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SlimmingWorld Newbie- Finding It difficult.

S: 10st2lb C: 10st2lb G: 9st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#1
Hi i only joined SW yesterday and im finding it quite difficult as to what i can eat that doesnt contain SYNS. Today for breakfast i had 2 weetabix with a bannana and milk, i used the weetabix and milk as my healthy extras. For lunch i had a be good to yourself chicken salad wrap which contained 7 syns. I also have cups of tea at work with no sugar. When i got home I had a jacket potato with tuna sweetcorn and light mayo...and now im starving but i think iv used my 10 syns :( not sure wat i cud eat tht has no syns. Im finding it really confusing, anyone got any easy low syn lunch and teatime ideas or recipes or things 2 hav for healthy extras? All tips greatly appreciated.

Thankyou x
 
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S: 10st10.5lb C: 10st0lb G: 9st6lb BMI: 23.3 Loss: 0st10.5lb(6.98%)
#2
hello

i think slimming world works best if you dont have bread (and at least dont have bread and weetabix). Therefore I would use your healthy extra in the morning or lunch.

Breakfasts I have are:
2 Weetabix and Skimmed milk (and that leaves enough milk for my coffees in the day)
fruit and a syn free yoghurt (i cant stand muller light as sickly sweet but like shape zero)
cooked breakfast (only have time at weekend) - lean bacon, fried egg (fry light), mushrooms and tinned tomatoes (u can have beans too but you need to think about your 1/3 superfree so i dont bother)

lunches - i find these hardest if i have used my HE but choices are:
pasta with a tomato, onion, mushroom and pepper sauce (add sweetcorn, chicken, tuna etc). i make these the day before
salads (meat/prawns with salad - i find this an expensive option and i dont tend to do it in winter)
sandwich (if havent used healthy extra)
jacket potato with beans or home made chilli (make the jacket the potato the night before and then microwave)
cous cous with cherry toms, cucumber and spring onions and chick peas (use lemon and salt and pepper to season the cous cous) - plain cous cous is free.
left over yesterdays dinner (esp if we are having a casserole with veg). just do a bit extra, microwave the name day
home made soup (we bought a flask specifically for soup). good flavours are carrot and coriander, curried parsnip, leek and potato, and i made a nice veg with ham too.

i find slimming world teas really easy tbh and dont tend to use any syns in them. i make:
casseroles (made with tomatoes, onions, peppers and mushrooms and then either chicken, beef). also made it with the low syn sausages (think morrisons low fat sausages range are 1/2 syn, cook them first and then dice and casserole). it would serve four so about 2 sausages each so 1 syn.
fish (steamed), chips (slimming world style) and peas (and salad)
ham chips and egg (then use bits of ham for the soup i mntioned above)
mixed grill
any meat or fish with veg and potatoes (dont necessarily need the potatoes0
stir fries (beef, chicken or prawns seasoned with soy sauce, add onions, peppers, mushrooms and garlic. serve with noodles or rice
home made tomato based curries with rice

hope that gives you some ideas
 

Tiphareth

Silver Member
S: 12st10.5lb C: 9st3lb G: 8st3lb BMI: 23.6 Loss: 3st7.5lb(27.73%)
#3
I've found I need to plan my meals a lot more than I used to.

You need to sit down and work out when healthy extras (especially hexb) fit best into your day and then plan around that. ie if you want a sandwich at lunch then have fruit and yoghurt for breakfast

Once you get into the swing of it and start to plan, you'll find that you're eating so much yummy low syn food, that you start looking at where to add them.

Good luck with your weight loss, I've lost 12lbs over the last 4 weeks and looking at all the success stories on this forum proves that as long as you change your relationship with food, the diet works.
 
S: 10st2lb C: 10st2lb G: 9st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#4
Thanks girls, so say if i have weetabix in a morn, wud it be ok 2 hav a sandwich on a lunch time, im gettin confused with the healthy extras now, Think im gettin the hang of lunches and teas though :D
 

JulesyR

Full Member
S: 14st6lb C: 12st13lb G: 10st13lb BMI: 28.8 Loss: 1st7lb(10.4%)
#5
Hi,
Yes you can have a sandwich for lunch - as long as it is wholemeal (and technically from the right brand/size loaf) I tend to have a wholemeal soft roll (2 packs of 6 for a £1 in Iceland) because I find it easier!
What plan are you doing though? If its Extra Easy you can only have one hex b.

I quite often have scrambled eggs or a (fry light) fried egg roll!
 
S: 10st2lb C: 10st2lb G: 9st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#6
yes its EE. What else could i have for lunches? Been havin toast or weetabix in a morn is wot i usually have xx
 

judimac

Mad old Bat with Attitude
S: 14st5lb
#7
Why don't you go to the Slimming World forum on here? There's lots of help available and you can see what everyone is eating in their diaries.
 

soccermom

I AM A WEMITT x
S: 19st3lb C: 18st1.5lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 1st1.5lb(5.76%)
#8
I agree with Judimac have a look on the sw forum and in particular the food diary section.

If I am following extra easy and I love weetabix I may have some bread and syn it (works out at 6 syns for 2 slices of 400g wholemeal bread) so I can enjoy the weetabix as a heb and also have the bread.

The food diary will give you lots of ideas so would definitely recommend you take a look.
 
S: 15st5lb C: 14st11lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 31.5 Loss: 0st8lb(3.72%)
#9


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