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another advantage of being fat: you last 4 times longer in bed
Yeah, cos you stop half way to eat a packet of chocolate biscuits.
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Yeah, cos you stop half way to eat a packet of chocolate biscuits.
Its al about re -fueling, energy !
its like a diesel train, slow to start but once we get going.. CHOO CHOO !
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Thanks, sounds great. If I don't use self raising flour I just add baking powder, right? Now, I don't use cocoa powder, I will try to replace it with some rough amount of cooking plain chocolate, hope that works, too. Don't worry about the measurements, I usually just roughly guess and throw things together..I will cut the baking time by about 1/3 since it will be in those tiny individual baking bowls, can't wait. I think the sauce is a great idea, never thought of it. It needs a tiny bit of brown rum, though.
Careful with the choc substitutions as chocolate, chocolate powder and cocoa will all work quite differently depending on the recipe.

Also, the one bit of cooking where care and measurement pays off is baking (though I have been known to go off piste with bread).
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Careful with the choc substitutions as chocolate, chocolate powder and cocoa will all work quite differently depending on the recipe.

Also, the one bit of cooking where care and measurement pays off is baking (though I have been known to go off piste with bread).
I know I know, it's a tough one, that's why I want to do it by feel. I have progressively quit measuring with regular cooking, now I need to feel the dry/wet ingredients plus experiment with how much raising powder it needs, you know, the whole chemistry of it. But, of course, you are right...Despite argus and oldhand and others giving me really fab recipes for bread baking, I am still scared Overly yeasty bread stinks, blech..
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I know I know, it's a tough one, that's why I want to do it by feel. I have progressively quit measuring with regular cooking, now I need to feel the dry/wet ingredients plus experiment with how much raising powder it needs, you know, the whole chemistry of it. But, of course, you are right...Despite argus and oldhand and others giving me really fab recipes for bread baking, I am still scared Overly yeasty bread stinks, blech..
Top tip for bread - you usually need less yeast than you think.
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Its al about re -fueling, energy !
its like a diesel train, slow to start but once we get going.. CHOO CHOO !
You mean after a bit you become superfluous and get replaced by something electrical that does the job much better than you can.
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Its al about re -fueling, energy !
its like a diesel train, slow to start but once we get going.. CHOO CHOO !
I had a girl friend who did that, I thought she was being kinky but it turned out she had asthma.
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I had a girl friend who did that, I thought she was being kinky but it turned out she had asthma.

you had a girlfriend who liked trains?
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you had a girlfriend who liked trains?
Yup! Something to do with tunnels but I can't quite remember the details.
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You mean after a bit you become superfluous and get replaced by something electrical that does the job much better than you can.

Nah, some people love the old style machine, you don't need to replace the batteries so quick, its self feeding


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I had a girl friend who did that, I thought she was being kinky but it turned out she had asthma.
So vibrators cure asthma these days.. are you working for a large pharma company by any chance? marketing?
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Like a few threads I do, again this one has came back to haunt me. I have put on 10kg in 2 months (obviously including Xmas) & though I have not developed a pot-belly yet, I do have man-handles.

OK, so I have decided on a crash diet (to lose at least 10kg in 2 months) which has little variation on the following daily food intake:

Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs/1 Croissant

Lunch (midday): Noodles (1 Chinese little pack like Magi) or a small portion of Rice (with veg)

Evening meal (17hrs): Salad or Soup (with fresh veg)

Thats it (!) for the next three months (I'm already starving), I would like to know what any healthy EF'ers here think though I am pig-headed & unlikely to adapt it.

Oh, by the way, I will drink only water & 2 glasses of juice per day. No beer.
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Old 03.01.2011, 12:39
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

I think any health resolution is fab, so crossing fingers for you!

I think your crash diet might turn into crush diet, though. I would go for eating every 2hrs, tiny bit, but nutritious and low in fats and carbs. If carbs, then whole wheat, not white carbs. Pulses, wholegrain, veggies, load up on fiber but wisely, not in huge portions. You can beat huger by eating little every 2-3hrs, protein and some beans, cheese (not fatty, quark, feta). Cook 3x a week and freeze tiny portions you throw in a microwave.

If you feel seriously deprived, it might backfire. I would aim for longer period, say 4mo, and let yourself the ocassional tiny taste of whatever you used to love. Also, identifying why you packed weight on is good (not happy, emotional eating, or not moving enough, booze, or snacking too often too fatty stuff, or eating while reading or watching tv, or buying processed as oposed to cooking your own, healthier...). If you buddy up, it might be more fun. Eating and working out.

If you have a kid, eat the same little portions, but as often and move with them/him/her. Outside, new hobbies, run around, no lifts and escalators, etc. Stand while on the phone, don't spend time at pc or tv. it might take your mind of dieting, more chance to suceed. 10kilos ain't much, though, so I am sure you will make it just fine. I want to shed a few, we might cheer for people here together. Log food, see how many calories, etc. Try to see food as fuel, not as a treat, which is a hard one for a foodie..
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I think any health resolution is fab, so crossing fingers for you!

I think your crash diet might turn into crush diet, though. I would go for eating every 2hrs, tiny bit, but nutritious and low in fats and carbs. If carbs, then whole wheat, not white carbs. Pulses, wholegrain, veggies, load up on fiber but wisely, not in huge portions. You can beat huger by eating little every 2-3hrs, protein and some beans, cheese (not fatty, quark, feta). Cook 3x a week and freeze tiny portions you throw in a microwave.

