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Fat people - What do you eat all day?

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ragtaggle Fri 14-Jan-05 18:51:11

Following on from the other thread I thought it was confession time. I'm not exactly fat but after having a baby (Fifteen months ago) I could do with losing a stone. Why am I not losing?

So here goes. Today

Two piece of toast and marmite (With proper butter)

Banana/bunch of grapes

Jacket potato with cheese (No butter, weird lunch time concession to dieting)

8 maltesers

About to have garlic bread while still at work...will definitely have at least two larget glasses of wine and after that not sure but I don't think there are any vegetables in the house...

Think I've just answered my own question about why I'm not losing weight. Should probably just post on here every time I eat something...

tentunturq Fri 14-Jan-05 18:54:20

I thought this was a pisstake!
You're right though - writing it down does help.

FineFigureFio Fri 14-Jan-05 19:04:08

well i used to eat

2 buttered toast and marmite
pkt crisps mid morning
mcdonalds for lunch or something equaly as fattening
more crisps, maybe a chocolate bar
takeaway for tea or something very fattening
whole bottle of wine

FineFigureFio Fri 14-Jan-05 19:04:22

pork scratchings!

FineFigureFio Fri 14-Jan-05 19:08:43

oh and I think one of my biggest downfalls is making too much food and trying to finish it all and picking at the kids dinners aswell

come on i am not the only FAT person on mumsnet!

ragtaggle Fri 14-Jan-05 19:08:55

Good to hear I'm not alone in eating crap. I have no willpower whatsoever

LunarSea Mon 17-Jan-05 10:25:49

ragtaggle - do write it down, and you might see a pattern about what you eat, and when you lose/gain. I did the food diary thing for a while last year, and although it was pretty obvious that I never got anyway near to the 2000 calories a day which is supposed to be what most people can have there were times I would gain weight quite dramatically. Correlating what I'd eaten against that it was pretty obvious that wheat was the problem, so I've tried to cut it completely if I'm at home (not always possible of course if eating out etc) and it's made a huge difference. Try cutting things you are suspicious of out one at a time (dare I suggest Alcohol as one of them?) and you might find that there is something which is a trigger for you.

A typical day for me (and I could do with losing a lot more than a stone!) is:

Breakfast: either just black coffee or black coffee plus an apple (if I'm going to the gym first thing). At weekends I might have a small omellete with mushrooms, peppers or lean bacon, or even smoked salmon in it on one of the days.

Lunch: mixed fruit (quite a lot - about 450g of it) during the week, or sometimes soup or salad with something like ham or a small piece of cheese at weekends.

Afternoon: perhaps some grapes, or satsumas, etc

Dinner: vegetables - usually 3 or 4 different ones, plus about 200g fish or meat (probably 6 days out of 7), and perhaps (not every day) a smallish portion of something like brown/wild rice or potato and onion rosti. Will have wine with dinner at weekends, otherwise sparkling water or diet ginger beer.

That's enough, for me, to stay stable or lose - but I only need to add in one sandwich, slice of toast or portion of pasta, and I'll gain about 4lbs in a day.

handlemecarefully Mon 17-Jan-05 10:54:02

Lol - when I read this title I assumed that Coddy had started this thread. It's very like her refreshing direct approach

After 2 children in 3 years I have some weight to loose (about 2 stone), but its not all down to pregnancies. I do eat too much. My only saving grace is despite being a lard arse I run 3 miles two or three times weekly. If I didn't I would probably be 26 stones by now.

