SparkPeople Diet and Nutrition Messageboard Get and give tips about eating better and planning a smart, delicious menu. Plus, answers to your food and nutrition questions from Becky Hand, SparkPeople dietitian, and other experts. SparkPeople Diet and Nutrition Messageboard Meal planning for Macros How do you manage to plan your meals according to your Macros? I'm really struggling to keep my carbs at 40% I usually end up about 55%. I'm spending hours looking at recipes and sitting there with the calculator trying to work it out but there must be a better way as I never manage to get down to 40%. I do not want to do Keto as I know that will not work long term for me. All help appreciated! Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:16:29 EST sugar detox/elimination plans? Does anyone know of a good, safe, sugar detox or purge diet plan??? <BR> I found a link to a 21 day sugar detox but couldnt find the actual plan to follow.... <BR> I guess I can kinda play it by ear...eliminate carbs and cookies and candy and so on...but I have gotten a sugar overload lately and I need to get back on track so bad....anyone??? Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:56:36 EST Cutting the Cord I don't even know if this is going to make sense to anyone here, but I just need to get this in writing to reinforce a decision I made just today: <BR> <BR> After years and years of disordered eating, and bouncing from one diet to another, and obsessively planning and tracking meals, I've decided to cut the cord. <BR> I deleted my calorie tracker app and have decided I am no longer going to track/plan meals. <BR> <BR> Just because I'm not binging/purging or starving myself doesn't mean I'... Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:46:01 EST Cholesterol I am stuck lol, I started yester with a breakfast and what not and have very low of everything i didn't even reach my 1.2k calories goal. I did a couple of swaps had an omelette, bacon with tomatoes (no cheese) and had 2 slices of bacon at Lunchtime in a BLT sandwich with wholemeal bread.. <BR> <BR> yet to my surprise the only nutrition I have gone over so badly was 690+ Cholesterol!? how!? what caused this? Can any one help I'm at a loss Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:37:47 EST Zone diet in the meal plan ? Is it possible to set the meal plan to the zone diet? How? Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:14:52 EST canned beets What is your favorite thing to do with canned beets? i have had pickled beets and did not love. i bought a can one day for something different and i am not sure what to do with them. <BR> do people eat them cold or cooked? Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:52:31 EST Carbs and Protien I was wondering how other people combine their carbs and protein. Sandwich, meat and veggies, cereal and milk, and so on. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:37:48 EST Tracking Lessons Learned The biggest lesson I have learned in tracking my nutrition is to look at the carbs/fat/protein balance. I then review my planned meals and see if I can make swaps to better balance my nutrition. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:51:14 EST Logging in less than 1 serving I had 1/2 bagel I can only log in as serving or grams, cannot do 1/2. What am I doing wrong thanks. <BR> Grace Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:31:44 EST Trying to break sugar habit Starting back in October, I just let myself go with candy. Then Christmas came, New Years (no candy associated there, just "yay, happy new year!"), and Valentine's day. The biggest culprit was Reese's PB. I love those little ones kind of shaped like a mushroom cap (however, I really don't like mushrooms!). I have no idea how many I ate during the past months. This was also a problem last year over the same holidays. I hadn't stepped on the scale since September but knew it had to be bad and s... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:53:42 EST Gardeners in Texas.... I've been blessed with a nice size front yard and half of a back yard. I live in a duplex house. I want to grow my own vegetables this year. What grows well? Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:58:06 EST My brain turned off and I ate 500+ calories Okay Spark Friends - I need your help. I'm working hard on this healthy-living, weight loss journey. I eat real foods, track my macros and calorie range and drink my water. I challenge myself in workouts and try to be active (working on this one too!). I feel like my biggest set back is when my brain turns off and I mindlessly eat whatever is in front of me. I've tried all the tricks of portioning out high calorie snacks, drinking water, etc. There's really no theme of when/why I eat - ... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:37:53 EST Fruit for "Mexican" Chocolate Chia Pudding So, I'm making a serving of chia pudding with raw milk, chia seeds, honey, dark cocoa powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt. It's a little sweet with a slight kick. <BR> <BR> I want to serve it with fruit, but I'm not sure what would pair well with the chocolate and cayenne. Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:48:13 EST I am just starting freestyle BUT ... I lost more than a pound during the week, but now, even though I did not go over my daily points, am up a little. Not to the beginning, but I was so thrilled when I saw scale go down two pounds from the beginning, now it's back to only 1 pound. Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:03:22 EST Nutrition feedback Doing this nutrition assessment has helped me so much throughout my diet. This has made me realized that I am not taking as many calories I need that is recommended for an active sports player. Also how I need to take in more protein and try and cut back on the sodium. I consume a lot of sodium foods that barely contain protein. If I start containing protein, and carbohydrates I can gain muscle the correct and most efficient way. Also, I don't have enough food servings I need to increase my f... Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:35:31 EST Plateau Busting Challenge-Filling foods So for my plateau busting challenge I was asked to visit the forums to either create or read a post about filling foods that I can use in my healthy eating plan... I'm trying to lower my carb intake. Any ideas?? Sun, 11 Mar 2018 13:22:27 EST Eatting real food Have you tried going on real food diet? I have lost so much weight just by simply eating chosen real foods! Sun, 11 Mar 2018 04:32:03 EST What to eat So what do you peeps replace sandwiches with then, in like packed lunches or whatever. Sat, 10 Mar 2018 14:25:16 EST Diet your way Okay, I think I have figured something out here, well, at least for myself anyway. I have read up on a lot of diets lately that say do not eat this or do not eat that, and I am not happy with the diet. Years ago I lost 40 pounds eating foods that were nutritious and that I liked: potatoes, tomatoes, peanuts, cashews, eggs and so on. <BR> I find if I do not eat what I like when I like I am setting myself up to fail. <BR> Does anyone follow a certain diet or do you eat what is good food that yo... Fri, 9 Mar 2018 18:53:52 EST What Do Sparkers Think of "big Boss' oil-less frye haven't tried yet! Thu, 8 Mar 2018 18:50:50 EST I just now found this meal plan!!! I did not know this meal plan thing was here like this. I thought it was only that one page, the day you were on that it had food listed. I found this and OMG! I think I found the answer to my problems of what to eat and when? I thought I would have to pay big $$ and get nutrisystem or something. Perhaps, I will go premium instead since I don't have to pay Nutrisystem or Jenny Craig. I am on a fixed income because I am retired old lady. LOL I need every penny, I know, you don't really ... Wed, 7 Mar 2018 16:28:49 EST What to do when waking in the night I'm starting the fast metabolism diet and it's great but im waking at 3 am. Am I supposed to eat? I'm not finding an answer to this and I feel like I should snack ans go back to sleep because my stomach is growling and hungry. I know I have to eat when I wake, so I'm confused about what to do in the middle of the night. <BR> Any hello would be appreciated! Wed, 7 Mar 2018 04:43:36 EST Limited salt - sodium I have no idea how the salt / sodium content of food is calculated. Weather it is automatic or hand entered at source. Every day I go way over the recommended daily allowance. I have been on limited salt intake for 42 years - I don't add any in cooking or at the table, I don't eat anything salty - I can tell as soon as the food hits my tongue if there is salt in it. Since the food track doesn't specify sodium or salt in the food chosen, I can only go by what the report says. Anyone else with ... Tue, 6 Mar 2018 21:59:52 EST Help and hope for new sparks in late 60's to lose I am 69 years old and want to get healthy before it is too late. I rarely see stories and helpful information on my age group. are they out there and are they being sucessful? Tue, 6 Mar 2018 09:42:20 EST LOL: Eggs LOL... So now I *know* why I'm not losing my weight!! Apparently I can "save" 12 calories by not boiling my eggs.... (These are both Spark generic entries but must have been different USDA uploads....) <BR> <BR> Egg, fresh, whole, raw <BR> Serving Size: 2 large <BR> Calories 144.0 <BR> <BR> Hard Boiled Egg <BR> Serving Size: 2 large <BR> Calories 156.0 Mon, 5 Mar 2018 17:41:55 EST Cruising My husband and I cruise a lot. 40 years ago I took full advantage of the buffets and would always have the exotic "drink of the day". But I have learned a lot since then. Now I think of cruise cuisine as my own personal spa food. I employ all of the hints I have learned about healthy eating and eat a variety of things I might not make at home, like various types of fish. We are leaving today on a short cruise, only 5 days. And I am ready to be pampered and enjoy my healthy meals. Mon, 5 Mar 2018 07:46:17 EST Pork tenderloin I am on a low fat, high carb, high protein diet. I have family coming over tonight and planned on cooking a pork tenderloin (grilled). If I wrap the tenderloin in bacon to grill, but don't eat the bacon after it's cooked, is the fat content of the tenderloin still the same or does the fat from the bacon penetrate the tenderloin and change the nutrition? <BR> <BR> Sides - roasted red potatoes and fresh green beans Sun, 4 Mar 2018 12:05:44 EST portion size Can you lose weight by watching your portion size? Example oreos serv size is about 2 cookies. If you have watched portion size all day with what you eat can you eat the cookies and still be alright. I'm trying to lose weight and I don't want to restrict any foods. I'm afraid if i do stop eating a certain food, then I will give in and eat a whole bag of cookies and keep going. I don't want all food to be off limits but in moderation. Sat, 3 Mar 2018 20:11:01 EST EASY 1 Egg + Veggies + Microwave Reposted here to get away from yes/no posts... <BR> <BR> experiment. <BR> Just saw a commercial on TV for a quick breakfast. <BR> <BR> You are supposed to run down to the store and buy this prepackaged cup of chopped veggies with a dash of cheese. Add one raw egg, and throw it in the microwave. <BR> <BR> How hard can that be to make myself? <BR> <BR> So, I got out a 1 cup pyrex measure cup, added 2/3 cup Bird's Eye South West Blend, no cheese, added the raw egg and cooked in 1... Sat, 3 Mar 2018 14:56:20 EST weight watchers points plus Many people have not done so well on smart points and considering going back to points plus. Ideas of how people did on points plus. I have been on smart points and losing too slow with no cheating. Very discouraging. Sat, 3 Mar 2018 12:43:57 EST Vegetable gardeners.... What do you plan on planting this summer? <BR> What did you plant last year, and what were your most successful crops? Sat, 3 Mar 2018 02:23:25 EST SparkPeople link to iPhone Can Spark People nutrition be linked to the iPhone Health App nutrition section? Thanks. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:17:28 EST What fruits are you eating I have been eating more banana's apple's, orange's, and grapes. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:52:09 EST Can I add supplements? If I'm not getting enough nutrients in my food can I add supplements at the end of the day? Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:43:03 EST Anyone from Oakville here? I am looking for a plumber in Oakville. I am new here and don't have much contacts here. I came across one plumbing called PlumbWize in Oakville <link> </link> . Has anyone hired them? How was their service? Wed, 28 Feb 2018 05:27:49 EST Low FODMAP for IBS-A My gastroenterologist has recommended a low FODMAP diet for the next 6-8 weeks. I have an approved foods list, but many of the foods on it are ones that I haven't eaten in quite a long time for a variety of reasons (bloating, constipation, diarrhea, weight gain, I've been LCHF/Keto for quite a long time, although not strict) <BR> <BR> At any rate, once I cross these "forbidden" foods off the list, I'm not left with much to eat. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure whether it's the specific foods I've be... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:02:58 EST Plateaus I have been on the 17 day diet for 10 days and plateaued after 3 days. I have followed it religiously. I was on the Dukan for a month and lost 10 lbs in that month but plateaued for 2 wks after. That’s why I switched plans. They are similar in some ways so I’m wondering if I need to find something different to try. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:27:07 EST No Waste Meal Planning for 1 I'm single and looking for ideas for weekly meal plans for 1 that don't leave me with a ton of leftovers. <BR> <BR> So many meal plans have meals that feed 4-6 people, and while some leftovers are ok, I really don't need THAT many leftovers. (Especially since not all recipes are good leftover). <BR> <BR> The other issue is that, during a week, you may have one recipe that calls for two tablespoons of sour cream or half a cup of lentils. So, what do you do with the remaining lentils or sour ... Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:37:51 EST South Beach Diet Does anyone know if you can cook SB diet frozen meals in a conventional oven? Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:46:30 EST Should I track my vitamins in my food tracker? <em>40</em> I'm unsure whether to put the information into my food tracker. What do you guys do ? Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:37:50 EST Low Fat Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Diet Hi All, <BR> I got diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Doctor said to do a low fat diet and no alcohol at all. He said I have to loose weight. I need help with information on what I can and can't eat. Anyone have any suggestions? I know salads will get old really quick. This makes it hard because I'm a picky eater don't like alot of vegetable and fruits. Now I have to learn to like them, lol. I take it this means I will need to watch my intake of all the above fats, carbohydr... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:29:08 EST What am I doing wrong? I switched from soda to seltzer about 1 yr ago. I eat more vegetables and most of the time I don't get pasta as a side dish when I eat out, instead I get an extra salad or vegies. I do eat an orange as my evening snack instead of a cookie. I do all of this and still gain weight? WTF. I need a better breakfast and a better snack at night. Do you think the orange is making me fat? Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:07:38 EST Have you tried Brightline eating while you Sparkle <em>58</em> Brightline eating is an interesting program, I have been able to incorporate many useful ideas into my main program SparkPeople. I have started a new spark team called "brightline eating. Come visit me for my wonderful ideas and feel free to offer advice. Carol Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:55:17 EST Water I have trouble remembering to get enough of it. Hit me up with your tips/tricks! Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:42:39 EST cortisol bonjour to all <BR> I need some advice, I think, I have a problem with cortisol. I think its a problem, because since I moved to Paris, My home life has been in turmoil, the French govt. requires I learn French (I am a B level now) , and I just found a good job, that is paying me 3x what I was earning .. but its more responsibility. <BR> <BR> I joined the gym on Champs called (Health City) and attend 3x a week ; 30min on the elip, and 20min lifting weights.. but the stomach is big and blo... Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:09:08 EST Chinese food and amount of calories Question of the day-- Why is Chinese food full of so many calories when tracking daily food? I had beef and broccoli last night and went WAY over my numbers just on supper. <em>24</em> Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:04:53 EST Do you take a sleep aid? I have tried many natural sleep aids finding various degrees of effectiveness. I wondered what everyone else has tried and how it has helped or not helped you. <BR> <BR> ETA: I am not interested in ambien or similar synthetic drug sources. Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:36:46 EST Manually entering Food in my Favorites on tracker Lately I manually enter foods into my Favorites on the food tracker and I can’t get it to properly enter the data. This is very frustrating as I prefer to enter foods manually rather than use others info. At least I know what I enter is correct according to the package I use. Anyone else having problems manually entering data? This is getting very frustrating. Thanks Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:39:56 EST Dealing with Cravings When I'm dealing with a craving, I try to identify what the food I'm craving really offers - is it sweet, salty, crunchy, creamy? I have some go to alternatives to offer the sensation that I'm craving. A baby cucumber sliced with a dash of salt, or an apple with two cheese slices - in lieu of salty/crunchy craving (chips); cottage cheese or Greek yogurt with berries in lieu of a creamy/sweet craving (ice cream). Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:22:22 EST links for prediabetics/diabetics I myself was able to lose and maintain weight with much less radical strategies likely suggested in the video series promoted in a newsletter I get, and have no symptoms, but I know there are many people on Spark in those worrying categories. I know Spark has much information on this topic, so just igmoe this if you're pleased with your program. <BR> <BR> It's a free 9-part series. I haven't seein it and hope it is not just selling one idea, but it sounds as if the documentary maker tried... Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:33:39 EST Magnesium Thanks for all the feedback. I have enough information now. <BR> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:37:47 EST Magnesium Does spark people have a link to foods that have magnesium? Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:38:46 EST Meal plans to match my macros? Hi guys, <BR> <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople and I love the idea of using the meal plan that auto populates for me but how do I get it to match my macros? It seems to be way off. Does this app do that? Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:32:59 EST Favorite Healthy Food Blogs? Does anyone have healthy food blogs that they follow or visit for recipe ideas? I often check out Skinnytaste, but am looking for some new inspiration. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:34:10 EST No sugar, dairy, gluten...#Help! A long while back my doc suggested cutting back or eliminating sugar, dairy and gluten. I don't know how much the trend toward gluten/dairy free is for the better or worse, but I've recently decided to experiment with how that might work. Logging with Spark people I'm noticing I probably need more ideas/ variety within these limits. I'm eating lots of fruit, veggies-sometimes in smoothies, beans, eggs, some chicken and fish. I find I'm relying a lot on eggs for protein especially in the morni... Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:58:54 EST Has anyone done I Quit Sugar? I recently read the I Quit Sugar book. I am intrigued but not sold all the way. I like her premise but I feel like she glosses over some of the science. Either way, I've been reading a lot about sugar in the science news lately and links between it and Alzheimers and autoimmune issues, etc. My SIL is having adrenal issues related to a high sugar diet (among other things). So my question is has anyone here given up sugar the IQS way? Can you talk to me about your experience? TIA Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:26:23 EST Can you evaluate my (daily) diet? I'm a man in the thirties, 175 cm tall, 59 kg. <BR> <BR> Potatoes: 600 grams <BR> Bread (inside there is some lard and oil, nothing that I added): 240 grams <BR> Rice: 170 grams <BR> Carrots and zucchini: 130 grams <BR> Chicken or fish: 100 grams <BR> <BR> Is it normal to lose weight with all this stuff (I already feel nauseated by it)? What do you eat daily to stay your weight? <BR> <BR> Thank you Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:08:02 EST Replacing Two Meals a Day with Oatmeal Has anyone tried this? Did it work? Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:10:25 EST low carbs/ hi fat diet My doctor suggested that I go on a 0 card/hi fat diet and I am not sure how this will benefit me being a diabetic. Do you know anything about this kind of diet? I am about 30 pounds overweight and have diabetes for the last 20 years but it is under control as my A1c is 6.5 and my blood sugars are below 120 Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:02:13 EST Cravings, Anyone??? Cravings can occur anytime, BUT it's how I deal with them that counts, right? MOST of the time, I walk away, find something else to do, etc, but it seems like once I 'give in' I commence the craving 'cave-in'...last week, when donuts/cookies/brownies were all over the work lounge I work, I could have cared less, BUT, when I was shopping & saw the 'carrrot'-cake that is, I caved & 'foundered' myself all week-of course, I could have just bought a 'single serving', but then again, I didn't, SO ... Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:37:36 EST Does cooking affect the nutrition of lentils? Hey so I have never really been into food and nutrition but I have gained interest with it now and since I am really bad at when it comes to this, I have a question. <BR> <BR> Let's say that we have 100 grams of dried lentils that has 24 grams of protein. And after cooked it is 300 grams of lentils, if I eat all of the 300 grams of lentils will I still get those 24 grams of protein? <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:16:58 EST Trans fat, saturated fat. When reading food labels which fat should you look for and be careful of? Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:28:26 EST Eating out What restaurants offer healthy choices for lunch? What would you order there? Sat, 10 Feb 2018 13:09:21 EST Bizarre Weight Issues I've been dieting for a little over a month now. I count calories with MyFitnessPal with a goal of losing 1.5 lbs per week. It has me at 2,170 calories per day, and I am nearly always within that figure, sometimes even a bit under (70-250 under). Weight loss has been fairly consistent at about 1.5-1.75 lbs per week, however something bizarre happened last week, and it's somewhat concerning this week. I did not anticipate it at all, because even though I was quite a bit under calories for ... Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:00:47 EST Info on weight watchers <em>524</em> !! I was wondering about info on weight watchers and trying to frighten how many points I need to eat and does it work with SparkPeople Sat, 10 Feb 2018 03:27:59 EST Packable Breakfasts I'm starting a new retail job. Orientation was today, but I'm going to be training Monday-Friday for the next three weeks. <BR> <BR> My hours are going to be split between a 5 AM start time and a 6 AM start time. Since that means leaving my house at 4:30-5:30 at the LATEST, I know that breakfast before work isn't happening beyond a piece of fruit. I'm just not used to eating that early, and until or unless I know that I'm going to be working an early morning shift semi-consistently. <BR> ... Fri, 9 Feb 2018 20:24:45 EST Spark meal plan I love the meal plan, but wish it would change every once in a while. I am tired of the meals offered there. Fri, 9 Feb 2018 19:41:15 EST Calories to maintain weight when inactive ? Is there a calculator to find out ? Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:50:07 EST Flu I need to remind myself to go easy on my exercise <em>527</em> when i am not feeling well! Thu, 8 Feb 2018 13:43:14 EST Depression I am wanting to connect with others who struggle with depression...I have Major Depressive Disorder...I sure could use the support and to supporte others. Might even turn into a support group if enough are interested Thu, 8 Feb 2018 09:13:29 EST Lasagna serving? How many ounces are considered a serving of lasagna? Wed, 7 Feb 2018 23:44:02 EST Going home this weekend So I am going home to visit my family and my in-laws..both of which don't exactly have the healthiest diets. Plus they love to go out to eat when we come home. Do any of you have any tips on what to do? I don't want to be rude by turning some of their food down, but I am trying to stick with this healthier lifestyle. I am also considering taking home some healthy snacks just in case. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 7 Feb 2018 16:36:05 EST choosing a healthy bread Hello, <BR> I have reached my target weight, and am now trying to stick to healthy foods. My husband and I were looking in the bread isle last night, and we were totally confused about which bread was the healthiest. I typically buy Arnold's Double Protein, because I typically am low on my protein. I would like to have a bread that is dense, that might even have some seeds in or on top of it. I have been trying to find an article about how to choose breads, but the only one I can find on SP i... Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:24:11 EST Please any help with my diet Hello All,will try keep this short and sweet. <BR> Im male,51 yrs, 95 kilos ( 220 pounds) 5 ft 3,stocky figure, quite active,my weight is classed as been obese. <BR> I started my diet 1st December.i was 104 I have lost 9 kilos. The worry I have is that my calorie intake is too low.I read online that this will make me lose muscle,my daily intake is 1200 calories,high protein, 3 litres of water.I was doing a 7 km run each morning which burned 700 calories, which would mean 500 calorie ... Tue, 6 Feb 2018 21:51:27 EST chicken I cook and I mainly cook for the family which half the time I don't eat because it's unhealthy for me..pasta, mac and cheese, meatloaf, etc... But today I roasted some chicken for me and it tasted BLAH.. How do I get great flavor so I eat enough of it. I used spices with a lot of chopped garlic and celery and some broth. Smelt really good but the taste was ify. WHY? Should I marinate it over night for a better flavor Tue, 6 Feb 2018 14:30:28 EST lunch room smells Just something I was thinking about as I walked by our office's lunch room: <BR> <BR> Why is "chicken soup" an acceptable smell to waft through a shared lunch room via the microwave, but "salmon patty" is not? <BR> <BR> Both are rather strong smells. Tue, 6 Feb 2018 14:21:18 EST Is Sourdough or Rye Bread Healthier? I'm not a fan of whole wheat bread...I love plain old white bread even though I know there is little nutritional value in it. Curious if sourdough might be a better choice? Or maybe rye bread? Not sure I can give up bread completely but definitely need to find a healthier way of eating it - thanks in advance! Tue, 6 Feb 2018 05:38:57 EST What's for dinner? Don't know what to make. What did you have? Mon, 5 Feb 2018 19:10:17 EST How can I change my nutrition pie chart goals? <em>39</em> Went to the doctor today. It was time for my 3 month follow up for drug refills and blood work. Yep, I'm an insulin resistant pre-diabetic. I was so proud of myself. Since beginning with fitness pal and now Spark People I have lost 7 lbs. That is a huge thing for me. I haven't been able to lose more than water weight in 10 years. All my doctor could do is tell me how terrible my diet plan was. Spark for diabetics. She wants me on 50 to 60% protein, 10% carbs, 5% fat, ... