Types of Diet
I love this diet. It’s really, really good. The beauty of it is that there is virtually no measuring required and you can practically eat what you want. The draw backs are that you really need to get your head around the plan itself because it can seem complicated to start with. Once you have got it though, you are flying. The weight seems to drop off and you are eating more than you have ever done before. The key to the diet I think, is cooking. If you like to get in the kitchen and cook from scratch then you will love this diet. Some of the recipes are great, really delicious (some less so! But that is half the fun!) and you can feed the family exactly what you are eating and they wouldn’t even know that you’re giving them a slimming meal.
If you think this diet could work for you I advise you to join a local club then you will get expert guidance from a group leader who is always on hand to help you with any questions you have at the start. The magazine is full of brilliant recipes and hints and tips. ‘Image Therapy’ (the group meeting) is a fabulous way to celebrate your own and other people’s weight loss. All in all, highly recommended.
To find your nearest club and join Slimming World click here.
The other major player in the world of slimming, this scheme is more convenient than Slimming World in some ways because you can get a variety of ‘Weight Watchers’ ready meals in all supermarkets. The points are calculated for you and printed on the meals’ wrappers. So there is less need for you to cook from scratch. This scheme is massively popular and people swear by it, I lost some weight on this plan myself but I just didn’t like all that many of the ready meals so I didn’t stick on it too long. My mum however absolutely swears by it and much prefers it to any of the other branded “diets”.
Attending the club is a great way to keep motivated and learn about all the new products that are available and again you can share hints and tips with other members which will help you on your journey to a slimmer you. In club you can buy calculators and scales that help you to calculate how many points in any food. These are very handy if you want to buy non-branded foods but stick to the Weight Watcher’s plan. There is also a magazine with plenty of recipes and advice should you want to do a bit of cooking yourself. All in all a really convenient plan to follow and one which is perfect for busy people who want to stick to a diet but don’t have time to cook from scratch.
Clever Slimmer will feature all your favourite Weight Watchers products at cheap prices where we see them on the supermarket shelves and will also be invaluable to you in getting your cheap store cupboard staples: meat, fish, dairy, treats and fruit and veg. Keep checking my blog to see where to get everything you need at remarkably cheap prices.
To find out more about the Weight Watchers plan and how to join, click here.
From what I remember about this diet it was essentially eat protein and lots of it and that will turn your body into a fat burning machine. To me it was a bit samey and I just got a bit tired of meat after a pretty short period of time! However, if you are following, or are interested in following, this plan Clever Slimmer will be invaluable in helping you to find cheap meat, fish, poultry, eggs and other high protein foods at cheap prices. The diet itself has morphed into something slightly different to when I was following it, you can find out more here.
The idea behind this diet is that you fast for 2 non consecutive days and then the other days you eat “normally”. I tried this but found it a little difficult because when I fasted for the 2 days I was really, really good but then I over compensated on the 5 days of normal eating. I am not a “normal” eater to be honest and so being told I can eat normally is not really helping me. I was starving on the fasting days and then I over ate on the other 5 days.
I know this plan works for a lot of people which is great. Clever Slimmer will help you both when fasting and when eating normally (around 2100 cals a day) by finding the lowest calorie food at the best possible prices. All the food recommended on here will be low calorie, low fat or both and you will need to keep an eye on your calorie intake when you are following this plan!