As I’ve said before, there are some things you only know if you’ve ever joined Slimming World (like you’re the only fucker who’s ever heard of Quark and you’ll quite happily try to pass off a walk to the offy for prosecco as body magic).
While you’re first starting out it can be a bit of a minefield getting your head around free food and speed food and healthy extras all all that BUT it really does teach you how to have a better relationship with food. You’ll fall in love with cooking everything from scratch (because you don’t really have much of choice tbh) and seeing what inventions and junk food alternatives you can make out of nothing more than caulifower, a spice rack and hope.
There are certain thing you can buy to make life that little bit easier when it comes to cooking, because let’s face it, we’re all too busy to spend hours in the kitchen and can be tempted to make dead easy convenience food that quickly turns boring and then even more quickly turns into phoning a Dominos.
Faux carbs are all the rage right now and they’re absolutely essential (in my opinion) if you’re going to do SP days consistently and speed up your weight loss. You can buy the pre-made packs in most supermarkets now but it’s much, much cheaper just to buy a bag of carrots or courgettes and make it yourself. This Salter electric spiralizer does all the hard work for you (no manual labour involved) so you can have courgetti and boodles (butternut noodles) in actual seconds.