Gain at start on slimming world???

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  1. malone1

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    Help - did anybody else gain in the first week despite sticking rigidly to plan???
     
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  3. Lope179

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    Last time I did SW I only lost 0.5lb first week, then 3.5lbs second week. I was always told that due to fluctuations in water levels the figure is only really a true reflection over the course of a month. Double check everything you're eating/drinking to make sure you're not going wrong, and then stick with it and it'll probably all come off next week. Good luck x
     
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    Some people do and for a variety of reasons - time of the month, medications, coming from a very restrictive diet to SW, thinking they are following the plan but making mistakes.

    Are you asking because it has happened to you? if so the best thing to do is post your food diary so we can take a look at it and give you some advice.

    Take care
     
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    Hiya,

    Don't lose heart - the same happened to my other half (we joined together). The plan does work and you'll soon start to lose.

    Some things that might be worth checking...

    - Are you eating enough? Sounds odd to encourage loads of munching, but filling up on those super- free foods works wonders.
    - Are you counting all of your syns?
    -Are you measuring your healthy extras?

    If you've done a food diary, your consultant will pick up on anything that could be tweaked.

    Stick with it! :)
     
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  6. letsgetlosing

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    Make sure you are eating enough and just wait for week 2- it will be great for you im sure!
     
  7. malone1

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    Thanks

    Thanks so much for the replies and encouragement. Yes it has happened to me - did in the past too and made me give up straightaway then. Would really like to succeed this time as have seen this work for some many inc. all of you on here!! Typical day - Green
    B - Fruit with WW lf yoghurt#
    L - Mashed potatoes and veg
    D - pkt Pasta in sauce
    Snacks - 2 ww Yoghurts, Banana,Coffee with milk from allowance. Trying to stay away from bread/treats completely for now anyway.
     
  8. ginlin

    ginlin Better to Drink your Syns

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    I sts the first week, and lost 1.5 lbs the second, but I had switched from following WW to SW to I think that explained why.
     
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    First thing I would say is where are your HEs - your milk can be your HEa (did you measure it?) but you have no HEbs and on green you should be having 2. It doesn't have to be bread - there are loads of things to choose from.

    Secondly - where are you syns? You need to have at least 5 a day and preferably aim for around 10. Doesn't have to be treats it can be additions to your meals like pesto, may, curry paste, butter, oil etc.

    You are not following the plan properly without these two things. And you don't do yourself any favours by missing them out.

    Then I would say you are not eating much proper food!

    Breakfast - a yoghurt (which one?) and fruit wouldn't keep me filled up until lunch time.

    Lunch - mashed potato (homemade or shop bought?) and veggies. What about adding someone protein to your meal? There's no substance to this meal.

    Dinner - Pasta and sauce - not a great choice. you would be better making your own pasta dish and having loads of veg in it like a lasagne or pasta bake, spag bol or carbonara.

    If you don't mind me saying your menu is just bland - lacking in flavours, variety and interest. You're just eating stodge. You need variety and some real foods if you are to follow the plan for the long-term.

    So basically you need to eat more, use your healthy extras, have more vegetables, use your syns and have lots of variety.

    I'm sure you'll see the weight coming off if you follow the plan properly. :)

    PS why not take a look at the food diary section to see what other people are eating.
     
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    I agree completely!

    The more variety you can add, the less likely you are to get fed up and chuck the towel in.

    If you're not having veggies at other meals, might be worth replacing the PnS with some home made pasta sauces and pasta which you can bulk out with superfree foods. Try looking at some pasta sauce recipes - you can pack a whole load of different veggies in there (I use celery, onions, leeks, tinned toms, garlic and whatever herbs I fancy at the time) so even if you're not keen, you can't really taste them.

    You can refrigerate or freeze it and then just need to cook pasta and stir through sauce whenever you fancy it.

    The bestest advice I've been given is to stay for image therapy at group. I can't even begin to tell you what a huge difference it makes - it would be my top tip.

