With regard to the many questions as to muller light / fry light / mugshot / pasta'n'sauce / snak-a-jaks / cottage cheese / quote etc subs in France, at first I used to import them each time I went back to the UK, but eventually I stopped doing SW and changed to 5:2 with Primal.
I don't think I'd realised how much I depended on these items when I was doing SW until I got here. When I realised, I wasn't too pleased with myself & so made the change - just my experience, & not suggesting anyone else should do so.
If you read back through the thread, there are various suggestions for some substitutes, faiselle instead of cottage cheese was one I remember, and there are several suggestions for the yogurts. Quorn seems to be a no-go though!
Wooldy - I'm guessing that you brought the snack a jacks with you from the UK?
Not only am I going to be in France, but I'm also working on a boat where a chef cooks for the guests & crew! I am going to take some fry light and ask him to cook stuff in that (there's only 4 crew, one of which is my partner and the other is healthy anyway so this shouldn't be a problem) but sometimes it's going to be hard to avoid syns!
Breakfast, lunches & snacking will be fine - I can prepare things myself and there's always lots of fresh fruit and veg. Sometimes dinners will be fine but for when it's not I am going to cut out the carb where possible and have cauliflower rice/courgetti to try and at least make it more of an SP meal!
I might combine SW with the 5:2 diet - has anyone tried this?
I'm also going to start couch to 5k, at present I couldn't even run 2 minutes!! Anyone else got into exercise with little experience before hand?
Hi, yes frozen fruit is readily available in all supermarkets.
I did SW with 5:2 for a while, it's do-able, though I sort of got confused wth how to use Hex a & b on the fasting days, so ended up just counting calories on the 2 days, & following SW on the others! Anyway, it worked fine.
Eventually though I swapped to primal (trying to think how best to describe.... Essentially, low sugar / carb, but ok with fat, clean eating. Best described here: Primal Blueprint 101 | Mark's Daily Apple ). Big shock as it is fine to eat fat, which felt wrong, but to be honest, combined with excercise I lost more weight & look more toned than for years, so seems to work for me.
I get them and sometimes mix them with frozen raspberries - do you find them bitter too?
Angienofrills, I did the couch to 5k programme last year and loved it! I had done literally 0 exercise in years, it was challenging but doable and I got such a high from doing it! My gyneco made me stop when we found out I was expecting. I'm hoping to start again soon, once I've finished my réeducation!
I was doing SW too and I had quite good losses anyway but I did still continue to lose while doing it and yes I was able to run 30 minutes although I'm not sure if I covered 5k actually as I jogged rather than ran! Maybe if I'd have been able to continue I'd have gradually built up speed. I hope day 1 week 1 went well! Are you using the NHS podcasts? I found they were really good.
DaisyUK, I've never seen them before but my guess is if they're plain (no oil/cream etc added) that they'd be free.
I've got a fondue night tonight! Have lost 3lb since last weekend so really hope it doesn't all creep back on after tonight! Will be super good daytime today and tomorrow and then the new week is starting!
Made a big pot of speed soup to dig into lunchtimes. Also very happy to have found the round slices are bacon which look practically fat free!