SparkPeople Eating Clean Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9014 For those who strive to eat clean, natural and healthy foods minus the toxic junk. Join us in discussions, share tips... and enjoy random and fun challenges...Step up to eating clean with us! SparkPeople Eating Clean Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9014 Zucchini http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x59065501 What do you do with your zucchini beyond making bread and sauté it Sat, 6 Sep 2014 22:54:43 EST Inside stomach Ramen Noodle digestion goes viral http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x59030858 <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQlNv2Au-Lg </link> <BR> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 11:57:22 EST Too Much Sugar In Yogurt!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x58692020 Wow oh wow! I was so excited to see that Chobani now has a greek yogurt with fruit and steel-cut oats added to it. I thought I would give it a try. Now, I have been eating plain yogurt where I add fruit, some whole oats and 1 teaspoon (yes, I measure) of honey. The Chobani packaged read 17 grams of sugar which I didn't think was that much, but I have no idea how many grams of sugar fit into one tsp. Well........it was so sweet I could barely eat it! <BR> <BR> I don't know if I have cl... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:48:49 EST Processed Foods - Do They Taste Different Now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x58686999 I eat very few processed foods, but every now and then I may have a treat. I usually enjoy dark chocolate covered graham crackers from Whole Foods, but they have not been selling them for some time now (or I can not find them in the store any longer). Well, I was shopping at Giant and I saw that Keebler had an individual container of mini chocolate covered graham crackers, I thought - "what the heck - these would be fine". Well.....I got home a tried one and I swear I could taste the chemi... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:07:37 EST Trader Joe's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x58536852 What do you buy from Trader Joe's? Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:14:01 EST Too many healthy fats? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x58421043 I just finished reading Tosca Reno's book (Clean Eating Stripped)....and I'm a little confused about healthy fats.... <BR> <BR> If I eat: <BR> 2 tbsp hummus <BR> 2 tbsp peanut butter <BR> 1 tbsp healthy oil <BR> <BR> Is that too much?? Do I need to have just 1 tbsp pb if I am eating hummus that day?? I tend to eat my hummus until it's gone, peanut butter for breakfast every day and I will usually incorporate some EVOO or coconut oil into my dinner meal. Just want to make sure I'm not ove... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:26:05 EST Clean Protein powder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x58356072 Hi, I am looking for a non-Whey Protein Powder. Any good clean ones out there? <BR> Thanks, <BR> Laura <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:07:11 EST Black Rice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x58323220 Was wondering if anyone has tried black rice. I was watching The Doctors on TV yesterday and they were raving about how nutritious and jam packed with antioxidants. Apparently it's also better than brown rice. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:46:09 EST Newbie Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57832031 Hello, <BR> <BR> As someone who is completely new to the concept of clean eating, and who would like to begin by merely avoiding processed foods without taking into account nutritional value (that will come later once I have a better grasp on things), how do I define processed foods? Specifically, are mayonnaise and jelly/preserves considered processed foods? Do I need to make my own mayonnaise out of eggs and oil and my own preserves out of fruit and sugar? What about yogurt? It's processed... Sun, 11 May 2014 04:29:44 EST unsweetened fruit yogurt: is there such a thing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57644460 I realize it's trivial to add fruit to unsweetened yogurt if you're at home and washing/cutting fruit is easy. But sometimes I would prefer to buy such a product pre-made - for example, in the middle of my workday. However, as far as I can tell, yogurt with fruit is *always* sweetened. Is there a brand that is unsweetened? <BR> <BR> (Yes, I realize that fruit is itself a sweetener. But I like fruit. What I don't need is sugar, aspartame, agave, etc., or anything that is added simply to negat... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:40:33 EST Starting Cooler 3 on Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57569567 I have been trying to lose 10-15 lbs for about 3 years. I always start a diet, lose about 5 lbs, the get bored and quit. I am hoping that this is a lifestyle change I can stick with. Any tips or meal ideas? Anyone else on cooler 3 or want to start? Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:32:48 EST Freekeh - have you tried it yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57555914 I tried some of this just this week and really liked it a lot. I liked it much better than Quinoa or brown rice. It has a lot of nutrients and it's very filling. It's NOT gluten free so if that matters to you it's probably not right for you <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of dumping rice from my menus and using this instead. Not sure if it all is but at least this brand is also Non-GMO: http://www.freekeh-foods.com/what-freekeh Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:11:53 EST Information Needed Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x57524927 Hi, <BR> I am new to clean eating, and was wondering if I could get some help with where to find information, and direction. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Hattie Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:58:01 EST lacto-fermented foods?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57489731 I hear these are super good for you? any one here eat them? do they qualify as 'clean' I found some at a farmers market today that only sells local produced organic products. any info or advice you have on this would be awesome thanks!! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:15:51 EST Eating Clean while Traveling - Tampa Bay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57458993 I'm at St. Pete Beach today, and will be in or around the Tampa Bay area until 4/18. I fell off the Clean wagon for the first time in 3+ months yesterday, because I couldn't figure out how to do otherwise without screwing up this vacation. I've been OK with clean while spending most of my time in our home in Ohio, where I have my stock of clean foods, my nearby stores and other sources and my powerful blender. My wife is tolerant, but not committed to this program, and this is her vacation... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:35:56 EST New to the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x57373871 Hello! My name is Carrie. I am new to this site. I recently started to change my eating habits and developed a huge interest in eating clean. I have been reading many books on it. I am hoping this group will help me with some new eating ideas and will let me meat people with similar health interests and goals! Look forward to reading what everyone has to say on this site! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:45:04 EST I am new to the team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x57304678 I am a former Marine who was injured in the service. So I have several disabilities. But I need to eat healthy to keep the gut in check. You know the ring around the waist line. <BR> <BR> I enjoy my fruits. I grow my own garden every year. But no fruit. So I have learn from Dr. OZ show frozen is good also. I will enjoy sharing and learning new ways to eat healthy. Alan Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:14:41 EST Just Signed Up for the CSA!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57266081 I spent a boat-load of money to get the full option for the CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture). Starting in June - I will pick-up my share of the latest local veggies to bring home to my family. Green smoothies - here we come! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:28:42 EST clean cooking in the crockpot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57262390 What clean meals do you cook in your crockpot? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:28:26 EST In search of accountability buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x57257484 I am a 40 year old wife, part time professional working mother of 3. I am into clean eating (when I’m on top of my game). I have learned that my best method of motivating myself is to have another person/people to check in with and be accountable to. This is already working for me in terms of exercise but I need more accountability in the healthy eating department. I know that the secret to my success is planning ahead, preparing healthy food ahead of time and making sure I have healthy o... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:37:04 EST Sprouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x57237378 Does anyone here sprout their own seeds/legumes/grains??? Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:35:41 EST Changing my lifestyle. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x57210497 Hi everyone, my name is Connie and I started my journey on March 5, 2014. I don't want to be on any diets but want to change my lifestyle to be healthy. I am really done with being tired and just want to know I've done everything I can to spend as many years in this world to be with my children, and hopefully one day in the far future grandchildren. :) <BR> I read and have started to follow Dolvett Quince "The 3-1-2-1 Diet" and I can honestly say I love it. I'm hoping to find friends on her ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:59:49 EST Is the rest of your lifestyle "clean"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57206232 I have adopted clean eating in the last 6 months. While I don't eat clean 100%, I still like my protein powder and creamer for example, I can tell a difference in my health, my skin, my attitude. While doing research on eating clean I've discovered so many products we use everyday that are also full of chemicals and probably even more harmful than what we are eating. I'm talking about things like lotions, fabric softeners, deodorants. It has really made me want to not only eat clean but h... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:49:42 EST New foods? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x57200492 Hey all! <BR> <BR> Heard KALE is really super good for you and I try to make a point of trying new things just so my kids see me doing it and it encourages THEM to do it too (mushrooms or craisins aren't big for my kids) <BR> <BR> So, as a super food, I'm curious to know what you use kale in or the best ways to prepare it! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to trying this out! Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:18:46 EST What new clean eating foods have you tried? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57108818 I tried quinoa pasta last night. It was tasty, my oldest daughter had that instead of the other pasta I made for the rest of the family. <BR> <BR> Focusing on cutting out the white stuff as much as possible. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:38:10 EST Business Travel - Ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57070209 I am in Orlando this week for a business conference. Part of the conference always involves receptions and they always take place during normal dinner hours. Last night's reception was poolside on a beautiful Florida evening. The food was very tasty, but.....I swear there may have been one cold vegetable in the entire set-up. Most of the food was carbs. I just felt so yucky after not eating a single veggie for dinner last night. How have others dealt with a similar situation? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:37:08 EST 9 disgusting things you've been eating (additives) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x57039953 Here's an interesting article I found today. Definitely increases my resolve to eat as clean as possible. <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/gr<BR>oss-ingredients_n_4063894.html#eyJocmV<BR>mIjoiaHR0cDovL3d3dy5odWZmaW5ndG9ucG9zd<BR>C5jb20vIiwiYWRVbml0Ijp7InNlcnZlciI6Iml<BR>idyIsImlkIjoiOTM0MTY2MjAiLCJtb2JpbGUiO<BR>mZhbHNlfSwibGFiZWwiOiJIb21lcGFnZS0gTGV<BR>mdCBSYWlsIFVuaXQiLCJzZWxlY3RvciI6Ii5nc<BR>mlkX2Jsb2NrLmxlZnQgLnRoZV9ibG9nX2hlYWR<BR>lcl9pbWciLCJjcmVhdGl2ZSI6IjM1ZDg2ZTI4M<BR>TA... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 12:11:02 EST A New face. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x57013822 Helllo!! Its me Jessica Harper. <BR> I had another sparkpage but my mobile app isn't allowing me to access it so I had to create a new page!! <BR> I have been out of the swing of things and the spark community for a while now and I need to get back in desperately. <BR> I am also looking for a female accountability partner if anyone is interested. Just someone to encourage and be encouraged by, as well as tough questions and fitness/food/cheat day accountability. <BR> <BR> Hope you all ha... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:17:32 EST Clean Cookbook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x56926521 I need a clean cookbook or two. What are your favorites and why? I'm old fashioned and want actual cookbooks not electronic. <BR> Thanks!! Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:24:26 EST corn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x56660193 Is corn a clean food? thanks. Wed, 5 Feb 2014 15:22:27 EST BOLO!!! Foods you thought where clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x56650586 Just curious what were some foods people thought we're clean, but turned out not to be. Also what did you do/swap to make them clean? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:50:47 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x56564002 Hi everyone - I'm a young mom to one fantastic little boy! I'm not entirely new to the idea of clean eating but I in process of putting it into practice :) I'm taking it slow, and really learning what's what and cutting things out along the way. I wanted to join this group to get support, ideas, and helpful information! Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:54:08 EST Eating clean anyone else want to join me.....? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x56540588 I've been thinking about it for a while and have decided to start eating clean. The number reason my health, I'm tired all the time and have gained lbs. Looking to gain some more energy and clear up my skin, my skin has been breaking out a lot, I'm 25! <BR> <BR> It's going to be tough because I am a junk food junkie!!!! <BR> <BR> Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> -H <BR> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:27:01 EST beta-glucans in Elimination Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x56440339 Can anyone weigh in on the pros/cons of beta-glucans in the Elimination Diet? Also, is there any reason besides wheat/gluten contamination to avoid gluten-free oats? Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:37:43 EST Quinoa...how do you like it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x56429992 I cooked a batch of quinoa. I'm looking for quick and easy healthy foods to add to it. Any ideas! Also, do you know how long I can keep cooked quinoa in my refrigerator in a glass container with a well sealed lid? Sun, 19 Jan 2014 16:32:04 EST clean tortillas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x56358090 gotta find some ideas for tortillas, have been using mission carb balance tortillas, but a look at the ingredient list makes me cringe, any ideas from anyone, thank you, dallas Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:07:51 EST need recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x56347979 hi everyone, after a week of clean eating I've lost 7.8 pounds, I made a terrific fish stew from the spring issue of 2008, now I can't find the magazine, if anyone has this recipe I would be so grateful if you'd send it to me, it was so delicious, my husband loved it too, and I want to make it again but can't find it, thank you, dallas Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:00:28 EST breakfast suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x56335527 Hi there..I am hoping to get some breakfast suggestions. I dont really care for eggs...are there any cereals that are considered clean? tia! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:23:09 EST What type of milk do you prefer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x56325731 Nonfat organic, no hormone cow's milk? Almond milk? Soy milk? Coconut milk? Vanilla, chocolate? Please weigh in! