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2/11/08 10:21 P

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Just keep an eye on it in the brioler so it doesn't burn. Sometimes I roast it at 400 degrees instead. Either way is yummy!

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2/11/08 9:38 P

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mmmmmmmmmm thanx!

sounds good :D

i'll try that next week (never cooked squash before haha)

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2/11/08 9:32 P

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Syl - I'm sorry - I haven't forgotton you! Here's one of my favorites:

Soy-Sesame Roasted Squash

1 pound Yellow Squash
1 pound Zucchini(s)
3 cloves Garlic, chopped
2 tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
2 tablespoon Peanut oil
1 teaspoon Sesame seeds

Toast the sesame seeds. Halve squash and zucchini OR cube (cubed cooks faster)

On a large baking sheet, toss squash, zucchini, garlic, soy sauce and peanut oil until well coated. Spread into a single layer.

Broil 10 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp tender. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and additional soy sauce (if desired) before serving.

Yield: 6 servings
77 Calories, 7g Carbs, 5g Fat
WW Points: 1


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2/5/08 1:06 A

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i know! the sodium really kills... when i cook i try not to add that much sauce to my food.... just enough to satisfy my taste buds :D

mmm I like broccli, zucs, cucumbers, onions, carrots, snap peas, 'gai lan'(which i just steam and eat with a bit of oyster sauce, or stirfry with a clove of garlic), spinach.. mmm i guess i do like vegetables hahaha just not raw ones... i only eat carrots raw... oh and i make chicken breast with celery...which i haven't had for awhile.. haha maybe i'll have that for dinner tomorrow hehe and sometimes i get bored of eating the same thing over and over.. so if you have any simple recipes :D that would be great! Sagentus!!! :D

As the less carb intake.. i am trying REALLY REALLY HARD to cut down.... I eat tons of fruit, cause that satisfies my sweet tooth :D i always have some fruit around the house so that if i do get hungry i eat one of those... and i've already switched to whole wheat pasta when i eat it..which isn't often. My biggest weaknes is bread though.. toast, sandwiches, buns.... mmm ooo and my BAGELS! which i've avoided for a whole week!! i used to eat a multigrain bagel every morning for breakfast.... and after a week of starting sp i stopped because there's 380 calories in one of them!!! so i thought ok enough is enough!

and its not that i can't i know, but brown rice JUST ISN'T FOR ME that's the only carb that i eat white anyways, so it can't be that horrible can it?

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2/4/08 9:50 P

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Hi Syl, You are not going to like what I have to say, but here it is. You have a choice to make. Either you want to follow a healthy lifestyle or you don't. You say "you can't"; it is not that you can't, it's that you don't want to. When I started on my jourey to health, bread (white) was my best friend, along with all types of pasta. Giving them up was hard at first, but I had made a decision, so they had to go. There is no magic pill to help you. You have to make a choice; your health or the carbs. Also, veggies are a necessity for good health, as are fruits and the comsumption of the water. Try giving them chance, you may find some you like. I wish you the best.

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2/4/08 9:49 P

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I wouldn't stress too much about the carb range in the tracker. As long as you are not using a huge majority of calories on carbs, you should be fine. Many carbs are good, too.

Upping your fiber is really important. Switching bread is a good start. I agree with you on the rice, though I do tend to use more brown rice now than I ever did.

I worry more about your sodium intake than the carbs, honestly. I LOVE oriental foods, but the sodium can be a killer.

What kinds of veggies do you like, or would you like to try? I LOVE to cook and will dig up some recipes for you. Since my family are all big oriental food fans, I have lots of veggie recipes that work when I cook those foods.

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So I've realized that I tend to eat too many carbs during the day. I love my bread (which I've cut back and switched to whole grains) I love my occasional bowl of rice (white, I can't change to brown its too chewy.. and i've tried wild..but they just don't go with home made chinese food) and I love the occasional noodles (all different kinds that chinese and vietnamese use n their cuisine)

I've always grown up with these carbs and I can't live without them because I LOVE THEM I've been trying to cut back the portions, but i don't feel full when i get the smaller portion of noodles/rice. I've tried to up the protien, which works at home, but sometimes it's hard when i eat out.

I just wanted to know if there are some other methods to help me stop craving my carbs...... I've been good and i've been within my daily limit, but there's always that one day a week that i'll go over.... :( and i feel so guilty about it because i know its extra calories that i'll have to burn

and if you say add more veggies... i'm not that big on vegetables... i'll eat the raw carrots and i'll stir-fry once in awhile... but maybe its because i do'nt know how to cook great tasting veggies? :(

help!

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