Month: December 2017

The Slimming World Diet

The Slimming World Diet

Another diet I want to look at is the Slimming World Diet. It is again a diet that combines an unique diet plan with group support.

It promises on the website that you will never go hungry again as you will be able to eat as much as you want. And you won’t need to worry about counting calories or weighing your food.

Slimming World and the original diet were created in 1969 by Margaret Miles-Bramwell and the fact that it’s still around can only mean that it works for quite a few people.

The idea behind the Slimming World Food Optimising plan is quite simple. If you want to lose weight, you have to take in fewer calories than you use up.
You can eat as much as you like from a list of free foods. Those are pasta, vegetables, lean meats, fish, potatoes, fruits, rice. These foods are meant to make you feel full faster and for a long time.

You can then choose a limited amount of healthy extras. Those are foods that are either rich in fibre like wholemeal cereals or wholemeal bread or rich in calcium like milk, cheese or yoghurt.

And you can also choose between 5 and 15 so called syns (synergies) a day. They are biscuits, cakes, crisps, alcohol etc.

There are three different diet plans to choose from. And if you don’t fancy going to group meetings every week, you can instead become an online member.

The pros of this diet are certainly that no foods are off limit and the variety on offer is even family friendly. And in addition to the diet plans you get a Body Magic booklet to help you increase you activity levels.
The cons of this diet to my mind are the lack of education about calories. So once you come off the diet you might struggle.

But that seems to be the problem with all the diets anyway and this one at least seems to be easy to follow, without having to buy shakes and snacks. And vegetarians can easily do it too.

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