Extra Easy Food abuse ??

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  1. Anne2705

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    Seen quite a few posts mentioning food abuse can someone please explain exactly what it means ? Thank you ?
     
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  3. Jennyonaplate

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    It's if you use food in a way it was not intended. For example, people began making 'lasagne dorito's' from baking sheets of lasagne. Whilst lasagne sheets are free on a green day, if they are baked then they are nowhere near as filling as if they were actually in a lasagne, so you would be likely to eat a whole lot more of them, and therefore eat a whole lot more calories.
     
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    MrsBabyCakes Naughty Fridge Picker

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    :rotflmao:

    yeah its basically using food not in its intended form eg cous cous instead of flour to make a cake.

    as jennyonaplate has said its because you wont find it as filling and will eat a lot more than would do if having it as part of a meal
     
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    Do Smash pizzas count as food abuse? Not that I like them, just wondering!
     
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    Fatty_no_more Slimming for my children

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    I don't know it really confuses me.
    I normally make a pasta sauce with tinned toms mushrooms garlic etc and purée it.
    Is this not allowed? X
     
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    the sauce is fine

    not sure about the pizza?
     
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    I would think with the pizza that by baking it, you're taking the water content out, so I guess in theory it wouldn't be as filling as potato in it's more normal form.
     
  10. BritMumInCanada

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    like other's have mentioned it is when we do things with foods that we wouldnt normally do. Like substitute flour with things like cous cous/chick peas etc to make breads or cake, which are all things you could easily over indulge in.

    The same for blending/cooking fruit, you could easily eat a whole heap of fruit very quickly in a smoothie say, but it would take you far longer to eat that amount of fruit in it's raw form and you are of course using up some energy chewing etc. Where as you skip that process if you cook/blend the fruit.

    Making crisps with lasagne/potato. These need to be synned also, as if you were using the potato on a red day, because again you could easily overindulge on such items. I know potatoes are free. But there are potatoes in a packet of shop bought baked crisps and no one would eat those and not count them.

    The free foods list is there to be used from unlimited of course, but it is still possible to consume over what you body physically needs if you don't stick to the plan. Hence why the 1/3 superfree rule was added, to ensure you dont have a plate filled with only carbs and proteins, which although still free are the higher in calorie free foods.
     
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    I think it would be fine as long as you were eating it as a main meal and not as a snack.
     
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    I hope no one does use it as a smack :p

    sorry that did make me chuckle lol
     
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    Is rice pudding cheating? I was going to make that this week using my HEA milk and aroborio rice :(
     
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    rice pudding I believe is fine, because again the portion is controlled because you are using a HEa to make it.

    So it isn't completely free so to speak.
     
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    What are snack foods yogurt ? Fruit ? :/
     
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  19. Jennyonaplate

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    The best snack foods are superfree, but it's fine to use free foods, syns and healthy extras too, so long as you don't go over your allowances. And as always with SW, stop eating if you're full.
     
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    Your sauce is fine because it is normal use of those ingredients.
     
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    If you use couscous in the usual way, to make the basis for a meal, then it is free.

    But if you use couscous to replace something which would have a syn value, like the flour in a cake, then it is not free.

    If you ate a bag of Doritos, you would have to syn them. So therefore, if you make fake "doritos" out of sheets of lasagne (which would be free if you were making a meal from them), then you have to syn them.

    Basically, if you are using an ingredient to try to avoid another one that you would have to syn, then that's what they call "food abuse" (although I hate that term and wish someone would think up something else for it).
     
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    Thank you:) What about the SW chips there all on about although never tried them ?
     
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