How do you not feel deprived?

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  1. Sylver

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    It's only early days for me on the Extra Easy plan (I picked it for the title, don't have a clue how the red/green thing works) but already I'm feeling totally deprived and like I'm being punished!

    I don't have a class I can go to so joined online and totally confused about what I can and can't eat (I thought when I joined I'd get sent books, etc but I was wrong so having to make do with about 30 A4 sheets I printed off, which is hard to follow)

    My food diary for yesterday was:
    Breakfast: 2 weetabix & milk (a&b choice)
    Snack: banana
    Lunch: apple (had brough packet soup but discovered it was gizillions of syns so didn't have any)
    Dinner: Turnip, carrot, 2 x breaded chicken breast (14 syns)baked beans

    I usually have a cereal bar for snack at work but threw them all out as if I have the weetabix, then I can't have another B option item that day. I don't like fruit & it doesn't agree with my tummy so finding that pretty hard to swallow (pun intended!):rolleyes:

    Had eggs this morning instead of the weetabix for breakfast so I think that means I'm allowed 2 slices of bread as my b option today, it's all really confusing!

    I don't know if I'm organised enough to stick this out, gonna be up all night cooking things for tomorrows lunch and tossing pages in the air trying to make sense of it all!
     
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  3. kingleds

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    You need use your syns better to stop deprivation. You're ausing syns on things you shouldn't need to. Why have 14syns if breaded chicken when you can have grilled chicken for free? There are hundreds of things you can eat for free!!

    You also didn't eat enough that day. You could have gone a grabbed a salad or something instead of just eating a apple for lunch.

    Why don't you get a magazine & follow a 7 day recipe in it whilst you try & get to grips with it? As for spending all night cooking you can batch cook stuff so you don't need to do this, and if you can be efficient you can make dinner in the evening & when its bubbling away prepare lunch & brekkie for the next day. I do all 3 in about 30 mins now.

    I'd really recommend you go to 1 class & get the books & have the introductry talk as well x
     
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    hi and welcome :D
    I agree with the previous post about better use of syns, but my biggest tip is planning. I find i succed better the weeks I have planned my meals and shopped accordingly.
    I also do on line so have the same pages and do find them quite helpful. i also get a lot of help of here, syn values meal, ideas etc.:D
    try reading some of the diaries and seeing what people have etc ( I have a diary as it keeps me on track i think)
    Technically you should never feel deprived cos there is a way to have most things you fancy if you make the right choices.
    You can buy the books from the online book shop if you want them.
    I am by no means an expert but the plan does work and if i can be of help just shout up, there is always someone on here who can help

    Good luck xxx
     
  5. nicholahall

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    I agree too. Plan your meals using free food first. Then if you need HE and syns come last. I use my syns for things like gravy, dressings and then treats.

    The idea about getting the magazine is great or the thread on here about what people are eating

    Today my meals are

    Breakfast - bacon, weight watcher sausage, fried egg and toast. (2 syns and HEB)
    Lunch - mushroom risotto. Free or Hea if you add Parmesan
    Dinner - pork steak, potato wedges, broccoli, carrots peas


    All filling and only 2 sins used

    Good luck xxx
     
  6. JackieN

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    Hiya
    I am going to reply in another colour within your message so I don't forget what I was going to say :)


    I just ensure I have a kitchen full of sw friendly stuff. Just need to sit and work out a list. ie I buy tesco value cottage cheese and eggs and make an sw quiche

    1 tub tesco value cottage cheese
    3 eggs
    chopped onion, bacon, anythng you want in it(i do these in frylight first
    mix together, i then slice a tomato on top and cook for around 25 mins on 200. syn free quiche, even yummier cold



    hark at me waffling on, but a few ideas ? xxxxx
     
  7. Funky_Munky

    Funky_Munky Put the kettle on

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    Sylver, I would recommend getting hold of the books, by going to class for the first week only or looking to see what you can get from ebay. With that information you can see what you can have for free and use that as a basis of what to have. There is loads of choice of free foods and as others have said, if you base what you eat around these you wont go too far wrong.

    There is a sticky thread on here explaining the general basics of the plan, so have a look at that in the mean time, as well as other peoples diaries as well for ideas.

    Ill be honest, it does take a bit of getting used to eating the sw way for the first few days/weeks and it does mean gettinginto the habit of cooking more from scratch. BUT it is quick to get into the swing of things and once you do it is really straightforwards.

    Ps I eat hardly any fruit as it doesnt agree with me. You dont need to eat anything you dont want to on this.
     
