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How does my diet sound??

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mrsjoker35 Mon 18-Apr-16 16:41:19

Breakfast : meal replacement shake. belvita biscuit's .400-500 ml of water as well

Lunch : brown roll and veggy sausage and an alpen bar with the water

Dinner: anything that's 600 calories or less

Snacks (one 3 times a day) : fruit, cereal bars, low cal baked crisps,yogarts etc.

This is only my second day on it so obviously there's room for change . just wondering if its okay ?? First time dieter not really sure on it

Also it works out to be around 1200-1300 calories a day

mrsjoker35 Mon 18-Apr-16 16:42:15

Also, it works out to be around 1200-1300 a day flowers

NoCapes Mon 18-Apr-16 16:43:33

Seems to be lacking in fruit & veg?

mrsjoker35 Mon 18-Apr-16 16:50:20

Well I said as snacking I put fruit in there and for dinner I always add veg ?? Veggy sausages and also its only my second day on it. I'll be having a fruit salad for lunch tomorrow and as I said I always have veg with dinner

SandrasAnnoyingFriend Mon 18-Apr-16 16:54:05

Honestly there's not a lot of real food in that list, you'd be better nourished and fuller if you added more fruit/veg/protein.It's also very high in carbohydrates that will spike your blood sugar.

Here's what I eat on a good day:

Breakfast: Berries, full fat plain yogurt
Lunch: Protein such as a salmon fillet, roast chicken or feta cheese with a huge salad and a bit of dressing
Dinner: Could be fish with veg and potatoes, a pasta dish, a veggie curry etc.

I try not to snack as it's really not necessary, feeling hungry is natural sometimes and your body should be using up all its fuel before you add more.

claraschu Mon 18-Apr-16 17:06:05

I would eat lots of vegetables and not so many bread and snack bar type things, if I wanted to be healthy (and have tasty meals). It looks like you might be vegetarian (so am I). Maybe you could try a massive salad: lettuce, arugula, peppers, grated beet or carrot, tomato, different seeds, maybe a boiled egg, etc, with olive oil and vinegar.

Do you cook whole grains? Brown rice, porridge, quinoa, sweet millet, etc? One thing you can do is mix a cooked grain with red onion, pickle, tofu chunks, and lots of chopped raw or cooked veg; top it with soy sauce and sesame oil for a more filling dish.

Do you like pulses? Lentils, black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, chick peas, etc? It is really easy to use pulses as the base of a curry type dish, or a bean salad, or add them to a vegetable stew, or make a soup with mixed veg and pulses.

I know you haven't asked for cooking tips, but your food sounds slightly dreary to me- I would give up and eat treats if I tried your diet. However if you enjoy your diet, then it certainly does sound low calorie...

Blondie1984 Mon 18-Apr-16 21:14:01

You have quite a bit of sugar in there ...the BelVita biscuits (not as good as they claim) , Alpen bar, yogurts etc.

Could you swap the breakfast biscuits for cereal? Like some porridge? Or even nuts - they would be more filling and more nutritious

If you are having yogurt then try and have the plain unsweetened sort (Total Greek, Skyr or similar) and then, if you need it to be a sweeter, add some berries

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