If you feel seriously deprived, it might backfire. I would aim for longer period, say 4mo, and let yourself the ocassional tiny taste of whatever you used to love. Also, identifying why you packed weight on is good (not happy, emotional eating, or not moving enough, booze, or snacking too often too fatty stuff, or eating while reading or watching tv, or buying processed as oposed to cooking your own, healthier...). If you buddy up, it might be more fun. Eating and working out.

If you have a kid, eat the same little portions, but as often and move with them/him/her. Outside, new hobbies, run around, no lifts and escalators, etc. Stand while on the phone, don't spend time at pc or tv. it might take your mind of dieting, more chance to suceed. 10kilos ain't much, though, so I am sure you will make it just fine. I want to shed a few, we might cheer for people here together. Log food, see how many calories, etc. Try to see food as fuel, not as a treat, which is a hard one for a foodie..
Thats quite easy, too many extended-family events in short time (birthdays/Xmas/weddings etc), being forced to eat cake (I don't really like sweet stuff anyway), no time for working out. No complaints though, all about to change.

Yes, based on your post will adapt breakfast to: or Bran Flakes & Soya Milk
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Like a few threads I do, again this one has came back to haunt me. I have put on 10kg in 2 months (obviously including Xmas) & though I have not developed a pot-belly yet, I do have man-handles.

OK, so I have decided on a crash diet (to lose at least 10kg in 2 months) which has little variation on the following daily food intake:

Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs/1 Croissant

Lunch (midday): Noodles (1 Chinese little pack like Magi) or a small portion of Rice (with veg)

Evening meal (17hrs): Salad or Soup (with fresh veg)

Thats it (!) for the next three months (I'm already starving), I would like to know what any healthy EF'ers here think though I am pig-headed & unlikely to adapt it.

Oh, by the way, I will drink only water & 2 glasses of juice per day. No beer.
transition, good luck with your diet.

Just wanted to say that maggi noodles or those instant noodles equivalent arent exactly healthy. They contain a lot of calories, in just one pack - approx 300 if I remember correctly - and lots of preservatives in the seasoning. Very sneaky.

You are best substituting it with egg noodles that you can get fresh from the Asian supermarkets, add in some pak choy, chicken breast meat, or even prawns. The stock can be simply chicken cubes that you can get from there as well - or make your own chicken stock. Thats definitely a healthier version of the instant noodles.

Eat light, and more regularly rather than wait for those 3 meals, where you'll be starving and increase the potion size or constantly feeling hungry. I find clementines, carrot sticks good substitutes as snacks.
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You gave me craving for Provamel Soy Milk, their deserts are so good...Probably not so heatlhy, but nice.
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

Good on you for wanting to get rid of the 10kg. However I think your food choices leave a lot to be desired. Make a few swaps & you could be eating a lot more food for the same calories. For example a croissant is 231 empty calories that will give you a crash & burn as it is fast & not sustainable energy, swap that for a breakfast of porridge for less then 200 calories that will set you up for the morning. This way you can eat your 2 boiled eggs as snacks mid morning & afternoon to keep you going & your metabolism revved up.

For lunch you need protein in there, tuna or chicken for example as protein keeps you fuller for longer. Unlessyour rice is brown you will get the crash & burn as it is a very simple carbohydrate, swap to brown to keep you full longer. You can also change to something like Quinoa for a change or one of the other whole grains for variety.

Salad or soup is a good idea for your evening meal but again make sure you have protein in their. Soup is also proven to keep you fuller for longer due to the way it takes longer to leave your stomach.

BTW 1 cup of orange juice has approx 122 calories so skip the juice for water & use your approx 250 calories towards some more food.

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Like a few threads I do, again this one has came back to haunt me. I have put on 10kg in 2 months (obviously including Xmas) & though I have not developed a pot-belly yet, I do have man-handles.

OK, so I have decided on a crash diet (to lose at least 10kg in 2 months) which has little variation on the following daily food intake:

Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs/1 Croissant

Lunch (midday): Noodles (1 Chinese little pack like Magi) or a small portion of Rice (with veg)

Evening meal (17hrs): Salad or Soup (with fresh veg)

Thats it (!) for the next three months (I'm already starving), I would like to know what any healthy EF'ers here think though I am pig-headed & unlikely to adapt it.

Oh, by the way, I will drink only water & 2 glasses of juice per day. No beer.
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I wish I had a potbelly....I got an 8pack and the attention I'm getting for it is sometimes too much for me to bare.

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Good on you for wanting to get rid of the 10kg. However I think your food choices leave a lot to be desired. Make a few swaps & you could be eating a lot more food for the same calories. For example a croissant is 231 empty calories that will give you a crash & burn as it is fast & not sustainable energy, swap that for a breakfast of porridge for less then 200 calories that will set you up for the morning. This way you can eat your 2 boiled eggs as snacks mid morning & afternoon to keep you going & your metabolism revved up.

For lunch you need protein in there, tuna or chicken for example as protein keeps you fuller for longer. Unlessyour rice is brown you will get the crash & burn as it is a very simple carbohydrate, swap to brown to keep you full longer. You can also change to something like Quinoa for a change or one of the other whole grains for variety.

Salad or soup is a good idea for your evening meal but again make sure you have protein in their. Soup is also proven to keep you fuller for longer due to the way it takes longer to leave your stomach.

BTW 1 cup of orange juice has approx 122 calories so skip the juice for water & use your approx 250 calories towards some more food.

Good luck!
I know what your saying & very useful but I think I also have to have what specifically I like to eat to do it. The stock idea is a good one. rice is always brown... thanks Lou.
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Assuming you're including workouts, may help.

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