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    agree with all above posts, I must say I have never felt deprived on SW, however looking at your food dairy for that day I know why you're feeling deprived.

    as mentioned before base your meals on free and superfree foods, there's loads of clever ideas on here on how to make the same as you would normally have but better and SW friendly,

    it does take a while to get to grips with the plan but once you do you'll wonder what the fuss was about!

    if you like soup you can make some amazing superfree superspeed soups quickly at home then take it to work to heat up

    basically your plan is.....

    as much free and superfree as you need
    1 hex a and 1 hex b a day
    and 5-15 syns a day

    I can make a 3 egg omelette and 1/2 tin of tomatoes in around 5 mins in the morning, before a 7am start at work, much more filling for me than cereal then I still have both my hex a and b to use.

    keep a food diary on here then people can see what you're doing and what they can suggest to make things more SW friendly

    can I ask what your 'dieting history' is? have you been on weight loss plans before or is this the first time,

    I only ask because some people find the switch from WW to SW difficult and sometimes its helpful to erase the previous knowledge if you know what I mean,

    good luck, I have no doubt you'll get it soon, and we're all here to help :) xx
     
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    I never feel deprived either,but I do put a lot of effort into evening meals. Tonights a special celebration of Mr working most nights for last two months solid. So I've spent today making everything from scratch ..

    Beef madras

    Boiled rice

    Sw veg pakoras

    Onion bhaghi.

    Yogurt dip with cucumber coriander and mint.

    Lime jelly

    Only syns are jelly x
     
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    Try and think about what you can have not what you can't. Fill up on the things you can and if there are things you still want/crave then allocate your syns for them and or make slimming world versions of them.
    I have and do feel deprived at times more so since getting to target strangely but at the end of the day it is worth making good choices to get the results on the scales you want :)
     
  11. vickidyers

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    All of the advice is perfect!! I was just add check out some of the diarys on here. I only do red/green days (so I get an extra HEXB - I need bread!) so mine wont be ideal for you, but there is loads of EE diarys x
     
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    I suggest you buy a starter pack from ebay lihttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SLIMMING-WORLD-STARTER-PACK-FOOD-OPTIMISING-BOOK-/300605388404?pt=UK_Health_Beauty_Dieting_Slimming_ET&hash=item45fd7a3674ke this one it will help you out no end even more so than online membership :)
     
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    Here's our syn free curry fest! It was yummy. Lime jelly later

    Beef madras
    Onion bhargi
    Veg pakoras
    Boiled rice
    Yogurt cucumber mint coriander dip

    Effort but worth it x
     

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    This looks AMAZING!
     
  16. Honeyoc

    Honeyoc Is a crunchy mama!

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    OMG deprived on extra easy?! IMPOSSIBLE!! Here's a link to my food diary, you'll see that I eat a variety of hearty food and don't compromise on taste http://www.minimins.com/slimming-wo...ne-pregnancy-breastfeeding-food-diary-48.html
    If you're feeling deprived on EE you're either doing something wrong or your previous diet consisted solely of chocolate, white bread and fat! EE is literally normal everyday food without as much oil/flour/pastry.
     
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    I've just sat and put recipes and links on recipe forum here Under curry fest!

    Thought everyone may as well enjoy as it get lost here

    You can message me if stuck x

    Happy cooking xx
     
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    I second everything that has been said here. I follow the plan at home. I never feel deprived, with SW if you are felling deprived you are not utilising the free foods to their full potential. I make sure I feel satisfied by making better choices within my meals so I have syns available for chocolate/crisps as well as salad cream, gravy etc. Most of my meals will only have around 3 syns max spent on them and usually much less.
    Syns are like money, its your choice what to spend it on but somethings you buy are nicer than others! ;)
     
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    If you want the books, you can buy them from the Slimming World online shop as you're an online member :) Much cheaper than ebay!

    I bought the SW magazine to help me out in my first week of SW - the meal planner gives you some really good ideas and helps you figure out what you can and can't eat.
     
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    I've been overweight forever, have done Weightwatchers 2 or 3 times before, most recently about 5 years ago. Didn't like the class part of it, I found it more disheartening than encouraging.

    Thanks to everyone for all the replies, I'm getting the hang of it now I think. Weigh-in tomorrow so hopefully there'll be a result for my efforts.
     
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    hopefully you find slimming world group more motivating, I know for sure I do, always feel motivated to make a big pan of soup or a quiche when I get home.

    like I say some ex WW ers find it difficult to have the freedom and getting used to free and superfree food rather than having to point almost everythign.

    good luck got WI tomorrow, we'll be waiting to see your result xx
     
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