Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Being healthy and are the slimming world meals nice

I make no secret of the fact I love food and chocolate being my favourite, but after now struggling with my weight for the last couple of years, I've made the decision that I have to sort it out, after being a small size 10 most of my adult life, and after having three children and me just generally eating crap I've noticed my weight slowly go up and then it just rocketed. I need do make changes and I hope writing this post will be good for others and therapy for me, so if I feel like I'm going to go off the wagon again I can read this back to myself and it will give me the kick I need.  Thing is it's not just that I feel horrible in myself I feel unhealthy and I am wearing the same clothes as I can't fit into my existing nice ones.  My issue is I strive to be healthy and then I think stuff it and literally do stuff it into my mouth and I could quite easily eat a packet of chocolate digestives in one go then I feel terrible and why can't I just eat one or two biscuits.  So this is why I've decided to give slimming world another go.  I just want to say this post is written off my own back and I'm not being paid or sponsored to write my views.

I went into my local Iceland a few months ago as I heard they were stocking Slimming World meals they didn't have a big selection at that time, however I went in last week and what a difference the choice was much better.  I thought it would be a good idea to stock up on some meals as if I haven't got time to cook for myself from scratch then I can pop a meal in the microwave.  The worst thing about trying to lose weight and be healthy is feeling hungry and with these meals luckily I find they are quite filling so no danger of that so far.  My favourite meal is the Beef Chana Saag I really like this one, nice chunks of beef and lots of chick peas, there is also a chicken version of this which I like, there are cottage pies, bolognese meals, pasta dishes, and other different curries.  I picked up some soups also for lunch my favourite being carrot and coriander, and not only that when you think I can't deal with all the health I need a cheat day, they only do sausages and burgers in the range to get in there.  They are quite reasonably priced I think at £3.00 a meal and there was an offer when I bought my lot, buy three meals at £3.00 and you get two packs of Muller yoghurt free.  My friend in work likes cooking these meals herself so another colleague gives her the packaging as the full list of ingredients and how to cook is on there.  I much rather the convenience of shoving these in the microwave.

So let's hope I can stick with this, I have to really and I will keep you updated on my progress.  But if your in the same boat or a similar one to me you should give these a try.

Laura x