Eating too much? This isn't going to work?

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  1. LittleAngelcakes

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    Hi,

    Could anyone give me some advice please? I started SW two days ago (red days) and I feel that for the last two days I've eaten loads more than I normally would. I have worked out that my consumption seems to be 1800 to 1900 cals. Surely I can't lose weight eating that much? Could anyone look at my diary for today and let me know where I'm going wrong?

    Breakfast
    42g allbran
    milk (from A 350ml)
    2 Bananas on top

    Snack
    Apple
    Kellogs fibre plus bar (B)

    Lunch
    Left over chicken casserole (chicken breast, carrots, onions, broccoli and stock)
    Wholemeal pitta (7.5 syns)
    small handfull grapes

    Snack
    0% fat greek yougurt (freefood)
    Blueberries

    Dinner
    Homemade lean beef burgers (2)
    Salad, onions, cucumber etc
    Crusty wholemeal role (B)
    0% fat greek yougurt (freefood)
    Blueberries

    Snack
    grapes

    It's all healthy stuff and it's stopped me reaching for the chocolate, however, I still feel like 1800 cals plus is excessive and not enough to cause a deficit on the days I don't exercise.

    Any advice would be gratefully received!

    Thank you
     
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  3. ronniejacobs

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    hi have had a look and its ok except you have had 3 b options and 1 a option hon
     
  4. LittleAngelcakes

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    Awww thanks for looking. Do you mean the fibre bar, roll and pitta? I thought I could have the pitta as a syn? Do you not think the calories are too excessive?
     
  5. LittleAngelcakes

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    Awww. thanks for taking a look. Do you mean the fibre bar, crusty roll and wholemeal pitta? I thought I was allowed the pitta as a Synn value? Do you not think the calorie consumption is excessive though?
     
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    Yeah 3 B and 1 A (second is optional), might have to syn the cereal!

    Looks good to me OP, as long as you're eating only when hungry and not for the sake of it then it's all good! X
     
  7. WelshJojo

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    Ditto previous poster re healthy extras! Try not to get hung up on calories! SW works, and there are enough people on here with results to prove it! Just trust the plan and go with it for a few weeks! They offer a 4-week money back guarantee which should emphasise their confidence in the plan :)

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    "She's had 2 B and 1 A (second is optional)."
    No, Ronnie is right - there's 42g of Allbran listed for breakfast but not counted?
     
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    I realised after woodmouse and edited to say she'd need to syn cereal! X
     
  10. LittleAngelcakes

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    Thank you ever so much for your advice x
     
  11. mcv

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    When i first started SW i joined with a friend. I followed the plan and i thought too that id eaten so much that there was no way id loose any weight.
    I kept phoning my friend and saying this is never going to work:confused::confused:
    To my total suprise i lost 5lb.
    I dont have scales at home and very often i think to myself ive eaten far too much and ive not lost this week but if i stick to the plan i always do.
    Its just drummed into us that to loose weight you have to eat much less but with SW its just not the case.:)
     
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    hey , it all looks good except the 3 bs . SW , particularly red and green days , does not work by counting calories , it works by not combining certain foods , so stop worrying about the calories :)
    The only thing I would say is bananas a grapes are siperfree foods , but not speed .... I know a lot of people who limit their intake of bananas and grapes , so it may be better to replace 1 banana with some berries ( strawb , rasp , blue etc ) or melon which are superspeed, as this may help to boost your losses a little :)
     
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    i am eating loads more! i seem more hungry now then before the diet! all i can think about it FOOD! but it seems to be working as i have lost weigh.. only a week in though..
     
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    If I'm honest I was eating the same amount for first few weeks and loosing only half pounds when I didn't do any exercise I just wasn't burning off anything I ate. I'd try really hard to start with exercise it really helped me get my losses moving. Looking at your diary example maybe I'd try switching the bananas for berries, grapes - speed foods. Also is the mince for your burgers lean or extra lean as only extra lean is free lean has to be synned. And as everyone else said 3 b's.
     
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    hiya all, well done for today. i also am new to this i joined on Tuesday.how you getting on?? is this right what im doing?

    breakfast i had,
    1 weetabix heb
    with Muller light yogurt free
    4 strawberry free
    6 grapes free


    then lunch i had,
    pasta twirls
    passata
    half tin chopped tomatoes
    sweetcorn
    peas
    peppers
    quorn sausages all free!

    a orange


    then dinner,
    chicken heb
    4 extra light laughing cow triangles hea
    2 table spoons yogurt free
    lettuce free
    carrot free
    cherry tomatoes x3 free


    please can someone help me and let me know im doing this right.
     
  16. WelshJojo

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    I presume you're following GREEN? If so it looks ok except for the fact you've not had any syns!!!

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    if it's green it looks fine!!!! and like welshtigger says....have your syns!!!! don't deprive yourself!!!! x
     
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    thank you for getting back to me welshtigger, nope no syns, all week i have only had 6 syns do i need to have syns?? i was told 10 a day roughly but didn't know it was a must.

    i have no idea how this site works either, lol thanks again
     
  20. WelshJojo

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    Yeah, in order for the plan to work you need to have a balance of free/superfree food, healthy extras and syns :) they recommend 5-15 a day so you should have a minimum of 5 a day!

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