First and foremost, thank you to the lovely team at Where are my Knees? for giving me the opportunity to write a guest post for them.
The first time I joined Slimming World was three and a half years ago and I had lost 3 stone in preparation for my wedding. I felt great yet slowly I let (most of) the weight creep back on. This year two things made me take the plunge and go back. First, the doctor made it clear it was time to do something and it would help make my asthma better. The second thing is much more vain. I went on holiday to France over the summer and I felt so uncomfortable and downright fat next to my slimmer friends. I joined Slimming World again at the start of November and I've lost 9 pounds so far. Here's to many more!
A Typical Slimming World Day
I’m sure many of you are familiar with how Slimming World works but just for those who don’t. It works with Green Days and Original Days (red days). On Green days, ‘free’ foods are mostly carbohydrates (pasta, potatoes, rice) and on Original days, it’s all about meat and fish. You also get ‘Healthy Extras’ for things like cereals, bread, milk, cheese etc. You also get Syns for unhealthy/ naughty foods, you have roughly 10 a day and unlike Weight Watchers where you get a weekly allowance, these cannot be ‘saved up’.
Fat Free yogurt and porridge sachet. The yogurt is free and the porridge counts as a Healthy Extra b.
Break time ( I’m a teacher):
Pear, 2 Alpen light bars as my second Healthy Extra b. The new Cherry Bakewell ones are to die for
Lambs lettuce, cherry tomatoes, tuna (in spring water) as Healthy Extra a, half an avocado (7 Syns) , balsamic vinegar (not on picture)
Salmon curry, 1 medium size salmon fillet as my second Healthy Extra a, rice, chopped tomatoes, fat free yogurt, loads of spices to taste, we used fennel seeds, turmeric, cumic, cloves and garam masala.
I enjoy Slimming World because I never feel hungry and even if it does require a bit of planning ahead, it is very manageable and affordable.
Have you got any favourite Slimming World recipes??
Thanks again to Team WAMK for having me over!
We are Where Are My Knees? want to say a big thank you to Gaelle for taking the time to write this guest post. We are always looking for people to guest post for us - whether it be to share their story or a favourite workout or recipe - so if you're interested in posting for us then please get in touch. You can email us on email@example.com, or tweet us on @wherearemyknees.
Team WAMK xxxxx