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WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE CALORIES!
on 9 January 2014
As with a lot of people, looking to lose a bit of weight after the festive season and thought I'd give the 5:2 a go. Bought this and a few others and thought it looked good. There are some good recipes in here, made a couple and they were tasty, but did think there seemed to be quite a lot of food for the calories stated.
When making the Pea and Mint Risotto (which, I grant you, was very tasty!), my suspicions were raised and I had a quick check of the calories in my rice and was a bit shocked to find that the rice alone accounted for almost all of the calories the recipe stated it contained. When I counted it all up, I found that the recipe must contain at least 400 calories per serving, compared to the 277 it says. I am not using any ingredients that are particularly special either.
I am very annoyed, if this recipe was wrong I clearly can't trust any of the others. Still gives a good starting point, but make sure you check the calories yourself!