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2009/07/30 09:33:00 (permalink)
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Eek! Porridge!

So I have been working out and eating well to lose weight and I thought I had all my calories calculations correct until this morning! I get porridge at work after my cycle into work, they have a one size only container and up until now I've only been able to guess as to it's porridge weight. Like a complete psycho I brought my cooking scales in this morning and to my horror I found that the porridge weighs in a 330g when full. Is this way too much? I'm having trouble confirming how many calories there are in wet porridge (I'm assuming full fat milk).
 
The rest of my diet consists of the following (as an example):
 
8am - Coffee
     > Cycle 7-15km
9am - Porridge (all 330g of it) + Coffee
11am - Apple/Nuts/Muesli Bar (one of the above)
      > Gym 45 min weights OR 30/45 min run (alternating days)
1pm - Chicken Salad w/chilli
3pm - Apple/Nuts/Muesli Bar (one of the above)
      > Cycle 15-20 km
7pm - Chicken Stirfry/Salmon, Veggies & Brown Rice
 
Thanks!
post edited by Scaryant - 2009/07/30 09:35:25
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    theiopener
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    Re:Eek! Porridge! 2009/07/30 11:03:06 (permalink)
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    Stop being paranoid!

    If youre losing weight then carry on as you are. If not, do a little more exercise or change your portions. You dont need to make this into a drama, its easy :)
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    Re:Eek! Porridge! 2009/07/30 11:17:26 (permalink)
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    Yeh, true. I have lost weight - so you're right.. carry on. I guess my only concern was I wanted to make sure I am maximising (to a safe level) my weight loss - like so many others I guess I want to reach my goal in the shortest sensible time.

    I only thought for one moment that I'd been over doing it in the calories and could have missed an opportunity to burn extra kg's the past three months of hard work!

    Turns out (just found now) that 330g cooked is (roughly) 200-220 cal which is totally fine and fits in with my plan. Who would have thought something that tastes so good and keeps you full for so long (and is healthy) could be that low in cals ; ) For a horrible moment I thought it was gonna be 500 cals!

    Thanks again.
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    Re:Eek! Porridge! 2009/07/30 11:38:57 (permalink)
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    mate you gotta be careful you dont end up with a disorder about calories and such.  Not having a dig.  As long as you eat good quality food and your loosing weight then all is fine.

    Cals are great for a guide but try not to obsess about them. If your loosing fat your doing something right and good on ya.  No need to fix anything ever that isnt broken.

    Well done on your efforts so far. 

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    Scaryant
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    Re:Eek! Porridge! 2009/07/30 14:41:02 (permalink)
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    Cheers - I know what you mean. I don't calorie count as in count every single one and keep a diary, but I like to have an idea of what's going in so I can stay within the limits. I do eat well (ie healthy, no junk, cook everything from scratch, no jars, no salt, etc) so I shouldn't be too worried about the calories... just wasn't sure about that porridge! ;)

    I once got sucked into the calorie counting bad a while back on a short lived heath stint, I was keeping a food diary online and all. At the time it seemed like a logical thing to do in order to meet my goals and make sure I didn't stray - it was bloody exhausting and eventually I burnt out and ditched the whole lot, exercise and all.

    I guess I'm only even watching the calories because I'm needing a serious cut - I let myself get too out of shape and overweight and now I wanna do something about it (and need to as I'm getting married in December).

    Once I'm down to my ideal weight I'll drop the calorie watching altogether and just maintain a steady rate of exercise with my normal diet - by then it will be second nature rather than a routine I feel I have to stick to.

    Anyway thanks for the advice and encouragement. :)
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