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QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 11,538
11/10/13 12:02 P

Keep trying new things---new recipes, new workouts. Read books on nutrition and fitness. I had to learn that I'm responsible for my own motivation and it's fun!

"Optimism is an act of bravery."

"Choices, not sacrifices."
DRFOOTWEAR SparkPoints: (2,309)
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11/10/13 10:09 A

It looks like you have made a lot of progress already. I would say give yourself a reward and have a meal or day in which you don't count calories.
I ate tilapia for about 3 months straight and I used sites like allrecipes.com to find various ways to prepare it. I never got tired of it because I found numerous interesting recipes(lemon parmesan tilapia is my favorite).

DEANNA0725 SparkPoints: (22,611)
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11/10/13 9:14 A

I have a tendency to get bored with my food choices to and once I started looking at the recipes I gained some new excitement.

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (398,553)
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11/10/13 8:39 A

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MLAN613 SparkPoints: (194,487)
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11/10/13 8:04 A

I love Spark Recipes! And you get 3 points a day for making one. emoticon I am making a spinach and feta scramble for breakfast this morning and I can't wait to try it.

Also, healthy eating is not limited to green vegetables and lean meats. I choose to eat a rainbow, which includes a hug variety of tasty fruits and vegetables. I like to make green smoothies. My favorite includes spinach, a cup of frozen mixed berries and a cup of cider. Delicious. I also allow a treat like cookies and a candy bar on occasion.

DANYLEIN SparkPoints: (42,352)
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11/10/13 7:52 A

Awesome advice! Thanks so much.

WHERESMYDINNER Posts: 2,259
11/10/13 5:31 A

You're confusing nourishment with entertainment. Get your entertainment from the TV or a book or spending time with a friend. Get your nutrition from food.

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TCANNO SparkPoints: (158,062)
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11/10/13 4:37 A

What I do is have a different meal every day so things are always changing


Trev, Kent Southeast UK

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EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,490
11/10/13 1:21 A

There are so many ideas out there!!! Don't give up! I agree with the other replies : try some new veggies or some lean meats. How about cold cuts once in a while; but not all the time, coz they're full of sodium.

PATTIEMCD Posts: 1,104
11/10/13 12:54 A

So many foods....if you're burnt out on cooking, try eating Smart Ones, Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice meals for a week or two. No measuring, weighing, etc. Maybe you just need a break from "Thinking about what you are going to eat/prepare".

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (288,787)
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11/9/13 11:24 P

Go to the recipe section on this site and you'll find so many wonderful and different things to make and eat.

Janie Garcia Moreno

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JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
11/9/13 10:40 P

Great advice, Bunnykicks. I think people get hung up on stripping food down to the lowest possible calories and then get stuck on skinless chicken breasts, for example, when there's so much more that can be enjoyed if one just changes one's mindset.



SHERYLDS Posts: 13,137
11/9/13 9:43 P

emoticon seriously?????
there are thousands of healthy recipes on this website alone....
and there are hundreds of other healthy cooking websites on the internet.
The only thing stopping you from trying other foods ... is you.
go for it

if you need other website options ... check WebMD.com, cookinglight.com

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ERINTFG SparkPoints: (41,576)
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11/9/13 9:29 P

oh my goodness, there are so many healthy options for you! I have lots of recipes. Give me a day or two and check my blog; I'll post some there. Seriously. So much good food that is good for you.

Erin
MISSJANE55 SparkPoints: (42,188)
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11/9/13 8:26 P

lots of great info on this site

REJ7777 Posts: 4,021
11/9/13 8:08 P

Maybe you could plan your meals over a two week period, with lots of variety. There are so many delicious options in a healthy diet! Learn to 'gourmet' cook your food in a healthy way. There's no need to be bored!

No matter how slow you go, you are STILL lapping everybody on the couch.
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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11/9/13 7:46 P

I would suggest adding some good carbs into your food choices as well as fruit smoothies etc.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,386
11/9/13 7:06 P

Eat anything you want. This is "new lifestyle" food, not "diet" food.

Go to a greengrocer or the produce section of your supermarket - and buy some veggies that you normally wouldn't buy. Get on the internet and hunt down some new recipe ideas for old standby ingredients. Experiment with a new cuisine. Tweak a family-favorite recipe to be more healthful.Green veggies getting too repetitive - try a new colour, this is a great time of year for squash, beets, turnips... Sick of boneless skinless chicken breasts? Get chicken thighs. Go crazy and leave the skin on - and then just eat one. Or skip the chicken and broil a couple of little lamb chops, or grill up a small piece of good steak. Adjusting portion sizes allows you to eat more calorie-dense foods once in a while. Think outside the circular plate with a portion of lean meat, a portion of veg, and a portion of potatoes - and make a big pot of soup or stew or curry. The possibilities are endless!

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DANYLEIN SparkPoints: (42,352)
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11/9/13 6:16 P

I am getting really tired of lean meat and green veggies. I WANT to lose weight, but am getting bored. Any ideas?

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