In an effort to kick-start my weight loss- and in the wake of a weekend that included prosecco and a phenomenally good pizza (from this place)- I have decided to follow the Slimming World SP plan this week. I aim to stick to SP on weekdays, and maybe sneak in a spud at the weekend.
This means that I should be eating 50% speed foods (fruit and vegetables, BUT not all fruit and veg are ‘speed’ foods) and 50% protein (lean meat, fish, pulses) and avoiding pasta, rice, noodles, and potatoes. I can still have my healthy extra A (for me this is usually skimmed milk) and increase to two healthy extra B per day. There is a syn allowance of 5-15 per day as usual, but I am going to try to keep this down to a minimum.
I started yesterday (Monday) and weigh in is tonight so I am not expecting a miracle result this week- but hopefully a noticeable loss next week.
Last night I made a prawn stir fry with lots of courgette and cabbage and carrot plus the usual leeks, garlic, ginger and soy sauce. A handful of mangetout and a few odd bits of broccoli and asparagus left over from the weekend. While it was quite tasty, I missed the noodles…
Don’t all shout “courgetti” at me- I am learning to love courgettes, but very, very, slowly. I’m still at the ‘hiding them in the dish so you won’t notice them’ stage.
I found I was hungry later on so snacked on some lean sliced ham and melon and a pear.
This morning I prepared a version of campfire stew in the slow cooker. Recipe courtesy of http://www.mrsshilts.co.uk (click here) who writes a lovely family lifestyle blog with great SW ideas. I have added diced carrot, celery and leek to the gammon, peppers and baked beans to ramp up the speed food ratio. Also a splash of water. I will be tucking in to a generous portion (after weigh-in) served with mashed swede and steamed greens.
If I am going to succeed with SP I need to find some appealing menu ideas. Any suggestions?
Have you tried SP? Did it work for you?