Can i ask how much pasta/rice you normally have. I know we can eat what we want but id like to be a little controlled and not eat a mountain of pasta like i used to lol. (I only do one green day a week)
Well last night I had quorn pilaf from an old SW magazine and it called for 5oz rice for a single-person recipe. That's 140g and I ate it all - yummy it was too! Pasta I tend not to weight but I usually get 4 servings from a 500g bag so that would be 125g.
The recommended amount on the pack is not usually enough for me.
I used to be a carb junky so knew I had to watch my portions so I started off weighing out 50g dry weight -but I started to struggle to eat it all -so yesterday I did 25g dry weight and it was plenty... just to add I have mine in a small bowl and have salad on my plate so its not all Im having
I generally have 50g rice, and between 60 - 75g pasta, depending on what I am having it with.
So for example - carbonara, where its just a bit of bacon and some mushrooms etc - I would have 75g pasta, where as a spag bol, id rather have more of the bol - so reduce down the pasta to 60g!
You of course wouldnt have to do that, just my personal preference.