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what do you eat for lunch when trying to lose weight?

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twinsufficient Fri 01-Jan-16 20:21:27

As the title says I need some inspiration for lunches (both for work and home) as I need to lose 4 stone. Any good ideas?

Idefix Fri 01-Jan-16 20:27:23

For work I make a batch of soup, once made you don't have to think about calories etc for each lunch. Also very filling and good way of getting lots of fibre and nutrients in.

At home I tend to go for eggs a lot, scrambled or poached on wholemeal toast, peanut butter on toast is also good and very filling.

Good luck!

JoyceDivision Fri 01-Jan-16 20:27:24

Dunno but shamelessly place marking!

Donthate Fri 01-Jan-16 20:29:23

Soup or poached egg on a slice of toast. You can poach an egg in the microwave at work if you have one. Salads are good too.

twinsufficient Fri 01-Jan-16 20:30:30

Thanks Idefix! I get so bored of the same old things everyday and I end up buying rubbish. Need to lose the weight this time though

janethegirl2 Fri 01-Jan-16 20:31:03

Tend not to eat lunch if I'm trying to lose weight.
Have a reasonable breakfast, then eat again in early evening.

twinsufficient Fri 01-Jan-16 20:31:04

Any salad ideas?

PhoebeMcPeePee Fri 01-Jan-16 20:35:17

I have a huge salad with some sort of protein (tuna, hard boiled eggs, chicken or turkey) or if I'm really hungry & not having a big dinner will have it with a small jacket potato & beans or an omelette, veggie soup, stir-fry - basically not a sandwich and lots of fruit & veg.

WiIdfire Fri 01-Jan-16 20:36:31

Spicy tomato soup:

1 litre tomato juice
1 litre veg stock
1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper
Loads of mushrooms
1 tin of mixed beans in chilli sauce
Add tobasco to taste

Cook on stove until veggies cooked.

Recipe stolen from HelenLuvsRob, but I love it and have it all the time, very few calories.

Thissameearth Wed 06-Jan-16 19:27:14

For lunch I generally always have:

Soup - tinned veggie soup or my own (potato, a carrot, onion, leek, handful of red lentils with veg stock and loads of parsley and black pepper).
Salady things: handful of fresh spinach, handful of cooked prawns/salmon/chicken, maybe cherry toms or radishes. Chuck in handful of seeds if have to hand. Or feta cheese and spinach with cucumber and toms and vinegar and maybe few seeded crackers.
Then with "main" from above I'd have a couple of tangerines and apple with that or maybe one piece of fruit and a small yoghurt. Big glass of water or rooibus (not normal tea as I'll want a biscuit!)
Keep a packet of almonds in desk at work but have at most a small handful a day.

Tin of veggie soup - have three

toffeeboffin Fri 15-Jan-16 19:17:01

Massive veggie omelet topped with smoked salmon and feta.

Pile of spinach, loads of chopped veg, balsamic dressing. Top with walnuts.

You will be full for hours.

Or massive bowl of soup, couple of ryvitas and tuna or hard boiled eggs, or smoked mackerel or chicken. Veg sticks on side.

FishOn Fri 15-Jan-16 19:22:22

I don't have a 'massive' anything as I find my issue is portion size. Tuna salad today, more salad than tuna, in a medium sized Tupperware dish. Easy on the salad dressing.

Dh is fond of sardines with his. (both trying to lose 20lb)

toffeeboffin Fri 15-Jan-16 19:28:29

'Massive' salad = 200 calories.

'Massive' pasta bake = 1000 calories.

The reason you need to eat 'massive' amounts of veg rather than pasta/bread/spuds etc is to stop yourself snacking later on.

Worked for me.

MoodyOne Sun 17-Jan-16 11:56:49

I tend to have tomato and red pepper soup , it's really easy
8 tomatoes
4 red peppers
(Just chop them all up an de seed them)
Roast them in the oven for 40 mins,
Then blend add salt pepper garlic to taste and I simmer for about ten mins ...
Then that makes my soup or all week
I sometimes add some pasta shells or croutons if I'm feeling really hungry but I tend to only eat about 300 kcals per meal xx

VinoEsmeralda Sun 17-Jan-16 12:01:06

Im on SW and my lunches are:

butternut squash, black bean chili ( no rice but you could have it if you like)
lasagna ( amazing)
salad with tuna or cheese
spice sweet potato and butternut squash soup
roasted vegetables with feta and then finished off with a mixture of tomatoes and egg ( bit like a tortilla)
pasta with gammon and leek
singapore noodles

I tend to batch cook and make a meal for 4 which I freeze in 4 single portions ready for lunch to take out in the evening.

regisitme Sun 17-Jan-16 12:07:02

I have a light pitta bread with some hummus, felafel and cucumber/tomato quite often - it comes in at 300 cals. Also sometimes the same pitta with a chickpea/curry "burger" and some salad and mango chutney - very filling.

I do a chunky minestrone soup with cannellini beans/lentils and spaghetti with courgette, celery and carrot and a dash of chilli. Serve with a slice of bread and is also 300 cals and very filling too.

Chelsea26 Sun 17-Jan-16 12:10:18

Mason jar salads are really good as you can make them in advance. There are loads of recipes online if you google them. My favourite is coronation chicken (made with fat free yoghurt) layered with spinach, radishes, onions, celery, cherry tomatoes, mange tout and anything else salady that I can find!

Cassimin Sun 17-Jan-16 12:10:51

Google slimming world lunches.
The frittata is lovely and can be kept for a couple of days in fridge. Eat it with salad.

imwithspud Sun 17-Jan-16 12:11:29

Veg soup for me.

cece Sun 17-Jan-16 12:18:26

Poached egg on toast or a plainish sandwich (no high calorie fillings)

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