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Fitness Minutes: (1,390) Posts: 119 5/17/13 10:57 P
I eat the same breakfast each day (Ezekiel bread, 2 eggs cooked in coconut oil and glass of water) and work days I eat the same lunch (salad and shredded veggies in mason jar with cooked chicken) but dinners and weekends we vary it by what we can get from the local organic gal!
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current weight: 223.2
Fitness Minutes: (15,107) Posts: 200 5/7/13 12:10 A
Not really, that gets boring for me
I started out top weight 245 but that was when I actually got on a scale. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia almost 20 years ago. Over the years I've learned that I do so much better when I eat organic foods and I haven't eaten red meat in years I have been gradually working more raw foods, vegetables and fruit into my diet. I avoid drive through resturants like the plague.
Pounds lost: 36.7
Posts: 6 5/6/13 7:14 P
On weekdays I usually eat the same thing or something similar for breakfasts and lunches. It's usually a latte or tea and yogurt or toast for breakfast. For lunch I alternate between salads and wraps with lots of greens and hummus or light cream cheese. Snacks are almost always yogurt or almonds. I like variety for dinner and weekend meals, so I don't get bored and sabotage myself!
current weight: 213.5
Posts: 1,537 4/2/13 12:36 P
Well, things would probably be a lot more efficient for me if I limited the variety of foods I eat, but I love cooking and eating.
So I eat a really wide variety of foods to keep myself happy. There's only two in my household, though, so there's usually leftovers after every meal. First dibs go to my partner, for lunch--partly because she doesn't crave as much variety as I do and partly because she has food allergies and I sometimes use lunchtime as a chance to eat the foods she's allergic too. But sometimes there's enough of a dinner left over for me as well, and then I'll have the same thing twice in one week.
I'm Sue, and I won't let fear hold me back.
current weight: 168.0
Posts: 705 3/26/13 8:36 A
Eating the same thing everyday often leads me to bad choices. I need variety in my diet. I often crave salad if I don't eat enough vegetables.
current weight: 0.2 over
Posts: 2,571 3/25/13 4:13 P
I recently found out I'm allergic to a bunch of very common foods, so I'm basically eating chicken or beef or fish or shrimp and vegetables and an occasional piece of fruit. I tend to eat the same thing several days only because I save money buying larger packages of meat and then I cook it and eat it until it's gone. Like, I did 10 chicken thighs yesterday and so I'll have 1 or 2 a meal with some veg for 2-3 days.
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current weight: 246.0
Posts: 113 3/8/13 10:42 P
No, but there are some things that I might eat again in a week or two. I'm trying to not eat the same things over and over, unless it's fruit. I eat whole fruits, nothing added.
Pounds lost: 32.5
Posts: 2,607 3/3/13 12:34 A
I don't eat the same thing every day, but I eat the pretty much the same foods in a 2 week cycle. They are tried and true and when I get tired of something I find an equally healthy "something" to rotate in the cycle. I buy from a local farmer so my creativity can be somewhat limited at times. But I know I am eating healthy tasteful foods and that makes me enjoy the routine.
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Posts: 846 3/2/13 6:00 P
Sometimes, mostly breakfast and lunch. I have a question for you all? What are some good healthy snacks. I just got on track yesterday, which I am so thankful was an easy day for me! Today I ate lunch less than and hour ago and now was very hungry and shakey! I had a banana? What are some other good choices?
Posts: 8,670 3/2/13 9:36 A
I sometimes eat the same thing in similar circumstances. For example, if I get up in the night I'll eat a carton of yogurt, in this case I have been up the last 4 nights so now my blueberry yogurt is gone :-) I don't buy many snacks for myself either so I'll eat an apple each day and, lately, I've been snacking on honey nut cheerios without milk in the afternoon.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer
Pounds lost: 4.6
Posts: 145 2/23/13 11:47 A
I really look forward to my morning sameness and find it comforting. For lunch and dinner, it's different. Even if I have leftovers, I like to be creative with them. Sometimes I add, sometimes I subtract and add. I agree that the more variety, the wider range of nutrients you'll be taking in. It can be difficult both ways, whether you're cooking for one or a family. Either way, you've got to figure out how to not waste food, especially in this economy.
Edited by: SUNNYDEJA at: 2/23/2013 (11:47)
Sunny gal in So Cal
Pounds lost: 13.0
Posts: 874 2/14/13 3:07 P
I never eat the same thing every day with the exception of breakfast but even that changes. For example, I made a frittata with spinach and mushrooms on Sunday morning, cut it into 4 wedges and ate a wedge every morning until this morning. Tomorrow I'll have oatmeal or something. That sometimes gets boring as well so I need to change it up but lunch and dinner are always different and vary day to day.
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Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 601 2/14/13 1:30 P
Not I. Like variety.Too many great things out there to try.
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Posts: 7,658 2/9/13 9:17 A
I always have some kind of salad everyday.
"Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you." ---Heidi Johnson
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current weight: 166.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,919) Posts: 4 9/9/12 7:55 A
Heck no, I don't eat the same thing everyday. I want to (although it doesn't always happen) get the most nutrients I can from different foods. I can't eat all the nutritious foods in one day (ha! I probably could); so it has to be spaced out! I don't think I could keep sane eating the same exact thing day in and day out.
Pounds lost: 7.6
Fitness Minutes: (34,802) Posts: 7,603 8/27/12 7:49 P
I don't think eating the same thing every day is really that healthy. Variety of foods means variety of micronutrients.
current weight: 257.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,358) Posts: 98 8/27/12 6:58 P
I wish I ate different things every day, but I notice I tend to just eat the same thing for a while for breakfast and lunch. It makes it easier to go shopping and I also don't need to plan anything which I am never good at doing.
current weight: 167.0
Fitness Minutes: (44,261) Posts: 3,423 8/26/12 7:34 P
I guess when certain things are in season, like black cherries or watermelon or peaches or peaches 'n' cream corn on the cob, I go crazy and they figure daily into my menu plan, but they are always go withs with other varied items.
