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Can someone check today's menu plz

jacqui35

Silver Member
#1
Breakfast, mushroom foo yung with eggs mushrooms spring onions, speghitti and tomato sauce, banana

Dinner, beef stir fry with egg noodles, spring onions, mushrooms, peppers onions hot and spicy sauce flavouring herbs


Supper, tesco h/l barmcake (B), beef, lettuce, tomato, spring onions, lurpak (1.5) mayo (2)

Snacks satsumas, melon, banana, milk (a) hot chocolate x3 (3) sainsburys low fat crisps (4.5)

Syns 11

Trying to stay at 10 for week or round about as i dont think ee is working for me :mad::mad:
 
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soccermom

I AM A WEMITT x
#2
It looks good to me with my limited knowledge of EE, in fact it sounds delicious. :D

I know you said you thought it may not be working for you and judging from your menu I cant see why not.

I see you like to eat fruit. I have followed this plan and others before and strangely my weight loss seems to dry up on the weeks that I eat a lot of fruit (except for bananas) maybe its coincidence I dont know, but I eat more veg now and cut out most fruit. It is probably coincidence, but i'm sticking with it :D most fruit doesn't inspire me anyway.
 

jacqui35

Silver Member
#3
i honestly thought you had to have fruit, i mean i could go with out it but that means im just eating veg all time and odd banana, im really trying to work out why ee doesnt agree with me i thought it was pasta etc but had a week with no pasta and not much lost neither, oh well ill just plod on lol

thanks for replying anyways
 

soccermom

I AM A WEMITT x
#4
i honestly thought you had to have fruit, i mean i could go with out it but that means im just eating veg all time and odd banana, im really trying to work out why ee doesnt agree with me i thought it was pasta etc but had a week with no pasta and not much lost neither, oh well ill just plod on lol

thanks for replying anyways
oh I don't know are we suppossed to have fruit lol :D i'd better ask I just eats loads of veg to compensate.

I mainly do red days, but now I am more confident with the plan was going to try EE, I do occassional green days but all the carbs leave me feeling a bit bloated and yuck tbh.

Good luck getting to the bottom of it.
 

Brightonrosie

I want to be fitter again
#5
Would you honestly say that looking at the meal on your plate. 1/3 of it is superfree foods. You would have had to have a huge portion of spring onions and mushrooms to cover a third of your breakfast plate. Likewise with your dinner. try putting a third of veg on your plate first then filling the gap with the rest of the food. You could try more bulkier veg like carrots cabbage swede etc. These are just thoughts not criticism xxxxxx
 

jacqui35

Silver Member
#6
Would you honestly say that looking at the meal on your plate. 1/3 of it is superfree foods. You would have had to have a huge portion of spring onions and mushrooms to cover a third of your breakfast plate. Likewise with your dinner. try putting a third of veg on your plate first then filling the gap with the rest of the food. You could try more bulkier veg like carrots cabbage swede etc. These are just thoughts not criticism xxxxxx

Well for breakfast/lunch i had a bowl full of melon with it and banana, banana was before and melon was straight afterwards and my C said that was fine. Oh god like tomoz when im having loin chop im having carrots swede broc cauli and when i have stuff like that u looking 2/3 are superfree just today had to cope with what was out of freezer but i always have loads of superfree foods, but thanks for replying just blooming annoying not knowing what might be causing it grrrr
 

Brightonrosie

I want to be fitter again
#7
Our C said if you are not having your third with your meal it should be before not after. Having it before will naturally regulate your portion control for the meal. Did you watch the biggest diet on TV this evening. Their pork chops were nearly 500 calories each!! Make sure all your meat is extra lean.If you look at the calorie content of lean and normal meat there is a huge difference. I find i eat too big a meal on EE and never lose weight on it. Istill prefer to weigh out my fish and meat and continue on green. I also pick on much higher calorie foods on EE eg a chunk of cold beef, slices of smoked salmon, masses of prawns and crabsticks. You can't do this on green so easily.
 
#8
Your day looks fine to me.

The 1/3 superfree is a recommendation it isn't a MUST.It is recommend to make sure you get in your healthy 5 a day, otherwise you could easily just eat no fruit or veg and lots of carbs etc. So as long as you are getting plenty of fruit and veg in your other meals then I would worry about it. Just look at the extra easy 7 day meal planner on their website to see that not every meal is a 1/3 superfree.

When you say Extra Easy doesn't agree with you, in what way? By the sounds of it, you are losing weight, so extra easy IS working and agreeing with you.

I know we hope for big huge losses, but sadly that isnt going to happen all the time.

It is far healthier to lose weight at a slower and steady pace. As it is more likely to stay off in the long run.
 

Brightonrosie

I want to be fitter again
#9
The 1/3 superfree is a recommendation it isn't a MUST
In the new 2010 book it is no longer just a recommendation and it is reinforced on several of the pages. We had our "new members" talk last week and it was emphasised that this is the way forward now xx
 
#10
sorry I still don't agree it is a MUST. Firstly that just encourages overeating. If I have a bowl of weetabix for breakfast, it leaves me quite full. I am not then going to scoff a bowl of fruit or whatever just to make sure I have my 1/3 superfree and I am quite sure that is not what slimming world are advising either.

Their 7 day meal planner on the slimming world website, does not have every meal with a 1/3 superfree and nowhere does it say you MUST have a 1/3 superfree. It is a recommendation to make sure you are taking in your 5 a day and not having all your meals high in carbs and little of your healthy vegetables/fruits.
 

Brightonrosie

I want to be fitter again
#11
sorry I still don't agree it is a MUST. Firstly that just encourages overeating. If I have a bowl of weetabix for breakfast, it leaves me quite full. I am not then going to scoff a bowl of fruit or whatever just to make sure I have my 1/3 superfree and I am quite sure that is not what slimming world are advising either.

