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  1. Hannah84

    Hannah84 Member

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    My name is Hannah and I am about to start slimming world, so I am doing it online and I have the iphone app which is great, I am ready to start its a little daunting as I have a lot to lose, (150lbs) arrrggh, but I am very determined.
    I just have a few questions I would like to ask if thats ok?
    What is the difference between free and superfree?
    What is the average loss per week?
    And how much exercise does everyone do per week as I want to start at a gym but I am a little nervous because I am so big.
    And what is everyones experiances of this plan is it easy to stick to, can you eat as much as they say you can and still lose weight and do you have any good tips?
    Anyway sorry about the rambling post.
    Hannah
     
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    Hi Hannah,
    I am also fairly new to the diet so cant answer your questions but wanted to say hi and good luck on the plan. :)
     
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    gl12282 Plodding on.......

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    Hi hannah,

    Have a look around the site - there are plenty of 'tips for success' threads with loads of advice.

    However to answer your questions briefly:

    Superfree and free - superfree is fruit and vegetables (except potatoes, parsnips, sweet potato, peas and sweetcorn) - 1/3 of your plate should be superfree
    Free (on extra easy) is lean meat and fish, rice, pasta, potatoes, peas and sweetcorn. 2/3 of your plate (or thereabouts) will be free food. It's free but you are recommended to eat as much as you need to be full not necessarily as much as you want. However you will find that you can eat quite a lot :)

    Average loss per week - generally 1-2 lb per week but some lose more and some lose less. I lost quite quickly early on. Now that I have settled into the plan, still losing generally 1-2 lbs per week but a bit more variable.

    Exercise - is good. Will help losses and make you feel better however not essential. I do some exercise but not as much as I would like to. I lost well even before starting exercise.

    Plan - generally 'easy' to stick to. I have my days where I just want to eat what I did before and feel a bit deprived but on the whole I would encourage you to eat the food that you like that is on the plan, then you won't feel deprived. You really can eat quite a lot and still lose - people at work are amazed at what I eat and still lose. I would really encourage you to eat lots of superfree though.

    Tips - drink plenty of water/no sugar squash (2-3litres per day)
    Eat plenty of the stuff that is on plan
    Enjoy your food - this is a way of life not a diet. If you have any chance of seeing it through to the end AND then maintaining your loss you will have to change your eating habits for good. If you see this as a 'diet' that you will come off when you finish you are more likely to fall off the plan
    Choose the plan that you like best, not the one that you think gives the quickest results. The plan that will work best in the long run is that one that you can stick to.
    Don't rush it - you will probably lose more quickly at the beginning but you WILL have weeks of slower losses for whatever reason (* week or just 'because') - try not to get too despondent about that, if you continue to stick to the plan you WILL see the results.

    Good luck.

    Gail x
     
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