Sunday, February 10, 2008

Food Portion Examples

Hi All,
Just wanted to revisit the whole portion control thing cos at the moment I'm eating really weirdly... why, cos I'm tighter than a cats bum! hehe Love that analogy! Anyhoo, just want to give you all an example of what I am eating at the moment. Bare in mind that I am approx 8.8mL full at the moment. For all of you who don't know what that means, it means that I have 8.8mL of saline injected into my 10mL band.

I'm going to list the ingredients in my meal, the time taken to eat it, the "level of difficulty" that is, what my band thinks of the meal and the number of spews (if any!!!)

Boiled Eggs and Soldiers
1 egg
1/2 slice of Bergen Pumkin Bread
5g Olive oil spread
1 tea (drunk before the meal)
Time taken: 30-45mins
Level of Difficulty: 5/10
Number of Spews: 0

Cous Cous Salad with Tuna
1 750mL bottle water (drunk before)
1/4 cup cous cous
1 slice eggplant, sliced
1/2 tomato, sliced
10g finely cut up spanish onion
50g feta
Half can of Lemon Tuna
lemon juice, salt, pepper
Time taken: 60 mins
Level of Difficulty: 8.5/10 (eggplant was difficult to eat, feta and cous cous was relatively easy)
Number of Spews: 1 (I stopped eating the eggplant after that and it went down a bit easier)

Afternoon tea
1 shortbread biscuit
2 tea with skim milk, no sugar (drunk after)
Time taken: 10mins
Level of Difficulty: 1/10
Number of Spews: 0

Chow Mein Mince with Bok Choy
Diet Cordial: drunk before and after the 2nd spew
Size was approx 2 tablespoons of the mince mix and 1 slice of bok choy
Time Taken: 20 mins
Level of Difficulty: 8/10
Number of Spews: 2

I also have waiting for me in the fridge a diet jelly (125mL) topped with a tablespoon of fresh mango and a tablespoon of ice magic. Which will probably go down quite easily, but take around 10 mins to eat. Here is a photo of my concoction! YUM!

Hopefully you can see the teaspoon next to it to see how big (or small) the dessert is!
Will definitely start taking more photos of my food portions... other bloggers have inspired me!
LBG xx


Tarn71 said...

I can't beleive you can eat bread and biscuits, I have trouble (ok I'll rephrase that... I can not eat) anything like that. I haven't had bread or biscuit besides rice crackers and cruskits for 7 months ... I'm very jealous.

Your doing great !!!

Tarn xxxx

mjwdec73 said...

That dessert looks yummy - very tempting for someone who hasn't eaten yet today