Does the Slimming World Diet Work?

The task of losing weight can sometimes seem impossible. It’s usually the beginners who have a hard time, but when you understand how to apply yourself in the right way, you will notice that it’s not as hard as it once seemed, nor as complicated. In fact once you know what to do and how to do it, your weight loss journey will be easier and more rewarding, but that’s if you choose the correct dieting plan.

So basically the main problem that most of us face today isn’t that we don’t know how to achieve weight loss but rather, we don’t know the right diet methods. I’m pretty sure you’ve already come across dozens of dieting plans. And most of them aren’t very helpful. So not every diet plan will work for you, trust me you do not want to waste time and effort on diet plans that won’t work.

A lot of time people are distracted with junk food, or they place themselves in an unhelpful environment. For example “junk food”, I personally think this is one of the biggest issues that hold people back from succeeding. We are always bombarded with junk food ads on TV, newspaper, billboards and online ads. And for some people it’s much harder to fight the temptation so they end up giving in.

When you think about it we are what we eat. Food is important because we need it for energy and food also helps repair and build tissues and supply them to control body functions. The basic groups of nutrients are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and not forgetting water. Eating healthy food and doing regular exercises will help keep you in good healthy shape.

The Slimming World diet program, ‘Food Optimising’ is a “flexible, and yet empowering, permissive approach towards healthy eating”. It doesn’t really involve weighing, measuring and including calorie counting. The concept of Food Optimising is supposedly based on the scientific principles of satiety and energy density, and encourages people to eat low energy dense foods to satisfy the appetite.

With Food Optimising you can have unlimited choices of many ‘Free Foods’ For example lean meat, fish and poultry, pasta, rice and grains, vegetables and fruits, which you can eat freely. To make sure your diet is balanced, daily portions of healthy snacks are exceptional, like bread, cereals, and low fat dairy products such as cottage cheese and skimmed milk.

Food Optimising has a range of dieting plans, which you can apply to your daily dieting routines. Take a look at the following:

• ‘Original plan’: fruits and vegetables, fish, lean meat, poultry and eggs. Healthy snacks include bread, cereals, low fat dairy products, carbohydrates like wholemeal pasta, potatoes, grains and beans.
• ‘Green plan’: fruits and vegetables, pasta, rice, potatoes, grains and eggs. Healthy snacks include bread, cereals, cheese, milk and protein such as lean meat, poultry and fish.
• ‘Extra Easy plan’: Launched in Jan 09, this easy to follow plan merges the Free Foods of Green and Original plan, giving you a wider variety of Free Foods.

The Slimming World diet program also encourages regular exercising through its ‘Body Magic’ program. The purpose of this program is to introduce exercising at a gentle pace, like getting off the bus a stop early a few times a week, or walking up two flights of stairs instead of riding the lift, then on finding forms of exercising which you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle.

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