Please tell me what I can eat.(6 Posts)
Instead of thinking of all the things I am having to give up, I'm trying to be positive this time and think of all the things I can eat. However I'm not very good at this, clearly, otherwise I wouldn't be so overweight. I need to lose around 5 and a half stone and I'm aiming for around 1400 calories per day.
Morning- porridge, eggs, fruit, yoghurt, anything else?
Lunch- salad, soup, what else?
Dinner- lean meat, lots of veg, lose the potatoes, is that it?
Snacks- nuts, fruit, there must be more?!
I don't like pasta and and trying to steer clear of bread because my skin is much better when I don't eat it. I like all meat and most fruit and veg but nothing exotic or weird. I only like salmon, cod and tuna when it comes to fish.
Does anyone have anything to add to help? I have a Fitbit and am trying to up my activity each day too.
Are you on my fitness pal? I'd recommend getting lots of 'friends' on that and scrolling through their food diaries to get food ideas.
(Friend me - same user name)
I eat high fibre cereal for breakfast, then lots of soup at lunchtimes (with flat bread), and usually a low-carb dinner followed by a Club Biscuit or some other low-calorie treat AND a mug of Cadbury highlights stops me snacking most nights
I'm not on my fitness pal but I do log all my food on my Fitbit app which measures input and output. I will look in to it though, it would be great to have friends along the way.
If I'm honest I don't really know what low carb is. I understand bread, pasta, potatoes etc but tomatoes, onions and hummus I don't get!
I'm not following low carb but I know lots of people that do it and it works for them. The social aspect of MFP really keeps you motivated, and I think you can sync your Fitbit with it.
For breakfast you can have eggs (made with cream and cheese if you want, a small amount keeps you full) or full fat natural Greek yogurt with berries and some honey?
Lunch could be nice homemade soups, leftovers from the night before, goats cheese salad (my favourite!), wraps made with either a tortilla or lettuce to save calories (filled with lovely fresh salad, cheese, tuna, chicken etc etc)
Dinner could be a homemade creamy curry (you could replace rice with cauliflower rice to save more calories), cauliflower cheese, lovely steak with a creamy sauce and dressing.
You can tell I'm on a low carb eating plan because those are a few of my favourite meals. I'm finding since I switched from high carb and low fat to low carb and high fat, the meals I cook myself are more exciting because I use lots of lovely cheese, cream and butter to make them taste lovely
For the ultimate weight-loss day try doing a version of a fast but, and here's the great get-out, you can eat as much lean protein as you want to stop yourself from ever feeling hungry. That means something simple like getting a chicken - roast or boiled (for stock) and picking at the meat as you need to. It's not glamorous, but it's easy and it really works. Then go back to a day with veggies the next day. It's not glamorous, but my God it is effective. I've lost more than four stone.
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