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General Chat Thread, Free pie guilt in General; The sandwhich van which does the rounds between the various office blocks here on the docks in Preston has just ...
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    Free pie guilt

    The sandwhich van which does the rounds between the various office blocks here on the docks in Preston has just been. Usually I catch him before midday but I way eyes down working and didn't hear his van jingle (like an ice cream van for grown-ups), so I caught him on his last stop of the day. As he sometimes does when he's heading home and has surplus stock, he offered me his last meat pie for free (as a loyal customer etc.), but only after I'd brought a prawn salad roll. Now I've eaten both and feel guilty
    Should I feel bad, or should I just keep the little voice in my head which keeps repeating 'Free meat pie...Yippee!', happy and live with it?

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    Free food (or stolen from someone else's plate) doesn't count. No guilt or calories attached.

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    if you didnt pay for it, its healthy

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    No such thing as a free pie. The price you pay is eternal guilt. The only way out of this is to buy two pies next time. I call this a win-win.

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    don't feel guilty about free food. im on a diet and my lunch consisted of: 1 boiled egg, chunck of cheese and 2 slices of corned beef. im soooooooooo hungry

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    Sorry, but a diet in which you're hungry is doomed to fail. See the 'wight loss' thread elsewhere.

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    Free food is just that - free of cost, free of guilt and free of calories

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Sorry, but a diet in which you're hungry is doomed to fail. See the 'wight loss' thread elsewhere.
    I have to agree there. I've been on phase 2 of as diet for 3 weeks. I have a job to eat all my 1500 calories now I am eating the right stuff.

    Eggs (with yolk) okay but a fair bit of fat
    Corned Beef, I wouldn't entertain it. Too much fat
    Cheese... in moderation. Hard cheese almost entirely fat.
    Try mushrooms 100g is 18 calories. As opposed to C Beef at 215. There are many other foods out there that fill you up for few calories.

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    Prawn salad roll
    Jeez, you'll have had to have drunk at least 4 cans of Boddingtons with your free pie to man back up after that experience!

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    There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.


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    As many have said, free food contains no calories. It's like when you get a biscuit tin, if you pick the broken biscuits then that's okay when you're on a diet as the calories have all fallen out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    It's like when you get a biscuit tin, if you pick the broken biscuits then that's okay when you're on a diet as the calories have all fallen out.
    Wow, didn't know that - cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

    There is, it's called raiding the staffroom fridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe90bass View Post
    Wow, didn't know that - cheers!
    I learned that from the female members of our IT staff, they are often trying new diets and that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    There is, it's called raiding the staffroom fridge
    Or being on good terms with the cooks

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