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    SW as a vegan?

    I've recently made a change to eating a mainly vegan diet and was wondering if it is possible to do SW as a vegan? One of my main concerns is working out syn values of some different vegan 'cheeses'...can anyone shed any light for me please?

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    I'm not vegan, but I do try to limit my dairy intake (yoghurt aside) and don't find SW hard to follow at all since there are plenty of non-dairy milks available as Healthy Extras.

    As for cheeses, I just checked a couple of brands (e.g. Tofutti, Cheezly) I know off the top of my head, and at least some of their products are already listed in syns online. So you may not need to work anything out. And there's always the syn calculator if you can't find one, or you could syn the whole lot (20 calories = 1 syn) if you want to be extra cautious.
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    There's various posts with advice so I won't repost but you can also have 35g dairy-free cheese as a healthy extra B and you would likely do green days so get 2 Bs a day - I am vegan too and definitely don't struggle on SW, it's easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_am_plankton View Post
    There's various posts with advice so I won't repost but you can also have 35g dairy-free cheese as a healthy extra B and you would likely do green days so get 2 Bs a day - I am vegan too and definitely don't struggle on SW, it's easy
    I was under the impression that most SW stuff now focuses less on Red/Green days and more on EE...which I've never really managed to get my head around. Is it still easy to find plenty of recipes/food ideas for green days even if I don't become a SW member?

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    You can do whichever plan you want to, there are lots of us still doing green and red. And yes recipes are easy because you you just adapt any that have meat to be green friendly. I use the bbcgoodfood website a lot, Slimming World Recipes - Slimming Eats, and adapt recipes from "normal" cookery books as well as those on SW groups/website/magazines
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona'sJourney View Post
    I was under the impression that most SW stuff now focuses less on Red/Green days and more on EE...which I've never really managed to get my head around. Is it still easy to find plenty of recipes/food ideas for green days even if I don't become a SW member?
    Loads of people do the old plans and SW still support them, lots of dairy-free milks are a healthy extra A choice including a couple of chocolate varieties, and plenty of vegan-friendly foods are free/superfree etc and quite a bit is low syn. I would say definitely give it a go - it works and is super vegan friendly
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    I think I am going to give it a try Is there anywhere I can find lists of Healthy Extras without becoming a member?

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    afraid not, sw are not going to just give that information away to non members. you may pick up some tips in the healthy extras subforum though x

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_am_plankton View Post
    Loads of people do the old plans and SW still support them, lots of dairy-free milks are a healthy extra A choice including a couple of chocolate varieties, and plenty of vegan-friendly foods are free/superfree etc and quite a bit is low syn. I would say definitely give it a go - it works and is super vegan friendly
    depends what you mean by support, my consultant knows next to nothing about the green plan and im the go to person whenever anyone has questions about it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatchworkPuss View Post
    depends what you mean by support, my consultant knows next to nothing about the green plan and im the go to person whenever anyone has questions about it lol
    I meant that they still advertise them etc as they haven't gone completely over to EE, sorry for any confusion

    OP - which milks etc do you buy/like as the amounts are all different?
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    I know it's frowned upon but you can buy the starter pack on ebay with the basic outlines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakydarkstuff View Post
    I know it's frowned upon but you can buy the starter pack on ebay with the basic outlines.

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    I usually buy Alpro soya milk, the original one. I'll have a look on ebay, I wondered if the starter packs would be worth it as I'm guessing they are mainly aimed at omnivores. I've thought about joining a group and only going once or twice but again, I'm not sure if they'd be a lot of useful info for a vegan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona'sJourney View Post
    I usually buy Alpro soya milk, the original one. I'll have a look on ebay, I wondered if the starter packs would be worth it as I'm guessing they are mainly aimed at omnivores. I've thought about joining a group and only going once or twice but again, I'm not sure if they'd be a lot of useful info for a vegan.
    The website is tons better for a vegan diet, how about joining online or going to group and then you get free access? The Healthy extras listed in the book etc are limited whereas online you have access to the entire list as well as syns which are listed for loads of vegan brands (VBites etc). I was an online member then went it alone for a few months but I joined group last week and am going to stay at group (you get free membership when you're at target) and I have found a new love of the plan and know I can lose my last 8.5lbs with the help of the group
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