Does anyone ever put their food into myfitnesspal?

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by LastEverDiet, 4 May 2014.

  1. LastEverDiet

    LastEverDiet Well-Known Member

    Hi, I've only started Slimming World on Thursday and just out of interest put my two day's food into myfitnesspal... Friday was fine as came out at around 1500 cal, but yesterday was 2250! I'm completely sticking to plan, and only ate when I was hungry, 1/3 superfree at every meal, but portion size is definitely one of my issues with food! I wasn't stuffed at any point, so I'm a but worried that just to feel satisfied I'm going to overeat :(
    Do you think I should keep an eye on calories/ cut portion sizes a bit, or just carry on with the plan and hope I manage to lose at weigh in?
    Any advice greatfully received!
  2. lentil2

    lentil2 Well-Known Member

    Just follow the plan.......SW isn't about counting calories!

    SW has been a successful weight loss plan for about 45's about eating healthy filling foods and not worrying about counting.
    Calorie counting is another diet plan and works.....don't try and mix the two.

    You won't go far wrong if you stick to it
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  3. Dietninja

    Dietninja Loves cake!

    Up and down on calories is no bad all averages out.
  4. kikaroo

    kikaroo Well-Known Member

    I gave up using mfp because I was always over on my calories. I've been a member since jan and only had 1 gain so don't worry too much about it unless your losses have slowed down xx
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  5. LastEverDiet

    LastEverDiet Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reassurance, I'll forget about MFP then and just enjoy! One thing's for sure, I'm definitely eating more fruit and veg - I reckon I've managed about 10 a day both days which is a lot better than the 2-3 I'd manage left to my own devices!
  6. RosiePops

    RosiePops Well-Known Member

    I agree with lentil, do either one or the other.. When you first start sw its difficult to see how you can lose weight whilst eating normal food, but if you stick to the plan you will!
    I think if i hit a brick wall and couldn't shift any more i would consider calorie counting to see if there's something obvious, like carb portion size for me, that i could limit. But while im still losing im just enjoying it :) good luck, let us know how you get on x
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  7. RebekahR

    RebekahR Well-Known Member

    I do every other day mainly to ensure I'm getting enough. Otherwise I end up sub 1000 on slimmingworld!

    Whatever works for you xx

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  8. Littlepink

    Littlepink Well-Known Member

    It's not a diet - Healthy Eating - Slimming World The easiest way to think about sw is that it is changing the way you think about food, its a lifestyle change not some fad diet and somethign you can stick to for the rest of your life and enjoy the food you like xx
  9. nettybungles

    nettybungles Well-Known Member

    switch to a smaller plate i was always under on calories but never lost weight only stayed the same
  10. Mizkirsty

    Mizkirsty Well-Known Member

    I use mfp simply bc I find it more user friendly than the sw app (which I don't like!)

    But I don't tend to fixate on the cals. It's more of a keeping track of everything kinda thing.

  11. Jael

    Jael Well-Known Member

    With your weight, your basal metabolic rate is 2300 calories. That's without doing anything! With daily activity, you'll be burning about 3000-3500 calories a day. You're going to feel hungrier. You need more food now than you'll need when your 3 stone lighter. As you lose weight, your appetite should start to decrease. Just pay attention to it. I think this is where some people half way through slimming world decide it doesn't work. They've never allowed their portion size to adjust as they've lost weight, but kept eating the same size portions.

    I can can definitely eat less now than I could 5 months ago. Slimming world is about listening to your body and forming good life long habits. I use MyFitnessPal as my diary and all it shows me is that slimming world is awesome
  12. LastEverDiet

    LastEverDiet Well-Known Member

    Thanks all! I decided not to worry about it and just stick to following the plan. Second weigh in today and lost 3lbs... alright but not an earth-shattering first week! Will stick with it though and see how next week goes!
  13. lentil2

    lentil2 Well-Known Member

    3lb is a great loss!!

    I'm not sure why people feel let down when they don't have massive losses on the first week! Though might I add, I think 3lbs is a massive loss!! Losing weight isn't just about each individual loss, it about accumulative losses that all add up in the long run.
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  14. Caz

    Caz Slimming down the aisle

    I used to but I found it to be pointless and to be honest, counter productive. You can either count calories or count syns, the two aren't designed to go together. SW isn't just about calories, it's about the nutritional values in calories and so you can eat more but it's good food, good calories and you lose weight. MFP doesn't track syns so it won't help you in your SW journey in my opinion.
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  15. RebekahR

    RebekahR Well-Known Member

    If i stopped tracking I'd be eating 600-700cal a day just sticking to slimmingworld rules. Which I don't see as sustainable long term or good for me!

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  16. Caz

    Caz Slimming down the aisle

    600-700 calories a day using slimming world rules?? How?? That's not particularly because you're following SW rules, I think that would be because you're being over strict and not allowing yourself enough. You're allowed unlimited (to some extent) rice, pasta and potatoes. They aren't low calorie and if you're having them in 1-2 meals of a day and having a 'normal' portion size then I really don't know how it would be as low as 600-700 calories a day. I think it's probably being too strict on yourself, I'm strict in terms of syns (usually!) but I'm not when it comes to free foods, as long as I get my 1/3 superfree in there which I do, often it's more than that.
  17. lentil2

    lentil2 Well-Known Member

    Really? I fail to see how you can have that few calories by sticking to SW correctly. After all, even having your full days syn allowance, that is 300 calories on it own.
    What are you eating to only have 600-700cals a day?

    Plus, why should knowing your calorie intake 'make' you eat more?
  18. RebekahR

    RebekahR Well-Known Member

    I mainly eat Superfree as a vegetarian

    I have to be careful with my eating due to crohns. I do track as I try to make sure I'm over 1000 and so if I did have a flare my Gastro could see what I've been eating easily

    I do green so I always have double hexb and Superfree everyday. I usually save my syns for one evening

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  19. Caz

    Caz Slimming down the aisle

    The 600-700 calories a day then isn't really down to SW, that's down to the food choices that you make. From your diary it's not really about what you're eating it's the fact that you're just not eating enough. I think if I (or anyone in my group) were to hand that in as a food diary to my consultant she'd have concerns and say I wasn't eating enough.
  20. mhajs

    mhajs Active Member

    Yes I log my food in MFP it started just to keep track of what I was eating but I am close to target now and I am finding it hard to lose the last few pounds. Sometimes I am over but I am usually around 1200-1500 calories. I eat 3 good meals every day and only snack when I am hungry.

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