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What did you eat today - MFP?

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FedoraTheExplora Wed 20-Jan-16 19:43:50

Swapping from low carb to low cal as low carb is far too strict for me - although am still going to really cut down on carbs due to the calorie level.

Got a target of 1340 calories on MFP and am nowhere near it yet I feel satisfied..

Today I had some grapes for breakfast and a few bites of DDs toast and cheese, a turkey sandwich with the crusts cut off for lunch and 1 slice of tinned peach, beef stew with no potatoes but tons and tons of veg at dinner and a little fudge bar and a cup of tea with 2 sugars this afternoon .. Grand total: 746!

Is this right? Do I need to eat more?! Am I really going to lose weight this way? Can I have a glass of prosecco and another fudge now and still be under 1000 cal? shockhmm

On Atkins I feel like i ate much less but was probably much more calorific , tons of cheese and cream and chicken skin etc. so this is a bit of a shock to the system.

Please tell me what you eat/ have eaten on MFP to give me an idea of what's normal.


TENDTOprocrastinate Sun 28-Feb-16 10:23:12

Breakfast 228cal branflakes with milk/raisins/grapes

Snack 160cal- sandwich thin with marmite/Lurpak lighter

Lunch- fruit/veg smoothie (Jason vale recipe) and a cereal bar 362cal

Dinner- chicken fajitas inc cheese (homemade) 465cal

Snack- olives 62 cal


I've got my fitness pal set for me to loose 1lbs per week. I've lost 10lbs in the past 10 weeks so it's definitely working (I was 9st 1lbs, I'm now 8st 5)

I think you may get hungrier the more days you do it (I started being initially under cal and then got rather hungry by day 3+)

TENDTOprocrastinate Sun 28-Feb-16 10:24:31

My target it 1250 btw and I try to do excercise so that I can eat a little more!

PumpkinPie2013 Sun 28-Feb-16 12:53:24

My target is 1200 calories.

So far today, I've had Aldi tropical granola with a petit filous fromage frais plus a cup of tea with no sugar and skimmed milk for breakfast.

Lunch was half a pot of skinny soup with a wholemeal Pitt bread, 50g of grapes.

Just having a second cup of tea smile

Got 608 calories left today so having roast chicken for tea (only eat the breast meat) plus veg - I won't have potatoes to keep the calories down.

So on track to be under the limit today.

Last time I did MFP, I found some days I ate fewer calories and some days slightly over but it balanced out over the week. I still managed to lose a stone in a month.

I'm coming back to it because I've had quite a stressful few months so I've eaten way to.much crap and put about 6lbs on sad

Got a new job to start after Easter so wanting to shift the weight for that.

I'm going to treat myself to some new work clothes if I manage it grin

TwoLittleBlooms Mon 02-May-16 22:36:00

Breakfast - 208 cals - porridge (golden syrup flavour) made with almond milk and a coffee with almond milk,

Lunch - 392 cals - cheese toasty (2 slices wholemeal bread, 30g red leicester, 20g lighter olive spread), 20g rocket leaves with 10ml of balsamic vinegar and 15ml bgty mayo.

Dinner - 531 cals - Colmans coq au vin as per recipe on packet mix, 200g mash made with desiree potatoes and 10g of lighter olive spread, 1 mini sweetcorn cob, 100g cauliflower.

Snacks (so far over course of day) - 221 - bgty rice cake with 10g of sainsburys light cracked black pepper cream cheese and 5g of rocket (x2), 25g metcalfes skinny salted and sweet popcorn and two coffees with almond milk.

I have burnt 268 calories through exercise today.(did an hour but have been doing 30mins daily since beginning normally).

My calorie allowance was set at 1200 by MFP but I increased it manually to 1500 as that is what I should be eating according to the NHS (although only met that upper limit yesterday as I had a pot noodle blush ), I am 5ft 6 inches and weighed 14st 2lb and have dropped 3lbs since Thursday (when I began).

onitlikeacarbonnet Mon 02-May-16 23:03:40

Odd breakfast due to need for shopping.
I had a banana. Then about an hour later 2 oatcakes and about 50g of houmous. 327 cals.
Lunch was a slice of seeded bread, baked beans and a quorn sausage. 359 cals.
Dinner was venison grillsteak, sweet potato, green beans and peas. Little dressing on the veg. 476 cals.

Started with mfp at new year. But vaguely following a low gi diet. Generally coming in at or under cals too though.
Have lost 44lbs since starting. I'm huge though blush

IgglePiggleIsDead Tue 03-May-16 08:14:20

Yesterday I had a protein bar for breakfast (after a run) - 227 calories
Lunch was a small wholemeal wrap with 2 falaffels, some salad and salsa - 204 calories
Tea was courgette lasagne (courgette strips instead of pasta sheets) with salad - 212 calories
Snacks were 2 rice cakes with philadephia light in the afternoon - 128 calories and a bowl or strawberries and grapes in the evening watching tv - 115 calories
So overall 886 and my goal is 1200 as well. I've been using MFP for a week and not gone over the allowance yet but I'm sure there will be days I do so it'll all balance out.

fishonabicycle Wed 17-Aug-16 16:18:37

Goal is 1700 at the moment. I am cutting to 1500 soon though - will be tricky as I love my food,:
Breakfast 40g oats, 100g Skyr yoghurt, 15g omega mix seeds, 100ml almond milk, 100g frozen exotic (woo) fruits (440 cals)
Lunch an avocado, 80g slice rye bread, 50g smoked salmon, some leftover chicken breast (586 cals)
Dinner will be a home made turkey burger and bun (300 cals) - and some veg or salad. Not sure what yet.

Astoria797 Wed 31-Aug-16 22:20:21

I am on an 1800 cal plan. Is a lot of food but I need to eat more due to medical issues.

Brekkie - bran flakes with semi-skimmed milk, cereal, babybel. 284 cals

Midmorning - apple 80 cals

Lunch - tesco med chicken wraps -2. 420 cals

Afternoon snacks - nutrigrain bar 164 cals, belvita duo crunch

Dinner part 1 - tesco med chicken wrap, ribena light, dried fruit. Total 300 cals

Dinner part 2 - small trout fillet, boiled veg, sweet potato mash - 340 cals.

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