Calorie counting or slimming world

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  1. caroline1985

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    Hello I have 9 weeks until my holiday I want to loose at least 1 and half stone be4 I go which would be the best to follow and which is more affective?? help!! X
     
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    Hi Caroline,

    I don't think it's down to which is more effective, I think it's which works better for you. I've done both CC and SW, and currently doing a mix of both! SW is great if you really struggle with being strict, purely because you're never hungry and you can actually eat, CC is slightly harder (depending on your calorie limit) because you have to add up more as you go and I think takes more time, though not necessarily more effort.

    If you're okay with portion control, I think SW usually fits in with calories anyway (though some may disagree), just out of curiosity before combining, I started adding up my daily calories on a normal SW day and it worked out about 1200-1500 anyway!

    I think the most important thing is that you choose and stick to one, because chopping and changing may mess with your head and confuse your body.

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    Thanks for the reply, I have done both as well lost about 3 stone on Sw and and cc about 1 stone but the difference was I was very poorly so I'm not sure if that's why. Since I have done both I have put back on and more. This is due obviously to over eating but I had a serious operation and was on high steroids but now I'm off them and recovering well now my time to start again. X
     
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    From the sounds of it, I'd go SW, purely because especially after an operation, it's important to feed your body well, SW will give you all the nutrition you need whereas you might be tempted to go to easier, more convenient food with CC simply because it's lower calories. I know when I did CC I lived on unhealthier things like cup a soups because they were low. Obviously down to you, and if you've done them both before you know how they work, which would you feel more comfortable with?
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    I do EE mainly, though according to the girlies on my diary, I do occasionally slip to a green or red without noticing!!
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    I was easily able to over-eat on SW and came back to CC - added some days up and it came in at over 2000 cals - Green days eating as much pasta, bread, lentils and rice etc as I wanted which did not work for me as I need to watch my portion control etc.
     
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    Hey yes I was thinking the same about calories on Sw. I put my calorie intake on my fitness pall last night and came to 1100 but I was staving but it's worked for so many people so u must be able to do.
     
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    In my opinion 1100 is too low. I was told at RC class not to go below 1200 and that is for 2 weeks and then go to 1400 for 2 weeks.
     
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    Why not combine the two and see how you get on?

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    yes agree 1100 is to low i was starving but saying that i have only eaten 800 calories today. might have to have some supper tonight as have already had dinner and a treat.
    in trying to combine the two but can get hard cause of all the rut and vegetables. how you both doing with your losses? x
     
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    Hi I started calories counting last week and this is my 7 day weighed myself and lost 4lb in aweek , I am on 1400, I use to do sw but think this is so much easier x
     
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    mainly the same everyday

    breakfast fat free greek yogurt with a banana and muesli in the morning
    lunch home made soup with a piece of fruit
    Dinner chicken or fish with sw chips, mushy peas and side salad

    I am not a veg eater normally put my veg into soups, love shape yogurts or fat free Greek yogurts xx
     
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    ok so today i have had breakfast an apple lunch jacket potato i did have this at a pub but my bf is the chef so he made with no butter added tuna but i didn't like it so i just had the potato dinner gammon sw chips egg mushroom and peas treats fat free muller greek yogurt 0.5 syns and a blue ribbon chocolate bar 99 calories so 5 and half syns what do you think? x
     
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    JaneB getting there slowly

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    I think you did really well are you doing both cc and sw x
     
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    yes in doing it both together at the moment because i can quite easily eat over 2000 calories. i have done slimming world before and lost 3 stone in 3 months.
     
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    Hi Caroline - gosh that's handy about your bf :D

    You're doing great to do both SW and CC, well done :) I found it just too easy to get stuck into piles of pasta when I did SW (unsuccessfully), so |I think you've got the right approach there.
     
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    Wow shamazing. What plan did you do? So how comes you didnt stick to SW? Seems it worked great for you x

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