Please judge my foot intake harshly

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Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 19:52:40

Hi all,

Following on from yesterday, asking you to harshly critique my food intake!

I’m trying to eat more healthily and run 4 x week. For info I’m 5ft4 and need to lose a stone in the next 8 weeks so need to eat 1200 calories a day. Please be really harsh and rip up my food intake/ give me tips if needed.

Thank you flowers

Breakfast: (not sure on cals)
2 pieces mango
Handful blueberries
Handful raspberries

Lunch: (about 350 cals)
1 chicken breast with ginger, soy sauce and garlic
Lots of broccoli (poster yesterday said to fill up on veg 😉)
50g brown rice
2 satsumas

Dinner (approx 550 cals)
Medium portion of beef and chickpea stew with cous cous (beef mince, chickpeas, cous cous, spray oil only, tomato paste, garlic, harissa, beef stock cube, mint, baharat and chopped dates and apricots).

1 bitesize piece Turkish delight

2 x tea with hazelnut milk
Lots of water

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Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 19:58:28

Bump- anyone 😢?

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Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 19:59:06

Oh gosh and just realised I wrote foot- the shame 🙈

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AFistfulofDolores1 Tue 11-Jun-19 20:01:37

If you don't lose weight on that, then something's wrong. I think it's definitely good enough.

Just don't eat your foot. Too many calories

AFistfulofDolores1 Tue 11-Jun-19 20:03:37

And if you really want to be severe, then lose the Turkish delight, the hazelnut milk, the couscous.

I think some people will say lose the fruit. I'm one of those who believes fruit sugars are different, and you can afford to keep it in.

Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 20:15:20

Very helpful thank you- do you think I need to cut out cous cous, hazelnut milk and Turkish delight to lose the weight in 8 weeks?

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Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 20:15:37

Sorry meant to tag you @AFistfulofDolores1

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AFistfulofDolores1 Tue 11-Jun-19 20:22:12

No, I don't think you need to cut them out. I really don't. I was eating about the same as you - perhaps slightly more - and I was averaging about 3 lbs a week, and with no exercise. You have more than enough time, imo. But stick around and see if others dis/agree.

Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 20:26:02

Very helpful thank you and helpful to know it worked for you!

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Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 20:26:27

@AFistfulofDolores1 I’m too scared to step on scales to monitor weight loss at moment 🙈

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Aspieteach Tue 11-Jun-19 20:27:12

I'd cut the dates and apricots out because they're really sugary. Berries are a much better choice. Maybe add a bit of protein with breakfast so that you feel full for longer.

allthegoodusernameshavegone Tue 11-Jun-19 20:30:40

I would cut out either lunch or dinner completely, you are having two main meals.

Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 20:37:26

@AFistfulofDolores1 I’m too scared to step on scales to monitor weight loss at moment 🙈

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Myusernameismud Tue 11-Jun-19 20:37:49

I've just lost a stone in 6 weeks eating significantly more than that, and very little exercise so you should be fine. Bear in mind though that if you're putting on muscle that will skew your actual weight loss, so take your measurements too so you've got an idea of actual inches lost.

user2085372673 Tue 11-Jun-19 20:37:52

Cut out dinner or lunch completely? What? This is weird advice, she’s saying she’s going to run four times a week. I burn off between 600-800 calories when I run for 40-60 minutes.

m0therofdragons Tue 11-Jun-19 20:39:07

It's a lot of fruit imo so lots of sugar. I eat 1200 calories a day and bulk meals with baby spinach or cabbage.

Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 20:39:26

Gosh @allthegoodusernameshavegone do you think I need to go that drastic?! I have been feeling quite full after lunch!

@Aspieteach thank you for advice- I hadn’t thought about apricots/dates sugar levels and I can remove them simply 😊

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lboogy Tue 11-Jun-19 20:40:23

How are people loosing 3lbs a week on that diet? I'd manage 1lb eating like that with exercise 4-5 times a week.

I thought you'd have to be very heavy to see a 3lb weight loss ?

Ohyesiam Tue 11-Jun-19 20:41:46

Have a look at the fast 800 blood sugar diet threads. Lots of support all research based, and you’ll lose a stone on well under 8 weeks

Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 20:58:00

@user2085372673 I’m only running 4km each time so maybe I do need to cut lunch? I’m a bit worried as I’ll be so hungry and I didn’t think I needed to skip meals to lose weight.

@Myusernameismud that is really helpful to know it worked for you!

@lboogy do you also think I need to be cutting down food?! Just a bit worried if you think I’m eating too much and not exercising enough to shift more than a pound a week- I can change my diet and reduce if needed 🙂.

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Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 21:20:22

Gosh perhaps I do need to cut food down- hard to tell without weighing myself but the thread is certainly making me think!

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AFistfulofDolores1 Tue 11-Jun-19 21:21:18

Exercise does nothing - well, not that much at all. Calorie deficit is what you need to go for.

Why not try your diet for a week, weigh yourself, and then adjust as necessary?

Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 21:30:02

That’s a helpful approach may take the plunge and weigh myself tomorrow so I can follow my plan for a week and then tweak if needed as you suggested

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Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 21:30:21

@AFistfulofDolores1 keep forgetting to tag!

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Summerflab Tue 11-Jun-19 21:41:22

Thoughts from any additional mumsnetters much appreciated!

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