts etc?i know im waffling on alot but i really do feel like i need a wake up call or some advice to try to make me understand why its not working for me anymore . my theory is that now i have lost so much weight , my body doesnt require as many calories to just move around, so therefore if my appetite hasnt reduced any, i am eating too much for my new body size? but sw always say you can eat as much as you like of the free foods?
any help much , much appreciated , becaus ei am so depressed about being at a stand still :O(