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TOPIC:   The 300 Calorie Article Seems a Bit Off 


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FRANKIEKNIGHT2
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2/4/14 3:27 P

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I like the article about the meals I find it refreshing to see information like that. You don't have to go by the article its just a suggestion. I like the comparison of dinning out. At weight watchers they have a cart similar to this article. I find it fascinating that a muffin can equal eggs, toast and protein.


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1/1/14 7:37 P

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AFERRARI, I too am a Diabetic and I eat yogurt almost daily. I do not eat it when I eat carbs such as breads because for whatever reason that combination spikes my sugars. Breads and pastas are the worst for me for spikes. I eat Yoplait Light and Dannon Light. I do not find either to have too many calories or sugars. These are usually my snacks. I eat 3 small meals and 3 small snacks a day.


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AFERRARI
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1/1/14 5:31 P

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Not sure why you are saying sugar laden yogurt...there are 2 kinds of the Danon light and fit yogurt that are 85% less sugar than regular yogurt. And these are only sample meals not a complete set of what you can eat so I find them very educating.

My doctor told me to eat 2 yogurts a day and I am a diagnosed diabetic

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12/31/13 1:09 A

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I find these "sample meals" are only calorie focused, and seem to ignore nutrition. Between the bread, the fruit and the sugar filled yogurts, I could never eat these. I switch between steel cut oatmeal or quinoa with a variety of add-ins (peanut butter and banana; apple, raisins, cinnamon and walnuts; pumpkin and pumpkin spice...) and a good omelet. The oatmeal is especially easy as a take along when I'm in a rush. Put everything in a thermos, then go put supper in the slow cooker or whatever, and breakfast is ready for eating in the car (I don't drive) or at work.

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12/30/13 11:47 P

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While I would not eat these meals daily, I would maybe eat them once in a while. I agree with being able to eat Oatmeal with lots of good stuff in it. I personally love Oatmeal. I have added many different things to it. This time of year I love to add Pumpkin and Pumpkin Pie Spice to my Oatmeal. I also like banana or Cinnamon in my Oatmeal. These other breakfasts may help some people feel like they are not being deprived. I personally would not eat Waffles and Yogurt in the same meal since I am diabetic. On the other hand a Diabetic needs a variety of Carbs. Fats and Proteins to maintain healthy sugar levels. My go to breakfast is Egg Substitute with veggies like bell peppers, onions, mushrooms or yellow summer squash, yellow pepper and spinach with a home made vegetarian spaghetti sauce with maybe a turkey sausage or just the eggs, sauce and a little cheese. Bread was one of my biggest culprits when it came to my weight gain. So I have to agree about pushing it in all breakfast meals. I do not think it should be a daily thing, but does not need to be completely avoided. I know for me if I try to completely avoid things I used to indulge in I will eventually go overboard with those things. So I do let myself have a serving size every once in a while to keep the cravings at bay. I know different things work for different people. There are some people who are better off completely avoiding their trigger foods. I do have some I have to completely avoid. Potato Chips is one of them. I have a really hard time having just a serving size so that is one thing I do not buy. I have to be really careful with nuts too.
I guess the article is perceived differently from different people. Some will say the bread is too much, others will say they did not realize they could eat that and stay at 300 calories. So I guess it depends on how you look at it. We will all have to make our own choices with what we want to eat. I personally will chose less of the bread and more fruits and veggies. I am a big veggie person.


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12/30/13 10:57 P

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Sorry, I thought everyone had read it. Here you go

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1260

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12/30/13 10:48 P

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Can you post the link for the article here?


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12/30/13 9:33 P

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I really didn't like that article promoting sugar laden yogurt and processed waffles and bread. There are so many other easy meals that are way better for you. Oatmeal from scratch takes 5 minutes and you can add all kinds of fruit to it. What did you guys think?

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