Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
PROMETHIAL's Photo PROMETHIAL SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (13,085)
Posts: 881
5/15/09 1:44 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
For a moment there I thought you might be dealing with chemotherapy or the like, but I re-read that restriction on veggies as being more a preference the second go around.

Fruits and veggies do help with hunger. A lot of people treat apples, pears, and other fruits of that nature as a singular item to be eaten "as shown." Most people do better when they try and add some fruit in by preparing it differently. For instance, apples that have been cored and cut into cube, small think slices, peeled (though you lose nutrients), soaked in other juice, etc. make a nice change from the old ideas on how to eat them. Same with pears, plums, peaches, etc etc. And dont forget you can always use yogurt and other things of that nature as a dipping sauce if that helps.

I've found a lot of people wont try fresh fruit thanks to years of conditioning with canned fruit as well. Canned fruits are really lacking. The traditional canned fruit is packed in heavy syrup with a ton of additional sugar. All things considered, trying fruit packed in all juice or water with no sweeteners added tends to taste better.

Often people also chose to only eat one fruit at a time. I'm not suggesting a smoothie, but making a nice precut up selection of fruits mixed like a canned cocktail will help you mix flavors and possibly enhance the experience.

Cantaloupes can be mixed in with other fruits or even juiced to help alter the flavor of other fruits. Think self canning using only a sealed dish, some fruit, cantaloupe juice and about 24 hours in the fridge. Maybe that will help you down that path.

Trying to eat new and different things is not always fun. Though you might surprise yourself over time with sampling and slow integration of some new things.

Fiber helps with cravings. No matter where it comes from. Dont always chose bread though as that can really add up to some unneeded problems. But if that's what helps to start get more in your plan, use it.

Also, really make sure you are eating enough. It cant be stressed enough that the counter-intuitive stance on eating helps more than hinder most people's "new metabolism" when they transition. Starving doesnt help you get your stamina up to be able to do cardio.

Dont forget to dig into some recipes on how to prepare some veggies also. There are tons of things to help make them more palatable. You can transition away from high calorie tasty recipes as you become accustom to the various flavors and textures. Eating raw foods is great, but its not something you just decide to do at the drop of a hat. Moderation is key etc.

And of course, drink water - feel full. Or at least drink something zero calorie. While I'm a fan of water, that again is something you have to work into for most people.

Keep at it. You're asking questions which usually means you are looking at how to progress.

 current weight: 222.0 
 
282
257.75
233.5
209.25
185
STEFFI264 SparkPoints: (29,116)
Fitness Minutes: (41,376)
Posts: 775
5/14/09 11:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I love fruit and veggies
I have also added fiber in the form of pineapple core into my shakes
It really thickens them too

MARPARMC SparkPoints: (140,558)
Fitness Minutes: (165,336)
Posts: 1,085
5/14/09 10:20 P

Send Private Message
Reply
i dont like fruits or veggies either. i eat mostly protein and i have started eating the white wheat bread as it has 5 grams of fiber and doesnt taste like cardboard. i really wish they would make fiber that tasted good. i would rather go without pasta than eat the whole wheat kind. ugh.

 current weight: 158.0 
 
260
227.5
195
162.5
130
STEFFI264 SparkPoints: (29,116)
Fitness Minutes: (41,376)
Posts: 775
5/14/09 7:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
chia is an excellent fiber that also contains omega-3's
you can sprinkle it on cereal, salad, or fruit with almost no change in taste.
I throw it in my protein shake

ROSEANNALYNN's Photo ROSEANNALYNN Posts: 9,444
5/14/09 6:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If you search fiber in the search box up above-they have an article that lists several foods and their approximate amount of fiber. Yesterday, I made chili with kidney beans and between the beans and the tomatoes it had something like 10 grams of fiber! Just read the labels and find something that works for you!

Every Time I hear that dirty word "Exercise" I wash my mouth out with "Chocolate" !!!!!!!!

Success is succeeding one more time than you fail!

I'm on a low-crap diet and a get-off-your-butt exercise plan.

I have lost myself, I have gone to find myself, should I return before I get back, Please have me wait!

If you are going through hell, keep going.
Sir Winston Churchill



 current weight: 182.2 
 
210
197.5
185
172.5
160
4-1HEALTHYCYNDI's Photo 4-1HEALTHYCYNDI Posts: 11,596
5/14/09 6:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm also trying to get more fiber. I just don't like most of those foods and I get tired of eating the ones I do like every day.

