Does having only half HEXs affect weight loss?

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  1. big bear

    big bear A bear on a mission!

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    I do red days & some days I end up only having half my hex's

    For example today I had

    Magic porridge with mixed berries - I didn't have the scan bran/ryvita

    Dinner I had gammon, veg & only half the potato allowance

    I have all my milk allowance but only occasionally have cheese.

    Do you think this may slow down my weight loss, should I make sure I have all HEXs?
     
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  3. Jennyonaplate

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    I would think half would be better than nothing, and if you are getting fibre in your other free foods then it's less likely to affect your losses than otherwise.

    My old consultant used to say that whilst you should have your healthy extras, it wouldn't make a difference if you didn't have them, just so long as it wasn't every day.

    I might email head office as i'm interested in the official answer as I've seen several different views about it in the last couple of days, which all seem to come from different consultants!
     
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    The HEX's are there to ensure that you get all vital nutrients/fibre etc. They don't have any magic ingredients to make you lose weight so although you should have them for your health's sake, it won't affect your weight loss if you don't have them all.
     
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    I think you should have them for the sake that you are ensuring you are getting all the right nutrients- it should not affect your weight loss if you don't take them- but you should still take them
     
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    I do extra easy and struggle to get my dairy allowance. I never drink milk, so I get this from cheese, but some days I struggle to get that cheese into my meal plans, and I don't want to just cut off 28g of cheese and eat it for the sake of it, and I can't really say its affected my losses :)

    As the others have said, the HEX's are to make sure you are getting enough nutrients and not missing out on the dairy and fibre side of things.
     
  7. Jennyonaplate

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    Just keep some mini babybel's in the fridge and have two as a snack - A choice DONE!
     
  8. hollys nan

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    Interesting topic, I too find I dont have all my HE allowance. I am doing red and green days only so and usually have 28g of shreddies for breakfast, but not the other with it, think its ryvita or something like that. Just dont fancy that and am quite content with the shreddies. Glad it wont affect my weight loss though. Always drink all my 350 skimmed milk allowance though but there again rarely have any cheese, although I do like it. I just find that with everything else I have plenty. Thanks for all this information.
     
  9. Circes

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    It's worth persevering with your HEs particularly as when you get to target you have more HEs in order to maintain.
     
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    I'd say it's a bit like putting air into two of your car tyres and not the other two - yes you can do it but you'll run better fully prepared;)

    The SW book says you can have up to two of each on red or green days, but it always recommends having at least one of each - even if you don't take the second.

    I guess the combination of healthy extras, optomising, weighing (where necessary) and syns - combined with the 1/3 superfree and free are all one formula.
     
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    I really struggle with my A choices - i dont like milk or cheese but i eat alot of VLF natural fromage frais so the theory is i'll get enough calcium from this...surely? :/
     
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