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Reply From Marina, Age 23 - 03/17/11 - IP#: 174.91.64.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I totally understand how you're feeling! I also had a medical condition that caused me to put on 102 pounds! It was horrible..and as a result of the weight gain, I developed two new conditions! My doctor told me that if I was really serious about taking my health under control & losing the weight the way to really do it was NO(refined) sugar, NO alcohol, NO fastfood, reduced fat intake & lower sodium. I listened to what he said and have now lost 97lbs. SO - back to your question, I'll fill you in on some foods & snacks I like to eat that are quick, easy & portable...
~Unsweetend Apple Sauce, you can even buy them in prepackaged cups...I personally like to add cinnamon to them :)
~FRUIT!! berries are fantastic, they taste great & you can just pop them in your mouth & they're very refreshing & there's nothing wrong with a banana, apple, orange or whatever either
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Reply From Marina, Age 23 - 03/17/11 - IP#: 174.91.64.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Congrats on the 5 pound loss! That's fantastic! :) You've obviously worked really hard to get where you are & should be VERY pleased with yourself!
As for boring foods...just mix it up! Instead of having chicken breast & turkey for every meal, allow yourself to have some beef or pork or whatever meat you like. Just eat them once or twice a week in small portions instead and have a lot of tasty veggies - also, I like to add hot sauce or different spices for a unique taste to the same foods (as a chef yourself - I bet you can make chicken taste very different!). Another idea is to have quinoa for protein...it's delicious & you can make it into a tasty warm salad (add onion, grape tomatoes, spinich) & even throw in a few slices of chicken breast if you so please. I often treat quinoa like I would couscous. Hope those suggestions give you some ideas! :)

Reply From Amanda, Age 20 - 08/20/09 - IP#: 63.135.9.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
if you're a fan of jello you'll love this tip. usually after dinner when im watching tv or a movie and i know ill want to munch on something, ill make a bowl of sugar free jello. the entire thing is only 40 calories and its suuuper filling. you can even buy low cal whipped cream and put it on top. its a great dessert too. just try and find little things like that to substitute sweets you normally like, and you can tweak your diet accordingly. hope i helped :) good luck

From Amanda, Age 20 - 03/25/09 - IP#: 63.135.14.xxx  go to original board
Ht. 5'8", Start: 225 lb, Today: 175 lb (BMI: 27), Goal: 145 lb - Hey guys! i just wanted to share something with you pasta lovers. i know it sounds weird, but trust me you wont even be able to tell the difference. steam some broccoli, and pour some pasta sauce on it and top it off with parmesan cheese. its sooo good and so much better for you. and its really filling too! i had a huge bowl of it yesterday for supper, about 4 cups of broccoli, and a cup of marinera sauce and 2 tbsp of parm, and it was only 260 calories. try it! aside from that i havent seen any budge in my weight, even though ive been drinking a ton of water(not to mention running to the bathroom every 5 minutes). But i just got my time of the month today so within a few days i should lose the water. god i hope so. i refuse to believe that those 5 pounds i gained are all fat. anyways i hope everyones doing great! good luck

From michelle, Age 20 - 02/21/05 - IP#: 152.228.242.xxx  go to original board
for all chocolate lovers...i heard that dark chocolate is a lot better for you than milk chocolate so try eating that instead of the other if you must have chocolate!

Reply From Liz, Age 18 - 03/12/03 - IP#: 144.136.144.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
I know how you feel I cant eat all that much but some people I know what they eat in one meal is like my whole days food! Anyway, you should eat low calorie foods which will fill you up heaps. Like eat heaps of salads with a nice low cal dressing cause veggies are basically water and fibre and they fill you up but have like hardly any calories. Also drink water to curb the cravings and chew sugar free gum. Also i find it helpful if i keep a packet of sugar free mints on hand. it feels like im eating something but im not really and they have no calories. hope this has helped you!

Reply From Liz, Age 18 - 02/12/03 - IP#: 144.136.144.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
Heres a good one for chicken: brown chicken breasts with oil spray in a pan until cooked through. Spread a basic vegetable based pasta sauce on it (fat free) and top with some reduced fat cheese. Put in the oven till warmed and brown and serve with salad or vegies. Its a low fat version of what they used to serve in the resturant I worked in : chicken parmigana. You can also crumb the chicken breasts. Also, there are HEAPS of low fat recipies on the net!!! just search for em. Hope i've helped!

Reply From Laura, Age 18 - 11/18/02 - IP#: 64.172.50.xxx   show message replied to go to original board
If you really want to lose fat, if you are TRULY serious, then you will avoid going places where junk food will be. Try bringing yogurt, or celery with peanut butter on it, or apples when you go out with friends. Feel proud of yourself when you are eating healthy and they are all pigging out on fat. (try to remember where the food will go (straight to where ever you store fat the most.) If you feel the urge to eat junk, drink lots of water and go take a walk. Just remember that you CAN eat junk in moderation. So if you really feel the craving, eat a little and then leave...(That way you can stop the craving and not end up eating the entire contents later)
Believe me I have been through this sooo many times, I give up! I am eating healthy for life, but in moderation i WILL eat a piece of pizza!
Good luck.