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I've got 62 calories left for today and I'm starving. What's the best thing to eat?

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Justgivemeasoddingname Mon 17-Sep-18 20:55:40

Please help me I'm so cranky.
What's the most filling tasty thing for 62 cals?
I made a carrot cake yesterday and it is just staring at me.

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JungMum Mon 17-Sep-18 21:03:00

Nothing. Eat nothing. Go to bed.
Don't undo all your good work.
I'm jealous. I've let myself get too big.

nothing less than 62 cals will fill you so just ride out the hunger pang.

You've inspired me to make some effort tomorrow.

Whatififall Mon 17-Sep-18 21:03:49

Glass of water then bed

MachineBee Mon 17-Sep-18 21:04:06

Soup. A watery packet of spring veg soup.

adagio Mon 17-Sep-18 21:06:39

cup a soup. ideally eaten in a bowl with a tea spoon so you can pretend its real soup - heinz minestrone even has bits of crouton in it and is still only 67 cals or something.

Don't do as i just did and go and raid the kids lunchbox drawer, eat 6 min 'pick up' chocolate biscuits and now feel both guilty and slightly sick.

TheCornishPickle Mon 17-Sep-18 21:08:02

I know this is in the ‘Fasting’ topic but it’s also in active threads... dare I ask what the catastrophic effects would be of having a piece of carrot cake given that you are starving and fancy some?

Time40 Mon 17-Sep-18 21:09:33

An apple. Or grapes.

Sugar-free jelly is very good for situations like this, but of course you need to make it in advance.

TheCornishPickle Mon 17-Sep-18 21:10:51

Read this thread back imagining this is the advice being given to an overweight teenage son or daughter...does it still sound ok? Or is this just for punishing women for being hungry?

BananaBonanza Mon 17-Sep-18 21:12:00

Boiled egg
Egg white omelette with spinach
Cup a soup (yy to the minestrone one)
Packet of popcorn
Small bowl of ice cream (the value vanilla is best)
Chocolate chip cookie (If you can stop at one)
Flump (ditto)
Rowntrees watermelon ice cream (slightly over)

ProudThrilledHappy Mon 17-Sep-18 21:13:12

Definitely a boiled egg. The protein will make you feel more satisfied

TeeBee Mon 17-Sep-18 21:13:59

Quark if you've got it.

Tinywhale Mon 17-Sep-18 21:14:46

Definitely protein. Boiled egg is good, or cheese (but weigh that).

Singlenotsingle Mon 17-Sep-18 21:15:54

A juicy gala apple

zzzzz Mon 17-Sep-18 21:16:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AsleepAllDay Mon 17-Sep-18 21:22:16

Sugar free jelly comes in cups (Hartleys is the brand I think?) and is really yum with some whipped cream

Applepudding2018 Mon 17-Sep-18 21:24:45

Packet low cal crisps

Justgivemeasoddingname Mon 17-Sep-18 21:27:27

Thank you everyone. I had one and a half dry ryvita and a sugar free jelly.
JungMum you can do this....if I can. I've lost 9lbs. Dh doing it with me, he's one lb off 2 stone. You're right I should go go bed and usually do on fasting days but 2 kids still up. Not long to go. You want to do it with me? I usually do a Mon and Thurs.

Time40 I buy the ready made ones- raspberry are 6 calories. So handy when it's all measured out for you.

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DuggeesWoggle Mon 17-Sep-18 21:28:26

Cornish OP can have the carrot cake tomorrow, that's the great thing about 5:2. The crap thing is she is ravenous tonight.

In these circumstances 50g 0% Greek yogurt and a few raspberries or strawberries can just take the edge off til morning.

TheCornishPickle Mon 17-Sep-18 21:33:55

Ok, so tonight carrot cake = very evil and fattening. OP should feel very guilty and naughty if she has a bit. Will feel virtuous for going to bed starving.
7am tomorrow morning carrot cake = fair game. Tasty treat to reward OP for her deprivation today.
I get this. Stay strong!

Justgivemeasoddingname Mon 17-Sep-18 22:37:26

Carrot cake for breakfast!! It's a win win!!!

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DuggeesWoggle Tue 18-Sep-18 08:45:15

She could have the carrot cake for breakfast Cornish but might soon find it wasn't a great choice after all and then might feel very hungry shortly afterwards.

The fast days are just a way of reducing calories over the week without having to count them every day. But it doesn't then follow that you can eat carte blanche on the other 5 days - no food is 'evil', it's just food - but you'll soon work out which foods are going to keep you full for very long. But you can still enjoy the carrot cake as a treat and still lose weight and get the other health benefits of fasting. Literally having your cake and eating it.

TheCornishPickle Tue 18-Sep-18 09:34:25

Yeah I know all that. It’s just the struggling with hunger and eating of things that aren’t really foods or at least nutritious foods you’d fancy eating given the choice. Sugar free jelly, kidding yourself over watery soup eaten with a teaspoon, cheapo tasteless ice-cream full of additives, a random egg on its own. Not choices to inspire the palate! It’s trying to cheat yourself and your body’s natural processes and needs. Would you advocate ignoring the urge to go to the loo or to drink water if there was a chance it might help you become a bit thinner? There are different aspects to health and being desperately hungry to the point of doubting you can sleep doesn’t seem particularly mentally healthy! Or sustainable. Believe me, I’ve been there.

Justgivemeasoddingname Tue 18-Sep-18 09:52:01

I think they were just easy suggestions to help me with the last hour in the evening. The ryvita was fine and I went to bed. Fresh poached eggs on crumpets for breakfast here today!!

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