I’m trying out an SP day today, where I’m only allowed to eat Speed and Protein foods.
The idea is that, although it’s not a required part of the Slimming World food optimisation plan, it is meant to speed up your weight loss. And I’ve been in a bit of slump recently, and need something to re-ignite my progress.
The problem is that it’s not as easy as it would first seem to do an SP day. There are a lot of free foods out there (potatoes, pasta, and so on) that are not speed. It’s worth checking the membership book, because I was surprised at some of them.
For instance, every now and again people in my class talk about swapping out potatoes for sweet potatoes when making chips – so it might be easy to assume that sweet potatoes are speed – but they aren’t. Neither are parsnips, sweet corn or peas.
And when it comes to fruit, there are loads that are free but not speed, including
blueberries, cherries, kiwi, mango, pomegranate, bananas, grapes, and pineapple. So I need to be really careful when picking out fruit to eat, especially those pre-cut fruit pots from supermarkets that often have grapes and pineapple in them.
The food planning is the tricky bit. Dinners will probably be okay because I can have a steak and salad, or some chilli and roasted vegetables. However lunches pose more of a challenge to my imagination. There are only so many times I can eat salad and cold meat before my taste buds shut down. And I’m not much of a fan of soup. So if anyone has any ideas for SP meals let me know.
Update: Blueberries have been re-defined as a speed fruit. Enjoy!