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Breakfast and lunch ideas...(5 Posts)
I'm trying to lose (a lot of) weight. I cant face weighing myself but I probably have about 7st to lose.
I've done SW before. I don't want to do that again. I can't eat much fat due to gallstones. I'm trying just to moderate what I eat, cut out snacks, reduce my carbs (bread/.pasta), drink more (I only drink about a litre of liquid a day max) etc.
So breakfast and lunch. Atm i don't eat breakfast often. I can't eat until about 10am anyway. If I do have something it's normally toast (we have a canteen that sells breakfast items). And then a sandwich and crisps at lunch, meal deal type thing.
So I'm thinking of fruit for breakfast. Then Lunch I'm a bit stuck. I was thinking cold meat and salad/ pickles but not sure I want that every day.
I don't have anywhere to prep or store anything at work, other than a microwave which is shared between about 130 people. Any suggestions?
I know you probably don't want to eat ready meals but the eat smart ones from Morrison's are all around 300cals and tasty with a good variety.
How about a stir fry for lunch with noodles? Homemade soup if time allows? Cooked chicken with salad and a nice dressing. If you are lazy like me then a decent cuppa soup with a small roll and fruit salad.
Breakfast wise crumpets are pretty low fat
Overnight oats or Greek yogurt with banana and berries?
For breakfasts how about a smoothie? They can be full of sugar but if you use a high-protein yoghurt like skyr then berries / banana / oats they'll keep you full and contribute to 5 a day. Thin with water to the consistency you like and take to work in a water bottle.
For lunch homemade soup is always a good option. You could also take ready made salad in a Tupperware - make sure it's something hearty like roasted Mediterranean veg to keep you full.
If you think about changing what you eat e.g. don't have carbs and high protein at the same meal. also eat fruit on an empty stomach That helps a lot for health and weight loss too ( I cured my IBS doing that).
Look at your coffee normal tea and high sugar drinks intake . I take a bottle of water everywhere and drink mint and green tea no milk or sweetener\sugar. I also take an apple, walnuts and or pecans macadamias. With a rye bread sandwich for lunch at work ( I don't eat wheat either). pure rye is much easier to digest).
The above is fairly drastic, you do have a lot to lose, but if you also take a look at Paul Mckenna way of eating it helps your emotional attitude to food . And you never go hungry on it!
Sorry I just read you have gallstones (nuts aren't brilliant for that !) Camomile tea is good for them !
PM says don't bother with weighing all the time too!