If you're losing weight successfully..(17 Posts)
What does a typical days worth of food look like? I have a month before holiday and I would love it if I could shift 4/5lb before (am a shorty so every bit shows) start every day with great intentions then it just falls by the wayside due to boredom / tiredness (am SAHM). Looking for some inspiration / motivation really.
I've lost 1 stone in 8 weeks
A typical day might be Greek yoghurt for breakfast, a large salad (salad leaves, cucumber, tomato, beetroot, mozzarella, prawns) for lunch, meat and roasted veg for dinner.
Plan (write it down), then write it down when you do eat it. So two sheets on the go all the time. One with the plan & one with the actual intake. Circle/highlight in green those that went to plan, and another colour that didn't. At the end of your week, see where you are going wrong (4pm on a Wednesday/Thursday for example) and then the week after you have a much better chance of swerving it. Pre cook lots of things. I always pre-boil about 6-8 eggs and I have 2 every day, sometimes 3, they are so filling. I wash and dry spin salad so it's ready and I peel and make carrot sticks, pepper sticks and stuff like that.
Little pots of full fat Greek yoghurt (I buy them in Lidl), plus walnuts or almonds (not salted as too moreish), or brazil nuts. Loads of fruit, veg and salad obviously, along with prawns, shredded gammon, pickles/gerkins, feta cheese, lean meats (because I don't like the fatty ones but they are still low carb so no problem if you like them), I also like quinoa (bit like grainy porridge and I use as a porridge oat replacement with berries sometimes).
Breakfast around 300 calories - e.g. overnight oats or porridge and fruit or 1 weetabix with Greek yogurt and fruit or a couple of eggs with 1 slice of toast.
Lunch around 300 calories. E.g. Houmous or cottage cheese with crudités, salad, home made soup or a small portion of leftovers.
Tea around 500 calories which is generally any kind of family meal with a bit of portion control.
Only have snacks within my calorie allowance. Drink black coffee or tea with skimmed milk.
Running 3x a week.
Breakfast: same everyday for me - bagel thin with philadelphia light and 2 boiled eggs
Lunch: soup/ chicken salad/ falafel salad
Dinner: chilli with salad instead of rice/ meatballs and sauce with courgetti/ curry/ meat and veg
Snacks: usually some berries and yoghurt in the afternoon and some skinny popcorn in the evening
Been eating like that ^^ for 5 weeks now and lost 10lbs eating between 1200 -1300 cals a day. Not found it difficult at all.
Oh and whatever you do, drink at least 3 litres of water a day
This is brilliant thank you everyone. Meal plan for today :
2x boiled eggs with ryvita
Prawn stir fry
Lots of water
If I can just stick with that and NOT snack!! I'm running around x3 times a week at the moment but I think I'm just eating too much junk for it to have any real effect on my weight.
I am short too. I am very healthy and active. I am a little padded, so I am cutting down.
I fast for some sections of the day letting my tummy do the demanding.
I have a 10cal mint imperial if I need an energy boost.
I eat at home. I eat all the food groups.
Occasional porridge with water
Spiced vegetables (spicy food satisfies me for longer)
Tiny portions of meat, 1 potato (if that)
Homemade soup (no potato)
Little bread (previously happily chomping on baguettes even in supermarket)
Lettuce leaves instead of wraps
Steamed white cabbage instead of pasta
Rice based meals
Small wines measured out and sipped ladylike
Slimline ginless tonics :-) with ice and slice
My slim mum said (God rest her soul) "Imagine you've eaten what you fancied, or just allow yourself a teaspoon of it, but don't eat the whole thing, or your weight will creep up"
I need less food than active kids, and less than most adults as I am often the smallest adult in any room I am in.
If you are tired at the end of the day and food is just THERE, you'll be tempted. Tuppaware your leftovers and biscuits, and pop them in a cupboard, but buy grapes and other healthy snackables and have them out on the counter. I like ready chopped carrots!
Don't be afraid of snacking on berries, fruits etc. It's all good!
All very sensible! I'm all or nothing & feel addicted to junk & sugar 😩
I've lost 9lbs in 3 weeks.
Typical day is around 1800 cals, but I'm breastfeeding so for a none-breastfeeder it's need to be around 1500.
Breakfast- a sachet of oats so simple/ aldi equivalent and 180ml of skimmed milk = 214 cals
Lunch - half bag of salad, 30g avocado (about 1/4 of one) 50g cooked chicken, 1 tbsp of low cal dressing = 150 cals (sometimes I have mackerel or salmon in place of chicken, makes it around 200 cals)
Dinner - tonight was a vegetable rich spag bol (8 portions is 500g extra lean beef mice, 2 tins chopped toms, 2 courgette, half a butternut squash, 3 onions, 2 peppers, cherry toms, 4 sticks of celery, 3 large carrots, 1 aubergine, 1tbsp olive oil, garlic, herbs) with 75g pasta = 600cals
I've also had a cupcake and chocolate bar today = 500cals
Total cals today = 1700 and I've not been hungry all day.
I make homemade things, so I know how much oil etc is in them and I stretch out meat with loads of veg.
The lunch of salad is really helping me cut my calories, and as a whole bag of salad is around 50 cals, but is quite filling (or boring!). I've also stopped snacking during the day, which helps.
Oh, and I only drink water. Unless it's a weekend then I account all alcohol in my calorie intake.
What a great thread, lots of great tips here, thanks folks! Lettuce wraps sounds lovely. Chopping up carrots and boiling eggs in advance good tips too. Great thread, OP!
Just come back to this - thanks everyone ! 1.5lb down this morning. Trying to do calorie counting and really cut the snacking. Been having big salads for lunch and then something lighter for supper, discovered 1/2 carton Covent Garden soup actually fills me up and have with a pitta bread so no need for butter. Also having dinner earlier helps cut unnecessary enabling have found. Then trying to bank a bit for weekend
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