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Increasing My Food Repertoire; Food Metrics

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Reading other peoples blogs and posts as well as articles has led me to understand that a great part of the nutrition program that I've crafted for myself is to eat a very limited number of foods that are high in fulfillment, and low in calories, fats, and carbs (especially highly processed carbs). This also has the effect that I am familiar with the caloric and other metrics of the food, so I don't have to take a lot of time planning what (and hiow much) I will or will not eat.

Between the text that I've read, here, and my family's encouragement to eat out, I've slowly started to expand my menu to include some bread, some tortillas, and some sauces. I'm still loathe to eat pizza, pasta and rice, but I have tried some baked snack chips, and other cereals, recently.

Consistency may be the hobgoblin of creativity, but it's the foundation of changing one's habits. And, it's definitely got me to over 100 pounds of weight loss.

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BTW, one of the things that I find puzzlling about the nutrition reports is that I am always in the middle of the ranges of carbs, fats and proteins, even when I'm over in calories. How is that possible?

Also, despite the SP disclaimer, I find the calorie differential across time, to be the most important metric I've ever seen. It really keep me on track.
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BIGPAWSUP 2/20/2013 9:18AM

    Hey, what you're doing seems to be working. If you are happy/content with it don't lwt other change you!

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DEBBYFROMMT 2/20/2013 8:57AM

    I seem to crave carbs when I run. But then I like carbs all the time - too much. Just knowing what you are eating makes a hugh difference.

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 2/20/2013 6:47AM

    We each have individual nutritional needs. I can handle my carbs, although I try to limit simple carbs. Other folks simply can't eat carbs. It makes their body go wonky. We each have to find what works for us. Congratulations on finding and sticking to your plan!

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LULUBELLE65 2/20/2013 5:10AM

    The USRD is based on a 2000 calorie a day diet. Even though my range has shifted as I have lost weight, my suggested amounts of protein, carbs, etc., have stayed the same, so I am never at the top of those suggested ranges, even if I am over in calories.

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