When you join Slimming World, you get told of the two options you have:
There’s Extra Easy which is basic food optimising with a third of your food coming from the “speed” category, and the rest coming from your free foods, your proteins, your healthy extras, and your syns. It’s extremely easy to follow and gives you maximum choice.
Then there’s SP, where you fill half your plate with “speed” food choices, and the other half with protein. You still get your healthy extras and your syns, and you can still have “free” foods, but you try to reduce the free foods in favour of speed and protein (hence, SP). You also get an extra HEb (fibre)
Today I thought I’d try an SP day to see how it goes. Here’s my menu plan for the day:
A medley of melon (S), raspberries (S), strawberries (S), and passion fruit (S).
A mixed salad comprising of a little each of lettuce (S), rocket (S), endive (S), watercress (S), baby leaf spinach (S), carrot (S), cucumber (S), radishes (S), beetroot (S), red and white cabbage (S), baby corn (S), apple (S), ham (P), pease pudding (P), and Baby Bell Light cheese (HEa).
Paprika chicken (P) with a medley of roasted Mediterranean vegetables – cherry tomatoes (S), peppers (S), courgette (S), onion (S), garlic (S), and mushrooms (S).
Soft boiled eggs (P) with wholemeal toast (HEb), baked beans (P), bacon (P), and mushrooms (S), followed by a red grapefruit (S). I may syn a little Reggae Reggae sauce to have with my supper, as I love to mix that in with the beans to give them a little extra kick.
A couple of Hi-Fi cereal bars (HEb).
I’ll also syn a little milk so I can have a few cups of tea or coffee, and I may syn an extra treat or two in there somewhere if I feel the need (perhaps a hot chocolate or something!)
As breakfast was entirely speed food, lunch was almost entirely speed food, and dinner having a large portion of speed food too, I feel OK about not having so much of it at supper time!
We’ll see how the day goes and if I can stick to the plan. If it works out, I may add an SP day or two each week to boost my weight loss… we shall see!
F = Free food (eat as much as you like)
S = Speed food (these should make up at least a third of your meal)
P = Protein free food (eat as much of these as you like!)
HEa = Healthy Extra A (a daily allowance of dairy produce)
HEb = Healthy Extra B (a daily allowance of a product with fibre)
# = a number denotes roughly how many syns are in foods used