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Extra easy-snacking

#1
Hi Ladies
I'm new to this board, but not to slimming world... i've been attending class since september 2007 and have lost 6.5 stones(not this week though!LOL ) :break_diet:
We have been given the extra easy plan today and it sounds brilliant .. too good to be true really but I trust it to work as I know it will have been tried and tested well before release. What i'm not entirely sure about though is snacks ... am I free to snack on any free food from the red or green days, for example can i snack on ham in the morning and then baked beans or sweetcorn in the afternoon if you see what I mean ? Everyone seems to be talking about having both red and gree together but at meal times .
Ive forgotton this weeks password too for the website so would be grateful if anyone could give me that
thanks for any advice
Kerry
 
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lwtblb

Silver Member
S: 11st0lb C: 9st3lb G: 9st7lb Loss: 1st11lb(16.23%)
#4
Hi Ladies
I'm new to this board, but not to slimming world... i've been attending class since september 2007 and have lost 6.5 stones(not this week though!LOL ) :break_diet:
We have been given the extra easy plan today and it sounds brilliant .. too good to be true really but I trust it to work as I know it will have been tried and tested well before release. What i'm not entirely sure about though is snacks ... am I free to snack on any free food from the red or green days, for example can i snack on ham in the morning and then baked beans or sweetcorn in the afternoon if you see what I mean ? Everyone seems to be talking about having both red and gree together but at meal times .
Ive forgotton this weeks password too for the website so would be grateful if anyone could give me that
thanks for any advice
Kerry
Yes, I was wondering about this myself. Whilst I am sure it will work just fine....having followed SW on & off for the last 15/16 yrs !!There seems to be a lot of unanswered questions regarding this new plan!!
 
#5
Thanks ladies
sorry about the password thing, didnt realise. What I really wanted to know though is more about the snacking on extra easy? Is there anyone who knows if you can snack on red/ green foods or do they have to be as part of your meal?
xx
 

SpaceAngel

I ate my willpower!
S: 21st6.0lb C: 21st6.0lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#8
I would imagine that you can eat free food as snacks. I think they would prefer you to eat free food rather than syns as snacks. Although, I find that now I am eating red and green together, I dont need to eat snacks. But I know everyone is different!
 
S: 19st13lb C: 15st9lb G: 12st0lb Loss: 4st4lb(21.51%)
#9
Basically, extra easy means -
eat free whatever you like from the lists in the new book- no weighing, then have just 1 A and 1 B(not 2 from each like we used to)
and whatever we have extra is to be counted as syns but if that item is 3 syns on red day and 2 on green day-you only count it as the lower syn
I asked my consultant if i could have...
BREAKFAST=2 eggs,bacon and tinned tomatoes and 2 (500g) bread
LUNCH= jacket tate, beans and cheese (COUNT THE CHEESE AS SYN)
TEA= whole bag of boil in bag rice and homemade chicken and veg curry, mullerlight.
WAS THIS OK ....YES SHE SAID !!!
as long as we remember to stick 100% to the lists in the new book it will work
so if you want chocolate snacking between meals then you have to syn it ...sounds too good to be true if you ask me !!
 

lwtblb

Silver Member
S: 11st0lb C: 9st3lb G: 9st7lb Loss: 1st11lb(16.23%)
#10
Basically, extra easy means -
eat free whatever you like from the lists in the new book- no weighing, then have just 1 A and 1 B(not 2 from each like we used to)
and whatever we have extra is to be counted as syns but if that item is 3 syns on red day and 2 on green day-you only count it as the lower syn
I asked my consultant if i could have...
BREAKFAST=2 eggs,bacon and tinned tomatoes and 2 (500g) bread
LUNCH= jacket tate, beans and cheese (COUNT THE CHEESE AS SYN)
TEA= whole bag of boil in bag rice and homemade chicken and veg curry, mullerlight.
WAS THIS OK ....YES SHE SAID !!!
as long as we remember to stick 100% to the lists in the new book it will work
so if you want chocolate snacking between meals then you have to syn it ...sounds too good to be true if you ask me !!
So what about the superfree bit if you are just having a snack?
 
S: 27st3lb C: 25st9lb BMI: 54.6 Loss: 1st8lb(5.77%)
#11
I don't go to meetings so don't know about extra easy other than what was in the mag, there didn't seem to be red/green free snacks built in as far as I could see... tbh it looks a lot like ww core except milk is free on theirs and limited on SW and you get 2tsp of healthy oil a day on core but it would be a B choice on SW...

Heh, I think you'd be pushing it a bit having the three big meals a day and then 'snacking' on the 'free' food aswell, I would have expected they'd limit snacks to superfree things like fruit and veg and the stuff that's free on either plan - yoghurt, quark etc. It would seem more sensible that way?
 
S: 15st11lb C: 15st4lb G: 11st11lb BMI: 39.1 Loss: 0st7lb(3.17%)
#13
i asked is it only the free food on the list in new book and its any free food that is on red or green days that are marked as free.
 
S: 11st6lb C: 11st1lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 26.6 Loss: 0st5lb(3.13%)
#14
i have my extra easy book in front of me and it says...

"free foods! anytime, anywhere...
On these pages is a list of all the foods you can enjoy FREELY. No need to think about what else youre eating on a particular day or at a particular meal - just tuck in anytime, anywhere!"

so in answer to the question you can snack on meat, potatoes, pasta etc.etc. doesnt have to be super free go for it
 
S: 11st6lb C: 11st1lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 26.6 Loss: 0st5lb(3.13%)
#16
hahaha it is worth pointing out hwoever that extra easy is designed more for new starters as a way of easing people into the plan and that if red and green days work for you you should try to continue with that, or so ive been told
 
#17
Thanks ladies
I know it may seem unesseccary to snack on meat/ pasta etc when you are allowed such big meals on this plan , but sometimes, I dont have time to eat a proper meal as such so will just snack, still can't believe it, as some one else said seems too good to be true, but i am going to give it a full week(including snacking on red/green free foods) will let you know how i get on next tuesday! xx
 
S: 11st6lb C: 11st1lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 26.6 Loss: 0st5lb(3.13%)
#18
but thats the whole point of sw, you CAN snack. dont deprive yourself of anything!
 
#19
HI Abigail
interesting that you was told it was more for new members to make it easy for them to start with, as in our class we were told that the new members would be introduced to it slowly after a couple of weeks or so.
 
#20
I guess there isnt a problem with snacking on pasta & rice if you are allowed as long as you only eat when your hungry and stop when your full its better to snack on something that will fill you up and has a nutrional benefit than to munch a choccie bar and be starving five minutes later but I cant get my head around them saying you can just eat food which I would use for a meal as a snack its baffling me.. will give it a go though cant knock it till ive tried it properly !
 


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