Starting weight: 86.2
Day One 86.2 – Friday 11 February 2022
Yesterday’s Slimming World weigh-in was not good. In fact, it was a disaster. For the last 18 months, I have stayed around the same weight. Putting on a pound here, losing a pound, gaining half a pound. It is driving me mad. Besides that, the fee has increased to £5.95, and it seems I am just throwing away money. I can’t seem to get a break.
I’m confident that I am following the plan correctly, but the figures are not showing on the scales. My consultant recommended I try the “Slimming World Fast Forward Plan” and give that a go for a week and see what happens. I have agreed and will write about my experiences here. I couldn’t find much after doing some research. By all accounts, it is a deep, dark secret. Don’t know why, as it seems to be a slimmed-down version of the normal plan but weighing and measuring your food items. The plan is more restrictive in food selection. However, who hasn’t been on the slim fast diet, the 5:2 diet, all of which restrict foods. I thought I would give this “Slimming World Fast Forward Plan” a shot and see what happens.
Day one on the Slimming World Fast Forward Plan
My first obstacle was breakfast. I am a small business owner, and I network with other businesses. That means that I get up very early and join other businesses for breakfast. This consists of bacon, eggs, mushrooms and toast and lots of tea and coffee. On the Slimming World Fast Forward Plan, the full English is out. Today I sat with a bowl of cornflakes and some fruit. This is not my go-to breakfast. However, it’s on the plan. I am trying very hard not to be resentful of their full English breakfast, but there is resentment! Sometimes I hate being on a diet.
I followed with a lunch of jacket potato, baked beans and a salad. What I wanted was fish and chips, but as I keep reminding myself, a size 14 pair of jeans is just around the corner. Not only that, I can then tuck my shirt into my jeans instead of hanging it outside. A big win for a slimmer.
Is the Slimming World Fast Forward Plan easy? How was day one?
The simple answer is yes and no. Yes, because it takes away a lot of decision making on food away. There is a limited selection of items to eat. There is no substitute. You select your choice and that’s it. You have to weigh your portions, which differ from the regular Slimming World Plan. Very simple and easy to follow.
No, it’s difficult as the food choice portions are small. I think that if you counted calories; you consume about 1000 per day. The Fast Forward Plan is for slimmer’s who need a quick win. Which at the moment is me!