Is this enough food?

(142 Posts)
Babysafari Mon 13-Jun-16 20:36:25

This is what me and dh had for dinner. A whole baked potato each with butter, grated cheese, 1/2 a tin of beans each and 1/2 a tub of coleslaw plus 1/2 a bag of scampi each.

Dh is still starving but is very overweight and wants to cut back. He'd usually have a whole bag of scampi to himself.

Before anyone tells me off I know it's not the healthiest meal but it has to be something quick and easy on Mondays and it was what I fancied.

SquidgeyMidgey Mon 13-Jun-16 20:37:38

That's huge, more than my 6'4" brick outhouse ever-hungry DH would eat.

HairySubject Mon 13-Jun-16 20:37:46

That sounds like a lot of food to me so yes definitely enough! I would have a baked potato and the coleslaw but then I don't like scampi

Snowberry86 Mon 13-Jun-16 20:37:53

I would have had the baked potato without the scampi.

But then I'm a very small eater so possibly not what others would do.

Scarydinosaurs Mon 13-Jun-16 20:38:10

Make him drink a big old glass of water. I bet he's thirsty. To me, that sounds like three meals- but I do have a small appetite.

PenelopePitstops Mon 13-Jun-16 20:38:38

Bloody hell that's loads.

A potato and some cheese is enough for me.

NashvilleQueen Mon 13-Jun-16 20:38:45

I am overweight and a healthy appetite but I think that's too much rather than 'enough' to be honest. I couldn't manage to eat that amount - it's all a bit stodgy and heavy.

Snowberry86 Mon 13-Jun-16 20:38:52

Have you read how may calories were in the coleslaw? If DH is trying to lose weight then that's the first thing I would get rid of.

longdiling Mon 13-Jun-16 20:39:14

That is loads and loads of food. Way too much I would have thought. I can put a fair amount away but even I would struggle with that. I guess it depends on calories throughout the day as to whether you are over eating in general of course. I'd recommend downloading the myfitnesspal app so you can check portion size etc

Toffeelatteplease Mon 13-Jun-16 20:39:18

Sorry but it looks all wrong on so many levels. Have you tried logging everything you eat on an app like my fitness pal. Think you would find it useful

Passthecake30 Mon 13-Jun-16 20:39:36

I think the baked potato, beans and scampi would've been enough. Too much for me in one sitting, but dp could eat it. Has he got an active job?

expatinscotland Mon 13-Jun-16 20:39:48

That's a lot. I would have had the scampi and the potato with beans because I'm lactose intolerant.

Hassled Mon 13-Jun-16 20:40:32

That's a lot of food. You could lose the scampi and/or the coleslaw and still be OK.

FellOutOfBed2wice Mon 13-Jun-16 20:41:05

I'm no paragon of virtue but that just doesn't sound very well balanced to me. I would have had the jacket with cheese and beans and salad.

blueskyinmarch Mon 13-Jun-16 20:41:35

Gosh that is loads. A baked potato, no butter, beans with a sprinkling of cheese would be sufficient. Or cheese but bulk out the plate with loads of salad. Why were the scampi required at all?

Kariana Mon 13-Jun-16 20:42:13

That's a huge amount of food! I wonder how many calories that works out at!

JackShit Mon 13-Jun-16 20:42:31

Jacket spuds vary massively in size though. A small jacket with beans, cheese and salad is fine imo, but I'd lose the coleslaw and scampi.

longdiling Mon 13-Jun-16 20:42:54

Just putting rough amounts in myfitnesspal I make that around 750 calories, heck of a lot for one meal

RipeningApples Mon 13-Jun-16 20:43:08

We are big eaters - top of our bmi. We love food. We'd have had' baked spud, tbs grated cheese, two TBS baked beans and a side salad. No coleslaw. Certainly no scampi.

We might have a bag of scampi between three with chips and peas. Not three incl dh and ds.

blueskyinmarch Mon 13-Jun-16 20:43:12

Has he got something like Myfitnesspal downloaded so he can track calories? I think that meal would be a real eye-opener.

Marthacliffscumbag Mon 13-Jun-16 20:43:37

That's thousands of calories in one meal, it sounds like your OH has no idea how many calories he's taking in/how many he needs. Log everything that goes in your mouth for one week and take it from there.

madcapcat Mon 13-Jun-16 20:43:39

Where are the vegetables? A big salad with that instead of the coleslaw and the scampi would be healthier and hopefully more filling. Second the glass of water too.

Sparkletastic Mon 13-Jun-16 20:43:58

That's tons of food. Would DH try Mediterranean approach low carbing? He needs to major on the protein and veg to feel lastingly full.

NerrSnerr Mon 13-Jun-16 20:44:31

Personally I would have just had the potato and cheese, my husband whole have had the potato beans and cheese. That is a huge meal. I agree with trying My Fitness Pal and being honest about the meals (weighing food not just estimating).

Mumoftwoyoungkids Mon 13-Jun-16 20:44:43

Seems quite a lot to me. Could you do a load of boiled carrots to go with it if he needs more bulk.

Or perhaps some raw carrot sticks now to fill him up before he reaches for the biscuits.

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