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Dinner portion sizes

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  1. big bear

    big bear A bear on a mission!

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

    Looking at the pics of some of your dinners the portions are small.

    Is it me just been a greedy fat bear that has huge portions or have you cut down on what you used to eat???
     
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  3. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

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    It's not just you hun, I look and think I'd eat twice as much as some people eat! Especially with veg and salad, I eat it by the bucket load.
    I have cut down a bit on pasta/rice/pots but only because I want to drop a few pounds below my target.
    However, I'll join you in being a big bear when it comes to meals :)
     
  4. *EB*

    *EB* Gold Member

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    I always have a full plate - check my food diary for photos!
    Perhaps we are greedy bears lol xxx
     
  5. big bear

    big bear A bear on a mission!

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    Thanks goodness it's not just me. :D
     
  6. Becca Wecca

    Becca Wecca skinny minny here I come!

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    I still have big portion sizes. Don't think i've cut down since starting the diet, and still have a massive appetite!! x

    Maybe i'm just a greedy cow?! lol.
     
  7. funcurls

    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

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    Well looking at Jaylou's results (and that flashy blue sticky) big portions haven't done her any harm at all!!!XXX
     
  8. jaylou

    jaylou Gold Member

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    Very true Heather!!!

    Big portions rule - I've always always said that it's not the free food which makes you gain weight, no matter how much you eat - it's the other things!
     
  9. funcurls

    funcurls Never gets tired of SW!

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    Exactly JL!!! Surely the whole concept of SW and food optimising is that you make sure you're full and satisfied by all the free/superfree foods so that you don't NEED the naughtier things, you just have small amounts of them so you don't feel deprived!! I wonder if some people who constantly hanker for the naughties are feeling this way because they're simply not eating enough free stuff!!X
     
  10. *angie*

    *angie* loves food and cooking

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    Another vote for big portions here too :D

    In all honesty, the weeks I have eaten lots (on plan), with loads of snacks, I have had some of my best weightlosses. The key is to have lots and lots of superfree food, and then lots of free food!
     
  11. Brightonrosie

    Brightonrosie I want to be fitter again

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    The other thing to consider is if i put my portions on a huge dinner plate they look small, put them on a smaller one and they look big !! Most people eat the same weight in food on a daily basis so although the portions look small we have only seen a snapshot of their day x
     
  12. Sarah-Jayne

    Sarah-Jayne Gold Member

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    I too have huge portions of dinner. No so much lunch, but dinner for sure!
     
  13. ilovelife

    ilovelife Wishing and hoping!

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    I eat tons but cutting down on portion sizes an weighing things like carbs has helped a great deal. Also being careful with products like pasta and sauce and alternatively making my on pasta and sauce with veggies :)
     
  14. MrsBabyCakes

    MrsBabyCakes Naughty Fridge Picker

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    I always fill my plate, but must admit that I have cut down on my carbs, in comparison to what I was eating before, and I did have massive carb portions before, hence my extra weight lol...I fill my plate with more superfree foods now.
     
  15. MrsBabyCakes

    MrsBabyCakes Naughty Fridge Picker

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    Blimey, I use 500g of mince for 5! I find it enough because I bulk it out with tons of superfree veggies.
     
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    MrsBabyCakes Naughty Fridge Picker

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    Thats fabby allie...Ooo that rhymed!
     
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