Cyndi Gryffindor,

C.A.M.O.Crew, PDT

NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!

Striving for VES, Vibrant, Elegant & Sexy

www.folhavitoria.com


 Pounds lost: 12.2 
 
0
6
12
18
24
ROSEANNALYNN's Photo ROSEANNALYNN Posts: 9,444
5/14/09 6:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Don't forget the fiber too! Fiber is good and filling. If you like Oatmeal-quaker weight control oatmeal has a lot of fiber and will keep you full for a while! I add bananas to mine...Change your breads and pastas to whole wheat-you'll add extra fiber that way...yeah, I'm on a fiber kick right now! lol!

Every Time I hear that dirty word "Exercise" I wash my mouth out with "Chocolate" !!!!!!!!

Success is succeeding one more time than you fail!

I'm on a low-crap diet and a get-off-your-butt exercise plan.

I have lost myself, I have gone to find myself, should I return before I get back, Please have me wait!

If you are going through hell, keep going.
Sir Winston Churchill



 current weight: 182.2 
 
210
197.5
185
172.5
160
4-1HEALTHYCYNDI's Photo 4-1HEALTHYCYNDI Posts: 11,596
5/14/09 6:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'd also add low fat cheese like string cheese or 2% cheddar, string cheese.

Try mixed steamed veggies if you don't like raw. Add in a little garlic, Italian dressing or balsamic vinaigrette or even some low fat cheese sauce to add variety.

Perhaps try frozen fruits in a smoothie as another way to start getting some fruit in without the ick factor.

Cyndi Gryffindor,

C.A.M.O.Crew, PDT

NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!

Striving for VES, Vibrant, Elegant & Sexy

www.folhavitoria.com


 Pounds lost: 12.2 
 
0
6
12
18
24
MSWEEZER's Photo MSWEEZER SparkPoints: (86,117)
Fitness Minutes: (97,709)
Posts: 8,815
5/14/09 6:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What works for me is Protein. Almonds are good as is peanut butter (but moderately due to the fat).

Louise (a/k/a Weezie)
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Co-Captain of 50+ Females, Fit & Feeling Fabulous
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=34907


Co-Captain of BLC19, BLC20, BLC21, BLC22 - Ivory Falcons
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=56271





There is no "Then" there is only "NOW"!!!

What we think about ourselves becomes the truth. We create our experiences by our thoughts and fe


 current weight: 144.0 
 
145
143.75
142.5
141.25
140
MUDDY1976's Photo MUDDY1976 Posts: 48
5/14/09 6:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
thank you everybody. My next question is how to eat within my range and not feel hungry. I need some low calorie ideas. I can't eat salad or uncooked veggies and the only fruit I like is Banana and the occasional cantaloupe. Thanks.

 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
14.75
29.5
44.25
59
4-1HEALTHYCYNDI's Photo 4-1HEALTHYCYNDI Posts: 11,596
5/14/09 5:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Spark People calculates your weight and activity level to have you losing 1 - 2 lbs a week. This is considered a safe rate of weight loss by the medical community. Eating too little could cause a plateau or muscle loss according to everything I've read.

Update your activity and weight occasionally as you do more and weigh less. It will recalculate your calories to keep you losing.

Cyndi Gryffindor,

C.A.M.O.Crew, PDT

NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER!

Striving for VES, Vibrant, Elegant & Sexy

www.folhavitoria.com


 Pounds lost: 12.2 
 
0
6
12
18
24
NOHA_ALEX's Photo NOHA_ALEX SparkPoints: (87,641)
Fitness Minutes: (122,120)
Posts: 9,375
5/14/09 5:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
my calorie intake increased as I increased my workouts its between 1390 to 1790

EGYPT( EST+ 6 hrs)

"Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure"



 December Minutes: 1,020
 
0
500
1000
1500
2000
MARTY19's Photo MARTY19 Posts: 53,177
5/14/09 5:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I originally had the range plugged in by SP. As I have lost weight, I have changed it to suit my needs.

Marty
Eastern Standard time
Massachusetts

Spark People Motivator

There are two options regarding committment - your either IN or your OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.

A person who wants something will find a way..
A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



 Pounds lost: 29.6 
 
0
15
30
45
60
SARAH_VW's Photo SARAH_VW Posts: 7,111
5/14/09 5:29 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
SparkPeople will give you a calorie range based on your height, weight, age and how much weight you want to lose each week. You should aim to lose 1-2 pounds per week since this is a safe and healthy rate of weight loss.

