I started Slim and Save accidentally. My wife was on it, and I knew that she found it difficult being on plan and feeding everyone else, so I thought I would support her and give it a go for a week or two.
It was the beginning of July, and we were due to go on holiday at the end of the month, losing a bit of weight before then wouldn’t hurt. So I weighed myself. HOW MUCH!! Years of shift work and taking health and fitness for granted had taken their toll. I didn’t have many expectations as I thought I would be too hungry on this plan, and I was worried about what people would say at work.
I started on simplicity. I have never really understood food groups, carbs, proteins etc as no matter what meal I had, it would be wrong in one way or another. Slim & Save was simple. Set my meal times, pick a packet and off you go. The packs were quite nice too.
Like any range, some I preferred more than others. To my surprise, once I got past the first few days, I wasn’t hungry. Yes, every now and then I had my moments, but once I settled into my mealtime routine, I was ok.
The other thing that surprised me was how much more energy I started to have. Week one soon turned into week two then three… This was going good. And the weight started moving regularly, which kept up my motivation.
As time went on, I evolved onto the lifestyle plan as it suited me better. I even became a bit of a dab hand at interesting salads!! Having started at 19st 2lb five months later and I’m 14st. I’ve never been a slight build and haven’t been this weight since I was at UNI. I’ve gone from size 40inch trousers to size 34, and I feel twenty years younger!! If you are reading this, give it a go. After all, you have nothing to lose other than weight!!