Pasta

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by mia_angel, 28 February 2011 Social URL.

  1. mia_angel

    mia_angel Silver Member

    Posts:
    783
    Likes Received:
    8
    Diet:
    Slimfast/Slimming world
    How much pasta do you normally have for a meal and do you use brown?

    Does it make a difference if you brown carbs....
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Caroline82

    Caroline82 Full Member

    Posts:
    464
    Likes Received:
    4
    Start Weight:
    12st9lb
    Current Weight:
    10st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st2lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(18.08%)
    Diet:
    Slimming world
    I normally have about 75g of pasta, I love brown but nobody else in the family does so I always end up having normal. Not sure if it makes a difference or not though xx
     
  4. Circes

    Circes Strutting her stuff

    Posts:
    7,766
    Likes Received:
    201
    Start Weight:
    17st12lb
    Current Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st5lb(41.2%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I love my pasta and usually have about 100g to 125g. Brown pasta fills you up for longer than the white stuff so I try to use that where I can. But sometimes if there is a good offer on the white pasta I just go for that.
     
  5. EllieWood

    EllieWood Full Member

    Posts:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    11st11lb
    Current Weight:
    10st2.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st8.5lb(13.64%)
    There is no difference in terms of the SW plans - you can have either white or brown but brown/wholemeal pasta is healthier and has more goodness in it so would try to go for that first.
     
  6. *Emsie*

    *Emsie* Gold Member

    Posts:
    21,556
    Likes Received:
    95
    Diet:
    Slimming World from home
    I have however much I want depending how hungry I am. I have changed to mainly wholemeal since doing sw and I and the rest of the family have got used to it.
     
  7. BritMumInCanada

    BritMumInCanada Gold Member

    Posts:
    4,889
    Likes Received:
    102
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I have no idea on weight of pasta, as I just chuck mine in and any left over comes in handy for salads etc the next day.

    I pretty much always use wholegrain pasta where possible (much healthier for you, especially your digestive system). Occasionally I use the tricoloured stuff.
     
  8. BritMumInCanada

    BritMumInCanada Gold Member

    Posts:
    4,889
    Likes Received:
    102
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    A great reply, and worth bearing in mind for anyone following a healthy eating plan.

    I did a lot of research into this when diagnosed with PCOS and it is so true that we should all be eating wholegrain instead of the heavily processed "white" carbs were possible.
     
  9. eternity

    eternity Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,926
    Likes Received:
    79
    Start Weight:
    16st6lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st6lb
    Lost(%):
    7st0lb(42.61%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    SW
    I really like brown rice and pasta now. It has more flavour and it's more filling. The rest of the family won't eat it so I cook mine in a separate pan.
     
  10. who_la_hoop

    who_la_hoop Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    20
    Start Weight:
    16st9.5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st7lb
    Lost(%):
    6st1.5lb(36.62%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I usually measure out about 100g of pasta unless I'm having it with a really meaty sauce, in which case 75-80g. (I know with SW you don't have to weigh - but I always accidentally cook way too much if I don't weigh out my pasta/rice!)

    I have both wholewheat and white pasta in my cupboard and eat whichever I fancy as I like the taste of both, though I am trying to eat more wholewheat as it's better for you and I'm finding it fills me up more than white as well - bonus!
     
  11. JemmaBe

    JemmaBe Silver Member

    Posts:
    572
    Likes Received:
    6
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Pasta is my favourite, I use brown for everything except for pasta and pesto.

    I always weigh it because I became sick of sometimes having hardly any and sometimes enough to feed an army. If it is with a sauce (mediterranean veg or bolognaise for example) then I have 75g.

    If it is with pesto....120g white pasta. Oh I wish I was running enough miles to eat this every day for lunch again :(
     
  12. flab2fab82

    flab2fab82 Member

    Posts:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I don't ever weigh my pasta. I usually use the tricolour for pasta shapes, although I am trying to have more wholemeal pasta, like Britmum I have PCOS so unrefined pasta/rice is supposed to be better for you.
     
  13. xmelonxx

    xmelonxx Full Member

    Posts:
    144
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    15st13.0lb
    Current Weight:
    15st9.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0.0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st4lb(1.79%)
    Diet:
    Slimming Word
    brown pasta and rice is the best doesnt bloat me out like white stuff
     
  14. Cheekypasterfield

    Cheekypasterfield Rather comfy here

    Posts:
    3,347
    Likes Received:
    22
    Start Weight:
    11st2.4lb
    Current Weight:
    11st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0.4lb(0.26%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers Discover/Vintage Points
    I usually weigh my mine only because I'm really not very good judging dry weight against cooked weight.

    To night was the first time I didn't weigh it and have loads for lunch tomorrow. I'll eat what I want then bin the rest.

    As for brown/white pasta I always have brown. Hubby is usually fussy when it comes to wholemeal but he even admitted that you can't tell the difference.
     
  15. chocaslim

    chocaslim adores posting

    Posts:
    934
    Likes Received:
    18
    Start Weight:
    10st4.0lb
    Current Weight:
    9st11.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6.5lb(4.51%)
    Diet:
    arrrggghhh
    Hi there i use the cheapest when on a tight buget so thats normally tesco value white pasta quills when people say 75g is that dry weight or cooked plse
     
  16. mia_angel

    mia_angel Silver Member

    Posts:
    783
    Likes Received:
    8
    Diet:
    Slimfast/Slimming world
    Thanks all, i only do one green day a week and usually have brown carbs..i missed having some white pasta after 6 weeks, so had 100g today with tuna, was really nice
     
  17. who_la_hoop

    who_la_hoop Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    20
    Start Weight:
    16st9.5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st7lb
    Lost(%):
    6st1.5lb(36.62%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Chocaslim, the weights I mentioned are dried weight - I suspect everyone else's are too :)
     
  18. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Advert

  19. aislingb

    aislingb loves a curlywurly

    Posts:
    762
    Likes Received:
    8
    Start Weight:
    16st2lb
    Current Weight:
    13st7.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8.5lb(16.15%)
    Diet:
    slimming world(extra easy)
    I use wholemeal organic pasta about 125g for 2 people. but i us white pasta for lasagne. definately think the wholemeal is better and keeps u full for longer too
     
  20. PurpleSky

    PurpleSky banana phone

    Posts:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    17st8lb
    Current Weight:
    13st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    4st8lb(26.02%)
    Diet:
    slimming world
    brown spagetti is the sutff but general wholemeal pasta mings so stick with the white if i'm not having spagetti. Brown rice is like chewing a sweaty foot, though j'adore wild rice(though not checked where it lays on sw). I dont eat a lot of the carb heaving things like pasta, rice and potatoes(even though i'm green) so when i do have em i like them to be things i like :D
     
  21. PurpleSky

    PurpleSky banana phone

    Posts:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    17st8lb
    Current Weight:
    13st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    4st8lb(26.02%)
    Diet:
    slimming world
    As for portion i tend to cook enough for one(per packet dry weight) but i generally dont eat it all
     
  22. Clara lou

    Clara lou Full Member

    Posts:
    207
    Likes Received:
    2
    Start Weight:
    10st11lb
    Current Weight:
    10st2.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st4lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.5lb(5.63%)
    Diet:
    Slimming world
    I normally allow a cup full per person and if you have any over use it in a pasta salad the next day x
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...