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6/12/15 12:26 A
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Week 3 ~ Day 1:
Read ~ Boost Your Filling Power
Read ~ Fuel Your Body with Whole Foods
Read ~ Delicious Ways to Fill Up on Fiber
Read ~ 10 Surprisingly Healthy Packaged Foods

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I have been limiting the white rice and add more fresh vegetables. Add more fruits and healthier snacks.

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I tried something new last week, it was sprouted brown rice. I found out that from trial and error that you need to use more liquid when cooking this type of brown rice than the regular type. Also, it is very nutty! I like it a lot.

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I'm starting to use more beans and brown rice in many of my dishes so I do stay full longer.

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I just read the Fuel Your Body with Whole Foods article. Great motivator and reminder of how calorie wasteful many restaurant meals are. Sometimes, when eating whole, home prepared meals, I have to make sure I am eating enough calories/nutrients. However, when eating out, I can easily exceed every category and either be hungry at the end of the day or go way over my limits.

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I just started week 3 and after reading "Boost Your Staying Power" I think my main focus this week needs to be on eating more lean protein. I always drink at least 8 cups of water a day, have been eating at least 5 fruits and vegetables a day (mostly non-starchy), my calorie tracker shows I'm usually going above the goal on fiber, and I usually am within my range on fats. The one thing I have trouble with is getting enough protein. I had thought I would have fish at least twice a week, but haven't carried through with that. That is something I will work on this week. Also, I would like to start having soup or a salad before a meal.


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Looks like we're not doing a whole lot of talking on the week 3 discussion! I'm off to a potluck with roasted carrots, might be a starchy veg but at least I know there will be one vegetable on the table. I had a 5 lb bag of carrots in the fridge and I refused!! to go to the store for one more holiday dish. Hard to plan my day's food when I don't know what's going to be there, but it is certainly time to get back on track.

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12/12/14 1:08 P

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Doing better, but I noticed there is a ton of pasta in my meal plans this week. I think that is due to trying to use up the stuff currently in my fridge. Tonight will be black bean enchiladas with peppers and onions and olives. I am considering grabbing some other veggies to put in there but am at a loss as to what I should or could stick in there. emoticon


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This weekend was a bust for me. A two hour drive to pick up the girls and 2 hours back, and then 4 more hours of driving to drop them off and get home pretty much eats up the entire weekend. On top of all that the girls like nothing healthy so we went out for dinner. Excuses excuses! The biggest issue is that I have been feeling sick this weekend. I have not been eating much. What I have been eating is things like potatoes and bread just to help with the upset tummy. Anyone have any good suggestions for a veggie meal while sick?


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My name is Rae and I live in S Florida. I have been a member with SparkPeople since 2008. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. I have been cancer free since December 2012.




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Made a big batch of veggie soup last week with Morningstar Grillers and low sodium broth. Cooled it and bagged portions for the freezer. I've really been enjoying it this week (about every other day) with a big salad and sometimes fruit for dessert. Something else I've changed since signing up for this challenge is weighing just once a week. I think I was playing mind games with myself with the numbers each day. I am feeling really good with the fruit and veggies.

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I found that one of the best ways to get in really "good-4-U" fiber is to either drink Metamucil on a daily basis or eat the Meta Fiber bars. I do the drink daily and I eat the bars for snacks when I get a sweet tooth.
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I'm starting Week 3 today. I checked out the articles suggested and I am improving with my vegetables, liking eating cauliflower and carrots plus the occasional salad. I'm mixing strawberries that we picked and then froze into my greek yogurt. Fiber has always been an issue for me. I'm focusing on soups and stews for us this week, so I hope that adding some extra goodies to boost the fiber will help.

I'm recovering from a chest cold and have a diminished appetite, which is good I guess, but also have diminished energy for exercise, which is not so good.

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I keep the Metamucil Fiber bars sitting in a jar where I can see them. They help fill me up!
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Yes. I keep a box of Metamucil cookies on the shelf. Just one has 50 Kal. I use it as an occasional "cookie". More benefits than a regular cookie....which are too sweet for my vegetable focused palette now!!!!

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Thank you for the feedback. Planning ahead is good to make note of. Something I actually hadn't thought about in reference to more fiber. I remember on the Fiber One Website they let you track combinations to get your daily fiber count. It was about a year ago. Tomorrow I will search it on SP search. emoticon

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Hi KERRY10231 you can get more fiber in by adding Metamucil's new Fiber Bars! They are delicious! I also take Metamucil daily to get more fiber.

