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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
3/24/10 2:42 P

How about a dose of sensibility?

It is not sensible to say you ate too much at breakfast so you need a very small lunch. Maybe a wee bit lighter, and a wee bit lighter at dinner, to compensate.

But if you ate so much at breakfast that this wouldn't be sufficient, then just chalk that up - you're going over your range today. Don't eat so much tomorrow.

It's not necessary to be beneath your max calories every single day. Some days you'll go higher. That's not evil. It's not "bad". Unless it's a trend. Once? No problem.

So eat normally, if maybe a little on the lighter side of what you might normally eat. Don't look for an uber-light lunch because you feel you ate too much at breakfast.

Because for one thing, nothing you eat under 200 calories is going to keep you feeling full. You're asking for stars and ponies, there.

3/24/10 2:11 P

Half a cup of cottage cheese with some fruit mixed in and a 3 egg white omlette with veggies if you can! lots of protein to keep you full :)

3/24/10 11:08 A

I would say a green salad with no dressing to start you out, then a big bowl of vegetable soup (without noodles but with beans, if you can find one like that).

For me, salad is not very filling, but eating one before you eat your meal signals your brain that it's lunchtime so you start to feel full sooner. Vegetable soup has a high water content so you can feel full right after you eat it, plus the veggies and beans are packed with fiber that will help you feel full throughout the afternoon.

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3/24/10 10:39 A

I like to do a lettuce and spinach salad (1 cup of each) with 2 oz of oscar meyer deli shaved lunch meat and add 1/4 cup of matchstick carrots, 1/4 to 1/2 cup of chopped apples, 1/2 cup of cucumbers and light italian dressing. The lunch meat is about 50 cals and the dressing is about 40 cals. of course the rest of the ingredients don't contain a lot of cals. Good luck!

Edited by: MOMMYOF_6 at: 3/24/2010 (10:39)
JANET0116 Posts: 672
3/24/10 10:36 A

Tyson Grilled fully cooked chicken breast fillets w/rib meat, 110
Red Ripe Tomatoes, 0.5 cup cherry tomatoes 16
Cucumber (peeled), 0.5 cup, sliced 7
1 cup asparagus spears 50

Total 183

Room to add a little low cal dressing for your tomatoe/cukes if you'd like

2PERSEVERE Posts: 257
3/24/10 10:32 A

Can you eat something high in fiber? I'd have a grain because it would fill me up. I had a cup of barley this morning (193 calories) with 1/4 cup of 0 fat milk. I did add 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. I can go three or four hours on that easily.

Salad itself never seems to full me up. If that is an option that works for you maybe have one with a boiled egg for some protein which will help you feel full longer.


LETOVERN Posts: 2,603
3/24/10 10:28 A

A salad with no dressing. Some soups would have less than 200 for a cup.

HAILEY_DAWN Posts: 296
3/24/10 10:22 A

So I ate more calories for breakfast this morning than I ususally do so now I need to find a lunch that is less than 200 calories but that will fill me but so I dont start snacking. Any ideas?

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