Getting bored with boring, never changing menus would send me to the foods that send me over the edge.
And with leftovers, something from the meal where I cooked too much will figure into a meal in the next three days, but usually will be frozen for at least a week before I eat it again.
Certain foods I eat over and over again because I love them and they're good for me. Also, once you calculate out certain foods that work for you and you know their exact nutrition content, it's nice to know that. Very hard to guess on some foods. Just as an example, tonight we went to a potluck. I had my "go-to" meal back at home if I could wait that long. I decided not to play the guessing game at the potluck and probably eat some stuff that's not the best for me. So I came home and ate my usual.
Pounds lost: 2.0
Fitness Minutes: (120) Posts: 2,163 8/20/12 6:57 P
On weekdays I always have the same breakfast, and I have a few various things in my lunch rotation, but not a ton of variety. Weekends are variable. I have my variety with dinner, I almost never make the same meal twice, especially main courses. I will repeat sides.
I'm not sure if eating the same thing every day controls my cravings. It *does* keep me full, b/c they're high fiber/protein choices.
I can only eat the same things, tho, if I truly like the foods. If not, no way. And for now, I love them!
current weight: 183.6
Posts: 550 8/15/12 7:17 A
I eat all over the shop. I like curry for breakfast and I only eat fruit before meals. I have thought about eating the same thing for brekkie and lunch but it never seems to happen. I thought eating the same thing daily may help control cravings. Does it anyone?
Pounds lost: 11.0
Posts: 297 8/14/12 9:06 A
I'm actually the same as you. I *hate* the same foods every day. But, lately, I enjoy having the same thing at my meals, with a variation on it.
For instance, for breakfast, every day, no fail is Greek nonfat yogurt. Sometimes, I'll have it with raw oatmeal and honey; other times, just with honey and a Kashi bar on the side.
Lunch is always, always a salad with a tahini dressing. Sometimes with chicken, sometimes with a veggieburger; today with lentils.
I have noticed if I eat the same thing every day b/c I'm "supposed" to, I give up quickly and return to junky foods.
current weight: 183.6
Fitness Minutes: (196,757) Posts: 7,716 8/13/12 10:35 P
Never, never.....if I ate the samething every day I would get bored and completely stop eating. Hubby and I have a new recipe each week......We eat healthy and use fresh or frozen fruites and veggies, not boxed or prepared foods.......My standby in the frige is plain Greek yogart as I can mix with fruit, make a smoothie, etc.....Just today I printed a new recipe that I will prepare for us this weekend. It is fattritta with no meat. I will serve it with a mixed green salad, etc. Hubby loves the adventure of new foods to try. If we do not like it. It will get a big black X across the recipe and tossed in the trash. He will often find a recipe and bring it to me and we will try that one. We make lots of fruit salsas to go with our protien of the meal, fresh roasted or steamed veggies, etc. Food should never be boring
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current weight: 144.0
Fitness Minutes: (34,802) Posts: 7,603 8/13/12 10:20 A
Not at all. I believe that variety is the spice of life, and also a way to pick up lots of trace elements and vitamins that an unvaried diet would not contain. I also love to cook and love a lot of different cuisines, so any week might include dishes inspired by Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Hungarian, etc. influences. I eat absolutely everything, but try to put a healthier spin on it by including lots of veggies. When I make chicken paprikash, I use full fat sour cream because I am not afraid of fat in my diet, only chemicals and refined sugars. For me, eating real food means staying away from things with long ingredients lists, and focusing on eating lots of plants.
I'm not always perfect at it, of course, but my life works best if I stick to that plan.
current weight: 257.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,090) Posts: 176 8/13/12 9:55 A
I tend to eat the same types of things each day. So while I may eat the same ingredients everyday, the method changes. For example:
Breakfast always includes fresh fruit and two eggs, but I may vary it up by technique (Poached, Fried, Scrambled) and toppings (avocado, tomato, pine nuts, bacon).
Lunch usually stems from dinner earlier in the week. I love to make a big pot of soup on Sunday. Then I can have it for lunch on different days or dinner if I don't to cook. Quinoa salads are a common choice too. A big batch on the weekend, then toss in available veggies and drizzle some dressing.
Ree, NYC BLC23 - Groovy Geckos
++++++++++ The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. ~ Ayn Rand
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And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. -Nietzsche
Pounds lost: 0.2
Posts: 427 8/13/12 8:54 A
i am exactly like this. i like what i like and that doesn't change very often at all. i have a handful of meals that i choose from so it's not too exact all the time but it's pretty close. my husband and two step kids (who we have every weekend) DO NOT eat healthy with me so i end up making them what they want. if it's something i can't modify for my meal then i end up making something different for me....and that is usually always the same things. some experts would say that this isn't a good thing but i say "why not?!". when i was eating crap food every day it was always the same things so what diff does it really make...as long as i'm eating right. idk...i just think we def know what we like and that's that. :)
Sherry - Indiana
current weight: 168.8
Posts: 297 8/13/12 8:41 A
I eat the same things for breakfast and lunch every day, 5 days a week. On weekends, I like to have a little variety and then look forward to going back to my routine.
Dinners are hard to make the same, since my husband and kids won't eat the same thing every night (and I don't blame them). If I could, I would have beans and brown rice; OR chicken breast and broccoli in the evenings. I just try to keep dinners healthy and have commonsense portions, no seconds.
Just curious if anyone out there has sames every day?
current weight: 183.6
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