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How do you eat healthy low fat meals when the rest of the family don't want to eat them?!

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Honey1975 Sun 23-Apr-17 18:52:19

I want to lose between half a stone to a stone. I don't think I'm overweight but I havd definitely put some on and my clothes are all tight & uncomfortable.
I have become lazy and am eating too much crap. I have biscuits with the dc's after school wiith a cup of tea when I never used to. I don't even really enjoy them, it's just become habit.

My dc's are 5 & 9 and fussy. They like bland simple food. They do eat a lot of fruit and one of them is good with veg. They both have school dinners so sometimes just have a sandwichy tea or pasta/pizza with some salad.

I want to eat more healthy low fat mesls so have been looking for inspiration as I'm rubbish at meal planning. I had a look at Joe Wickes's book and like the majority of the recipes but can safely say my dc's would not.

So I'm interested to hear what other people do please. Will I just need to accept that I'll need to make different things every day for the dc's and me and possibly DH? How do you plan/shop/prepare for all this as well as working and doing everything else that needs doing. My mum always tells me that she made one meal a night and everyone ate it but it just doesn't work like that in this house😩

Also would appreciate suggestions as to how to get inspiration for weight loss meals. Should I follow a specific plan or just try and think more about what I'm eating and make it healthier? Will this be enough to lose the weight that I want to?

Thanks for any tips. I really want to feel better about myself and think I need to start by addressing my diet.

MyNameIsntTaken Sun 23-Apr-17 19:15:08

You could do lots of grilled chicken/fish meals with lots of veg on the side since they like veg. Just season yours how you like and do a couple with less seasoning how they like.

TittyGolightly Sun 23-Apr-17 19:15:51

I'd read up on the myth of low fat being healthy, to be honest. (Unless you have gallstones.)

lazycrazyhazy Sun 23-Apr-17 19:24:41

Titty I just came to say the same thing. When will the sugar industry stop getting away with the low fat myth! Read the labels - low fat = high carb = sugar.

poppyhill Sun 23-Apr-17 19:24:47

Just don't eat the carbs with it. We're having roast tonight and I won't have potatoes 😥 Salmon, veg and noodles last night but I skip the noodles. Everyone else is full up and I've managed to eat healthily without cooking a separate meal.

Honey1975 Sun 23-Apr-17 19:27:32

Thank you both. So what's the best way to eat for weight loss if not low fat? I'm out of touch to be honest with the latest recommendations😊

TittyGolightly Sun 23-Apr-17 19:29:26

Check out Michael Mosley. I've just lost 2.5 stone in 12 weeks on the Blood sugar diet. He also wrote the 5:2 diet.

Honey1975 Sun 23-Apr-17 19:33:32

Thank you Poppy. I love salmon and eat it regularly but ds is allergic to it so only do it for me & dh.
I feel like I've probably been too soft at letting the dc's pick & choose what they have to eat & know I'm really struggling to get us to all eat the same healthy meal. Not really sure how to put this right now.

Honey1975 Sun 23-Apr-17 19:34:39

Wow Titty that's fantastic, well done! I will have a look at that.

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