Something that really helps you?

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by CupcakeMummy, 9 November 2010 Social URL.

  1. CupcakeMummy

    CupcakeMummy Full Member

    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    14st11lb
    Current Weight:
    13st12.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st12.5lb(6.04%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers
    Do you have a low calorie snack that really helps you?

    Mine has to be diet sodas! Coke Zero, Dr Pepper and Fanta. If I have them it makes any meal, even if it is something a bit boring just seem that much more of a treat!
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Tink1987

    Tink1987 Full Member

    Posts:
    99
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    17st9lb
    Current Weight:
    16st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st5lb
    Lost(%):
    0st13lb(5.26%)
    I'm loving Weight Watchers mini chocolate cupcakes at the moment, give me a lovely chocolate hit!
     
  4. CupcakeMummy

    CupcakeMummy Full Member

    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    14st11lb
    Current Weight:
    13st12.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st12.5lb(6.04%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers
    Oooh I think I might get some of those next time I shop! How many calories are they?
     
  5. CatCrazy

    CatCrazy Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    18st1lb
    Current Weight:
    13st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st6lb(24.51%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Mines not a snack, it herbs and spices. Garlic, coarse ground black pepper and cayenne pepper. I love my veg but I'm eating a lot of it (200-300g for a meal when nothing else appeals etc) and it would get a bit boring without my spices.
     
  6. CupcakeMummy

    CupcakeMummy Full Member

    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    14st11lb
    Current Weight:
    13st12.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st12.5lb(6.04%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers
    I love Schwartz Cajun seasoning! We have it on sweet potato wedges and it is delicious!
     
  7. CatCrazy

    CatCrazy Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    18st1lb
    Current Weight:
    13st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st6lb(24.51%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Seasoning is underestimated. I think a lot of overeating isn't just plain greed I think its trying to satiate a taste.
    I prefer to mix my own blends up...go to the supermarket, look at the Schwartz jars, take a photo on my mobile of the ingredients then get ordering from my spice supplier...I started because I would use a whole jar of coriander in one go and it was just getting too expensive. Never mixed cajun tho so maybe i'll tackle that next...I used to use the jarred ones on chicken, YUM!
     
  8. Tink1987

    Tink1987 Full Member

    Posts:
    99
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    17st9lb
    Current Weight:
    16st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st5lb
    Lost(%):
    0st13lb(5.26%)
    There 87 cals! Have a thick chocolaty top, they are lovey!!
     
  9. xxlettyxx

    xxlettyxx Full Member

    Posts:
    205
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    11st11lb
    Current Weight:
    11st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st4lb(2.42%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Mine would be Pepsi Max and the vanilla and chocolate Muller lights. Oh, and crab sticks!
     
  10. CatCrazy

    CatCrazy Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    18st1lb
    Current Weight:
    13st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st6lb(24.51%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    crabs sticks...ooooh yes. I've just been preparing lunch and dinner and had a couple of crabsticks to snack on as preparing food always makes me hungry. They are definitely a diet saviour for me.
     
  11. Lulu22

    Lulu22 Member

    Posts:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Its such a good idea about adding seasonings.....I just wish I could cook properly so I could make my food less bland. I dont have a very good idea of what herbs etc go with what dishes....

    I would say a few nuts every now and then keeps me going, or a small square of dark chocolate
     
  12. Lozzy Gozzy

    Lozzy Gozzy Silver Member

    Posts:
    587
    Likes Received:
    11
    Start Weight:
    19st0lb
    Current Weight:
    12st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    6st9lb(34.96%)
    Diet:
    Calorie Counting <3
    I'd totally agree! Every now and again I'll go through a phase of having fizzy drinks because they take a while to drink and they do seem like a treat :)

    Mine would be egg whites!! They're only 17 cals each! And if I've eaten too much during the day and only have a few calories left for tea, I know I can whisk 4 of these together (70 ish cals) add a can of sliced mushrooms (20 cals) add in some seasoning and make a huuuuuuuuuuge omlette that fills me right up for less than 100 cals!!!!

