Is Slimming World Really Worth It?




Is Slimming World really worth it?

I have been following Slimming World for just over 2 years now and whilst we have had our ups and downs.. also a slightly LOVE HATE relationship at times, I have always gone back to plan.

The key thing here is you want to lose weight and I am not trying to sell a diet to you. I am just writing down my experiences and opinion on the plan. The fact is that if you really want to lose weight you can do it by eating less and moving more. But some of us need a plan to follow and the support from others. If that’s what you are looking for then Slimming World is definitely for you.

How much does it cost to join?

From the beginning I followed Slimming World online as I never found myself to be much of a “group” person. I instantly found support on Instagram and then started this blog too.
Prices start from £60.00 for the first 3 months online but sometimes Topcashback have some great Slimming World sign up deals so check there often.

Joining a groups starts at around £9.95 for the initial sign up week and then around £4.95 every week thereafter. I believe you can pay for 6 or 12 week chunks to save money too.

To join or find out more information about Slimming World please visit the website here.





Can I go it alone without group?

Yes you can but it’s not as easy. I would suggest joining up for at least the first 3 months online or first few weeks at group to get all of the information. Once you have that you can find most information online and gain support from Instagram or online forums. (oh and this blog)

How much weight can you really lose?

Since joining in January 2015 I have lost 4 stone 5lb. (Current date March 2017). This may not sound a lot but I am doing it slowly and steadily and we go on a LOT of holidays lol.

Weight loss is really down to you.. yes Slimming World can offer you the support and guidance you need to help you along your way. BUT only you can lose the weight and put the effort in. So how much weight you lose is down to you.

Usually you will see a big loss in the first week and then 1 to 2 pounds per week is the average.

The best thing is however is that I have lost that weight and never feel hungry. That is the great thing about Slimming World.

What is the best thing about Slimming World?

The amount of food you can eat and still lose weight, and the fact it is teaching you to make good choices to change your life forever.

How easy is Slimming World?

If you are determined it’s very easy. But I will say you need to put the effort in to cook from scratch and find new recipes. Yes Slimming World do have some microwave meals but I always find you get bored very quickly of those.

As long as you stick to your Syn allowance and fill up on Syn free foods you can succeed.






I don’t like vegetables so how can I diet?

There are plenty of free foods to fill up on with Slimming World including yogurts, fruits, eggs, meat, potatoes, pasta..(yes really… pasta!)

Will I have to cook different meals to the rest of my family?

No… (well not unless they are totally fussy).. My husband is not following Slimming World and he loves some of the meals I cook from scratch.

Whatever you choose remember weight loss is a slow process and it is all about you.

 

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Slimming World Syn Free Sausages From Iceland | Product Review

SW sausages




Okay I may be a bit behind.. I know these came out ages ago.. but I have only just had the chance to try them (yes they have been in the freezer for ages).

The first thing I noticed about them when opening the packet was the smell..a strong herby smell but I gave them a go anyway.

I chose to cook them in the oven on 180c for 25 minutes. But you can also grill them.

After cooking I was pleasantly surprised that they had not shriveled up too much like some other brands. But the amount of fat and water that came out of them was a bit of a shock.

The actual taste is okay, but they don’t really taste like a sausage. They taste more like a meatball and have the consistency of a cheap burger. Would I have them again? At £3 for 6 sausages probably not… but if they were on offer I may consider it.

They are fab in my amazing Sausage casserole recipe though.

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Cinnamora Cinnamon Drink Review | Slimming World Friendly Syn Free

cinnamora review




I have just come across this gorgeous Cinnamon drink and It’s beautiful. It is 100% Slimming World friendly being totally Syn free. I am a huge fan of Cinnamon.. I am always adding it to desserts, hot chocolates etc.. So I knew I would adore this new drink. I have to admit however, I did not realise the health benefits of Cinnamon, so not only did I find a delicious new drink but I learned something too.

Taken from the Cinnamora Website: Cinnamon is widely used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and indigestion. In western medicine, many studies have been published showing the benefits of cinnamon for diabetes and cholesterol, however no health claims are possible as yet.

I think one of the problems with being on a diet or healthy lifestyle change such as Slimming World.. is finding a sugar free low calorie drink that feels naughty. I get a bit bored of the normal diet cola etc.. I was looking for something different and I think Cinnamora may have cracked it!

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The first can I tried was the Sparkling drink.. I chilled before use as I do definitely prefer my fizzy drinks cold. The first thing I noticed when opening the can was the smell.. Mmmm it smelled like Christmas and tasted just like it too.
I was concerned that the taste of Cinnamon would be overpowering but it is just subtle enough to make a refreshing drink.




 

 

 

Next I tried the non sparkling version of the drink and I do have to say i preferIMG_8634
the sparkling version. But I think that may be because I drink a lot of fizzy drinks.

I actually read on another review an amazing tip for this version of the drink.. heating the product in a pan to boiling point and using it to create a hot chocolate using an Options sachet. Well it was a great tip!! It was so tasty.. this may be my new favorite evening treat.

So my overall opinion of the product is I really like it… the only downfall is that it’s not that easy to purchase.. I think if it was available in local supermarkets I would probably purchase a lot more. But they can be purchased online via Amazon here or on their website here.

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