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9/1/11 3:32 P

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too funny! soft boiled eggs have to be eaten warm with salt and pepper. lol

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9/1/11 2:58 P

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KISS04- Just a little warning from my OWN experience with HB eggs...

I over-did them one a one-week challenge I made for myself to go "sugar-free" with my snacking. So I cooked up a huge batch of HB eggs and was eating several per day. Well, one batch of mine didn't cook all the way through... and they were like soft-boiled eggs.... while eating it, I was so grossed out by it (even though it was probably safe) that I ended up throwing the rest away, and haven't eaten a "plain" HB egg since then. The thought of just a plain HB egg white makes me nauseous, unless it's chopped up in a salad or prepared "deviled." LOL!

So, just don't make the same mistake as me!! I used to love HB eggs! Maybe I'll grow fond of them again after a while...

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9/1/11 2:34 P

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This week I made hard boiled eggs and just took the yolk out (for breakfast) and for lunch I have a whole hard boiled egg with my salad.

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9/1/11 2:18 P

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I precook a pot sometimes and add bits of apple. Then when ready to reheat, add your almond, soy or whatever you use for milk. I also will add a few pieces of walnuts or almonds if I want the crunch and a little sweetner. I am going to switch to truvia.

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9/1/11 1:07 P

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For oats, I buy my store-brand Old Fashioned oats (rolled) - NOT quick cooking. Quick cooking essentially are just MORE processed than regular oats, so they have less nutrients. The regular rolled oats only take about 2 minutes in the micro (versus one). I make mine with water, then sweeten with Truvia and mix in fresh berries, nuts, nut butters, cocoa, dried fruits, and a whole variety of combinations-- it's the best! Otherwise, I'll batch-cook steel cut oats on the weekend. Steel cut are the LEAST processed of oats, and look a bit more like a grain, as they are not "rolled" (flattened) into flakes. Consequently, they retain the most nutrients and natural protein. You can buy steel cut in the bulk bins or at natural food stores. They take about 20 minutes on the stove top, and I've been using 1 cup dry for 4 small "side servings" of cooked oats. Cook them on a weekend or week night and then portion out your servings in containers to reheat on week mornings. They're thick, grainy, and not mushy at all. I splash a little almond milk in before reheating, then heat about 1:15, and mix in the same ingredients I listed above.

I'd definitely stay away from the flavored packets of quick-oats. The sodium/sugar on those is kinda crazy (even with cals are low).

For egg whites, I've been using both the cartoned whites (using Egg Beaters brand), and regular eggs, sans yolk. Once in a while, I'll mix in ONE yolk with a serving of whites, but the main reason to avoid has been explained already (cholesterol, calories, fat). They're not "bad" per say, but they're a bit like dairy (IMO)-- consume less often, and you'll be fine. In my batch cooking of "egg muffins," I've been using about 2 1/4 cups of carton-whites, and then 3 full eggs to give them a little healthy fat, color, and more flavor.

I hope that helps!

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8/31/11 5:26 P

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I use a store brand plan oats and sweeten it with Truvia and some berries. As for the egg whites, I use whole eggs and discard the yolk. Although there is waste, I find it cheaper this way (especially when both myself and hubby use egg whites).

Egg yolks are actually a healthy fat when used in moderation, but in this plan Jamie recommends using MSM Smart Blend supplements to reach your fat intake. It is CLA and Fish Oil... very healthy fats.

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8/31/11 9:48 A

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I use the Quaker brand quick oats plain oatmeal. The one I buy (in Canada) is usually in a bag, has no flavour and the bag is mostly red coloured. It will say Plain Quick Oats on the bag. If you buy the individual packet sizes in a box they typically contain more sodium. If I want some flavour I tend to add a few blueberries or stevia to make it a little sweet. All I do to make mine is measure the amount I want, add the suggested amount of water a microwave for about a minute :)

As for the egg whites- the focus is on getting lots of protein in. I use the egg whites in the carton if I add it to my oatmeal. I also make egg white omelettes with veggies etc. There is a great recipe kicking around on here for an egg white crepe as well. I use whole eggs as well, I will hardboil them and just take out the egg yolks.

Egg yolks aren't evil but they do have on average about 213mg of cholesterol per yolk from what I have read. Fat isn't the enemy at all times but for this particular plan Jamie is telling us to eat the whites only.

Hope this helps :)

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8/31/11 9:31 A

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Ok, so I am new to this cleaning eating thing, and I want to make sure I get it right. First question is, I see a lot of people are eating oatmeal. The only oatmeal I eat is Nature's Path assorted flavors oatmeal. I'm going to assume this isn't the cleanest, so what do I do for clean, quick oatmeal? What do I look for in the store and how do I make it?

Also, I see that the meal plan calls for an extensive amount of egg whites. I've only ever eaten eggs before. I've seen cartons of egg whites at the store, is this what people are using, or are they actually separating out a bunch of eggs? Which brand of egg whites is cleanest and best tasting? What's so wrong about egg yokes? Can I include any yokes in the Livefit eating plan?

Thanks!

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