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 16:35:49 EST PCOS Diet Anybody out there with PCOS, who sticks with the PCOS diet? I've been doing really well with my weight loss so far but, as I'm also actively trying to conceive, I'd really like to improve my PCOS as well. <BR> <BR> That being said, I have found so much conflicting information on what's okay and what isn't. I could really use someone to help break it down for me. Our house is also very strictly nut-free as I have a child with severe peanut and tree nut allergies. Sun, 4 Feb 2018 12:46:56 EST Metabolism Differences Everybody knows metabolism slows down as we age. Over 70 folks or anyone who knows, <BR> <BR> How do I figure out calorie range when it always says I can eat more at the bottom of the page? The numbers might be right if I subtracted 20 years, so 1500 is usually a good maintenance level for me. Sun, 4 Feb 2018 09:32:44 EST Food Group Diet App w/Food List Does anyone know of an android diet app based on the 5 basic food groups, with food lists? Sat, 3 Feb 2018 18:30:57 EST Snack ideas Other than nuts, peanut butter, almond butter does anyone have any ideas for snacks? I can never get the low end of my calories in because I don't usually snack. I get nearly 500 calories in snacks each day Sat, 3 Feb 2018 18:26:49 EST Nutrition helper I have started my first day with Brightline Eating. Challenge help me focus on my nutrition meal by meal. Fri, 2 Feb 2018 16:48:54 EST Interesting Study I guess this just confirms what you would suspect, to begin with, but it's nice to know there is scientific proof that when we tell someone to do it on their own because they'll be setting a good example, there's science behind it: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2018/feb/1/dieters-can-have-ripple-eff<BR>ect-weight-loss-spouse-/ </link> <BR> <BR> There is a link to the actual study in the article if you're interested. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <em>806</e... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 17:51:40 EST Scales I am curious to know what people think about scales. I weigh about 280 lbs and need a scale which is accurate to about 300 to 400. The higher limits seem to be more accurate for heavy people. is weight guru a good scale or are there better ones? Thanks for any help you all can provide. Thu, 1 Feb 2018 15:07:45 EST Eating Out Tips Have a few go to meals at a couple of go to restaurants that you know are health friendly. Thu, 1 Feb 2018 11:11:02 EST weekend road trip tips Can you help me find some articles to help with sticking to a health plan while traveling? I am looking to be on the road for two days this weekend, and although I know I need to pack healthy snacks and we tend to picnic rather than eat out on road, these times are still a challenge for me to stay in my goals. I do not expect to get a full work out in over the weekend, but will look for any opportunity I can find. Any help, tips or insights you have would be appreciated. Thu, 1 Feb 2018 10:13:10 EST Eating out How do you plan when eating out at a non national but local restaurant where nutrition facts are not readily available? Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:44:58 EST Hoping with help for plateau/gain I lost 40 lbs. last year eating exactly the way I have been eating for the past 4 months, but I am stuck going up and down the same 4 pounds. I was pretty much done with weight loss until my employer offered an incentive, and according to the health care people they sent to evaluate us, I need to lose 10 more pounds. I finally lost the weight I did by finally accepting that losing 1/2 or 1 pound per week was good enough, but now I can't get any off. My diet is mostly lean protein, vegetables,... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 19:12:35 EST How many calories a day? I'm just curious, for those of you who are trying to lost 1-2 pounds a week, how many calories does sparkpeople recommend for you? Also, do you usually keep within that range and have you been losing? Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:59:26 EST How to track Omega 3 fatty acids in Nutrition Trk Hi, I'm monitoring my Omega 3 fatty acids as part of managing my heart/cholesterol health. <BR> <BR> I wondered if there is a way in the Nutrition Tracker to track Omega 3 fatty acid intake? <BR> <BR> I considered adding the nutrients for fatty acids - total monounsaturated and total polyunsaturated, but wasn't sure if those were the nutrients I should use? And what would the recommended range be (where the Add Nutrient form provides fields for "We recommend you get between "blank" and "bl... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:17:18 EST High protein, low carb - help!? I'm always hearing about people having success with high protein and low carb diets. But, what is considered high protein, low carb? I track everything on here, and the goals are set higher on carbs than I would think to be low carb. I'm having a serious problem getting more protein, with keeping calories low. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:28:36 EST Got "Silver Palate" cookbooks? There are recipes on line, but it's the Silver Palate version that I want for a dish of spinach stems (yes, stems), pine nuts, sultana [golden] raisins, et al. I believe it was described as a Moroccan or Moroccan-inspired recipe. If you have it, would you mind typing it in here? Thanks! <BR> <BR> (For those who are curious, be sure to cut the stems into short lengths -- no more than one inch -- before cooking, otherwise, you'll find yourself with a miserable mouthful of floss between all ... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:34:18 EST Weight loss makes no sense Want to know how much weight I have lost in the last 10 years? Almost 300 pounds. No, I am not someone with a huge weight loss goal. At my heaviest, I only wanted to lose 60 pounds. Do you all know how many times I have lost and gained weight the past decade? I have also been on every diet out there; weight watchers, slim fast, nutrisystem, atkins the list goes on and on and on. Not to mention all the money and hours I have spend in gyms. I get to a certain point and my body won't go a... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:41:20 EST Using Sparkpeople article in English Lang lessons So I'm an English teacher in the UK, and my Year 11s have to sit a non fiction reading paper where they compare points of view between two authors on the same topic. I found this article by Bill Bryson on Junk food: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> tertainment/brysons-america-my-last-ju nk-food-binge-drove-me-to-crispbread-1 194635.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> and I want a good article to compare it with in terms of points of view (also because a bit of nutritional ed... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:28:58 EST What has boosted your metabolism? I have added strength training and increased weights, I have done some new and different cardio. I get lots of fitness minutes in and track my food but I am not losing. Anything work for you? Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:02:06 EST How much caffeine would Sparkpeople recommend? I wondered if Sparkpeople has a suggested safe range for daily caffeine intake (mg)? <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> <BR> - Karen Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:43:43 EST food storage/spoilers Help!!! <BR> I need to know what are some great food storage containers, mostly for freezer. <BR> My freezer freezes food so hard, and all the food forms ice crystals. <BR> I once had one of those air remover machines that sucked all the air out of the bag, but they stopped making the bags for it. <BR> So, what does everyone use to store meats/fish, etc to stop freezer burn??? <BR> Also, good storage containers for salad salad and spinach has to be eaten within 2 days or it sogs an... Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:35:19 EST Sorghum I have read a bit about this product but, i was wondering if i would be able to add it to a lot of my dishes sweet and savoury?. Tue, 30 Jan 2018 04:41:42 EST Chi seeds/ Insects No, I haven't tried either one. I don't see me ever trying insects to be honest! lol! Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:13:32 EST Dairy Allergy I was diagnosed with a dairy allergy over a year ago. I have yet to meet or even hear of another adult with this. I am not talking about lactose intolerance, which is a problem in itself. I am allergic to casein and whey. <BR> <BR> Anyone out there? I'm getting along ok but it would be nice to trade tips etc. Sun, 28 Jan 2018 14:50:58 EST Keto diet??? I have been reading about the Keto diet and wanted to get more information from people who may have tried it and honest opinions. Also where does one start if this is the best option? What are the results? Once I reach my goal do I factor those "no-no" foods back in? Dieting makes me dizzy!! Sun, 28 Jan 2018 14:14:42 EST Need more calories I am a Type 2 Diabetic, and my numbers were getting higher than I like so I began eating tons of veggies and fruit, only lean meat. <BR> <BR> My problem is I am still losing weight, when I am at my goal weight, and do not want to lose anymore. I am just having a big problem getting enough calories to maintain my weight (140 lbs). The pounds are dropping off. <BR> <BR> Are there any suggestions for getting more, healthy calories? I would appreciate any help with this. Sat, 27 Jan 2018 21:34:28 EST Best and most tasty meal replacement shake Any recommendations? I'm the heaviest I've ever been and need a good place to start. I've done shakeology and I like it but too expensive Sat, 27 Jan 2018 18:39:36 EST Anyone meal prep? I'm thinking about meal prepping. My question is to anyone that does this, starting out can you use frozen? Like frozen grilled chicken. fruits and veggies? I'm learn about this. Any tips and suggestion? TIA Sat, 27 Jan 2018 18:24:13 EST What else can I do? I'm not really struggling with weight loss, fitness or nutrition, at least not any more, just the results aren't exactly what I thought they'd be. <BR> So this summer I was consuming a lot of vegetables and fruits, along with an occasional bag of chips, ice cream or anything else high in carbs. :D But I actually lost 13 pounds. <BR> So as the autumn started I figured, I should cut out the carbs and sugars to as minimal as possible, but I actually gained the weight back, which, anyone else wou... Sat, 27 Jan 2018 11:31:31 EST why do we see bad foods as 'treats'...psychology Let me start by saying this...I am overweight, badly out of shape (out of breath after walking up a couple of flights of stairs) with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I suffer from stage 3b Chronic Kidney Disease and so have increasingly strict requirements in terms of my diet. Or at least I should! Until recently I have eaten like most, with little attention to avoiding bad foods. I drink beer, like ice cream and chocolate and have been known to drive through a McDonalds from time t... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:57:08 EST How often do you weigh in? I’d like to get feedback on how often everyone weighs in! Everyday? Every other day? Every week? If you do it every day could you get discouraged easier if you don’t see a loss? Or does it keep you on track knowing exactly where you stand day to day? Every week, you may not know right away the new plan you’re trying is truly moving the scale? <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts on the best way to weigh in? Thanks Everyone! Fri, 26 Jan 2018 06:09:19 EST New to Dukan Ok so I have ordered the book, until I receive it, I was reading about it online I have a couple of questions if someone would like to answer. <BR> 1. How are you eating your oat bran? Like are you heating it up with water? <BR> 2. How are you creaming your coffee? I know this diet is lean in fat and low in carbs, cream is lower carbs than skim, but of course skim is much lower in fat. Any tips or advice beyond this would also be greatly appreciated. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 06:05:34 EST Diabetes and Nutrisystem I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and I've just ordered the diabetes plan with Nutrisystem. The nurse I saw today emphasized keeping up with carbs per meal. I downloaded the Numi app and discovered that you can't track your carbs as a category. I was hoping there were some other diabetics who've used NS and have come up with a tracking method that includes carbs. <em>41</em> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:28:34 EST Nutrition reports Maybe it's just me, but I review my nutritional report at the end of every day and I ALWAYS come up short. I look at what I'm low on and to get the amount it states I'd have to eat more than I do now (which defeats my weight loss goals) or eat foods that are not as filling/satisfying, leaving me hungry. Which in and of itself is one of my biggest challenges. <BR> <BR> If I increase my veggies, I lose out on protein. If I eat more protein I lose out on Vitamins A, C, D, calcium, foliate, e... Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:58:28 EST Mcdonalds Chicken Sandwich I really thought a small $3 sandwich would have less than it did! <BR> Wow 510 calories, 23 grams fat, and sodium 1040. <BR> I wanted to return it! <BR> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:18:02 EST Calorie Range Changed? Does your calorie range automatically change as you go? <BR> <BR> Up until yesterday, my range was (roughly) 1370-1720. Suddenly today it's dropped to 1200-1550. I know I can go override it, which is fine, but why would it suddenly adjust? The only thing I can think of is that I weighed in this morning and have now lost 11 lbs, but that seems like a pretty big drop in calories (especially when I still have 90+ lbs to go). <BR> <BR> TIA! Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:05:25 EST Do you eat chia seeds? I'm still looking for quick & easy ways to add these in more often! <BR> <BR> I don't care for it w/ turmeric. And I'm not that fond of alternative "milks"... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:23:22 EST Is dairy that bad for you? I keep hearing it is due to it's inflammatory properties and how fattening it is. Does this mean I need to stop eating things I considered good for me like cottage cheese? Should I ignore my recommended list of foods I eat on my tracker if it's considered dairy? I don't consume much, just some 1% milk in my coffee and for protein in my meals such as I mentioned cottage cheese. I don't consider myself a huge cheese fan and on occasion may sprinkle less than a teaspoon on my egg beaters for bre... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:55:36 EST Keto not for me I am putting myself back on a low fat low carb diet but am having a difficult time trying to set my Nutrition intake form on how many carbs/fats and proteins I should allow my self. Is there somewhere I can get this info? I usually do the PRISM diet or can be comparable to the south beach diet. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:20:34 EST FORM YOU 3 Is any one doing the form you 3 die?. Its was popular in the 80's and 90's. If you need copies of the diet I have them, and would gladly e-mail them to you, Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:59:43 EST Reporter looking for members who lost weight w/IF Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> A reporter has contacted us, looking for someone who has used IF to lose weight. Here are the requirements: <BR> <BR> A woman 55 years or older who has lost more than 50 pounds with the help of intermittent fasting. <BR> <BR> If you fit the description and you're willing to be interviewed, please respond to my message <b>by today, 1/23 at 8 p.m. EST</b> The reporter is on a very tight deadline. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:03:36 EST gut health Lots of yogurt companies want to tell you they are pro gut bacteria...but what if I don't like yogurt? <BR> What do you eat for a healthy gut? Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:22:37 EST My Diet So after being gone for so long, I have decided to come back to SP to update. <BR> <BR> I started a diet regimen that has worked (so far) really well for me. I am exercising regularly and I am also on the Slim Fast diet. It has worked wonders so far. I'm excited to continue my weight loss journey. No more being lazy, no more slacking. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:06:47 EST Smoothies for Diabetics I'm looking for suggestions for high protein smoothies, any suggestions? Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:14:57 EST Spinach frozen question So i have some frozen spinach that i bought and i am wondering how can i use it for a smoothie? <BR> <BR> Do i grab the spinach like usual and just leave it on water to unfreeze and then use it or do i have to cook it because is frozen? <BR> <BR> I am really noob but once i know the answer i can learn something :P Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:31:16 EST winter blues nothing like homemade chicken/vegetable soup!! Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:51:25 EST Breakfast I am a teacher. My schedule this year has no breaks until lunch at 1pm. I eat breakfast of two eggs around 6:45. I can not eat during class - no snacks, no quick bites, nothing. I can't eat more than the two eggs, my stomach just can't take it. By noon I am starving. It usually takes about ten minutes max to eat my lunch, because I'm just stuffing it in my face. Any suggestions on how to make my breakfast make it to lunch? I am lactose intolerant and we can only have water at our desk. Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:42:22 EST strange digestive system : warning scatology theme Hello, <BR> <BR> <BR> I usually have trouble to go to the toilette regularly. I pack my own meal for my working day because there is no restaurant nearby. However yesterday I lunch at the restaurant with a customer. I ordered a risotto with fish. the risotto was heavily creamed, the fish was very slightly fried, there was no vegetable. I had a desert with mascarpone. I did not finish my plate of risotto because it was too much, but finish the fish and off course the desert, and I took a cof... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:23:30 EST Von's greek Salad Does anyone know the Calories in Von's greek salad? I looked it up online and found 260 but that didn't tell me how big a serving was. Does anyone have an answer to that? It has a lot of feta and I got the large container of it. <BR> <BR> Thank you! Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:03:26 EST That TOM My biggest problem is cravings during that time of the month. I try to plan and work around it but I'm also looking into healthy options based off the craving (salt especially.) Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:33:04 EST SparkPeople Recipes app Does anybody know how to sync my iPhone SP recipes app with my iPad app? My favorites won’t cross link. <BR> <BR> Also, any way to search favorites? Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:21:06 EST Healthier substitutes for milk chocolate wanted Hi, everyone - <BR> <BR> One of my diet struggles is bingeing on milk chocolate. Anyone else dealing with this issue? How do you work with it? Substitute something else? Try to limit it to an occasional treat? Would love to hear others' ideas. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:17:34 EST Best healthy snacks Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I have a pretty active job (I'm a horticulturist), and I get hungry throughout the day..especially in the summer. I am looking for some inexpensive, healthy snacks, that will keep me full until lunch and/or dinner! <BR> <BR> What are your favorites? Thanks in advance :) Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:22:42 EST Question on calorie ranges I think I know the answer to this question but I think I want to make sure. <BR> <BR> My co-worker and I are trying to get healthy. She uses this app too. She is older than I am and weight significantly less than I do. We both are not active. Her calories are between 1200-1600 a day and mine are between 1600-2000 a day. <BR> <BR> Is that because I'm bigger? So is it safe to assume mine will go down at some point too? I hope that's the case. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:37:50 EST Advice? My weight is creeping up! I'm a 46 yo woman, moderately active (gym 2 or 3x per week), 5' 8". All my life my weight has hovered between 138 - 145 when I haven't watched what I eat. If I ruthlessly control what I eat, I can get down to the 122 - 126 range. With my small frame, I look fantastic at 128 - 130. <BR> <BR> In the last three months, my weight has skyrocketed. I didn't overindulge at the holidays. I am up to 152. Now that I have gone above the dreaded 1-5-0 I am hopelessly depressed. <BR> <BR> Getting my die... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:06:45 EST Instant Pot/Multicooker After Christmas I bought a multicooker, which seems to have all the functions of an instant pot but at a fraction of the price. Sadly it is still in the box. I'm finding it hard to find recipes for it and there were none in the box. The problem is, so many recipe books give recipes for really obscure things with a great long list of ingredients, and I don't want to buy a book from Amazon without being able to see the recipes first. Also some of the books I have seen seem to think an instant p... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:30:23 EST Post Antidepressant Diet Hey guys hope you all are doing good this new year in 2018! <BR> <BR> I am trying to find ways and was hoping to get feed back about coming off of antidepressants and building your body. <BR> <BR> I have learned that so far to take control of my body by helping my anxiety that is still there, I should stick with taking some major vitamins that will help me stay stable and healthy. <BR> <BR> The only thing I struggle with is the fact that I work slightly far from home and I get too tired to... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:58:38 EST Drink Alternatives Hi friends. <BR> What are some good recommendations for drinks besides water and tea? I'm trying to stay away from sweet drinks and soda, but sometimes I really do want some syrup and carbonation. I miss it! I havent found a sparkling water that I care for, but maybe you guys have...? Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:42:27 EST Noom app Has anyone tried the noom app for weight loss? It is pretty cool so far, but I am wondering if anyone else uses it. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:28:52 EST Dukan Diet - Is anyone doing this? Just wondering if anyone is doing this now. Did this a few years ago and lost some but stalled and quit. I guess I should have been more persistant. I have the book and am thinking about doing this again. I loved all of the healthy proteins and veggies that you get to eat. I have approximately 10# to lose after the holidays so need to do something about it before Spring. <BR> Would appreciate any advice and support from others that are doing this. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:17:31 EST So what are you supposed to eat more of? On a normal day, my calorie range is somewhere between about 1400 and 1700; I'm supposed to eat 155-280 carbs, 31-67 fat, and somewhere between 60 and 151 grams of protein. That's pretty easy to follow. One the days where I don't exercise I am able to pretty easily eat within these guidelines without too much thought. On the days when I work out though, it becomes confusing Today for instance, I had a really long swim and my calorie range is now 2,700-3000. My carbs, on the other hand are... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:57:33 EST Advice on dealing with belly bloat I have been feeling ever so bloated the last week, in spite of being "regular" and drinking lots of water. Not sure what could be causing it, but my pants feel tight around my abdomen and my top belly is rolling over the waist band. I haven't gained any weight, so my muffin top is entirely bloat related. Help? Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:24:42 EST Hello - new to Boards Hello - I am new to the Boards - nice to meet everyone. I just started Nutrisystem a week ago - so far, I find it OK - any tips? Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:43:51 EST Tracking struggles I have tracked for years. I make my menus on this site and use the shopping list to buy groceries. So my struggle is Converting manual entries of others to the amount I ate. Example: A serving might be 1/4 c and I ate 1/2 tsp. The other strugle is adding and removing items on items that usually have set items. Example: Chic-Fil-a Market Salad ith Grilled Chicken. I do not use the side toppings or the cheese. These can be substancial in fat, calories, sodium and even nutrients. Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:21:45 EST Contrave - side effects? does it work at 1X day? I took Contrave for approximately 2 weeks. I had just gotten up to 2 pills per day and did drop 7 lbs. The problem was I started having issues with my blood pressure being elevated. I also had an issue with increased urination and some pain with it, almost like I was getting a UTI. My doctor's office tested and I did not have UTI. They don't seem to know what the issue was. They didn't seem to think it was related to the Contrave but it's left me feeling uneasy. I've wondered if I coul... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:02:55 EST Peanut Butter??? I know it is better to eat natural pure almond butter over against peanut butter, but I just can't get into it. How do you incorporate "regular" peanut butter when the fat content tends to be so high? Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:32:58 EST Nutrition report Been working on keeping the carbs down. Today's report 17%, 50% fat, 33% protein. Not sure if I'm going in right direction. Any advice? Sat, 13 Jan 2018 23:47:31 EST Tip for drinking 8 glasses of water I was finding it hard to drink 8 glasses of water a day, until I found a large glass that holds 2 cups of water. Now I fill this glass with water and drink it with each meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks). It seems easy now to drink more water. On some days I even drink more than 8 glasses of water! Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:35:38 EST Using SP Meal Plans for Family I'm intrigued by the SP meal plans and was thinking of trying them. <BR> My daughter and I would most likely fall in/near the same calorie bracket (I'll swap out a couple things for her, fruits and veggies mostly that she doesn't like) but my husband will fall into a higher one. <BR> <BR> How can I use the meal plan that's suggested for me and DD and also for him? Suggestions on how to add calories? I fall into the 1200-1550 calorie range and he falls into 1750-2000 calorie range. Should ... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:35:03 EST Do I really have to eat that much?!?!?!?!? Hello! I have just started tracking my food and exercise and the food tracker is recommending far more calories than I am comfortable with. I put in 2 gym classes into the tracker and the recommended calorie range jumped right up to 1906-2256 calories! Isn't that excessive for someone trying to lose weight? I don't know how I am supposed to eat that much food! I'm a short woman (only five feet tall), I don't know how I am going to manage all that food! I don't want to under eat and over exerc... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:30:19 EST breakfast not keeping me full So I eat an egg white with cheese,salsa and ham omelet every morning with fruit,lately I hungry an hour. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:03:32 EST Do you eat at lower or higher end of calorie range Do you like to stay on the lower end or higher end of your calorie range? And do you see a difference in your weight loss if you eat at the higher end or lower end? Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:27:23 EST sweets I have been on SP for about 3 years. I cannot get a grip on sweets. I have 60 pounds to lose, I cannot make it thru even 1 day without sweets, I dont have any problem with portion control on my meals. I have tried to have just a couple of bites,I have tried to work it into my daily calories. I could just eat sweets and no food, that is how addicted I am. If I dont keep sweets in the house I will drive to get it. If I have a pack of cookies I will eat the whole thing, I can easy eat 1/2 of a 9... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:43:48 EST Gallstones diet Hi, I'm looking for some advice please. <BR> <BR> I have been diagnosed as having gallstones and advised to eat a low fat diet. Having taken this online, I have come up with a plan where the majority of my food has 3% or less fat. <BR> <BR> I have been approaching this by looking at each individual food item, but my hubby thinks that's mad and I should look at the meal as a whole. <BR> <BR> What approach should I take to keep both of our sanities in place and my body feeling healthier? ... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:52:34 EST Poached eggs Ok my list tells me poached egg is 1.5 calories but a eggs is 70calories so why is a poached eggs lower? Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:46:10 EST Add "sodium" to my nutrition tracker How do I add "sodium" to the Nutrition tracker so I can see the breakdown of sodium in the foods I eat. When I enter my food I can only see the breakdown of calories, carb, fat, protein, and fiber. This is where I want to see the sodium as well. I see the total sodium on the bottom of the page in the "weekly progress" but that doesn't help me to learn which food are high is sodium, it just give me the total of sodium consumed for the day. Thanks Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:30:19 EST Water...oh no So I'm having no trouble with my intake. Felt like I was drowning at first but it's easy now. <BR> <BR> I had to change to a Gatorade bottle because it's always worked in the past. But it's giving me the same problem as the proper bottle that I switched it for: tasting plastic. I don't understand why as it's never been a problem before. <BR> <BR> Are my taste buds more sensitive Now? I THINK I might have metal bottles. Hopefully anyway... <BR> <BR> What do you guys think? Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:57:27 EST Keto vs. Whole 30 Curious to see if anyone has tried both the Whole 30 and a Keto diet (not at the same time, just tried both at one point or another)? <BR> <BR> What were your experiences on each? Which one did you find increased your energy the most? Which one did you have more success with in losing weight? Which one do you feel was the best way of eating for you? <BR> <BR> Just doing some research here - not looking to make any major dietary changes yet, but I am curious. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:17:58 EST confused about calorie counting I keep getting confused. Should I count calories and then subtract the amount of calories I burned through exercise? <BR> Or should I just go for a certain calorie goal per day? <BR> <BR> I sit most of the day but do try to get in walks and other exercise. I filled in 'sedentary' in my account. On most days I do burn about 200 calories through exercise. Yet on some days I burn a lot more. Tue, 9 Jan 2018 08:54:10 EST Haven't exercised in 4 days, tomorrow will be 5 So due to the fact that I was scheduled 6 12-hour shifts in a row (72 hours) I haven't been to the gym since last Wednesday. I did a 10 min stretch routine on Thursday when I got up early, but that backfired cause I almost fell asleep driving home from work the following morning. Unfortunately it has come to my attention that I just have to forgo the gym on the days I work. I walk quite a bit during my shift, as I'm a nurse, so it's not like I'm sedentary the entire 6 days. I do really want t... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 03:51:27 EST Learning Moderation So tonight I gave in and had a serving size, exactly as it said on the box, of cookies. It said 4 cookies, 170 calories, and I tracked it into my tracker. I started realizing that the problem I've had when I've tried working out and making a conscious decision to watch what I eat is that I completely cut out things I do enjoy and that makes me faulter and eventually give up. So I've decided that instead of cutting the things I enjoy out completely, I'm going to have them in moderation when th... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 03:26:39 EST odd calorie range My nutrition calorie range on my tracker has changed for today. It is as I expected it for yesterday and when I look at tomorrow but for some reason the range for today has gone much higher. Has this happened to anyone else? What might cause this? Mon, 8 Jan 2018 21:35:01 EST My diet starts tomorrow What do you say when people you don't know talk to you about the new diet they're trying? Mon, 8 Jan 2018 20:21:21 EST ACV I've been reading up on ACV and it's benefits (if any). So many different pros and cons out there so decided I'm going to try it for myself. I'm starting out slow and putting just 2 tbls in green tea (hot) flavored with lemon and ginseng. For sweetness, I add a little Blue Agave Simply Nature to it. It's actually not bad. So has anyone else tried this or still trying this? Mon, 8 Jan 2018 12:25:05 EST Soda Stream Opinions on Soda Stream, has anybody ever tried one and what do you think Sun, 7 Jan 2018 09:40:37 EST Is anyone following The ultimate weight solution I'm just starting to read the book and was wondering if anyone has success with it. Sat, 6 Jan 2018 22:04:21 EST Intermittent fasting Ive begun intermittent fasting after seeing the video Eat, Fast and Live on utube. Ive been amazed with my results. Anyone else tried it? <BR> Fri, 5 Jan 2018 14:31:07 EST meshing Adkins and Vegetarian I recently moved in with my elderly aunt, she is more of a vegetarian and i am more Adkins. How do I mesh both into 1? Fri, 5 Jan 2018 12:13:56 EST Meal planning app/calendar Does anyone have any recommendations for easy to use meal planning app or calendar? Prefer free but willing to pay if it functions well for multiple recipe storage, grocery list generator, meal calendar, etc. <BR> Thu, 4 Jan 2018 20:04:11 EST Hungry on Weight Watchers? Hello everyone and happy 2018! I just joined weight watchers a few days ago. I am only 28 and was diagnosed with the beginning stage of fatty liver disease. I was so excited to try the new weight watchers but after just a few days I am feeling discouraged. <BR> <BR> I am allowed 27 points a day and there are a lot of 0 calorie foods and I do my best to stay within points but I never feel full on this! I will feel okay after breakfast then a hour and a half later I want a snack and before I k... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 18:35:22 EST Sunflower seeds: Is it unhealthy to eat a lot? Ok this might be kind of a weirdly specific question but here goes. <BR> <BR> I'm a student and during the semester, I rely pretty heavily on sunflower seeds as a source of calories. I buy bottles of the kernels, the kind you can eat by the handful, and bring them with me so I always have something to eat. They are just so cheap and easy to carry around, I have yet to find any other food which is comparatively convenient. <BR> <BR> I really, really try to eat breakfast before school and bri... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 17:43:22 EST 'hard' foods I am looking for foods that are 'hard', - that take a while to eat - but healthy. I often have a frozen banana, because I like it that it's sweet and that it is hard and takes me a longer time to eat it. But eating such a very cold food in winter is not good for my stomach. <BR> I also like 'hard candy', but I stopped eating refined sugar. So I wonder if there are other foods like this, that take a longer period of time to eat and / or are very 'hard'. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Thu, 4 Jan 2018 16:00:11 EST Energy?!? Are there any foods that you have tried that really helped fuel your energy (besides berries and nuts... I'm allergic to those)? It might be the cold or something, but I just feel so tired lately... walking zombie here... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 12:29:16 EST Winter Blues Anyone else find that they eat more in the winter? Here in Michigan we have been stuck inside because it's -7 outside and has been freeeeeeezing for the past two weeks. The more I'm stuck inside, the more I want to eat. It also seems the colder I am, the more I allow myself to go off track! HELP! Thu, 4 Jan 2018 10:04:53 EST Obesity Why is obesity and it's treatment not covered by insurance and actively attacked by physicians? Thu, 4 Jan 2018 08:45:49 EST UK Main Food Units ??? Hi everyone <BR> Im more used to grams rather than cups, and a lot of food is listed in cups. Is there a way to change to grams on all foods........... <BR> If not what is a CUP ??? <BR> 1 Cup of cereal is how many grams <BR> 1 Cup of milk is how many millilitre or grams <BR> Nothing seems to add up with cups with regard to reading the packaging in grams <BR> <BR> Kevin <BR> Thu, 4 Jan 2018 05:24:18 EST headaches and stomach pains Hello. I am about to start a weight loss program. In the past when I have dieted, I have gotten headaches and stomach pains at times when cutting back the amount I consume. Is this normal and temporary - or is it unsafe and a sign that I am not getting the right amount of nutrients? Thanks. Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:02:14 EST fibre im struggling to get enough fibre any suggestions thanks Wed, 3 Jan 2018 14:52:19 EST Hypothyroidism, what to eat and what not to eat For those of you who suffer with Hypothyroidism, what foods make it easier or harder to lose weight. My last TSH level was 6.3, according to my doctor that is not high enough for her to put me on thyroid replacement medications. I have read a few studies that a gluten free diet is good for hypothyroidism. Anyone who has suffered with this have any other ideas? Wed, 3 Jan 2018 13:38:46 EST I cut an avocado and is unripe what do i do ? So as the title says i cut an avocado and is unripe what i do ? do i throaw it away or is there away to save it? <BR> <BR> What i do when is ripe is that i put in a jar water with lemon and put in refrigerator and it can last a little bit longer. but i dont know what to do when is unripe should i just throaw it or away or is there a better way to keep it till it gets ripen? Wed, 3 Jan 2018 04:20:29 EST Nutrition Tracker Hi there, <BR> Freezing my butt off here in TEXAS with a low tonight of 19F! I was wondering if any one knows if your nutrition tracker numbers have to be absolutely perfect to lose weight? Mine is seems to be always low on calories, protein, and fiber. I fit within range on the fat and carbs. More so carbs than fat. :( Thanks in advance for the info and stay warm out there! Tue, 2 Jan 2018 22:03:22 EST Exercise Calories I went to bed and woke up feeling the same way I did when my eating disorder was in full swing. This concerns me of course. Are we supposed to eat oir exercise calories. Another site i used to use used to calculate that in (of course i used it improperly)...anyway my net calories would have been 1100 which never gave me that reaction in the past but my exercise was pretty intense for what I'm used to right now. Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:04:39 EST time to go for it all junk food is out of house ...ive carb binged my last binge and ready for wieght loss..but wondering what is a good breakfast to start my day with ...i would like to do low carb as i am diabetic now and learning how to adjust any ideas???? Mon, 1 Jan 2018 19:52:31 EST My fitness pal? Do anyone this app and have lost weight with it, keeping up with what you eat by what it says your calories, fat, carbs etc should be? I have used it some in the pass but not enough to see ny results. I was wanting to know if I shoiuld start using it again? <BR> If anyone has used it or is using it now. do you use it everyday and has it helped you to lose? Thank you for any info on this. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 18:45:11 EST I found a new snack! I bought Blue Diamond Nut-Thins Cheddar Cheese. They are Nut & Rice Crackers. I really like them, but I'm not sure they are healthy. Can someone help me decide if I should buy them again? <BR> <BR> 1 serving = 17 crackers <BR> 130 calories <BR> 3.5 total fat <BR> 22 grams total carbs <BR> 3 grams protein (high protein is a priority for me) <BR> <BR> Thank you for your help. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 15:38:38 EST Anyone do ww old Core program? Close to 10 years ago, I joined ww after a physician said I needed to lose weight and I joined its Core plan. I lost 20 pounds on it, but ww didn't embrace the program and it morphed into simply filling. The principles of Core were sound and I loved it. Anyone do Core? And do you use any of its principles in your current diet program? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 13:46:55 EST diet plans any info or website to get plan for a 1500 to 2000 cal diet a day <BR> thanks <BR> ray <BR> los angeles Mon, 1 Jan 2018 04:19:23 EST need advice on 1500 calorie diet hi <BR> i am 5 11 and 239 lbs , i ned advice or a link to go for 1500 cal diet , i am also diabetic <BR> thank you <BR> ray <BR> los angeles Sun, 31 Dec 2017 23:34:39 EST Whats the truth about fat and carbs? I've dieted for years. I lose some weight, then eventually put it all back on. My newest diet is following Keto. Seems to be working, and I'm amazed at how I'm not hungry anymore. <BR> <BR> Being vegetarian, Keto is quite a challenge. Then the other day, I was reading a well known vegan magazine and there was an article that said that the number of grams of fat the Keto calculators have told me to eat are extremely unhealthy. <BR> <BR> I'm tired of being mislead and confused about n... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:08:19 EST Significant Other ALWAYS wants to eat out!!!! Let me preface this question by stating that I am not at all wanting my SO to eat exactly like me. He can do what he wants BUT unfortunately he always wants to eat fast food or go out to dinner and it's killing my weight loss goals right now. I'm just not mentally strong enough right now to say "no" especially when he offers and offers it. Have any of you had to have the conversation with your SO about not asking us to go out to eat or get fast food, etc? If so how did you have the conversati... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 19:14:25 EST What do you buy at gnc? Just wondering. Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:44:59 EST What healthy food choice did you make today? Today for breakfast I chose to eat asparagus, peppers and onions cooked in a bit of butter with my eggs rather than toast. 4 servings of vegetables with breakfast ain’t too shabby! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 08:41:50 EST Vegetarian Any thoughts on going vegetarian? Vegan? Sat, 30 Dec 2017 13:48:48 EST Need Opinion of Dietician I had a dietitian tell me 20 years ago that BMI was not very useful because it does not factor in age, gender, or bone structure. She and my dentist both consider me moderately large boned for a woman. She recommended that I use my height of 5'7" which was measured by a spine surgeon. <BR> <BR> I just found this web site which was recommended by a doctor to a friend. <BR> Do you consider this a valid method for setting a weight goal? <BR> I ran my numbers, and this site told me I was at a ... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 10:21:01 EST newbie good morning all ....just a quick hello from the frozen state of maine...i am new here but have been reading so many wonderful post i know im at the right place... <BR> faylene Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:59:56 EST Any tips on my diet? I am trying to hit 2000 calories 20-30% fat , protein and carbs similar 35% <BR> <BR> At the moment i came up too this thanks to that website , i know that the combinations probably are not the best,because i made this last minute , because i had prepared like 2 days ago but from what i saw the carbs were really really higher and i decided to change it. <BR> <BR> So i wanted to eat the oatmeal for breakfast and lentils for the afternoon and in the midday the yogurt. <BR> <BR> The other in... