Question of the Week: What Do You Eat?

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

There are days when I’ve eaten too much and it comes to dinnertime and I have very few calories left, maybe 150 to 300 calories.

What do you eat when you are in that situation?

What kind of low calorie dinner concoctions have you found that really fill you up and make you feel like you’ve had a real meal?

The Question of the Week is meant to be an Inner Workout for you. Find some time during the week and allow yourself to write the answers to the questions posted. You can write them on paper, on a word processor or here in the comments section. Whatever works for you as long as you do it.

Keep writing until you find out something about yourself that you didn’t know before. I’ve also heard that it works to keep writing until you cry, but that doesn’t really work for me. Whatever works for you. Just keep writing until it feels right.


13 Responses to “Question of the Week: What Do You Eat?”

  1. Meri Says:

    Frothed hot milk is an amazing filler-upper. Discovered as a poor student rather than calorie counting, but hey 😉

  2. Tovah Says:

    Van’s vegetable eggrolls (%2.50 for 5 at Super WalMart) are 100 calories and 2 WW points each. Another good choice is a tomato sandwich (I’m in Georgia so they’re a staple around here)- 2 slices reduced calorie bread, ff mayo, salt, pepper and a couple of big slices of red tomato- at most 100 calories.

  3. Matt Griffith Says:

    EAS 100% Whey Protein Powder – Chocolate blended with 6 ounces of skim milk. It has 180 calories or so and I guarantee it will satisfy any real hunger.

    There are a lot of brands on the market and you can probably find a 2 pound tub of Whey Protein Powder in you local grocery store for about $20/tub. Try a variety until you find one you like.

    When I have more calories available I sometimes add fruit or Ovaltine powder to my protein shake. If I have fewer calories available I blend the powder with water. But that is rare since I always try to eat balanced meals.

  4. vh Says:

    I love your inner workouts

    I eat non starchy veggies since I don’t count them and make a huge salad I make a dressing with sugar substitute, spices, vinegar and maybe a little lemon juice. I ad a fourth cup of beans and 1 tbs of Parmesan cheese. Sometimes instead I put a fourth cup of pasta in it.

    I get an low cal 8 ounce yogurt 100 to 110 calories. I stick these in the freezer and they are hard as bricks and take a long time to eat. Sometimes I add a tbs of coco in it.

    I sometimes make a smoothies 1/3 cup powdered milk. Mine is 80 calories. I ad 1 and a 3/4 cups to 2 cups of water of water, some ice, a 1/2 tbs of coco and sugar sub. Sometimes I replace the water with diet soda. Try for caffeine free when I can get it. I hear caffeine makes you feel peckish.

    Eating out on 300 caloeries or less Red lobster A Live Maine Lobster is just 145 calories and 1 gram of fat Three pancakes at dennies is also under 200

  5. vh Says:

    Recheck with dennies they might have raised their calories on the pancakes. They used to be done on a dry grill. Skinny cows are now more caloeries as well.

  6. vh Says:

    Ya it seems the Denny’s pancakes are now more calories than they used to be. 🙁

    Here are some more ideas;

    Open Face a slice of diet bread is 35 to 50 calories add a slice of fat free cheese Pile with veggies, dill pickles must ed and add a little sugar substitute don’t like splenda or aspartame there is the Herb stevia

    bullion cubes are 5 calories each My can of green beans is 20 calories for serving So if you add two servings of veggies and three cubes you can have a lot of soup for 55 calories

    Instead of having a full cup of rice have a 1/th cup of rice with steamed veggies

  7. Michelle Says:

    Mountain bread with tuna, taco sauce, red kidney beans and a little cheese, wrapped up in foil and put in the oven for 5 minutes to melt.

    1 can tuna in springwater 95g (99 cals) 20g grated cheese (low fat) (69 cal) 1 slice mountain bread (72 cals) 1 small can red kidney beans 75g (89 cals) 1 tablespoon hot taco sauce (7 cals) Total 336 cals but you probably don’t need all the beans.

    This has 36g of protein in it and is reasonably high in carbs and the cheese adds fat which will help you feel full. Cream cheese is lower cal and works well too.

    I had this for lunch yesterday and didn’t even feel hungry by 9pm when I finished work (it was all I had in the cupboard that wasn’t chocolate or pasta).

  8. Helen Says:

    What works for me is either (a) a cup of warm milk or (b) some kind of green leafy vegetable such as lettuce without any dressing and a few cubes of cheese.

    That’s not so much a meal as a way to avoid going to bed on an empty stomach, which would stop me from sleeping.

  9. Joyce Says:

    Oatmeal. I overheard one of the trainers at the gym say this is what they eat when they come home at nite. And another friend told me he eats oatmeal when he can’t sleep or wakes up in the middle of the nite. Says he goes right to sleep after and I tried it and it works for me. It is filling, low in calories and fat good carbs w/fiber. The carbs help you to sleep. I use skim or sugar free soy milk and water 50-50 (1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water to one cup oatmeal). I sometimes add a Tb of ground Flaxseed and/or fruit. Always sugar free maple syrup, Vermont is my favorite, lower in calories (15 per 1/4 cup) and made w/splenda not aspartame. Cinnamon of course.

  10. Janet Says:

    I would just have a bowl of cold unsweetened cereal. I particularily like Kashi or Grape nutd and skim milk. About 220 calories, simpl eto make, simple to clean up, and filling

  11. Picture It: Says:

    If I have only 150 calories left that means I most likely binged, so add a “0” onto that 150 (1500)and that’s most likely how my evening ended with a second binge.

    However, I do have days that I have total control over my evening eating and when I am short on calories, a can of cold Slim Fast does just find.

  12. Jason Says:

    I usually eat deep fried chicken, it fills you up very well

  13. Laura Moncur Says:

    I’m sure deep-fried chicken is very filling, but you can’t eat more than half a drumstick before you reach the 150-200 calorie limit (see above).

    Be careful…

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