If you follow me on social media you may have noticed I’ve mentioned Slimming World a few times recently. I have followed the plan before in between babies, but never found it worked for me. Or so I thought. Looking back I think the main problem was that I wasn’t 100% committed to the plan. And I took advantage of the free foods a bit too much perhaps. Anyway, I digress! We made the decision to rejoin just after Hugo’s first birthday. Josh has now lost a stone and I’m just a couple of lbs away from reaching a stone too. It’s taking a bit longer than I had originally hoped but I’m okay with that this time around. Slow and steady wins the race after all, right?
I definitely think changing your eating habits and losing weight is just as much of a mental challenge as it is a physical one. This time around it’s like something has clicked for me, I think maybe it’s knowing I won’t be having any more babies. So if I want to lose some weight, now is the perfect time. I am feeling much more determined this time and I would love to be closer to my goal in time for the festive season. But at the same time, I’m trying not to put too much pressure on myself.
So in this post I am sharing an insight into everything I eat in a day whilst following the Slimming World Extra Easy Plan. I love reading this type of post myself as I find it gives me inspiration when I get stuck in a bit of a rut. I really hope this is helpful and if you’d like to see more posts like this then do let me know!
Breakfast – I had a bowl of porridge (healthy extra B choice) made with 175ml of whole milk (healthy extra A choice). Which I then topped with 1 tbsp of honey (2.5 syns), half a sliced banana, some fresh blueberries and a good sprinkle of cinnamon. I love this breakfast, it’s like autumn in a bowl!
Lunch – I made a two egg omelette with bacon, mushrooms & tomatoes! I added 1 tbsp of tomato ketchup (1 syn). This was lovely and very filling.
Dinner – I had some sausages that needed using but really didn’t fancy the usual sausages and mash. Instead I made a spicy sausage and pepper pasta dish instead which was so delicious. Hugo wolfed his portion down! I served this with broccoli which I totally forgot to serve up before I took the photo! Oops. This worked out at 7 syns per portion for the sausages used, everything else was syn free.
Snacks – Normally I would have a few snacks throughout the day, usually fruit or a yoghurt. But I was super busy on this day so I didn’t have anything between meals.
Total Syns: 10.5
Overall a pretty good day on plan. I always use about 7-12 syns a day. I prefer to use them on ingredients in meals rather than on snacks! But that of course is just my personal preference. I think it’s really important to find what works best for you. I hope you enjoyed this post!