Success express

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  1. mia_angel

    mia_angel Silver Member

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    Can someone please tell me about Success Express?

    I don't go to classes and heard people mention it.
     
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  3. Jennyonaplate

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    Success express is an old plan which is now very similar to EE. You can have 2 of each HE's a day, but each meal needs to consist of 2/3 superfree food and 1/3 free food, and your snacks can only be syns, HE's or superfree (no free food snacks). It was always touted by SW at giving you faster losses, as the 2/3 superfree was limiting your calorie intake.

    Fast Forwards is a plan given out by consultants if someone is really struggling with their weight loss. I've not done it myself, but from what I understand, it's very hard, not very fun, but very effective at getting things going again. I think your consultant works out how many points you're allowed, and then you have a list of food and meas you can use it on, but once they're gone that's it - Very different to the normal SW plans, and only ever used as a 'last resort' option.

    I've done success express before and it works well!
     
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    Jenny is correct about SE, but I just want to add that if something has a syn value you take the highest red/green syn value for that item
    Eg a sausage has 2 syns on red and 5 on green - that sausage would be 5 syns on EE.
    You get 3 meals a day - starters and desserts must be superfree or be synned accordingly.

    FF would be tailored to you by a consultant and I am another who has never done it. You lose a lot of weight but then ususally put some back on the next week!!!

    If you search for success express on here, there are some very comprehensive explanations.
     
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    On Success Express you eat as follows:

    Meals can be a mixture of red and green free foods.
    2/3 of every meal must be superfree.
    You can only snack on superfree foods between meals (unless using syns or a HEX).
    You still get 5-15 syns a day, but if something would have a different value on red and green you take the higher value.
    You have one or two HEA and two HEB, from either red or green options.

    I tried this for a week and lost 4lbs!
     
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    Just to add, it is still supported by SW as a current plan - the consultants can recommend it if you hit a bit of a plateau, or are trying to boost your losses. They have leaflets which they ususally give out fairly sparingly.

    I tried it a few times but to be honest, never really noticed that it gave me much of a boost, and being used to having a pretty rounded extra easy meal, I found it a bit tough and ended up feeling hungry being that little bit more restricted on protein and carbs.

    I got pretty bored of eating butternut squash after a while (the nearest superfree thing to potato)
     
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    I had a lot of mashed swede on my SE week. I enjoyed SE at first but was a bit sick of eating so much veg by the end - was worth it when I got on the scales though!
     
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    I find it quite tough and do get hungry but always manage to lose 3-4 lbs a week on it.
    I have lots of butternut squash (roasted) and mashed swede and tell myself throughout the week that it's only for a week.
     
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    Ooh, I'd forgotten the bit about using the highest syn value - Thanks guys!

    It's a shame they don't still have the SE book in the welcome pack when you start, as it's so handy for members that need a boost. My consultant never talks about it, I think because she'd never done it before!
     
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    Really Jaylou?!?! God I hope not, I'm killing myself with FF this week, if it all comes back on I will cry. That wasn't told to me by my C... *stressssss*
     
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    Ooh, i'd never heard of anyone in my classes putting back on the next week - or maybe they just kept that bit quiet!
     
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    Everyone I know who has done FF has put a bit back on the next week - they lose 6lbs or so and then put 1 or 2 on the next week.
    I do hope you don't hun!
     
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    There's no way I'm losing 6lbs! Looking at a sneaky peek it looks like 3, which is huge for me anyway! :) I really hope I don't gain it again, no more boomerang lbs!!! PLEASE!! :(
     
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    Can I just remind you that SW have specifically asked that the FF plan is NOT discussed at all on this forum.
     
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    Apologies Sandy. I never realised that. I knew we shouldn't discuss the food eaten but not the plan itself.

    I'll remember that in future.
     
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    No problem but chances are if the plans discussed a bit then it leads to discussions in more details so complete avoidance is safest ;)
     
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    Oh, I'm sorry Starlight, I knew I shouldn't share the contents of the plan in detail, but I didn't think I couldn't mention that I was doing it! Sorry, the last thing I would want to do, is damage minimins! Consider my lips sealed, or rather my fingers stopped!
     
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    thank you i get the idea, sorry i didnt know we couldnt discuss i just wanted an idea of what it was x
     
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    Well that's my new thing learnt for the day - I knew it was all hush hush, but never realised it was quite so cloak and dagger!
     
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