Advanced search

Rice, pasta, potatoes etc

(19 Posts)
jetsetlil Mon 11-Apr-16 08:39:33

Hello, I was wondering what a healthy portion of the above is? I have just started SW and still finding my feet. I have done WW in the past which is portion controlled and so I can't seem to get my head round deciding for myself IYKWIM. How much is a sensible portion? Dried weight of poss please. Thanks

ExplodingCarrots Mon 11-Apr-16 09:09:31

I follow SW and to be honest I don't measure any of the above. I just have as much as I like. blush

I've lost 2 stone.

tabulahrasa Mon 11-Apr-16 10:59:10

I don't measure fact that's why I do SW to start with.

As long as your third speed is there, no need to worry about it.

jetsetlil Mon 11-Apr-16 11:51:37

Thanks for your replies. I suppose I am just not used to deciding for myself. WW was very strict about portion size. I must try to not be greedy

ChessieFL Mon 11-Apr-16 19:06:13

The whole point of SW is that you're not measuring. As tabula said, your portion size should be naturally limited by making sure a third of your meal is speed. Put that third on the plate first then add your pasta/rice/potatoes. And stop eating when you're full, don't finish the plate if you're not hungry.

GasLightShining Mon 11-Apr-16 19:31:16

Out of interest what weight of pasta would you have used if following weight watchers?

I am an ex weight watcher six weeks into slimming world. I do weigh my pasta or rice but it more about not have any leftovers rather than any other reason

Am loving nor having to weigh food and I can eat red meat without worrying that chicken has less points

emwithme Mon 11-Apr-16 21:14:41

I don't measure per se but I do go by the "guidelines" on the packet.

However, I appear to occasionally turn into a family of 4.

Twinklestar2 Mon 11-Apr-16 21:29:27

100-150g rice
200g potatoes
100g dried pasta

jetsetlil Tue 12-Apr-16 07:46:48

I used to have about 70g dried pasta and about 75g of rice on WW. Jacket potato was the size of my fist.

Ragwort Tue 12-Apr-16 08:00:20

I am currently following SW have followed every diet plan in the world over the last forty years grin.

Generally I think SW is very good however I try not to 'overload' my plate with pasta, rice etc despite what SW says as I think part of my weight problem is that I never have an 'off' button - I can eat and eat just because I love food. I still have some Rosemary Conely portion pots which I find very helpful.

I have lost one stone 4 lbs in SW over 10 weeks. smile

randomer Tue 12-Apr-16 09:37:51

when you have spent a life time dieting its quite hard to get your head round SW. its not about denial and misery.

PS still think meeting format is dire

GasLightShining Tue 12-Apr-16 13:46:38

jetsetlil That's about what I would have had and then I would feel really deprived. I now have about 100/120g.

Although I said I weight to avoid waste I also weight to avoid eating the extra when I don't need to. As Ragwort* said - difficult with the off button!

I have lost 8.5lbs over 6 weeks but that was with a couple of weekends away and a meals out

jetsetlil Tue 12-Apr-16 22:35:08

Some amazing losses!!! That's so encouraging. I will just keep my eye on the portion sizes to make sure I'm not being greedy which I am very guilty of

BarbaraofSeville Fri 15-Apr-16 11:01:23

Some of the recommended SW portions are quite large (eg 100 g rice or pasta pp in a meal that also has a decent sized meat or fish portion and a load of veg). But you are supposed to fill up on free food so that you are not hungry.

You could use that as a starting point and leave some of the pasta if you are full, and cook less next time. Pasta is cheap and is no less wasted if you eat it when you are already full than it is if it goes in the bin.

alphabettyspaghetty Sat 16-Apr-16 11:43:18

6 stone loss here. Never weigh anything except healthy extras. Pasta I can eat a mountain and still eat that mountain with a third veg. Hate weighing food

calzone Sat 16-Apr-16 14:44:19

1/3 plate must be speed vegetables

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sat 16-Apr-16 14:56:12

Oh! Thanks, calzone; my brain went into overdrive seeing "a third of your meal must be speed" -judgy pants wrongly hoiked about amphetamine diet pills-- grin

calzone Sun 17-Apr-16 09:00:16


sjojolove Tue 26-Apr-16 07:38:19

Well 100 grams of rice and pasta it is like 400 calories which is a lot. And i dont like rice that much to eat it in that big portion.

I think 50 grams it's enough if you add some sauce, meat and veggies to it.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now