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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Chip shop fish and chips

After spending the afternoon decorating, we were ravenous. We were going to have a BBQ and salad, but for some reason we fancied fish and chips.
We must have been looking for the carbs after all our exercise. Even while we were losing weight we continued to eat food we really wanted rather than a lack lustre alternative. This was a lovely treat, and perfect after a hard day working on the house.
Had I realised we would have preferred a meal with carbohydrates like this, I could have
prepared a pasta dish or our own delicious lower calorie fish and chips.
We generally share a large portion of fish with standard chips. That large piece of fish weighed 380g! The chips were bursting out of the box too - after helping ourselves, there was plenty left over. By sharing a large piece of fish, there is less batter and less calories. We've estimated this portion of fish and chips at around 800 calories. It was very satisfying and because we were really full we didn't pick on anything later.
If there is a dish you cannot give up, why not find out how many calories it may contain. I say 'may' because our fish and chips didn't come with a calorie count, and we had to guess as best we could. The internet may give you some idea, or you could look at some ready meals and take those as a guide. When we weighed our takeaway we were surprised at the weight. That's the trouble with most takeaways. Eating habits don't disappear over night, or while you are trying to lose weight. Our love of fish and chips won't go away, so we include it in our weight loss regime.

REMEMBER: We all have a calorie allowance - do you know yours?
We began our weight loss journey in January 2011 - and began our blog in June 2011. Here's a link to the first post. (here's the link).
We like to post our main meals to show you what CAN be eaten. You won’t find us posting every last morsel though – but we hope this gives you an idea of how far calories can go! I'm currently going through the photographs and replacing them with more website friendly versions which will allow the blog to load quickly. 
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