From Sabrina, Age 22 - 03/05/11 - IP#: 65.79.248.xxx Click here to reply Ht. 5'2", Start: 239 lb, Today: 219 lb (BMI: 40), Goal: 145 lb - So..I first came across this site a couple years ago when I was meeting my goal weight of 145. Well over the past 3 years I was diagnosed with a medical condition that was making me pack on pounds again!!! I was completely horrified to see the scale go back over 200 pounds because the highest I originally weighed was 202. So now I am that plus some and slowly getting it off. I have to do a low carb low sugar diet and am having some troubles finding things I can eat on the go, or things I don't get tired of quickly. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Reply from Marina, Age 23 - 03/17/11 - IP#: 174.91.64.xxx 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 ~Sandwich wraps...these can be quick & easy to make & you can take them with you, just make sure you make the healthy choices - buy whole wheat tortilla wraps, put chicken breast in them, pickles, lettuce, tomato, a little cheese, mustard, red onion (NO MAYO) & they taste great ~Tortilla (not chips!)with salsa..this is yummy & quick to prepare & you can take it with you if you wish...you know those tortillas I suggested for you sandwich? Well heat one up on the stove until it gets crunchy & cut it into chip pieces & dip it in salsa ~Cup-a-soup...not sure if you're familiar with these but Lipton makes little soup packets (of all kinds of flavours)..all you do is add boiling water & you can drink it in your mug. They taste good & have as little as 50 cals So, those are just some ideas, hope that helps you a bit! Good luck! :)