    You can do it, just don't give up! :p
     
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    LittleFlutterby Fluffy lil flutterby :)

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    ^^^^^^^^ this

    i didnt want to just like your post circes- i wanted to quote it because it was more or less what i was going to say lol

    hope this next week goes better malone1 :)
     
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    I had a small loss at the start of my journey and my consultant put it down to not eating enough, especially super free foods. I am trying to work on it but i find that I am struggling to eat it all!
     
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    I put on 2lbs my first week! Mainly due to using up food. I then lost 8 lbs the second week which was more like it.

    I have only been going a few weeks but I have bigger losses when I eat mire and when I have at least 5 syns a day :)

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    Hi Malone1
    here are some ideas what you could do with your 'typical day' to make it even better: (I'm going to assume you're a veggie until told otherwise... :p)

    Typical day - Green
    B - Fruit with WW lf yoghurt
    L - 'Sensible portion' of Mashed potatoes and veg and a quorn 'roast style' fillet 0.5 syn for 140g pack
    D - pkt Pasta in sauce, with cooked veg mixed in at the end, topped with 42g low fat cheese as your second HEA
    Snacks - 1 ww Yoghurts, Banana,Coffee with milk from allowance. 1 x Ryvita Pumpkin Seeds & Oats Crispbread 2.5 syns topped with one The Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles, Extra Light, 17.5g triangle 1 syn
    2xHEB- portion of dried fruit eg 71g semi-dried ready to eat apricots and portion of sunflower seeds (2dsp)

    Trying to stay away from bread/treats completely for now anyway.

    So- I've suggested some ways you can get in your Healthy extra B choices, your unused HEA and some ways to use you syns which aren't on 'bad' things.. although you could easily have up to 15syns a day.

    Please don't deprive yourself of the healthy extras and your syns. They are there so you get all the nutrients/fibre etc you need and don't leave you feeling deprived so this is a change you can make and stick to!

    Obviously my suggestions are made based on my own imagination.. I don't know you or what food you like, or if you even are a vegetarian! But have a good look through your books and online here or at the SW website (which you get free access to if you are a class memeber) and figure out ways to use your healthy extras, use a few syns and get even more fruit and veggies into that menu!

    ps my idea of a 'sensible' portion is one, maybe two, potatoes worth of mash per person. It's very easy to mash up 3 or 4 potatoes and eat them, but you wouldn't eat 3-4 jacket potatoes! :p
     
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    Blondee Would love a cream bun!!

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    Can I just add that I recently changed sw groups & the new consultant told me that if you gain in your first four weeks - dont know if it has to be every week for four weeks - then you get your money back!! So ask about that when you're next weighed hun. Apparently it happens a lot because really you're still getting to grips with it!! Good luck & don't get disheartened xxx :)

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  16. MadameLaMinx

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    My consultant tells us that she gained a pound on her first week. Shes lost 2 1/2 stone and been a consultant for 2 years. I didnt, but as I help weigh I see lots of people that DO, and are gutted - but the advice above is great, and you shouldnt worry too much about it, just concentrate on following the plan properly and the rest will fall into place.
     
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    ditto everything said above.

    imo you aren't eating enough, and missing your hexs,

    stick with it and you'll soon see results xx
     
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    Im in my first week now and Im worried Im going to be putting on rather than losing. I seem to be eating a lot even if it is free food. I am greedy though and always feel like I have to clear the plate :/
     
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    If it's free food, it's impossible to eat too much of it - fill up on that, add to it your HEXs and some syns and you'll certainly be seeing good losses even if not in your first week! Good luck with your first weigh-in!
     
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    It's absolutely possible to eat too much free food! At the end of the day losing weight is about calories in versus calories out and even free foods, if eaten to excess, have the potential to affect your losses. SW is about eating until you are full not just eating for the sake of it because they are free foods. Mullerlight yoghurts are free but are 100 calories each. There was a person eating 10 a day and wondering why they were not losing even though they were following the plan 100%. But that is 1000 calories a day just in snacks!
     
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    OK take your point, oops sorry. I meant that you tend to feel stuffed way before you eat too many especially if it's superfree and you're eating that in preference to other things. And your body tends to work better with unprocessed foods. But you're right, I didn't make that clear one little bit, and it's certainly not impossible to eat beyond the overstuffed point ... Brain not in gear...:(
     
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