Just a suggestion!
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Starting week 3....need to focus on the fiber intake and continue with the extra Fruits & veggies. Planning ahead is going to be a big factor in making changes.

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Hi LOVENHWOODS
I am on week three as well.! Maybe you can look at the challenges and suggest a few on the Forum disscussion. This is my first challenge. For me it made the whole process so much more engaging and enjoyable. There are a lot of nice people in this group, maybe Rebecky could start a new Team for the individuals that want to move forward staying together? Is that possible Rebecky? How do groups get started?







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Greetings,
I have been following the Healthy Hearts Food Plan given here on SP. I have not had any problem meeting the week 2 segment. I am going to committ to increasing the fiber. I keep a box of Metamucil Fiber Bars (2cookies=100K). I will eat a 1/2 of one cookie as a treat with coffee on occasion. Maybe once every 10 days or so. This is one area I haven't tracked. I have a passion for steamed snap beans tossed with salt, pepper, and 1/2 pat of butter. That is my go to for YUM! But I have not tracked vegetables and fiber.
I may have to take mine into next week to get a full 7 days. My goals are to 99% of my food unprocessed (except the cookie), i.e., it can't come out of a box. Fresh food from the grocer only. It appears to be working. This is the beginning of my third month of lifestyle change. I have finally started wanting something sweet. I am using Stevia basically unless I had a dash of cinnamon sugar on fresh fruit medleys. I am open for suggestions on how to get more sweets but not sugar in my diet, like pineapple and yogurt.



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Stay with us as long as you want! You don't have to quit! I'm so happy you are enjoying it!

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I started week 3 of the challenge yesterday...half way complete! Don’t want it to end...it’s too much FUN!! emoticon
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My Week 3 is just beginning this morning! I'm doing well so far! I just finished reading all the articles presented to Boost my Filling Power & Fuel my Body with Whole Foods. I realize that I have been eating this way all along. It seems that my problem has always been just trying to get in all the required calories that my body is needing to keep it's metabolism up and running to burn fat! I'm working on that!

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protein is my problem child. I'm not a fan of meat in general although I can't call myself vegetarian nor vegan. Tired of the protein shakes. Tofu doesn't get cooked - no one wants it. Cheese is dangerous. Did increase, and continue to increase, veggies and fruits.

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Starting week 3 by focusing on filling up on veggies, getting enough protein, and fiber. I am doing pretty good. Also, focusing on tracking and measuring food. This has really helped with portion control. I have been eating 3 meals and 2 healthy snacks – usually veggies, fruit, + protein such as yogurt, nuts or turkey sticks.

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Starting week 3-focusing on filling up on freggies, getting enough protein and fiber.

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I’m on my 6th day of Week 3. WOW! Its gone by so fast!! I’ve accomplished a lot of my goals for this week, but I don’t think I will get all of them done. Maybe I’ll carry over a few into next week. I had a great game going with a friend for this challenge. Unfortunately, she has had some things come up in her life & has had to stop. It just wasn’t as much fun without her! But I decided today that I really want to finish this challenge strong & earn my trophy!

So here is my breakdown of Week 3:
emoticon Boost Your Filling Power: Try/Make Two Foods from the
emoticon Food 1 – Strawberries – These have been my go to breakfast lately. I eat about ˝ cup along with a TB of Nutella. 80 cals & a chocolate fix to boot! I ate them today & plan to eat them tomorrow as part of my “fruit only til lunch” goal. emoticon emoticon Food 2- shrimp & salad on Sat at dinner. Very filling.

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300 Calorie Breakfast - Wed morning, berries & cheerios
350 Calorie Lunch – Mon evening – salad, turkey, zucchini & tea (my smaller meal is frequently in the evening) 400 Calorie Dinner – Sat dinner – steak, shrimp, salad, zucchini & tea

I read the fiber article. I set of goal of getting 20 g of fiber or more for 4 of the 7 days. I only did it on Fri & Tues. Last week, I had 5 days over 20 when I wasn’t counting emoticon

emoticon I read the article on healthy pre-packaged food. My personal goal was to add 3 items from “prepacked” list to menu (my plan - black beans, *oats, *frozen berries in smoothie, *bars - new at Publix or Special K, yogurt in smoothie, *tuna-not my usual, but would be good to get out of comfort zone!).
1 - I ate frozen berries in a non-dairy smoothie (recipe on this thread)
2 – tried a new protein bar at the grocery store yesterday. It was the chocolate chip Clif bar. It was ok. I only ate half of it. 3 – I just ate half a can of tuna on crackers as a snack. I sent the other half to work with hubby. I also sprinkled some oats on my sloppy joes today at lunch. I’m sure it didn’t do too much nutritionally, but at least I tried it & I really couldn’t tell it was even there. I may try that with some other foods.

