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Wow, just wow...

Friday, October 05, 2012

Talk about deception...I treated my niece to Chipotle last night while we were getting stuff for homecoming. We both had burrito bowls, mine veggie and her's chicken. I thought I was doing good with black and navy beans w/ brown rise salsa, light sour cream and guacamole. I nearly fell out of my chair when I entered it into the calorie tracker. I only ate 1/3 of my bowl and it came in at almost ALL of my calories for the day. 1142. That's astounding. All this time, I though I was making a healthy choice eating their, I would have been better off eating a hamburger from a fast food chain.

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FREETOWANDER 11/9/2012 12:17AM

    That's incredible! I've run into that same shocking surprise myself a few times. You think you're ordering safely, then you get the slap in the face after you log it.

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The Value of Slow Eating...

Monday, October 01, 2012

Due to my recent jaw injury, I have learned to value the joy of eating slowly. Instead of wolfing food down as quickly as possible, a slow leisurely approach seems to work. I seem to eat less, enjoy more, and stop when I am full.

I'm not sure if there is any information regarding health/weight and the speed at which you eat, but I feel like I'm getting more out of my food this way. What are your thoughts?

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LEANANDFREEAT23 10/1/2012 10:22PM

    I think it's been proven by someone that people who eat slowly are less likely to overeat because your body has adequate time to signal your brain that your stomach is full. When you eat quickly you outrun the message and consume more than is needed :]

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Avocado as a substitute for Mayo

Friday, September 28, 2012

I know this is uncommon, but I struggle with eat enough calories everyday. I'm 9 years post Gastric Bypass and am recovering from having my jaw broken. I seek any opportunity to increase my calorie intake in a good way I can.

Today, I tried using Avocado instead of mayonnaise to make tuna and it was fantastic. The texture is way creamier than with mayo and with a little lemon juice the flavor is nice. When I can tolerate more hard foods, I will definitely try this with some celery and carrots added in.

I have also found other recipes I'm excited to try using Avocado, including making a cake icing. Look for more updates.

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KELLIEBEAN 10/28/2012 6:47AM

    I love avacados and they are so good for you! It's the healhty fat. I cut some up to put in my salad and I also use it in place of mayo on my sandwhiches.... a couple slices low sodium chicken, some lettuce, tomato and a smear of avacao. YUM!

Yesterday I cut a few strips for a side to my egg and toast!

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FUTUREHOPE49 9/28/2012 1:29PM

    Sounds interesting. I love Avocados, but they are a bit rich to have too often for me. I use Avocado oil on salads and in mayo. It tastes good and has properties like Exta Virgin olive oil.
Its amazing the different fruit and veg that can be used in cakes. I like beetroot and you can use that, but I never heard of Avo icing before. Please tell me more.
Hope you can soon enjoy the crunch of raw veggies again.

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And the beat goes on...

Monday, August 14, 2006

So, here we go again. I'm really trying to get my life back under control in terms of health and nutrition. I do a decent job of working out and trying to eat right, however I need to fine tune my workout. I really want to develop lean muscle mass and tone my legs, abs and arms. What I keep getting is bulky muscle in my arm and no matter how much I run, my legs seem to hang on to everything. I'm looking forward to trying this and hope to achieve my goal by February.


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