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The Sainsbury's 50 starvation diet.
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Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 11 9:26 pm    Post subject: The Sainsbury's 50 starvation diet.  Reply with quote    

monday - 1523 calories
tuesday - 1535 calories
wednesday - 1520 calories
thursday - 1587 calories


You get my drift, it might be only 50 quid, but it needs to be topped up with snacks to hit your daily calorie intake, and it's quite high on the carbs if you ask me, despite the claim that it is nutritionally balanced.

Anyone think it will catch on?

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 11 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A bit thin on details but what wine would you recommend with it?

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 11 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vimto

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 11 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Certainly low on calories for a man. Is it on their Website? I think 50 is a lot for one person for a week (assuming you have normal in the store cupboard.)

Chickem



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 11 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Certainly low on calories for a man. Is it on their Website? I think 50 is a lot for one person for a week (assuming you have normal in the store cupboard.)

I gather its for a family of 4.....i think i'll pass

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 11 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
vimto


A confusion of vowels.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 11 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's not a lot then. And you couldn't feed a teenager or physically hard working adult on those calories.

Just had a look on their website - what a load of nonsense.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 11 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There's a challenge though - devise a week's menu for four for 50 that would fill you up and not lead to scurvy or rickets.

bagpuss



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 11 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
There's a challenge though - devise a week's menu for four for 50 that would fill you up and not lead to scurvy or rickets.


I suspect its a cunning marketing ploy in that people will buy all the stuff (including the store cupboard ingredients) to be able to make the menu and spend another 50 on snacks that are in no way healthy so sainsburys makes money

Rob R



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 11 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
There's a challenge though - devise a week's menu for four for 50 that would fill you up and not lead to scurvy or rickets.


I do one, it comes in beef, pork or lamb flavour...

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 11 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
There's a challenge though - devise a week's menu for four for 50 that would fill you up and not lead to scurvy or rickets.


I think it's doable, would probabaly have to use tinned fish & fruit though, plus pulses, dried beans. The usual stuff resourceful people buy!

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 11 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ok, so we need 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners and some snacks, Downsizer style but assuming you have to buy the ingredients, and all coming in at 50 for 4 people. Should be fun to see what we come up with

Porridge gets my vote as one of the breakfast options, its cheap. filling and easily tweaked to suit different tastes and calorie needs.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 11 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Porridge is vile! Yes, I know many will wonder what on earth is the matter with me...
A.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 11 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Barefoot Andrew wrote:
Porridge is vile! Yes, I know many will wonder what on earth is the matter with me...
A.


fortunately you get options for breakfast on the DS version of this, so even though you are clearly mad, you could have something else instead

Rob R



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 11 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Smoked haddock

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