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    1&1 mealplan question

    So I've never followed a diet in my life but I really need to lose some body fat. As such I decided to try the 1&1 mealplan because it is only 14 days but I have a question... can you use sauces? I can't eat plain food and I was going to buy the vegan starter set from the skinny food co to try and stick as close as possible to the mealplan.

    Damer
    neilarey

    #2
    While I don't have problems eating plain food myself, I'd probably go mad if I had to eat plain chicken and broccoli (and the like) every second day. I'd say it depends on what kind of sauces you have in mind. Ranch dressing? Probably not (not that I know what ranch dressing even is). Ketchup? Maybe look into making one yourself. Oil and vinegar? Don't see the harm in it as long as it's within reason and you use a good oil (olive maybe. Seed oils, maybe not).
    What you can try is seasoning. Most meat and fish tastes already pretty good with salt and pepper. Vegetables, try soy sauce, or aceto balsamico. Cook rice, lentils and quinoa in (good) broth. If you try something with oil, try making a sort of marinade with a table spoon of oil, add spices or garlic and toss your vegetables into that (after cooking), swish a bit around and drain.
    It also would be interesting why you can't eat plain food, exactly. If you just don't like it, I guess man up and do it anyway (as harsh as it sounds) and look forwards to the free pass days.

    Or, different idea if you can't eat plain food: Eat nothing but unsalted potatoes for a month. While I have no idea to the merits of something like that, I've read some broscience about a guy (or several? Don't remember) who did that and not only did they lose some weight in the process, they also were able to taste a lot more after that and had a complete new relationship with food.
    Here's an article I spontaneously found.

    Honestly, though, I think counting calories is much easier and still gives you the chance to eat what you like. But then again, I like crunching numbers, so your mileage my vary.

    Edit: Maybe this helps you find some sauces and dressings to add to your meals
    This is going to be my last edit. I've already did that too much already.

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      #3
      If it helps i am using for about a week 1&1 mealplan i use half a spoon of olive oil on vegetables on control/limit days and its ok for me but i think the idea is to be as basic as possible on control/limit days but a half a spoon of olive oil or some sauces wont hurt btw i eat plain food on control days and its ok only vegetables are not that good plain like salad and corn salad it fells like im a cow on a ranch so i use a little bit of oil.Like it says you should enjoy the food the next day on control days be as basic as possible.

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        #4
        So I was kinda took aback by Nihopaloa telling me to man up but I guess I really have to actually man up. It's not that I don't like basic food, I could eat toast and butter all day it's as Setsti says, vegetables and root vegetables and even meats and most fish without some kind of flavouring is hard to eat.
        For example, I don't like steak but my brother made steak pieces in the oven with buttery mash (about 10g butter per 2 potatoes) with onion gravy and I loved it. Or I can't eat plain chicken without mayonnaise or something to pick up the flavour.
        I can eat vegetables with a bit of spicy dressing or something simple like that as I love spicy food.

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          #5
          Kakarot I checked the mealplan and sadly it does say to keep it as basic as possible. I quote:

          "Be as strict with food as you can on control days".

          That said, a little salt, pepper, maybe some dried herbs or a pinch of chilli powder will help to improve the flavour of your food without significantly altering the nutritional profile.

          Damer is this OK, or is this a "torture and tantalise" plan?

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            #6
            Originally posted by Kakarot View Post
            So I was kinda took aback by Nihopaloa telling me to man up but I guess I really have to actually man up. It's not that I don't like basic food, I could eat toast and butter all day it's as Setsti says, vegetables and root vegetables and even meats and most fish without some kind of flavouring is hard to eat.
            For example, I don't like steak but my brother made steak pieces in the oven with buttery mash (about 10g butter per 2 potatoes) with onion gravy and I loved it.
            Or I can't eat plain chicken without mayonnaise or something to pick up the flavour.
            I can eat vegetables with a bit of spicy dressing or something simple like that as I love spicy food.
            Could it be where you're getting the stuff from? I often find UK supermarket food (fruit, veg, meat, fish) to be quite bland. Once lockdown started, we bought a lot more of our stuff from the local farm shop and the difference is like chalk and cheese (they also sell a lot of cheese - but that's for another day).

            We had steak last night and it was absolutely restaurant grade (it was about £35/kg mind)...

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              #7
              How many meals are you supposed to have in the 1&1 mealplan? Given what's on it, I personally would think 3 to 5.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Kakarot View Post
                How many meals are you supposed to have in the 1&1 mealplan? Given what's on it, I personally would think 3 to 5.
                Gods, I hate this mealplan, seriously. That question was already asked at least once and no one has ever provided an answer. I pride myself on a good reading comprehension and I can NEVER figure out those stupid mealplans. Honestly, why even bother, calorie counting is much easier than understanding those.

                To answer your question, probably three meals. Try that for two weeks and see what the scales tell you. Adjust accordingly. I wish you the best of luck.

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                  #9
                  Nihopaloa believe me I feel you but I can't calorie count because I am to lazy and I'm not using an app (my phone memory is on the verge of being full).
                  I'm just planning to do this mealplan for 1 go around because there is currently my mum and granny doing slimming world ( my mum has lost 6 stone before platouing {that's probably not spelt right but you know what I mean}).
                  In all honesty I might go back to slimming world just because it's easy.
                  Then there's my brother who isn't following a plan but has to cut often for fights.

                  Honestly I prefer a scientific approach but I just can't right now.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Kakarot View Post
                    I can't calorie count because I am to lazy.
                    Ha, I appreciate your honesty, I really do.

                    If you can't count calories, you could try to hash out meals that fit into your daily limit beforehand and make yourself a handmade, personal mealplan. For example, if you go on a cut of... dunno.... 1.800kcals, see what you can eat daily to reach that (for a week in advance, probably). Heck, I would even help you, if you want. All you need to do then is preparing (and roughly weighing) your food yourself.

                    And btw, it's plateauing. But I had to look if I was correct (one of the few words that make me wish I would actually use American English is 'to manoeuvre'. I always have to look it up)

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                      #11
                      Thanks for the offer Nihopaloa I really appreciate it but I'll sort it out somehow.

                      I was thinking of something like that and am currently working on getting the tupperwear but it'll be a while before I have enough to do.

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                        #12
                        Good luck on your endeavours. If you're still interested in some help, just shoot me a PM, my offer stands indefinitely (as long as I have time)

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