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Good morning everyone, been feeling not well the last couple weeks and feeling sorry for myself , woke up this morning and feel I need to give myself a kick up the butt, so am starting the day on a positive note, need to lose 2 stone and and need some ideas on what to have for breakfast, lunch  and dinner , so any ideas will be grateful x its a new day and a new beginning for me . I will do this with the help from this lovely group xx

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I always start the day with porridge, it's nutritious full of fibre and keeps hunger pangs away till lunchtime. Linda 


mornin Barbara, I have porridge during the week, I use the over-night method - take half cup oats, add half cup milk, put in container, I use an insulated cup (it is just the right size), leave in the fridge overnight, add half-cup blueberries in the morning. I take this into work as I don't like eating first thing. I add hot water in the office to stop it being too dry.  for weekends I have eggs of some sort, omelette, scrambled with side of mushrooms. or Jamie Oliver recipe- oats/nuts/ dried fruit home-made cereal with banana and greek yogurt and blueberries.  This is my favourite 😊.

Lunches vary but this week I made homemade soup - veg with garlic, ginger, chilli so it has a real kick. 

For dinner I haven't changed too much from regular family dinners, just tried to replace simple carbs with more veg. I am not too inventive with salads so tend to use M&S salads.  I also bought a set of portioned plates which remind me half my plate should be veg, quarter protein, quarter carbs.  I use myfitnesspal to keep an eye on calorie intake. 

I found Jamie Oliver superfood book to be really good for ideas. Most recipes use regular ingredients, not too complicated.

Hope this helps.


Thank you for the tips I will definitely look into this book from Jamie Oliver and where do I buy portion plate from 😀 And love porridge so will def try it with fruit xx


I can't seem to post link, I got plates from amazon corelle divided plates


Look up 'the eat well plate' for a visual guide to how your plate should look 😀

Good luck! 


Cheers Hun x


Hi Barbara28,

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling very well for the last couple of weeks, and I'm glad to hear that you've woken up today feeling more positive.  There's a post in the Pinned posts area which is called 'Recipes' and it has some good ideas there - so do take a look.  The Pinned posts area is in the top right-hand-side of the homepage.

Have a great weekend.

Lowcal :-)

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I get fed up sometimes with porridge and scrambled eggs so I sometimes have a cooked breakfast as a change but watch my portions very carefully, poached eggs, grilled bacon a tablespoon of beans, half a tomato, handful of mushrooms and half a slice of toast. Finish with a piece of fruit and a nice coffee :-) Should keep you going till lunchtime? John


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