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Confuzzled!!!

#1
Hi all,

Just registered with this forum today, for the sole reason of joining the SW Team here. :p

I'm a currently pregnant mother of one and due in 4 weeks
With my first pregnancy I gained 20kgs!! :eek: Yeah, dunno what went wrong there :p - Thankfully I managed to loose 15kgs. Now Ive been monitoring my weight this pregnancy and all seems steady, up until now that is!!! :( I have this crazy sweet tooth.. and its been with me for more than a week now kinda like im on my TOTM but im not...

I've been looking online for realistic healthy ways of eating/dieting for pregnant women and none has helped, till i stumbled upon this.
SW Seems interesting, but I'm really struggling to grasp its concept!!! :confused:

Can someone plz explain to me how it works? What the plan is like? - I've read the FAQs and many threads on SW but its just not sinking in!! I just dont know where to start...

I'm looking to start this as soon as I can, and continue with it after I give birth too. So plz plz plz help me out!!! :cry::cry:

xxx
 
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#2
My best advice would be to go to a group. The consultant will be able to give you the best explanation and the members the support. You'll then also have access to all the SW resources. Otherwise maybe look at joining online? Otherwise look on the explanation thread.
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#3
Hi and welcome to SW!

How does it work? Well basically there are foods that are known to fill you up for longer relative to their calorie content. For instance 300 calories of pasta (particularly wholewheat) will fill you up for a lot longer than 300 calories of chocolate. We call these free foods and you can eat as much of these foods as you need to satisfy your hunger. This means you don't need to eat as many of the high calorie foods, your calorie intake is regulated and you lose weight.

But just because they are free doesn't mean you have license to stuff your face - eat until you are full but not stuffed.

The free foods you eat depend on which plan you are following.

Green plan = pasta, rice, noodles, potatoes, pulses, lentils, fruit and veg, quorn, tofu, most fat free yoghurts

Red plan = lean meat, fish, most fruit and veg (with some exceptions), quorn, tofu, most fat free yoghurts

Extra Easy = all of the above with the proviso that one third of each meal must be superfree foods (fruit and non-starchy vegetables). This is very important as it helps to limit the amount of free food you eat and controls your calorie intake.

On top of that you have healthy extras - the number you get depends on which plan you are doing - 'A' choices are milk and cheese for calcium, 'B' choices are cereals, breads, oil, stewed/canned fruit, nuts, seeds, cheese for fibre and protein. These are to ensure you have a healthy balanced diet but they are limited portions that need to be weighed or measured.

Then you get 5-15 syns a day to 'spend' on treats - all foods are given a syn value based on their nutritional content and how you use your syns is up to you. this is to stop you feeling deprived - you could use yours on chocolate if you have a sweet tooth.


Sorry that turned out to be such a long reply but hopefully that will answer some of your questions.

It may seem complicated but it really isn't. Like any new skill it takes a bit of time and effort to get used to but it soon becomes second nature. Going to class is probably the best way to find your way around so I would also recommend that. in the meantime if you have any questions just shout.
 
#4
My best advice would be to go to a group. The consultant will be able to give you the best explanation and the members the support. You'll then also have access to all the SW resources. Otherwise maybe look at joining online? Otherwise look on the explanation thread.
Thank you for the advice Cherry Blossom. Unfortunately I won't be able to join any groups or registering online for some time, baby no. twos on its way so finance is a bit tight. :)
 
#5
@ Circes:

Thank you for your warm welcome, and very informative post! Can I ask, are there any measurements of the foods you can have? like how much meat a day? or the portion of rice etc etc

Also which SW book would you recommend I buy?

Thanxx
 
#6
Hmm.. Dunno what happened to my reply to your post Circes. Said it's waiting to be approved or sth? But a day later and still no show...

Anyhow, thank you very very much for breaking it down like that.
Just wanted to ask which books would you recommend that I buy to help me along?

Xx




Hi and welcome to SW!

How does it work? Well basically there are foods that are known to fill you up for longer relative to their calorie content. For instance 300 calories of pasta (particularly wholewheat) will fill you up for a lot longer than 300 calories of chocolate. We call these free foods and you can eat as much of these foods as you need to satisfy your hunger. This means Iyou don't need to eat as many of the high calorie foods, your calorie intake is regulated and you lose weight.

But just because they are free doesn't mean you have license to stuff your face - eat until you are full but not stuffed.

The free foods you eat depend on which plan you are following.

Green plan = pasta, rice, noodles, potatoes, pulses, lentils, fruit and veg, quorn, tofu, most fat free yoghurts

Red plan = lean meat, fish, most fruit and veg (with some exceptions), quorn, tofu, most fat free yoghurts

Extra Easy = all of the above with the proviso that one third of each meal must be superfree foods (fruit and non-starchy vegetables). This is very important as it helps to limit the amount of free food you eat and controls your calorie intake.

On top of that you have healthy extras - the number you get depends on which plan you are doing - 'A' choices are milk and cheese for calcium, 'B' choices are cereals, breads, oil, stewed/canned fruit, nuts, seeds, cheese for fibre and protein. These are to ensure you have a healthy balanced diet but they are limited portions that need to be weighed or measured.

Then you get 5-15 syns a day to 'spend' on treats - all foods are given a syn value based on their nutritional content and how you use your syns is up to you. this is to stop you feeling deprived - you could use yours on chocolate if you have a sweet tooth.


Sorry that turned out to be such a long reply but hopefully that will answer some of your questions.

It may seem complicated but it really isn't. Like any new skill it takes a bit of time and effort to get used to but it soon becomes second nature. Going to class is probably the best way to find your way around so I would also recommend that. in the meantime if you have any questions just shout.
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#7
I know you said money is tight at the moment but the best thing to do would be to go to class, even if it is only for the one week. There are special offers available so it wouldn;t be too expensive, probably cheaper than buying the books online. you would get the benefit of the consultant taking you through the plan (invaluable) and also online membership for a few weeks so you can look up the syn values of all your favourite foods.
 


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