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12/23/10 12:37 A

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I make my family eat what I eat. hehehe... However, I portion my food in moderation! I have done a lot of healthy substitutions such as switching to whole grain products, ground turkey instead of ground beef, plus I added a whole lot of vegetables in the meals such as cut up zucchini.

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12/20/10 12:14 P

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Often make the same thing but two separate pans since my youngest daughter is so finicky. No onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, and on and on and on. She won't even eat melted cheese, plain hamburgers.
Think she may have been switched at birth since the rest of the family will try practically anything.

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12/19/10 3:51 P

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No, I eat what the rest of my family eats. I have just learned that I portion control my serving size. Plus we are all trying to eat healthier. My stepkids haven't figure this out yet that dad and Kerry are trying to feed them healthier foods. We know that they don't always get that at their mom's house.

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12/19/10 12:34 P

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I make one meal for the entire family. My teen is very big on toppings, which she burns off because she's an athlete. I try to skip the toppings. And the dessert. I'm not always successful.

Leslie

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12/19/10 12:05 P

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I eat mostly what my family does but sometimes will pull my stuff out before things are added that I don't need. I also sometimes eat what Louis does since he cant have what everyone else eats so I do still make 2 meals for the most part.


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12/19/10 10:48 A

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I may post this in a few places. I'm curious to know if you guys eat the same meals as your family or have an entirely separate meal.

I hear a lot of people talk about the diets they are on and some are REALLY restrictive and/or that they fix completely different meals for themselves than for their families. That makes me curious to know how many people do this.

Me personally, I adjust recipes to make them lower fat, may make a side dish that only me and hubby will eat but that the kids don't like, or something like that. For example, I make my omletes with eggbeaters and FF cheese but make families with regular eggs and cheese. We all like turkey sausage & bacon so I use that. When I make a dinner meal, we all eat the same thing. I may fix me a small bag of Green Giant frozen veggies to have instead of something like Mac & Cheese but the main meals will be the same.

It seems like it would get really expensive to cook one meal for your family and eat something different yourself for 3 meals a day. I think that's just the coupon Queen in me coming out but still... I can't justify spending that much extra on groceries for us. I just make healthier choices than I used to. It's better for my kids and husband too.

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