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Going to try this notion

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I've been doing food combining eating plans for so long, that it's still hard for me to eat something as simple as a cold cut sandwich with full-fat cheese & margarine. While on my Acadian Festival trip with Mom, who is pre-diabetic, told me her dietician told her to eat some protein with her fruit, especially if she needed the sugar to go a long way.

Finding a low/no fat protein is HARD!!

Then I remembered she kept a lot of Laughing Cow light cheese in the fridge. I *LOVE* "Vache qui rit" cheese, even the plain stuff! So as I picked up a few essentials at the grocery store last night, I looked at the nutritionals for Laughing Cow light cheese. Pretty good, actually. 50 cals, 5g protein, 2g fat for 2 pieces. REALLY?? 2 wedges is only 50 cals, and the fat content is that low??

And Sobeys has a promotion to get 3 Air Miles when you buy 2 packages of LC cheese.

So 2 packages in the cart, along with other money-saving deals and essentials, and I'm headed for home. My Guy decides to be nosy and starts putting away the foodstuff when we get home, and he has a typical reaction to new foods I buy. "WTH is this, and why is there a big cow on the front of it?"

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"It's cheese, sweetheart. Low-fat cheese, and I'm going to try some for the rest of the week. Want a wedge?"

His upturned nose look is so funny. emoticon

So this morning, before I go for my morning walk-about in the mall, I ate my first fruit and one wedge of cheese. It still feels funny to eat a dairy product with a whole piece of fruit, but it wasn't difficult or yucky... just makes my food brain wrinkle a forehead.

Hopefully this will help to keep up my energy levels throughout the morning. If so, then the next step is to find that sweet spot for the amount of protein that works best for me.

Wish me luck.
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NATE-JANINE 9/12/2012 8:17PM

    Fruit and cheese is one of my faves, couple times a week..Way to go Jo!

I never ever put margarine or butter on my sandwiches, if I am splurging I will use a tsp of low-fat mayo but other than that it is either mustard, hummus or blended avocado into a spread..yuummmmooo!

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NANCYSINATRA 9/11/2012 12:44PM

    Great idea Jo. I have been eating low fat string cheese with my pear, or peach. Funny since I have some laughing cow cheese, but never thought to eat a wedge of that with my fruit. I'll check the sodium content :)

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ROGER_SNOOPY 9/11/2012 12:32PM

    I found a high protein breakfast on the go recepe on sparkpeople which is a couple pieces of fruit in a cup, cottage cheese then some raisen bran on top...its called Grab & Go Cottage Cheese Crunch calories is 226.7 fat is 1.8 g carbs 39.8 and protein is 16.8 ........you can subsitute cottage cheese for yogurt too if you dont like cottage cheese lol.....

-Roger_Snoopy

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MISSKELEBEK 9/11/2012 10:43AM

    I love Laughing Cow cheeses. I like the flavored ones too, I use them on my sandwiches instead of mayo or marg.

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