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    Kind of an odd question...

    I've been calorie counting and have lost a stone but am finding it a bit lonely.I'm managing fine with the actual food-would just like some real life support.I went along to a SW meeting last night and although most of the diet looks fine, the free pasta and meat concerns me.I have a real problem with food in that I rarely feel full.Left to my own devices I will happily eat 3 bowls of pasta and there's no way I will ever lose weight that way.I actually don't mind weighing and measuring.Will it be OK if I follow the diet but weigh the pasta etc as I know that's a potential hazard for me diet wise? I eat a lot of the free food already and have been entering it into my fitness pal so I know roughly what the weights are for what I've been having.I just feel that mentally telling me that all this food is free will make me eat way too much of it.I tried WW in the past and didnt get on with it at all-hated how so much of it was about their branded foods.
    Ideally I'd love a calorie counting group but there isn't one


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    If you find it helpful you can still weigh your portions of certain foods. I know there are some people following SW who will weigh out portions of pasta, rice and potatoes etc, although without counting the calories.

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    I don't count calories but I do weigh out my pasta, potatoes and rice.

    I've always done it, even before SW as I could never get the quantity right and always cooked too much and had a lot of waste. I don't think there's a problem with it however as Mrs CC said, if you're going to follow the SW plan, it's not advisable to count calories too. It's not really making the most out of the freedom of SW and SW really does work!

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    I'm sure I've heard some people on here talking about doing this, when then they know they have a problem with portion control. Especially with carbs, someone mentioned using the portion sizes that are given as a healthy extra on the red diet, even if doing extra easy.
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    I have some Rosemary Conley portion pots (from one of my many previous diets) and quite often use them for pasta to regulate portion sizes
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    Rosemary Conley is all about calories, so you might find a Rosemary Conley class more to your liking. You also get exercise there too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lardylady View Post
    Rosemary Conley is all about calories, so you might find a Rosemary Conley class more to your liking. You also get exercise there too!
    There used to be one in my town but I looked yesterday and there now isn't one within 20 miles.. It's only SW or WW here now.


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    Maybe try SW red or green plans, more restrictive with carbs and meat but both plans still really work without being hungry at all.
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    I weigh pasta and rice to stop me cooking too much as making it for 2 adults/2 kids. I can't see that being an issue as long as you're not hungry afterwards.





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    One of the main rules in sw is you have to have one third of your meal super free so you are naturally limiting the amount of free food on your plate if you follow that rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim2012 View Post
    I've been calorie counting and have lost a stone but am finding it a bit lonely.I'm managing fine with the actual food-would just like some real life support.I went along to a SW meeting last night and although most of the diet looks fine, the free pasta and meat concerns me.I have a real problem with food in that I rarely feel full.Left to my own devices I will happily eat 3 bowls of pasta and there's no way I will ever lose weight that way.I actually don't mind weighing and measuring.Will it be OK if I follow the diet but weigh the pasta etc as I know that's a potential hazard for me diet wise? I eat a lot of the free food already and have been entering it into my fitness pal so I know roughly what the weights are for what I've been having.I just feel that mentally telling me that all this food is free will make me eat way too much of it.I tried WW in the past and didnt get on with it at all-hated how so much of it was about their branded foods.
    Ideally I'd love a calorie counting group but there isn't one
    Hello, I too have problems with portion sizes (especially spuds). I believe SW will be great for you and there's no reason why you shouldn't count calories as well - I've been doing this and it's working for me. Don't forget to include one third of the plate of super free foods (veg and salad) at your meals, which will reduce your carbs and proteins. There are good calorie counting sites around that are free e.g. My Fitness Pal, Spark People
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    Like others above I weigh my pasta and rice, simply to help me prevent waste. I don't weigh any other food on SW and fill up on superfree and free foods. If rice, pasta and potatoes really are your downfall then why not just stick with weighing those and concentrate on learning a nice variety of free foods so you can quickly and simply make your starchy food interesting.

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    I also agree with the above comments with regard to weighing pasta, spuds & rice. I usually weigh them because I too would have too much.
    Just don`t 4get the superfree with the meals or very quick;y after for fruit etc.


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    I don't count calories, but do keep a 'weather eye' on them if that makes sense. I started out on SW by weighing carb portions on EE, but now more or less follow Red and replace my starchy carbs with superfree. Oddly, although I've always overeaten on carbs before (I too have a problem with knowing when I'm full and now ask myself 'am I still hungry?' instead), I actually don't miss them now
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    Thanks all I have a lot of fruit and veg-probably over half is superfree food so that's ok.Eating raspberries,blueberries and cherries as we speak


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