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 04:34:19 EST How to know the calories of this product? So i can't figure out what's the calories on this one i am really noob sorry. <BR> <BR> Nutrition declaration:Per 3a 100g <BR> Kcal Energy :1737kj /411 kcal <BR> Fat 7.1g of which saturated: 1.7g <BR> Carbs:71.6 of which sugars:4.6g <BR> Fibre:3.0g <BR> Proteins:13.7 <BR> Salt:1.28 <BR> <BR> Reference intake of an average adult 8400kj / 2000kcal <BR> it contains 14 rusks. <BR> <BR> <BR> So can someone tell me how to figure out the calories on this one? Because i am using this website eat... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 03:13:10 EST Something is off I've been losing weight for a year or so, and recently bumped up the calories (intentionally, for gaining muscles) and bumped down workouts (accidental). <BR> My calories usually are around 2200. I've looked at many calculators out there and they generally agree that my BMR is at 1800 and sedentary TDEE is around 2500. As such, even when I'm not working out, I should be losing weight. But, I've seen the scale continuously creep up. It's minimal, but definite. <BR> Strictly talking food in, ... Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:07:50 EST Diet plan Hi All i need to lose 6kgs none of the diet plans i have tried are working. Can anyone give me a plan that works please. Thanks Tue, 26 Dec 2017 09:27:22 EST "Mealtime is 50% Food, 25% Liquid, 25% Digestion" I just heard this quote and it makes so much sense. It inspires me and I hope it also inspires you to make good choices. Mon, 25 Dec 2017 21:36:13 EST Anyone order food online? I live in a small town so there is not much choice sometimes. So I order from places like (can't afford Amazon Prime) <BR> What are your online food shopping strategies? Mon, 25 Dec 2017 15:31:12 EST Cool Sculpting I am someone who always believe in staying fit and healthy through exercise and healthy eating habits. I've been doing some research on losing weight. I came across this method called cool scultiping. I have been wondering if people actually do this. I also came across blogs like this on cool sculpting by Centre of Dermatology in Richmond Hill <link><BR>/general-category/1387/ </link> . <BR> <BR> Has anyone here undergone such a process? Was it effectiv... Mon, 25 Dec 2017 07:45:18 EST not on a diet/ no weight loss talk For those who believe it's more important to change their diet, not be on a diet and for whom - heresy!- weight loss is not the main focus. I'm going to post here when I add a blog with musings on the whole subject, including on choice theory, which so much influences whether we are able to make the changes over the long run or not. <BR> <BR> I invite anyone to follow and do the same. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442499 </link> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:43:54 EST Nutritions impact over meds? My husband recently got diagnosed with a few heath issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and carotid stenosis. He's 60yrs old, about 40 lbs overweight, and a 2 pack a day smoker. He knows that he needs to make a lot of changes for his health. He was thinking to just use meds the dr prescribed to manage these health issues, but I think he can benefit a lot from nutrition/exercise changes more than taking pills. Any suggestions/comments from those of you who have gotten rid of t... Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:58:22 EST Blood donation and food I only just started my weight loss goal this weekend, but I live about 3 hours from the train wreck in WA. So I decided to give blood yesterday for the first time in over a decade. I'm out of practice so I forgot how ravenous blood donation makes me! <BR> <BR> The phlebotomist also recommended that I "eat a full dinner," and I agreed and went to a chinese buffet. Plate Two was pretty respectable with a salad and lots of steamed seafood, but Plate One was a total wash with lots of General Tso... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:05:05 EST Too busy to eat What do you do when your schedule at work just keeps you grinding and you miss lunch and that afternoon break? <BR> <BR> I don't mind this happening every now and then, but I know that missing meals isn't good. I just get so focused on what I'm doing, and time gets away from me. It's just like my appetite disappears the more intense my work load gets. And I'm not stressed, but I just lose my appetite. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts.... Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:33:43 EST Bread I gave up eating bread nearly 2 years ago. Is it necessary to eat bread on this diet? <em>304</em> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:38:29 EST Does cold wether make you hungry? The temperature just dropped considerably here in the Northeast, I have noticed that I am hungry more than I was before. Has this happened to anyone else? I'm trying to fend it off by eating healthy snacks, but it's still a struggle. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:18:25 EST Green Smoothies I enjoy green smoothies, but the amount of fruit juice I add make them not so healthy. Does anyone know how to make a tasty smoothie without the sugary fruit juice? Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:10:37 EST Food labels and tracking Has anyone checked nutrition labels on packages of food lately? This morning as I had my oatmeal and yogurt, I noticed the packaging was now a little different. I decided to also check the nutrition label as now companies are adding Vitamin D and can eliminate a few nutritional values. Was I glad I looked as things have changed. I right away changed the values on my yogurt in my favorite list of foods I keep on the nutrition tracker. Seems my yogurt has more calories, less potassium, now add... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:04:27 EST Volume of food you eat I am curious, what is the volume of food you generally eat? I just measured a half a cup of cooked pasta and a half a cup of cottage cheese. I could have happily eaten two cups of food. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:49:18 EST Sodium I have been tracking my diet for a week. I keep going over in the sodium section. I do not have time to make everything from scratch. I noticed that a lot of it comes from what I am cooking with like Ragu, canned chicken, tuna, peanut butter. I am a horrible cook. I want to eat healthily, but I cannot make my own sauces or peanut butter. I can make fresh chicken. Even my oatmeal apparently has sodium in it. What are some suggestions for lowering sodium for those of us who really can't cook we... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:09:14 EST Weight Watchers Freestyle Does anyone do the freestyle program? How do you feel it’s effectiveness compares to the original or Points Plus system? Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:26:43 EST does cooking for a spouse make you fat? I have to cook for someone that does not share my food selections and can love" say eggs" one day and then when I cook them again wont eat them.:-( it reminds me of cooking for a 4 yr old. i think when you cook for someone else your taste isn't satisfied and then you get into trouble snacking because you are craving things. I'm sure there are other married people or people cooking for kids that suffer this fate. I could use some ideas. <em>40</em> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:55:27 EST Frozen dinners - is it just me? For a fast and easy dinner or work lunch I sometimes grab a frozen dinner (usually Lean Cuisine). This seems to bring on cravings and hunger that I cant seem to satiate no matter what I eat or how much. Anyone else experience this? Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:41:05 EST Binge Eating I have this thing where I keep telling myself that I need to eat healthily and to not eat any junk food. I really want to go on a diet but today at school, there was a table full of Oreos and popcorn. I just couldn't resist the temptation and ate several Oreos, cookies, and a bunch of popcorn. I feel terrible right now and I am really scared that I will gain weight. My goal is to lose weight, and this binge eating is hard to get rid of. Someone please help me on how to lose weight by dieting. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:10:28 EST How do I get started with a good diet? Hello! I am a 19-year-old female nursing student at a university in America. As such, I don’t have much time for anything besides school... Recently, I have come to the realization that I cannot continuously sacrifice my physical and mental health for my education. All my hard work means nothing if I’m not healthy. <BR> <BR> For my whole life, I have struggled with my body image. I always feel like I am too fat for my height. In high school, I went through intermittent periods where I was af... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:05:34 EST Will I, won't I ? For many many years I have tried to lose weight QUICK and it onkybgot me walking in circles. <BR> <BR> I got so much great advise from the group but I was just looking for quick loss. <BR> <BR> Last month not only my TSH came low but also haemoglobin. <BR> <BR> I have decided that I can lose one kilo a month. It came take me two years to lose ten kilos (20 pound) <BR> <BR> But, I'm not dipping below 1500 calories ever. <BR> <BR> No just sauté veggies for dinner and no depriving! <BR> <B... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:52:35 EST Weight and calorie goals How often should these be reset as one loses weight, or should they be reset at all? Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:23:01 EST Frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts Nutrition question--- <BR> <BR> I bought a bag of those frozen chicken breasts and am trying to do a recipe with them. The calorie values are confusing though because I have a kitchen scale and the chicken cooked measured 8 oz for two breasts. But on the bag (Walmart's) it says the serving size is 4 oz. and there are supposedly 10 whole breasts in the bag for 20 servings. <BR> <BR> I don't know whether I should be using the cooked (I boiled them) measure or the raw?? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:30:25 EST Disappointment I have been on this journey for 10 days now, I am a real sugar addict, havent had any sugar at all since Nov 30th. I have been in my calorie range every day, sometimes a little under. I have walked 5,000 steps everyday except one and that day I walked 10,000. Im drinking 4-5 glasses of water a day. I got on the scale this morning for the first time in 10 days and was down 1.5 lbs. I have 60 lbs to lose, I thought it would be more. It was a real disappointment, but I have regrouped and on trac... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:46:34 EST Christmas brunch I'd like some healthy, 'no muss, no fuss' ideas, please. I'll be hosting 6 - 9 people, ages 2 - 95+. <BR> One guest avoids anything containing eggs due to a sensitivity. Another is vegetarian/vegan. <BR> Suggestions about pleasing my guests while still being able to enjoy my Christmas morning rather than being stuck in the kitchen ?? :) Sat, 9 Dec 2017 12:50:06 EST crockpot ideas for busy worker I work and start work early in the morning. Any ideas for quick prep for healthy crockpot meals? <BR> Sat, 9 Dec 2017 07:32:01 EST intermittent fasting I would like to start a topic for discussion and support. I am new to the site so I'm hoping this is the way to do it. <BR> I have started intermittent fasting with every other day 500 calories starting at 12 noon or later. This is the "down" day. I eat no "white things" on this day, no sugar, bread, rice or pasta. Only veggies and protein. (you can eat a ton of veggies for 250 calories or more). The opposite day, I eat (the protocol says 1600 calories) but after a few weeks on this, ... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:57:39 EST I have eggs every morning Is that a bad thing? I have two pieces of wheat bread, a little butter, two eggs. Every single morning. Is this unhealthy? Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:19:49 EST High Fat Low Carb eating plan I hope our nutrition coach will share her thoughts. <BR> A highly respected doctor suggested that my husband take a different approach before considering a 4th back surgery for spinal stenosis. He courteously suggested a systemic change to reduce inflammation. (lose weight) And then increase movement as the pain of moving diminishes through some weight loss. <BR> <BR> He said that what our health-seeking culture has been doing hasn't worked. (I'm evidence of that...even when I eat perfect... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:46:49 EST Losing weight and be healthy Hi people, i'm fatma and 24 years old. I am architecture and always have to eat fast food because of my busy , so i have gained weight too much. I don't know what do i do, please help me. What should i do? thank you for replies. I want to be healthy Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:32:28 EST What should I do to eat healthy I want to lose weight in a healthy way. I do not have time to go to the gym :( Wed, 6 Dec 2017 17:08:07 EST How should I create my diet plan? Hi there, I will create a diet plan but I need your advices. I want to lose 10 pounds of weight. What should I pay attention to when creating my diet plan? Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:39:56 EST Help! I have got a fruit problem Hi all, <BR> <BR> This is hard for me. I am 35 years old and have some kind of fear of eating fruit. <BR> <BR> I want to eat fruit so badly. <BR> <BR> A brief history.. <BR> <BR> I used to eat a limited range of fruits when I was a child but it was never enforced at home or school. At some point at age 5-6 I fell out of love with bananas and that was it. Since that day I have not been able to pickup a piece of fruit and just eat and enjoy. <BR> <BR> Now at age 35, I am reasonably he... