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What do you eat on a fasting day?

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NoUseNumber27 Tue 10-Jan-17 20:14:02

Have done first fast day of the year today...

100g alpro soya plain tough yet
6 strawberries

4 x kallo mini rice cakes

1 tin healthy living tomato soup with side salad of mixed leaves and one vine tomato

Sunbites slightly salted popcorn

3 cups of tea and water

420 calories so far!

starsinyourpies Tue 10-Jan-17 20:17:27

Skip breakfast just black coffee or fruit teas in the morning.

Soup for lunch e.g. Covent Garden roast tomato.

Normal meal in the evening like grilled fish or chicken with veg and rice.

Go to bed early!

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 10-Jan-17 20:19:49

No breakfast
Tons of plain yogurt
oatcakes
apple

Chasingsquirrels Tue 10-Jan-17 20:22:08

Black coffee with 1 sugar @ work = 21 cal
Lunch: Baxter Mediterranean Tomato soup (vegatable) = 120 cal
Evening meal: roasted peppers, onions & cherry tomatoes with some kind of marinated chicken breast = approx 300 cal
Snack: Del Monte Raspberry Smoothie Ice Lolly = 90 cal

maybeshesawomble Thu 12-Jan-17 18:11:12

One hard boiled egg or protein shake in the mornings (post exercise, if I'm not working out for some reason I skip breakfast).

Miso soup and an apple around 2pm.

Dinner of chicken and fish with vegetables or salad.

Becks blue or a square of dark chocolate if I fancy a treat.

I should say my FDs come in at 500-600 cals as on exercise days.

Freshprincess Thu 12-Jan-17 18:16:48

No breakfast
Small amount of carrot sticks over lunch. I also take an emergency apple or banana with me in case i feel too hungry to concentrate.
Veg stiry fry with some chicken or fish. Or a soup.
I used to stick diligently to 500 but now I'm in maintenance it's closer to 550.

PippiLongstromp Thu 12-Jan-17 18:17:16

Coffee and a banana for breakfast, a carrot and some cucumber for lunch, cracker for snack and a small normal meal for dinner or tomato soup.

iniquity Fri 13-Jan-17 18:24:46

Some kind of pre made and soup 1 slice of bread lunch and dinner. Diet coke and salad ( no dressing)

Iamblossom Mon 16-Jan-17 16:16:15

Nothing until evening meal unless really struggling, and if so have a hard boiled egg

Then have a meal of prawns with a tescos oriental frozen stir fry and a tin of chopped tomatoes flavoured with curry powder, then 2 x 10 cal jellies with blueberries.

If cals left have a 40 cal options hot choc.

Early bed.

This will be today and I have also swum a mile at lunchtime.

EverythingEverywhere1234 Mon 16-Jan-17 16:22:38

Skip breakfast and lunch, and drink around 3L of water during the day.
Evening meal of grilled salmon or chicken with steamed veg or stir fry.

frenchfancy Mon 16-Jan-17 16:54:12

Nothing but water and black coffee until the evening then bean enchilada and salad (no dressing)

Nydj Mon 16-Jan-17 17:07:42

I usually an apple mid afternoon and then for dinner, I have Courgetti with peanut butter, lime juice, sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce as my main meal which comes in at about 200cals and then a bowl of bran sticks with semi skimmed milk at another 200 cals as the fasting can make me a bit constipated - sorry, tmi!

Pigeonpost Mon 16-Jan-17 20:32:45

Protein as much as poss. No breakfast. Eggs and salad/asparagus for lunch. Chicken/white fish and veg for dinner or a veg or prawn curry (no rice). Try to avoid carbs but might have a popcorn or a rice cake if I really need something crunchy. Couple of cans of Diet Coke. Couple of fruit/mint teas and loads of water. I actually quite enjoy it.

scortja Thu 09-Feb-17 20:23:18

Lots of milk in coffee
2 boiled eggs
apple
carrot
2 dried apricots

I really must cut down on milk - its taking up most of my calories!

TheDowagerCuntess Thu 09-Feb-17 20:31:35

I skip breakfast and sometimes lunch as well, and then just have a small portion of whatever everyone else is having for dinner.

I drink a lot of tea and water through the day, and chew sugar-free gum.

I've never been a big breakfast eater, even before 5:2. I'm not hungry at that time of day, and if anything, it kick-starts my appetite making me want to eat something mid-morning. However, received wisdom is that skipping breakfast means terrible things will happen, and the sky will effectively fall down on your head.

However, I'm not convinced that our prehistoric - and even much more recent - ancestors woke each morning, wandered out of their caves, and sat down to a regular breakfast. confused If there was food, then I'm sure they ate it, but surely there wouldn't always have been. Especially in winter.

Are humans really designed to ALWAYS eat breakfast, and to basically malfunction if they don't have it?

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