So, I’ve finally realized that having PCOS makes it so I won’t lose any weight unless I stick to 1200 cals a day (and I’m not totally sure that will work). For those of you about to tell me to check my TDEE and BMR and eat to that - I’ve tried several times and I gain weight. PCOS reduces daily BMR by 300-500 calories.
Unfortunately, I keep going over 1200 calories/day. Lately I’m eating 1400-1500 cals daily and I lose nothing at that amount, I even slowly gain. I seem to always want 700-800 calories at dinner and if I dont have enough calories left I lose control because hungry, say f-it and eat whatever meal everyone else i having. I am eating IF 16-8 and skipping breakfast, which helps, but I’d like to reduce the calories in my lunch meal (and occasional snack) so I can go ahead and have a larger dinner.
Does anyone have any easy and tasty low cal lunch ideas, ideas for controlling hunger, or any other ideas what might help? I’m pretty good about sticking to 400-500 cals for lunch, but I get hungry late afternoon and start looking for snacks.
I really enjoy cooking lunch for my husband and myself so here are some suggestions. All under 30 mins of actual cooking with just a handful of ingredients. Not the most professional recipes but I’m just a home cook!
This is a play on fish and chips. I take as much fresh tilapia as I want, say 10 ounces. I mix together a breading with 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes, salt and pepper. Dry the fish with a paper towel, dredge it in the breading. Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium high heat. Fry for 3 and a half minutes on each side - fish should be golden brown and flip easily with a spatula without breaking. Place on paper towel. Then obtain one or two cups of frozen peas as you prefer, and sauté them straight from the freezer in the same oil. Squeeze lots of lemon (half a lemon is good) over the peas and mix them together. Some people might choose to stir in a tablespoon of butter with the peas. Serve fish on a bed of peas with a wedge of lemon on top. This recipe would work with any whitefish.
Can anyone help with simple lunch ideas for kids? Seems like my kids are always eating burgers, sandwiches, hotdogs and lots of fries! That’s too much bread and carbs (I think) and I am trying to change that. What other options are there?
Fellow magicians! A little help, if you please, with an idea for a closing card trick.
I've always liked the idea of ending a trick where the spectator has my business card. It seems like a natural way to end everything. I've been thinking the 'out to lunch' principle is good for this. They have my business card, and also a little piece of magic to take with them.
I'm just having trouble coming up with a strong enough trick that uses this principle that I can end on.
In my head, I'm thinking of something like I predict a card (using out to lunch), that card prediction becomes correct at the end of a card trick, but before we pick up the business card, I do some other trick and change the card AND the prediction. But I'm getting stuck thinking about it, specifically about what I'm doing with those two card tricks to achieve that. Your ideas are appreciated!
I’m going back to the office after a year of working from home and demolishing through the cupboards for lunch .
Before that I always used to get a meal deal from Tesco or something similar
Now I’m back in the office I’d like to start taking a packed lunch .
I can make a chicken Mayo sandwich and that’s the only thing really ….
Does anyone have any suggestions for a quick and easy tasty lunch ?
Don’t like prawns so nothing with them !
Hi, everyone, I am about a week in, and I want to include more yellow and green foods for lunch especially. I see a lot of you like deli turkey, but I don’t eat that. I fix my husband’s lunch every day with it, so just he and the cats like it. I am working from home all summer, so I can be flexible with refrigerator and cooking. Vegetarian is OK.
Our middle aged mens group is starting back up again after covid restriction is have been lifted.
Looking for some topic ideas that can be covered in a 1 hour lunch meeting so it needs to be something that can be covered or at least introduced quickly.
I run a home daycare and am just looking for more ideas for lunches parents would like to see their kids having. I feel like I’m always making the same things week after week, because A) I know they like it and B) running out of ideas. The kids in my care are all pretty picky eaters. Some typical meals we have are : quesadilla, lasagna, sandwiches, shepherds pie, broccoli stuffed chicken, quiche....
Anyone have any ideas they think kids would like?
I know there's lots of advice out there about what you should avoid eating during pregnancy and I'm struggling for good ideas for work lunches. I normally take my lunch from home but do sometimes buy something convenient.
What's working for you all? Any great recommendations? Or online sources for recipes/ideas?
Hi! What's everyone's go to for lunch, in the 500 calorie -ish range? Obviously has to be quick to put together 😂
I started to calorie count and realize I'm WAY overeating and lunch tends to be a calorie bomb 🤷♀️ Currently overwhelmed with the idea of trying to come up with new ideas that aren't gonna kill my day so any go-tos would be great!
Yes, I know...meal prep is the answer, but I can barely manage dinner right now. I was doing ww before I got pregnant with great results. Now, I have a 2 1/2 month old baby and I'm trying to get back into ww. I'm on the blue plan, which I really liked in the past. I used to meal prep cute healthy little lunches for the week, or I'd have a microwave meal, but now that I'm home, I'm finding that too difficult. When I was working, I felt fine eating whatever I packed. I make healthy breakfasts and dinners, but I'm stuck on lunches and snacks. My biggest issue is that without easy options, I find myself skipping lunch instead of wasting points on junk.
I would prefer pre-packaged ideas, or quick cold lunch ideas. I keep fresh fruit and veggies cut and ready in the fridge. How are you all packing lean protein into your lunch? I love making big fresh salads, but this new mama needs some one handed foods.
