(Original post by millies567)
Yeahh... i only have scrambled egg once a week, no more than that. When i do have that though i try andbe healthy and have likea soup at lunch time.
Normally my sandwiches are home made, however sometimes i do have a tuna and sweetcorn sandwich from M&S. (is that ok?) Even with the pasta, i try to vary my lunch now n then so i cook pasta at home n then take it into work.
On my toast in the morning, i have a teeeny bit of jam but i dont like butter or margarine or anything in my sandwiches. Just dont like the taste of that.
And again with the jacket potato, it normally a treat once a week. I only have the jacket potato with beans tho. Nothing else, no cheese or anything of the sort.
And yepp i have veg and salad with my meals all the time. LOTS of salad goes into my sandwiches. And i have a portion of fruit aswell.
Yeahh i am calcium defficient :-( but the thing is.. i dont like milk. urgh. and i hardly eat yoghurts. But i really do need to up this somehow. Thats one reason i dnt have cereal in the morning because i dont drink milk. Any other suggestions for brekkie? Some days i have a banana, and a glass of orange juice?
Thanks for ur reply btw
I actually think toast for your brekkie is great. Maybe fruit salad - but thats not as filling. To follow healthy eating principles, you should have some carb at each meal.
If your struggling to lose any weight, look into portion sizing. Its hard to tell, but you may be getting too much protein. Protein should be the smallest thing on your plate, so the protein part of the meal should be around 20% of the plate, 40% carbs, and 40% veggies. You don't really need a big protein source at breakfast time, and a small portion of a high protein food at lunch e.g. sandwich filling is adequate enough (beans is probably too much).
In terms of the M&S sandwich, check the label. See what they add e.g. Mayo, butter etc. usually though the M&S ones aren't too bad. In terms of the pasta at lunch, just watch the portion size, if its for lunch, it should be smaller than the portion you would have in an evening meal.
Non dairy forms of calcium include beans, green veggies, dried fruit e.g. apricots, canned sardines.
Do you like milkshake style drinks? e.g. crusha, nesquick, flavoured milk, hot choc? Or low fat soft cheese, high in calcium, low in fat.