I am having superfree with my main meal and if I have a cookeed brekkie but say for lunch if I have a sandwich I dont always have superfree x
I am trying to say this in a way which doesn't come over as arsey - cos i really don't mean it that way. Read my explanation again, and it should explain why it being in a bowl rather than on your plate is important if you want to stick rigidly to the plan. Its not about your stomach - its about your brain!Flibsey said:I just can't see how my stomach will know my fruit was in a bowl not on my dinner plate, it's eaten at practically the same time?
and I'm losing so it can't be all bad lol.
PatchworkPuss said:I don't want to contradict previous posters but SW have responded to a number of people on this question and said that they understand it may not be possible to have superfree with every meal and also that it is perfectly acceptable to have superfree as a dessert following your main meal. Yes the ideal is to have it at every meal and either as a starter or as part of your main course for the reason given above. But they are happy for you to have it after and if you look at the SW menu plans this does happen.
It depends on how militant you are about following to the letter.
The answer is - Yes, you DEFINITELY need to have 1/3 superfree with every meal if you are following the plan properly
To really follow it properly you should have it on the same plate as the rest of the food (not in a bowl afterwards), and it should replace a higher calorie free food. For example, a plate piled with 3 Grilled chicken breasts, SW chips & baked Bean would not be okay if you followed it with a bowl of fruit. If you replaced 1 chicken breast with but some actual veg on the plate that would be fine. Why? Cos your chicken breast that you've replaced would have significantly more calories that the veg you eat instead. But because the veg is filling,l you would be full, even though your calories intake was lower. Conversely, if you ate that original meal, then had a bowl of fruit you would actually be eating more calories, just to try and fulfil your 1/3rd superfree allowance.
Unless of course you are going to leave 1/3rd of your plate empty? Which is just a bit strange
However, if you had a meal with 1/3rd superfree in it, and afterwards were genuinely hungry, you can still have that extra chicken breast - but only if you are actually hungry!
Now, some people can get away with doing it the way others have suggested above. I'm just not one of them I'm afraid , so I do tend to be fairly militant on the whole 1/3rd superfree on the plate with every meal thing.
So do you put your 1/3 fruit on the same plate as your spag bol? Nooooooo.That is an excellent description Kingleds.
the 1/3 SHOULD be on the same plate and I'm sure we've all heard of or done the adding fruit or veg afterwards or in addition. It is all about the interpretation of 100% as you said.
By dividing the plate into "thirds" and one of those containing fruit/salad/veg as part of the plate as you mentioned we can achieve this.
Of course, as we all know people still lose doing their own version of this, but as you said, that is the official way to do it and losses of course would be even greater by integrating the 1/3 onto the plate replacing the other 1/3 of something else
This explains why I spend so much on fruit, veg and salad because 1/3 of every single meal has to contain them.
All because I like to call myself a 100%er