BACK TO BASICS COOKING (NHS FUNDED)
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BACK TO BASICS COOKING (NHS FUNDED)

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Found 8th AugEdited by:"stulboro"
"Learn the skills of healthy cooking and eating, build your confidence in the kitchen and understand how to safely store and use your leftovers."

I spotted this in my local adult education leaflet and it should be national as it is NHS funded. So roll up those sleeves and get cooking delicious meals...

Would work well with a wonky veg deal such as this one from Lidl for extra savings;

hotukdeals.com/dea…827

If you get ambitious you can even grow your own, PM me for details....
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Here, have some free advice from me:
- Are you overweight and want to lose weight? If yes, download an app like Myfitnesspal and enter your weight and goal. You will easily see within a week of your normal diet the foods that are messing you up.

- Are you normal weight but want to look 'better' (More muscular or toned)? You need to lift weights. Heavy ones (in time once you've nailed form). Do research, eat 1g protein per lb bodyweight you'll get there. Eat enough calories to sustain your weight or gain 1-2lbs a month for the first year of training.

- Are you underweight? See step 1 but look to eat more.

Breakfast?
Scrambled eggs
Porridge with protein powder (Proats)
Something like that

Do you want an easy lunch?
- Sunday, cook 600-750g chicken breast in a pan for 12 mins (season to taste). Cook two brocoli for 10 mins under the grill at 180. Cook 375g brown rice in a pan as instructed. Put evenly into 5 containers, freeze 2. That's lunch on Thursday and Friday. Costs about £1.50-2 a day. And is filling healthy and nice.

Dinner ideas?
Lean-ish meat, sweet potato/normal potato cooked as desired, veg
Chilli con carne

Peace x
Edited by: "Chrisrules334" 8th Aug
Northerndave33 m ago

And they wonder why the NHS costs billions, carp like this.


Carp like this is designed to save money.
Do you replace a timing belt as per a service schedule or wait till it snaps and replace the engine?
Fix a gas leak or wait till the house blows up and build a new one?

You know taking ownership of a problem or preventative steps goes a long way.
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Fab spot! Have some foodie heat!

Additional Costs And/Or Resources:
• This course, and all ingredients and provided free with funding from the LNDS and LFHW. • A member of the Back to Basics team may contact you before the course to have a chat with you or if you have any questions you can contact 0800988 0308 and request that a member of the back to basics team give you a call. • Any dietary requirements are taken into account so please inform the tutor • You may want to bring a folder to keep you recipes in but its not essential. • You will be presented with a variety of goodies from LFHW at the end of the relevant session.
I can't find any mention of this in other areas, anybody found it in their local area?
Nice spot OP, i have never heard of this before! Heat
Leicestershire only? Great deal for those local though!
emsabobs3 m ago

Leicestershire only? Great deal for those local though!


Should be National as NHS funded but I don't have time to check each region...
stulboro8th Aug

Should be National as NHS funded but I don't have time to check each …Should be National as NHS funded but I don't have time to check each region...


Sorry I see that you wrote that now, just skimmed the post.
stulboro18 m ago

Should be National as NHS funded but I don't have time to check each …Should be National as NHS funded but I don't have time to check each region...


But the nhs is regional funding and spending. I could just be a trial etc
Here, have some free advice from me:
- Are you overweight and want to lose weight? If yes, download an app like Myfitnesspal and enter your weight and goal. You will easily see within a week of your normal diet the foods that are messing you up.

- Are you normal weight but want to look 'better' (More muscular or toned)? You need to lift weights. Heavy ones (in time once you've nailed form). Do research, eat 1g protein per lb bodyweight you'll get there. Eat enough calories to sustain your weight or gain 1-2lbs a month for the first year of training.

- Are you underweight? See step 1 but look to eat more.

Breakfast?
Scrambled eggs
Porridge with protein powder (Proats)
Something like that

Do you want an easy lunch?
- Sunday, cook 600-750g chicken breast in a pan for 12 mins (season to taste). Cook two brocoli for 10 mins under the grill at 180. Cook 375g brown rice in a pan as instructed. Put evenly into 5 containers, freeze 2. That's lunch on Thursday and Friday. Costs about £1.50-2 a day. And is filling healthy and nice.

Dinner ideas?
Lean-ish meat, sweet potato/normal potato cooked as desired, veg
Chilli con carne

Peace x
Edited by: "Chrisrules334" 8th Aug
I just ordered sushi from Japan
And they wonder why the NHS costs billions, carp like this.
Chrisrules33441 m ago

Here, have some free advice from me:- Are you overweight and want to lose …Here, have some free advice from me:- Are you overweight and want to lose weight? If yes, download an app like Myfitnesspal and enter your weight and goal. You will easily see within a week of your normal diet the foods that are messing you up.- Are you normal weight but want to look 'better' (More muscular or toned)? You need to lift weights. Heavy ones (in time once you've nailed form). Do research, eat 1g protein per lb bodyweight you'll get there. Eat enough calories to sustain your weight or gain 1-2lbs a month for the first year of training.- Are you underweight? See step 1 but look to eat more.Breakfast? Scrambled eggsPorridge with protein powder (Proats) Something like that Do you want an easy lunch?- Sunday, cook 600-750g chicken breast in a pan for 12 mins (season to taste). Cook two brocoli for 10 mins under the grill at 180. Cook 375g brown rice in a pan as instructed. Put evenly into 5 containers, freeze 2. That's lunch on Thursday and Friday. Costs about £1.50-2 a day. And is filling healthy and nice. Dinner ideas? Lean-ish meat, sweet potato/normal potato cooked as desired, veg Chilli con carne Peace x


