Need help re Food Optimising

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  1. dizzymissdee

    dizzymissdee Member

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    Hi All

    I have been to my first ever slimming world meeting tonight, and the very nice lady explained to us newbies about the food optimising plan.

    I have got my books but i am struggling to get my head around it.

    can someone simplify for me what i need to do each meal.

    so far i know i need to choose something from Healthy Options A and B per day, but do you eat the super free and free foods whenever you want to? or is it a set amount for breakfast lunch and dinner?

    E.G:-
    BREAKFAST Alpen Light Bar ( Healthy Extras B)
    350 ml Skimmed Milk (Healthy Extras A)

    LUNCH Scrambled egg (free food)
    baked beans in tomato sauce (free foods)
    satsuma (superfree foods)

    DINNER chicken (free foods)
    potatoes (free foods)
    carrots (superfree foods)


    does that seem like an ok food diary or have I got it wrong?

    Really really need help guys.

    T.I.A,
    Love
    Donna xx
     
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  3. Lisa123

    Lisa123 Silver Member

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    My understanding is that u can eat as much free and super free as u need in order to fill u up but ur plate needs to have one third superfree and two thirds free at each meal then u also have ur syns. Good luck with ur weight loss. Let us know if u need to know anything else. X
     
  4. ColJack

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    that looks ok.. mostly..
    more veriety of veg is always good.. maybe cabbage and leeks to go with those carrots etc.. the more superfree foods the better..

    it's 2 alpen light bars for a HeB..
    don't see any syns on that menu.. gravy with dinner maybe? an extra alpen light with lunch? a packet of quavers for only 5 syns etc..?

    make that scrambled egg into a fritata by adding some onions, peppers, mushrooms and anything else you might like to add to it.. ..

    if you're really strugling to get your head round it, try the 7 day menu from one of the mags..
     
  5. cherry-pie

    cherry-pie Trying again in 2012

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    Hi dizzy, welcome! Your planned day looked like a good start but you may need some more fruit and/or veg on there to get up to 1/3 superfree - so perhaps an apple or some other fruit to your brekkie (by the way you can have 2 alpen lights as your B choice so could have another later in the day) and maybe some mushrooms and tinned toms, or more fruit to your lunch. The key is to find things that you enjoy and create some meals that you can easily prepare and plan in advance. Don't forget to add some syns too - maybe some gravy on your dinner and a little treat at some point?
    Perhaps take a look at some the food diaries in the section at the top of the page - you'll get some fab ideas that way.
    Good luck and enjoy your first few days xxx
     
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    cherry-pie Trying again in 2012

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    Snap! I was typing as your were posting!!!
     
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    Agree with everyone else - incorporate more fruit & veg either with your main meals or as snacks.

    I'd also advise you look at the recipe threads cos there are some amazing ideas on there.

    Don't worry if you don't quite get it right at the beginning - food optimising can be difficult to grasp at first but stick with it and in a couple of weeks everything will just "click" and you'll feel much more confident about the plan.
     
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