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6/30/08 6:58 P

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Walksfar, 12-1500 calories a day may not be enough given the amount of exercise you get. An easy rule of thumb is 10X your weight for an average lifestyle, 12X for someone who is very active. If you're not getting enough, your body thinks it's being starved and holds on to every calorie. Try upping your calories to around 15-1600 with a good variety of fruits, veggies, lean proteins and fiber dense carbs. Personally I'd ditch the slimfast in favor of real food for breakfast but that's just me.



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6/30/08 1:15 P

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Everyone can share their manually entered foods. This is really helpful for our team!
How to Share your manually entered foods:
go to your Nutrition tracker page,
click on add a food, then on My Favorites,
On the right hand side there are 3 clickble boxes. the third down is "Share Manually Entered Foods With Other Members"
This team posted about this a few months ago but Spark's search isn't capable of finding the thread.


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6/30/08 12:53 P

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I didn't realize that I could use other people's food entries either. WOW, this is going to make it a lot easier.

As for what I eat to stay between 1200 and 1500 calories. I start my day with a slimfast and vitamins. For snack I have a med apple. For lunch I eat one of the Healthy Choice GF soups. Diner is a variety of options. Today we are eating at SuperSalad. I have lettuce, bell peppers, celery, english peas, cottage cheese, and instead of salad dressing I put on chili to give it lots of flavor. I then go over to the potato bar and top off the salad with a couple scoops of the chives.

I problem is when it comes to weekends and I don't have a set routine. We eat lunch out after doing our volksmarch and after walking 10K I'm usually starved... so I tend to eat more than I should. Then later that evening sitting there watching TV, I get hungry again and usually just eat whatever I have around the house.... like popcorn! So the weekends I don't usually meet my calorie range. Which explains why I've been stuck on 161 for a year!

Edited by: WALKSFAR at: 6/30/2008 (12:53)
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6/29/08 4:31 P

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Thanks so much for the tips regarding the food tracker. I have been underutilizing this tool for a long time, and it is exciting to know others have done some of the work I've been dreading doing because I cook almost everything from scratch, and it is a tedious pain to enter it bit by bit...thank you, thank you! emoticon

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6/29/08 3:49 P

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True, CalorieKing does charge but since I use it every day, it's worth 25 cents a day for me. A lot of what is on the site is free by the way.
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6/29/08 1:22 P

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I agree that it takes time to enter the foods on Spark but once it is setup, it's not bad. I make a lot of dishes from what is in the fridge so sometimes it is time consuming. However Spark is free!!! I checked the page you recommended and they charge $7/mth. Ok if you have the disposable income to spend it that way as long as you keep using it every month to make it worthwhile.

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VELMOOSE's Photo VELMOOSE Posts: 688
6/29/08 1:09 P

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Much as I love Sparkpeople, I'm not so keen on the SP food log. I find it just takes too darn long to record everything. I've been using CalorieKing.com because it's faster. I can just drag and drop the foods into my log and all my favorites and additions show in one list.
I do end up eating a fair amount of packaged foods because I don't really like to cook and I absolutely do not bake! I'm just really careful about portion sizes and making sure I weigh and measure.
Tammy

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Thanks, BARB, it is added to my favorites. Everyone is so helpful.

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6/29/08 10:27 A

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You're welcome!
btw, you can view anyone's food log if they have opened it up for viewing.
Crotty, if you think you might forget how to do it, use the Spark Help or add this meesage topic to your Favorites (go to bottom of the post and click on add to favorites).
Barb

Edited by: GFNOMAD at: 6/29/2008 (10:26)
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6/29/08 1:13 A

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Thanks!!! :)

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GFNOMAD - Thank you so much for that enlightenment. I just hope I remember it. It is a very important asset.

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6/29/08 12:50 A

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In case Walksfar doesn't post her food log:
When I last properly tracked my food - Feb 4 - 20, on most days I was in that range. You're welcome to have a look. Check 'My Food Log' from my spark page.
Spark skips over days with no entries so it doesn't take that long to get back to Feb. There's a few days with partial entries.