My diet has recently improved (got healthier) but I still eat too much:

Brekkie: 3 slices of toast plus butter and marmite

Mid morning: banana and apple

Lunch: A roll or small baguette without mayo

Mid afternoon: packet of pretzels

5pm: 2 slices of toast with butter and marmite (to keep the kids company during their tea)

Dinner - some meat or fish dish with veggies

Post dinner - at least 2 glasses of wine or some lager

monkeygirl Mon 17-Jan-05 11:17:41

I think my problem is I eat reasonably healthily a lot of the time but just too much of it (cannot believe that a 'normal' portion of pasta is a fistful or something similar - I can eat that in one mouthful ). Also add in the odd choccy bar/few biscuits or bottle of wine and it all adds up really quickly. Don't think it takes that much to put on weight tbh for lots of people if you don't step back and look at your diet occasionally or do regular exercise.

jampots Mon 17-Jan-05 11:21:59

So far today:

small bowl of cornflakes with skimmed milk
1 nescafe cappuccino

Lunch will be another bowl of cornflakes

(yes I am trying that for 2 weeks)

Dinner will be salmon salad

Will endeavour to eat fruit during hte day too


Grommit Mon 17-Jan-05 11:26:35

Jampots - sounds like we will have an identical eating day! I have been doing the cereal thing since last Monday and I think I have lost 2lbs!

jampots Mon 17-Jan-05 11:28:35

i actually like cornflakes so its hopefully going to be easy. am fed up of being a porker

Gobbledigook Mon 17-Jan-05 11:29:26

Today, so far (by 11.30am) I've eaten a massive bowl of rice krispies with full fat milk and lashings of sugar, a breakway and about 5 rich tea biscuits

For some reason my appetite is raging atm!

jampots Mon 17-Jan-05 11:30:28

GDG - i bet your stick thin though

Gobbledigook Mon 17-Jan-05 11:33:41

hmmmm, not for long though at this rate!!

Slinky Mon 17-Jan-05 11:35:19

Well, I am a "porkie" and DH is really p**g me off with his new "health kick". He's lost 5lbs this week without even trying

Anyway today so far -
One cup of coffee, with 1 sugar and skimmed milk.

Bowl of Porridge (unsweetened!) even though it was crying out for sugar to added

2 satsumas

For lunch, probably some soup with bread.

Then for dinner, some pasta dish as I am still without my oven (packed in last Wednesday). New one arrives on Wednesday.

I have told the kids to hide their "selection boxes" so I can't find them, otherwise I'll be nibbling.

jampots Mon 17-Jan-05 11:36:16

Slinky - have you tried Oats So Simple made with water - sounds vile but is actually quite nice

handlemecarefully Tue 18-Jan-05 12:44:51

Oh c'mon somebody else post on this thread. I want to hear what other chubbers eat all day!

msann Tue 18-Jan-05 12:51:09

depends on what day ur askin.....
yesterday: 3 coffees & 1 pear.....due to stress of being in court
today: (so far) 2 coffees & 1 pear (due to feeling sick after having whole bottle wine last night to console myself after court)
tomorrow: prob 2 coffees & 1 pear, sardine sandwiches (yuck) prepared 4 me by people who i 'sit' for at lunchtime (i hate em but im too nice to say) and nothing for tea cos i play hockey & i'll be sick if i eat b4 i go.

oh & i am fat.

handlemecarefully Tue 18-Jan-05 12:52:44

How are you fat msann - you eat like a sparrow! Feeling sorry for you; there's no justice!

Beansmum Tue 18-Jan-05 12:53:21

I'm not really fat, but I should be

2 weetabix with cream and sugar
chicken mayo sandwich
1/2 steak slice
chocolate bar
lentil soup
4 slices of toast with butter
leftover haggis
box of thorntons chocolates, really, the whole box.

handlemecarefully Tue 18-Jan-05 12:54:41


Yes you should be! I think you should trade bodies with msann who is more deserving of a slim line figure

Chandra Tue 18-Jan-05 12:54:53

... I'm fat, but I don't know why! I only dring a coffee in the morning, a sandwich at lunch, and some pasta/rice with vegetables an some protein at dinner. I do exercise regularly and still... I'm overweight...

Beansmum Tue 18-Jan-05 12:56:11

i do walk a lot, at least 3-4 miles a day, but I'm dreading what's going to happen when I stop!

Chandra Tue 18-Jan-05 12:57:56

I can tell you what Bean, if your are like me you will get weight just by breathing...

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