I am a Brit living overseas in Canada with my husband and two children. I have tried many diets in the past (mainly Weight Watchers) and while I was successful at losing weight on Weight Watchers. I found it was a hard diet to maintain in the long run and have gone from losing weight to gaining weight, to losing weight to gaining weight again. Also, having a baby (my son) in between, which I might add is also not great for your waistline, well it wasn’t in my case anyway.
Of course Weight Watchers is a great diet and does work for a lot of people, it just didn’t work for me, as it is all to easy to use your allocated points on things you really shouldn’t .
Then after yet another gain of weight I had lost, I decided enough was enough and I was going to try and lose this extra baggage once and for all. But I knew I had to find a better diet plan that was suited to me.
That was the start of my discovery of the Slimming World diet. Not that I like to refer to it as such, and anyone following Slimming World will agree with me. It really does not feel like you are on a diet. However I did encounter a bit of a problem before I even got started on the plan. Which was the fact that they don’t hold any meetings in Canada (being a UK based company). My only option was to join online and I knew I needed a bit more motivation than that. That motivation I needed became the start of this blog . I thought it would be good to have somewhere I could record my thoughts, general ramblings and recipes and with that I found I had a real passion for cooking (which is probably one of the reasons I became overweight in the first place). I have also found I love the challenge of trying to convert my all time favorite meals into much more healthier versions, as well as creating brand new recipes and best of all I love sharing them with other people, so they get to enjoy them as much as I do.
Slimming Eats is exactly that. Yummy, delicious and filling meals that make you slim. I had lost 46lbs on Slimming World when I then fell pregnant with my daughter who was born April 2011. I was very pleased to keep weight gain to a minimum while pregnant and when she was born, my weight was pretty much back to my pre pregnancy weight, something I never managed to do when pregnant with my son, my weight rocketed with him.
Since starting on my journey back in 2009 with Slimming World, I have also been doing some stretches of eating paleo – specifically Whole30 (through 2014), after I had some ongoing stomach issues that I couldn’t resolve and have changed a lot of the foods I eat, I try to avoid eating too many processed foods. I really like the new Slimming World SP plan as it combines a lot of the foods I like to eat. The other great thing about Slimming World is that if you have certain diet restrictions, it is easy to adapt into the plan. For that reason I am trying to add lots more categories to my recipes to make it easier to find a certain recipe if you have any of those restrictions (feel free to message me with suggestions, if you have anything else you would like to see)
Below is a before and after pic of my journey so far (must update my after pic, as it is a bit out of date now and have lost even more weight since then) :
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