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6/19/12 12:36 P

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In my opinion, it is always the best choice to prepare your own foods from fresh ingredients. As others have mentioned plans like Nutrisystem do work, but they teach you nothing about how to eat properly on an on-going basis.

Since I totally love salads, I buy the gargantuan sized organic mixed lettuce at Costco and have at least one large salad every day. I just mix up what I add to it from day-to-day to keep it interesting and vary the calorie & nutrition content to adjust for the other foods I'm eating that day.

For me, I can never eat too much green salad! :D

Julia
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Happily vegetarian for 40 years.

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6/17/12 9:11 A

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Thanks Sweetisha1....I have been on sooo many sites that I am totally confused.....I did not know you could freeze rice but I'm going to try it and see how it tastes.....I also am going to stick with SP as my home page and use the recipes there.....Maybe it might be less confusing....



















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6/17/12 5:35 A

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Sugarpop, I have the same problem recently i found myself cooking for 2 days and it went better that way.... and i freeze potions of rice and vegggies too that way its a little easier...
there is a team for cooking for 1 or 2 here on SP...
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6/15/12 2:14 P

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Funny you should say that...I've held back because I was weighing Nutrisysten and Sparkspeople and I think SP came out ahead...I am going to use SP as my homepage because with it always up I think that will help enormously......And they have everything and more and it doesn't cost a dime.....Thanks for your feedback.... emoticon

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6/15/12 6:24 A

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I used NUTRISYSTEM for 2 months and the biggest thing it taught me was portion control. I stopped it because the daily sodium was too high for me ( I'm over 65 and need 1500 mg instead of the 2400 everyone under the age of 45 needs). When I cook I cut the recipes down by 1/2 and will use the leftovers for either lunch or another meal. It's a great program with people willing to help. I think your time and effort would be better spent with SP. Great support and advice. And it doesn't cost you $300 a month.

Kathy (from VT)

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People will forget what you do
But people will never forget how you made them feel

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6/14/12 3:08 P

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Thanks much...I believe my biggest problem is cooking for only me...After raising 5 children it's hard to learn to cook for only one.....I will check out the SparkPeople Cookbook...:)

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CARAMELSMOM's Photo CARAMELSMOM SparkPoints: (62,193)
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6/14/12 12:24 P

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Sugarpop, I used NutriSystem years ago and lost a lot of weight. But it didn't teach me how to eat in the real world and I gained all the weight back plus more. Now I'm using SparkPeople and going with the slow route to fitness and weight loss. Good luck on your journey.

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6/14/12 12:17 P

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I have been wishywashy on trying ths program since common sense hasn't prevailed....If you did or didn't like it.....Thanks... emoticon

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