Their 7 day meal planner on the slimming world website, does not have every meal with a 1/3 superfree and nowhere does it say you MUST have a 1/3 superfree. It is a recommendation to make sure you are taking in your 5 a day and not having all your meals high in carbs and little of your healthy vegetables/fruits.
Have you read the new 2010 literature or perhaps they are doing things differently where you live? I will let my consultant and her manager know she is wrong because she said it is about help filling you up with foods that wont put weight on so you are less likely to indulge in too much of the other things and that with the new guidlines it forms a solid part of the plan not a suggestion xx
 
#12
Got my new pack last night and from what I understand the 1/3 superfree is a must. Think it's a good idea myself.

I have always done EE but never stuck rigidly to the 1/3 rule. I am sticking to it this week and will see how my weight changes. xx
 
#13
Yes I have the 2010 documentation.

Doesn't matter where you live the information is all the same. I am quite sure that they are encouraging us all to fill a 1/3 of our plate superfree as it is far healthier for you in the long run, but there is a difference between encouraging and saying you must do something.

If they really are saying you MUST, then they seriously need to put you must into all their documentation and also change their 7 day meal planner for extra easy.

If they are so pushing that you must have a 1/3 superfree then it is a bit slack not updating their 7 day meal planner and is just going to confuse members. A lot of new members will do the meal planner for the first week until they get their head around the plan and every meal is definately not a 1/3 superfree on that.

I do understand what you are saying, and I agree that where possible you should fill a 1/3 of your plate superfree, but it is not always possible and sometimes as I mentioned in my previous post, you may not feel hungry enough to add a 1/3 superfree, especially after something like a breakfast of weetabix, saying YOU MUST do something will then make people think (especially new comers) that they must go and eat a 1/3 superfree as well on top of that, even though they are not really that hungry. That doesn't teach you to stop eating when you are full.
 
#14
taken from the 7 day meal planner for extra easy

BACON BUTTY: Fill 2 slices of wholemeal bread* with lots of grilled lean bacon. Add a dollop of tomato ketchup or brown sauce for 1 Syn per tbsp. - no 1/3 superfree

SPAGHETTI ON TOAST: Canned spaghetti in tomato sauce with 2 slices of wholemeal toast* - again no 1/3 superfree
 

Brightonrosie

I want to be fitter again
#15
When you read it through it says you have it on the same plate not afterwards. It has changed BIG time and I only quote what is written in the book not from my own ideas. (Sorry one of my faults - -I'm a bit of a stickler for rules ) I think the web site hasn't caught up with the books yet xx
 
#16
I must say i have done EE for 6 weeks now and found not always 1/3 super free has hindered my weight loss at all!

i do tend to find that if i eat lots of fruit and veg i retain the water even tho i drink more than 2 litres of water a day.

i think if it works how ever you do it then stick to it.

but its good to try to the 1/3 superfree and see if it works better if it does stick with it, if it doesn't go with what does!
 

Sorus

Going for it.
#17
I totally agree with you BritMum. I prefer to follow the spirit behind the 'law' rather than the law itself. ie I often don't have a third superfree food for breakfast (for the very reason you stated) but usually at least half my plate is made up of superfree food for lunch and tea. I even had a bowl of braised red cabbage for a 9 o'clock snack last night!

I want to get into habits that are going to form the basis of making good food decisions to keep me healthy for the rest of my life. Adding fruit and veg I don't want to my breakfast just cos the book tells me to isn't going to achieve that. If by NOT having fruit for breakfast it meant I over ate on other things then that would be different.
 
#18
When you read it through it says you have it on the same plate not afterwards. It has changed BIG time and I only quote what is written in the book not from my own ideas. (Sorry one of my faults - -I'm a bit of a stickler for rules ) I think the web site hasn't caught up with the books yet xx
The website has all been updated with the new foods lists etc, so I am pretty sure it is up to date with the books. It mentions about the 1/3 superfree, but it doesn't say anywhere that you must do this and going along with the coinciding 7 day meal planner I am carrying on with it as being a recommendation. It would be a bit poor if if they haven't updated the website fully, as online members pay exactly the same as group members.

I do really understand what you are saying. If you can scan the page where it says you MUST fill a 1/3 of your plate with superfree foods then I will be convinced.

I have also emailed slimming world to get their words exactly, so will see what they say.

But for now I am carrying on with what I am doing, filling my plate with a 1/3 superfree where possible, but not getting myself in a stress if I don't have a 1/3 superfree. As like I said it is impossible to do so at every meal and I am not eating food for the sake of it, if what I am having is filling enough on it's own.
 
#19
I totally agree with you BritMum. I prefer to follow the spirit behind the 'law' rather than the law itself. ie I often don't have a third superfree food for breakfast (for the very reason you stated) but usually at least half my plate is made up of superfree food for lunch and tea. I even had a bowl of braised red cabbage for a 9 o'clock snack last night!

I want to get into habits that are going to form the basis of making good food decisions to keep me healthy for the rest of my life. Adding fruit and veg I don't want to my breakfast just cos the book tells me to isn't going to achieve that. If by NOT having fruit for breakfast it meant I over ate on other things then that would be different.
Thank you Sorus, that is exactly what I am getting at, this is why I am sticking by my interpretation that slimming world are not saying WE MUST do this and until I see it in exactly those words and am advised by slimming world themselves that WE MUST do this, then I am continuing how I am. It is obviously working for me.
 
#20
Um not to add another debate in but is it still ok when cooking from scratch to incorporate superfree foods into the recipe and count that as your 1/3 superfree (not an exact science I know, but near enough)?

I'm a creature of comfort and all changes make my head spin lol!

Thanks x