Awesome. And don't forget youll now live so long you'll be in a nursing home at 92, s***ing in a nappy being spoon fed liquidised mung beans and quinoa, completely lonely as all your mates died 20 years ago having had a heart attack during an orgy whilst making Jordan Belfort from Wolf of Wall Street look like miss Marple.
jaydeeuk123 m ago

Awesome. And don't forget youll now live so long you'll be in a nursing …Awesome. And don't forget youll now live so long you'll be in a nursing home at 92, s***ing in a nappy being spoon fed liquidised mung beans and quinoa, completely lonely as all your mates died 20 years ago having had a heart attack during an orgy whilst making Jordan Belfort from Wolf of Wall Street look like miss Marple.


So living longer is a bad thing?
Chrisrules3341 h, 8 m ago

Here, have some free advice from me:- Are you overweight and want to lose …Here, have some free advice from me:- Are you overweight and want to lose weight? If yes, download an app like Myfitnesspal and enter your weight and goal. You will easily see within a week of your normal diet the foods that are messing you up.- Are you normal weight but want to look 'better' (More muscular or toned)? You need to lift weights. Heavy ones (in time once you've nailed form). Do research, eat 1g protein per lb bodyweight you'll get there. Eat enough calories to sustain your weight or gain 1-2lbs a month for the first year of training.- Are you underweight? See step 1 but look to eat more.Breakfast? Scrambled eggsPorridge with protein powder (Proats) Something like that Do you want an easy lunch?- Sunday, cook 600-750g chicken breast in a pan for 12 mins (season to taste). Cook two brocoli for 10 mins under the grill at 180. Cook 375g brown rice in a pan as instructed. Put evenly into 5 containers, freeze 2. That's lunch on Thursday and Friday. Costs about £1.50-2 a day. And is filling healthy and nice. Dinner ideas? Lean-ish meat, sweet potato/normal potato cooked as desired, veg Chilli con carne Peace x


Chicken, broccoli and rice! That’s a radical idea! Also, who grills broccoli? Steam it maybe?
Northerndave33 m ago

And they wonder why the NHS costs billions, carp like this.


Carp like this is designed to save money.
Do you replace a timing belt as per a service schedule or wait till it snaps and replace the engine?
Fix a gas leak or wait till the house blows up and build a new one?

You know taking ownership of a problem or preventative steps goes a long way.
emsabobs8 h, 55 m ago

Sorry I see that you wrote that now, just skimmed the post.


I only semi skimmed it.
dvdphile7 h, 29 m ago

Chicken, broccoli and rice! That’s a radical idea! Also, who grills b …Chicken, broccoli and rice! That’s a radical idea! Also, who grills broccoli? Steam it maybe?


Have you never had grilled brocoli? Season with garlic salt and grill at 180 for 15. Turn halfway through. Your life will change forever.
Northerndave9 h, 35 m ago

And they wonder why the NHS costs billions, carp like this.


Or people could get off their ar** and open a basic cookery book, or look at YouTube. Teach your children to cook, start simple with a jacket spud and salad. Ask a friend who can cook what meals they cook, can they write one down for you?
Then you get the old "I don't have time", any excuse.
Chrisrules33411 h, 15 m ago

///Do research, eat 1g protein per lb bodyweight you'll get there. ..... …///Do research, eat 1g protein per lb bodyweight you'll get there. ..... with protein powder (Proats) Something like that ......


~Says do research. Quote's junk science.


"do research" ... yes... do some... then stop listening to internet people (including me) for health advice. just make sure your sources are not the ones also trying to sell you supplements (like bodybuilding.com or myprotein forum etc)

Protein shakes kill your liver, and kidneys. 1g protein per lb (lb... is this America ??? or just copy pasted from bodybuilding.com)... 1g of protein is going to mess you up.But they are 100% unnecessary. You've been fooled into thinking you need it to get dem big muscles / flat stomach etc.

Now i'm sure people won't like to be slapped in the face with the truth. It's great that people are encouraging others to work out and be healthy... just don't fall for this copy pasta crap

For one thing, you are not all the same clones of each other. What works for one, is highly unlikely to work for another. Protein shakes are everywhere because the industry makes BILLIONS on false promises and junk science. There is literally no academically acceptable evidence that we need anywhere near this much protein and a lot of evidence to say it's very hard on kidneys etc. Not to mention makes people bloated, and gassy.... but sure... let's perpetuate the myth that the suppliement industry wants you to believe....

