Weight Watchers vs Slimming World

Battle of the Diet Plans – Week 4

 
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Week Four – Weight Loss – 1lb

Total Weight loss: 14lbs

Week Four – Weight Loss – 1.5lbs

Total Weight loss: 10.5lbs

My challenge this week has been to drink more water, and so I have bought 4 x 75cl water bottles, which I will fill up every morning and place on my kitchen windowsill, to remind me to drink them before the day is out! It is actually quite hard to drink 3 litres of water in one day, but I am getting around 2 litres down.

Food intake continues to be good; we are eating lots of delicious food and it is taking effect on the whole family. I have not bought chocolate bars since starting and four weeks on, my children are not wanting as much junk food and continue to eat healthy balanced meals.

This last week has seen a big increase in exercise, not only cardiovascular-type exercise, but weights and core exercising. I noticed a big change in my body this week, with simple movements some of us take for granted becoming much easier to complete and definition returning to my abdominal area.

On weigh in, I had only lost a pound which was a little confusing after all of the the extra exercise and weight lifting I had put in, but my leader Karen explained to me that, as I build muscle, the fat that I am burning off will be replaced and eventually the muscle will increase my metabolism making the fat burn away quicker and easier.

Another plus, the pound off meant that I achieved my 1 stone loss – another shiny sticker for my card and a small white shiny stone from Karen to illustrate my great loss.

My clothes are now becoming baggy and, whilst stomping around fields on Sunday, my jogging bottoms kept slipping down, but I don’t want to buy any more clothes until I have lost another stone.

This is my fourth week of food optimising now. I am discovering new recipes, daily, to make meals that are so much healthier and just as tasty. It really seems to be a case of retraining our eating/shopping habits, and how to fuel our bodies.

Some interesting stats: Slimming World was founded in 1969, by their 40th anniversary in 2009, 5 million members had shed 60 million lbs. Today, there are 10,000 groups run by 3,500 trained consultants.

My ‘Body Magic’ sheet is not very used, to say the least. Whilst it is not a necessity of SW in order to see a weight loss, it obviously helps and is encouraged; I really do need this boost, and I have promised myself to partake in some extra exercise weekly!!

As I mentioned at the top, I have tried out some lovely recipes this week, but the top of the pile has to be Chicken Singapore Noodles; dieting or not, this is heaven and equally as tasty as any take away (and cheaper!).

This week I lost 1.5 lbs. I am very pleased with this. I dug a bit deeper, scrutinised my food and increased my ‘super free food’ intake. Gladly, it’s paid off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weight Watchers Vs Slimming World - battle of the diet plans

Weight Watchers – Homemade Chips and Curry Sauce Butty!

Weight Watchers Vs Slimming World - battle of the diet plans

Slimming World – Steak, Jacket Potato and Vegetables

Weight Watchers Vs Slimming World - battle of the diet plans

Weight Watchers – Homemade Crisps in the Microwave

Weight Watchers Vs Slimming World - battle of the diet plans

Slimming World – Chicken Singapore Noodles

Weight Watchers Vs Slimming World - battle of the diet plans

Weight Watchers – My favourite meal of the week, Enchiladas – all Filling & Healthy Food plus one point for cheese.

Weight Watchers Vs Slimming World - battle of the diet plans

Slimming World – Turkey burger with melted cheese as a HEB (healthy extra b choice)

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These diaries are written by two members of the public attending the Weight Watchers and Slimming World Meetings and are not an exact view of the companies themselves.  

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