One of the main reasons people often give up on their weight loss is that they say cooking different meals is taking too much time. Another is that it is easy to be tempted off plan by the kids! So, with this is mind and having followed Slimming World for some time now I thought I would give you my guide to Slimming World from a busy mum perspective. It is not like celebrities with personal trainers, a chef and a nanny. We have to juggle and manage remembering sometimes to put ourselves first!
What I love about the Slimming World plan and food optimising is that it doesn’t feel like a diet, there are no real restrictions and not endless measuring weighing and counting! The only things you need to weigh and measure if you are not following a recipe are the healthy extra choices and whatever you use your syns for. Therefore most meals can be made for the family all at once, something I disliked about previous diets I had tried, something you can make for guests easily and it not look like diet food, and no shakes, pills or wraps, simply cooking yummy healthy filling meals!
We all know that B&M is great for some bargains but what about healthier options? Yesterday I went there for a few bits and came across some great products I wanted to share with you. Here are the things I bought.
If like me you follow Slimming World and also like your food then it is all about making tasty snacks. Of course snacks do not have to be savoury they can be sweet and still Syn free. Here I will share my top 24 snacks (was going to be 20 but I had more ideas!) with you that we have as a family that are Syn free so perfect on Slimming World so you can save those Syns for something else. Whilst fruit is Syn free (except avocado!) I wanted to suggest some other ideas!
I have always been someone who doesn’t drink enough water so this year I have made a conscious decision to try and make myself drink more. When it isn’t a habit and as a child you always needed reminding to drink it isn’t an easy habit to form. I know I am not alone in this so thought I would share with you my top tips in case you are struggling with this too. By drinking more it can help you lose weight too as we all often mistake thirst for hunger don’t we. I know I do anyway, I always think I am hungry and probably I am just thirsty!
Here I have a fantastic rhyme that tells the story of my guest poster Emily and her post baby tummy. I am sure that pretty much every mum reading this will have had negative feelings about their post baby body. Are they the same as Emily’s though? I would love you to have a read and comment with your thoughts. More information about Emily at the end of the post!