Things I want to work on for Week 4:
2 days of 20 g of fiber or more
Eat 3 days of 7 freggies (this has been one of my personal goals even before the challenge. For 8 weeks it was 2 days a week, now I’ve upped it to 3!!)

I can’t wait to see what else is on the plan for Week 4 emoticon emoticon


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That "non dairy" smoothie sounds delicious!!
Thanks for sharing!!
I think I have some Crystal Light strawberry "drink". I may try that!

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For a cool refreshing slushie drink, I tried Minute Maid's lite pink lemonade (1 cup) blended with 5 or 6 frozen strawberries! emoticon

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Tracking for the past 3 weeks ... on paper. Weekends I can do better, but I'm making progress. My favorite Lunch (or dinner) is a Romain Salad; low in fat, and plenty in protein and fiber.
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I try to do smoothies for breakfast - this way I get at least 2-3 (sometimes 4) servings of veggies. This morning it was spinach, strawberries, blueberries and watermelon.

Have a great day everyone!

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I'm tracking my food and trying to eat more fruits and veggies. Today we grilled beef kebobs and grilled onions, mushrooms, red peppers and zucchini. It was tasty and very filling.

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I am getting good at tracking the food, and the portion size. I am eating three small meals sometime when I am really busy I forget to eat breakfast and lunch. But when I get home I now notice that I eat lots of fruits and fresh vegetables but before I would stop at the corner store and grab junk foods to fill up before supper time. and I also have 2 healthy snacks.
I am getting use to eating more vegetables and fruits now. I can proudly say I am loving my new healthy progress.

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I am doing pretty good. Tracking and measuring food. Portion control has been a big lesson for me.

I am eating 3 meals and 2 snacks.

My newest tasty snack is 6 townhouse pita crackers 2 tablespoons roasted red pepper humus spread on each cracker topped off with a slice of cucumber. 127 calories and very refreshing, tasty and filling. I have this in the afternoon to keep me going until dinner.

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I'm doing better with my veggies and fruits. emoticon
3 small meals and two small snacks keep my feeling fine. emoticon

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Sounds like a yummy snack. I love strawberries. I got 50 plants to try and grow my own this summer, I hope it works.

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I love the lessons from Week 3 - eat MORE (woohoo!) food, with fewer calories. Okay, I'm sold. The very act of eating more has made me a lot more comfortable with making these changes permanent. I still find it funny that I can pack my food each night for work the next day, and there are SO many foods incorporated in my bag. I feel almost like I am getting away with something!

My favorite go-to snack has to be 2 cups iceberg lettuce & 12 sliced strawberries tossed in a mix of 1 tsp olive oil/1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (red apple is my favorite!). I could eat this all day! (You know what? It'd be ok if I did! I'm looking at 180 calories for the entire thing!)

I love this!!

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I have to have my protein and fruit and veggies! I crave it!!!

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I could not make it without veggies and protein together. Meat in my salad, cream cheese on celery, hummus and cut up veggies. There are lots of good ways to add more veggies and fruit but still have protein, fat, and carbs to keep you full.

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Yes, but maybe not enough protein? Didn't think of that. Thank you. emoticon

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Do you eat protein with them?

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Fruits & vegetables are supposed to be filling, but they don't seem to be for me. emoticon emoticon Might need to eat more of 'em than recommended?

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I added a fruit to my dinner as well. I find it replaces the desert craving and gets me another serving for the day.

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Ate lunch at around 2 p.m. Just had a BUNCH of vegetables with lunch, and had orange juice with breakfast. Gotta make this more of a habit (even though it's difficult). Let's see how long my stomach can stay full...

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You can do this!

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Today is my first day for week 3. Gonna check out the articles and begin incorporating more. emoticon

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This is my last day of week 3. I'm learning a lot more about nutrition.
Veggies are becoming a regular part of my diet. emoticon

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I just starting week 3 but stay full after lunch. I will eat large navel orange for a snack. Also is part of my fiber everyday and a spring mix salad at dinner!

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Good luck you can do it!

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