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6/29/08 12:35 A

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Walksfar----
would you mind sharing what a typical day of 1200-1500 calories of food is for you? I am almost always over on my calories... not by a lot. Anyway, would just love to see a menu plan with gluten free in it. Thanks!

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Many of us have shared our foods that we entered manually. Go to the Nutrtion tracker page. If you have not turned off the meal plan, then do that first. Then click on add a food. At the top right there is a box titled 'Import From Other Users".
Click on that, then in the search, enter gluten free. It will only show one page at a time with no indication of how many pages there are so you must keep clicking on next. You can select which foods to import to your own food database.
You can also search by user name. I have shared all my manually entered foods as many others on this team have.
Play around with adding foods, favourites, searching manulally entered foods etc. You'll quickly figure it out.
Once I started tracking my food, I discovered I was eating from 100 - 400 extra calories a day. If I track my food, then I lose weight but it is time consuming.
On the Nutrition tracker page, you can "See Today's Full Report" which will give you the breakdown of nutrients, protein, carbs & fats. Nice pie chart as well as actual calories and nutrient totals. Also, use the Spark Help as this is only an introduction as to what is available.

Edited by: GFNOMAD at: 6/29/2008 (00:28)
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10 Tests that could save your life www.50plus.com/health/10-tests-that-
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6/29/08 12:29 A

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On the first day I joined SparkPeople, I knew at first glance that their menus would not work for me. I am also learning that I have to re-think my eating habits and not get sucked into the mindset that I can just substitute certain foods and expect them to taste the same, etc. It ain't gonna happen!
Setting my mind to accepting that fresh fruits and vegetables and lean/organic (when possible!) meats are going to be my best choices is the best thing that I can do in becoming healthy.
Steering away from packaged gluten-free foods and cooking from scratch has helped keep the costs down, not to mention that some of the packaged items contain dairy which I cannot have. I pack my own GF soy sauce and salad dressing with me when I do eat out, and even Starbucks will use my almond milk to make a mocha when I ask!
I have continued to eat what I normally eat, with the exception of really trying to keep an eye on added sugar.
It is difficult to be diligent with entering foods eaten and having them pop up on the SparksPeople nutritional value list. Personally, I don't have the kind of time it takes to do that consistently, but I do try because I too am shocked to see what I am really eating. A lot more than I thought!
The reality is, I rely on SparksPeople more for the encouragement I receive than for their menus or dietary suggestions. (Although I have picked up a lot of good ideas for GF recipes on SparksRecipes.)

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6/28/08 11:02 P

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Hi. I've been on the GF program since 1987 when I was diagnosed. I joined SparkPeople in 2006. I am not familiar with the SparkDiet substitutio list.

I enter the GF foods (well most of them, I messed up and threw away a pkg without entering the info just recently) into Spark so I would know the nutrition info in the foods I commonly eat.

Most of the problem with GF foods is that they are much higher in calorie than their gluten containing equivalent. So you have to really watch the packaged foods you eat.

I eliminated the SparkPeople diet plan and entered what I like to eat for the first few weeks. I was shocked at the calories I was consuming. Once I trimmed what I ate down to within the 1200-1500 range I was able to lose 30lbs. I like eating what I normally eat. I don't think if you go on someone else's diet plan that you will be able to stick with it.

Continues Education and Lifelong Learning.. I think it is up to us to do research and make informed choices, not depend on SparkPeople to tell us what to eat.

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God grant me the serenity to accept those I cannot change, to change the one I can,
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6/28/08 10:23 P

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Are there any Celiacs that have been successful in using the SparkDiet substitution list for creating a gluten-free diet?

The SparkDiet is full of gluten-laden foods. It would be really helpful if the SparkDiet software could produce a gluten free diet that has the proper amounts of protein, fat, carbohydrates, and fiber for a nutritional weight-loss eating experience.

For a Celiac, one with Celiac disease, food made from wheat, barely, and rye are toxic and produce an autoimmune reaction in the intestines that prevent the absorption of nutrients. Breads, sauces, soups, including most convenient food, restaurant food, and store bought packaged foods contain gluten.



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