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yvonne7495

  2 months ago

HOW much?

I read an article today which reckons obesity is partly about the quantities of food people eat as much as what they eat. An example of 2 cups of pasta was given as a guide to how much pasta is the right amount for a meal. It also said many people eat far more than 2 cups at a sitting. I don't personally eat pasta much as i dont like it but when i have 2 cups wouldnt fill me up! As lots of pasta people dont eat meat or very little of it i assume it is hard to fill up on 2 cups of pasta and a sprinkle of cheese? In terms of bulk i would eat about 4-5 cups of such food including meat and veg and still maybe need dessert or a piece of fruit after.
As a guide how many cups of food would you eat at a sitting?
As much as i want to be slim i cant live my life starving for my next meal )o:
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trevjohn

  2 months ago
For simple breakfasts I typically consume about 2½ - 3 ( Beryl brand - which are rather conical :) cups of starch, measured as totally dry oats and flour for porridge and toasted flatbreads. Plus water to mix and two hot drinks from a regular mug.
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For dinner, the smaller portions approach is assuming there will also be dessert - which some choose to omit. Half a kilo of 'wet' food more than fills me up. 400g for dinner after an active day out running around. A passive day's dinner ~250g. Either way 80 - 100g of that is meat or fish most days.
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Elevenses don't officially exist since March 2020 :), 5pm teatime has also tended to disappear since then - but not always. There is usually late lunch instead - that is modest, like supper.
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KSquirrel

  2 months ago
A cup where recipes is concerned has nothing to do with teacups nor capacity as such, it is a US measure the weight of which varies according to the item being weighed.A cup of cooked pasta is around 200g I believe, so 400g of cooked pasta should be plenty for most people.If you need 800g of pasta to feel full then you'll never lose weight. Reply
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Meryl10

  2 months ago
As I've got older I've eaten less, my weight stays fairly stable as i don't pig out or eat much junk, my main failings are crisps and chocolate. But again, all things in moderation. I think fast food is the main cause, and hidden sugars and fat in coffee shops and places like subway, which seem healthy, but most definitely are not. If i go out I take a bottle of water with me, I never go into a coffee shop. Reply
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rosemary-charles

  2 months ago
where as I dont eat any pasta i dont like it .I suppose hun its different for every one I am dropping weight now at the rate of a lb or so a week, calorie counting doesnt work for me but not eating carbs does and a smaller plate and a little less. I dont measure my food in a cup hun so i couldnt say I have cut down a lot on carbs and have a little less on my plate its what works for me. Reply
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Mark_W

  2 months ago
I just go by sight - if it looks enough, it will be enough! Reply
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Delboy2012also

  2 months ago
How big a cup? Reply
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alansday

  2 months ago
Personally Yvonne I believe snacking and the consumption of soft drinks / alcohol and junk food is the by far the largest contributory factor to today's obesity epidemic.
If people stuck to 3 "square" meals per day and drank water / tea or coffee I'm pretty sure obesity would be vastly reduced. You only have to see the amount of surveys on Toluna regarding "snacking" to see it is a very lucrative sector along with takeaway foods and home delivery .
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spartan3002

  2 months ago
Good stuff , big plate , bad stuff, small plate . That's near enough ;) Reply
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bickler1

  2 months ago
I have no idea yvonne,what is a cup of food,I like my food in bulk and a cup sounds like starvation rations to me.
I do not have a sweet tooth so have never had a weight problem so I do not think the volume of food is relevant unless of course it is expensive fast food junk.
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H7551940

  2 months ago
to lose weight just cut back on portions eat raw food and all the rubbish which just adds sugar and up the exercise. do more exercise than you eat and it should come off. I know it is hard but I have done it and did it recently I lost 7 pounds but that was high intensity exercise. 20 minutes of jogging and running and high legs..like the footballers do. I need to get back into it. it is all in the eating though. Reply
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