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Sunday, March 03, 2013

A new habit I hope to develop is eating a smaller calorie dinner & having more of my calories during breakfast & lunch. I am hoping to achieve this by preplanning my meals and snacks to keep me from getting too hungry at any point during the day. I have already started preplanning my meals but now I need to focus more on how many calories I plan for each meal as well as preplan some snacks throughout the day so I actually eat them. I am also trying to incorporate more different types of fruits and veggies instead of my regulars - carrots, lettuce, onions, apples, bananas, and grapes, so that my food choices reflect a better rainbow. I am not used to eating different fruit & veggies & am unsure how to incorporate them into my diet. What are some recipes or tricks other sparkers use to incorporate less common freggies on a daily basis?
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    Yeah... I'm just bombing your blogs with comments... Forgive me! My chiropractor is also a personal trainer and he told me to limit my apples, grapes, and oranges because they're very sweet and full of sugar. He says bananas and berries are best. The nutritionist I work with calls grapes "sugar bombs" because of how much sugar they have in them, which is probably why I like them so much.

    Also, lettuce is a very watery vegetable so it doesn't have as many nutrients as darker green veggies like spinach and kale. So I try and make my salads half lettuce/half spinach.

    I'm not saying get rid of any of these freggies, it's just good to know what's in them and do exactly what you're doing, which is diversify.

    Another Bob Harper rules is to have protein with every meal & snack to keep you full and satisfied between meals. So that might mean some PB and veggies for snack, etc. When I get hungry mid morning, I grab a handful of mixed nuts to tide me over.
    1685 days ago
    This is something I have tried various times, but have failed due to not planning ahead. Last night I actually planned everything out and I will succeed today. I like the fact that you are trying to get in new fruits and veggies.
    1688 days ago
    I stick to the basic fruits & vegetable also. Glad you are open to trying new ones. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1689 days ago
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