I started slimming world last week and lost half pound at weigh in. I was disappointed but still continued 100% with the diet. Just weighed me again and I'm heavier this week is this normal or do you think the diet isn't the one for me?
Have you been filling in a food diary to give to your consultant? If there's anything there that might stop you (for instance, not having 1/3 plate superfree if you're following EE) he or she will be able to flag it up from a food diary.
Also, I know it sounds silly, but are you eating enough? I find on weeks that I'm super busy, and thus eat less, I tend not to lose so much, and this seems to be true across all my friends following S/W.
Another factor to consider it bloating - if you're hot having your HeXB choices, it can lead to bloating, which isn't going to help your weight loss any, and same with it if it's been you 'star week' either of those weeks.
Also, are you using your syns correctly? Make sure you're really calculating the values and weighing/measuring anything synned correctly, as not doing this can add loads of extra syns you weren't accounting for!
If you're doing all of this, why not give your consultant a ring and chat things through?
Hi. Haven't been on for days sorry. I'm following a green day and I've had:
HEA: 350ml skimmed milk,
HEB: 2 slices weight watchers bread
HEB: roast chicken fat removed
Jacket potato with baked beans
Lots of tea and coffee
Apple, nectarine, grapes
Muller light choc orange yoghurt...
Going to have options hot choc tonight with remainder of milk allowance for sins.
Girl you're hardly eating anything!!! I would be chewing my left arm off with hunger if that is all I was eating! How much weight do you need to lose and how close to target are you? Seriously that's not enough to keep your body functioning so I'm not surprised your body is holding on to fat for grim death.
Where is your breakfast? You need to have something to kickstart your metabolism so that it starts burning calories early in the day.
I assume you had a chicken sandwich for lunch and potato with beans for dinner? You need to really up your vegetable intake at both meals.
And make sure you have all your syns as an options hot chocolate is only 2 syns. You should be having around 10 a day.
Are you exercising? If so then there is even more need to up your food intake as you need the calories to support your increased activity.
I basically agree with everything kerryathome said!
I'd also say that if you're feeling hunger pangs of an evening, rather than just fancying a nibble/picking at food out of habit, then upping your portion sizes is definitely the way to go. I rarely need a snack between my meals because I have hearty portions that keep me going.
Ok. So far today I've had:
Weight watchers bread (HEB) with baked beans for brekkie
350 ml skimmed milk (HEA)
Strawberries with fat free natural yogurt
Batchelors pasts in sauce (1 syn value)
Jacket potato with low fat cottage cheese, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion, carrot, radish, pickle onions and beefwood
Have got a muller light in fridge for tonight (cherry flavour)
Is this better? Still low on the sins
You should be making sure that you have between 5 and 15 syns in a day. And you should NOT be hungry. The whole thing with SW is eating so that you are satisfied, to keep your metabolism up, and you on track and enjoying eating in a healthy way (so you aren't tempted to jack it in and go back to your old ways.
Syns, like the Healthy extra A and B choices, are part of the plan and not optional.