So as some of you may have seen on my facebook page, I recently took a little visit to costa del Birmingham to see the extremely talented and still incredibly swoon-worthy Take That. All I can say is WOW! They were incredible!! This also meant that I took a few days off plan (or to be more precise, a few days of indulging in fry ups, kebabs, chocolate, sweets, wine and cocktails!!) It was super worth it though, although I haven’t actually weighed myself since returning home so I’m not sure what damage, if any, was caused!
Anyhow, since getting back, I’ve been wanting to give myself a bit of a boost. I came across a post all about the 7 day cabbage soup diet and I was thinking of giving it a go, I’d even written my shopping list. But after some careful consideration and a bit of a reality check I’ve decided against it. It will be really hard to stick to as its so restrictive and the chances are, any weight I lose (which would be mainly water weight anyway) will go straight back on as soon as I return to normal eating, albeit healthy eating. So I have decided to stick with what I know and what I know works, and will be giving the Extra Easy SP plan a whirl for a week. Triple-T K A, Time to totally kick ass!
After chats with my wonderful friend and fellow slimmer, we have decided to embark upon our slimming journeys together in order to motivate and get motivated! Weigh in day will be every Thursday from here onwards. The journey may now always be a straight road, there will be times we fall off the wagon, sometimes we will walk it, sometimes we will run it, hell we might even crawl it at times but we will do this, together!
So down to business… What is Extra Easy SP?
Extra Easy SP is designed to supercharge your weightloss. Meals should consist of 50/50 of Speed & Protein foods. Each day you can also enjoy 1 HEA choice and 2 HEB choices as well as 5-15 syns a day.
Planning your food:
1. Pick your S AND P foods –
Each mealtime, fill your plate with S and P foods, at least half of your plate should be full of S foods. The S symbols is mainly in the fruit and vegetable sections but does not include potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnips, sweetcorn, mango, pineapple, kiwi, grapes or bananas.
The P symbols are in the fish, lean meats like beef, chicken, pork etc, along with eggs, beans, peas, pulses and vegetarian products such as Quorn and Tofu.
Low fat/free fat cottage cheese and Quark are also classed as P foods.
You should also reach for S and P foods first as snacks between your main meals.
2. Pick your healthy extras –
Choose one HEA and two HEB choices each day.
To speed up weight loss look out for the healthy extras with the S symbol.
3. Enjoy your syns –
Enjoy 5-15 Syns as usual!
Of course if you want to occasionally eat something like “potatoes or a syn free yogurt” on Extra Easy SP this is okay to do and they are still classed as free food. But if you really want to boost your weight loss it is recommended that you stick to the S and P foods instead.
Below is some more information on the foods you should be aiming to eat on the Extra Easy SP Plan…