Please help, can't shift last 3lb! Any tips?

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  1. kevandju5

    kevandju5 Maintaining

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    Hello all,

    I have been doing SW on my own and find it helps a lot looking at this site. :)

    My scales are totally stuck at just 3lbs from my target :sigh: and I wondered if anyone had any tips...

    I have tried switching from mainly green days to mainly red and this helped (for a while) and I have also tried to eat lots of speed foods, which has also helped a bit. Generally I allow myself a max of 10 syns.

    Is there anything that the consultants advise for the last few pounds? Should I cut my syns further? Should I eat less free food snacks?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    xx
     
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    Have you tried Fast Forward - its SW evil twin - designed to get those stubborn pounds off. Its alot of weighing and is restrictive. Angie said she did it and it worked but was awful!!
     
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    kevandju5 Maintaining

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    Oh God, sounds awful! Do you know how it works? I've never heard of it!
     
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    Indieflower I have my mojo

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    A consultant has to plan it for you. You could try success express or mix to max. That is supposed to give you a boost.

    I'm sure there are threads on it and there is a food diary of some one who does mix to max but can't recall who I'm afraid....although perhaps it's Princess Sausage, maybe :)
     
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    kevandju5 Maintaining

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    Thanks for the tips. Mix 2 max sounds okay. Isn't that just when you can have red brekkie, green lunch, red dinner, kind of thing? And then superfree snacks?
     
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    Take a look at HellieCopters superfree food thread - I did (what I called) a 'superfree and healthy B' week to get me to target - it is extreme, but OK, and not in the league of FF!!

    Essentially I opted out of red/green days, and based all my meals around superfree foods. I ensured that every day I ate 2 A choices and 2 B choices - I have put a long list of food ideas on Hellies thread.

    I lost 4 lb that week (after 10 months of what felt like 1/2 lb per week!!) and it got me to target.
     
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    That's right (I have done all the plans, and more, at one time or another :rolleyes:). It is a good weight loss plan, just another alternative to the red/green/easy plans - it can be very useful if you eat out at lunch for example...
     
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    I'm sure I remember our consultant once saying that if you're under 10 stone you should only have 5 syns. How depressing, but worth a try for a week or so.
     
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    A woman in my class does whole days of just superfree foods which helps her to get those last couple pounds off.
     
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    Thanks so much for the tips, everyone. It really helps to get your advice, because I am doing this on my own :). I think I will try to mix in some superfree plus HE days with my normal red days and also try to drop my syns a bit lower - eek! :eek: It's worth a try!!

    Thanks again xx
     
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    LoobyLou did Success Express days (I think) to get her to target.
     
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    loobylou Reached Target. woohoo

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    Hi Stacey, yes i did SE and lost 4lbs, did usual plan for a couple of weeks and did SE for another week and lost 3lbs that week. I thought it was great but couldn't do it more than one wek at a go. xxx
     
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    I'm doing ff this week, it's the only thing that's gonna help me at the moment cos of where i am in my own head.

    I would suggest success express, the amount of speed foods you eat really boosts your weight loss. Other than that try watching your portions and looking at your activity levels. I wouldn't say anyone under 10 stone needs under 10 syns though, I think by restricting your syns that much it'll lead to bingeing.

    Good luck x
     
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    OMG - I lost 2lbs this week!! Thanks to the advice on here, folks! After reading some of your suggestions, from Friday onwards I have had 2 superfree meals (using only superfree foods and HEs) and 1 Red day meal per day. I have had plenty of superfree snacks and kept my syns down to around 6 per day (apart from Sat when I had 14). Weighed in this morning to find I had lost more this week than I have any other week. Now I am only 1 lb from target - so chuffed!!
     
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    I think dropping your syns to 5 per day and then bulk eat your speed foods


    Phil x
     
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