Day 300: Making necklaces

Posted by Paola

11:30am  Cheese and celery toasted sandwich + orange + fresh coffee

1 serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
lettuce 9 0.5 1.0 0.3 0.5
celery 12 0.5 2.3 0.1 1.2
extra-light mayonnaise 27 0.2 3.2 1.5 0.2
orange 51 1.0 12.8 0.2 1.0
half-fat cheddar cheese 65 7.3 0.0 4.0 0.0
seeded batch bread 149 6.0 21.0 4.5 3.5
Total 313 16 40 11 6

Afternoon drink: fresh coffee

3:45pm  Vegetable curry with cottage cheese + apple

366g serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
apple 29 0.0 7.9 0.0 1.8
cottage cheese 52 8.0 3.0 1.0 0.0
brown basmati rice 65 1.7 14.2 0.2 0.0
vegetable curry 188 12.6 22.9 5.3 7.8
Total 334 22 48 6 10

6pm  Carrot soup + apple

423g serving calories protein carbs fat fibre
apple 29 0.0 8.0 0.0 1.8
seeded batch bread 127 5.2 17.8 3.9 3.0
carrot soup 154 2.4 29.5 2.0 4.9
Total 309 8 55 6 10

Evening drink: hot chocolate

Day 300 calories protein carbs fat fibre
Breakfast 313 16 40 11 6
Lunch 334 22 48 6 10
Dinner 309 8 55 6 10
Other drinks 100
Total 1,056 45 144 23 26
19% 60% 21%
Allowance 1,200 75 – 105g
25 – 35%
120 – 165g
40 – 55%
33 – 40g
25 – 30%
18 – 30g
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3 thoughts on “Day 300: Making necklaces

  1. I was talking to someone about soups. I said they were a great diet food as you got this big bowl and very few calories. He isn’t a fan of soup and said that he’d rather have the individual bits and a glass of water, which surely would have the same effect.

    It doesn’t FEEL the same to me – but I could see his point. Is the effect really just psychological? It seems like 2 carrots and an apple with bread would have to be the same thing but it seems a pitiful meal compared to a hearty bowl of soup…

  2. Well, for me, quantity and flavour are a big deal. I also find that I need something to chew on or else a soup is just like a drink – so, yah, the psychological satisfaction is a big factor.

    With soups, you have some options to make them more meal-like:

    – keep a quarter of the cooked veg unliquidised
    – add a handful of beans (I use cannellini) at serving
    – break up some bread or a lo-calorie crisp bread into the soup (I use Finn Crisps – 40 cals)
    – spoon the hot soup over a small pile of cubed light mozzarella (yum!)

  3. I agree – there have to be lumps in ! I like soups a lot and I do find them more “filling” than their component parts – it just seems like there should be more to it.

    I know Cliff has a tendency to think of soup as a starter, so if I serve a main course soup or stew, he tends to be a bit disappointed, even though he’ll concede at the end of the meal that there was plenty.

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