My mum and I decided to take a leap and start attending Slimming World meetings to help support our new healthy eating regime.
For as long as I can remember I have been overweight, but now I am obese and it is definitely time to do something about it.
We went along to a local meeting where we were greeted at the door by a friendly face, our group leader. She sat us down with two other newbies and explained how the diet worked.
You have unlimited ‘free’ foods (fruit, vegetables, meat (so long as there’s no visible fat and it isn’t cooked in oil), and rice, pasta-esque items), then your healthy extras (1 dairy item and 1 bread item – these need to be weighed and monitored), and your ‘syns’ (those naughty extras are allowed so long as you keep them to 15 syns a day).
The first recipe we tried is this dinner -- perfect in its simplicity. A nice and healthy take on a British classic: fish and chips.
You can find the recipe here.