Idiots Guide To Sucess Express

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  1. Edwin

    Edwin Silver Member

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    I know this has been done to death but I still don't get it!

    Could someone please explain sucess express to me in simple terms.

    I only do green days as I don't eat meat if this makes any difference.

    I need a good loss week otherwise I think I will give up......
     
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    sucess express is where you can have red and green options in the same meal. if you dont eat meat theres not much point in doing it. it works on the principle that superfree foods - the ones on the goldy yellow pages that are free on both days really boost weight loss.

    all you do to follow a sucess express day is fill your plate with 2/3 SUPERfree food and the remaining 1/3 with free food from a red or green day plan, therefore in priniciple you could have beef lasagne 1/3 and the rest veg and salad.

    you must follow it for the whole day, you cant chop and change.
    any snacks must be superfree - fruit, yogurt etc.
    you still have your healthy a's and b's
     
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    also you still have your syns but you must count the higher syn value. eg, if you were to have something that had a higher syn value on red than green you have to count the red syn value.
     
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    ginny27 ...I LOVE FRUIT!

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    I'm going to go and have a look in my book... :)

    Does the syn thing mean that the syns would come from a MEAL, and not from snacks... because the snacks are all Superfree yeah?
     
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    So if I were to have a stir fry.. i fill 2/3 of my plate with the stir fry vegetables.. carrot onion mushroom beansprouts etc

    then on the third remaining I could put egg noodles AND some chicken

    obviously not piled it has to be level yes?

    Is that right

    So a roast

    Chicken and dry roast pot 1/3rd the plate

    Vegetables 2/3 plate

    ????????Yes?????No???
     
  7. mod-karen79

    mod-karen79 rainbows holiday buddy :)

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    that's right emski - you've got it :D

    i only do green days and i do success express. it works for me as it limits the amount of carbs i can gorge on :D
     
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    Yay Im a blooming genius :D
     
  9. mod-karen79

    mod-karen79 rainbows holiday buddy :)

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    i was looking at a pretty big gain this week, but have done success express for 4 days and have reeled it back in to a STS or 0.5lb gain! PHEW!
     
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    ginny27 ...I LOVE FRUIT!

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    Woo, go Mod-Karen!

    p.s. Thankye Emsi... I have a better idea of it now.
     
  11. SpaceAngel

    SpaceAngel I ate my willpower!

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    Your HEX can be from green or red day HEX's too, if that makes sense!
     
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    ginny27 ...I LOVE FRUIT!

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    Oh, and i looked up in the book and you CAN eat your syns outside of meals :) yay!
     
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    ok.. now breakfast success express.. quorn sausages, scrambled egg, tomatoes 2/3 of plate.. bacon and beans 1/3 plate?

    I have had 2 weetabix HEb so can I have the above for lunch

    Just want to get it straight in my head
     
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    mod-karen79 rainbows holiday buddy :)

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    we should start a success express meals sticky, so people can get ideas what to eat. i tend to eat from about 6 meals.

    so far i've had:

    stir fry - veg (2/3) and noodles (1/3)
    'fry-up' - mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs, quorn sausages (2/3) baked beans (1/3)
    roast dinner - veg (2/3) roast potatoes (1/3)...plus quorn fillet, cranberry sauce, etc (sins)
    cheese and onion omelette (2/3) and SW chips (1/3)
    quorn chilli with melted cheese (2/3) with spicy potato wedges (1/3)
    lasagne with lots of quorn bolognaise sauce
     
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    I just have a mental block over this....

    So...

    2/3 plate = superfree foods (i.e those that are free on both days)

    1/3 plate = free food on either red or green (can have both red & green free foods on the same plate)

    HE = as normal

    Syns = as normal but must count highest value (if different on red or green)

    BUT -

    I often have tuna as HE on green - this is free on red so I don't have to count it as a HE?

    Snacks can be syns?

    As I don't eat meat is there any point?

    Sorry to be stupid. Can't help it.

    x
     
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    Don't worry, it's not just you! I can't get my head round it either!

    Am watching with interest!

    sx
     
  17. Edwin

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    Surely these meals are all pretty much free on green anyway? Do you just use it to portion control your carbs?
     
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    mod-karen79 rainbows holiday buddy :)

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    yes - i do it because i tend to overeat with pasta and potatoes. i could eat 500g of pasta!!! - that's a whole bag! so if i do success express i'm not consuming so many carbs/calories which makes my losses much better.

    success express is good for me as i can't just grab a pasta'n'sauce to snack on at 500 calories - i have to think about what i can have and make better choices.
     
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    MK does just green cos she is a veggie... so for myself who does both it would be

    the stir fry but would have chicken AND noodles
    Fry Up Beans AND bacon
    Roast Chicken AND roast potato
    Omlette Ham AND SW chips

    You get the picture.. obviously the portions will be a lot smaller but you fill up on the superfree foods.
     
  21. mod-karen79

    mod-karen79 rainbows holiday buddy :)

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    the good thing about it is you still get full up as you can still have a massive plate of food - just 2/3 of it superfree.
     
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    flipflop Just follow the plan

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    I'm going to try it as it seems more like normal eating, ie meat and carbs on the plate. I've always been confused by it, didnt know about the higher syns thing so will have to remember that. Still need to get my head round it I think, as in should I have a green day or should it be Success Express.
     
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