Green Day Vs Red Day!

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  1. Rogue

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    Hi All

    I was wondering whether people found they lost more having red/original or green days or alternatinating throughout the week!


    I seem to be more successful when I have mostly red/original days so I tend to use the green days for when I'm craving carbs or feel like I'm going to have a 'hungry' day! Then a baked potato & Baked Beans is also involved!


    How else do people decide which day they will be on?


    Also, I find that having a red/original day - the day before and the day of weigh-in definitely helps!!
     
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  3. mod-karen79

    mod-karen79 rainbows holiday buddy :)

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    green all the time for me as i'm a vegetarian.
     
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    red all the way for me x
     
  5. Rogue

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    Thanks - In my group there are quite a few people who solely eat from the green plan and have great losses too - so it must different for everyone!

    I aim to try an all green week soon and see how I get on - although I'm a bit nervous about the thought of it!
     
  6. nannydi

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    i tend to do best on red/original days, i love meat and can have loads, i love pasta too but no matter what i have on a green day i still don't tend to be full so i stick mainly to red!
     
  7. mod-karen79

    mod-karen79 rainbows holiday buddy :)

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    why are you worried?
     
  8. Rogue

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    I'm a bit worried 'cause I also seem to feel so full when I follow the green plan.

    One of the reasons why I choose SW rather than any other plan is that I love food & eating and I graze constantly throughout the day - which on the green plan is munching on cold new potatoes all day!

    Even though I know SW works - I still can't really understand how I eat so much and so often and have been so sucessful!

    I'd like to get my next award (3 and 1/2 stone) and then I think I'll try an all green week - watch this space!
     
  9. mod-karen79

    mod-karen79 rainbows holiday buddy :)

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    green days have a lot more fiberous and filling foods, which is why you feel so full on them.

    the science bit behind the diet is explained on their website - it all makes sense ;)
     
  10. zenabob2105

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    I do only green too, as Veggie.......


    this is what slimming world site says:

    The energy density of a food can be summed up as the amount of calories given off by a specific weight of food. Proteins and complex carbohydrates give off less than half the calories supplied by fats. This, combined with their great satiating properties, produce a synergistic effect that makes make proteins and complex carbohydrates amazing beneficial to a slimmer.



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    I do 2-3 green days following weigh in then red, I didn't have the same weight loss in the past when I did mostly green:)
     
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    Im a green day - I have sum meat a HE but mainly green - have the odd red day.. actually may have 1 tomm now...

    xx
     
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    I prefer Green days definately, and find i lost more on those when i did SW before.

    This time I did red for a week because I was told you lose more on red, but i only lost 1lb - did green the following week and lost 3lb.
     
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    I only do green days because I never know what to have with the meat on red days :sigh:
     
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    I'm a green girl! But I do try and do 2 red days before weigh in and usually do green on the day I weigh because I always have Batchelor's Pasta & Sauce for dinner as I don't get home til late!
     
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    I always worry about what to snack on at end up eating tons of crab sticks that make me feel ill.... I do prefer red days, but I think I need to be a bit more adventurous with snacks and stuff.
     
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    I am exactly the same. I tried red days but I was too hungry on them as I don't like a lot of meat and my losses were crap on them. I only do greens now unless I have an event like a bbq where I will eat loads of meat
     
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    I do find the green days better for making me feel full.

    I have found my weight loss quite slow though considering the amount I have to lose.

    I seem to have come to a standstill for the last few days.
     
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    Don't put pressure on yourself to do a whole week hun, why not just try a few days?
     
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    Thanks Louise24 - I am still enjoying having mostly red days so I may decide to have a mostly green week and see how I get on first.

    Thinking about it today - I think I seem to have more success with mostly red weeks since when I'm on green, I snack more on food that's free on green (pasta, potatatoes, cous cous) and when I'm on red, I snack more on super free food like yoghurts and fruit! My favourite free yogurt at the mo is Weight Watchers Thick & Fruity Prune Yogurt!
     
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    Are you weighing yourself everyday? If you are don't take any notice if the scales aren't moving cus you will fluctuate loads throughout the week. Stick to the weekly WI. Try a whole week of greens now rather than waiting as they may be best for you
     
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