One third of the meal super free?

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by westworld, 21 May 2014.

  1. westworld

    westworld Well-Known Member

    Wondering if on a green Day does a 3rd of the plate need to be super free the same as Extra Easy.

    Thanks Andy
  2. i_am_plankton

    i_am_plankton Well-Known Member

    It's a recent recommendation that all the plans have the 1/3rd SF added in :)
  3. westworld

    westworld Well-Known Member

    Might be difficult with Baked Spud and Beans.
  4. Theria

    Theria Well-Known Member

    Not if you add in some salad. Since I started this I've been amazed how many things taste great served over a bed of salad or with it on the side :)

    For example - today's lunch :

  5. westworld

    westworld Well-Known Member

    Yes true but i would still have the same amount of spud and beans with or without salad.
  6. Theria

    Theria Well-Known Member

    The longer I've been on this plan the less true that's got for me. When I think about what a portion of pasta or potato *used* to be for me - well, it's a lot smaller now :) And not because I feel I "have to", but because I feel full on less of a portion of starchy carbs now.

    I do a mix of all three plans and I lose better the more SFs I have.
  7. westworld

    westworld Well-Known Member

    Yes good point Theria thanks
  8. westworld

    westworld Well-Known Member

    So its all about controlling the portion size.
  9. lentil2

    lentil2 Well-Known Member

    I think this must have been added for health benefits as the green and red plans have worked perfectly well for donkeys years without the superfree rule.
  10. i_am_plankton

    i_am_plankton Well-Known Member

    I'm not so sure about that because I still eat the same sized portions as I used to at a much larger size but I guess everyone is different. SW only recommend the 1/3rd SF and appreciate that it's not practical with all meals such as jacket and beans, I'm not a salad lover so wouldn't have salad with my spud and beans :)
  11. x Lulu x

    x Lulu x Well-Known Member

    I'm struggling with this at the min.

    Dont really like salad or veg but i'm forcing myself to eat it.

    Even if i was full off the veg i'd still make room for potatoes and meat... Maybe thats my problem lol x
  12. AndydBurts

    AndydBurts Member

    I hate Salad ..Have a couple of cheeky pickled onions on the side well a good 5 or so or pickled beetroot

    Saying that beans & pickled onions in same meal lol
  13. Roziee

    Roziee Well-Known Member

    If you're having a jacket potato and beans (at home) you can sautéed some mushrooms and peppers and add it to your beans :)

    free foods keep you fuller for longer but SF will aid your weight loss more. They're lower in calories naturally and fill you up.
  14. Squares76

    Squares76 Well-Known Member

    I think the idea is you fill up on the superfree thus needing less of the free so in a way it's portion control, I too have found If I add a salad/portion of veg I eat a small portion of the free element that I would have before.

    And it's surprising how nice a jacket and beans or pasta bake IS with salad - wouldn't have it any other way now, it just looks wrong on the plate on its own!
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  15. rm247

    rm247 Well-Known Member

    1/3 superfree is a helpful guide not a stonewall rule. you may have meals that are 1/2, 2/3s or even all superfree and some meals that have no superfree at all. As logn you aim for any many meals as reasonable to be 1/3 superfree thats great. Some meals/situations don't work with the 1/3 superfree idea and it won't do any harm.

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