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Can you tell me what you (honestly!) eat in a day?

(350 Posts)
nethunsreject Mon 09-Jan-12 12:44:23

I'm getting blood tests for weight loss this week - yeah, yeah, I know, poor me, huh? This isn't stealth boasting though - I am concerned and so is GP. However, I do wonder if I am actually eating enough or if I have lost sight of what is 'normal'. Or if I'm just busy and burning it off?

PurplePidjin Mon 09-Jan-12 12:49:45

Cereal for breakfast. Soup or sandwich (2 slices of bread) for lunch. Dinner equivalent of a chicken breast, a 6oz potato and 2 types of veg. Occasionally a biscuit or two at work if offered - maybe once a week ish.

I was 12 12 on anti depressants 6 months ago, have lost steadily with exercise once or twice a week so am now 11 stone (with another half stone to go until i'm satisfied)

FestiveFriedaWassailsAgain Mon 09-Jan-12 12:57:51

Lots. Cereal for breakfast. Sandwiches usually for lunch, with a small bag of crisps most days - just ham or ham and cheese, don't eat mayo unless they are bought sandwiches. Yogurt or cake for dessert, or both if I am honest.

Evening meal - varies a lot, something like 2/3 of a pizza, or a roast chicken leg with oven chips and veg, or pasta with pesto and cheese. Chocolate most days. Don't usually eat biscuits but I do have fads on them, usually no more than 3 at a time (no idea why??). Lots of cups of tea. Don't eat enough fruit or veg, mainly because it upsets my IBS if I do.

I look quite podgy but have a normal BMI. Never dieted though, I really enjoy the food I eat. At the moment quite a bit of extra chocolate and things from Christmas too.

PeanutButterCupCake Mon 09-Jan-12 13:01:02

Everything! If it's not nailed down I'll eat it <<fat pig emoticon>>

nethunsreject Mon 09-Jan-12 13:01:05

Okay, well, so far I eat somewhere between the two of you, so that seems about right.

Must be the thyroid hmm

nethunsreject Mon 09-Jan-12 13:03:54

Lol peanut!

Jajas Mon 09-Jan-12 13:05:25

I don't each much and I don't weigh much either. Very comfortable with that as just have a small appetite and been like that all my life.

I've had today,

one piece toast and honey
Two cups of tea
Tiny bit of chocolate
Now about to have small bowl of homemade soup
Doing roast chicken this eve

Question is have you lost lots of weight? It's what is normal for you that is important.

Jajas Mon 09-Jan-12 13:06:40

Ps I do everything fast too which doesn't help (or does depending on your pov)

raspberrytipple Mon 09-Jan-12 13:11:09

porridge for breakfast with a banana/ground flax seeds and honey.
mid morning, carrot sticks, nuts, seeds, grapes
lunch is salad with either chicken, feta cheese or smoked salmon
mid afternoon fruit
dinner is usually grilled fish or chicken with vegs, pasta with salad or a curry or beans on toast etc. basicailly anything that takes no more than 10 minutes to make or I've lost interest! Yoghurt for pud. Occassionally have chocolate but only very dark chocolate and a cup of tea but tend to drink fruit or white/green tea as apparently milk raises your insulin and makes you feel hungrier than you actually are. I'm 5ft6 and weigh about 10st. Little and often is supposed to be the key but weight gain needs to be approached differently to weight loss. Hope your get yourself sorted soon!

Jajas Mon 09-Jan-12 13:14:06

Wow raspberry that sounds like a wonderful diet.

nethunsreject Mon 09-Jan-12 13:15:47

raspberry - mine is most like yours, but with a bit of choc thrown in.

nethunsreject Mon 09-Jan-12 13:16:59

Jajas, I have lost a lot in a short space of time, so, while i I love being thin, I hope that everything is working ok!

ivykaty44 Mon 09-Jan-12 13:20:29

if it is your thyroid have you taken your own pulse ever? are your periods light and only a few days? do you get hot, is the heating set lower than normal at home? do you have trouble taking a photograph without it being blurry? do your palms sweat? do you get irritated easy?

LadyClariceCannockMonty Mon 09-Jan-12 13:23:15

For breakfast, toast or a bagel with cream cheese and salmon pate. Two coffees.

Crackers/toast with avocado, piece or two of fruit, and usually a cake/biscuits with tea, once or twice during the morning.

Tuna melt sandwich or filled pasta for lunch.

Crackers/toast again, another piece of fruit, and usually more cake or chocolate with tea, a couple of times in the afternoon.

For dinner, usually some sort of veg-based curry or stew with rice, or pasta with a tomato sauce and seafood or chicken, or pie, mash and baked beans, or an omelette with lots of veg. And a fresh juice/smoothie.

Few bits of chocolate or a couple of biscuits with a cup of herbal tea.

Lots of water throughout day.

Hope everything is OK, OP.

TheScarlettPimpernel Mon 09-Jan-12 13:23:56

Gosh nethuns hope you're all right pal. Have you been stressed or similar??

I am doing a 1200 cal a day diet to lose 2lb a week, so this is a bit skewed but at least gives you an idea of what is a low-cal, as opposed to normal-cal or high-cal, diet -

1 pack of Belvita for breakfast
4 oatcakes, light cream cheese, fat free yog and banana for lunch
veg curry with rice and an egg, ice cream for dinner (that's a fairl small portion of rice)

It might help you to see if you are actually eating too few cals?

bbface Mon 09-Jan-12 13:24:37

Cereal - 2 bowls of medium sized amount museli (never got out of having two bowls when I was pregges)
snack: 2 apples and some mango
lunch: soup, yoghurt, 2 apples and a latte
snack: will be mango and some prunes
dinner: left over roast chicken, mixed bean salad, green salad, cous cous, yoghurt and a few mounthfuls of DH's ice cream.

