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What do you have on a fast day?

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thiswayplease Mon 11-Jul-16 22:28:03

I'm curious as I tend to have the same thing and looking for a bit of inspiration. Perhaps a little lazy too!

Breakfast is a one egg omelette with half slice of ham or poached egg on wholemeal toast.

Lunch is a couscous salad (half packet of Aldi sundried tomato one) beetroot, cucumber, celery and peppers.

Dinner is half micro pot of beans and one slice of toast. Sometimes its Bachelors tomato pasta or soup.

Snacks are coke zero and apple.

I only drink water too so no tea or coffee.

I work full time and have a small family so looking for quick and simple ideas

lauracumins Tue 19-Jul-16 17:35:13

I've just started on this diet. For my first fast day I had strawberries for breakfast, a tin of weight watchers soup and ww yogurt for lunch, and then a fish cake with veg for tea. Think I'll very quickly run out of ideas !

notagiraffe Sat 30-Jul-16 20:32:52

Salad. You get so much for almost no calories. A big bowl of leaves - rocket, iceberg, romaine, chicory, with cucumber, peppers, baby tomatoes, carrot sticks and sugar snap peas.

Home made chicken noodle soup with clear broth made of soy, grated ginger, lemon and lime zest, chillies and sliced garlic. Add chopped spring onion, finely diced chicken breast, mange tout, baby corn, matchstick carrot and peppers and a handful of zero noodles. Lemon balm chopped on top is lovely if you have it in the garden.

Bircher muesli with lots of frozen berries, a spoonful of Skyr natural yoghurt, a splash of juice and a sprinkling of sugar free nut muesli.

Poached egg on lots of spinach with a couple of Ryvita

Haddock baked in the oven with finely shredded fennel, lemon and chilli, served with steamed green beans, sugar snap peas and broccoli

Packet miso soups or chicken noodle/spring veg cup a soups are good at only about 40 cals each.

Mini milks are great if you crave a sugar fix. Only 35-40 cals.

Mrstumbletap Thu 04-Aug-16 12:48:35

Mushrooms cooked in fry light and soy, loads of them.
Noodles with stir fry veg and a little bit of chicken
Spicy lentil soup

But I have only been doing it 2 months so I'm no pro at this smile

Blondie1984 Sat 06-Aug-16 23:51:15

Total 0% Greek yoghurt is really good - you get 100g for under 60 calories and because it's high in protein it is quite filling

I'm also a convert to courgetti and cauliflower couscous - you get big portions of those for not many calories

I know that time / energy can be lacking sometimes but prepared foods like your Aldi couscous and pasta meal aren't the best options to go for in terms of "bang for your buck"

Mrstumbletap Sun 07-Aug-16 11:23:37

Made a cauliflower pizza base the other day with tomato purée, a few slices of pepperoni and slices of tomatoes and jalapeños on it, it was really nice and must have been very very low calorie.

Roygrace Mon 24-Oct-16 07:27:20

I tend to have either 6 boiled eggs at midday or 6 scrambled (fills me up big time, I know that's the only meal I am having and it staves away cravings)

BelfastBloke Mon 24-Oct-16 08:01:54

Coffee or tea. Coffee with milk, and water.

I'm genuinely not trying to offend anyone on this thread. But for me, the virtue of this fasting WOE is the simplicity of fasting. If I'm fasting, why am I eating?

All this decision-making about what to eat is 'diet-head'. It's complicated. And diet-head is why my diets all fail. But this diet is not failing - it's working because there's nothing to think about.

When I'm fasting, I'm not eating. For at least 24hrs. Usually 36.

onwego Mon 24-Oct-16 08:05:04

Soup, often home made carrot and lentil. If I'm at work, half a carton of low calorie soup for lunch and then the other half for dinner. That leaves me enough for milk in my coffee and an apple/total yoghurt if I want one. I don't bother with breakfast on FDs.

SprogletsMum Mon 24-Oct-16 08:09:02

I'm not fasting at the minute because I'm pregnant but when I do its no breakfast no lunch and either a nice fishcake or stuffed mushroom or stuffed pepper with a mountain of salad. Usually comes in at around 300ish calories. I'll usually have an options hot chocolate and a 10 cal jelly.
I'm not usually trying to get full, that's not what fast days are for in my head.

Roygrace Mon 24-Oct-16 08:27:49

I'm with you Belfast one large meal over and down be with

MixedUpConfusion Wed 02-Nov-16 22:26:18

I had today:
No breakfast
Dinner: sliced mushroom and chopped onion fried in a few sprays of 1 cal Fry Light and two egg whites to make omelette
Tea: fish in sauce, boiled baby potatoes and broccoli
Snack: mini milk.

maybeshesawomble Fri 04-Nov-16 07:08:01

I find a high protein yoghurt (c.150 cals) works early in the morning and gets me through Bikram yoga which I practise on fast days and the working day. Then only water, herbal tea and maybe a black coffee until dinner when I have a small bowl of pasta and veg (c.350 cals) which fuels my early morning spinning class the following day and means I eat 'normally' with my two very young daughters. I find it much harder if I eat three tiny meals.

mrscee Wed 23-Nov-16 21:19:20

I usually have a fat free yogurt for breakfast, a cup a soup for lunch this is easier at work and then sweet chilli salmon and asparagus for dinner and a yogurt for dessert

AnUtterIdiot Tue 20-Dec-16 15:56:10

I really like the spicy salmon and spinach from the 5:2 book. Or a chicken shish kebab with salad is about 500 calories. I like to fast from supper the previous day until 7pm and have a normal supper with my DH.

AnUtterIdiot Tue 20-Dec-16 15:58:02

I also really like not having to think about what to eat on fast days.

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