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MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (7,376)
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3/18/13 12:38 A

Congrats on your loss so far! Great job.

My favorite nutrition advice is this: keep it simple. I believe God made foods the way He intended us to use them. Veggies, fruit, meat, nuts/seeds, eggs.

R_BAILEY4490 SparkPoints: (277)
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3/17/13 8:43 P

Thank you guys!! This has really helped. I think I might pick up on staying as close to natural as possible. I really like that idea. You guys have given me a great start on the second part of my journey.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,751
3/17/13 8:36 P

Congratulations on your weight loss.

Turn on the meal plan under your trackers. That will give you a good idea.

I also like the idea of eating as close to natural as possible

4KWALK SparkPoints: (92,477)
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3/17/13 8:28 P

You have a good start on your weight loss. Congratulations.
I know one piece of advice given to me by my family doctor that really stuck with me.
He said, "Eat as natural as you can." That means for me lots of vegetables, fruits and for protein I eat lots of fish. I find fish cooks really fast so it's a quick dinner food with a few frozen vegetables which only take a few minutes to cook.

For snacks I like almonds (20 natural almonds - no oil or no salt added is about 100 calories)
if you can add a bit of protein to your snacks they help me stay full longer.

You might find some ideas for snacks if you go to the search box at the top of your start page - I think that is where it is and type in ~quick and healthy snacks. When the results come up look for spark people articles that list healthy snack ideas. When you go to recipes you can look for healthy, easy, quick dinner ideas and find recipes that way.

I hope this helps a bit.
Best wishes on your journey.

WHOVIAN85 Posts: 861
3/17/13 8:19 P

Hi, congrats on your weight loss so far, emoticon Let's see for me I goto school Monday thru Thursday and am a mother to 3 boys so I know what it is like to be busy. I usually make an egg sandwich with coffee for breakfast, with arnold's sandwich thin bread, and use a little smart balance light butter for the bread. for snacks, I eat fresh fruit in ziplock bags or I'll have an Atkins bar which is low carb, low calorie and filling for me, 180 or 190 calories can't remember, for lunches and dinner, i'll have salad with sliced meat on top, or veggies and meat, I use a rotisserie for my chicken and remove the skin and fat. If you on't eat eggs, you could have a bowl of cereal,I sometimes eat the original fiber one cereal with 1/4 cup blueberries on top with 1/2 cup of 2%milk. if you like fish, I buy single packaged talapia and make that for dinner, doesn't take long to cook at all and make up some veggies with it or pasta/rice. I don't eat a lot of those tings so I try to keep my diet mainly fresh fruits and veggies, lean cuts of meat, mainly chicken, fish, and steak from time to time. Well good luck and I hoped I was of some help.

R_BAILEY4490 SparkPoints: (277)
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3/17/13 7:48 P

I am extremely new to the dietary world! I have lost about 30 pounds.. but simply just by cutting out soda and fast food, eating smaller meals, and adding more fruits. But I never thought about exactly what was going into my body! I need help with finding easy and simple breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. Also, maybe some good ideas for snacks! I work full time as a preschool teacher. So I am quite busy during the day.. and rarely have time to "make" much of anything. What are some good breakfast ideas that won't take too long to make in the morning before work? What are some good snacks to keep in my desk or small fridge at work? What are some quick dinners I can make when I get off of work? All the advice is greatly appreciated!!

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