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Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss – Part 1

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Why I’m Trying Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss

I’ve been doing Slimming World now for almost two years and during that time I’ve written about my highs and lows during this journey. The biggest high was almost losing 4 stone, but since then I am sad to say that despite my best efforts I have gained almost half of that weight back. This hasn’t been through my meals, after all you can see from this blog that my meals are Slimming World friendly, it has been through my inability to stop snacking on sweets and high syn foods in between meal times. That’s why I’ve decided to try hypnotherapy for weight loss, to help deal with the underlying issues behind my weight loss! Continue Reading…


Loaded Leek & Potato Bake (Syn Free on Slimming World)

Syn Free Loaded Leek & Potato Bake - Cheese - Bacon - Slimming World

This syn free dish is the answer to all of your winter food prayers, especially if you’re on Slimming World! With seasonal flavours it’s super warming, not to mention loaded with cheese and bacon…what more could you want? I came up with this dish when I looked in the fridge and realised that I had singularly failed on the food shop and subsequently had no food to take into work the next day! There was a lonely packet of leeks, half a packet of bacon, a few other bits and bobs and of course cheese (I may fail to shop but I am never without cheese!). My first thought was to do a leek and potato soup, as I knew we had a bag of potatoes in the cupboard, which would have been lovely, but I’ve eaten quite a lot of soup in the last few weeks and I fancied something a bit more substantial!  Continue Reading…


8 Money Saving Tips for Slimming World

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Guess what….Slimming World doesn’t have to cost a lot! I know, it might shock you, but honestly it really doesn’t! I often see people lamenting the fact that this is an expensive lifestyle plan and if I’m honest, for a long time I agreed with them. I’ve never been very good with money and food is something that has for a long time sucked a lot of my funds. However, 2017 is the year of budgeting and I have recently discovered that this is surprisingly easy when it comes to food, and specifically when it comes to Slimming World. So here are my top tips to saving money on Slimming World, they’ve worked for me and hopefully they’ll work for you!  Continue Reading…


12 Syn Free & Low Syn Recipes To Make In 2017

Are you as done with all of the bad food as I am?! This Christmas has been great but I’ve gained a good half stone (no exaggeration) and I am properly ready to get back on it and lose that half stone and then the rest too! If you’re in the same boat then this round up of 12 of my go to syn free or very low syn recipes should help keep you on plan and feeling full! Continue Reading…


Syn Free Shepherds Pie Jacket Potato

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FEED FOUR FOR 73P EACH!!! I’ve broken down the costs below, but this is my new favourite way to eat jacket potatoes!  I don’t know whether it’s the cheesy mash topping, or the crispy skin, or the fact that they’re just so adorable looking, but this take on a classic jacket potato is amazing!  Continue Reading…


Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bars

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These are by far some of the BEST things I’ve ever eaten whilst on Slimming World! Hands down, categorically, bloody amazing! So, unsurprisingly I’m a tad proud of having come up with them as the best new way to use my Healthy Extras and enjoy some cheesecake-y goodness at the same time! Continue Reading…


For Anyone That Feels Like Quitting…

Please don’t! Here’s why, how, and what to do if you have…

We all have them don’t we? Those days where it all seems too much and we just want to say f**k it and throw in the proverbial towel. If you don’t you’re a very lucky (and slightly odd) person, and I seriously envy you! I’m talking about those days where losing weight just feels like a never ending journey requiring far too much effort for far too little reward. Given that losing weight has unquantifiable benefits, from a physical and mental health point of view, that might seem stupid, but sometimes it’s just hard for those huge benefits to out-way quite how exhausting losing weight can be. Continue Reading…


Seriously Easy Stuffed Chicken Ballotine

Chicken Baollotine with Cheesy Mash - Slimming World - Syn Free - Recipe -Healthy Cooking - Basement Bakehouse

I’m really quite proud of this recipe! Not only was it syn free and delicious, but it was super cheap and looked really impressive when served up, what more could you want really? The ballotine is stuffed with delicious bacon, mushrooms and spinach, on a bed of cheesy mash and accompanied by basil roasted cherry tomatoes, it really was a winning dish, and my darling grandpa who enjoyed it with me wholeheartedly agreed!  Continue Reading…


Seven Reasons You Might Not Be Losing Weight

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you feel that you’ve done everything perfectly, but the number on the scales just isn’t budging? Well, I have and it’s incredibly frustrating. I am not a Slimming World consultant, and I have not been trained by Slimming World, but I’ve been doing this for over a year now and in that time I’ve gained a pretty good insight (from my own struggles and from those around me) into the things which could be stopping the weight from shifting. 

Hopefully this might help identify some things you could adjust or change. I will stress though that the plan works differently for everyone, and there’s no hard and fast rule for how fast you should lose weight on Slimming World! It’s easy to get disheartened when you see other people with big losses, but just remember that the most important thing is that you’ve taken control of your weight problems, and you’re doing something about them! Never let anyone make you feel bad for the rate at which you’re losing weight, and NEVER EVER give up because you feel it’s not shifting fast enough. Nobody ever said that losing weight was easy, if it was everyone in this world would be slim. It’s a hard journey, but with the right tools and support it’s one that you will absolutely get to the end of. As I say, these are just some observations, and generally accepted principles, that might make a bit of difference to your weight loss, and the first one might surprise you!  Continue Reading…