For a month now I have been a couple of lbs away from my two stone award and I have to say that it’s driving me INSANE. I want that award but I know that putting pressure on myself just isn’t going to work so I thought I would try something different. I had heard a lot of good things about the Extra Easy SP plan. It’s a plan designed to use for a couple of days to speed your weight loss along.
For those that don’t know, the SP plan is a plan designed to be used for a few days to boost your weight loss by eating as much Speed and Protein foods as possible. The meals you eat should consist of at least 50% Speed (most fruit and vegetables which you can find in your Food Optimising Book) and the rest are food labelled as Protein (a lot of lean meat, fish, eggs etc) and trying to reach for more Speed foods to snack on in between meals. You still have your syns and you can have two healthy extra b options. When I first heard about this plan I didn’t think I would ever want to do it as I love pasta too much and you can’t have them on this plan.
After thinking about it and getting increasingly wound up at myself I decided it was time to try it for a few days, just to see if I enjoyed it. Seen as you can have two healthy b choices I decided to have oats so I could make some baked oats and then I decided to have an Alpen Light bar as speed and a healthy extra. I also decided to get a lot of fresh berries in and loads of nice speedy vegetables. The meals I chose were turkey chilli with cauliflower rice, diet pepsi chicken with speedy stir fry and bolognese mince packed with speed food and served with courgetti. I was really impressed by all of the meals I made and really enjoyed eating the cauliflower rice so much so that I’m having it again this week with turkey chilli again.
I have to say that I found the Extra Easy SP plan quite easy to stick to and funnily enough, for those few days I didn’t miss pasta, rice or potatoes which was an amazing feeling knowing I could do this plan quite easily. Having done the SP plan for a few days and looking into it a bit more, I can see that there are so many other meal options available and I can easily incorporate the meals I already have into the SP days. If you’re a Slimming World member, there is also a 7 day meal plan on their website.
Overall, I was really surprised with this plan and would definitely give it a go again. Have you tried the Extra Easy SP plan? Would you recommend it?