Veggie amount allowed??

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  1. lynseylou73

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    Hi,

    According to the booklet on SS+ I can have 2 tablespoons of the nominated veg with my protein.

    Is this really all that is allowed - I mean that is 2 sprigs of broccoli for instance!

    Can anyone tell me what volume IS acceptable as it hardly seems worth it!!

    Thanks xx
     
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    I personally wish that the amount was quoted in grams, what is a handful after all???? Small hands and large hands.
     
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    Indeed! small tablespoon, large tablespoon! How much say of broccoli would you use in floret terms?
     
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    I just have those kitchen ladel things, its a fair bit once on the plate, dont stress to much though wont hurt if you have slightly too much its just good practice to be strict with weights.
     
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    Yeah but the booklet doesn't stipulate weight (as it does with the meat) - if it did I'd be laughing!!
     
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    in my first two weeks when I was on SS+ i ate two pieces of brocolli - didnt care if they were big or small...and still lost!
    Then I moved to CD1000 and its a pain in the neck and I put one 1lb on!
    So next week will go back to SS+
     
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    Yep, i am cooking my first 40gram portion of whole wheat fusilli pasta. The packet is gonna last me a lifetime. Hubby thinks it will swell up and fill me.
    In my dreams!!!!!!:giggle:
    It is no wonder i got fat. I had a completely different idea of portions, before CD.
    If i put on weight after my first week of 1000CD, i'm gonna scre:eek:am
     
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    Pasta??? Blimey I am on day 3 of SS+ gonna be a long time til I get to that point!!

    Had my broccoli ( 3 trees) with a chicken breast in a bowl of chicken and mushroom soup - Yummy!

    Think it is gonna take time to get my head round this - harder than I thought. I haven't even had my first weigh in yet, not sure how I am gonna lose any at this rate.....
     
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    :8855::8855::8855:I have no clue what 2 tablespoons of these veggies are supposed to be, they look so pathetic on the plate more suited to a ramekin dish!!
     
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    I agree. The veg amount is so ambiguous.
    But i was really gob-smacked when i weighed out my 40 grams allowance of dry wholemeal pasta for my 1000CD level which i am on. Nearly the end for me.
    But after cooking, i have to admit the portion did look a bit better.
    Even took a photo to send a friend for a joke and here i am posting it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Which amount were you eating, the left or the right???!!!!! ("please say right, please say right, please say right"!!)
     
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    :8855:I think the left is dry and the right is cooked so you get your wish wow cant wait to do 1000:eek::cry:
    xx
     
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    Jesus, me too! Having said that for a pasta and rice buff I am not really missing it?? My cravings are crusty bread and cheese... GOD I hate doing the kids lunches!!
     
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    Correct
     
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    :8855::8855:i do like your picture quiz nibbles!! got any more!
     
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    Don't go there !!!!! Just post your requests.:8855:
    But guess what i got for my birthday 3 weeks ago???[​IMG]
     
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