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 01:55:02 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x56169859 Hello to all my name is crystal and I hope you all have a great year ahead! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 18:12:55 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x56129500 Hoping to get some motivation and good ideas for quick clean meals. 70 lbs to lose. I like to make smoothies and would like some new ideas. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:49:51 EST Eating Clean away from home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x56106099 I will be living out of a hotel room for 7 weeks starting next month. I want to still eat clean while I'm gone but I need ideas as far as meals. I do plan to take a blender for my smoothies/protein shakes, and can have some fruits/veggies as snacks but I need ideas of things to buy make that don't require a stove or oven as I will probably only have a microwave and a toaster. Any and all ideas are greatly appreciated! Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:22:59 EST new again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x56100127 Hi all. I just rejoined SP about a week or so ago and I'm finding that I am needing to rejoin some of my teams. <BR> A little about me and my goals: <BR> I'm a belly dancer and yoga teacher among other things. <BR> I re-hit my highest weight ever after having not been there for about 3 years, and then went 2 pounds higher. Hence the re-joining SP. <BR> I've been Gluten Free for about 3 months now but went on a gluten binge over the holidays. <BR> I, like a lot of people who go GF made the m... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 03:10:39 EST Gifting - CLEAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x56017435 I am making up a couple gift baskets for Christmas (they could be themed for any occasion however) and thought I'd see what other's might be 'gifting' by way of 'clean creations' and in this case 'recycled' and new items. <BR> <BR> My favorite home made, clean food items for gifting are wine, nut breads, and jams. <BR> <BR> For one 'basket' I used an old wine crate (recycled) and for another I used an old vintage dish pan, Then filled with home-made and old and new items. <BR> <BR> So... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:10:04 EST I am new to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x55883012 I want to learn to eat clean, and learn more about the results of doing so. <BR> I have tried to eat healthy foods, but it is hard to make servings for just <BR> myself. DH is very tall and slim, he doesn't always eat the foods I like. At <BR> times we do like the same foods. I hope that I get the help I need on meals <BR> for myself only. <BR> Fri, 6 Dec 2013 00:52:57 EST chips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x55855811 Omg! I miss chips, crackers, goldfish, all salty/crunchy types of snacks. Do yall have any type of low calorie, unprocessed substutites i could try?? Tue, 3 Dec 2013 20:00:43 EST Clean Coffee? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x55771439 I drink maxwell house, and the ingredients say 100% pure coffee, but i dont know what kind of processes they use to roast/preserve/etc. Who would consider coffee clean? Is there a brand that you know is clean? <BR> Thanks! Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:46:38 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x55656698 Hi - I am on and off with Eating Clean - feel 100 times better when I do eat this way. So I am back at it! Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:45:37 EST Need help with winter fruit choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x55515911 I do NOT like to eat fruit except bananas. I love smoothies tho and made lots of heathy ones all summer. Now that winter is here I need a way to get in my fruits....so I would appreciate any suggestions as how to do that without actually having to eat them raw. <BR> Veggies are not an issue as I stir fry and make soups for winter.....but fruits are my issue. <BR> Thanks for your help! <BR> Sarah Mon, 4 Nov 2013 17:41:40 EST Want to start eating clean but need some help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x55506370 Hi everyone, I would really like to improve my diet (and those of my husband and kids) by making a move towards clean eating. I'm not really sure where to start though... overhauling the contents of the entire kitchen and deep freeze seems uneconomical, and I know that if I try to make any sweeping changes I'm unlikely to stick to it. So I would love some advice on some small changes I can make to get started, and also some ideas on what ingredients should be the first to omit. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 23:03:26 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x55492490 Hey clean eaters , I'm an east coast wife and mom looking to improve my health and lose weight. My family is on board with clean eating and I love to cook. Currently, I am using the Paleo Diet cookbook to create healthy meals and snacks. I'm looking forward to interacting with you all. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 21:43:37 EST new here from Maine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x55161306 Hi everyone, I am here to learn to live healthier. I live in Whitefield Maine on 50 acres with hubby (24 years married) and our puppy Dessah. We have 5 children between us, and nearly 20 grandchildren ages 9 mos to 20. My husband recently was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, we are both diabetic. I have been diagnosed with a few mental illnesses, which are challenging. My A1C a few months ago was 11.7, It is down to 7.5 and my goal is to get it down to 6.0. We have only recently begun ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:56:43 EST Newbie - looking for support/friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x55131646 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I just signed up for spark people. I'm on my journey to losing 25lbs and I just know sparkpeople will help me accomplish my goal. I like to work out and am learning how to eat better and be more mindful of myself. I'm definitely looking for some support and motivation here so would certainly love to develop that here! <BR> <BR> Lori Thu, 3 Oct 2013 20:04:09 EST Hello to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x55098306 I've been eating a lot better than i used to and even getting my family to eat healthier, but were running out of ideas and ways to sneak in the healthy stuff for the kids. Tue, 1 Oct 2013 09:46:52 EST Homemade! What's your latest clean creation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x54765503 Yum!!! I made fresh grape juice last night-----it is sooooooo good. Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:04:27 EST Is peanut butter really 'clean'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x54724342 I always see posts about peanut butter all over Tumblr's "fitspiration" blogs, and I've read about all the health benefits of peanut butter in online articles. So, I just bought a jar of it today to eat in small portions as "dessert" after a healthy meal. But for some reason, as I sit here sucking on my sad little tablespoon of the stuff, I feel guilty... as if I'm eating junk food. <BR> <BR> Do you guys eat peanut butter regularly? Is it safe? <BR> (Safe as in, if it counts as a healthy fo... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 05:16:36 EST Skinny Ms website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x54719633 I love to Eat Clean, some day's it's a lot of work but worth every bit when eating at the table. I have also came across a website call Skinny Ms through facebook and all their recipes are awesome and Clean Eating. They use all natural products including making condiments from stretch, sauces, desserts as well as bunch of other tasty foods. I highly recommend their website for new and great recipes. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:59:50 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x54639156 hi, I've been away from sp for a while now - maybe 3 years or so - anyhow just stopping by to introduce myself. am looking into clean eating at the moment on low carbs Sat, 24 Aug 2013 04:32:08 EST Salad Dressings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x54616437 What dressings do you use on your salads? Do you make your own every time you have a salad, or is there a store brand that is considered clean? I like salads but haven't been able to find a good dressing I like, either store bought or home made. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:28:19 EST Hi im 28 female wanting to lose 20 -25 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x54569574 I recently had back surgery to get rid of my sciatic pain that I dealt with for 2years.... and I also quit smoking about 5months ago. It was a 12week recovery for my back and Im currently still doing some PT to help strengthen my core abit..... <BR> <BR> I used to be 260lbs but lost 110lbs 5years ago (went down 14 jean sizes with diet and exercise!) and kept it off till the quitting of cigs and the back surgery happend the begining of this past May... <BR> <BR> Now Im finding it difficult w... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:48:53 EST Back to where I started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x54277053 Hey Everybody, <BR> I am Franzi, 23 and live in Minnesota! I grew up on a hobby farm in Germany. I remember how my parents would take care of this giant vegetable garden. My mom pretty much grew everything that you can find in the vegetable and fruit isle. Back than as a child, I didn't want to pick weeds. It was more a burden than a blessing to grow all this GOOD food yourself. Children just can't appreciate it. I didn't know what organic costs, or what companies do to what they call"food" ... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:32:23 EST Back to where I started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x54277020 Hey Everybody, <BR> I am Franzi, 23 and live in Minnesota! I grew up on a hobby farm in Germany. I remember how my parents would take care of this giant vegetable garden. My mom pretty much grew everything that you can find in the vegetable and fruit isle. Back than as a child, I didn't want to pick weeds. It was more a burden than a blessing to grow all this GOOD food yourself. Children just can't appreciate it. I didn't know what organic costs, or what companies do to what they call"food" ... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:30:21 EST FDA list of Food Additives http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x54171176 Here's the list from the FDA WEBSITE, I just google the individual additive. I want to put together a list of those we deal with commonly. <BR> <BR> <link>www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagin<BR>gLabeling/FoodAdditivesIngredients/ucm<BR>091048.htm </link> <BR> <BR> This page is one of many subjects on the site. The whole website is amazingly complete. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 01:21:56 EST Food prepping for a family? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x54164962 Hey there everyone!! I'm just getting started trying to eat REALLY clean, I think I eat pretty darn healthy but not as clean I a need for my goals. I realize that one of the easiest ways to ensure that I'm eating on point is to prep my meals so I wont just pick something potentially unhealthy on the fly. The problem is that I need to make meals for my whole family AND stay within a pretty tiny budget and most tips about prepping food are based on meals for one or maybe two people... I have 4.... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:34:57 EST Clean Eating Caramel Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x54161901 Just wondering if you guys consider this recipe "clean eating"? I need input before I start consuming this stuff (in moderation ofcourse..haha) <BR> <BR> Clean Eating Coconut Dulche De Leche ( From The Gracious Pantry <link>www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eati<BR>ng-coconut-dulche-de-leche/ </link> ) <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk <BR> 1 (15 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk <BR> 3/4 cups coconut sugar <BR> 1/2 teaspoon baking soda <BR> 1/2 teaspoon vanil... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:24:07 EST Chobani http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x54086287 Are the Chobani greek yogurts considered clean eating? just curious..I dont have them often but every once in a while I'll buy them.. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:39:26 EST Opinions on grains? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x54034589 I was just wondering what people's opinions are on eating grains on a clean diet. Any strong feelings one way or the other? Simply curious :-) Sun, 7 Jul 2013 13:20:42 EST Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x54027144 Glad to have found this board. I have begun Clean Eating this week and I am also gluten intolerant. I'm looking for support and easy recipe ideas. Sat, 6 Jul 2013 20:47:56 EST Where do you learn it all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x53749583 I'm loving this page, but am feeling slightly overwhelmed. What are some good resources for me to get on my feet in this lifestyle? I've tried sorting through the old posts, but there are so many! (which is probably a good problem!) <BR> <BR> I've been trying to eat cleaner by following the Paleo diet, and choosing organic meat, eggs, vegetables, oils etc. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 05:45:59 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x53739279 Hello! <BR> <BR> I am so excited to find a group of people who are all motivated to eat clean! This is something I have really been trying to be better about. The sticky thing is that it has different definitions to everybody! What I want to know is, what does eating clean mean to you? <BR> <BR> In order to make an effort to eat better, I picked up a book called "It Starts With Food". Has anyone else read this thing??? It's as eye opening as the first time I ever watched "Super Size Me." An... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:48:14 EST Anyone else doing Dr. Junger's Clean Program? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x53626844 After seeing the amazing results of my best friend from college, I was floored. She's had 2 kids and well, UCLA was 18 years ago. She had her body back and looked incredible! She did it by going Clean, beginning with Junger's 21-day Clean Cleanse. <BR> I'm on day 10 and feel fantastic. I've lost 4 lbs and am so excited with the results. I'm 40+, dealing with peri menopause, I'd plateaued and couldn't seem to do anything to get the weight off. Seeing the scale finally move is the best feeling!... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 03:05:29 EST What does a MicroWave do to foods? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x53593026 Is microwaved food really healthy? I read that it denatures the food and the vitamins within the food, making it less bioavailable for the body's nutritional needs. <BR> <BR> Any feedback on this?? Mon, 3 Jun 2013 19:03:00 EST Day one of Eating Clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x53586353 Hi. I am on day one of eating clean. I did a trial run yesterday and did pretty well, with only one or two slip ups. I have the book, but I'm finding it a little difficult to navigate and am hoping that I can get some answers/advice/tips through this forum. Mon, 3 Jun 2013 10:01:04 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x53575197 I was vegan for years. Now eating chicken and fish. Sometimes I will eat steak as I've been lifting heavy for nearly a year and want to support my dwindling T-levels and increase hypertrophy. We eat organic whenever possible. I go to the gym daily now, do windsprints once a week to get a natural HGH level boost. Sun, 2 Jun 2013 15:47:52 EST Newbie + Portion vs. Calorie + Tosca Reno http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x53539292 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I am new to Speakpeople and I am trying to make it work for me. I really like the concept of eating clean and I read a lot of the articles from the clean eating magazine and I also read Tosca's book. The only thing though is that she doesn't like calorie counting, so I did her program for a week and barely lost a pound. <BR> <BR> When I added up the calories that she suggests from portion sizing, it's about 1800-2200 calories / day, which I think is a little bit overboard... Thu, 30 May 2013 19:26:50 EST Tracking Juice as Fruits and Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x53531731 I've been overjoyed to find that a lot of the juices I've been drinking are easy to find on the Sparkpeople Nutrition tracker. I guess that's one of the benefits of being a 'late' adopter of trends; others have done to the work to enter those recipes. <BR> <BR> What I wonder is how to track the juice I drink in terms of # of fruits and vegetables on the Sparkpeople tracker at the top. <BR> <BR> It seems obvious that it wouldn't be a 1:1 ratio; clearly, one juiced carrot can not 'count' the... Thu, 30 May 2013 07:24:45 EST New to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x53395260 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to eating clean and I joined this group to get advice/tips on ways to eat clean. I tend to get very bored with my food easily because I eat the same things over and over. I don't want to get stuck in a rut and end up slipping up due to boredom. I look forward to all of the posts and to learn many things to this new lifestyle! Sun, 19 May 2013 06:28:32 EST The Playground http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x53250959 Yesterday was my 7th day of the clean detox, and the first day that I've taken my kids to the playground and PLAYED with them, instead of sitting on the bench, watching them. Tue, 7 May 2013 07:22:11 EST Grow your own? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x53123794 Just curious how many people here suppliment their groceries by growing their own food. <BR> <BR> Today, I picked my first lettuce and onions!!! Radishes are growing, but not yet ready. <BR> <BR> Greens are available too--whether grown or gathered wild. Polk greens (baby polk weed) is the best tasting greens available. Look for a recently cleared or tilled area that is now growing weeds--check with a guide for identification. And if you mushroom hunt . . . now, is the time! <BR> Wait ... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:07:17 EST hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52927332 Hi everyone, I'm new and getting my life back in order. I've been in the process of cleaning out our kitchen and changing our cooking/eating habits for a few months now. I'm almost there. I get a CSA box from our farmers market every week and that has helped immensely. Actually picking it up in a couple hours :-) Looking forward to learning some tips from you all! Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:58:31 EST Looking for some clean eating friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52803514 I've been using this site for years when I've needed assistance staying on track, but I have never really utilized the social network, and I'd like to give that a try. I am also on myfitnesspal (same name) but I still prefer this site. <BR> <BR> I'm Tara. I recently became gluten-free, and it's made a world of difference in how I feel. I'm currently recovering from a gluten filled weekend, and had to take the day off work because I felt so sick... not worth it. However before that I had a ve... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:41:39 EST How to make Almond Milk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x52714587 <em>466</em> <link>cleananddelicious.com/2013/03/26/how<BR>-to-make-almond-milk-video/ </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks to all for sharing this web site. I love reading her newsletters. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:05:42 EST Hi, I really want to begin eating clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52554065 Hello! I just joined SparkPeople. I've been losing weight for two months now, my starting weight being 170 and my current weight being 155. I've done this by cutting calories, but I really want to start to make more healthy choices. <BR> <BR> I've never been a clean eater, but I am familiar with the concept. It is something I definitely would like to transition into, because I know how big of a difference it would make to improve my fitness levels. But, I am a big fan of junk food, so I wil... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:31:30 EST Hello...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52382926 I had fallen of the clean eating wagon for quite a while, but am determined now to make it a lifestyle. <BR> Looking forward to lots of great ideas from all of you. :) <BR> Dee <BR> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 12:33:58 EST Hello everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52319014 I am a 47 yr old Mom of 2 grown children & I have recently started to be more careful with what I am eating as I have recently found out that I am still very allergic to milk. <BR> I am hoping to get some ideas from you on menu planning and some easy recipes. <BR> <BR> I work the night shift so I have to take enough food with me for a shift (lunch and snacks) -- which is sometimes hard to do and I find myself packing the same stuff all the time. Time for some variety....... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:34:27 EST Buckwheat Oatmeal Waffles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x52266437 I make this regularly but finally put it in the recipe section <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2406414 </link> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 17:36:04 EST Hi! I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52244055 Hey there, my name is Trina and I am excitied to join this group! I have been struggling with eating super clean, but I know that I must. Junk food is inflammatory. I have other issues with inflammation and a clean diet, fish oil, and exercise is the only way to "cure" it. <BR> <BR> I am looking foward to getting to know the team and help each other out! I know some good recipes too. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:18:25 EST New, looking for weight loss buddies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52239978 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Lori, I'm 30 years old and I'm on the road to dropping these last 33lbs that have been plaguing me for the past several years! <BR> <BR> I joined SP to build a support team to help me do this. I always want to learn as much about health, diet and fitness as possible. I hope to get to know some supportive motivational people who I can share my goals with and who I can help motivate to their success as well! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:36:40 EST Hey, I'm new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52236084 Hi! I'm Toni. I used to eat the Primal Blueprint way, but one of my fibromyalgia meds (Effexor) really jacked me up and caused insane sugar cravings, among other things. Now that I'm no longer taking Effexor the cravings are gone, and I'm ready to start getting my diet back in order. <BR> <BR> Planning meals is my biggest challenge because I have ADD. Cooking meals is another challenge because fibromyalgia makes it difficult for me. I tire easily now and my muscles burn like fire, so I'm pre... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:32:36 EST Does Arm and Hammer Baking Soda Contain Aluminum? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x52230611 Does Arm and Hammer Baking Soda Contain Aluminum? <BR> <BR> -------excerpt. To read entire article link at bottom------ <BR> With the new version of Dr. Campbell-McBride’s book (Gut and Psychology Syndrome™) there was a very important change on the Not Allowed foods list. Originally we didn’t use baking soda on full GAPS™ because in the old book we weren’t allowed to have it (that we could see anyway). So we valiantly worked on methods to make baked goods without a rising agent and did very ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:33:29 EST newbie entering in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52229948 new to this site and really loving eating clean and following Tosca Reno and her books. I am just so confused on do you count calories or don't you??? she basically says eat well and exercise and don't. or did i miss something? i am staring workouts this week and blogging my journey so i want to do it right. help! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:41:18 EST Clean Hospital gift basket http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x52175837 Hi everyone! A friend of mine's baby is in the hospital for a number of days and I want to give her a gift basket to give her some love. She is a fit mom who loves to run...in fact she takes time out of caring for her little one to jog a few miles every day at the hospital. She is trying to make healthy choices with food but I'm sure that we all know that it's pretty lacking. Please help me put together a gift basket that fitness/Clean based that won't cost me more than $40. Thanks! :) Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:13:41 EST Hi everyone my name is Tawanna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52141811 Hi im new to SP and im trying to drop 25ibs. I just had my 3rd kid just over a year ago and im trying to drop the weight. I currently have a gym membership and workout 3x a week at the gym and the rest of the days at home. I have no idea what im doing wrong but i only dropped 5 pounds and we've been going to the gym for months now. Honestly im about to give up. Im suppose to get in a brides maid dress in Oct but Im not comfortable. I would like to know what im doing wrong, why isnt the poun... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:04:12 EST Hi everyone my name is Tawanna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52141805 Hi im new to SP and im trying to drop 25ibs. I just had my 3rd kid just over a year ago and im trying to drop the weight. I currently have a gym membership and workout 3x a week at the gym and the rest of the days at home. I have no idea what im doing wrong but i only dropped 5 pounds and we've been going to the gym for months now. Honestly im about to give up. Im suppose to get in a brides maid dress in Oct but Im not comfortable. I would like to know what im doing wrong, why isnt the poun... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:04:12 EST Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x52136617 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am not a huge bread person but we always have some in the house. I was just wondering what are some good ones? I usually go Dempsters Whole Wheat Rye, or Ancient Grains, or Flax. I hear a lot about Eziekel bread - is that just a brand or is it named after the way it's made? <BR> <BR> Does anyone make their own bread at home? Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:52:59 EST PB2 Clean or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x52111489 Hi everyone! I was at the store and almost picked up a thing of PB2 and I am curious about those who know anything about it -- is it clean or not? Most importantly, is it any GOOD? I love, love, love nut butters but was wondering about it for smoothies and such, but I don't necessarily want to incorporate it if it sucks or if it isn't clean. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:19:02 EST Feeding a large family.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x52080043 Hi there! I just joined the team and introduced myself in the "Introduce yourself" thread. My main concern is providing clean food on a budget for a big family. I have to feed my husband, 6 kids and myself. When I first learned about clean eating, I just dove right in and ended spending A LOT of money to feed my family. I do realize now it's mainly because I didn't really keep it simple and used recipes from magazines that require a lot of different and also "new to me" ingredients. I l... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:09:31 EST Not new to the group but new to posting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x52079904 Hi! My name is Gina and although I joined the group years ago I believe (and been in and out of SP), this is my first time posting. I had discovered clean eating 3 years ago and tried it for a few weeks until I got pregnant and I stopped. I am a believer that clean eating is the way to go but I am sad to say goodbye to the foods that got me big in the first place. Today is the start of my weight loss journey so I will be doing a lot of re-learning, learning and eating clean! I am 158 pou... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:58:09 EST Cheats and sweets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x51976031 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am pretty good and at eating reasonably clean for my regular meals but I get stumped when it comes to cheat meals/days/treats. I usually will save my cheats for a meal I eat out or for a dessert but since I've been cooking at home more I get scared to allow myself to indulge b/c of the temptation left overs have on me. <BR> Any suggestions? Recipes/ideas? Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:45:28 EST Natural Sugar Substitutes .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x51898170 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I was doing some research for some sugar substitutes and came up with a list. <BR> I usually use Redpath dark brown sugar in my oatmeal but want to play around with baking without processed sugar. I've tried Stevia Sweet and I hate it. I can taste chemicals and I want something I can use that isn't filled with chemicals and actually tastes good. Here is my list: <BR> <BR> Solids (crystals): <BR> Succanat or Turbinado <BR> Rapadura <BR> Date Sugar <BR> Mesquite <B... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:57:51 EST Newbie - eating cleaner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x51898120 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Danielle and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have been adjusting my diet over the last month to cleaner meals. I am loving it so far! I am so happy there is a group for this! Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:54:19 EST The Science of Skinny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x51858139 Have any of you read this book? I just started it's quite interesting. I will let you know what I think. I would love to hear what you have to say. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:21:13 EST Fiber One Cereal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x51718971 Is fiber one cereal clean? Thanks Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:59:43 EST Button mushrooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x51612111 I have mushrooms, and I need some recipes! I love mushrooms sauteed, but I want to try to eat raw most of the time and I'm just not feelin it with these mushrooms lol. Anybody got any good recipes with mushrooms? Sat, 12 Jan 2013 23:03:30 EST Have you priced organic lately??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x51439894 Just returned from a trip to the grocery store (Sprouts/Sunflower - a semi-health foodish grocery) and was comparing the "dirty dozen" as well as some other produce. Organic pears? Only 20 cents more per pound than the non-organic on-sale pears. Organic apples? If I bought a 5 pound bag (I did) I paid the same price per pound as the non-organic counterpart. Organic celery was only 20 cents more expensive as well. While some items were considerably more expensive (sweet potatoes, for exam... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 19:11:03 EST Tips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2650x9014x51433049 I need some tips on how to eat clean....my little daughter will follow my lead and my husband, lol, will eat what i make/put in front of him. <BR> <BR> Can anyone give me suggestions on menu planning? What are your best tips? <BR> <BR> Thank you..... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:55:31 EST lunch meat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x51389592 i have read the tosca reno recharged book but did not see anything about lunch meat (turkey breast or ham) or turkey bacon...what is everyones thoughts on these? Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:28:06 EST Eating clean resources http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x51365684 What are the best websites or books please? Sat, 29 Dec 2012 06:10:56 EST Trying to grasp the eat clean principles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x51342956 Hi everyone! I'm new to this team and wanting to learn more about the eat clean principles. I'm looking forward to others opinions and suggestions. I once in a while will pick up a copy of the eating clean magazine and I have looked at Tosca Reno's books as well as the websites. Just trying to constantly keep in my mind to not to eat processed and to head for whole foods. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 10:28:20 EST Hemp Seed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x51338151 I am just curious... what do you do with it - besides put it on oatmeal? I just got some yesterday hoping to up my protein levels but don't know what exactly to do with it. