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XRAYLADY65
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2/22/12 6:59 P

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I never liked cottage cheese but now I blend it with sales to use as a dip for veggies and crackers


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2/15/12 3:34 P

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Heck, I ain't eatin' it! :)

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2/15/12 3:11 P

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This may sound dumb but I have never been able to even try cottage cheese just because of they way it looks. Grow up.......I know. But thanks for the suggestion.
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It's because the processing has taken out a lot of lactose. Cottage cheese is easy on lactose intolerants as well :)

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2/15/12 2:00 P

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My gastroenterologist suggested I eat Yogurt even though she is well aware I'm lactose intolerant. She said Yogurt is the one dairy 99% of Lactose intolerant people can handle no problem. I will try the Greek Yogurt as you are the second person today to suggest it to me. LOL Anything to get that protein w/o the carb/calories. Thanks Marge



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If you like yogurt (I don't -- and I'm lactose intolerant anyway), try GREEK yogurt. It's low fat, super-high protein. In case you find it and think, "Whoa, that's more expensive," it's worth it due to the protein/ low fat combo.

Are you vegetarian? I'm confused since I always get MORE protein than I need. I drink 3C of soy milk a day (partially for the many nutrients but also for the phytoestrogens and MOSTLY for the healthy fats that lower my cholesterol). That boosts protein and then my lean meats and fishes are full of protein.

I don't eat cheeses and do eat nuts (too many cos I LOVE raw nuts!) but I don't eat them for protein. They're not the best source.

Can you eat legumes? I'm also a big bean/ pea eater. This week, I added aduki beans to my salads and roasted veg.

As far as "GF items," I've tried 1 kind of cookies and 2 kinds of crackers. Anything else, I've experimented with myself but NONE of them were clean-eating/ nutritious foods (basically baked goodies).

I'm trying to toss out all these things in case any of them help :)

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I found that I have had to enter all most all of the food I eat and I have it listed in my own favorites. I find all of the gluten free bread, chips, crackers and snacks are high in calories. I usually don't reach my protein or carbs level but go over in the fat. I wish SP would come out with gluten free pasta and bread cookbook like the one they have now. I know I would own it along with the one I bought already before I found out I needed to go gluten free. Good luck with your list of favorites. Lucinda emoticon

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PRIVATEEYE1
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2/13/12 9:49 A

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As I find new GF items, I add them. I have such a hard time getting my protein and staying under my calories. Does anyone else have this problem? I am also Lactose intolerant. I can handle Yogurt but not cheese. What suggestions or protein rich things do you eat? Nuts are soooo high in calories but that is the only thing I can eat to bring up my protein intake.



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2/12/12 4:40 P

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Ditto for me Private eye....all the PC Blue Menu stuff has to be added when they bring out new products.

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PRIVATEEYE1
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2/11/12 7:36 P

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It took me awhile to figure it out but I've entered most of my foods I use regularly and now I just enter as I go. Being Canadian, most of the brands listed are different than what I buy.



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2/11/12 6:16 P

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Every time I try a new food (gluten-free or not) that is not readily accessible through the database, I put it in myself. You can do that when you're tracking by finding (in very small print) where it says "Enter a Food Not Listed". Then, using the label, input the nutritional values. Before you add it to your meal, be sure to check the box "Add to Favorites" and then you'll always have it listed in your favorites! This is a bit of a pain up front, but in the end, it makes tracking so much easier.

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2/11/12 5:30 P

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You can also search for guten free that others have put in and shared. Download them into your food database. For things like Pizza crust, they are pretty similar so you could use a commercial product instead. Also, share your food tracker - on your Sparkpage so it all goes round!

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RODENTMAMA
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2/11/12 5:23 P

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Sorry, it is on the nutrition page where you log in food that Sparkrecipes is down the right side with a recipe featured. Right under the search button is the "enter a food" button to enter new foods. They are then saved for use later.


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RODENTMAMA
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2/11/12 5:20 P

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If you make your own recipes you can type them on the Sparkrecipes site and then it will calculate and save it for you and you have them in your tracker under "recipes" on the tab in nutrition. There should be a link to Sparkrecipes on the far right and down a bit on your first start up page. Also, you can add the nutrients from any food in your tracker. Just use the label from the product and type it in. It will save it. A lot of folks have done it and you can tap into it. For instance I made a pizza with Udi's crust and someone already had input it so I didn't need to re type it in.

SW: 147 lbs CW: 133 lbs GW: 125 lbs

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LICJ30
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2/11/12 5:15 P

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I am newish to GF, my blood work came back suggesting celiac, ad I was going to get an endoscope to confirm dx, but insurance coverage fell apart. So for months I ate a little bit of gluten to keep my instetines from healing and then and the week before the scope was going to get done I really ate gluten 3 meals a day. Since then I have felt miserable, exhausted ect, gained weight and felt nauseous. So I decided to get back into GF stuff. Since gaining weight I want to track my eating so I know how many calories I have, but many things are not easily measurable like the pizza crust i made tonight, or rolls when you go to get a sandwich that is GF. Is there a site/way to calculate the Gf calories/fat that you eat?



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