Which veggies are best for budgets?
If you're looking for the most bang for your buck in the produce aisle, a new study discovered which veggies are most nutritious for their prices.
Sweet potatoes topped the list as the most nutritious veggie for its price. Following close behind are dark leafy greens and dark green veggies, canned tomatoes, carrots and potatoes.
All of these foods are Free Foods at Slimming World—that means you can enjoy as much of them as you like, whenever you like. There's no weighing, no counting, no measuring, ever!
Here are some delicious ways to enjoy these Free Food, budget-savvy stars:
Sweet potato wedges with chili mayo – spiced sweet potato wedges are irresistible dunked into zippy chili mayo.
Scottish stew – a true one-pot wonder, this hearty stew features frugal carrot and kale.
Spaghetti Bolognese – canned tomatoes form the base of this family-favorite pasta sauce. Enjoy seconds (or thirds!)
Carrot-ginger soup – this soup pairs sweet carrots with spicy ginger—delicious!
Cheesy veggie rice bake – as a main or a side dish, this cheesy casserole has lots of green veggies and canned tomatoes.
If this sounds like a delicious way to lose weight, taste a week of slimming for free with our 7 day menu!
The latest weight loss fads
Two new fads have emerged in weight loss—and Slimming World easily tops them both!
The first is a "diet choker" necklace that acts as a food diary—it tracks all food and drink that the wearer swallows. The second is a hormone-filled nasal spray which pumps the user full of oxytocin (the "love" hormone that's released when we hug or kiss someone) to supposedly curb appetite.
While neither of these devices are available on the market yet, Slimming World's 45-year history of helping people lose weight in a safe, supportive and healthy way is a sure bet!
It’s not a quirk of fate or fancy new gadget that causes weight loss with Food Optimizing—this sensible plan works because it 's a healthy way to enjoy real food that you buy from the grocery store. There's not a single calorie to count, and many foods, like fruit, veggies, pasta, potatoes, lean meats and more, can be eaten freely—that means enjoy as much as you like, whenever you like, no counting or weighing, ever!
Members at Slimming World don’t "go on a diet" but, instead, they adopt healthy lifestyle habits that they can—and want to—keep up forever so they really are slim for life. So if you're looking for a safe, easy, filling, delicious, and evidence-based eating plan...look no further than Slimming World.
Find out more about Slimming World and get your weight loss off to a flying start today!
Loneliness and obesity are equally bad for our health
New research has found that loneliness can be just as bad for our health as obesity—even going so far as to say loneliness is as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and being an alcoholic.
Loneliness and obesity can often go hand in hand—something that Slimming World understands very well. That's why we place as much emphasis on the friendly, warm, personalized support you'll get as a member, as we do on our generous and flexible healthy eating plan.
Many of our members describe feelings of isolation and loneliness before they discovered Slimming World—where they lose weight and gain support and friendship!
Lovely member Deborah experienced loneliness and depression after the birth of her daughter:
I was 140lbs overweight and had low self-esteem. My weight and size affected me at work because I had no self confidence and was unable to be the person I wanted to be—lack of self worth held me back.
Now, with 140lbs gone, Deborah looks forward to each new day:
Slimming World isn’t about just losing weight—it’s also about getting my life back, improving my life and maintaining my fantastic new zest for life!
And, in Deborah's words, she lost the weight and "yet I've never eaten more pasta and potatoes in my life!" You can learn more about all the Slimming World support you'll receive as a member. Together, we can do amazing things!
Discover your diabetes risk
March 24 marks the start of the American Diabetes Association's Alert Day campaign, which encourages Americans to take a test to discover their type 2 diabetes risk.
The Diabetes Risk Test asks users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history, and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Preventative tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their health care provider.
If the test reveals that you’re at risk of diabetes, losing weight can greatly reduce your risk—and Slimming World is your next step for help and support! Slimming World’s eating plan, called Food Optimizing, is based on foods that are all easily found at the grocery store. The focus is on foods that are lowest in energy density and highest in appetite satisfaction—fruits and vegetables, whole grains and pasta, lean meat, fish and eggs—and these are all Free Foods, which means you can eat as much as you like, whenever you like...not a single calorie to count!
Helen Drye discovered she was borderline diabetic—and rewrote her health history with Slimming World, losing a fantastic 45 lbs!
When I first joined Slimming World I was taking six pills a day to keep my blood pressure at a healthy level. By the time I had lost 30lbs, I needed half the number—and I’m no longer classified as having borderline diabetes, either. My results for both blood pressure and diabetes were completely normal last time they were checked.
If you’d love to lose weight without hunger, and enjoy a healthier future, join Slimming World Online this month to get $50 off 3 months of membership—that means you'll get 3 months of membership for just $45!
Pizza night, Slimming World-style
Pizza night is a fast, fun and tasty option for dinner, especially when you're gathering with friends and family. However, most pizza isn't great for our weight loss. With Slimming World, pizza is definitely still on the menu—made with a few tweaks to keep it weight-loss friendly and just as delicious!
Making your own pizza is the best way to control exactly what and how much goes into it. And whipping up pizza from scratch—dough and all!—can take less time than it takes to call and wait for delivery.
For your pizza basics:
- Pizza dough – 3 ingredients and little kneading give you a crispy crust—roll it out as thin as you like!
- Tomato sauce – a staple for homemade pizza making, this tomato sauce is deeply flavorful and can be made in advance and frozen.
- Hummus pizza sauce – a tasty and creative alternative to tomato sauce!
This is one of the best parts of homemade pizza—top it with as much of whatever you like! And many topping options, like veggies and lean meats, are Free Foods with Slimming World. That means you can eat as much of them as you like—no counting, no weighing, no measuring, ever! We encouage members to enjoy measured amounts of cheese if they like, and this would be a perfect place to use your favorite cheesy choice.
Some topping combinations to choose from:
If this sounds like a delicious way to lose weight, taste a week of slimming with our free 7-day menu!