If you didn't input all that data when you signed up you can go to your start page and under "My Goals" click beside your weight loss goal. You'll also need to set up your fitness program and tell SP how much you plan to workout each week or if you know, how many calories you burn each week. Based on all of this SparkPeople will give you a calorie range you need to stay within in order to meet your goals.

I'm not sure how old you are or your height or how much you exercise, but based on your weight I would estimate that if you're working out three days a week then the bottom of your range would be 1850 calories. If you're working out 5 days a week, the bottom of your range would be around 2,000 calories. Again, SparkPeople will give you a more accurate range based on all your personal stats. It's always best to eat at the top of your range when you start losing weight. You don't want to start at the bottom since as you lose weight you won't be able to cut calories anymore than you already are. You don't want to end up dieting yourself into a corner.

Sarah

Co-Leader of SparkPeople's Official January Jumpstart Workout Challenge

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." Joshua J Marine

BMO Vancouver Half 05/01/11 1:48:53
Canada Day 10K 07/01/11 49:14


 current weight: 112.0 
 
155
143.75
132.5
121.25
110
ROSEANNALYNN's Photo ROSEANNALYNN Posts: 9,444
5/14/09 5:27 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've never questioned the site. I stay within the calorie range that they suggest-mine has been usually between 1200 and 1500. I am usually on the higher end. I'm losing slowly, but I am losing! I've lost 47 pounds so far! So something is working!

Rose

Every Time I hear that dirty word "Exercise" I wash my mouth out with "Chocolate" !!!!!!!!

Success is succeeding one more time than you fail!

I'm on a low-crap diet and a get-off-your-butt exercise plan.

I have lost myself, I have gone to find myself, should I return before I get back, Please have me wait!

If you are going through hell, keep going.
Sir Winston Churchill



 current weight: 182.2 
 
210
197.5
185
172.5
160
STEFFI264 SparkPoints: (29,116)
Fitness Minutes: (41,376)
Posts: 775
5/14/09 5:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
your calorie intake will depend on your goals and how much activity you do

I do a lot of exercise
I eat 2000-2600 calories and have been losing weight steadily
I will say I have plateaued around 170 lbs
may have to adjust the intake again

I am in this for the long haul and do not care how long it takes



ZIGGYMOM's Photo ZIGGYMOM SparkPoints: (7,599)
Fitness Minutes: (7,502)
Posts: 529
5/14/09 4:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That's odd. I started out weight of 224. When I set my goals to lose 72 pounds by end of Dec (start in March) exercise 30 mins a day it told me to consume 2200 calories. No way...I think that is way to much to start out at...maybe build up to. I right now am doing 1200-1400 a day. I eat 4 grains, 6 veggies, 2 fruit, 2 milk, 6 protien and 4 fats a day. Everyone is different though

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice


 current weight: 201.0 
 
224
205.5
187
168.5
150
CNTRYGL1's Photo CNTRYGL1 Posts: 1,603
5/14/09 4:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If you put in your stats when you set it up, and put in how much exercize you are going to do, it should tell you the right amount of calories...I work out about 45 minutes a day 5 days a week and my calories are about 1400-1800...it also depends on what you put as your goal date...the sooner the goal date, the less calories it will allow you.

Bonni

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are
willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson


Visit My Blog romeosgrl.blogspot.com/

Life is the messy bits! - Letters to Juliette


 current weight: 240.4 
 
240.4
221.55
202.7
183.85
165
LADYBUGTOOS's Photo LADYBUGTOOS Posts: 203
5/14/09 4:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I weigh about the same and I'm supposed to eat between 1200-1550. Is that close to what they gave you?

April

 current weight: 185.0 
 
206
192
178
164
150
MUDDY1976's Photo MUDDY1976 Posts: 48
5/14/09 4:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am still somewhat new at this. Can anybody tell me the normal calorie intake range where you should be to lose weight? Did you set where it should be in your nutrition tracker or did it set automatically? I feel like mine might be too high but not sure. I weigh 208 and I am just trying to figure this out. I think it take into account how much excercise you are set to do and how many calories you should eat correct. Does that make sense? Anybody around my weight could you tell me where it should be?

 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
14.75
29.5
44.25
59
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other SparkPeople's Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Low-Fat Eggplant Parmesan recipe 154 calories 1/19/2014 9:24:47 AM
Team Challange 11/1/2013 5:11:29 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25540838

Review our Community Guidelines