I can't get rid of this guilt!! - Issues with free foods
I'm on my second day today and so far i've had-
B: weetabix with milk, and a fried egg sandwhich with wholemeal bread
L: jacket potatoe with pepepers, celery..and cottage cheese
D: Homemade pasta sauce (made with passata, onion, garlic, celery and pepper with some canderel) and LOADS of pasta
I had dinner 2 hours ago and i'm still STARVING! I feel empty; so i've decided to make some syn free chips with mushy peas (both free on the green day)
Yet why do i have this guilt? I just can't get my head around why it works. All of my friends say it must be impossible you can eat as much stuff as you want and still loose weight and after my last weigh in i'm starting to believe them. I've been getting more fruit and veg in these past two days (for example at lunch i had some strawberries in vanilla yogurt) - but i just cannot grasp it!!
How DOES it all work?! How on earth can someone eat loads of food and still loose weight?!
- Rep Power
Diet: Slimming World
Start Date: 15/01/2009
Start Weight: 15st11lb
Current Weight: 15st2lb
Goal Weight: 13st0lb
Goal Date: 01/07/2009
Start BMI: 34.6
Current BMI: 33.2
Goal BMI: 28.5
Total Weight Loss: 0st9lb
Weight to Lose: 2st2lb
% Lost 4.07%
It works because although you are eating lots of food the vast majority is low in fat, sugar and calories. Instead you are feeding yourself lots of healthy food full of nutrients. This way you are reducing your calorie intake but your body still feels that it is in a time of plenty so there is no need to conserve energy/fat. If you don't eat enough of the free foods your body will feel that it is in a time of famine and it will slow your metabolism so you feel tired and you won't loose weight. Believe it or not the more superfree food you eat (food that is free on both red & green days) the better you will feel and the more weight you will lose.
19 weeks in - 1 stone 13.5 lb loss so far!
- Rep Power
Start Date: 14/4/2011
Start Weight: 14st3lb
Current Weight: 13st1lb
Goal Weight: 12st11lb
Goal Date: 17/5/2012
Start BMI: 31.2
Current BMI: 28.7
Goal BMI: 28
Total Weight Loss: 1st2lb
Weight to Lose: 0st4lb
% Lost 8.04%
i found that with my first few weeks i felt so empty and wanted to eat but then realised it might have had something to do with all the crap i used to eat and my body was trying to tell me it needed that chocolate bar or crisps now my body has adjusted to the food i now eat
With my syn free chips and mushy peas i'm going to have some veg with it- superfree and all that!
everyone is telling me to stop wasting my money, as i didn't loose any weight last week and its impossible it will help me- its hard having such negative criticism around me
You need to find something to tell yourself that means its ok - for example, I am convinced one of the principles behind SW is the negative calorie concept - ie your body takes more calories to burn food then the food actually contains, so I tell myself that all free food is negative calorie food therefore the more of it that I eat the more calories my body uses to get rid of it!! Works for me, you can borrow this as well if you like?
Sometimes unfortunately we can't rely on other people to motivate us or even support us, what you need to do is be determined to prove them wrong, then when you get to goal weight, they have to apologise to you!
It does work, for the reasons that Holly said. You're eating lower calorie foods, lower fat foods and lower sugar foods. They generally have more water and fibre in, so make you feel fuller. They're also much better for you, giving you vitamins and minerals, protein, carbs and other lovely things that make you feel great.
If you didn't lose weight last week there will be a reason for it. Did you keep a food diary? Honestly follow the plan? 100%?
It's really hard if you're not getting support from the people around you, but please don't give up so easily. For some the challenge is more difficult than for others, but we all have ups and downs on the plan. Many people have success though. Some don't and that's fair enough. The same plan doesn't suit everyone and SW might not be the diet for you...but give it a fair chance before you decide that!
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If i don't have any protein with y meals I get really hungry quickly afterwards. It looks like your evening meal didn't have any protein and all day you just had an egg. cottage cheese and a bit of ilk that gave any protein at all.
On a green day you have your HEA to give you cheese or milk for calcium AND protein but also eggs and quorn sausages etc are free protein foods. Try these to keep you fuller.
Originally Posted by eternity
what about veg and fruit aswell? don't they count towards protein?
No protein in fruit and veg but lots of essential nutrients.
There's no protein in fruit and veg but there is in baked beans, quorn stuff, cottage cheese, eggs, HEA cheese, chicken, fish, meat (sorry if you're a veggie)
Originally Posted by eternity
ahh well ive had eggs, cottage cheese- and i know i've had some mushy peas today which deffo has protein
I had a cottage cheese salad for lunch with an orange, and by 4 o clock I had hit the buffers! I know I have to have more protein than that on a work day! So today I've packed up a couscous and chickpea salad with loads of raw free veg. I won't be hungry today!
Im gonna have some scrambled eggs for breakfast, to get that protein down me!
Scrambled eggs are a great start to the day!!
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