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Hit me with the home truths - is it the biscuits making me fat?

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EternalPie Fri 12-Aug-11 22:03:01

I don't eat big meals.

My diet for today consists of:

Breakfast - 2 bourbon biscuits and 2 cups of coffee

Lunch - A chicken escalope (in breadcrumbs) and salad.

Snack - a packet of skips

Dinner - Smoked haddock with cous cous and broccoli

Afters - A snickers icecream

Supper - Contemplating starting on the biscuits again but I know if I do, I'll eat around 6 of them.

I keep telling myself I should still lose weight as my meals are tiny - but my diet is all together shit isn't it?

So despite the small meals, is it the crap making me fat?

HarperSeven Fri 12-Aug-11 22:13:12

If that's what you're eating every day, or if it's fairly representative of what you're eating and how much you're eating - then yes!!

Breakfast: porridge. No biscuits. As much coffee as you like.
Lunch: do away with crumbed/fried. Can you switch to steamed fish occasionally or roast chicken?
Dinner - sounds great.
Dessert. Ahem. Skip this.

Snacks - try almonds, crackers (plain/seeded - not cheesy flavoured ones), fruit or low fat yoghurt.

Biscuits are such a terrible temptation. And chocolate. Wish I had the willpower to not buy them at all!!

musttidyupmusttidyup Fri 12-Aug-11 22:15:59

Not all calories are created equal Eternal pie unfortunately.sad

EternalPie Fri 12-Aug-11 22:24:55

I suppose I developed this stupid philosophy of thinking if I cut out the "real food" I could eat more "crap" and not put on any weight. I love sugar sad I know low carbing works but I just can't stick to it sad

emsyj Fri 12-Aug-11 22:33:00

Have you thought about weightwatchers? Even if you don't want to do the program, you might find the books an eye-opener. If you added up all the points you ate in a day, you would be astonished. The food you're eating is low satisfaction, high points - so that's why you aren't losing any weight, but probably still are starving!

TaudrieTattoo Fri 12-Aug-11 22:39:39

I'm on Ww propoints and I'm evangelical about it. It's completely changed the way I eat/ think about food. And I still eat crap, I just count it in.

Today I have eaten...

Breakfast - a crumpet with WW jam, some blueberries and a ww yoghurt.

Lunch - two ryvitas with low fat humous, an apple.

Snack - ww fruity biscuit thing, v nice.

Dinner - slow roasted lamb, roasted new potatoes, roasted courgettes, peppers, steamed baby sweetcorn, mangetout and cauliflower.

Dessert - eton mess made with fat free yoghurt, strawberries and meringue.

Snack - ww choc wafer.

Today is probably not a good example, as we've had family over so I've gone over my daily points and eaten into my weekly ones. But that's the beauty of it. You can! So you don't feel deprived. I've lost nearly a stone since Easter, which doesn't sound a lot, but if you knew how long that bloody stone has been hanging around...

Try it!

musttidyupmusttidyup Sat 13-Aug-11 17:25:46

Join me on the BFP diet find thread.

FakePlasticTrees Sat 13-Aug-11 17:34:40

Replace the biscuits first thing with porridge, replace other biscuits & skips with fruit.

Replace the snickers icecream bar with raspberries/strawberries/whatever yummy fruit you can get with a dollop of low fat yoghurt.

If you don't have time for porridge first thing, pick up some fruisli/oat bars, have one with a banana (not great, but better than biscuits!!!).

Drink your coffee black without sugar.

Cut out the crap and eat real food! It'll keep you feeling full for longer. (Am struggling to do this myself BTW - I've got a big bakewell tart from the original shop in Bakewell sat in my kitchen talking to me, v kind of MIL to get it for me, but it's not helping my resolve...)

bacon Sat 13-Aug-11 17:48:28

Yr consuming a lot of fat arnt you? Your not being fulfilled at all. Your bound to be staving after two biscuits for breakfast you need to either eat a bowl of cereal (no sugar) or go for the non carb - bacon, egg & toms.

You seem to be eating two dinners. Not a lunch and dinner. Why are you eating a frozen fatty lunch? Bound to be loads of fat and calories in that. Change to plain fish/chicken/small sandwich or salad. Your following all this fat & carbs with a packet of crisps. (youget/fruit). Your tea is the best meal but is it homemade or packet as these couscous meals can contain rubbish - make it all yourself.

Icecream after meals is reserved for children or weekends sorry. More fat, little nutrician here at all.

No supper. You really dont need the calories do you? 3 good meals a day should suffice! However I do have a chunk of quality dark chocolate and the better the chocolate the less you eat!

rookiemater Sat 13-Aug-11 18:45:04

Its mostly refined carbs, fat & sugar. I'm not a great breakfast person but find if I bring in my home made yoghurt with granola and honey then I eat that around 9-9.30 at work. Anything breaded or battered is really high in calories and fat, you would be much better having say soup and a salad. Quite right to have some treats but try to limit it to something small say a jaffa cake

How are your energy levels? I suspect they might be quite low due to the refined sugar.

foreverondiet Sun 14-Aug-11 00:10:16

Cut the processed food. I'm not a fan of weightwatchers as although it does encourage portion control IMO still too much emphasis of processed stuff.

The biscuits could be around 70 calories each - 8 a day (2 breakfast and 6 evening) is 500 calories. The snickers ice cream is 250.

Lunch is probably 400 assuming no salad dressing, dinner maybe another 500 depending on size of cous-cous. Skips are 90.

So assuming the coffee doesn't contain sugar etc thats 1750 which shouldn't make you fat, but calories not all created equal you are eating too much processed food, not enough fruit and vegetables, too much sugar.

Drop the skips - have an apple or two.
Drop the snickers - have a fruit yoghurt.
Drop the biscuits - have eggs for breakfast
Make lunchtime chicken fillets in griddle pan no breadcrumbs.
Watch size of couscous.

EternalPie Sun 14-Aug-11 14:58:45

Thanks for the advice.

I've changed my daily menu to something along the lines of:

Breakfast - Porridge with a dollop of homemade jam

Lunch - Chicken/fish Salad with low fat yogurt for a snack

Dinner - Chicken/Fish/Red Meat with small portion of potatoes and broccoli/sprouts - and a weight watchers ecclair for afters blush

Ok I know I'm still cheating but it's looking a bit better, right?

EternalPie Sun 14-Aug-11 15:00:00

Don't like fruit (pouts)

I don't mind satsumas however but they're so tiny you may as well not eat anything lol

rookiemater Sun 14-Aug-11 15:16:44

Looks much better, wish I could force myself to each porridge, even with honey I hate the stuff

FakePlasticTrees Mon 15-Aug-11 11:33:47

you don't like any fruit? Not any? Eat 2 satsumas- it's still better than crisps.

EternalPie Tue 16-Aug-11 09:26:19

Well thanks for the advice guys, it IS coming down finally grin

Lost 2lbs since I posted the OP.

My usual diet is now:

2 shredded wheats with semi skimmed milk for brekkie

egg/chicken/fish salad for lunch with a low fat yogurt afterwards

Red Meat/Chicken or fish with small helping of potato and veggies for dinner with a weight watchers ecclair for desert.

Instead of the biscuits on an evening I have swapped to Options (40 cal) hot chocolate to get my "sugar fix" before bed grin

Just goes to show, it DOES work.

FakePlasticTrees Tue 16-Aug-11 17:31:41

2lb in half a week? good going!!! stick at it!

(Wish I could lose 2lb in less than a week envy )

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