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For the same reason, on my fast day, I make sure that my main meal starts with a HUGE lettuce salad. I can eat six cups of romaine/spinach salad for less than 50 calories before dressings! I put it in a tupperware type plastic bowl with a lid so that a small amount of dressing and seasoning is adequate - I put the dressing on, put the lid on, and shake the bowl like crazy to distribute the topping. My whole salad ends up being around 150 calories for an enormous amount of food. I usually add carrots, onion and tomato - measuring calories with myfitnesspal - to stay within that 150 calories. Then I eat whatever else the family is having, sticking with mainly the protein portion of the meal in a small portion.
Tonight, family is having tacos, I'm having taco salad. I won't use any sort of wrap/shell, but my salad will be that much larger with the taco meat and plain greek yogurt (instead of sour cream) and taco sauce instead of dressing.
Works well for us both and we aim to be well occupied and achieve a lot on those two days a week.
I hope I can cope!!!! I'm already a big water and herbal tea drinker during the day, so bring it on
Wish me luck.
The replies to this topic are really interesting and I know I will come back to it time and time again when I am looking for inspiration.
I use the BBC Good Food website most days and have done for a few years. I always filter for recipes between 200 - 400 calories per serving, that way nothing has changed for my evening meal whether on a fast day or not. I use the same recipes that I always have and I can share an enjoyable dinner time with the family.
I am so glad of the little community on here, it's a good place to share ideas and encouragement
I stick to 2 meals: lunch (usually a bowl of soup) and dinner (a stir-fry with tofu or such like). Because I seem to become a bit faint at around 4 pm I usually have a mug of broth or a glass of tomato juice. Sometimes I have a snack in the form of some pickled gherkins. What a great site this is! Very informative, thanks to you all!
In the book it states that one of the key researchers eats at 11am and again at 7pm and that this means she gets a 16 hour fast. Am I just being really dense or does that not add up..?
LauraBambi wrote: In the book it states that one of the key researchers eats at 11am and again at 7pm and that this means she gets a 16 hour fast. Am I just being really dense or does that not add up..?
The 16 hour fast is her over night fast, from 7 pm to 11 am.
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