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Red Days V Green Days?

S: 19st10lb C: 17st6lb G: 13st8lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 2st4lb(11.59%)
Just read on another thread that you lose more weight on red days? (I think the recommendation was to do red a couple of days before WI..!)

Is this the case? I'm having a bit of a slow start with the weightloss although I'm sticking to the plans pretty well. My preference is green days and I think I've only done about 2 red in 3 weeks. Should I switch over to red or doesn't it make any difference?


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S: 22st0lb C: 19st6lb G: 15st0lb Loss: 2st8lb(11.69%)
If you really enjoy green days i would stick to them but perhaps try and include more speed foods. Lots of people only ever have green days because they are vegetarian and they still lose weight. If you like meat and fish then you could give the odd red day a try and see if it makes any difference for you. I think the have red days before WI thing is because some people get bloated on green days from all the pasta and potatoes but if i eat plenty of beans, veg and fruit this isn't usually a problem for me x


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S: 20st3lb C: 20st3lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 44.3 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
The best thing to do is to eat to whatever plan or plans suits your taste buds. There's no pint following red if you don't really like the free foods as you'll just get cheesed off and come off plan totally.
having just come off cambridge and not having carbs for ages i would suggest red days would be quicker as you are eating more protein.....im not new to sw and previously i lost lots more on red.....


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S: 15st4lb C: 10st12lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.7 Loss: 4st6lb(28.97%)
I'm a veggie and only do green and have great losses - this seems to be the topic of the moment. If you stick to the plan you will lose weight whatever day you choose to follow
S: 19st10lb C: 17st6lb G: 13st8lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 2st4lb(11.59%)
Thanks for all your replies.

It's not that I dislike meat / fish as such I just don't tend to eat a great deal of them. I could certainly manage a couple of days a week and might try that to give myself a bit more variety. Protein certainly fills me up for longer too so that's got to be a bonus surely?!


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S: 12st11lb C: 12st8lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 31.2 Loss: 0st3lb(1.68%)
I'm trying to do a few red days a week as I usually do all green but my losses are tortoising a bit. It's the same theory discussed on another thread of jolting your body, carb cycling is an effective method so I'm mixing my days up a bit. Like the others say though, the plan that works best is the one you can stick to easiest x
S: 11st6lb C: 11st5lb G: 9st7lb Loss: 0st1lb(0.63%)
I generally do more Green days than red, i find red days boring and i get hungry quicker. But always full on a green day :) I usually have a couple of red days before way in, to rid the bloat!


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S: 15st0lb C: 15st0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 36 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I love green days but have had so much trapped wind and bloat this week am gonna try having more red days next week! Can't say i've lost much weight if any on the green days,in fact my clothes feel tighter despite exercising 4 times this week so am gonna have more meat days and see how it goes! Everyone is different - it's just finding what suits you as an individual!;)
S: 19st10lb C: 17st6lb G: 13st8lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 2st4lb(11.59%)
Thanks for your replies.
Have now planned a couple of red days for Sunday and Monday with my weigh in on Tuesday so fingers crossed!
Hi I've been doing SW for about 11 weeks now and have lost 31.5 lbs. I started off doing a lot of green days and now try and vary it, I'm experimenting more with the extra easy plan now, I find it difficult to trust but am seeing how it goes.
I think as people have said its finding what suits you. I am going to have a think about what has been said about the bloating of the green days before wi though as I have tended to do green the day of weigh in.
Thanks for the tips :)
I tend to stick to red days in the week and green days at the weekend, it works for me. I also avoid bread as a HeB, as I find eating bread slows down my weight loss - this could be worth a try?
S: 20st1lb C: 16st7.5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 37.4 Loss: 3st7.5lb(17.62%)
i have had green days for 3 weeks now and have lost 10lbs i need carbs lol im not a veggie but did one red day in the free weeks and ate lots of chicken and it made me feel ill so back to green days however wind is a slight problem lol

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