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Day two on EE and already I think I am doing it wrong

Ygerna

you lookin' at me?
#1
I've been doing EE, as recomended by my C, and I thought I was going about it the right way.
This evening I've made a recipe, using chicken, pasta, some peppers, peas and so BGTY low fat soft cheese. Lots of free food. I worked out the Syns, and its about 2 for a BIG serving. Excellent, I thought. Now I am sat here, feeling incredibly full but, I am wondering if I am getting enough superfree foods into my daily diet.
It says 1/3 on the sheet, but, is that per meal, or over the whole day? I don't get that many in per meal, and might just about make it over a day with my nibbly snacks of strawberries and raspberries.

Please help, I am now terrified I will actually GAIN weight on Monday as I am getting it wrong.:cry:
I guess it all seems too good to be true, so therefore I must be at fault.
 
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ally7997

Silver Member
S: 18st13lb C: 15st1lb Loss: 3st12lb(20.38%)
#2
I understand it to be at each meal as it would then reduce your overall intake but you still feel full and satisfied! I'm sure your doing ok why don't you post your food diary and everyone will have alook and see if it's ok! Xx
 
#3
Its sounds alright to me.

You are supposed to have 1/3 superfree food per meal, but if you had your meal and then a big bowl of strawberries etc afterwards then that counts.

TBH, i have never troubled myself too much with the 1/3 superfree rule and its never greatly affected my weight loss
 

cep

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S: 16st13.0lb C: 16st6.0lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 0st7lb(2.95%)
#4
My C said it was over the day. I was asking her this last week cause i was worried about the same thing. Obviously the more you have the better, but mostly the evening meal. If you know you're going to have something that doesn't have any s/free in the evening then make sure you have more during the day.
 
S: 12st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 0st9lb(5.2%)
#5
I was told it was per meal and has to be per meal so that you use superfree foods to fill you up and that's what controls your intake of the other stuff. So fine having them as a starter or a pudding as long as eaten at same time as the rest of your meal, not an hour later.
 

cep

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S: 16st13.0lb C: 16st6.0lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 0st7lb(2.95%)
#7
i think i'll have to talk to her again. Thankfully i'm making sure i have loads of superfree anyway. But then my c also said that my friend's body couldn't have gone into "starvation mode" when she was hardly eating anything but fruit all week wasn't having any healthy a's or b's or any syns, and i know that's not true.
 
#8
Hey Ygerna :)

It is advised to have your 1/3 superfree with your meal. If you was making something like spag bol for instance though, all the veggies you add to it, would count as the 1/3 superfree.

The reason they advise you to have a 1/3 superfree, is to make sure you are controlling your portions, and not having a plate which is fully loaded with carbs and protein. If that makes sense.

Of course I don't think it will make a difference if you have one meal here and there which doesnt have the 1/3 superfree included as long as you are making sure you are getting in plenty of superfree foods elsewhere in your day.

I am sure all will be fine.
 
#10
remember it doesn't have to be fresh cooked superfree food iykwm. I have a few bags of frozen cauliflower, green beans and broccoli in my freezer, which come in handy when I need to do a quick 1/3 superfree to go with my meal.

Salad is another thing which is nice and quick to go alongside meals.

For brekkie it tends to be fruit that goes towards my 1/3 superfree. I will start breakfast with some fresh grapefruit or melon. Sliced banana on toast is yummy too.

Extra Easy can look hard work at first, but once you get into it, you will find your own ways to get the 1/3 superfree in and it is all go from there.
 
#11
Ygerna, you are not "at fault". It took all of us a little while to get used to how this works, and some of us (like me!) still make mistakes from time to time. So don't beat yourself up about it.

Today for lunch I fancied some pasta and cheese - no superfree in there, so while the pasta was cooking I had a plate of lettuce, tomato and cucumber.

In the end, I ate so much of the salad I didn't have room for all the pasta - and I think there is a clue there as to how EE works!
 

Wicca303

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S: 16st8lb C: 16st1lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 38.6 Loss: 0st7lb(3.02%)
#12
My C says it's over the day. Which is what I do because I don't always have something that will work with 1/3 superfree on the plate. But all I have for breakfast is fruit and yogurt, and all my snacks through the day are fruit, and for lunch I usually have homemade superfree soup.

That way I can have whatever for dinner without worrying too much.
 

10st10lbs

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S: 10st10lb C: 10st2lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 26.8 Loss: 0st8lb(5.33%)
#13
Quick tip - If you want to be vigilant about the 1/3 SF on your plate, first put that on there, then double that amount of whatever else, if you get me?

Like I used to fill up my plate with pasta or whatever, scoff it all, then fill up half the plate with salad, which really didn't work out! It's much easier to allocate SF foods their own space first and then worry about the other stuff on your plate - that way you're guaranteed to get some in every time and also you might find you want to eat less of the other stuff if you're feeling full from the SF food already!

(Reading back, it sounds a bit confusing... let me know if you don't get me!)

Ali x
 

Ygerna

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#14
remember it doesn't have to be fresh cooked superfree food iykwm. I have a few bags of frozen cauliflower, green beans and broccoli in my freezer, which come in handy when I need to do a quick 1/3 superfree to go with my meal.

Salad is another thing which is nice and quick to go alongside meals.

For brekkie it tends to be fruit that goes towards my 1/3 superfree. I will start breakfast with some fresh grapefruit or melon. Sliced banana on toast is yummy too.
Thank you, I should have thought about frozen veg, doh;)

Quick tip - If you want to be vigilant about the 1/3 SF on your plate, first put that on there, then double that amount of whatever else, if you get me?

Like I used to fill up my plate with pasta or whatever, scoff it all, then fill up half the plate with salad, which really didn't work out! It's much easier to allocate SF foods their own space first and then worry about the other stuff on your plate - that way you're guaranteed to get some in every time and also you might find you want to eat less of the other stuff if you're feeling full from the SF food already!

(Reading back, it sounds a bit confusing... let me know if you don't get me!)

Ali x
Not confusing at all, again a simple solution that will be easy to do. Thank you.
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#15
Ideally the superfree should be on the same plate because as already said the aim is to limit the free food you eat in the meal. Sometime this isn't possible and I know some people find it useful to leave one third of their plate empty on those occasions. That way they are self-limiting the food.
 

cep

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S: 16st13.0lb C: 16st6.0lb G: 10st0lb Loss: 0st7lb(2.95%)
#16
i double checked with the c yesterday, a different one from normal. She said that sw say it's with everymeal but if you do it over the day that should be fine as well.
 

Ygerna

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#17
Hey, thats very kind of you. Cheers. I am aiming for at meals where possible, but, sometimes thats just isn't doable, today for example we ate out, I had jkt Potato and chilli, but, couldn't get the S/free 1/3 in that meal, however, I've eaten lots of fruit today anyway so hope that will work.
 


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