The Lose Weight The Old Style Way Thread.

Hi everyone. As some of you know there's been some discussion lately on how to accomodate weight loss diets on the board. It was decided that the daily isn't the place for campaigns of any sort and that there was a very good weight loss thread on the I wanna board which would offer excellent support to anyone wishing to join.

The board guides have talked about this and we'd like to accomodate a weight loss campaign the OLD STYLE way here. However, in order for it to fit with the board, it should be about scratch cooking and healthy eating, NOT about where to get low calorie/fat ready meals cheaply or fad diets.

So, here it is. The Lose Weight the Old Style Way thread. This thread is for support in losing weight but in order to keep it true to the board - which is about money saving the old style way, there are going to be some posting guidelines.

Important. Please read:

The thread should be about healthy, old style eating. That means recipes and meal plans, support and encouragement and healthy eating. What shouldn't be accomodated here is if the thread goes off topic and covers ready meals, fad diets and weight loss clubs. There is a good thread that covers all that on the 'I wanna' board. So if the thread becomes an extention of that, we will have to close it and ask people to join in there instead.

Enjoy and good luck!

FURTHER DETAILS TO BE FOUND here.


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  • vixtress
    vixtress Posts: 1,153
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    yaaah, weve got our own old style slimming thread :D:D

    gonna be brave and post, well i had a fantastic spicy chickpea stew for tea if anyone wants the recipe!!!
    - prior planning prevents poor performance!

    May Grocery challenge £150 136/150
  • I do! :j :D
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  • kippers
    kippers Posts: 2,053
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    we had pork chops broccolli carrots peas and mash (mixed with semi skimmed milk). Old style....lovely
  • lynzpower
    lynzpower Posts: 25,311
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    It would be very useful to see the calorie counts on the meals if possible. I wont be joining in as Im paying for a commercial "fad" diet ( over on the Health board we are for anyone interested) at the mo that is working utter wonders, but I will be on the lookout for low GI, low cal, high lean protein meals, over the next few weeks.
    :beer: Well aint funny how its the little things in life that mean the most? Not where you live, the car you drive or the price tag on your clothes.
    Theres no dollar sign on piece of mind
    This Ive come to know...
    So if you agree have a drink with me, raise your glasses for a toast :beer:
  • vixtress
    vixtress Posts: 1,153
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    :D fao GR

    cant remember the official recipe title, its from the covent garden soup book, soup, beans and beyond or somthing.......this is from memory should be fairly acurate..

    fry 1 onion (i used a leek as that was what was left in veggie box) with a couple of chopped garlic cloves and a lump (an inch or so) of grated ginger.

    when cooked without being coloured add 200g of roughly chopped toms (you could use tinned) simmer for 5mins then add 1 tsp ground coriander and 1 tsp(recipe said 2) of cumin, salt, pepper and cayenne/chili to taste and simmer for a few more mins.

    add 1 big tin of chickpeas, 1/4 pint of water, 100g chopped dates (i used prunes) and 1 big tbsp of honey (i also added a big sqirt of tom puree) and simmer for 15 mins

    add a glug of lime juice a few minutes before serving., serve with rice (i served with roasted veg........delicious, sweet and spicy and low fat
    what a lovely change for me to be giving you recipes, its usually the other way round :D
    - prior planning prevents poor performance!

    May Grocery challenge £150 136/150
  • Oh yum! Thank you for that. It sounds delicious.
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  • Here's my OS diet.

    Eat as normal.
    Walk for 30 mins extra per day.

    Ta daaaaaaa! :)
    de do-do-do, de dar-dar-dar ;)
  • Here's my OS diet.

    Eat as normal.
    Walk for 30 mins extra per day.

    Ta daaaaaaa! :)
    Then you're very lucky.
    May all your dots fall silently to the ground.
  • kippers
    kippers Posts: 2,053
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    Yum yum i'll try that. I dry fry onions in a non-stick pan...it really works and its even more healthy
  • beemuzed
    beemuzed Posts: 2,188
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    Maybe we should be revisiting the thread re WW2 cooking - obesity didn't seem to be an issue then! Not that I'm implying any of us is obese (tho' I seem to be veering that way!), but maybe rationing is the answer!
    For me it really is a need to do proper portion control. Don't like ready meals (never enough and also tasteless) so cooking is from scratch - thanks to DH - but I never know when to stop.
    Resolution:
    Think twice before spending anything!
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