A quick question about EE!

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by empy22, 5 February 2011 Social URL.

  1. empy22

    empy22 Full Member

    Posts:
    80
    Likes Received:
    2
    Start Weight:
    16st5lb
    Current Weight:
    15st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st8lb
    Lost(%):
    0st7lb(3.06%)
    Diet:
    Judd 18/08/2012 :-D
    Hi, I am trying to get my head around the EE side of slimming world having followed R&G days for years on and off. I've got the book, recipe book etc so plan to do some studying and planning today! However I am just cooking my lunch (main meal today) and wonder if you wonderful EE experts can have a look at my planned meal and suggest what I can add to make it EE suitable?:confused:

    So for my meal I am planning:

    2x Joes syn free sauasages
    scalloped pots slimming world style
    Baked beans
    2x dry fried eggs

    Can I add fruit as a dessert too make it EE? or maybe a salad? Please help I'm finding the switch to EE confuzzling:(


    Thank you muchly in advanced.

    Emma
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. funcurls

    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

    Posts:
    6,935
    Likes Received:
    142
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Hi Empty 22, Firstly the 1/3 superfree isn't a strict rule, it's a guide to help us optimise our losses on EE as it doesn't have the food-combining science behind it like R&G do! Some suggest you have 1/3 superfree on your plate, but I would say that as long as you don't have a mega huge portion of sausage, potato, beans and eggs then a good portion of fruit afterwards would be fine!! Alternatively you could subsitute the beans for some mushrooms, grilled tomatoes or some stirfried veg (if you want to follow the plan 100% and really encourage a great loss).X
     
    Last edited: 5 February 2011
  4. NewDawn

    NewDawn Bring on the trumpets

    Posts:
    520
    Likes Received:
    4
    Start Weight:
    15st10lb
    Current Weight:
    14st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st4lb(8.18%)
    I would have some salad/veg with your meal.......I am new to EE too....but this what I would do :D
     
  5. BritMumInCanada

    BritMumInCanada Gold Member

    Posts:
    4,889
    Likes Received:
    102
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Unlike Green or Original plans, with extra easy you can mix both of the free foods from each plan together.

    However to avoid overindulging on just carbs and proteins, the 1/3 superfree advice was applied. What this does is automatically controls your portions. Superfree foods are the foods that are lower in calories (i.e. fruit and unstarchy vegetables - peas, sweetcorn and parsnips do not count as superfree).

    If you was to just fill your plate with only carbs and proteins, although these foods are still classed as free on Extra Easy, they are the free foods which contain more calories and while SW is in no way a calorie controlled diet, if you eat more than your body physically needs you may not lose weight or even worse may have a small gain.

    So with that in mind, I personally would try and include a 1/3 superfree at every meal, either before your meal (as something like a bowl of soup etc) or include it with your meal.

    The trouble with having your superfree AFTER your meal, is you may already be full from the meal you have just eaten and are then forcing yourself to eat a bowl of fruit, when you are not really that hungry. This is a bad habit to get yourself into.

    Don't forget when making things like chilis, shepherds pie and curries etc, superfree foods can easily be added into the sauce. It really isn't all that difficult to add a 1/3 superfree and the benefits of course are worth it.
     
  6. Jennyonaplate

    Jennyonaplate Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,118
    Likes Received:
    73
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    There is no food combining science behind red and green days. It's simply because carbs and protein are higher in calories, that restricting the portions of one of these foods on your plate, will naturally reduce the calories. It was easier to split it between meat and carbs, which is why it came about. (I did a lot of research on how sw works, and that was what the website said at the time).

    Also, the 1/3 superfree rule is important as on EE it's the only way of restricting your intake. A plate solely of meat and carbs will be higher in calories regardless of how it's cooked.

    It took me a while to get my head round EE, but I find if I focus on filling the superfree element before anything else, then it's much easier to factor in, rather than as an after thought.
     
  7. funcurls

    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

    Posts:
    6,935
    Likes Received:
    142
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    That's very good advice BritMumX
     
  8. funcurls

    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

    Posts:
    6,935
    Likes Received:
    142
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    :whistle:I knew that *blushes* I think perhaps I should have said 'principle behind...' rather than 'science behind....' and that we have to reduce calorie in take in a different way- that's what I meant:cry: I'm shutting up now!XXX
     
    Last edited: 5 February 2011
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...