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Old 12-09-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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UK - DD foods

Hi,

I've been stalking this forum for a few weeks now and thought it's finally time to post!

I've noticed lots of the DD foods mentioned are specific to US, and so I'd really like some help with what things are available in UK. Also, I'm a student, and rarely spend more than £10 on food a week, so cheap ideas are preferable!
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:58 AM   #2
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I'm in the UK - but admit that I spend a lot more on food than that - well done!!!

Veggies - those in season from a green grocer? They'll make good nibbles and then you can make soup with leftovers. Ratatouille can be made quite cheaply (or a version of - Aubergine, 2 Courgettes, Onion, Tinned Tomatos (maybe mushrooms and peppers if you have). I think when we made this up - it worked at 250 cals for the whole thing - you couldn't eat the whole thing! in one sitting!!

Shirataki noodles are available in London (although we're having difficulty finding them right now) - they come in at around £1.75 per bag - but they add good fibre and you could probably use them over 2 days?

A whole chicken - roast it - and eat the fatty bits on UD and the Low Cal breast on DDs?

Are eggs expensive?? Separate them and have the whites on DD and the yolks on UD (I personally would prefer just to boil an egg and eat it!! but some people want more).

I've found some good low cal stuff in the discounted shelves at Tesco & Sainsburys - just always check.

I'll try and direct my mum (Kissa) in here - she lives in London and cooks (whereas I let my DH do most of the cooking!!) she may have some other ideas.

Well done on the 20lbs weight loss!!
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:57 AM   #3
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DH said that you could make a mince on an UD - and then divide up by cals - and add things to it - ie tins of tomatoes - to bulk it out on DD
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I am in the UK too, and on my DD's, rely on coffee, mixed salads, tuna, eggs, laughing cow extra light cheese triangles (only 20 cals) mini babybel edams, jelly sweets (i make mine with gelatine, sweetner and flavourings). I also like fat free Fage Total yoghurt, frozen rhubarb (asda), and those kids fruit bags the supermarket do...mixed slices of apple/pears apple/grapes, and about 40 cals each. Wafer thin ham is great too, about 10 cals a slice.

I did splurge out on a tub of glucomannan powder....I make my protein powder shake in my blender, with water and some extra cocoa powder, add a couple tsp gluc....and blend till I get a light fluffy ,Angel delight type mousse...you get 2 HUGE bowlfuls, very filling, for 130ish cals the lot!


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Old 12-11-2011, 12:38 PM   #5
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I make homemade vegetable soup, can be as high or low in calories as you wish, depending on the vegetables you choose to use.
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I like Finn Crisp Original (from supermarkets) which are about 20 calories per slice and a very satisfying crunch.

Most supermarkets seem to stock crab sticks or fish sticks in packets of 16 or so and they work out at approx. £3 per kg. Each stick is approx. 16 calories which makes it straightforward to calculate a low-calorie meal if needed (I should think this would be especially useful for DD meals).

I eat a lot of frozen vegetables because they can be cheaper than the fresh ones and I don't have to be concerned about using them up before they go limp (which seems to happen very quickly).
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Hi,

I've been stalking this forum for a few weeks now and thought it's finally time to post!

I've noticed lots of the DD foods mentioned are specific to US, and so I'd really like some help with what things are available in UK. Also, I'm a student, and rarely spend more than £10 on food a week, so cheap ideas are preferable!
I wish I could help but I live in the US. Regardless -
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:25 PM   #8
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Oooh thanks everyone! I've got ideas galore now I'm definitely gonna get me some fish sticks... they're so yummy. I didn't realise they were so low-cal.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:11 AM   #9
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Lovely to see so many UK folks JUDDDing.
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