A few people asked me to do this post over the past month, but to be honest there has never really been a week where I've stuck to the Slimming World plan 100%. This week was a much better week, I was down 4lbs (total of 11lbs since the New Year), and I hope this gives people an idea of what Slimming World can be like, that it's not all Muller Lights and Mug Shots. I weigh in on a Tuesday morning, so my week starts on a Tuesday.
Warning - I have a huge appetite and I adore my food, I'm also at quite a high starting weight so this will be too much food for a lot of people.
Healthy Extras are in Green (you get one 'A' choice (dairy or non-dairy equivalent) and one 'B' choice (fibre) per day on the Extra Easy plan. You are also allowed between 5-15 Syns per day, 1 Syn = roughly 20 kcals.
If you're not interested in Slimming World or you think it's a load of shite, please skip this post! I think elements of it are a load of shite myself (like synning Avocados), but I love the recipes and the basic structure of it.
Overall, it was a good week, despite the packet of Crisps on Wednesday that I ate just because they were there looking at me, and not knowing how many Syns was in Saturday's dinner, but apart from that - really good and I was delighted with the 4lb loss.
Tuesday February 2nd
Breakfast: Banana, 2 Clementines, Strawberries.
Lunch: Wholemeal Bagel Slim, Cajun Chicken pieces, Lettuce, 1 tablespoon Light Mayonnaise, Melon and Strawberries.
Dinner: Fish Pie (made with Quark, Fish, Herbs, 30g Cheddar Cheese, topped with Carrot and Turnip mash), Green Beans.
Drinks: Water, Peppermint Tea.
Syns: Total - 8.
Wednesday February 3rd
Breakfast: Strawberries, Clementine.
Lunch: Wholemeal Bagel Slim, 2 Slices Lean Ham, Lettuce, 1/2 tablespoon Light Mayonnaise (1 Syn), Rocket, Melon.
Dinner: Soft Taco Shell (4.5 Syns), filled with Taco Spice Mix (homemade), Passata, Extra Lean Mince, Mushrooms, topped with 30g Cheddar Cheese. Served with Green Beans, Sweet Potato Fries with garlic (homemade),
Snacks: 2 Pieces of Lemon Drizzle Cake (homemade) (2 Syns), 20g Dark Chocolate (5.5 Syns), Packet of Tayto Snax (4.5 Syns)
Drinks: Water, Green Tea with Lime/Ginger
Syns: Total - 16.5
Thursday February 4th
Breakfast: Porridge (35g Porridge Oats), Full Fat Milk (from 175ml allowance), Mixed Berries, Half a Banana, 1 teaspoon Agave Nectar (0.5 Syns), Melon, Decaff Coffee with remaining milk.
Lunch: Homemade Leek & Potato Soup, Salad (Lettuce, Cucumber, Beetroot, Tomato), Leftover Taco Mince & Passata.
Dinner: Homemade Chicken Tikka (1 Syn), Brown Rice, Broccoli, Homemade Onion Bhajis.
Snacks: 2 x Lemon Drizzle Cake (2 Syns), Quark mixed with 2 teaspoons of Choc Shot (1), Manhattan Popcorn (6.5)
Syns: Total 11
Friday February 5th
Breakfast: 4 Original Ryvita, topped with 2 Boiled Eggs mashed with Diced Onion, l.5 tablespoons Light Mayonnaise (2 Syns), Mushrooms.
Lunch: Leftover Chicken Tikka (1 Syn), Half Pack of Microwave Basmati Rice (2 Syns)
Dinner: Lettuce, Tomato, Sliced Roast Beef, Lean Ham, Beetroot, Egg, Cajun Chicken Pieces.
Snacks: Banana, Kelkin 100kcal Popcorn (5 Syns), Fruit Salad Pot (Melon/Pineapple/Grapes/Apple)
Drinks: Water, Coffee & Milk
Syns: Total 10
Saturday February 6th
Breakfast: Banana, Melon, Decaff with Milk.
Lunch: Wholemeal Bagel Slim, Lettuce, 1 tablespoon Light Mayonnaise (1.5 Syns), Cajun Chicken Pieces.
Dinner: Went to Macari's (husband had a Snack Box craving). Didn't know what to order, didn't want anything battered or cooked in grease so I had a Veggie Kebab - it was a Pitta Bread with Lettuce, Cabbage, Onions, Tomatoes, Carrot, and Chilli and Garlic Sauce. I couldn't finish it. Also had 4-5 of husband's Chips.
Syns: Absolutely no idea
Sunday February 7th
Breakfast: Banana, Latte (counted Milk as HEa)
Dinner: Garlic & Rosemary Roast Potatoes (parboiled & done in Airfryer), Spicy Roast Chicken (no skin), Mushy Peas, Green Beans, Sweetcorn.
Tea: Wholemeal Bagel Slim, 1.5 tablespoons Light Mayonnaise (2 Syns), Lettuce, Cucumber, Hot Smoked Salmon.
Snacks: Mini Kinder Bar (3.5 Syns), Snack-a-Jacks (4.5 Syns).
Syns: Total 10
Monday February 8th
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs using 2 Eggs and Milk from allowance, 2 Bacon Medallions, Mushrooms, Clementine.
Lunch: Wholemeal Bagel Slim, 25g Philadelphia Light (2 Syns), Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Strawberries.
Dinner: Stir Fry using Chow Mein Noodles, Leftover Roast Chicken, Veg, Spices.
Snacks: 2 Lemon Drizzle Buns (1 Syn), Snack-a-Jacks (4.5), Dark Chocolate Square (3.5 Syns)
Drinks: Water, Coffee with rest of Milk from allowance.
Syns: Total - 11.
Hopefully that'll give you a better idea of how you the plan works when you're not a fan of "diet" foods or sweetener. If I'm baking I use granulated Stevia (Dr. Ava Orsmond told me it was a good alternative to Aspartame so I'm taking that as a good thing!)
I post some Slimming World recipes on my Facebook page, so if you see me cooking something on Snapchat and you'd like the recipe, just shout and I'll pop it up for you.