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malificent7 Tue 25-Apr-17 16:16:27

I need to loose a stone and i know i will feel amazing if i do but its so dull.
Am vaguely following sw. I want pizza, chocolate , bread and butter, chinese Indian etc. Miller lights and eggs dont cut it.
Any lazy foodies lost weight without getting bored?
I love food.

user1493022461 Tue 25-Apr-17 16:34:37

Of course it is.
I eat whatever I like, I just half the amount of if I used to. I've stayed a size 12 for 15 years eating like that.

lemondropcake Tue 25-Apr-17 16:37:14

I hate slimming world muller lights, quark and crappy diet coke chicken.
Curry's and chilli spaghetti bol are all good but get boring day after day.
My fitness pal is good with exercise and wiggle room for a slight blowout at weekends.
It frustrates me that a tin of soup with some wholemeal bread would be nearly all syns used in a day but a perfectly sensible lunch on any other diet. Can't be arsed making homemade soup or other homemade lunches mid week.

WorraLiberty Tue 25-Apr-17 16:40:38

I eat the same way as user

Nothing at all is off limits. I just don't eat tons of it, or snack between meals really.

Empireoftheclouds Tue 25-Apr-17 16:40:54

I hate slimming world muller lights, quark and crappy diet coke chicken I'm the opposite. I love slimming world. Have also never eaten any of those things ^

I eat meat, fish, chicken, fruit, vegetables, dairy products and sometimes a bar of chocolate or glass of wine.

DeleteOrDecay Tue 25-Apr-17 16:41:12

YANBU I am the same no matter what weight loss method I try. Even with good old myfitnesspal calorie counting I find myself wanting lots of the things I should only really have a little of!

I also have sensory issues around food which doesn't help matters. I feel like I'm never going to get where I want to be because of my stupid food issuessad

Birdsgottaf1y Tue 25-Apr-17 16:45:17

Start lifting weights, you can have a decent amount of calories.

Then just eat food that you are preparing yourself from ingredients.

I was going to suggest low cal curries, which are different than the processed ones. But i could live on curry.

VladmirsPoutine Tue 25-Apr-17 16:47:18

Don't deprive yourself. Don't think of it as a means to an end. A lot of dieters set themselves up to fail in this way.
And also get moving.

Pinkheart5915 Tue 25-Apr-17 16:52:24

Why can't you eat that stuff?

Just have 1 standard size bar of chocolate
Have half a thin crust pizza with salad
Even bread & butter 1 slice with some soup for lunch would be fine
Order the Chinese, something like chow mien shouldn't be that bad
Order the curry, you can always avoid creamy dishes if watching calories

I don't think I've ever been on a diet even when losing baby weight the end of last year, I just ate what I wanted in smaller portions.

Up the exercise a little as that gives you a bit more flexibility with calories for the day

CheesyCrust Tue 25-Apr-17 16:54:50

Very dull. I eat what I want (as my username might imply) but don't find exercise dull so burn off the calories.

There are two ways to shed some weight. Eat fewer calories or burn more of them. I prefer the latter.

Hesdeadjim Tue 25-Apr-17 17:01:21

I'm obese (previously morbidly obese) and have been on a diet since i was 7 years old. Reliably gained a stone a year since hmm

That was until this year! I found LCHF and it's genuinely changed and saved my life.

I'm a huge huge foody, LOVE cheese and savory stuff but not much of a sweet tooth.

I've dropped my carbs down to 25g a day, fat is 70% of my caloric intake and protein is about 20%. I've lost 32lbs since new years day grin

Best of all I'm never ever hungry and I'm eating like a queen.

Breakfasts is always a coffee with 60mls double cream

Lunches: salad with cheese and olive oil, antipasti meats and olives etc, cauliflower cheese grin, smoked salmon, omelettes cooked in loads of butter with cheese

Dinners: Absolutely anything, just without the carbs. So regular meals are lamb shank with asparagus and a port sauce, belly pork, steak and stilton, chicken in creamy sauces etc etc.

The fat makes you feel satisfied and the lack of carbs keeps your blood sugar stable so you never feel hungry at all, the signal to eat just isnt there.

I've never enjoyed food more.

carefreeeee Tue 25-Apr-17 17:11:12

hesdeadjim what sort of thing does 25g of carbs equate to? eg. 1 slice of bread? or a potato? What about fruit - is that allowed?

I am trying to follow a low carb diet but finding it difficult to know what low is!

The other problem is that I'm very active and find that without carbs I just don't seem to have much energy. Does this get better after a while?

PickAChew Tue 25-Apr-17 17:14:07

Pinkheart is right. You don't need to stop eating nice food.

I'm back on the MFP wagon, after over-indulging a little at Easter. I only need to lose half a stone or so to get to where I want to be.

