Slimming World

One of my new years resolutions is to start and stick to a diet. I decided to try out Slimming World as I am forever hearing positive weight loss stories and positive remarks about the diet. Although I wouldn't call Slimming World a diet, it is more like a lifestyle change. It changes the way we choose and cook our foods and I have already learnt so much in such a short space of time.

I did start Slimming World earlier on in the year but wasn't fully confident in it so I decided to give it another go this week and to stick at it and I feel a lot more committed this time around. I am on the Extra Easy plan and it is just that. Extra easy. Once you get your head around all the ins and outs it's like riding a bike. 

I try to have three meals a day but do find that I tend to miss or skip breakfast. When I do this I have a supper instead. I have always been more of a night time eater and I can't change that. That is why Slimming World is great. You don't need to change what you like and want, it's all in moderation and you tailor it to what works for you. 

There are free foods, superfree foods, healthy extra's and then the foods you have to syn. I bet it all sounds like gobildygook but once you are doing it, it all makes sense. I get 15 syns a day to use which I could spend on a curly wurly (6 syns) or even a bag of quavers (4 syns) and much much more. If you want it, syn it and you can have it! Some people go syn free all day by filling up on free and superfree foods and then splurge using all the syns they have saved throughout the week. Which is great if you haven't kicked the takeaway habit. 

I have had some fab meals this week; beef casserole with roasted, potatoes, parsnips and carrots. Tuna pasta. Piri Piri chicken, rice and peppers. Roast dinner. Chicken tikka. I've even had chips!! All slimming world friendly and containing no syns! 

I had put on weight before becoming pregnant, during and after so I have a lot to lose. I am aiming to lose 3 stone so I will be here for the long haul but I will be blogging all about my adventure and maybe post a recipe or two.

I also intend on being more active. Even if it is just taking Noah out in the pram for a good half an hour in the afternoons. I have been trying to get out and be more active but the weather is dreadful. I can't wait to be able to go on long walks on milder days, Noah loves it too. 

On to the scary part. It is my first weigh in tomorrow! Wish me luck! 


  1. Good Luck!
    I'm doing slimming world myself.
    11 pounds down so far in 2014.
    I look forward to reading more of your updates :)


  2. Sounds like my kind of diet ;-) I've heard lots of good things about slimming world - good luck!


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  4. How did your weigh in go? I too have recently had a baby (Baby Guy is now nearly 10 months old) and I have just started on Slimming World again as of yesterday - it really is a great 'diet' and the meals are family friendly. Good luck!

  5. I didn't realise how unhealthily I was eating until I started being more diet conscious after Christmas. It's amazing what a different relatively small changes makes!

  6. I started going to Slimming World ,in December,I didn't carry on but continued to use the one cal spray for all my cooking in the frying pan,and have always been one to watch what I am eating,Got weighed a couple of weeks ago and my weight has dropped 7 lbs,am enjoying using different recipies,there is generally mostly some speed stew/soup on the go and my fave treat at the mo is Slimming World Trifle!