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:59:40 EST Nutri-Bullet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x51323295 Does anyone have this gadget? If so, do you like it? Tue, 25 Dec 2012 10:43:04 EST How to eat clean without a kitchen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x51166543 I live in a tiny apartment and I have no access to a kitchen or a fridge. My minifridge broke... I do have a little toaster oven, but it's very hard to cook anything in it. I can't really buy fruit and veggies to store, because I have no refridgerator, and I can't cook, because... I have no kitchen... And so I usually end up just buying pre-made salads (which are expensive) or eating cheaper, but not so clean... How do you eat clean at least relatively cheaply, when you can't really grocery s... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 01:21:29 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x51051190 Hello! I'm new to this board, and pretty new to eating clean. Looking forward to learning more and feeling better. :-) Sun, 2 Dec 2012 07:42:14 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x51050199 Hi everyone! I'm new to SparkPeople and very excited to be here! I already eat a lot of "whole" and organic foods in my diet, but I'm looking to get even more! Sun, 2 Dec 2012 04:08:10 EST Menu ideas for a family with a 16 month old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x50757805 I am just trying to get some more menu ideas for my family. I have a 16 month old little girl who on most days loves veggies. Her love is pasta and sauce and on days when she won't eat anything I do cave and give her that. Any ideas would be wonderful!!! Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:24:40 EST Making healthier choices! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x50508145 Hello! <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople earlier in the year and have enjoyed the articles and recipes the site emails me. Now that I've reached my goal weight and I'm transitioning into maintenance, I'm moving my daily food and fitness diary to this site. I especially like the daily nutrition report I can pull up at the end of the day. <BR> <BR> I've been eating clean since February and plan to continue. It's amazing how much better I felt after I stopped eating processed foods! <BR> <B... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:09:07 EST Savory Clean Snacks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x49979336 I like to eat 6 small meals a day instead of 2-3 big ones & it certainly helps me lose lbs, but I'm having trouble thinking of snacks to pack for my workday. I'm generally good on Breakfasts, lunches, & dinners, but the morning & afternoon snacks get me because sometimes I just don't feel like munching on that sweet fruit & nuts I brought & then because I didn't bring anything else, I get ravenous! I'm looking into things like kale chips, zucchini chips, veggie dips, etc. that are portable, b... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:16:19 EST What's for Breakfast Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x49931230 oatmeal with cinnamon, blackberries and egg Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:25:17 EST I need to eat clean! alkaline foods? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x49830180 Hi I'm zo, <BR> <BR> Been here before but want to keep at making excellent food choices.. I just noticed the lunch thread which has tons of ideas on it.. <BR> <BR> Ready to go.. <BR> <BR> Recently been checking out alkaline foods.. anyone want to care to expand these for me? new to it Sat, 8 Sep 2012 14:44:12 EST September Eating Clean Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x49790286 I am on quest to eat clean and healthy... being diagnosed with osteoporosis in my lower spine, I realize it is very important to eat balanced clean meals with an emphasis on leafy green veggies. I am going to post about my progress and would love to have some company. Hope to see some of you sharing, too:) <BR> <BR> I just checked out a great cookbook recommended by sparkpeople's dietician Becky Hand called Simply in Season... you can also find it on Amazon.com. It is organized by foods in s... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 22:54:32 EST High Daily Calorie Count?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x49768031 I'm very new to clean eating... Honestly, I've only made a few meals and today is my first full day of what I hope is a long future of clean eating... Here is my dilemma .... So far I don't know if I'm doing something wrong.. But my Calorie count seems to be quite high... Is this NORMAL??? or am I going about this ALL wrong? I mean.. all I've eaten is healthy foods, and I don't think I have over done it on portion sizes... I do understand that eating every 3 hours means I'm ingesting more fo... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:25:11 EST Dairy - Clean or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x49637844 I've seen varying opinions on dairy, so I was just wondering what you all thought. <BR> <BR> I eat cheese and very rarely drink organic milk. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:27:54 EST Please Recommend Clean & Whole Food Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x49351124 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this forum and would love to get your recommended SparkRecipes and other recipes that you like that are family friendly. <BR> <BR> All types of recipes are welcome (meat, vegetarian, vegan) - main meals and healthy snacks especially are wanted. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to learn all I can! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 13:19:54 EST Smoothie / Protein Shake?? I'm so confused! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x49279145 Could you help me by posting some good smoothie/protein shake recipes for breakfast? I’m in smoothie info. overload. <BR> <BR> Please post your recipe, what's good about it and why it works for you. Thu, 2 Aug 2012 18:32:21 EST eat clean where? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x49259658 aka: Where do you shop? what do you look for? With all the information out there it's hard to plan a "one stop shop" for groceries anymore but it gets pretty confusing on what is what. <BR> <BR> Trader Joes <BR> <BR> Sprouts <BR> <BR> Whole Foods? <BR> <BR> farmer's market? <BR> <BR> Where do you find the "easiest" to eat clean? Wed, 1 Aug 2012 14:32:15 EST Understanding the fluctuations of the scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x49169789 Well my eating clean friends, today I was up 4 lbs. I am assuming that I have water weight from the tomatoe and cucumber salad that I ate yesterday. This is a great lesson that I wanted to share with all of my eating clean friends. There would have been a time when I would have been very depressed to see that significant pounds increase, but I know that it is a temporary increase . I have increased my water intake today, I will walk for an hour tonight and stay away from anything salty. I... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:41:06 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x49143023 Hello I am new and the Reston I join was to get insight on how to get clean and stay eating clean . So excited !!!!!!! Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:13:33 EST eating clean in ethnic restaurants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x49084087 <BR> I am a newcomer to clean eating, just wanted some confirmation that I'm on the right track. <BR> I'm going out for Chinese food for lunch and think I will order steamed chicken with vegetables, brown rice, and a garlic sauce on the side. Is this a good choice when you're eating clean? <BR> <BR> What do all of you order when you go for Italian food? Indian food? <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! Sat, 21 Jul 2012 09:11:21 EST CLEAN EATING CHALLENGE #5: The cooler plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x49038932 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm going to try Tosca Reno's "cooler plan" this week. <BR> I bought a cooler with a hard removable plastic container inside, and I'm going to pack my salads and clean foods and see how it goes. <BR> <BR> I checked out Tosca's book from the library, and tried it for a day...I was surprised at how good I felt! I am not so consistent with getting a protein match with my carbs, and when I put effort into that, I really did feel good and even-keeled. <BR> <BR> Right now... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 09:48:19 EST is this "clean"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x49001758 I am trying really hard to break my coffee and diet soda habit so I've started making this new hot cocoa drink...I'm just not sure if it's "clean"... <BR> <BR> 1 tbs naturally unsweetened hersheys cocoa powder <BR> a little salt <BR> 3 stevias <BR> a splash of imitation vanilla flavoring <BR> <BR> the only thing that is probably questionable is the imitation vanilla...does anyone know? <BR> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:21:52 EST looking for a clean cracker to eat???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x48965411 Is Mary Gone Crackers a good clean cracker to eat? What do you eat when you need crunch with a little substance? Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:08:26 EST Websites recommendations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x48638809 I am wanting to live more of a vegan lifestyle. What are some good websites for recipes? Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:05:01 EST Dairy free clean snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x48542189 I apologize if there is a thread for this already... <BR> I am currently 100% dairy free for my breastfeeding daughter who has a dairy sensitivity. I am looking for ideas for clean snacks (other than fruit and veggies) that are dairy free. Thanks in advance! Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:02:37 EST Clean Living Buddy 4th 2WCHAL!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x48506065 Hey there everyone! <BR> <BR> This next thread is devoted to instituting an eating cutoff time at night, for all those who are interested in following with me. I still continue to remove sugars, add protein, and food journal (to some extent...although I generally hate that part it is illuminating!). But, one of the single most impactful things I've ever done is the food cut-off time. <BR> <BR> I've never naturally been an early bird. I could sleep in until noon if someone let me, and I a... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:51:44 EST Looking forward to learning to eat clean! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x48496434 Hi! I'm new to the concept of clean eating. I'd like to learn more about what "Clean Eating" involves. <BR> I'm also diabetic and hope that this program will help me to improve my health. <BR> I look forward to meeting others with like interests and would appreciate any info on how to get started with this program. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:29:28 EST LiveFit Revolution: cauliflower snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x48227938 <link>livefitrevolution.org/?p=191929 </link> <BR> <BR> I like cauliflower anyway but with my health conditions, it's best to eat things COOKED WELL. <BR> <BR> Interesting how this isn't "just" roasted but cooked til black! PS: Alysia's dog Willow begs for raw cauliflower, how cute! <BR> <BR> If the link doesn't work, LiveFit "hides" some videos so you have to register (it's free and they never spam me) to watch. It's another great resource. Fri, 25 May 2012 15:07:54 EST Stuggling a little http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x48225076 I am so glad it's Friday and we have a 3 day weekend. I am so hoping Tuesday when we come back to work I get a call from my new job to discuss the start date...So ready for a more healthy environment. I have done horrible these last couple weeks with exercising and eating...I'm slowly getting back on track but it's a struggle. <BR> <BR> I am still trying to prepare for my clean eating. I guess I just don't know where to begin. I have been trying to not eat preservatives. I have to wait till... Fri, 25 May 2012 10:49:18 EST How important is eating organic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x48207860 I was grocery shopping yesterday, and looking at strawberries. The non-organic ones looked and smelled wonderful, and were on sale at a very reasonable price. The organic ones didn't look appetizing at all and were 2 dollars more! I ended up not getting any strawberries at all. <BR> <BR> I guess my question is which is healthier - non-organic fruit or none at all? Thu, 24 May 2012 07:11:09 EST 3rd 2WEEK CHALLENG -Cutting out Sugar! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47753244 It's the big one Elizabeth! <BR> <BR> If you've been following getting enough protein for the last week or two, then it's time to take the next step and start eliminating the processed sugars in your diet. <BR> This can be a tough step, and there is more than one way to go about it. <BR> <BR> "When you're addicted to sugar, saying no is not an issue of willpower. Your biochemistry has a direct effect on your behavior. Your craving and desire for it are profoundly affected by your brain ... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:37:55 EST New to Team of Eating Clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x47674036 Hi, my name is Cheryl. <BR> I started eating clean 6 days ago and am loving it. Already lost some inches and dropped a few pounds. Guided by Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet Re-Charged. <BR> I hope to pick up some good tips from the group to stay motivated on my journey into a new lifestyle! Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:35:00 EST New to the group ready to get rid of the junk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x47662674 My name is Krystal and i am 27. I have a family of four and i have been changing my lifestyle for the better since november. I have gotten rid of most boxed foods in house and trying to be a fresh, clean family. Excited to learn new ideas and come up with different ideas to eat clean and teach my family how to be healthy the rest of their lives:) Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:31:55 EST Clean Living Buddy 2nd 2WCHAL!! Protein... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47597221 Hello Clean Living Pals, <BR> <BR> For two weeks we've been exploring the idea of food journalling-hopefully without the usual self-loathing (see 1st 2WCHAL thread). Although I went into this exercise kicking and screaming, I did in fact glean several good and workable solutions to some habits that were setting me back. Some changes I made as soon as I learned they weren't working...like switching from 4% to 2% cottage cheese, or buying pre-made salads from the local fresh market and using... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:35:39 EST New to team & to eating clean! HELP!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x47548537 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Rosie and I'm a total newbie to eating clean. So new in fact I haven't started yet. I've always wanted to try eating clean because it makes total sense. My issue comes from the fact that I live with a family that is NOT interested in their health. Does anyone have any tips on doing this while working around what other people in my house and eating. <BR> <BR> Rosie Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:21:53 EST New to team & to eating clean! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x47537894 Hello everyone! I joined the team to get some more knowledge on eating clean! I choose this team because it looked like the most active. I am currently not eating clean, but I am more then ready to jump on board. I am currently trying to cut white pasta out of my diet this week! <BR> I am looking for tips on how to switch over to clean! <BR> I'm still not sure on everything about eating clean, like what I can eat and what I can't. <BR> It is just a big step to go right into eating clean, whi... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:00:37 EST Eating Clean: New Team leader needed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47518918 I have enjoyed being leader of this team, and look forward to visiting as often as I can, however it is time for me to move on to bigger things now (see new profile picture for clue!!!) <BR> <BR> If you are interested in becoming team leader, please let me know. <BR> <BR> For now, we have one potential candidate (this all sounds so familiar!!!) in LARRI2010, but she too is busy and would appreciate having a co-leader. <BR> <BR> Anyone?!?!? Tue, 10 Apr 2012 18:02:08 EST Going Green to Lose weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x47473423 Hi- iI just happened to click on this website am thought it looked inspiring. Hoping to drop some serious pounds and get healthy. I was always thin as a kid and teen but not since my early adult years. Looking for good recipes and inspiration! Sat, 7 Apr 2012 19:10:49 EST Tosca's Husband http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47472065 I was just on FaceBook and found out Bob has terminal lung cancer. Has anyone else heard this yet? <link>www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/tosc<BR>areno </link> Sat, 7 Apr 2012 17:02:22 EST Clean Living Buddy 1st 2WCHAL!