5'6, 8 stone.

Pandsbear Mon 09-Jan-12 13:44:07

Breakfast - museli and semi-skim milk, black coffee.
Mid- morning - raisins and unsalted nuts stuffed down me at high speed before meeting, cup of tea.
Lunch - tuna pitta with salad etc. Three left-over chocs (yum shame box is empty now) green tea .
Will likely eat apple/satsuma/more nuts and raisins or oatcakes/biscuit about 4.30ish.
Supper - likely something like rice &veg curry of some sort/ fish & rice/omlette and salad/pasta and sauce etc.

I'm slight but not tiny-skinny. OP - I hope that all is ok.

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 09-Jan-12 13:49:31

big bowl of porridge
6 chocolates
few crisps
two pieces wholemeal toast with butter and marmite
bit of cheese
tonight will be spaghetti carbonara with added peas and broccoli

4 cups of tea (2 normal, 2 decaf)

(on period so carb and junk heavy at the moment!)

As a general rule breakfast is cereal (usually porridge or weetabix), something unhealthy mid morning, lunch sandwich based, then dinner is usually mostly veg with a small amount of meat and potato/rice/pasta. Don't load plate up, it's a full plate but in a single layer and with space round the edge if that makes sense...don't really think about it/control it but know my plates and that's how much I eat normally! Don't really eat enough fruit and veg. I drink mostly tea and water, no squash or fizzy frinks.

Went through a way too skinny phase after having ds, combination of no sleep, never sitting down and stress but seem to have now reached natural weight. I put it on if I snack a lot at night or drink alcohol frequently (eg over xmas when I drank something alcoholic pretty much every day) but nothing else seems to make a difference, I don't put weight on if I eat cake every day unless I eat it at night. Generally I don't think about what I eat much at all, have my 3 healthyish meals and eat what I fancy in between.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Mon 09-Jan-12 14:19:39

Gosh aren't you lot all healthy? grin

Typically I would have toast with butter & marmite or a low-cal cereal bar for breakfast, with a cup of tea.

Lunch is soup with one or two pieces of bread, usually with butter. Sometimes heavier food at work if I'm ravenous - something like paella with veg.

another 2 or 3 cups of tea (with milk, only with sugar if i'm hungover & not eating or have period pain)

Often have some crisps or chocolate after work, especially if I can't get home to have dinner straightaway.

Dinner is usually some kind of hot carbs with some protein (am veggie) and veg/salad. E.g. grilled goats cheese with garlic bread and salad, potato wedges with low-fat mayo and salad, risotto with broccoli. Fruit juice.

I am 5'6'' and fluctuate between 10-11 stone, mainly around 10 st 7.

I'm trying to eat less crap (e.g. crisps) and replace with more fruit which I like, I just forget to eat.

Jajas Mon 09-Jan-12 14:22:35

Am now having crumpet with lashings of butter on and yet another cup of tea

headfairy Mon 09-Jan-12 14:25:13

breakfast - 1 slice toast with peanut butter and cup of tea
midmorning - fruit (this morning I had an apple, a satsuma and a small banana)
Lunch - usually either a salad at work or a sandwich if I'm at home (quite often I just finish off the kids' lunches instead of making myself something blush)
Midafternoon - cup of tea with some chocolate more fruit
Dinner - If I'm at home we'll have something like pork chops, grilled chicken, omelettes or similar with veg. Fruit for pud. At work tonight I'm having leftover Lancashire hotpot.
cup of tea and maybe a biscuit if I feel I've been good and can have a treat.

headfairy Mon 09-Jan-12 14:27:39

Forgot to add, I'm 5'10" and 13st13 so probably a couple of stone overweight. I need to cut down on the extras which I lie to myself about, the half a jaffa cake here, the handful of ds's crisps there. It all adds up. I lost 2 stone last summer, been keeping it off for now, but I want to lose the next 2 now.

snowmaiden Mon 09-Jan-12 14:39:15

Wow, some of you hardly eat anything!

A typical day for me would be

Slice of toast for breakfast
Biscuit (2 maybe) and fruit mid morning,
Sandwich for lunch with packet of crisps and yoghurt or fruit, or maybe a bowl of soup and couple slices bread and some fruit.
Some sort of munchies after picking dd up from school- biccy, fruit, or anything lying around kitchen.
Dinner would be pasta, meat, veg and potatoes, shepherds pie and veg, etc followed by dessert some days.
Snack in evening with cup of tea- crisps, cake, nuts, cheese, leftovers etc.

I am 5'7" and weigh about 10.5 stone- would like to loose a stone so trying to cut out the snacks- am starving though, so any advice??

TheScarlettPimpernel Mon 09-Jan-12 14:41:10

Can I just say, I am BOGGLING at people even making never mind eating only one slice of toast shock

I mean... there are two slots in the toaster! And one slice would take about 10 seconds to eat!

PicotFanStitch Mon 09-Jan-12 14:45:30

I am bemused. I eat much more than most of you, but weigh about 8.5 st at 5'6. Muesli and natural yoghurt for breakfast, oatcakes, cheese and apple for lunch, usually followed by a couple of biscuits or some chocolate, some kind of whole-grain carb with veg/fish/chicken followed by fruit and almost always cake or pudding, plus a bit more chocolate after the dc are in bed. How does that work?

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