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Slimming world diet

A "food optimizing" system, the Slimming World Diet has two different diet meal plans - Green Days and Original Days (or Red Days).

The diet meal plan for Green Days allows you to choose from a wide range of foods including pasta, rice, potatoes, fruit, veg, beans and pulses. These are mixed and matched with 'healthy extras' such as lean meat or fish.

On Red, or Original Days, you eat more proteins, with the emphasis on lean meat, fish and fruit and vegetables. Run through a network of clubs, the Slimming World diet also offers support through counselors and peers.

Pros : Slimming World diet

  • You are allowed a certain number of syns (restricted foods) each day
  • The ample selection of 'free' foods means you should never feel hungry
  • There is no food measuring or calorie counting
  • Once you hit your target weight, you can still attend the weekly club sessions

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Publications : Slimming world diet

This book explains how Slimming World's "Food Optimising" plan works, offering you the chance to lose weight while eating healthy yet delicious food.

The book is full of helpful nutritional, lifestyle and diet information, and also includes over 120 healthy recipes.

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Example recipes : slimming world diet

Apple Pie (Deep Dish) - Serves: 6

Preparation and cooking time: approx 50 minutes

  • 2lbs/908g cooking apples
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2oz/57g sultanas
  • 4 tbsp + 1 tsp Canderel
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 6 x 1/2oz/14g sheets of filo pastry
  • 1 medium egg, beaten

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Verdict : slimming world diet

A diet plan review suggests that this is a variation on traditional low-calorie diets, but it has nonetheless been a successful way to lose weight for thousands of people.

Although it is touted that this is a way to lose weight without exercise, doing so would not only increase weight loss, but also make maintenance easier.