The rest of the advice was reasonably good. Just please don't do the "x amount of protein" and load up on shakes etc.
Your body does NOT need anything it cannot get from natural healthy food. You don't need supplements, vitamins, powders, shakes etc.
Edited by: "klingonempire" 9th Aug
klingonempire2 h, 1 m ago

~Says do research. Quote's junk science. "do research" ... yes... do …~Says do research. Quote's junk science. "do research" ... yes... do some... then stop listening to internet people (including me) for health advice. just make sure your sources are not the ones also trying to sell you supplements (like bodybuilding.com or myprotein forum etc)Protein shakes kill your liver, and kidneys. 1g protein per lb (lb... is this America ??? or just copy pasted from bodybuilding.com)... 1g of protein is going to mess you up.But they are 100% unnecessary. You've been fooled into thinking you need it to get dem big muscles / flat stomach etc. Now i'm sure people won't like to be slapped in the face with the truth. It's great that people are encouraging others to work out and be healthy... just don't fall for this copy pasta crapFor one thing, you are not all the same clones of each other. What works for one, is highly unlikely to work for another. Protein shakes are everywhere because the industry makes BILLIONS on false promises and junk science. There is literally no academically acceptable evidence that we need anywhere near this much protein and a lot of evidence to say it's very hard on kidneys etc. Not to mention makes people bloated, and gassy.... but sure... let's perpetuate the myth that the suppliement industry wants you to believe....The rest of the advice was reasonably good. Just please don't do the "x amount of protein" and load up on shakes etc.Your body does NOT need anything it cannot get from natural healthy food. You don't need supplements, vitamins, powders, shakes etc.


Whilst I agree - the Bodybuilding forum is a good source for information, as is reddit etc.

1g/lb is based on ample amounts of research which states that is optimum for building muscle. Will it kill my kidneys? No. My research says it'll be fine, as long as carbs arent limited and I dont have kidney disease. Provide your source.

Will protein get me a flat stomach? No. Eating less calories than I burn in a day will.

Protein shakes - yes, don't rely on them, I have c. 3 a week.

Would you like to critique my so called unhealthy diet?

Here's my food yday:
Breakfast - 10 egg whites, 2 yolk, 2 bacon medallions (no fat), 2 coffees
Lunch - chicken, broccoli, rice
Dinner - Turkey sausages, brocoli, sweet potato fries, mushrooms
Snacks: 6 peanut M&Ms, one protein shake, Arla Skyr yoghurt 20g protein
Calories and macros:1,801 Fat: 50g Protein 175g Carbs 164g.

You do you... I'll do me.
1g/lb is based on ample amounts of research which states that is optimum for building muscle. Will it kill my kidneys? No. My research says it'll be fine, as long as carbs arent limited and I dont have kidney disease. Provide your source.

It's not. Scientists debunk extraordinary claims. You've provided zero proof and yet you demand I provide sources for mine .... double standard ??? ....

How about these then
Government whitepaper, "Cholestatic liver injury associated with whey protein and creatine supplements."....

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub…122

or
time.com/475…se/

or

bbc.co.uk/new…ood which includes this lovely little statement from the UK department of health (who i'd say have a pretty good clue on the matter) ...

The Department of Health advises adults to avoid consuming more than twice the recommended daily intake of protein (55.5g for men and 45g for women).


or this one

livestrong.com/art…ys/

This one even debunks your "1g/lb is optimum" it says if you are an ATHLETE you need 0.73 - 0.82g per lb. Are you an athlete?

Care to post your "ample amounts of research" please? and please, real science, not broscience you found on someones blog..

diet looks fine. I'm only taking exception to your analysis of how much protein is required, and your insitance that it doesn't damage vital organs (which , let's face it, people more qualified than both of us say it does... but you know better)
Edited by: "klingonempire" 9th Aug
jaydeeuk117 h, 31 m ago

Awesome. And don't forget youll now live so long you'll be in a nursing …Awesome. And don't forget youll now live so long you'll be in a nursing home at 92, s***ing in a nappy being spoon fed liquidised mung beans and quinoa, completely lonely as all your mates died 20 years ago having had a heart attack during an orgy whilst making Jordan Belfort from Wolf of Wall Street look like miss Marple.


Jordan Belfort wasnt 'overweight' he was a junkie who beat his wife and partied all the time with money from scamming guilible people.. I admire him..well most of him
Most English people can't cook! ALLwe know is sunday roast, freezer foods, chicken Korma and chinese. I never knew how to PROPERLY cook, but now I do and I LOVE IT! There's soooo many delicious and nutritious dishes out there that can be prepared and cooked within 35 minutes.
Edited by: "mintcondition" 9th Aug
mintcondition5 m ago

Most English people can't cook! ALLwe know is sunday roast, freezer foods, …Most English people can't cook! ALLwe know is sunday roast, freezer foods, chicken Korma and chinese. I never knew how to PROPERLY cook, but now I do and I LOVE IT! There's soooo many delicious and nutritious dishes out there that can be prepared and cooked within 35 minutes.


I’d say most can. You perhaps just hear/read about those that can’t.
daniellndn8 m ago

I’d say most can. You perhaps just hear/read about those that can’t.


Ok Daniel.
mintcondition58 m ago

Ok Daniel.


Yep. Sorry, you are in the majority.
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