A few SW questions

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  1. Starlight

    Starlight Gold Member

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    Does the EE plan really work as well as Green/Red days. The thing that I hated about SW when I did it was I just totally sickened myself of things as I felt so restricted I ate the same stuff over and over.

    How easy do you find eating out etc??

    I LOVE WW but since my dad died I just cant get my head back into place and Im wondering if a change might be what I need.

    How practical is it to do SW without classes. I really dont like the whole class thing and my shifts make it really hard to go regularly.
     
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    EE i didn't find so good i didn't loose weight on it, but that was me- others have had good results so its always worth giving it a shot, just remember to get the superfree food in and minimum syns.

    Eating out is TOUGH, i tend to not use any syns the day before i know im gonna eat out, so things in food i eat which i don't know that have syns are counted within it, i don't like being picky aswell but you do need to be!

    As for the classes, its as effective as you put into it, if you need support you always have it here, and any questions, we're like one big long constant class

    give it a try for a week, maybe get the magazine and try some recipes, the plans etc and see how you go?
     
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    hello,
    do you remember the core plan that ww had before they done away with it (its now simply filling)? if so ee is a better version of that one in my opinion more flexible if that makes sense
     
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    If I was doing it at home, what books would I need to get??

    I was hoping the SW site would be like WW and have a shop section. Ive looked at ebay but I dont know where to start
     
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    You can get a 7 day free trial menu from the SW site at the moment. Might be worth trying it for a week

    Irene xx
     
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    EE seems too good to be true...which is why I'm a bit scared of it!

    As has been said, some people don't get on with it and others are doing well. Not sure if there's a pattern corresponding to amounts of weight people have to lose, or if there are other factors.

    I have started popping one or two EE days a week mixed in with my original and green days. So far, it's ok (I'm not losing much at the mo, but there are other reasons for that, namely my inability to resist wine!!!) and remarkably easy. You just have to remember your limit on HEs...but that's not hard at all really.

    I'd say give it a try for a week, with the sample menu from the website.

    With regards to class/books/ebay etc., it's worth getting the up to date stuff by pitching up to a class and paying the class and joining fee rather than getting books from ebay. Who knows, you might even like the class! ;) I believe joining online is good, but a bit pricey. I've never done it though.
    Classes are flexible and you don't have to pay for missed weeks if you're a shiftworker - you just let the leader know and there's a box on the form for it.

    Eating out isn't too bad. There are loads of choices you can make, but what I find hardest to resist is temptation itself. It's like any diet really. On WW you can point up any meal...on SW you can syn any meal and allow free foods...but ultimately, if it's not lower fat, healthy stuff, it's not going to help with weight loss. Step away from the sticky toffee pudding (that's my danger right there).
    But once you're in the sw zone, eating out is ok. Steak and salads, pastas with tomato-based sauces, grilled chicken and fish, fresh veggies...all the usual more diet-friendly things. I like having a veg biryani from the Indian restaurant, feels really indulgent but is quite low syn on green days.

    I could waffle on, but it's up to you if you decide to try it. Personally, having done WW for 3 years before a nice gap to gain my fat again and then joining SW for the new challenge, I like the ease of SW. Some people think it's complicated - it's a bit at first but once you're into it, not obsessively counting every half point is quite liberating and I think it's an easier 'way of eating' to follow long term.

    We are lucky that this SW forum is really active, probably because SW itself doesn't have a forum. So, we have oodles of advice, recipes, ideas, moaning, inspiration...

    Let us know what you decide!

    Hellie x
     
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