So far today, I've had my usual muesli, banana and coffee for breakfast, Pret Chicken and broccoli soup and a cappuccino for elevenses, and some roast pork, tomato, cucumber and avocado, with a dollop of mayo for the rest of my lunch, when I got home. I've pulled some pulled pork canneloni out of the freezer for dinner and will have that with a load of asparagus.

I shared a bottle of wine with DH, last night, but I walked 15000 steps, yesterday and earned it. I'm being fairly strict with myself for a week or two, to get rid of the bloat, then I'll up my calorie limit to closer to what I'd need to eat to maintain.

If you stop eating food that you like for a few weeks to get rid of that stone, then it's not likely to stay off. You need to train yourself to eat as if you want to be that stone lighter version of yourself, for good. So have the curry, even a creamy curry, but have a sensible portion of it with a small portion of rice and a load of veg or salad. Chinese food is easy to eat lower calorie versions of, so long as you avoid the sugary sauces and limit the deep fried stuff and keep the portions of rice or noodles moderate.

KinkyAfro Tue 25-Apr-17 17:17:01

I do Weight Watchers and my food is never dull. Today I've had poached eggs, mushrooms & bacon for breakfast; prawn salad with seafood sauce, natural yogurt, banana and honey for lunch; and tea will be cod with asparagus, samphire, peas & pancetta.

ShowMePotatoSalad Tue 25-Apr-17 17:19:48

Dieting doesn't have to be dull - you can have pizza if you want. Just don't eat the whole lot. Have a couple of slices with a big salad. have a takeaway every now and then, have a little bit of chocolate. Its not healthy to deprive yourself of everything you enjoy.

haveacupoftea Tue 25-Apr-17 17:20:16

SW is hard but it is doable for long enough to lose a stone. Try making salt and chilli chips in the actifry. Two Chubby Cubs is a brilliant site with loads of recipies not involving smash or quark.

Jaimx86 Tue 25-Apr-17 17:26:37

Agree with Cheesycrust. I've lost a stone since mid march (despite just getting back from NYC where I ate and drank a LOT for a week) because I upped my runs to 20-25miles a week. Makes you want to eat healthier to fuel your workouts, but still have something delicious for dinner at the weekend.
Have you looked at slow cooker recipes? I had a fillet of salmon slow cooked with tomatoes, greek yoghurt and spices the other night, and it didn't taste boring at all.

Teddy6767 Tue 25-Apr-17 17:31:20

I lose 2-3 pounds every week without fail and I don't calorie count at all. I just don't eat carbs (pasta, bread, rice, noodles or potatos) and I also don't eat carby fruit like bananas. I limit starchy veg like sweet potatoes and carrots to twice per week. And I limit my fruit intake to 1-2 portions per day and stick to lower carb ones like berries and apples.

Other than that I eat what I want. Had a Chinese last night (had 2 main dishes to myself and just didn't touch any of the rice or noodle sides) and I also ate a bar of chocolate. During the day I'd had a salad with buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and avocados and a bowl of veg soup. Breakfast was a protein yogurt and strawberries. Still managed to lose a pound since yesterday.
Today I'm having chicken fajitas (minus the wraps) but with all the toppings like cheese and guacamole.

Hesdeadjim Tue 25-Apr-17 17:35:11

carefreeeee no fruit and no, your 25g carbs should come from leafy veggies and not from bread or potato or anything.

Hesdeadjim Tue 25-Apr-17 17:37:01

Also yes, once you hit ketosis you have constant energy smile

luckycatclover Tue 25-Apr-17 17:47:56

I feel this right now.
Calorie counting but I want a Chinese. I think I have a bit of a junk food addiction. I don't know what it is. I don't even have much weight to lose, only a stone at the most, and I'll be so much more confident, so why??

user1493022461 Tue 25-Apr-17 17:50:40

Also yes, once you hit ketosis you have constant energy

Don't listen to this nonsense, its the low carb cult spreading a lot of dangerous crap.

lljkk Tue 25-Apr-17 18:10:07

You're wrong.
Food tastes terrific when you're actually hungry.
Even plain boiled potatoes... everything tastes good enough when you're genuinely hungry.
If my kids say they are only "hungry" for junk food, then they aren't hungry at all.

Small portions of what you like most are fine. Eat slower so that you enjoy food for longer, too.

Fiona1984 Tue 25-Apr-17 18:34:51

Avoid Muller Light yoghurts, in fact avoid anything that is 'low fat'. Diet or low fat versions are full of sugar and chemicals.
I don't diet (I'm terrible at it, constantly hungry, but I'm blessed with a fast metabolism thankfully) but I did lose weight when I cut out added sugar for February. Could be worth a try?

Hesdeadjim Tue 25-Apr-17 20:05:05

user1493022461 having eaten this way for 3 months and researched my ass off in that time, I can assure you there's nothing dangerous about nutritional ketosis smile

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