Is this an okay lunch?

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Adam_t

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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 15:14
Hi there! I recently discovered how delicious this Club Sandwich could be, but I was wondering if it's okay if I'm trying to lose weight?
It has:
-4 pieces of Maple Leaf Bacon (110Calories)
-Sliced Turkey Breast (90Calories)
-3 slices of Whole Grain Bread (360Calories)

It also has Lettuce and Tomatoes but they're minimal calories ,so I round up the other numbers. I'm trying to get stronger and lose fat, and this has around 37 G of protein and really filling and tasty. Is this okay for my diet?

Thanks! Smile
Deborahg382

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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 15:30
IT depends on what diet you are following. If you are doing low carb, high fat. (This is what I'm doing LCHF) Looks great, minus the bread. Only low carbs allowed like 25 and under (but since I fast as well when I eat I consume up to 50 carbs per eat day).
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Tanya...

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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 15:30
It sounds pretty darn yummy!!!! I think as long as you track it and stay withing your RDI you should be fine.
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NCNOLE

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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 15:35
That's a lot of calories for one item. I'd probably cut out at least one slice of bread and reduce the bacon. Add some veggies on the side. Personally think you need more balance in that meal. I prefer to have more volume, so I choose lower calorie foods. I might eat 500 calories for lunch, but that would include a large salad, several veggies, nuts, and maybe a wrap. SO for me, that would not be enough food Smile but too many calories.
gnat824

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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 15:39
So many variables here, you can't look at anything in isolation. There are not "good" foods and "bad" foods. It all comes down to how often you eat them, how much you eat at a time, and how they fit into your overall dietary goals. And even then, it's one meal and good, bad, or outrageous, it's unlikely to make a significant difference in the long run. There is no one-size fits all approach so you really have to pay attention to how you feel when you eat foods. Does it keep you satisfied for a long time? Does it give you energy? Or does it make you feel sluggish? As long as it's working for you and you're happy with it, go with it! The way to lasting success is to lose weight eating foods that you enjoy and will continue to eat when you aren't focused on weight loss.
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Deborahg382

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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 15:41
gnat824 wrote:
The way to lasting success is to lose weight eating foods that you enjoy and will continue to eat when you aren't focused on weight loss.


Nicely said.
Deborah B.

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Adam_t

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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 16:46
Thank you guys! I appreciate all the responses. It's a very filling meal and I do enjoy it. I want to be fit, but not miserable Smile So I'll probably cut the middle piece of bread and try to find a substitute for bacon, or half the amount of it!
artregdlg

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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 17:13
Remember do not forget to count the condements, you will be suprize how much is in mayo! Also, when I eat my club type sandwitches I slap on the empty calories, lettus, onions, tomatoes...the more the merrier!!! Keep it up!
northernmusi...

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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 17:25
Mayo and salad dressings are bear traps. Go for the mustard.
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Hoser

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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 17:51
I say keep the bacon but lose one of the pieces of bread. Dropping a piece of bacon will only save you ~30 calories, but eliminating one piece of bread takes out 120. And have others have mentioned, go light on mayo if you're using it. One tablespoon of mayonnaise is around 100 calories, but a teaspoon (a third of a tablespoon) is about 33 calories. Mayo definitely adds something to a sandwich, but you don't need to slather it on.
LuC2

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Posted: 20 Mar 2014, 17:54
Deli and brown mustard are a good bang for the 'flavor' buck. Also, mixed with greek yogurt you can fake a mayonnaise-type spread.
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