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I lost 8 pounds eating lettuce from my garden

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7/11/12 9:54 A

Congratulations!! I'd make sure you're getting your nutritional requirements met though since lettuce literally has no nutritional value, but I'm assuming you make the salads with more than just lettuce. Good for you!! :)

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7/11/12 9:46 A

Way to go! I love the benefits that come from my garden...both healthy eating and exercise (and saving money). One other garden idea if you have more than just lettuce...I freeze my corn, beans, peas, and tomatoes and then make veggie soup with them through the winter for a healthy comfort-food meal.

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7/11/12 8:31 A

And dont forget the working (exercise) in the garden :) WTG on 8lbs! That is what got me to thinking about weight loss last year. I thought if I just would plant a garden..... Well that didnt pan out, but I got one planted this year! It has been fantastic to have it! Both the produce and the activity.

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7/11/12 7:48 A

Congratulations indeed! I think it might be the water in the lettuce as well as the fibre that is helping you to feel full; if you were ornery enough to dry your lettuce before eating it, I imagine you wouldn't get quite the same benefits.

Volumetrics by Rolls and Barnett is a very sensible diet based on the principle of eating food with high volume for the calories if you're interested in exploring further.

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7/11/12 5:48 A

Congratulations! Just be sure you're tracking your food so that you know whether or not you're meeting all of your nutritional requirements. Losing weight and eating more vegetables is great, but you want to be sure you're getting enough protein, fiber, etc. for good health.

Coach Jen

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7/11/12 5:05 A

I grew so much lettuce in my garden that I decided to make a light dressing and eat it three times a day. So far, it has kept me pretty full (all that fiber I guess) and I've been eating less of other foods. I've gone from 150 to 142 in two weeks. Its great and I might not be done losing. emoticon

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