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“What works for some doesnt always work for every one”

Written on: 25/01/2014 by karen0402 (1 review written)

I'd tried Slimming World in the past without much sucess but encourged by 3 workmates who had all lost several stones on this diet i decided to give it another go. There are 3 diets to choose from - Red, Green and Extra Easy (which is coloured orange in the book) The consultants push for you to do the Extra Easy plan. Lean meat, fruit and veg are free food, breads and cearals classed as healthy extra's and other things such as mayo, sauces are given a Syn value.
Everything has to be cooked from scratch, so this means spending a lot of time preparing things in the kitchen. You have to be very organised. This can prove a drawback if you work full time. If you havent planned your meal you could be in trouble.
I followed the diet carefully for 3 weeks (these 3 weeks also included a week off from work so i had time to plan and prepare). Disapointingly, i didnt lose any weight and actually ended up heavier than when i started.
In short, if you have the time and you are imaginative in the kitchen give it a go, many people are very sucessful on it. Unfortunatly, it doesnt work work for every one. I have now switched to Weight Watchers and have already lost 3lb in my 1st week.