What Did I Eat This Week? Fatgirlskinny Slimming World Food Diary

Happy Sunday πŸ™‚ How is everyone? I am a happy girl as I had a 4lb loss this week. I am writing to you all today because I want to share with you my weekly food diary… 

I receive emails on a weekly basis asking what I eat each week or asking why they aren’t losing weight? I do my best to offer advice on peoples food diaries but I cannot always answer everyone. So I thought putting together what I have eaten this week may give you all some ideas, or see where you might be going wrong…




Firstly let me give you a few tips/rules that I follow…

  1. I do NOT eat Muller lights or flavoured yoghurts.. I only eat fat free greek style yoghurt. 
  2. I limit myself on fruit.. as I believe the extra sugar from fruit limits my weight loss. I receive emails from people who eat fruit all day long. Don’t get me wrong this may work for some but it doesn’t for me.
  3. I track EVERYTHING… It is so easy to forget that cheeky Syn you had for lunch. 
  4. I very rarely use my full Syn allowance.
  5. I don’t always use my Healthy Extra’s. Since SW introduced 2 HEA per day I often struggle to use these. I don’t drink tea/coffee so that doesn’t really help either. 

Am I perfect? No… I don’t always stay on plan, I gain weight on our holidays and I cannot seem to get past my 4 stone loss! I always tell friends and family that I am excellent at telling everyone else how to lose weight but rubbish at doing it myself! But I do know how the SW plan works and how to lose weight with it. That is why you are here right? 

One of the BIGGEST tips I can give you is to don’t go it alone. Either get your family involved, join a group or get on instagram and start posting your meals.
Mrfatgirlskinny took a bit of persuading but once he got fully involved with the plan he realised that it just works and we enjoy cooking together. Sometimes he is served up some really weird dishes but he smiles sweetly and makes himself an omelette if it’s that bad. This plan is all about experimenting and trying new things. Otherwise you will become bored quickly and go off plan. Keep it interesting πŸ™‚ 


To help me track my Syns I print my awesome Syn tracker guide each week and stick it in the kitchen. 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT


Notes about the diary:Β 

  • HEA – Means Healthy Extra A
  • HEB – Means Healthy Extra B
  • If you Click the highlighted links they will take you to the recipe or product.
  • Please check the Syn values, they are correct as far as I am aware or at time of article going live.
  • I don’t exercise at all other than day to day stuff and what I do at work which is very little.

DAY ONE

TOTAL SYNS: 6
HEALTHY EXTRAS: 1 HEA and HEB

Delicious Chicken Fajita Chicken Pasta

DAY TWO

TOTAL SYNS: 11
HEALTHY EXTRAS: 2 HEA and HEB


DAY THREE

  • BREAKFAST: 2 Boiled Dippy Eggs with 3 Slices Kingsmill Crust Free – HEB
  • LUNCH: Pasta salad made with pasta, chicken, red pepper, sweetcorn, grated cheese and 1 Tablespoon Lighter than light mayonnaise – HEA and 1/2 A SYN
  • DINNER: Cheeky Nandos Fakeaway meal with Chicken, Rice, Syn free Chips, 1 Corn on the cob and Spinach – SYN FREE
  • SNACKS: 1/2 A chopped honeydew melon, 10 red seedless grapes, Maryland Mini Cookies 19.8g Bag (5 SYNS)

TOTAL SYNS: 5.5
HEALTHY EXTRAS: 1 HEA and HEB

Cheeky Nandos Fakeaway

DAY FOUR

  • BREAKFAST: 40g Weetabix Chocolate Minis with Skimmed Milk – HEB and HEA.
  • LUNCH: Leftover Pasta Salad mixed with 1 Tablespoon of lighter than light mayonnaise , Spinach and Tomatoes – 1/2 A SYN
  • DINNER: Cajun Chicken Burger topped with pulled chicken, Kingsmill wholemeal roll, Syn free Chips, 1 Corn on the cob and Spinach – 8 SYNS for roll.
  • SNACKS: 1 Banana, 1/2 Honeydew Melon mixed with Fat free greek style yoghurt, Chocolate Mousse (5.5 SYNS)

TOTAL SYNS: 14
HEALTHY EXTRAS: 1 HEA and HEB


DAY FIVE

TOTAL SYNS: 11
HEALTHY EXTRAS: 2 HEA and HEB

Rustic Bacon Mac And Cheese

DAY SIX

  • BREAKFAST: Belgian waffles made with HEB Oats, Waldens sugar free pancake syrup, 1 banana and a few raspberries – HEB, 1/2 Syn
  • LUNCH: A delicious Salad with lettuce, tomato, chicken, sweetcorn, red pepper, grated cheese and boiled egg – HEA
  • DINNER: Cheeky Nandos Fakeaway meal with Chicken, Rice, Syn free Chips, 1 Corn on the cob and Spinach – SYN FREE
  • SNACKS: 10 Red seedless grapes, 1/2 Honeydew melon mixed with fat free greek style yoghurt and 1 Carrot cake Fibre One bar (4 SYNS), 1 Chocolate Mini Milk ice lolly (1.5 SYNS)

TOTAL SYNS: 6
HEALTHY EXTRAS: 1 HEA and HEB


DAY SEVEN

  • BRUNCH: 3 Sliced Kingsmill Crust Free, 2 Eggs fried, 1/2 Tin Reduced sugar baked beans and 1 tomato – HEB
  • LUNCH: 1 Banana
  • DINNER: Roast Chicken, Syn free roast potatoes, 2 Yorkshire puddings, Carrot/swede mash, peas, gravy – 2 SYNS For Yorkshires, 3 Syns for gravy
  • SNACKS: 1 Strawberry Mini Milk ice lolly (1.5 SYNS)

TOTAL SYNS: 6.5
HEALTHY EXTRAS: HEB


TOTAL SYNS FOR WEEK: 60 / 105


I really hope this helps πŸ™‚ If you have any luck following this plan, questions or comments please leave below. Remember I’m not perfect and I do eat a lot of the same things but this is how I lost weight this week.

14 comments

  1. Fantastic and super to read, I will try to reduce my fruit a little. Well done for the 4lbs off. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  2. It was lovely. Even my husband enjoyed it. I put the stock in after I drained the pasta, to keep the flavour. Might try it on the kids next time. I love your website, I have lost two stones so far using all your info. Thanks x

    1. Well done that is fab πŸ™‚
      I often cook my pasta in chicken stock as it gives it loads of flavour. Don’t be scared to follow the recipe exactly x

  3. This is great. I like your style – I like something handy for breakfast and that usually means the same thing workday mornings. Everything else is also the type of food we eat in our house. You are very good with your syns – I am always at the limit (and maybe a bit more which I know is not helpful). I think I will give your plan a whirl. Thank you very much.

    1. Syns are of course there to be used but not exceeded definitely πŸ™‚ if you are filling up on healthy syn free meals you shouldn’t need the Syns as much because you shouldn’t be hungry xx

  4. Wow thank you I started this diet on Tuesday, the first day I was like a kid in sweet shop I went a little mad with food because I could lol, I was on a very restrictive woe for about 6 months was not losing weight consistently so eating normal food again excites me. I found you and feeling more and looking forward to losing weight on a normal diet thank you

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