Hi Im going to start Slimming World in the new year but I find it hard to diet because I do not eat fruit or salad, I love bread and have a very sweet tooth
Most diets tell you to snack on fruit or salad. Yoghurts are ok but I find I have to put something crunchy in it like a biscuit to enjoy it. Has anyone got any ideas to help me out I need to loose 4 stone :(
I like to snack on carrot sticks with a nice dip I make with quark and garlic it's like Philly but it's totally free. I have this with potato wedges I make with fry light on a weekend while my oh has crisps and stuff! Grrrrrrr it will be A bit harder for you I you don't eat fruit or salad as the diets based on fruit salad and veg being free to eat until your full and the more on your plate the greater the losses. But if you like beans and mushy peas they are great for boosting weight loss so you might be ok if you like them. I haven't got a sweet tooth really at all but if I fancy a treat I use my syns you'll get 15 of them and have maybe a freddo 5 syns with a cuppa and I feel like I've had a treat or I'll freeze a mullerlight and have it with a Harley's jelly only 1/2 a syn. My other half is not a salad fruit or veg fan at all but I put loads in my cooking u sort of hide it so my spag bold got onions carrot peppers tomatoes in it and he eats it fine so that might help if u disguise it. I'm sure if you go to a group there will be lots of ideas and tips you will get. Good luck. Wishing you well xx
Thankyou for your reply, I like vegetables but not raw, it dosnt help being so picky, im not a lover of cheese or cottage cheese either, I try to re educate my eating but always end up eating same old stuff :sigh:
Find things u do like or will eat, but I think with any eating plan that's gone from unhealthy to healthy it takes a while to like the things we protested at before.
Unfortunately the reality for me is I've eaten to much of the yummy things I do like and the result is I'm now overweight. For me it's realising I can't keep eating way I am whether I like it or not it's now time to change.
I will never like sprouts but it doesn't mean I can eat chocolate all time just because I do like it.
Good luck. X
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I think the longer you do the plan you will find your tastes do change. Its taken me since march but I have realised that I can say no to things a lot easier or choose a healthier option. Im lucky that I love most fruit and veg but I do get sick of eating it.
If you like curry you could try the 3 tin curry baked beans, mushy peas and chopped tomatoes add curry spices, cook it, blend it and add whatever you like to it (chicken, beef, prawns quorn etc.)
How about homemade soup? always a great full of veg filler. You could even add pease pudding and bacon so it tastes meaty? Or add cream cheese and stir through so its nice and creamy.
Casserole is always a great one too, instead of just stock/gravy use chopped toms and a stock cube for the sauce and then add any veg you like.
Pasta like spag bol as mentioned, and curries can have loads of 'hidden' veg. Chopped toms, grated carrot, shredded spinach, even adding things like onion, mushroom (which gets lost in dishes like these) spring onion, garlic etc will count. Try adding lemon or lime to water or diet pops, that will count too.
If you like baked beans, what not try adding some salad leaves and stirring them through, it almost gets lost but it will count towards your SF.
For fruit I swear by asda frozen summer fruit berries. I leave them to defrost in the fridge so I can pick at them whenever I like. I use them to top weetabix, porridge, yogurts and scan bran cakes. Yogurts with alpen light bars crumbled in them are lovely, it acts like a kind of granola and 2 count as your hexB. Aldi do some lovely bars that count as your hexB too but they have a different consistency and are better used for dunking in a cuppa, they go kind of gooey and cakey.
I really hope you can find something that works for you.
Sainsburys frozen black cherrys, sw free pancakes and a 2.5ml drizzle of maple syrup (for a syn) awesome breakfast or pudding.
Originally Posted by abisaurus
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Thank you for all the great ideas Im a bit of an emotional eater so have to learn to turn to something else instead of food when I get bored or stressed
Have a hot bath, paint your nails, read a book, sort out your clothes, have an early night, read a magazine, play a game... anything to keep your hands busy and your brain distracted x
Originally Posted by Jivebunny
Hi, you say you don't like salad, what about root veg? As mentioned previously casseroles are great for getting in your free veg. I've always found salads to be a bit boring but i liven them up now by adding things like finely chopped peppers, red onion, mushrooms anything that will bump up the free food count.
I'm an emotional eater too. It can be hard when the need to eat grips you. If its not too late I'll grab my coat and take my dogs for a walk, or come on here and read posts. what does help though is just having sw friendly foods in the cupboard. A bowl of tuna and sweetcorn pasta is comforting for me and its free on extra easy. If its not there you cant eat it.
Give it a go Jivebuny, you'll be surprised at what you can have (check out the receipes sections). Keep us posted x
If you like vegetables, then there is no problem. The superfree element of the SW plan is fruit or vegetables. It doesn't have to be salad and you don't have to eat fruit if you don't like it (although it's always worth trying new things).
Originally Posted by Jivebunny
If you like something crunchy in your yogurt, it doesn't have to be a biscuit. It could be cereal.
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