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:56:59 EST Name me some low calorie food options? Preferably less than 50 calories per serving? And please be specific. Don't tell me fruit and vegetables. Tell me what fruit and what veg for example. I'm calorie counting and want ideas to include in my food plan. Thank you. Wed, 6 Dec 2017 01:40:53 EST Christmas candy I love getting a box of chocolate around Christmastime. <BR> What's your favorite? Tue, 5 Dec 2017 18:52:30 EST Nutrients tracked For some reason sodium is coming up 2 times on my daily nutritions tracker. Also one or more others too. How do I change this? Tue, 5 Dec 2017 16:49:01 EST Meal Delivery Programs Any SparkPeople using any of the meal delivery programs, like Home Chef or Hello Fresh or any other? I love to eat but hate to cook and I'm single so it's especially unmotivating to have to fire up the kitchen to cook just for one meal for one person. Yeah, I know I can make more and freeze it and eat it another time, but once it's in te freezer it's not appetizing to me anymore. <BR> So have you tried any of the delivery programs, and if so, what did you think? Are you on one you can reco... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:56:31 EST binge I have been doing so good, today I decided to have a small amount of chip dip and chips, I measured out the dip and chips, I ate all of it and went back for more. I ended up eating 3/4 cup of dip and 4 oz of chips, then I had one piece of chocolate truffle. I have been off of all sugar for a week. I have been drinking water to flush the sodium out from the chips. Does anybody have any other helpful advice. Thanks Mon, 4 Dec 2017 22:48:20 EST Food Thank you gifts? Today I was shown appreciation as a teacher in cupcakes. <BR> I was like, ohhhhhhhhhh THANKS...I am feeling the love, but I can't eat that! <BR> What would you do? Mon, 4 Dec 2017 18:37:29 EST Huge calorie intake discrepancy between apps? Hi, a coworker and I are trying to lose together. She is using "My Fitness Pal" We were comparing our goals and our recommended calorie intakes. We both would like to lose a similar amount of weight and are giving ourselves a year. I was curious how my stats would look on " My Fitness Pal" and downloaded the app myself and entered my goals the same as SparkPeople. There is a huge difference in the recommendations. SparkPeople is saying I should eat between 1700 and 2100 calories and Pal says ... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 13:08:31 EST Iron daily amount Hi, does anyone know how much iron is safe to take? I had a blood test in Sept and Nov but despite taking a daily vitamin that had 10 mg of iron, my iron count stayed the same (111). Would taking an extra vitamin iron (28 mg) be ok? How much is too much? <BR> Thanks Mon, 4 Dec 2017 09:28:38 EST Pre diabetes Diagnosis Hello! I am 72 years old, weigh 204lb, and have been with SparkPeople for about <BR> 8 months. I've gone up and down with gaining and losing for a total of <BR> A few pounds loss. A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with pre diabetes. I have <BR> Been reading a lot to familiarize myself with this diagnosis. The more I read the more confused I get. I want to stick with Spark People plan but it would help <BR> Me out a lot of I could get a few suggestions or changes I could or should make <BR... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 09:33:03 EST Diet Difficulties Hey, hey hey, I am new here <BR> <BR> I have several issues about my health caused by bad eating habit. I really have some problem about it. I have decided to control and fix it up. Obviously it will be a tough process that i will have some difficultes. I really want to hear from you guys, what kind of difficulties i will confront, and what should i do when i get those. Thank you!! <BR> <BR> Cafer <BR> Sat, 2 Dec 2017 08:20:29 EST Using the recommended food choices Is using the meal plan provided hard? It doesn't seem like it is overly complicated but I haven't really followed it. I am going to start on Monday following it because I feel like I need some structure. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 21:19:32 EST Post vacation fallout Hello. So I went on a road trip on wednesday for the holiday weekend, packed with fruit and veggies and water. I ate sensibly all weekend, my only allowances outside of my plan were some adult beverages (about 6 over four days) and a couple small pieces of homemade pie (1/8 of a pie). The end results upon return to weigh in, I gained almost all the weight back it took me a month to lose! I did not binge out or overeat anything! Oh well. I am back to the grind now, but at least now I know how ... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 21:08:31 EST Have I done this all wrong? Hi guys just looking for assistance with the bmr calculator is it possible at all that my bmr is 7,250.18??? This seems crazy as has no basis around anything other than height/weight. I did the calculations 3 times to make sure as well! Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:44:25 EST Keeping track of what I eat Hi, <BR> I'm been keeping track of what I eat for the past 3 days now. I love to eat Pop Tart but I'm recording it on SparkPeople . I just feel like I'm not losing the weight. Of course i'm still a couch potato but doing little bit of exercises. How can I continue to exervcise. I do have depression and just like to lay around and do nothing. Any feedback is welcome. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:40:55 EST fast food alternative when shopping When I am away from home or work and on the go, I usually feel hunger after awhile. the old thing about eating before you go to the grocer is helpful but not fool-proof. To avoid the temptation of a deli sub or fast food fix my alternative has become several items, I have become bestfriends with the pre-boiled and peeled eggs at the grocer as well as the low sodium v-8 juice or unsalted top saltine crackers. I also carry a supply of bottled water with me to avoid the coke temptation. I no... Wed, 29 Nov 2017 05:51:26 EST TRIVIA QUESTION ?? THERE IS A QUESTION ABOUT BEFORE YOU GO TO SLEEP THE FOOD YOU HAD WON'T TURN TO FAT. DON'T BELIEVE IT FOR i AM AN EXAMPLE OF THAT. TAKING MEDICATION W/ FOOD BEFORE BED AND I GAINED 16 LBS. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:15:43 EST Easy grab and go breakfast? What do you eat for those grab and go breakfast options? Do you have a preferred shake or breakfast bar brand? Fruit or boiled eggs? I just want something easy to eat in the car on my way to work. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:39:48 EST Getting my veggies and fruits A little bit of a backstory on me: when I was 4 days old, and again at 4 years old, I had surgery on my digestive tract. Now, with all the scar tissue in there, I can get very sensitive to raw foods. The last time I snacked on raw cauliflower and broccoli while sitting at my desk, I ended up in the hospital for 3 days getting my stomach pumped. Pretty much any vegetable other than the really watery ones like cucumbers, peppers and lettuce, I am afraid to eat raw. And even those only in small ... Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:44:17 EST New here Hi Everyone, <BR> I just decided to start dieting again. I gain like 30 pounds and very obese, It's affecting my breathing, and not losing the weight. I lost 30 pound when I was living on the West coast and now I've gain it back. I feel miserable being like this. My breathing I'm wheezing and I have to stop often, putting pressure on my knee and I have no cartilage and fluid in both knee and the left is the worst one. I really need to exercise and lose the weight. Plus I need help in... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:38:44 EST How to get back on track I originally lost 60lbs but I have gained 20lbs back since June 2017. I lost track with weddings, vacations and holiday. What are some tips to avoid these pitfalls and tipst to get back on track. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:05:33 EST What is your Favorite Snack? I'm going grocery shopping today and looking for some new snack ideas to replace my chips and chocolate. I have to admit I'm a sucker for salty, crunchy snacks, and I always crave something sweet after lunch. What are your favorite snacks? Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:19:38 EST Digestion question if you know to answer. Basically i know chewing food and eating slow is the best for digestion.So i thought what if i could eat a bite every 2 min setting a timer et.c would that be a bad thing to do ? In that way it takes me around 30 min to finish my plate. Or should better 20 min to finish my plate? <BR> <BR> Do you think there is a specific time to finish eating your lunch/dinner ? or do you believe in whetever works better for us? Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:12:12 EST corn bread Does anyone have a healthy recipe for corn bread? Please share. <BR> <BR> If not, can someone create one for us? <BR> Sun, 26 Nov 2017 20:24:21 EST Easy, Healthy Lentil Recipe Ideas? Hi! Does anyone have any easy, healthy Lentil recipe ideas? Any suggestions would be great! Thanks :) Sun, 26 Nov 2017 13:58:14 EST Not hungry in the morning Some mornings I'm hungry, some mornings I'm not. I don't like the idea of skipping meals, but I don't want to eat when I'm not hungry. What do you do in these situations? Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:17:02 EST Removing all my foods Is there a way to remove all my foods in my nutrition tracker without doing one at a time? Or do I have to close my account and start all over again. I have so many foods that I do not eat any more and would like to start my food tracker fresh. <BR> Please help. Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:52:13 EST nutrition tracker does anyone else find it almost impossible to enter foods to the nutrition tracker? Sat, 25 Nov 2017 14:12:40 EST What "diet" are you on? "SEE" food diet. Watching portions, some smoothies and adjusting Humalog to what I am eating. BS has been under 120 for 12 measurements(4 days). For November only 5 readings above 160. Trying hard to keep, without success from having to cook twice for 1 meal.My wife is VERY picky of what she eats. Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:58:19 EST Healthy Baking Resources? I really enjoy baking, but not all the calories that come with it. Does anyone have a favorite healthy baking cookbook or website? Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:35:41 EST Always low on my protein I never seem to get the recommended amount of protein. I’d prefer to increase this naturally without processed protein powders and supplements. Also I’m on a pretty strict grocery budget so loads of chicken breast and steaks aren’t in the budget. Any suggestions. Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:18:14 EST Stress eating-proud of myself Yesterday was tough. I was baking a bunch of stuff for when my mom comes today to have dessert since we're having Thanksgiving at my in laws. <BR> Doing this with a screaming baby was not easy. And to top it off I sampled way more than intended and tried to skip dinner because of it. <BR> <BR> Then baby was obviously over tired from refusing to nap all day so I moved up bedtime by an hour. He woke up a ton and I had to nurse him back to sleep. <BR> <BR> My s.o texts asking if I want anythin... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:16:53 EST Unique Ideas for Fresh Veggies? I'd like to eat more fresh veggies (mostly eat a lot of frozen veggies right now) since I just found a great store with a terrific produce department. I bought a julienne machine that should arrive very soon, and along with that, would love some UNIQUE ideas for veggies. <BR> <BR> I'm very familiar with roasting, pan searing/frying, baking, steaming, etc, but would like to make fresh veggies a little more of a main part of my meals beyond the usual and salads. <BR> <BR> A few things I've d... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:01:45 EST Should I change my food plan? So far I have often used a food plan that has about 2000-2100 calories. I calculated that my body needs about 2300 calories per day to maintain my (over)weight. This was confirmed by a dietician. <BR> <BR> But this way I lose weight very, very slowly and because I slip up now and then or have foods that are more 'rich' than my plan says, I am hardly losing weight at all. <BR> <BR> I wonder if it would be better to create a food plan that has less calories, say 1700, and train myself to fol... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:11:49 EST Cookie poll (not diet related) If calories and nutrition didn't matter, and you could have any one cookie, what would it be? <BR> <BR> No limitation on options, just must be a cookie. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:03:14 EST Losing Weight but Not Fat I've been following a healthy diet with a lot less fat than I consumed before, at the suggestion of my doctor. (Gallbladder surgery is not an option!) I've dropped 5 pounds in 5 weeks but have yet to see the fat percentage on my Tanita scale budge. I've been doing strength training and cardio almost every day. Any suggestions for losing the fat as well as the weight? Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:24:26 EST Tea and Staying Hyrdated Hey guys! So I have a quick question for you; I've been trying to find out whether or not tea (be it caffeinated/caffeine-free/herbal) is dehydrating. I know that water is important for staying healthy and hydrated, especially during the cold winter months, but I need to be able to jazz up the flavor of water to drink enough every day. Lately I've come to love drinking Rooibos tea, which is apparently a caffeine-free herbal tea, but I'm worried because one source will say that all tea is dehy... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:43:23 EST Low Fodmap and Low Carb Recipies I was wondering if anyone has Low Fodmap/Low Carb recipes or meal suggestions. Thanks! Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:08:18 EST How do you marinate your vegetables? Looking for some ideas on good ways to marinate.. thank you! Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:42:30 EST belly fat I have been getting lots advice but now Iam confused ???? How do go about belly fat is mix food and workout? What type food ?what type workout? If anyone has advice that can help please send me in right path 😊? <em>30</em> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:14:01 EST When you're under min calories... If you get to dinner time and you track your meal and find you're way under on daily calories, do you try to cram in extra calories when you're not hungry, late in the evening, or do you just plan to do better the next day? I just feel like if I spend so much time hangry for everything in sight, that if I'm really not interested in food, I shouldn't try to make myself eat something I don't want. And there's that thing that people say about eating before bed. I know I have a tendency to be al... