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:
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Yes, you can eat carbs and lose weight!
One of the trendiest ways to lose weight now is to cut carbs—but before you say farewell to fettuccine and bye-bye to bread, a new study proved that a low-carb diet isn't the best way to lose weight.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducted a study where participants ate either a low-fat or low-carb diet for two weeks. Both groups lost a similar amount of weight, and the study concluded that an overall reduction of calories, rather than carbs or fat, was what made weight loss successful.
This exactly supports the science behind Slimming World's healthy eating plan called Food Optimizing. No food is banned, and many foods—including pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat, fruit, veggies and more—can be eaten freely, meaning there's no counting, no weighing, and no measuring at all. By filling up on these "Free Foods", calorie intake is naturally lowered—without members counting a single thing!—and members feel full and satisfied.
Take a look at what a week of eating Slimming World-style is like with our free 7 day menu. No tricks, no gimmicks, no pills, no counting—just real, delicious food prepared healthily by you!
3 ways to ace a healthy lunch
Back-to-school season is her and whether you're packing your kid's lunch or your own, there are tons of delicious options with Food Optimizing!
If you’re a sandwich fan…
- choose fillings like lean chicken, beef, ham, tuna, egg or shrimp with lettuce and tomato—all can be eaten freely with Food Optimizing!
- pile your sandwich fillings high on two whole-wheat bread slices to make two open-faced sandwiches
If you’re a salad lover…
Salads are much more than just a few lettuce leaves and a lone tomato. Throw together any combination of these for a fab and filling salad that will be the envy of the lunchroom!
- pasta, rice, couscous or quinoa
- hard-boiled eggs
- leftover roasted veggies
- canned beans
- cooked lean meat, deli-sliced ham or turkey, or canned fish
- lettuce, tomatoes, onions, scallions, beets
Top with fat-free balsamic vinaigrette or fat-free French dressing and enjoy as much as you like.
If you like something hot…
- some canned soups can be a great source of veggies, protein and fiber. Whether you use the microwave or bring it in a thermos, hot soup is a warming and filling lunch!
- a plain baked potato is a fantastic staple for lunches. Top with anything you like—chili, veggies, meats—and enjoy as much as you like!
If this sounds like a filling, family-friendly way to lose weight (and it truly is!), you can taste a week of Food Optimizing for yourself with our free 7-day menu!
Do you need to eat breakfast to lose weight? A new study says…
Breakfast: it’s long been said it’s the most important meal of that day, and eating it actually helps you lose weight. Or does it?
Researchers at Columbia University studied three groups of people: those who ate a high-fiber breakfast, those who ate a low-fiber breakfast and those who didn't eat breakfast. Those who skipped breakfast lost weight during the study.
Breakfast has its benefits, and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines strongly recommend eating a nutrient-rich breakfast. A good breakfast can give you energy and prevent mid-morning hunger pangs.
With Slimming World, you can enjoy breakfast, or skip it, and still lose weight healthily.
Food Optimizing, Slimming World’s generous and flexible eating plan, is perfect for non-breakfast people and breakfast lovers alike, because you can eat whenever you want—whether it’s first thing in the morning or just before bed. There are no limits to how many meals you eat—you eat when you’re hungry! You’ll still lose weight because Food Optimizing encourages you to eat filling foods that are naturally low in calories, like fruit, veggies, eggs, pasta, potatoes and lean meat.
Whether you enjoy a big breakfast every morning or can’t face food until noon, find out how Slimming World can support you in your weight loss!
Celebrate potatoes on National Potato Day!
August 19 is a celebration of National Potato Day—and there are so many reasons to love super spuds.
The humble potato is a surprising source of nutrition, packed with high levels of essential vitamins and minerals. On average, a medium potato holds up to 45% of your daily recommended vitamin C—and we thought oranges had all the vitamin C answers!
The best thing about potatoes is, you can enjoy them to your heart's content and still lose weight. With Slimming World’s Food Optimizing plan, potatoes, as well as all other vegetables, are a Free Food…which means you can eat as many as you like, with no counting, no weighing and no measuring whatsoever!
Regular or sweet, potatoes are delicious and versatile in so many dishes...
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