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    Hi Iam an expat doing sw in Switzerland, I have just signed up for the online but did it when we lived in the Uk 6 months ago so still have all the books etc, just ordered some Brit food from britcornershop for the diet, like alpine light bars etc, oh for muller light yogurts!!! I loved them, used to eat 5 a day!
     
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    Hi
    I also live in Switzerland.
    How are you getting on? I have been doing SW for five weeks and have lost five pounds.
    What products have you found here? I buy the WW yogurts (free) hüttenkase cottage cheese (free), WW parmesan, WW blanc battu (just like natural yogurt and free). All of that from coop. Have you found Alpen light bars in the supermarkets? How about low fat cheddar or slimline tonic? I have found the online calculator invaluable and do miss being able to just pop in to town and pick up products easily (I do stock up when I go back!).
     
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    Hi Ladies

    I live in Switzerland too.

    I didn't realise that WW Yogarts are free. Thanks for that info for starts. And I can buy Alpen bars from the Britshop... great. How many Syns are in them?

    Müller Light yogarts Toffee Flavour I miss you too!

    BTW I live in Zürich.
     
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    Hi!
    Alpen lights are 2 for a hexb. Not sure how many syns. Have you seen the WW yogurts in chocolate etc. They are pretty nice. My favourite is vanilla though.
    Luckily I have quite a few visitors so ask them to bring bacon, reduced fat cheddar, ryvita minis etc.
    Have you found any good products?
    Any recommendations for restaurants in Zürich? We are going out there tonight! My husband works in Bahnhofstrasse so knows a few around that area.
    Take care x
     
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    Depends what you mean by good. The Zeughauskellar is very atmospheric... used to be the old arsenal for the Stadt. Very high ceiling, busy, a million sausages. I'm sure there is somewhere in the menu a salad. That is opposite the Paradeplatz... Im sure your husband knows Paradeplatz and Sprüngli's..... heavenly.
     
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    Yes I've been to The Zeughauskellar and hubby takes most visitors to his office there as it's very Swiss! Not sure it's a great place for the diet though ;-). Sprüngli's is also great - amazing little sandwiches and cakes. I agree it's heavenly! We ended up going to Lucerne in the end. We had nouvelle cuisine so it was easy to stick to SW (except I was very tempted by burger king at the station as was pretty hungry despite the chf380 bill!).
     
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    I have a question. How do you find... easily... your food diary? When I search for my name, I get no where. Is there a quick way to find your own food diary thread so you can continue using it rather then starting a new one every day. It's kinda frustrating. Thanks.
     
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    The easiest way is to subscribe to the thread and then when you click in user cp - you will see your diary and any other threads that you've subscribed to. It's usually automatic so you may find it's already there x
     
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    Managed! Thanks.
     
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    How has your week been? It's getting foggy and autumnal in Switzerland. I love the smell of roasting chestnuts in the Bahnhofstrasse but I don't to eat them.

    Some of you are American? FYI the larger Coops sell A&W Rootbeer for 1.50 francs. I buy it for the kids for icecream floats. Lollipop Sweet Shops do sell the Diet A&W Rootbeer but at 3.50 francs.

    Have a great week.
     
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    It's been very foggy here and chilly - winter is definitely on it's way! I also like the smell of the chestnuts but have never liked the taste so no temptation for me!

    Are you American? There are lots of American products for sale at Cindy's diners - have you ever been? My husband loves big red chewing gum!

    We are British. The coop have a British section with pickled onions etc. I do find it funny that they also stock Alpen the Swiss style muesli!

    Just so you know, Migros sell leger sirop which is free on SW. Lemon and raspberry flavours. My kids like this - much better than that sickly sweet stuff!
     
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    No.. I am British too, however majority of my English-speaking friends are American and.. as it happends... I was introduced to Rootbeer as a child in the UK by some Americans.

    The Coop "British" section is actually quite funny. I guess if I hang around there long enough, I am going to meet another UK person. The selection is interesting... I love pickled onions, but for some reason, I love pickling onions. Always have! Plus, since living in Switzerland, I've made my own stuffing for chicken etc when there wasn't any here... and it's better than Paxo!

    I shall definitely try Migros Leger Sirop. My husband (and kids) love Ribena... now that's something that should be in the British Section. :)

    Take care :)
     
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    You can get ribena and ribena light from the Brit shop in root (nr lucerne) and can order online x
     
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    Better and better. Thanks Shrinki
     
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    Hi, also in CH, new to this forum, though not to Switzerland. Really miss muller lights too! Why don't they sell them over here! Struggling to find fast syn-free snacks, so end up importing almost a suitcase full from the UK each time I travel....
     
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    Hi Seacrest
    Welcome to the forum! Where are you living in CH? I am in Zug.
    I also bring a suitcase full over from the uk each time I travel and also load up friends and family when they are coming over.
    The WW yogs in the coop are really nice and free. Also the blanc battu 0.2% is free. You can also get squash type sirop in Migros in lemon and raspberry which are nice and free. Reduced fat cheddar etc. I have to get from the uk.
    Let me know if you discover any goodies!
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    Seacrest L'appetit vient en mang't

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    Hi, I'm in Basel. The advantage of this is that I get to shop in France & Germany easily too. Been to a german supermarket today, so found a whole set of what I think are 'free' yogurts, including my old UK favourite of Alpro natural soya yogurt (sounds vile but is really creamy & delicious & best of all, as i recall, free).

    Will post whatever else I find. Glad to know there are some others in Switzerland also trying to do this!
     
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    It's certainly an advantage being able to shop in Germany as it's so much cheaper too!

    Uncle Ben's Indianisch rice is free on green and extra easy. It's actually quite tasty too.

    Are you doing extra easy?
     
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    Yes, certainly an advantage to be able to shop around.

    So, what have I found recently... Activia 0 fat yogurts in Co-op / mini babybel light in Co-op & German supermarket (Heber's) also / Sammy's cous cous in Heber's. Oh, & Heinz baked beans in various places! I tend to take a guess that most varieties of 0 fat yogurt are free, but I could be horribly mistaken. I've seen reduced fat cheese somewhere too (maybe Globus - there's one in Zurich), and sometimes in Migros or Co-op. I'll post whatever else I can find, but I'm always surprised at how little lo-fat stuff there is in all 3 countries compared to the uk.

    I don't do EE, as so far I don't entirely 'get' it. It had only just been introduced as I was leaving the uk, so we'd only talked about it once in the class I used to attend. I need to read the rules & understand, so at the moment I'm doing old school red & green!
     
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    We don't have Heber's here.
    There is lots of reduced fat cheese in coop (weight watchers range) including Parmesan :) but I've yet to find low fat cheddar. Will ask hubby to check in Globus though (he works on Bahnhofstrasse so walks past it every day). I have checked the weight watchers yogs online and they are all free. I love the vanilla ones.
    Are you a member online? Do you get the magazine? It does get frustrating when you see all the products available in the uk but at least we tend to eat mainly fresh and unprocessed foods here.
    Let me know if you need me to check the syn count on anything for you.
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