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47404101 A few of us have made the plea for a "clean eating" buddy. So, I would like to throw it out there to get us started on a tangible goal towards clean living. I am going to do a two-week at a time challenge for myself, and I'll make a goal of checking in on my thread here as I go. <BR> If any others out there are game to jump on board, please join me on this thread! <BR> The idea is to pick ONE THING, and work to consistently do that one thing for two weeks. Then, pick another, and build on ... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:21:17 EST APRIL: Team Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47392476 It's Spring, and time for those tank tops and tees, so how about concentrating extra hard on those arms this month? <BR> <BR> Biceps, Triceps & Deltoids -- the challenge is to work those muscle groups every other day. Do three sets of 12-15 reps, with THREE different exercises per muscle group. Example: Biceps, do concentration curls, regular curls and reverse curls. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 17:22:58 EST FAVORITE SMOOTHIES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47359398 Yay! The weather is getting warmer, and I'm busting out my smoothie maker. What are some of your favorite clean smoothie/shake recipes? Here's one of mine that tastes like a dessert: <BR> <BR> 1. Chocolate protein powder <BR> 2. Coconut milk <BR> 3. 1 Tbsp organic SF peanut butter <BR> 4. Ice <BR> 5. 1/4 cup of blueberries <BR> <BR> Blend. Yum! A great protein snack that reminds me a little of haagen das when I need a fix after a hard workout. <BR> TG Sat, 31 Mar 2012 18:36:42 EST Hello, new to the team and sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x47329256 Hello all. Joined sparkpeople last week. So I am still learning how to surf this website. It's a little overwhelming, but I am getting there. <BR> <BR> I am very interested in clean eating. I had some health issues last year. It was an eye opener to how important my health is. I started doing some research about eating healthy and realize I am putting crap in my body. Stuff that has no nutritional value what so ever and can be contributing to bad health. So I want to start cutting out the ju... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:45:24 EST Hungry for change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47317400 http://www.hungryforchange.tv/ - Hungry for Change documentary available free until March 31. Starts out with all the obvious problems with American diet, but has some interesting tips near the end. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:09:05 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x47263944 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I've dabbled with eating clean and as long as I stick with it I've had great success. Unfortunately, lately I have had a hard time committing to clean eating. As of today I am reconfirming and recommitting myself to the eat clean lifestyle and am excited to share it with so many of you. I look forward to all the recipes, tips and support! <BR> <BR> Lisa Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:04:12 EST Fruit - whats the deal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47236262 I have posted this also in another of my teams as I would love to get everones opinions. I dont eat much fruit at the moment but I know the guidelines say one should eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. However I have read things where people think that fruit is actually not something we should eat too much of. I am very confused and would like to know your opinions as to whether fruit should be a part of a healthy diet and if so how much? I cant believe that fruit shouldnt be includ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 06:12:02 EST ANOTHER NEWBIE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x47222294 I am a huge fan of the magazine, and am definitely looking for support for eating clean and living better! <BR> I am in my 40's, a recreational triathaloner, and a foodie. <BR> I have successfully stayed off of refined sugar for one year this month, and want to continue learning and sharing tips with like-minded people. <BR> Looking forward to your posts! <BR> TG Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:50:15 EST green cleaning choices--25 tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47183052 Health & Wellness Articles | Healthy Lifestyles <BR> 25 Green Spring Cleaning Tips <BR> Good for You, Your Home and the Planet <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> After being cooped up in a stuffy house all winter long, it’s finally time to fling open the windows, shoo away the cobwebs, and take on your annual spring cleaning. But often, the chemicals found in conventional cleaning products can be more dangerous than the dirt they’re intended to clean. And the way we clean (wit... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:13:14 EST Hello, recently heard of eating clean. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x47166887 Been eating non-processed foods for ~ 3 weeks now. I feel good. I have really been enjoying the taste of organic foods, but have been thinking about food a lot. I see that there are nearly endless food and whole food choices and combinations. I hope the constant food thoughts will slow. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:05:29 EST Thank God birthdays only come once a year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47105561 So it was my b-day this past Wednesday and my kids and hubs wanted to sing to me....and watch me blow out the many candles on my beautiful Carvel ice cream cake. So....for them....I had a piece...a big one. Now, I feel like the switch for sweets has been turned on. How do you have your cake, then continue with eating clean? It's probably THE single most difficult thing for me, Once i have something sweet, I tend to want more. Anyone else? Strategies? Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:26:39 EST South Beach Diet, any views? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47104452 Hi, I have just posted this on my blog but thought I would post the question here as well. I am interested in the South Beach diet and wondered if any one has any experience with it. DO you think it is a good idea or a bad one? I sae that he advocates using artificial sugar which to me is a big no no but apart from that it seems quite good. <BR> <BR> Any advice <BR> <BR> THanks Fri, 16 Mar 2012 06:58:41 EST Healthy dips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x47088098 Hi, i am really struggling to control my bad snacking and I want to start eating more things like raw carrots etc. However I find that I would like something to go with them. Does any one have any ideas of nice clean dips that I could have. I would rather make them myself than go out and buy them. <BR> <BR> Thanks :) Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:49:22 EST Almond butter vs. peanut butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x47083497 Can someone tell me the major benefits? <BR> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:04:28 EST Hello, I'm New. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x47067358 Hi everyone I am new to this forum and my name is Nikki. I am 29 years old and currently am weighing in at about 230. I have gained 60 pounds in the past few years due to falling off the clean eating diet and some medications that I had been on. I am trying really hard to get back on the wagon because I want so badly to get healthy again not only for myself, but also for my two little boys. I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi. So, hi everyone! :) Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:19:57 EST Desperately Need A Clean Eating Buddy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47067324 Hi everyone! My name is Nikki and I used to eat clean and two years ago I lost a lot of weight doing it. Over the past two years I have gained 60 pounds due to falling off the clean eating wagon and some medications I was on. I need help getting back on the wagon and accountability really helps for me. Wondering if anyone or anyone(s) wanted to team up? Just wondering. Also would love any great tips on getting jump started, it's been a long time. Thanks! -Nikki Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:17:25 EST eat-clean diet stripped - feel like i'm starving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x47043368 Hi! <BR> So for 4 days I followed a clean eating meal plan (most like the stripped one) that I had gotten from an Oxygen mag Off the Couch issue from 2011. The meal plan is for 7 days, you eat lots of protein, and no fruit, dairy, or nuts. The calorie range on the plan is 1300-1550, which is what I typically eat. <BR> I eat clean about 90% of the time and wanted to try this. I saw great results the first four days, losing ~5lbs. <BR> By the fourth night though, I felt super hungry and all ... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:52:33 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x47026646 Hi all, still new to SparkPeople & learning more each day. My husband does the grocery shopping. Our elder son has been vegan for more than a year and he has helped us become much more aware of organic and healthy eating, e.g. as little processed food as possible. I want to learn more for the health of all of us. So glad to have found this group! Also, I take at least 10 different meds a day - nothing frivolous that could be dropped. I felt hopeful reading the post of the woman who lost... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 21:04:01 EST Green, "Spinach + Edamame" smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x47009505 This is my recipe: <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2032856&ff=1 </link> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 19:06:40 EST New.... Sorta? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x46974748 I've been eating clean off and on since my pregnancy, but made it my 2012 resolution to get serious about eating healthy and losing weight. <BR> <BR> I don't own a scale (because I absolutely obsess over every lb) so I measure my weight loss by what new pair of pre preggo jeans I am able to fit in. <BR> <BR> I suck at portion control, and am definitely an emotional eater... But I'm not giving up! Thu, 8 Mar 2012 15:42:05 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x46949281 Hi I am Jacqui, a stay at home mum to four little children aged 8, 6, 3 and 7 months. I have a really unhealthy relationship with food and I feel it has control over me. I am an emotional eater and also succumb to binge eating. I am desperate to get my head round this and work out how to live a healthier life and eat more sensibly. I need to lose about a stone and a half. <BR> <BR> Look forward to meeting everone :) Wed, 7 Mar 2012 07:46:41 EST Clean Eating Mag for $5.00 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46833799 Just got an email promotion for Clean Eating magazine for $5.00 for 8 issues. You just join Zinio (it's free) and can read the mag either online or hook up to your Iphone, Ipad and other devices. I had subscribed to it for a while and let my subscription lapse, but for five bucks you can't beat it! Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:10:43 EST MARCH: Team goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46833261 What are YOURS? <BR> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:38:30 EST Eat Clean Cooking For One? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46762863 Hey y'all, I'm new to this team and trying to eat clean. I've done it in the past but I always ate the same thing over and over; chicken breast with veggies and brown rice, bison burgers with veggies, turkey breast on flat bread...and it got boring fast! I'm single so I'm only cooking for one which is good sometimes but when I cook from recipes I always waste food because it makes so much.Do y'all have any tips or ideas for cooking for one? Needless to say, I'm not much of a cook. :-) <BR> ... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:10:06 EST Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46742315 Hi, <BR> <BR> Does anybody have experience with the paleo diet? <BR> It sounds interesting, but difficult to practice in real life <BR> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:32:17 EST Eat Clean and loving it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x46731430 Hi everybody! I'm learning to eat clean and I love it! I'm becoming so aware of how my body reacts to unclean junk food, I'm excited to shed away 50lbs eating clean and working out! I look forward to continuing to feel great! I am now trying to get my hubby and son to adapt to the new eating. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:59:44 EST Kale "Chips" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46668255 Yum! <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 bunch fresh kale <BR> Canola oil spray <BR> Seasoning of choice (Herbs de Provence works well) <BR> <BR> You will need <BR> Dehydrator (or oven set to 115F) <BR> Paring knife <BR> Large bowl (for washing kale) <BR> Paper towel (for drying kale) <BR> <BR> Method <BR> Remove "spines" from kale, place leaves into large bowl of cold water. <BR> Rinse Kale well. Dry with paper towel <BR> Place kale back into rinsed and dried bowl <BR> Spray lightly with Canol... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 22:29:44 EST Weekends and Eating Clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46639416 Are weekends a challenge? How do you cope with them? Do weekends not bother or derail you at all? How do you make it work? Fri, 17 Feb 2012 23:15:40 EST Sugar=breakout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46561136 Anybody else notice this? I don't "get" too much sugar unless I eat something well--not clean! <BR> <BR> The last time I had something "bad" was a frozen custard. Had 3 big cyst spots come up. This weekend, I tried another gluten-free (was just diagnosed, so even though I normally only bake at holidays and for birthday, I've been baking all kinds of breads and things just to "learn" using bean flours?) recipe. <BR> <BR> It was my first cookie one: its base is POWDERED SUGAR and it's gluten-... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:00:24 EST Milk... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46556955 "Cow juice?" <BR> Goat? <BR> Soy? <BR> Almond? <BR> Hemp? <BR> Rice? <BR> or <BR> something else? <BR> <BR> Which do milk(s) YOU use? <BR> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:42:27 EST Nut or Seed Butter... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46556932 Which is your favorite? Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:40:56 EST Fruit and Veggie Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46534576 Hi all. I've not been making healthy lifestyle decisions for a while (including not being active here) and so when I decided to come back I cleared all my previous settings to start fresh. I used to have a cool fruit & veggie tracker on my nutrition tracker (like the water one) but now it's gone and I can't figure out how to get it back. Is this a tool that is no longer available? Or, if not, does someone know how I can get it back? My kids love ticking off the fruits and veggies (and wa... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:45:51 EST Organic In the Grocery Store http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46482572 I saw this video on facebook last night and it really struck me. It really made me thankful that although my husband doesn't always agree 100% with my food purchases (due to cost) I am so thankful that he is helpful and supportive of my desire to grow my own food! <BR> <BR> Check it out! <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exBEFCiWy<BR>W0&sns=em <BR> Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:04:51 EST MSG Free recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46450040 Hi Everyone! My boyfriend and I are starting new and trying to eliminate all the bad stuff from our diet. We are starting with the elimination of MSG. We are looking for any healthy recipes that we can use to get us back on track. We are trying to research more of what foods we can and can't eat. Basically anything processed and packaged is out. It's hard to keep up with all the different names of "MSG", it will take a while but we will master this, LOL. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 6 Feb 2012 13:55:35 EST Diet change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46440273 I had to change my diet recently in order to get rid of yeast. I stopped eating yeasty foods, sugars, artificial sweetners, soy and gluten free things. My starting weight was 180 and I am now down to 160. I feel so much better. Sun, 5 Feb 2012 23:28:54 EST Happy Birthday to... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22535x9014x46421598 ...LARRI2010 <BR> <BR> I hope you had a great day. <em>44</em> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 21:37:23 EST February Team Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46369087 <BR> Get fresh air 10 minutes 7 times per week - It doesn't matter where you live...we can ALL get outside for some fresh air, every day...can't we? <em>257</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Do cardio/aerobic exercise, a minimum of 30 minutes 3 times per week - We should be doing at least this much <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Earn 1,000 sparkpoints per month - Let's go for it! <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> Drink 8 cups of water per day - It's good for you <em>194</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 20:34:27 EST My P90X : February 1st - April 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2650x9014x46366338 P90X - Classic workout <BR> <BR> Day One: Chest & Back - Managed first round OK...hit all my pull-ups. Struggled a little in round two (had to use chair!) <BR> <BR> Ab Ripper-X: Did all exercises, just not very pretty!!! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow: Plyometrics (my favorite!) <BR> <BR> n.b. This was in addition to my 5.35 mile walk this morning. Calories burned for the day in exercise alone: 1011 Wed, 1 Feb 2012 17:57:33 EST Need Healthy Soup Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46360734 Does anyone have a favorite clean vegetable soup recipe to share? Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:07:51 EST Does anyone have a Vitamix? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46360711 Hello! I just bought a Vitamix (food processor, blender, juicer). I don't have the Vitamix cookbook yet and I'm excited to make some vegetable smoothies that taste good. Does anyone have any favorite recipes? Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:06:37 EST Eating Clean with Diabetes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46358247 I just started reading Tosca Reno's book on clean eating. I am 34 years old and am about 100 lbs overweight. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 6 months ago and i know its time for a change. Anyone have super motivting results to share? I would love to have a buddy or a Eating Clean with Diabetes group! If you know of one let me know. Or lets get this started...Thanks to all! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 10:04:30 EST New member from Ireland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x46354603 Hi all - Maria here, from Cork City in Ireland. I'm trying to get myself back into some kind of shape (I've decided 'round' is not the shape for me anymore). <BR> Great to find this team and looking forward to meeting you all! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 06:34:14 EST Idita-Walk 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2650x9014x46347816 <em>311</em> There is still time to register for this year's Idita-Walk. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> The Idita-Walk is an event to promote physical fitness in the spirit of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The Iditarod Sled dog race is 1049 miles long from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. To complete the Idita-Walk, simply walk 30 minutes a day for 35 days between February 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012 for a total of 1049 minutes (any combination of minutes will work - just reach 1049 during the 60 day eve... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:38:49 EST Breakouts (acne) after starting clean eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46325657 Hi~ I was wondering if any of you experienced breakouts after starting the clean eating diet. Thanks! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:30:55 EST What exactly is "eating clean"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46325329 Hello! I have lost about 30 pounds through healthy eating/exercise. My goal is to lose those last pounds. I would like to lose around 10/15 to get back into a healthy weight for my height. <BR> <BR> I'm a big believer in limiting high cholesterol foods found in animal fats(egg yolks, bacon, etc.). I also believe in eating the "right" type of fats(almonds, extra virgin olive oil, etc.), eating whole wheat products instead of white processed products, and eating lean sources of protein(beans,... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:08:29 EST Vitamineral green power Now what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46315376 I just received my Vitamineral green power. I have read so many positive reviews on it that I bought it. I did read the instructions on how to use it but I just don't know how to incorporate it into my daily nutrition. I had it with just water but its a little hard to swallow. Any suggestions??? Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:59:37 EST Raw Foods diet (Vegan) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46293738 Has anyone tried this? <BR> <BR> I like to have "Raw weekends" in the summer when vegetables and fruits are in plentiful supply, and the weather is warmer! <BR> <BR> I have two great "cook" books (!!!) <BR> RAWvolution: Gourmet Living Cuisine by Matt Amsden <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> Raw: The Uncook Book by Juliano Brotman <BR> <BR> Both books contain a range of recipes that are unique and delicious. Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:24:55 EST Pastured-Raised Eggs vs Organic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46284477 The farm from which I buy my Spring thru Fall CSA share of organic vegetables also sold shares of organic eggs as well last year. It was the first year they ventured into eggs, and they had to refund some of our money as the chickens simply did not produce in the Fall. They indicated they were re-assessing their egg program and would notify us if/when they decided to start it up again. <BR> <BR> Well, this week they just sent out an email indicating they would sell egg shares, but they are... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 09:30:02 EST COTTAGE CHEESE (4%) over ice cream! What the heck? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46273699 OK so dairy's not on too many clean-eating lists, but I was trying hard to make a break from ICE CREAM. (Probably no one else here on EATING CLEAN has had such challenges, but thought I'd bring it up.) <BR> <BR> I just needed to BREAK the ice cream habit. And trainer Jackie Warner is big on cottage cheese. I was surprised that the 4% milk fat CC was quite nice. <BR> <BR> Not sure I can deal with the 2, 1, or 0% cottage cheese as a substitute. Anyone have any experience or info to share? Th... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 15:18:48 EST Need an Eating Clean Buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46272541 <BR> Making healthier choices for ourselves and our families is easier when we share our plans and decisions with another, like-minded person. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to buddy-up? <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Post a little about yourself and your goals in this thread, and let's see what happens! Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:07:27 EST Wheat Belly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46271170 I used to think that whole wheat products were healthy or at least whole wheat itself is healthy. But maybe not at all, according to the book "Wheat Belly" , by William Davis, a preventive cardiologist. I have only read two chapters and it looks like what we call wheat today is genetically very different from the wheat even 50 years ago, and that is not even taking GMO wheat into account. This author believes that modern wheat may contribute as much to obesity as sugar, corn, soy and other in... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:42:02 EST What's for DINNER tonight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46271038 <BR> Since our weather has turned a little cooler today, I'll be making a hearty vegetable soup. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:34:14 EST What did YOU have for breakfast today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46270981 <BR> My breakfast was: <BR> One organic egg (poached,) served on homemade whole-wheat bread. <BR> 100g Blackberries. <BR> Black coffee. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:31:31 EST The Birthday Club! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22535x9014x46270855 We ALL have one! <BR> <BR> When is yours? <BR> <BR> Mine is September 3rd Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:24:47 EST Time Savers - Batch cooking for lunches & Dinners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46270823 <BR> Thanks to Trainer_T for the suggestion. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Time saver ideas for <BR> Lunches (at home and/or bag lunches) and dinners? <BR> Do you batch bake? <BR> Vegetable preparation? <BR> Grab 'N' Go snacks? <BR> Portion controlled "Snack bags?" <BR> <BR> What do YOU do to make eating clean an easier way of life? <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:23:08 EST Your favorite places to EAT CLEAN? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46257796 Two of my favorites are: <BR> <BR> Souplantation/ Sweet Tomatoes <link>www.souplantation.com/ </link> <BR> Here I always start with piles of fresh veggies (avoiding the prepared/dressed items) I'll have a bowl of soup topped with fresh salsa and/or cheese. And for dessert, fresh fruit with an occasional indulgence of frozen yogurt. <BR> <BR> HuHot Mongolian Grill <link>www.huhot.com/ </link> <BR> I only discovered HuHot this week...can hardly believe I've driven past it dozens of ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:08:23 EST Exercise regimen... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2650x9014x46257543 What is YOURS? <BR> <BR> Do you do cardio/aerobics alone? Or do you lift weights too? <BR> <BR> Cycling? Running? Walking? What do you like to do? <BR> <BR> Are you following any particular plan? <BR> <BR> How long have you been exercising regularly? <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:50:17 EST Eating Clean: AFTERNOON "MUNCHIES!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46257462 We know we ALL have them!!! <BR> <BR> What are your choices? Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:44:54 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x46256350 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Anne, and I am the new team leader. <BR> <BR> I'm 53, married almost 27 years. Mom to two adults, and soon to be grandma to my first grand-daughter (April.) <BR> From my late teens to early forties I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian, and only returned to eating fish & meat, as the change years begun to dictate that grains were no longer tolerated by my GI tract. <BR> I still eat vegetarian/vegan and/or a raw diet much of the time, and all fish/meats are organic... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:23:51 EST sweetener: sucanat, honey... (not agave!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46199000 Hiya! Suggestions? <BR> <BR> As a kid, we raised sugar cane (and everything else we ate barring wheat and rice -- really!) but is "non-clean." Sucanat is sugar--less processing, like we did. I doubt it's "fair" on a clean-eating diet, right? <BR> <BR> What about honey or maple syrup? I don't add sweetener to oats or a lot of things but what do about baking? <BR> <BR> NOTE: I'm allergic to agave (as in trip to hospital--it was rarely a problem in the 80s but suddenly it's in everything and ... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:30:18 EST Want a new blender ... recommen dations, anyone?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46124551 I'm addicted to smoothies right now. And I also love making soups. And I have a cheap old blender without a lot of power. Does anyone have any faves out there?? <BR> <em>482</em> <BR> Thanks, in advance!! Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:55:07 EST lower-sodium vegetarian protein sources http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x46082317 Hi, all, <BR> I'm working on getting cut (working w/ a nutritionist and following some advice from bodybuilding.com.). I have been good about increasing my protein to at least 30% of my total daily intake, but today I actually looked at how much sodium I take in... WOW. Vegetarian meat-replacement things like Not Dogs, veggie patties, veggie chicken tenders, etc are all scarily high in sodium. Today I am over 4,000mg!!! And I have been eating like this for several months. I clearly cannot con... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:29:13 EST Tasty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46068572 <link>www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news<BR>/news/articles/va-news-articles_2011-1<BR>1-30?vaid=bd413d54c4a08ef8b003133906545dec </link> <BR> <BR> Yum! <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:52:42 EST Apple Cider Vinegar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x46057837 Hi <BR> I have bee hearing alot about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. I don't get to watch too much Dr.OZ but I hear he is a huge fan of it. <BR> so I decided to try it I brought the Organic kind "with the Mother" in it <BR> <BR> My question is has any one done this? make ACV a daily drink? and have you see any results and if so what kind? <BR> <BR> Thanks.. <BR> It is not really bad once you knock it back really fast.. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 08:54:27 EST Challenge!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x45957163 Where do I get good eat clean challenge around here? :) Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:26:31 EST GMO Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x45906072 USDA is not on our side, please read the article below and comments. Very insightful. <BR> <BR> <link>www.organicsoul.com/the-grocery-list<BR>-6-gmo-foods-you-want-to-avoid/ </link> Sun, 8 Jan 2012 17:20:07 EST Go to meal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x45753607 I have tried clean eating before, but not great at sticking to it because I get bored easy, and am very busy. What is everyone's " go to" meal when your busy and hungry?! Something easy to throw together and taste good? <BR> Thanks! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 18:31:40 EST Hi! New Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x45739864 Hi, Name is Ashley and I am really ready to start my healthy journey to losing weight. I am using Sparkpeople, Blackberry Messenger, and Twitter. Would love to chat and get to know everyone. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 03:09:37 EST New to EC and still need some helpt please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x45716755 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> As of Monday, 2nd of January I will start my EC-journey and I was wondering if anyone of you pros could give me some pieces of advice. <BR> <BR> See, I really want to make this work, but I'm facing some minor struggles here: <BR> <BR> I NEVER cook, still live at home and therefore am on a budget (I'm still going to university). <BR> <BR> Do you have any tips on how you manage to cook for the week or each day - and maybe an approach on how you make it enjoyable f... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:28:41 EST Protein Powder? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x45715817 Sams doesn't carry my favorite Protein Powder any more. <BR> <BR> I prefer a whey protein powder with low carbs. And I try to buy it reasonably priced. I dont' have a trader joes, so probably buying local at a health store or ordering is my best option. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have suggestions? (and a suggestion isn't "why you should not use this") (am getting kinda burned on negativity at sparkpeople) <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:05:19 EST Diet and psoriasis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x45707076 Hello All, <BR> I am determined to overcome a years-long problem with psoriasis through diet and nutrition, since I am philosophically and financially averse to the standard treatments of topical ointments, UV radiation, or injections. I was wondering whether anyone has had any experiences that would be helpful. <BR> For context, I am going to start a gluten-free diet as of New Year's Day, and over the past year I have been cutting back a lot on red meat - eating grass-fed as much as ... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 23:32:43 EST Hello..can't seem to get started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x45699699 Hi there, my name is Mandy and I'm new to the team! I am married and have a four year old little girl. I have about 125 pounds to lose and have been overweight on some kind of diet all my life. I have read every book out there and know everything there is to know about losing weight...I just don't follow it for some reason.. I actually enjoy working out and fitness...it's the food side of it that I can't seem to make click in my head!! <BR> My question is, especially for those who have ... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 14:17:59 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x45669932 i m new. very excited to get started Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:09:03 EST Flaxseed Oil Supplement after taste ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x45606778 I started taking a flaxseed supplement as it's supposed to help with some digestive issues I have related to FMS. I notice about 30 minutes after taking it, I burp up a Green Tea Flavor. Has anyone else experienced this? Wed, 21 Dec 2011 23:22:03 EST Digital Subscription http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x45590907 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just subscribed to Clean Eating Digitally. I read it on my Ipad thru Zinio.com. Saving a tree :) <link>www.zinio.com </link> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 19:25:26 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x45590582 Hi just joined the team. Hope to gain some knowledge and the support of this group,and would like to make friends along this journey. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:58:51 EST Does anyone subscribe to Clean Eating Mag? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x45585993 I'm just curious is any fellow team members subscribe to this mag? <BR> <BR> I got a 2 yr subscription in the early fall and am 50/50 on if I like it. Some recipes are great, others, not so much! Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:09:33 EST Juicing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x45512793 Need your recommendations for a juicer. <BR> <BR> Thank you! Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:59:28 EST Quinoa- It's a Super Food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x45422236 How many of you eat Quinoa? <BR> <BR> I tried it recently and fell in love with this small, but mighty food. It's actually a seed and not a grain as most people would assume. It's also a "Complete" Protein meaning is contains adequate amounts of all 9 essential amino acids. It's high in fiber, has complex carbs, healthy fats, as well as protein. It cooks much like rice does but has a bit more texture/chewiness. <BR> <BR> I recently ordered a book called "Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood"... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 22:56:30 EST New to eating clean team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x45352743 I enjoy eating clean but Hubby does stuff like makes peanut butter cookies (the refridge ones you buy) and enjoys Hamburger Helper. I'm here for support. You could imagine what some of our talks at dinner about dinner are! Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:24:19 EST Book: The Best of Clean Eating 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x45195724 Does anyone have this yet? If so, what are your thoughts? Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:04:56 EST Internal Alarm Bells http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x45094795 I have noticed that the more I "eat clean", the more sensitive my "gut" is to certain foods. Not too long ago I popped a piece of sugar free gum in my mouth, and not surprisingly I became quite bloated and had stomach pains. No more gum for me, it's the sorbitol in it that upset me, what the heck is that? Yuck. <BR> <BR> Anyway, today I tried something new, and again, i think it may be upsetting me. Has anyone had a reaction to the frozen fresh fish from the grocery stores. I broiled u... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:24:46 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x45084867 Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I am 26 years old from Gilbert, Arizona. I have two beautiful children, ages 7 and 19 months. I am looking forward to starting this journey on spark people and am excited to make new friends and meet new supportive people that I can count on for guidance. I am a very straight up honest person, who likes to have fun and I feel that I am long overdue in being able to enjoy my life and my body and accept me for me! Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:52:29 EST Vitatops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x45043528 These whole food treats by Vitalicious are hands down my favorite 100 calorie snack! <BR> However, they're out of this world expensive. I've tried to recreate them, but mine end up so SMALL (in order to make them 100 cal). Any ideas? Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:04:24 EST Hola :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x45034189 Hi ! <BR> <BR> I'm happy that I discovered SP a few weeks ago. <BR> Life as a student is wonderful but it's even more wonderful in my skinny jeans, fitting deliciously well. I love working out and eating clean, so I look forward to learn and post about healthy foods ! <BR> <BR> Love :) xx Fri, 11 Nov 2011 18:26:18 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x45018423 Hello, <BR> <BR> Just got back onto Spark People after a while of being away. Last time I didn't utilize the message boards or communities much, so hopefully this journey will be different from my last. <BR> <BR> I am a former Marine who got out a couple of months after having my baby many years ago. I have been a stay at home mom since getting out and am a proudly serving in a different capacity as a military wife. I've been struggling to lose weight for quite some time now, my baby is no... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:25:56 EST sunflower seed butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x44905361 Do any of you eat sunflower seed butter and if so what is a clean brand? I love the taste of nut butters but am just starting out eating clean and am having trouble with labels still. Thanks for your help. Thu, 3 Nov 2011 15:59:17 EST Dr Oz Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x44833587 I love Dr. Oz. and his recipes. Check them out here http://www.doctoroz.com/recipes <BR> His anti inflammatory toast is yum!! It's Ezekial bread with avocado, lemon, and red pepper flakes. Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:46:59 EST Pumpkin Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x44833545 I seem to be adding pumpkin to everything as of late. Pumpkin, almond milk and 1 tbl added flax meal with a dash of salt and agave make me a happy girl. What's your fav pumpkin recipe? <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:43:11 EST Pumpkin Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x44833484 I seem to be adding pumpkin to everything as of late. Pumpkin, almond milk and 1 tbl added flax meal with a dash of salt and agave make me a happy girl. What's your fav pumpkin recipe? Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:38:22 EST WooHoo! Joined the team AND posted my first blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x44476670 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to be here. I'm Mad. I'm a Cancer Survivor. I'm here, trying to lose the weight I gained during my 'lost years.' I can't wait to meet everybody. I want to 'eat clean' to help make sure I don't get 'sick' again! If you get a chance, please read my blog post and let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> Mad <BR> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 13:37:51 EST Recipe Ideas. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x44465371 Everyone needs a little inspiration every now and then. My new recipe of the moment is Curried Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk. What's yours? Thu, 6 Oct 2011 20:47:38 EST Clean coffee? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x44317640 Hi all :) What are you putting in your coffee to keep it clean? I did use ff creamer and sweet n low. I am currently trying almond milk and stevia but blech....I read what I thought would be a great idea on eatcleandiet.com about putting protein powder (choc) in the coffee and it would taste like hot chocolate. I just tried it and the pp never disolved and it got all hard and chunky. Maybe it's just the brand I bought...Any ideas? Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:42:29 EST Planning Ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x44314226 What tips can you provide to make eating clean quick and easy? I always keep baby carrots, cherry tomatos, and garbonzo beans around. These are my go to foods in case I don't have time to prep anything. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 08:38:05 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x44284498 I was wondering if anyone had some good recipes for Thanksgiving dinner? Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:18:29 EST Going that Extra Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x44274700 I've been changing my lifestyle for the past two years now and I've lost almost 80 pounds (I've had two babies in there as well) I've been leaning more and more into a 100% natural diet as I've been maturing in my dieting habits. <BR> <BR> Clean eating is very foreign to me and I seriously have no idea what I'm doing so any tips would be very much welcome!!! <BR> <BR> I've already switched to whole grains, skim milk, fresh or frozen fruits/veggies I'm starting to get more and more away fr... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 01:30:14 EST Going that Extra Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x44274695 I've been changing my lifestyle for the past two years now and I've lost almost 80 pounds (I've had two babies in there as well) I've been leaning more and more into a 100% natural diet as I've been maturing in my dieting habits. <BR> <BR> Clean eating is very foreign to me and I seriously have no idea what I'm doing so any tips would be very much welcome!!! <BR> <BR> I've already switched to whole grains, skim milk, fresh or frozen fruits/veggies I'm starting to get more and more away fr... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 01:29:57 EST Going that Extra Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x44274675 I've been changing my lifestyle for the past two years now and I've lost almost 80 pounds (I've had two babies in there as well) I've been leaning more and more into a 100% natural diet as I've been maturing in my dieting habits. <BR> <BR> Clean eating is very foreign to me and I seriously have no idea what I'm doing so any tips would be very much welcome!!! <BR> <BR> I've already switched to whole grains, skim milk, fresh or frozen fruits/veggies I'm starting to get more and more away fr... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 01:28:03 EST IBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x44219330 How did you figure out what foods triggered you? I have been in pain for almost 3 weeks now. Saw doctor again yesterday. Now recommend to eat BRAT diet, which I have donemany many many many times .. <BR> <BR> but the only thing, there will be no protein ... I always just ate plain oatmeal, white rice with cream and sugar, bananas and toast with some butter. Lots of saltines and sprite/7-up .. <BR> <BR> well I don't eat just sugar anymore... don't really eat white rice at all, I occasional... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:27:42 EST Hi I am new. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x44070778 Hi My name is Erin and I just discovered spark people. I have been trying to lose weight on my own for 6 weeks..... So far down 3 lbs and 4 inches....With numbers like those I knew I was doing something terribly wrong. Just when I was about to give up I found this site.... Turns out I was not eating enough calories a day. Hopefully now with guidance I will have a reason to smile and can reach my goals. :) Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:17:39 EST mood swings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x44026022 I want to see a naturopath? Is that what they are. Or a nutritionist. I want to figure out how to control mood swings and depression by eating right. The clean eating is helping SOOOOO MUCH but if I miss my medicine (and don't even realize it until later ... i am noticing a pattern in moods) I HATE IT! My husband actually made a comment, asking if I took my medicine today, because I missed two days, and i am the biggest B**** right now! I am flipping out for no reason and just happy one minut... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 14:32:44 EST Kcals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43998471 Okay I know calorie counting isn't promoted in clean eating .... I have to count though, because I will not even get 1200 if I don't count .... so I have been counting since last month, i have missed a few days and i FEEL AWFUL the days I don't, because I am not getting enough of my macros and total kcals. So how do you go about getting your needed calories for the day when you don't count! <BR> <BR> And I have another question. How do you tell someone that they need to eat more? Like they'... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 18:11:00 EST New to the team. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x43980236 Hi everyone! I'm Amanda and have been on Spark for just over six months now. My husband and I have always been pretty good about clean eating (for the most part, maybe 75% of the time), making meals from scratch, using whole ingredients, etc. Recently, though, after reading a couple of Michael Pollan's books, I've become much more aware of clean eating and how important it is to your health, both physical and mental. I've added a lot more fruits and veggies to my diet and I pay much more atte... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 17:46:47 EST Nancy's lowfat cottage cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43934865 Alright I know it could be considered an unclean food because it's packaged. But .... what if you find a cleaner kind. I found Nancy's a few days ago! In the natural foods section! Woo Hoo! They were out of greek yogurt. Grrr. <BR> <BR> But these are the ingredients in the cottage cheese. Skim milk, cream nonfat milk powder, L. acidophillus, B. bifidum and 4 strains of lactic cultures, salt. <BR> <BR> Most other cottage cheese I have eaten have preservaties and other crap in them! Tue, 6 Sep 2011 12:42:08 EST Is my smoothie's making me fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x43901374 Ok so lately i've been reading on several occasion that too much fructose is actually bad for you, especially if you're trying to lose weight. <BR> <BR> Every day I have a smoothie that's composed of : big handful of spinachs, an avocado, a banana, a mango, some little fruits and like an apple or a pear. I just add some no sugar-added fruit juice and blend it. It gives 1.25L or so that we split in two, my boyfriend and I. <BR> <BR> Logically it's not that much, less or equivalent of what t... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 16:47:04 EST does anyone allow a controlled 'cheat' day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x43878703 Does anyone here allow a day to eat off plan in a controlled & scheduled way? How do you do it? <BR> Sat, 3 Sep 2011 01:08:22 EST Reintroduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x43855488 I joined this team a few years ago, but I've been off the bandwagon for a LONG LONG time. So..here I am, back (again), and I thought I'd reintroduce myself. :) <BR> <BR> I'm Kristi, and I've been married since 2000 to my wonderful husband. We have 6 kids. I lost all of my pregnancy weight (and then some!) after the birth of my third, but then our family hit a really rocky time. Cross-country move (away from my beloved gym... away from ANY gym!!), then I got pregnant with twins right awa... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 17:43:36 EST Flaxseeds...How do I use them? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x43846748 I was at a bulk food store yesterday and picked up a big container of flaxseeds on the cheap. I'm still very new to clean eating so how do I use them? Thu, 1 Sep 2011 09:03:54 EST whey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x43764583 Does anyone have a suggestion for using whey? I just made cheese and have leftover whey.Can you use it in a smoothie, and what are the nutritional benefits? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Sat, 27 Aug 2011 17:35:00 EST Oatmeal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x43758007 Try as I might, I just can't do it!!! <BR> <BR> I am reading Tosca Reno's, "Eating Clean Diet, Recharged!" She talks about eating oatmeal every morning as part of her routine. I have tried my whole life to 'like' oatmeal. I just can't do it. The consistency absolutely makes me gag. I try at least once a year, and think, "I can get over this!" And I take a couple of bites, my stomach starts to turn, my gag reflex starts kicking in... can't do it. <BR> <BR> So now, I have this whole containe... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 09:11:23 EST Delicious discovery of the day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43743531 I decided to try mixing my vanilla whey protein in plain fat free Greek yogurt (I use Fage 0%). It tastes like cake batter!!! I love love love it! It has about the same consistency as well. I also put some raspberries on top. <em>244</em> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 10:18:55 EST Meal Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43727996 I am going to try and take on the task of planning my meals now, and hopefully soon my husband. <BR> <BR> So I am wondering if there is any specific way to do this? Do I have to have a certain amount of carbs/fat/protein in each meal? Is there a specific way to vary the types of foods I eat so I Get a balanced diet? <BR> What are your tricks? <BR> <BR> Please share. Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:24:40 EST Beware the dangerous walnut! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43691364 <link>www.foodrenegade.com/did-know-walnut<BR>s-illegal-drugs/ </link> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:18:53 EST Clean Food Means Clean Packaging Too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43668796 The Bpa issue: Which companies are switching over to Bpa-free cans? <BR> I don't know how up-to-date these websites are but they are still helpful. When I did some more searching I found some differing opinions but much of it was out of date. The one thing that stood out was that you can tell by the color of the lining...but that means you have to buy the item before you will know. I suppose you could take it back to the store...maybe. <BR> <BR> <link>www.treehugger.com/files/2010/03/7-b<B... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:18:14 EST Vegetari an/Vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43643906 I am looking at changing my lifestyle to vegetarian and someday vegan .... It will take time I know ... but is there anyone else in here that is a vegetarian or vegan that I can get help from? Sat, 20 Aug 2011 20:59:37 EST Oats and Oatmeal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43593159 Nice article from Mark Sisson on oats. <BR> <BR> Scroll down to the third paragraph from the bottom and click on "interesting thread" to get to the recipe. <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/are-oats-hea<BR>lthy/ </link> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:19:17 EST Orange Juice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43586675 Orange Juice <BR> <BR> Here’s an article from Doc Mercola that explains the truth of commercially packaged orange juice <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2011/08/16/dirty-little-secret<BR>-orange-juice-is-artificially-flavored<BR>-to-taste-like-oranges.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Excerpt from article: <BR> <BR> If you buy orange juice at the store, you may lean towards the kind that advertises itself as “100 percent juice” and “not made from concentrate”. But have ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:08:33 EST Protein ... protein protein .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43554499 okay .. so I am wondering where I can get my lean protein sources from so I can better planning my meals. I get tired of chicken chicken chicken. <BR> <BR> Right now I get protein not necessarily lean, but close enough for trying to get back to clean eating .. I forgot how hard it was before, and it was so simple like i thought nothing of it, when it was a habit before I got divorced and depression ... anyways going off on a tangent .Sorry about that! <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> Okay so protei... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:23:22 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x43515484 Hi I am am new to the Clean Eating program. I am committed to trying to eat healthy. This is a lifestyle I want. I have eaten healthy in the past, but let the stress at work get the best of me and eat all kinds of junk. Time to get back with the program and follow the Clean Eating principles. I know I can do this. I love to cook, so it is time to develop clean recipes for some of my favorite recipes <em>41</em> . I want to lose approximately 71 pounds, but am not going to get stuck on the n... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 08:58:14 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x43469957 I've been eating clean for about the past 2 1/2 weeks. I need the support; I find myself daydreaming about cake, ice cream, homemade muffins (I definite love). <BR> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:57:50 EST BBQ Sauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x43259077 Does anyone have a recipe for or know of a pre-bottled BBQ sauce that is clean? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:01:14 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x43245701 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Olivia and I'm new to Sparkpeople and this team. <BR> <BR> I just ordered Tosca Reno's book so I can't wait to receive it and start implementing her advices. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the motivation and support everyone <em>244</em> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:45:24 EST New to clean eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x43236593 Hello all!!! My name is Nikki and I have only been on spark people for about 2 weeks but wanted to go ahead and change my way of eating....to eating clean. I bought Tosca's book recharged yesterday and have been reading it. I am going to start cooler 1 on August 1st when I will have all of my food purchased for it. I do have a couple of questions though that I haven't found answers to. <BR> 1. In cooler one does it have to be "distilled water" and why? <BR> 2. What do you use for a repl... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 09:24:16 EST Breakfast Cereal Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43227656 I have "cereal mornings," and I use a good fiber/low sugar Kashi cereal, but it is not high-protein. I find I get hungry real soon after AM cereal, and hunger can follow me into the afternoon. <BR> <BR> What can I eat with my cereal (I usually have cereal, fruit, almond milk, and maybe some chopped nuts) to boost the protein and make it last longer (besides a boiled egg; can't stomach those). <BR> <BR> BTW, I experience the same thing even if the cereal is high protein... <BR> <BR> Thanks... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:55:54 EST The Politics of Sprouts and Sprouting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43220647 Since this subject of sprouts was brought up by another team member I thought I might add this from the Sprout People website: <BR> <BR> A snippet from the article "The Politics of Sprouts" <BR> ...(as) this issue of sprout safety keeps coming up, we could add more current documents. Probably we should, but frankly it is always a rehash of the same old crap. It just makes our blood boil. Every time there is an outbreak, a ton of people just stop eating sprouts, another ton writes to us askin... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:40:54 EST Sprouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43208367 I got this cool green top for use on a mason jar and a bag of seeds for sprouts. They are starting to sprout. Has anybody done this and how do you use the sprouts? I saw something about growing sprouts in a jar in one of the Clean Eating books or magazines but I can't find it now. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 18:15:05 EST Back to basics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43196446 I was doing really good for a really long time eating clean and mostly green. Then I decided to switch it up and starting to try to eat primal (bad idea for a not so big in to meat eater). It backfired and I am up three pounds. Today I am jump starting my clean eating again and going back to what was working before. Trying to remember "If its not broken, don't fix it." I'll be eating clean for the rest of my life... I hope :) Tue, 26 Jul 2011 06:03:16 EST Who's afraid of saturated fats?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43147058 Here's an article that tells the story of how wrong the advice against saturated fats has been for nearly 100 years. We are waking up! Are you still afraid of full fat dairy? Bacon? and all the other wonderful, tasty, healthful fats that have been removed from food on the grocery store shelves? <BR> <BR> Fear no more. Eat well. Be well <BR> <link>healthimpactnews.com/2011/enjoy-satu<BR>rated-fats-they%E2%80%99re-good-for-you/ </link> Sat, 23 Jul 2011 10:15:34 EST Organic Coconut Milk "Ice Cream"... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x43123383 ...I think I've died and gone to heaven... <BR> <BR> http://coconutbliss.com/coconut-bliss-pr<BR>oducts Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:30:20 EST Salsa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x43094432 Is it approved to use Salsa. I like blackbeans with brown rice and salsa. I also use salsa on Portabella Mushroom. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:31:32 EST Movie Theater http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x43094208 We're going to watch Harry Potter today, right in the middle of what would be dinner time. <BR> <BR> I don't want to get overly hungry, and I don't want to fill up on junk. <BR> <BR> What purse-friendly clean snacks do you recommend that I can take with me? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance!!! Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:21:22 EST I'm new... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x43085643 what are these Cooler diet things? Tue, 19 Jul 2011 22:24:39 EST Nut Spreads http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x43004750 I know we can use nut spreads but has anyone used nutella or is it even allowed? I loved hazelnuts but this seems to have quite a bit of sugar. Thoughts? Fri, 15 Jul 2011 13:44:07 EST Im new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x43004653 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> i am just begining today. I have been on spark periodically for a while. Have read the book and am ready to dedicate my life to finally getting this fat off and begining a healthy lifestyle. I'm looking forward to getting daily ideas and help from everyone. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 13:38:31 EST Determined More Than Ever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x42950235 Hello! My name is Sara and I'm new to both SC and SP. I recently moved to SC from Hawaii and am trying to get acclimated to this heat...holy cow is it hot down here in the south! I'm more determined than ever to lose weight and keep it off, but more importantly I want to begin living a healthier lifestyle. I don't need to fit into a certain size to consider myself in shape. I want to eat right and exercise. I've done it before and know it works for me. I just haven't figured out how to stick... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:25:58 EST Complex Carbohydrates? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x42947032 I've been trying to look around for complex carbohydrates but I can't find a detailed list. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:17:15 EST upset stomach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x42910314 a couple of weeks ago I was in the emergency room with stomach (lower intestine) pains. I got better, the pain subsiding and didn't stay at the hospital but went home. a friend recommended two things which seems to be working realy well: <BR> Apple Cider Vinegar first thing in the day and end of the day: one tablespoon in 8 oz water <BR> and <BR> probiotics - acidopholus 2 tablespoons mid-day not with meals(to counteract the antibiotics I took for skin 2 months ago.) <BR> <BR> I am into her... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 17:11:27 EST New To Sparkpeople :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x42870864 I have been on here for a short time now...I would love to find people going through the same struggle as myself :) Fri, 8 Jul 2011 10:25:44 EST My clean eating challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x42865241 Hi all, <BR> Tomorrow I am starting my clean eating challenge/streak - eating only single ingredient foods, nothing from a box. I really want to start this way of life, I felt great when I had done it religiously for the past 5 weeks or so then I fell off the wagon a bit. I would love any support or advice or encouragement! I plan to track my food daily and hopefully blog, as well! I can do this! Fri, 8 Jul 2011 01:08:40 EST Tosca's Cook Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x42859898 I am interested in purchasing one of the Eat Clean Cookbooks, but am unsure which one to start with. Which one(s) do you have? Do you have a favorite? Thanks in advance for your help!! Thu, 7 Jul 2011 19:05:35 EST The Truth about Saturated Fat and Cholesterol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x42856274 As a culture, we have been living under a false notion that saturated fats and cholesterol are dangerous to our health. This theory has been proven to be dangerously wrong over and over again. Here's an article that, if you actually read it will give you something better than fat-free/cholesterol-free dinner. Here is food for thought that just might bring you the health (and waistline) that you have been wanting. And a lot better tasting food as well. <BR> <link>www.nutritiopedia.com/2011/0... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 15:05:57 EST New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9014x42837797 Having PCOS, hypothyroidism and infertility struggles have brought me to clean eating. With these diseases I have to constantly monitor my cholesterol and triglyceride levels. So I'm here trying this. It's going to be difficult, I've such a sweet tooth and also need to explore more veggies since I'm ususally not a fan, but I am growing into them. :) <BR> <BR> Can someone tell me the principles of eating clean? <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 16:42:21 EST Has anyone experienced results with cooler 1? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x42786242 I'm considering going for it for two weeks. It just seems like a lot of food, and am wondering if this has worked for any of you. Thanks :-) Sun, 3 Jul 2011 21:58:57 EST IDEAS PLEASE COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x42782829 At our church on social sunday's the fare is typically coffee orange juice, doughnuts, sticky danish's, huge muffins, more doughnuts.... Any suggestions !!!! We are going to try a HEALTHY CLEANED- UP social day. Any good ideas or recipes that we can use to make everyone happy but have our healthy morning. If this is a success it may change the way our church celebrates its social sunday's. Sun, 3 Jul 2011 17:30:16 EST Garlic Scapes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x42749940 Anyone ever cook with garlic scapes? I got a bunch with my CSA - not sure what to do with them. Thanks. <BR> <BR> Mandie Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:45:32 EST Truvia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2528x9014x42689999 What do you think of Truvia? It is a sweetener made from Stevia, but after reading the package I discovered it also contains something else called Erythritol. It says it is a natural sweetener produced by a natural process, found is fruits like grapes and pears. I'm skeptical, because it does not sound very "natural." <BR> Has anyone done any further investigation on Truvia and Erythritol? <BR> <em>40</em> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:25:14 EST GM Foods sent to their own shelves in Cyprus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x42685302 Bill passed unanimously to make stores display genetically modified foods in their own separate shelves. <BR> <link>www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/separate-<BR>shelves-gm-foods-now-law/20110408 </link> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:27:50 EST Food Freedom Movement Heating UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9014x42685223 Don't give up pushing back on government's foolish war against citizen's right to eat what they want! Personally, I am sick to death of government and their BIG FOOD BIZ pals trying to take farm fresh, natural, God-given foods from us claiming that we are too stupid to know how to feed ourselves. Food safety regulation has gone way, way too far! <BR> <BR> <link>foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/06/13<BR>/maine-passes-joint-resolution-on-stat<BR>e-food-sovereignty/ </link> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:23:57 EST