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:10:36 EST Newbie Hi everyone <BR> New here just started optifast a week ago and have lost 10 pounds. I am on the 4/1 plan <BR> Problem I have at times, I am not getting all 4 in because not at home <BR> Anyone else have that problem <BR> Also on one hand I am watching carbs ,but then they say if I need to have have it after protein and vegetable. What happens if you go out and the lunch is Asian and it comes with rice Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:06:10 EST Suggestions for Protein Any suggestions for protein/more than 50 grams per day..? <BR> Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:28:23 EST Sweets I have been tasting ice cream or pie, they have been tasting very sweet to me. I wonder shy? Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:44:38 EST Protein and muscle loss as we age I see a lot of posts of people asking about diet and exercise to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. I usually suggest in my responses a diet with enough calories to feed the body (500-800 calories below your tdee) and eating enough protein to keep your muscles, or even gain some to raise the BMR and speed up the metabolism. I had personal training and have read a fair amount of books on the subject and am always eager to share what I learned with others. I wanted to post this Mayo Clin... Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:00:49 EST morning cravings? I know a lot of people have trouble with overeating/eating junk at night, but I seem to have as much trouble in the mornings as later in the day. I am doing intermittent fasting rn so I'm (trying and mostly succeeding) not eating at all in the mornings but when I do eat breakfast it seems to make things worse overall. Is it just me? Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:13:58 EST Carrots for Vitamin A Whenever I eat 7 mini carrots, the nutrition tracker puts it OVER required. Anybody else have this happen? <BR> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:33:23 EST Is This Satisfactory Healthy Eating? Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm in no way a fanatic about nutrition. Essentially I've moved out on my own and am having to learn from scratch for preparing food, etc. <BR> <BR> I just want to eat as healthy as possible with very minimal cooking effort (I know it's lazy). <BR> <BR> Is this satisfactory? <BR> <BR> So for breakfast I'd simply have toast and a glass of fresh orange juice. <BR> <BR> Lunch time would be a full on salad. We have a salad bar where I work and so Every lunch time I'd have 6 ... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:28:33 EST Reflux I was hoping someone could give me some advice on what to eat and what not to eat as I have just been been told I have silent reflux. I know about coffee tomatoes spicy foods and sugars but can't find any think to make a good dinner,lunch etc any help will be great as suffering from really bad sickness thank you Jackie x Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:02:49 EST How do I know what electrolytes to replace? As I head into summer where I live, one of the things that's come up in some of the things I've read is to replace electrolytes on hot days between sweat, exercise and drinking lots of water. How do you work out what and how much to replace? <BR> <BR> Not sure if there's an easy answer or not, but thought it worth asking. Thanks Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:40:52 EST 5 2 plan update. . I am doing 5 2 for weight and health and wanted to let everyone know that there has been an update on the calories allowing 700 for women and 800 for men. <BR> This has made a big difference to me in sticking to the plan. I tried copying link but didn't work so the article was in the Telegraph in the UK on March 12th 2017 by Dr. Mosley. . Happy Fasting Everyone Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:41:13 EST potassium is not vitamin K I don't know why Sparkpeople lists a K behind and on the same line with potassium in the nutrition tracker other than K is the symbol for potassium. Potassium. The name is derived from the English word potash. The chemical symbol K comes from kalium, the Mediaeval Latin for potash, Although the symbol for potassium on the periodic table of elements is a K, potassium is not the same as vitamin K. Both are essential micronutrients, but potassium is a mineral, not a vitamin, and has different f... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:56:44 EST 2017 guidelines for high blood pressure I wasn't sure which board to post this under and I know that I am trying to control my blood pressure with exercise and diet. I just heard that they have now changed the guidelines for high blood pressure the other day and was wondering if anyone had any input on these new guidelines. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:46:56 EST Night shift snacks and lunches Hello all, I work as a Certified Nursing Assistant and I work the Night shift. <BR> What are some healthy yet easy to throw together snacks and lunches ? <BR> I am trying to lose weight, which is hard enough, but I feel like I am fighting my body <BR> by doing it on Night shift. That is the time my body wants to sleep and here I am messing it all up. Has anyone ever lost weight on the Night shift ? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Bonnie Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:47:15 EST So what's the scoop on sugar alchohols? I was pleased that my bread says "no sugar added" then realized the yeast needed some sugar. Reading the ingredients I see Malitol. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling foolish, as I usually read ingredients and avoid as many chemicals as I can with current food choices. What do you think? Good, bad or indifferent? Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:24:50 EST Diet for picky eaters Hi Everyone! <BR> I just joined SparkPeople! I am trying to lose weight and be healthy but the problem is, I am the pickiest eater on the planet. I eat worse than a child. There is not one vegetable I like (Although I just tried cauliflower and that wasn't horrible). The only fruit I eat is apples, watermelon, sometimes a banana. I like the flavor of berries but I have texture issues so the only way I usually eat them is in a smoothie. I love carbs. Pasta, pizza, mac and cheese. I sometimes e... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:31:46 EST Nutrition Tracker - %s vs. IUs and other units In my nutrition tracker it shows the percentages recommended for Vitamins A, C, D, Calcium, and iron. However, the individual amounts in the food tracker capture IUs for Vitamin A and I don't know what for the other vitamins and nutrients. How do I know what the recommended IUs and other unit measurements are to compare my entered amounts to?? I am using the reports for a class project and cannot make sense out of this report. Seems like the recommended nutrients units of measure should m... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:30:34 EST Giving a Recommendation for a Yummy Dinner! Hi everyone! I'm recommitted to my program and have lost 9 lbs since Halloween, which has me super pumped and motivated! I remembered a long forgotten about recipe over the weekend, back from a WW friend back in the early 2000's for a slow cooker flank steak with fruit cocktail. Well, low and behold, the recipe was in the Spark People recipe database under "Fruited Flank Steak"! Yay! It couldn't be easier. Just a flank steak, some teriyaki, garlic, fruit cocktail, a dab of oil, and a da... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:17:28 EST Mulitvitamin I hadn't taken my multivitamin in close to two weeks. Lots of brain fog, lethargy, my brain not functioning like it usually does, etc. <BR> <BR> This is the second day I have taken it in a row and feel sooooo much better and more like myself, not 100% yet but 100 times better. <BR> <BR> We have been eating organic as much as we possibly can too for about 8 weeks now too. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else experienced this? Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:59:00 EST New to this community and SparkPeople I've been following a LCHF way of eating for more than a year now (more on than off) and have successfully lost 130 pounds BUT fell off the wagon and gained 25 pounds :( I'm hoping that getting back on the wagon and the ability to chat with like-minded people will be helpful. I'm always looking for recipes and also willing to help anyone who has questions about this way of eating. <BR> <BR> P.S. I had blood sugar readings that were well into the 200's fasting and after this lifestyle cha... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:00:24 EST When you get a chance watch this episode... Last night I watched this episode of Extreme Weight Loss. It was sooo good, different from many others. <BR> This young woman, Jami, weighed 296, I believe, when she started and she was sooooo sad! <BR> To watch her determination was very inspiring. <BR> There is a bit of a twist at the end as she confesses something, which reveals how obese people can come to feel about themselves. <BR> <BR> Anyway, when you get a chance, and CARE to watch, please do. Then come back here and we can have a H... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:36:53 EST maintenance calories I'm very surprised at how little I can eat to maintain my weight. If I go over 1250 a day I begin to gain. I tried increasing 50 cals a day for several days but got stuck at 1250. My goal was 1300. I ride a stationary bike 5 days a week and lift weights for upper body strength but am pretty sedentary otherwise. I'm almost 68 so that may also be a factor. <BR> Anybody else experience this? Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:58:57 EST Intermittent fasting I'm seeing so much information on intermittent fasting. <BR> How do you feel about this. Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:27:49 EST Out To Dinner I had my first big challenge last night... my husband and I went to dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse. Usually I eat the bread..cause I love the bread. And I have a baked potato w/butter and sour cream and dessert. Last night we shared shrimp...I had a filet and mixed veggies... I was stuffed. And I drank water with lemon. <BR> <BR> I don't know if I can resist temptation all of the time but I did last night and I have lost 4lbs since Monday. So for today I feel good about myself and very... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:04:09 EST Tracking calories when breastfeeding- midnight sna So I am currently breastfeeding my 3 month old son. Also trying to get my eating on track. I don't know if you've ever breastfed but holy cow it's a hunger like you've never felt! <BR> That being said sometimes when he wakes up in the middle of the night to be fed I get hungry and need a small snack to keep my tummy from growling. <BR> Question being should it count as yesterday's snack or today if I had it around 1am? Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:00:49 EST Your thoughts on oatmeal I used to love to eat oatmeal, but then I found out that it is not actually a very good food for weight loss. In weight watchers, one packet of instant oatmeal, which is small, is worth four points, a lot considering it is not very filling. I used to like to eat a nice heaping bowl of it topped with fruit and a few walnuts or raisins. Since learning I have to measure out 1/2 cup of cooked oats, I don't eat much oatmeal anymore. <BR> <BR> That being said, I made rolled oats for breakfast for... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:06:16 EST not sure if starvation mode I'm having to experiment with my calorie counts to find what works for me because of my physical issues (disability and short stature), the best guidelines I have found are here:<BR>rts/nutrition_2011.asp <BR> Long story short, for a quad like me you take your ideal weight in kgs and multiply by 23. So by this calculation I would need 1,630 daily calories to maintain my current weight of 156 lbs. BUT I seem to be maintaining on just 1,000, while on 8... Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:32:50 EST Lean and Green Hi, <BR> <BR> I started Lean and Green on Monday and have lost 3lbs! That is a great start! <BR> <BR> I am doing Medifast Lean and Green... and so far I have had no problems. (Other than hating that oatmeal!) <BR> <BR> Anyone else doing this weight loss program? <BR> <BR> Tricia Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:47:58 EST Recommend a healthy breakfast So kind of bored of eating toast with peanut butter, or oatmeal with banana and cinammon or avocado toast and egg , and i was wondering if there is something different healthy option for breakfast? Sometimes it becomes a routine and want to change that. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:33:48 EST PEANUT BUTTER, YAY OR NAY? <BR> I just read a post that pbutter can slow your weigyt loss. That is the one food I count as a treat. I eat 1-2 TBSP daily counted and recorded. What is the consensus? Thu, 9 Nov 2017 06:11:57 EST How to eat healthier I have just joined and am looking for advice on how to eat healthier. <BR> I struggle to eat fruits and vegetables as I really can't stand the taste. All the veggies taste very bitter to me, berries taste musty and I don't really care for the sweetness of fruits.I will try to hide vegetables in foods - such as spinach in scrambled egg, but I still struggle and never feel satisfied after eating. I do enjoy chocolate and some desserts and I can go without these, however, my problem is that I r... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 16:35:27 EST Carb counting Net vs Total. I have begun noticing the phrase "net carbs". What should I really be looking at. Total carbs or Net carbs. Big difference in the numbers and as a diabetic who is controlling it by diet I am curious. Does this mean I get to eat 2 cookies with a net of 4 carbs but with a total of 20? My sensible side says 1 but the dark side says go for it. Wed, 8 Nov 2017 15:22:25 EST snack replacement? I really love the crunch of potato chips and raw ramen noodles, but I need to replace them with something healthier. What is your healthy snack that comes with a good crunch to it? 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