The key to Slimming World is Eat As Much As You Can, rather like a Chinese buffet, only with slightly better food choices. It is vital to not go hungry, so, to quote our consultant, “fill your boots!”
One of the biggest struggles I have is filling that VOID between meals. I know snacking is generally frowned on, but sometimes you just need a little something to bridge the gap. Some experts claim several smaller meals throughout the day is better than three large main meals, as your blood sugar levels are not constantly reacting to peaks and troughs. I like to have the three big meals and the three smaller meals too…. Probably where I’m going wrong!
So this is a little page of snack ideas which are perfect for SW, quick and easy to pull together and free or relatively low syn. Both savoury and sweet. So far I have:
Apple slices with peanut butter and Nutella (quietly obsessed)
Celery sticks with blue cheese dip. The dip is half a tub of quark with 4 triangles of laughing cow blue cheese (healthy extra b)
Fruit for dipping and 1 tablespoon of Nutella (4 syns)
Slimming World chips
Magic pancakes, see recipe in previous blog
Sliders using 1/4 of wholemeal roll and 1/4 of low cheese slice
Pickled onion, gherkin and ham sticks
I am very chuffed with the sliders as I was one of Slimming World’s #FreeFoodFeb week 1 winners, sharing syn free food ideas across February! Thanks SW!
I’ll continue to share any snack ideas here!
Quick update on my own progress… I posted recently about having a cheat night. It really worked, after a takeaway (*gasp!*) I was completely focused for the whole week and the scales reflected that. I’m trying to not put too much pressure on myself my setting a goal, just looking for a loss each week. This week has not been as focused (stress = bad eating habits) but still quite a good week, we shall see what the scales say tomorrow!