Publication Date06 October 2021
Publication titlePaisley Daily Express

Celebrate National Curry Week with Slimming World

2 06.10.2021


e are a nation of curry lovers, which is why we cannot wait for National Curry Week (4-10th October) to begin! Since the 1970s, curry houses have spiced things up on high streets up and down the country, and millions of curries are consumed every week. And our love affair shows no signs of slowing which is why we are celebrating with National Curry Week.

The good news is, even if you have a weight-loss goal to aim for this month, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy flavoursome curry-inspired dishes with Slimming World.

In this exclusive seven-day eating plan, you'll learn how to cook up a storm with delicious recipes that are second to naan. From a fab fish and chickpea curry to sizzling beef vindaloo, you'll discover that with Slimming World, losing weight still tastes great. What's more, you could lose up to 7lbs in just two weeks*.

As well as tasty recipes, we'll also share the benefits of Slimming World's flexible Food Optimising plan.

And if you want to continue your weight-loss journey, you'll find an exclusive free membership offer in the Daily Star this weekend. By joining a Slimming World group you'll discover how to develop

new habits, form a new mindset, and get into a new, healthy lifestyle groove - without giving up your favourite foods.

*Slimming World recommends a safe and steady weight loss of 1-2lbs per week, but you may lose more in your first weeks

How it works

¦ Choose one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner every day. Feel free to repeat meals you enjoy and you'll find more ideas at www.slimmingworld.co.uk or www.slimmingworld.ie ¦ Slimming World's eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the scientific principles of appetite regulation and helps members to reduce their energy intake and lose weight without ever feeling hungry or deprived. It's based on an understanding of how a food's

nutrient content and energy density (its calories per gram) affect satiety (our sense of satisfaction and fullness).

¦ Free Food is at the heart of Food Optimising. Foods that are Free include, fruit, veg, pasta, rice, potatoes, pulses, lean meat (and some plant-based proteins e.g. Quorn), fat-free dairy, fish and poultry. These are low in energy density and higher in

protein and carbohydrate, which helps to satisfy the appetite and keep us feeling fuller for longer. Base your meals around Free Food (printed in bold) and, to make meals flavoursome and tasty, stock your store cupboard with herbs, low-calorie cooking spray, oil-free tomato purée, seasoning, soy sauce, spices and stock cubes, most of which can be used freely to flavour meals.

¦ For an overall healthy balanced diet, Slimming World encourages you to enjoy measured amounts of foods that provide calcium, like milk and cheese (two portions per day), and those providing fibre and other essential minerals and nutrients, such as wholemeal bread, high-fibre cereals,

nuts and seeds (one portion per day). These can be part of your meals, in hot drinks or on their own as a snack. We've provided specific

measurements where we've included them in the plan, and where you're enjoying them separately: ¦ Choose 350ml skimmed milk, 250ml semi-skimmed milk or 400ml plain unsweetened soya/almond milk with added calcium. Or opt for 30g full-fat hard cheese, like Cheddar or 40g reduced-fat hard cheese. ¦ Enjoy 2 slices of wholemeal bread (from a small 400g loaf) or a 60g wholemeal roll/ pitta, or 40g plain porridge oats or 2

wholewheat cereal biscuits. Or opt for 20 whole/plain almonds or 2 level tbsp chia seeds. Other options are available too, you'll find out more when you join Slimming World. If you have dietary requirements, let Slimming World know when you join and you'll get specific advice to help tailor the plan to your needs.

¦ Treat yourself. Enjoy up to two options from the list provided every day on page 8.

Top tips for success

¦ Trim all visible fat off meats and remove skin from poultry.

¦ If you feel hungry between meals, snack on Free Food and for the very best weight loss, reach for fresh fruit or vegetables first. Fruit and veg that are lowest in energy density are called Speed Free Food.

¦ For extra health benefits and filling power, choose wholegrains, e.g.

wholemeal pasta or wholegrain rice, where you can.

¦ Aim to have between 6 and 8

drinks a day - choose water, sugar-free drinks, tea and coffee. Remember any milk needs to come from your allowance.

¦ The most successful slimmers join a group or online programme for shared support, inspiration and motivation.


Tofu scramble Spray a non-stick pan with low-calorie cooking spray and cook some chopped tomatoes and crushed garlic. Reduce the heat and add some baby spinach and crumbled plain, firm tofu. Cover and cook. Season to taste and serve hot with some grilled portobello mushrooms and vine tomatoes.

Bacon and egg muffin Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and fry halved cherry tomatoes until broken down. Season to taste and set aside.

Meanwhile, grill 1 bacon medallion (all visible fat removed) until cooked. Halve a 65g Sainsbury's wholemeal muffin (from your allowance) and top with the tomatoes, bacon and a poached egg. Season to taste and top with the other half of the muffin to serve.

Breakfast omelette Spray a non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and add 2 beaten eggs. Fry until cooked through. Fill the omelette...

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