Hey guys looking for pack lunch ideas. Sick of the standard sandwich’s. Don’t really have access to a microwave or any other electrical appliance.
Any help would be great.
I searched the sub but found really old posts. Looking for new ideas for work lunches. Trying to keep it low carb and healthy. I’m not a vegetarian but I’m also open to meatless lunch ideas as well. Thanks!!
I am boring AF and eat the same things for lunch everyday : either peanut butter jam sandwich or yogurt with granola. I am totally fine eating other food, just don't put in the effort for myself. So now that baby is ready to start eating lunches, I need ideas to make for us, because I literally don't know how to construct a meal lol.
What kinds of things are you making for lunch for yourself and your 6+ month old?
I need some easy, tasty lunch ideas to take to work that are low in sodium. I usually take a Smart Ones but I'm working on decreasing my sodium and they tend to be high. Ideas?
I really love the shows in between the sessions. If it’s possible I’d love to see a show that concentrates on some of the mechanics they’re life throughout the moto gp calendar and how they’ve started they’re career and got to moto gp.
No-cook as in: no need to microwave, eat it straight from the lunch box.
My go to here lately has been chicken salad filled rice wraps; peanut butter crackers; along with crackers, salami, and cheese. Delicious and filling, but it’s getting so old here lately that I need variety.
What’re some of your favorites?
Please let me know what your lunch menu looks like for your kids!
I'm desperate for ideas that my kid will like!
I’m going camping this weekend. For lunches, my husband and I normally bring something we can eat on the go (mid hike) like a peanut butter sandwich. Any ideas of an easy Mediterranean diet lunch I can throw in a backpack?
I’m meeting up with an old friend for lunch and I’m trying to figure out where to go. I live in Addison and they live in Oak Lawn so I’m thinking maybe just split the difference somewhere off DNT? Or just anywhere that isn’t too far a drive for either of us...
Hey everyone! I’m new to this group so sorry if this post is out of place, but I was just wondering what everyone brings to work for their lunches. I usually have about 400 calories for lunch, but my go to (take out) lunch option actually just shut down, so now I’m having to pack my lunch for the first time in years.
I’ve developed a slight gluten sensitivity so I’m trying to avoid too much bread, but it’s not off the table entirely. I have a fridge and a microwave available, but not a sink/a place to put together complex meal options. I’d love to hear your ideas and your favorites 😊
My girlfriend has property near Madison and I'd like to safely discover it a bit. I explored some google searches and the side bar but, some were very old and the more recent ones were calling out traveling during a pandemic. If the consensus is to frick off still that is fair but, things are starting to open up and we're both fully vaccinated. We both enjoy gaming, live music, booze. We would like to see the capitol. I would like a restaurant that is a bit fancier but, doesn't necessarily have to be stuffy or high end. I can give more details if that helps but, I appreciate any advice in advance. I saw one post that suggested the 'Old Fashioned' so if that is still a place to go that could be good for lunch. Thanks again!
So I'm starting a new labor job so fridges or microwaves wont be available. I have an ice pack so I can keep things chilled until lunch but I wont be able to reheat it.
I also recently found out I have a fatty liver so I'm cutting down on simple carbs so no breads and not too much fruit.
This will be a very damaging job so I'd like the meals to be high in protein so I can really get through the rest of the day.
I'll be having a pea protein and almond milk shake in the morning and I'll be having pecans or other nuts for a snack. What has me really stuck is not being able to heat it.
Anyone have ideas on what might work well for this situation?
What do you take to work as a packed lunch?
I'm pretty sick of pasta or sandwiches!
Do you guys have any go to recipes or ideas for lunches to school you could share? I wanted to start making my own lunches cause sandwiches suck
Hey guys, I'm usually not for want of recipe ideas but most of them produce a hot meal.
I'm going to be going on a trip to my friend's lake house soon and want to prep up a couple of meals to easily put in a cooler and munch on cold.
So far I'm thinking some cauliflower hummus with veggies and a Mediterranean wrap with a low carb tortilla, but I don't know what to think of for the next day.
It would be nice to have some cold recipes on hand anyway, thanks!
Hey guys! My husband and I are officially vaccinated and having a small gathering with a couple friend that is also vaccinated and pregnant! I want to put together a special lunch and need ideas. I'd like to do a cheese board and some other apps, ideas?
Does anyone have appealing lunch ideas that are easy but not salads?
I have a thing where I really hate the texture of leaves so even more interesting salads aren't an option for me.
I have no other dietary limitations but I find this one is so annoying, like going out for nice meals and being embarrassed when I have to pick lettuce off my burger, lol
Only 2 lbs more to target, so exciting :D
Hey guys! My husband have been an RCA since November and I need ideas for his lunch! All he’s been asking for everyday is just a breakfast burrito that he eats in the morning and he basically doesn’t eat anything else until he gets home. What are so good options that he can eat while on route? Thanks everyone!
Wanting to start meal planning my Mon-Fri office lunches. I need some of your best (simplest) WFPB dishes. Ideally I would make five servings of one dish on Sunday, and then have the same thing each day, which I have no issue with.
I’m a mid 40’s male, in moderate shape, just trying to keep the dad-bod at bay.