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    Gingham Ribbon
    The Lose Weight The Old Style Way Thread.
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:00 PM
    The Lose Weight The Old Style Way Thread. 20th Sep 07 at 8:00 PM
    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.


    Last edited by Former MSE Wendy; 09-10-2007 at 7:18 PM.
    May all your dots fall silently to the ground.
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    • vixtress
    • By vixtress 20th Sep 07, 8:11 PM
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    vixtress
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:11 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:11 PM
    yaaah, weve got our own old style slimming thread

    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!

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  • Gingham Ribbon
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:17 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:17 PM
    I do!
    May all your dots fall silently to the ground.
    • kippers
    • By kippers 20th Sep 07, 8:26 PM
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    kippers
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:26 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:26 PM
    we had pork chops broccolli carrots peas and mash (mixed with semi skimmed milk). Old style....lovely
    • lynzpower
    • By lynzpower 20th Sep 07, 8:29 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:29 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:29 PM
    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.
    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
    • vixtress
    • By vixtress 20th Sep 07, 8:32 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:32 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:32 PM
    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
    Last edited by vixtress; 20-09-2007 at 8:35 PM.
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  • Gingham Ribbon
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:34 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:34 PM
    Oh yum! Thank you for that. It sounds delicious.
    May all your dots fall silently to the ground.
  • aurora borealis
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:36 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:36 PM
    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
  • Gingham Ribbon
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:38 PM
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    • 20th Sep 07, 8:38 PM
    Here's my OS diet.

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

    Ta daaaaaaa!
    Originally posted by aurora borealis
    Then you're very lucky.
    May all your dots fall silently to the ground.
    • kippers
    • By kippers 20th Sep 07, 8:39 PM
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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
    • By beemuzed 20th Sep 07, 8:43 PM
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    beemuzed
    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!
    • Miss Cinnabon
    • By Miss Cinnabon 20th Sep 07, 8:43 PM
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    yay! our own diet thread

    will add some recipes on tomorrow, got a great lentil curry that tastes lovely and real easy to make.

    i had today:

    lunch: baked tattie with salad

    tea: mince with loads of veg to bulk it all out

    Tomorrow i am getting the sc out and maybe do chicken or sausages in it.

    really need to get to grips with exercise though

    susie
  • floyd
    well i had a fantastic spicy chickpea stew for tea if anyone wants the recipe!!!
    Originally posted by vixtress
    Sounds fabulous!
    I had low sugar/salt beans on granary toast (no butter) for my tea as OH is working late and I didn't get home til late.

    Tomorrow we are going to have Chicken Zorba with pitta and salad because it will satisfy the 'takeaway' craving I get some Fridays
    • kippers
    • By kippers 20th Sep 07, 8:49 PM
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    kippers
    We are having chicken zorba with pitta salad & pilaf rice & natural yogurt as well, what a co-incidence.

    I fry the chicken in the marinade only (no oil) then add a little water as the juice disappears....yum yum yum!

    Shame my first healthy eating thread has been closed as my two week meal plan was on it, never mind at least its all in one place now.
    Last edited by kippers; 20-09-2007 at 8:51 PM.
    • vixtress
    • By vixtress 20th Sep 07, 8:49 PM
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    is it sad that i,m excited at having this thread

    whats chicken zorba??
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    • Miss Cinnabon
    • By Miss Cinnabon 20th Sep 07, 8:50 PM
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    ok found recipe:

    lentil curry - serves 4 - 306 cals per portion

    8oz onion, chopped
    6oz carrot, chopped
    2 sticks celery
    4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    4 tsp curry powder
    8tsp low fat spread
    4 tsp flour
    12oz tomatoes, skinned and chopped
    seasoning
    1 and 1/4lbs cooked lentils, 8oz uncooked
    8oz hot, cooked long grain rice(3oz uncooked)

    1.Saute onion, carrot, celery and garlic in marg til tender.

    2.Add curry and flour and cook stirring for 2 minutes, add tomatoes and seasoning( you could add in lettuce/lemon juice if you wish)

    3.Bring gently to boil and simmer for 10 mins, serve at once with the rice.

    susie
  • Rossy2692
    HI all,

    Would like to join in if i may, I will be starting tomorrow so i will keep bobbing on for updates and to offer support, GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!


    Michaela
    • Miss Cinnabon
    • By Miss Cinnabon 20th Sep 07, 8:54 PM
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    Miss Cinnabon
    welocme Michaela and everyone else on this great thread

    susie
    • kippers
    • By kippers 20th Sep 07, 8:59 PM
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    kippers
    Chicken Zorba:

    Diced chicken marinated in the juice of 2 lemons, 1 tsp cumin, half tsp of turmeric, 1 tsp ground coriander, 1 tsp mint for approx half an hour.

    Fry ( i dry fry) until chicken is cooked & serve with pitta, salad, houmous or yogurt, rice etc

    I make pilaff rice to go with it too...lovely
    • vixtress
    • By vixtress 20th Sep 07, 9:00 PM
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    vixtress
    oooh, i just searched for chicken zorba recipe and found this....
    http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/SlimmingWorld/143_slimming_world_recipes.htm

    not that i am doing sw but they are all low fat i think
    - prior planning prevents poor performance!

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