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Weight Loss Blog

Which VLCD diet is best?

What are VLCDs? Over the years I’ve tried most diets and weight loss plans, and have often come back to VLCDs (very low calorie diets) when I have needed a quick weight loss (usually for a particular occasion or event). The majority of VLCDs are meal replacement programmes, although some do allow some meals (mainly […]

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Free calories from fat calculator

Several major institutions and organisations (including the British Nutrition Foundation and the World Health Organisation) recommend that no more than 30-35% of your calories come from fat (excluding alcohol). In the UK, this information is not printed as standard on food packaging, which can make it hard to figure out this value in order to […]

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Boredom Eating

How do you know if you are hungry or just bored? This is something I really struggle with! The great thing with Slimming World is that because there are so many free foods, you can just eat something, but even if it is a free food, it’s still calories that you are taking in which […]

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All you need to know about Body Magic

Whilst food optimising is the most important component of the Slimming World programme, Body Magic is also a key part of it. Body Magic is essentially the fitness aspect of the programme. It encourages you to slowly build up your exercise levels as your fitness improves and to track this to get rewards and certificates […]

syn calculator from slimming world
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Is there a Slimming World Syn Calculator?

Unfortunately, unless you are a paid Slimming World member, there is no access to a syn calculator. Some bloggers estimate that 1 syn is approximately 20 calories – however this is wildly inaccurate as it doesn’t take into consideration the makeup of the food item eg fats, sugars and so on. It is however somewhere […]