Friday, 26 April 2013

Looking after the pennies and the lbs!!!

Hello all, me and hubby are currently doing a low carb, calorie controlled diet however that does not mean i will be spending a fortune on food, we are still very much aiming for £50 a week. I buy most of my meat from the butchers, our asda have a brilliant butchers counter and yesterday i went and got..

1lb of lean 97% mince beef
6 burgers made with above meat
3 chinese pork chops (we will eat 2 with some veg and one chopped in a salad between the 2 of us)
1lb of beef sausages

All this cost £9.99 you are suppose to get chicken breasts in this deal but we get ours from a local abattoir shop which gives u 22-24 massive breasts 2 of which do the 5 of us or 3 as a roast for just £19!! so i swapped them out for double burgers.

Lidl is great for fruit and veg aswell and i get most of mine there unless i pick up some reduced veg.

Here is what i'm eating today with the costings and the calories will be in brackets.

Breakfast-i'm not a morning person anything massive makes me feel ill

Tea -value tea bags 0.3p!! skimmed milk 1p (12cal)
weight watchers yogurt 25p (61cal)

Lunch-fri is treat day mainly because i'm busy running about after kids

lettuce- lidl 1/8 11p (10cal)
tom- tesco 1/2 6p (11cal)
red onion- lidl few slices 3p (16cal)
spring onions- lidl 6p (7cal)
cucumber- reduced to 16p in asda 2p (12cal)
mayo-lidl lighter than light 10p (10cal) i need more of this but asda extra light mayo had twice the calories so i'm waiting until i'm near a lidl
1/3 rack of ribs- lidl £1.09 (288cal) seriously yummy everyone should try these)


Brocolli- asda 1/4 13p (9cal)
cod-makro we got this at the start of our diet it was £61 for 15kg this fish frozen weight is 940g it will do all 5 of us, i will have 1/6 so just 50p for my portion) (200cal prob less i'll weigh it once its defrosted)
breadcrumbs-wholmeal asda baked instore bread 50p a loaf, we will share 2 slices for breadcrumbs so my portion costs less than 1p (38cal)
egg for breadcrumbs- asda 9p (78cal)

I will throw an apple in my bag aswell for when i'm out 20p (82cal)

Total cost £2.66
Total calories 821- i will be pushing this up to 1200 with a couple of glasses of milk and if need be i'll eat some more fruit, this is why i keep track now as when i started my diet i was under eating.

As you can see this is just for me today, hubby will have the same but more ribs and more fish. Just because your on a budget doesn't mean you have to eat fishfingers. I will have spent less today than post people do on lunchtime meal deals yet i'll have had lots of salad and veg and even have meat twice.

I have lost 1stone and 3lbs in 2 months yet as we feel sick i havent being going to the gym. On the subject of the gym yes it is expensive but it gives me the motivation to exercise for a set amount of time as we are doing classes, really we don't drink, smoke or really go out this is the only money we spend on ourselves.

So is anyone here on a tight budget while watching they're weight?

Does anyone have some nice low carb, low fat. low calorie recipes?

*btw i do know ribs aren't all that low in carbs but it is friday :)

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