It is an extra strict weekly plan that can be used at the discretion of consultants and under their guidance if a member has reached a plateau for an extended period of time and all other remedies have failed. I've been a member for 10 years and it's never been used in my group. It's not a magic pill to lose weight quickly, and to be honest I'm a bit concerned the plan is being freely shared.
Circes, I TOTALLY agree with what you're saying, and wouldn't like to see details shared freely, for fear of abuse, but I just wanted to let you know that my C suggested FF to me in a private conversation, out with the ears of our group, as I'd plateued for a year. So there could well have been a fellow member or two in your own group who have been given it, without it being openly discussed x
I have just done two days but I'm going back to normal SW! It's the same *whispers* calorie wise as what I normally eat, also I think I was doing it for the wrong reasons..permission to spank me granted..
As someone who has done FF, and passed it on to others, I think it's important that people understand that it's not a life-threatening, unhealthy plan that will make you seriously ill if you do it without your consultant recommending it.
It's simply the SW plan, but with portion control and a healthy limit on snacking. It's three meals a day, plus snacks, and includes things like lots of bread, ready meals, veg, fruit and salad.
It's a lot less food than a lot of people are used to, and if you still have a lot of weight to lose, it is probably too restrictive and not neccesary. But if you're plateauing with not much weight less to lose, it's a great way to kick start your body into losing sensibly again.
Just to make a point, there was a guy at our class who still has about 5 stone to lose, but he was scared of putting weight back on so had stopped eating properly and as a result had stopped losing weight... The consultant put him on FF for a week and he said he really struggled to eat all the food on the plan as it was a lot for him (he was 25st when he started!) to eat. He lost 3lb that week, but my point is that it was way more than he usually ate - the Fast Forward plan is not a lettuce leaf and a glass of water, and if you feel you need a boost, your consultant will give you the plan to follow....
Good luck everyone, the SW tools are there for a reason!!
I have also done FF...its strict in the fact that it isnt adaptable to going out for a pub meal etc as the normal plan is. When I first did it, I was told that it would be better to stay away from anything sociable for the week!! Lol....I didnt struggle with it, but any more than 2 weeks (which you shouldnt do anyway) would be sheer agony!
It is given as a last resort by your Consultant, when you have tried all the other options available to you. The first week should see a really good loss, the second (if you manage to do 2 weeks) gives a little bit less of a loss. However, I have done FF twice now and can say that going back on plan 100% afterwards gave me a gain.