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.