Low calorie filling lunches.

I'm not a doctor but… 
Cycling injury, recovery and health issues.
Forum rules
The information / discussion in the Cycling Health Forum is not qualified medical advice. Please consult your doctor.

Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby michelle_s » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:11 pm

So I'm getting pretty sick of my two boiled eggs and broccoli work lunches so I'm open for ideas on other low calorie, filling lunches.

What do you have for lunch?
michelle_s
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:42 pm
Location: Perth wa

by BNA » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:13 pm

BNA
 

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby malocchio » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:13 pm

I've found that brown rice, tuna and a liberal serving of hotsauce works a treat for me - low GI, low calorie and plenty enough flavour with the sauce :)
User avatar
malocchio
 
Posts: 134
Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:31 pm

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby march83 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:14 pm

base salad of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, capsicum and onion, plus a few different things to fill it out. at the moment i'm topping the salad with sweet potato, half a tin of salmon and some vinegar which is working pretty well...
march83
 
Posts: 172
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:41 pm

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby michelle_s » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:08 pm

Hmm brown rice. I did the tuna thing for ages and got sick of that also. Did soup now bored of that and not a salad fan.
michelle_s
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:42 pm
Location: Perth wa

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby WarbyD » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:51 pm

For a while I was having those microwave steamed vege packets + tuna, pepper and a bit of hot sauce.. Did the job, although it did get rather boring.
WarbyD
 
Posts: 527
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:13 pm

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby michelle_s » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:39 pm

Yeah. I like simple low calorie lunches but I think I've had just about all
Of them
michelle_s
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:42 pm
Location: Perth wa

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby reefer » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:05 pm

My lunch is 3 pieces of fruit.
Usually 1 or 2 bananas and 1 or 2 packham pears. Occasionally an apple as they are twice the price of the other two. I also have about 600ml of tap water with this. Does the job for me. (Truck driver / furniture pickup and delivery).
Simple, no prep and tasty.
[My breakfast is a small bowl of weeties and full cream milk. My dinner is steamed Veg (at least 4 types) with about 200g lean meat / fish.]
reefer
 
Posts: 202
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:30 pm
Location: Townsville

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby WarbyD » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:23 pm

reefer wrote:My lunch is 3 pieces of fruit.
Usually 1 or 2 bananas and 1 or 2 packham pears. Occasionally an apple as they are twice the price of the other two. I also have about 600ml of tap water with this. Does the job for me. (Truck driver / furniture pickup and delivery).
Simple, no prep and tasty.
[My breakfast is a small bowl of weeties and full cream milk. My dinner is steamed Veg (at least 4 types) with about 200g lean meat / fish.]



Jeeeze.. that is some incredibly low calories! According to MFP 3 serves of weeties, 1 cup milk, 2 large bananas, 1 packham pear, serve of steamed veges and 500g of premium beef mince is only *just* over 1,000cal ... Out of interest, why so low?
WarbyD
 
Posts: 527
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:13 pm

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby reefer » Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:13 pm

Because I am Fat :oops: My Blood pressure and cholesterol is on the high side too :oops:

I am 46, 175cm, 87kg trying to get down to 80kg. I’d really like to get to 77kg, what I was at 18 when I joined the RAAF, but i think 80 will be a struggle.
I was 107kg when I moved to Townsville from Tasmania 5 years ago, where we had a hobby farm and we basically just ate way too much (because we could, killed all our own Beef, Lamb and poultry).
If I get to 80kg, I will buy myself a new bike :shock:

Did 73km (AT) 28.5km/hr today :)
reefer
 
Posts: 202
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:30 pm
Location: Townsville

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby CKinnard » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:21 pm

michelle_s wrote:So I'm getting pretty sick of my two boiled eggs and broccoli work lunches so I'm open for ideas on other low calorie, filling lunches.

What do you have for lunch?


Hmmmm...presume you are aiming for 1200 Cals/day (std women's wt loss intake)
So 300 for lunch and 100 for an arvo snack?

start with 1/2-1 litre water

Option 1 - a wholemeal bread sandwich, wrap, or pita bread:
two slices bread or bread roll 150-200Cals, or 1 wrap 200 Cals , or 1 large pita bread 200 Cals (check packets for appropriate size)

- 40-50g of any low fat meat 50-60 Cals, or 15g of most hard cheeses
- 2 cups salad with any mix of vege 50 Cals
- optional mayo or dressing up to 50 Cals, or a small non chocolate biscuit or piece of fruit cake.

Option 2 - leftovers from dinner
50-100g any lean meat 60-120 Cals
1/2 cup rice 100 Cals
3 cups vege 75 Cals

small biscuit or fruit cake and cuppa to make up 300 Cals

Afternoon snack : a cup of water or tea/coffee, 1 piece of medium fruit (small banana ok) and up to 10 nuts.

After a week doing this, unhealthy cravings and mid arvo slump should ease considerably.
CKinnard
 
Posts: 177
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:23 am

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby michelle_s » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:24 pm

Thanks heaps!
michelle_s
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:42 pm
Location: Perth wa

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby moosterbounce » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:02 am

something like a zucchini or other vege slice. Veges and eggs just served differently. I tend to make this with quinoa flakes instead of flour, or chickpea flour can work. you can eat it warm or cold - up to you. once you get a basic recipe, you can change it up a bit. I tend to stick with one average zucchini and 2 carrots grated. Then add a some of the following: cannelini beans, chicken or turkey mince (I precook), tinned or smoked salmon, grated beetroot, sliced mushrooms, sliced tomato, feta chunks...lots of options!!

I have a large lasagne dish which I use - takes 6 eggs with my recipe and I get 6 meals out of the dish and find it freezes very well. I often serve with a side salad or left over veges.

It looks like you have heaps of options for lunches but you don't tend to mix it up at all. You should look into some frozen options so you don't overdo it on one thing.
moosterbounce
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 2475
Joined: Tue May 17, 2011 8:06 pm
Location: Rivervale WA

Re: Low calorie filling lunches.

Postby michelle_s » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:46 pm

Thanks that's a good idea. I might google some recipes
michelle_s
 
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:42 pm
Location: Perth wa


Return to Cycling Health

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit