How does it work???

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  1. ClaireLR

    ClaireLR Full Member

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    Can anyone explain to me how this diet works??

    I mean I know what you can and can't eat but I just don't get how you can eat unlimited pasta/rice etc and loose weight?

    Sorry I know this question has probably been asked before, and I'm not trying to be negative or anything, it's just that I can't understand it, normally you can understand why a diet works, i.e. restricted calories but your not restricting your calories on this so I don't understand :confused::confused:

    Also, I was wondering how much everyone eats? I mean I know it says you can eat as much free food as you want but surely if Im eating say a kilo of pasta a day (not that you would but you see where I'm coming from) then would I still lose weight? It just doesn't seem real, it's like there's to much to eat if that makes sense when you take into account the Hex as well!
     
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    I don't think you would eat a lot though. I think because you can, you naturally limit yourself. For instance if I eat a packet of pasta n sauce I'm stuffed at the end of it and couldn't eat anymore even though I am allowed to eat as many packets as i like. Tbh I don't really know the answer but because you're not restricting yourself you're not constantly thinking of the next meal maybe?

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    Most of the free food is so filling that you just CAN'T eat too much of it. Also there are restrictions on the mix of carbs and proteins so it is worked out on how your body best digest stuff and what kicks your metabolism into touch.






    I think!
     
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    Never thought about either of those to be honest!
     
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    Best not to think about it at all really. It works, you won't be hungry. That's all I worried about! Does make you think though
     
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    Yeah it's just baffled me to be honest - I've done WW and Cambridge in the past, you can easily see why you lose weight on those whereas this ones not so obvious. Sometimes it's nice to know how it works and not just that it does.
     
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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Whilst the nutritional aspect of slimming is vital to any slimming plan, the psychological aspect is equally important for long-term success. Slimming World was the first slimming club in the UK to consider the practical and psychological needs of slimmers, and understands how important psychology is in providing a practical solution to the problems of being overweight.[/FONT]​

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Slimming World's stroke of genius is its concept of Free Food, formulated specifically to avoid feelings of deprivation and the need to rebel. We know that it’s no good telling people they can eat as many carrots (raw or cooked) as they want or that they can eat salad (with fat-free dressing) until it’s coming out of their ears. It leaves us uninspired, hungry and doomed to yet another failure. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]With Food Optimising you eat until you're satisfied. You're actively encouraged to eat, as opposed to not eat. You're actively encouraged to pile your plate high with normal, everyday foods that will satisfy the heartiest appetite - eggs, meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, some cheese, pasta, pulses and grains. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Being given a list of unlimited Free Food may seem quite outrageous; it certainly doesn’t fit the stereotypical “diet”. Understandably, slimmers are quite often sceptical at first; having lived much of their lives in fear of ‘forbidden foods’. Discovering the vast range of unrestricted Free Food is wonderfully liberating.[/FONT]​

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fascinatingly, the answer is NO! An almost magical combination of elements come into play. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]You may remember that Free Foods are extremely high on satiety and satiation. This means your appetite is more than satisfied at the time of eating, so you’ll want to stop earlier – and you’ll even find you’re leaving food on your plate until you get used to serving yourself with less.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The duration of satisfaction until the next mealtime is much greater. This means you go to the next meal without any urgent feelings of hunger. That results in you wanting and needing even less food, in order to feel comfortably full. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The sub-conscious urge to rebel against so many negative messages around food – don’t, shouldn’t, mustn’t etc.- start to dissolve. Those internal battles that quite often we’re not even aware of, do more damage than many of us realise, diminishing our ability to feel in control and good about ourself. Now, you will feel much more at peace with yourself and with food. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The result, after only a few days, is that you will feel very much in control and your appetite, now greatly reduced through Food Optimising (no pills, no potions, no patches, no cling-film wraps required!) will inform you that you neither want nor need the same quantities of anything in the way you used to.[/FONT]​
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Always keep your faith in Free Food – it really is the stroke of genius that makes Food Optimising so incredibly effective.[/FONT]
     
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    Thanks for that RuthyJ - makes a lot of sense!
     
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    Hope so , should be made a sticky really.
    Ruthy xxx
     
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