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CuriousHedgehog Mon 12-Feb-18 12:28:09

Right, I'm being super needy. Does this sound okay for my first ever SP day? It feels like a lot when it's written down, and is probably a bit quark heavy but I am paranoid about getting enough calcium!

Breakfast: Crispy Mini Chocolate Weetabix with raspberries and 150ml almond milk (HEB and 15% of my HEA)
Lunch: Tuna, grated carrot and quark sandwich (2nd HEB) with cherry tomatoes and steamed mangetout
Snack: Quark and blueberries with a drizzle of zero calorie butterscotch syrup
Dinner: Moussaka made with quorn mince and lots of vegetables, topped with quark, egg and reduced fat cheddar (rest of my HEA), with a baby spinach and tomato salad
Snack/Syns: Alpen light bar (one or two depending of whether I manage to resist the biscuit tin at work)

What does anyone think? Am I on the right track?

tabulahrasa Tue 13-Feb-18 09:17:19

It looks ok as long as your speed stuff is half or more of your portion... so not quark with a handful of blueberries or a bit of salad with the moussaka.

Personally I’d syn your almond milk and use a full a choice of cheese, because stuff trying to measure out 85% of an A choice....

CuriousHedgehog Tue 13-Feb-18 12:10:15

Thanks tabulahrasa. Yes, I don't think I've got this quite right. For my dinner I was thinking that the veg in the mince part (it was only about 20% quorn) and the aubergine would count towards my half plate of speed, but actually they don't do they? I should have had a smaller portion of moussaka and a mountain of baby spinach spinach.

InfiniteSheldon Tue 13-Feb-18 18:30:26

I think the Speed is prob ok but are your plates 50% protein 50% Speed? And your plan relies on your Healthy Extras rather than them being extras on top of the protein and Speed

CuriousHedgehog Wed 14-Feb-18 13:34:23

Thanks so much for the help.

I understand this a bit better now I think. I should be avoiding syns and healthy extras in my meals because then they are no longer 50/50 S/P.

I think I did a bit better yesterday:
Breakfast: quark and berries (equal amounts)
Lunch: courgette and turkey meatballs in tomato, peppper and butterbean stew
Snack: Pumpkin and oat mini muffins (HEB)
Dinner: chickpea, courgette and carrot 'bhajis', lentil, tomato and aubergine dhal, okra
Before bed: weetabix and whole milk (HEA and B)

I was going to have wholemeal pita bread and haloumi as part of dinner as healthy extras but I swapped this for the weetabix and milk before bed.

I didn't have any syns, as I didn't want anything else having used my healthy extras as snacks.

One more question if anyone can help: Does SP mean you can have two HEBs or you should have two HEBs?

OuchLegoHurts Fri 16-Feb-18 09:33:07

You should have two HEBs, as with the extra protein and lack of carbs you can get constipated and bloated.

InfiniteSheldon Fri 16-Feb-18 15:14:51

In the book it says can have I've never been told you should have.

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