    Umm... I also like satsumas at 25 cals each... they're good because they take a while to eat :)

    Oo and if you freeze weight watchers yoghurts they take soooooo much longer to eat than if they were unfrozen, and they're only 50 cals :)

    I'm sure there's loooooooads more! :p

    Great thread!! :)
     
  13. CatCrazy

    CatCrazy Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    18st1lb
    Current Weight:
    13st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st6lb(24.51%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Post what youre planning on having and ask for advice on what herbs or spices will liven it up. I'm sure there are plenty of us that can and will help. Also have a look at the recipe section on here, lots of ideas on there.

    My staples are garlic, cayenne, coarse black pepper, chives and italian herbs. A plate of green beans IS a meal when tossed in half a tablespoon of olive oil, a pinch of cayenne, black pepper and garlic. I used to add pine nuts but theyre off my menu at the moment :sigh:
     
  14. CatCrazy

    CatCrazy Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    18st1lb
    Current Weight:
    13st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st6lb(24.51%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Good one. I'll try that with my shape zero yoghurts. I accidentally froze a 100cal chocolate mousse recently, left it to partially defrost and oooh it was like chocolate icecream...without the guilt!
     
  15. CupcakeMummy

    CupcakeMummy Full Member

    Posts:
    64
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    14st11lb
    Current Weight:
    13st12.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st12.5lb(6.04%)
    Diet:
    Weight Watchers
    I will so be freezing some chocolate mousse!!

    And that egg white tip is awesome! I don't like the yolks anyway.

    I'm so glad I started the thread now! Keep your tips coming!
     
  16. CatCrazy

    CatCrazy Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    18st1lb
    Current Weight:
    13st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st6lb(24.51%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Dont over freeze/defrost a little or the mousse will be too crystally or let it defrost a little
     
  17. xxlettyxx

    xxlettyxx Full Member

    Posts:
    205
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    11st11lb
    Current Weight:
    11st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st4lb(2.42%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Also, chicken and sweetcorn Slim-a-Soups. And a recent discovery - Tesco's sweetcorn relish, lovely crunchy and tangy and only 20-ish calories a tablespoon!
     
  18. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Advert

  19. syren

    syren from FAT to FIT

    Posts:
    364
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    20st7lb
    Current Weight:
    16st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st11lb
    Lost(%):
    3st11lb(18.47%)
    Diet:
    vlcd (own) / CC
    2 big scoops of fat free cool whip ontop a bowl of fat free jello.. you can have a whole bowl and it's only 30 calories ! i limit this though because it gives me too much of a sweet tooth and the cool whip is full of hydrogenated palm oil which is horrible for ya.. but it's OH so yummy !
     
  20. xxlettyxx

    xxlettyxx Full Member

    Posts:
    205
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    11st11lb
    Current Weight:
    11st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st4lb(2.42%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    What's cool whip? Sounds amazing!
     
  21. rumbletummy

    rumbletummy Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,061
    Likes Received:
    18
    Start Weight:
    12st5.5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st10.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st10lb
    Lost(%):
    1st9.5lb(13.54%)
    I love the Options drinks, especially Caramel which is 39 cals, but I can only find that one in Morrisons so I have to buy loads when I go!! I find they really fill you up when you're feeling like something sweet!
    Great thread, loads of ideas! Going to buy me some crab sticks!! xx
     
  22. CatCrazy

    CatCrazy Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    18st1lb
    Current Weight:
    13st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    4st6lb(24.51%)
    Diet:
    Calorie counting
    Its not a snack or food but...

    I've found using a knife and fork is really good... for foods that might otherwise have just been slammed between 2 slices of bread. 1, it takes longer to eat and 2, food eaten with cutlery feels more like a meal


    @letty. I asked one of my US FB friends recently about coolwhip and she said its like a cross between mayo and salad cream but its sweeter and can be used with savoury or sweet food. I asked because she was having filled potato with navy beans and coolwhip (roughly equates to baked spud, baked beans and mayo)
     
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...