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Mfp - going over sugar and carbs loads everyday, help?

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Titsalinabumsquash Fri 26-Jun-15 10:54:41

Does anyone have any lunch and breakfast (not cooked for breakfast please) ideas that will lower my ridiculous sugar intake.
I tend to raid the fruit bowl for breakfast and lunch and mfp is saying I'm way, way over my sugar and carbs for the day although I'm stl within calories.

InMySpareTime Fri 26-Jun-15 11:00:55

-A small handful of nuts
-A boiled egg (cook it the night before if cooking in the morning is tricky)
-Chicken or ham
-smoked salmon

Vivacia Sun 28-Jun-15 15:14:52

If you are still within your calories, then you don't need to worry. You only need to worry where they are coming from if it's effecting your health (e.g. the sugar might be detrimental to your dental health) or you count your macros.
Give us more detail about your diet and we can suggest alternatives. E.g. if you eat fruit for breakfast why not try having half of the fruit with fat-free Greek yogurt or into a milk shake?

Titsalinabumsquash Sun 28-Jun-15 16:57:50

It is mainly fruit that's the problem, I'm breastfeeding DD (10 weeks) and she's a Velcro baby so I find it's easier to grab something from the fruit bowl a few times a day whilst. feeding to keeps going.

Breakfast I struggle with too because it has to be quick I tend to have cereal which is sugary

Vivacia Sun 28-Jun-15 17:09:52

Quick (in addition to Spare's suggestions):
- prepared raw carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, pickled onions, cucumber etc perhaps with 30g of reduced fat dip or humus.
- packs of chicken, turkey or ham.
- cheese (baby bel do some that are fairly low calorie).
- pasta salad, potato salad or pea salad ready made in the fridge.

You're basically looking to replace some of the fast kick sugar with satiating protein or slow release complex carbs, I guess?

Titsalinabumsquash Sun 28-Jun-15 17:15:13

Yep, with all the bad press that sugar is getting lately o figure it's a good idea to get more of a balance.

I have eggs for lunch most days, we have chickens so I have an regular supply.

Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day.

I'll make up some Tupperware snack tubs in the fridge for the coming weeks.

I am losing weight consistently and steadily at 2lbs a week so I'm not worried too much I just wanted to get more variety. Thanks smile

Vivacia Sun 28-Jun-15 17:16:33

It sounds as though you're doing great, and variety is something I don't always manage.

Vivacia Sun 28-Jun-15 17:16:45

Oh, how about soup?

Titsalinabumsquash Sun 28-Jun-15 17:55:51

I love soup, I have a soup maker too : I'll have to eat it cool though, I worry about dropping hot food on her while feeding, I am becoming a master of one handed eating grin

InMySpareTime Sun 28-Jun-15 18:00:51

You can drink soup from a mug if that's easier one-handed...

Vivacia Sun 28-Jun-15 18:14:21

Or one of those thermos cups with a lid on?

Newquay Sun 28-Jun-15 19:41:21

I've started to make green smoothies for breakfast - kale/spinach/lettuce - a few nuts and milled flax seed - a little bit of frozen fruit like half a banana or a few frozen berries. Maybe a bit of yoghurt or a half of avocado to make it creamy - even a few millet flakes or oats to add some bulk. And it's really filled me up and is quite low in carbs. It's not everyone's cup of tea (literally ya ha ha) but it's replaced my high carb porridge or cereal habit. Plus I get a lo more energy from the green veg. Then max out on lean protein lunch - chicken breast, turkey breast, total zero % fat free yoghurt, tin of tuna. I expect quorn might be good? I've seen some marks n Spencer's now do roasted chicken in the deli counter - good lunch low carb option?

Titsalinabumsquash Sun 28-Jun-15 21:49:03

I will give the smoothies a go, I make them for the kids enough after school so I could do one for breakfast. smile

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