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. At present I am breastfeeding and while I am finding it hard to lose weight, the beauty of the Slimming World plan means I have not gained any weight either.
Below is a before and after pic of my journey so far:
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