Opinions on "cooking" packs (also features discussions on the bars)

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  1. blue_grapefruit

    blue_grapefruit Gold Member

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    What are everyone's opinions on making the foodpacks into muffins and so forth?

    I'm hopeless at making the muffins, and when I made the crips once i burnt out the microwave :rolleyes:

    Should we make packs into foodie things when it's a total food replacement diet?!

    Should we be making the CD packs into crisps (cos I swear it's crisps that got me to 13st!! Ok, maybe not CD crisps but Walkers have a lot to answer for!!)
     
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  3. Fatbird

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    I tried to make the muffins twice, and they turned in to a cross between playdoh and mash potato!!

    I was gutted I wasted the packs, so never again! I won't even attempt the crisps!

    I also struggle with the bars too because they leave me wanting to scoff another one because they are like eating a chocolate bar!

    It made me think it wasn't being helpful to me and trying to retrain my eating habits!
     
  4. KD

    KD Gone fishing

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    Personally, I wouldn't. Keep it 'clean' and all that.

    Not that you would do dirty muffins :D, but ya know what I mean.

    The plan works just as written, so don't change it. Messes with the mind :eek:

    My opinion and all that.
     
  5. jennikay

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    I think it's fine to cook packs, as long as you stick to one a day.

    Having said that, I haven't cooked one since I got an extra vegetable one and couldn't bear to have it as soup.
    I find no need to cook the packs, I make my mousses or jelly or ice cream, but I don't microwave them.
     
  6. blue_grapefruit

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    I have avoided the bars with a barge pole! Dunno why, maybe something to do with the "windy" rumours or that i want to avoid all "bad-related" foods altogether!
     
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    i tend not to. It took me a couple of months to try doing it because I shared KD's opinion. Now I don't bother. Some people really struggle to find flavours they like in these circumstances then I suggest anything.

    However, my biggest gripe with CD is that every bar available is covered in chocolate - what's that all about when we are supposed to be learning good habits ... and not everyone likes chocolate (believe it or not)
     
  8. jennikay

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    I'm also avoiding the bars, cause some people's losses slow down with them, and cause of the 'trapped wind' thing, and cause I don't want to get addicted to chewing :p
     
  9. Dancing

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    not that chocolate is BAD but it isn't like they use quality dark chocolate
     
  10. Summerskye

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    I've never 'cooked' a pack so can't advise on how to make a muffin or crisps.

    Mind you, that's only because my microwave blew up some time ago and I just never got around to replacing it :rolleyes:
     
  11. jennikay

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    Heh, maybe I should blow up my microwave.

    I was talking to my mum about how to cook various veg (for when I'm on SS+) and she was like 'Microwave that. Microwave that. Microwave everything.'

    I hate microwaved veg, it's horrible.
    I shall do what I always do, and ignore her :D
     
  12. blue_grapefruit

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    Get a steamer! My mother insisted on getting me one for first year uni, i'm now obsessed with the thing!
     
  13. jennikay

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    Well we have one of those pans where you boil water in the bottom and it steams whatever you put in the top (if you get what I mean) and she ALWAYS uses that for her veg, but apparently I'm not good enough for it, hah.

    I may suggest getting a steamer to my parents, but since they're paying for the diet already :eek: I may buy one for myself when I start uni.
    Having said that, I'll be catered for at least a year, so it doesn't really matter :p
     
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    I'm still intrigued by KD's dirty muffins, they sound fab!

    No, I didn't do anything with my packs, too lazy and too worried I mess it up and waste a pack. I too never had bars as I was worried they would make me hungry and also they seemed to similar to old addictions!

    Gx
     
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    I've tried more or less everything, mousses, bars, muffins, crisps and haven't been successful with any of them.
    I just stick to my tetras now.
     
  16. karenO

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    I'll admit to going through a "stage" for the past couple of weeks where i wanted to cook everything - stuck to one a day though lol. I think i was just at that point of craving texture & variety. Now i've kind of gone the opposite direction and have reverted to mostly liquids again with odd muffin thrown in.

    I also recognised that i was increasingly buying savoury packs to make crisps....not good since crisps were my biggest downfall.
     
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    I tried to make the muffins but it didnt work! I like to crunch on something on this diet so I like the bars a lot!!

    One thing I like is making the strawberry shakes into a thin paste and p utting them into the freezer for an hour, they are like chocolate but you have to drink loads more water I find but they are so tastey!
     
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    I've never attempted to cook one either. Crisps are my vice so it wouldn't be a very good idea! I am also steering clear of the bars as if I had one, I know I would keep scoffing.
     
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    Hey. I am making crisps a couple of times a week. Purely because I cant stomach the soups but sometimes NEED something savoury, and the crisps are just right.

    Ironically I was never a crisp person before - always stuffed myself with other junk - puddings, cake, biscuits, pizza and chinese namely
     
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    Argh, I'm starting to think I should have got 4 bars when I saw my CDC yesterday... Going to France on Thurs for the wedding, and they'd be lighter in my suitcase! dammit!
     
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    Havent tried the bars yet...am avoiding as long as possible!
     
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