That is a question you hear from so many newbie's to the Slimming World diet. They really can not get their head around the fact that you can indeed eat all these filling foods and still lose the weight.
I think that is mainly because far too many of us have been brainwashed into believing that to lose weight means counting calories and munching lettuce leaves for the rest of your life. It just isn’t true.
Now I am not one for calorie counting, in fact I hate it and can not understand how anyone can lose weight by calorie counting every single day, it would be enough to have me reaching for the nearest HUGE bar of chocolate I can tell you lol.
Anyway I was bored this evening and decided to give something a little go. Okay, now please don’t all shout at me, but I wanted to kind of prove a point. Guess what I did???
Yep you guessed right. I did indeed calorie count. ARGGGGGGGGGGGH. But it was a one off I promise. The reason I did it was to prove all the filling and satisfying food I had eaten today, without counting the calories in any of it, was actually within the suggested daily calorie intake for someone of my weight and height.
I input all the foods I had eaten today on a calorie counter/recipe builder tool thing I found on a nutritional website, which lets face it if I was to show all my foods today to someone who was a fan of munching lettuce leaves all day, would say, “You cannot eat all that, surely?”
Anyway the results was, that I was in my suggested brackets for calories, fat, protein and carbs. In fact, I was well within my suggested brackets.
It just goes to show, that Slimming World teaches us a whole new way of losing weight the EASY way. No wait a minute. I shall rephrase that - The EXTRA EASY way.
To anyone reading this and wondering what actually is Slimming World. Then I highly recommend checking it out for yourself on their site: