Hey, I'm trying to lose weight healthily but tend to go too far and just eat fish and bran flakes.
Could you please suggest some low calorie meals that hit all the necessary vitamins and protein (et al)
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
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- Thread Starter
- 07-04-2011 20:06
- 07-04-2011 22:57
Eat lean meat and fish, combine with a couple of types of veg and a small amount of carbs. Add sauces, condiments and seasonings as appropriate.
Do you need specific suggestions?
- 09-04-2011 19:37
I would say to be careful with dressings - sometimes they're much more calorific than you might expect, and they can also be very high in salt/sugar. Sometimes 'healthy' salads have as many calories (although presumably still higher nutritional content) than takeaways!
If you drink a lot of fizzy/sugary drinks then try switching to water. Eat fruit etc for snacks, you could also try nuts as although they're high calorie, they have 'good' fats. Normal, regular meals, check that your portion sizes are ok.
You could try counting calories just for a couple of days just to give you an idea of your intake and if it's too high or even too low.
- 09-04-2011 19:56
Tuna salads could be good. Like a nicoise with tuna, salad leaves, cucumber, tomatoes, green beans, olives, boiled new potatoes, boiled eggs, some vinegar dressing - voila!
Tuna and eggs - protein
Potatoes - carbs
Salad etc - veg
Vinegar dressing made with olive oil - healthy fats
Pretty quick and easy to whip up yourself and rather cheap too.
- 10-04-2011 22:14
Eat mostly unprocessed food. I've found that most of the calories in the food I eat come in when a food has been jammed full of mostly odd sounding chemicals. Food where you know where the ingredients come from.
Little red meat, stick mainly to fish, etc.