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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Today's guest post comes from the lovely Lipstick Ergo Sum. Pop over and say hi, or follow her on twitter!

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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’.

Breakfast:


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

Lunch:




Lambs lettuce, cherry tomatoes, tuna (in spring water) as Healthy Extra a, half an avocado (7 Syns) , balsamic vinegar (not on picture)

Dinner:




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!
Gaelle

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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 wherearemyknees@gmail.com, or tweet us on @wherearemyknees.

Much love, 
Team WAMK xxxxx

14 comments:

  1. Hi - I hope this doesn't sound nasty but I feel felt the need to comment as you're not doing it quite right and I'd hate for this to affect your weight loss. Not sure if you currently attend a class but the slimming world focus is now on extra easy which mixes both red and green provided your plate is made up of a third veg and you only 'a' choice and one 'b' choice a day. Also - you can save up syns, its now encourage d to be thought of as 70 a week rather than 10 a day. Lastly, you've had three 'b' choices there, salmon is not an a choice, a's are mostly calcium based so things like cheese and milk. This means you've unintentionally used an extra 6 syns. Sorry! X

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  2. Hi Girls, Sorry to high jack this post/comment space but I just wanted to let you know that I got my prize leggings in the post today. yay! I haven't tried them on yet but when i do i will probably blog about it!
    Thanks, Laura

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  3. I'm a Weight Watchers girl so I always like reading posts from Slimming World to see the difference between the plans.

    I like the look of your lunch. Looks lovely, healthy and yummy.

    Just a quick bit of advice, look at the sugar content in your cereal bars, packaged porridge and yogurt. I used to eat a lot of these in my early days on WW, but have realised they are jam packed full of sugar, which can be worse than fat in terms of weight loss and health. When manufacturers take away fat they often add lots of sugar and artificial sweeteners. Plain porridge oats topped with fruit and honey or pure maple syrup or agave nectar would be better. Natural or Greek fat free yogurt like Total or Yeo Valley would be better than flavoured ones, you can add fruit for sweetness. Something like a Nakd bar would be better than a cereal bar, they're made with natural ingredients. They taste really good too.

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  4. I just read this back, sorry if I sounded like Miss Know It All. I'm really not. I don't want to have made you feel awful. I just think we (and by that I mean those trying to lose weight, including me) can forget about sugar content, and focus more on fat. Sugar can be more damaging than fat for our waistlines. We need some fat in our diet. I used to live off low fat diet products but then realised they were full of sugar and artificial sweeteners. I lost weight but my health is better for eating less of those kind of products - I have less migraines for one! Hope that sounded nicer than my first post. I'm gonna go check out your blog :)

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  5. Nice post. WW here so nice to see a SW post for a bit of variety.
    Good luck to you x

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