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What are your Top 5 foods or items that make your life easier?



  • 4legsRbetterthan24legsRbetterthan2 Posts: 16,446Member Member Posts: 16,446Member Member
    This list has changed over the years, but for now:
    1. MFP (kinda of a duh, but oh well)
    2. Groud turkey tacos, its my favorite meal that always fits into my goals.
    3. No breakfast

    well, I ran out too fast, ill come back if I think of more :)
  • LZMinerLZMiner Posts: 294Member Member Posts: 294Member Member
    Cottage cheese
    My dog, who goes on lots of walks!
    Cauliflower rice
  • CSARdiverCSARdiver Posts: 6,203Member Member Posts: 6,203Member Member
    1. MFP (supportive friends/the forums to challenge and debate ideas)
    2. Food scale
    3. Fitbit Flex 2 & Polar H7 tracker
    4. My job - I have a good deal of flexibility largely due to enforcing a strict Pareto policy. I only focus on things that matter.
    5. Coffee
  • MelissaSheklianMelissaSheklian Posts: 107Member Member Posts: 107Member Member
    1. Technology- Iwatch, MFP app, food scale
    2. Protein- satiety makes all the difference, I get in a lot from food at each meal plus a whey shake after working out and casein pudding before bed
    3. Workouts I love- if you don’t like it you won’t do it, top picks for me are walking my dog, training for half marathons, and bodybuilding/power lifting
    4. Water- plain, with lemon, sparkling, no calorie flavored. I’m much better at staying on track when I get the water in
    5. Rest- sleep is the best but also knowing when you’re body has had too much and you need to back off and just eat the ice cream
  • LizakabibbisLizakabibbis Posts: 370Member Member Posts: 370Member Member
    1. Food Scale
    2. Vitamix
    3. Cauliflower Rice
    4. Grill
    5. Spice Rack!
  • Leannep2201Leannep2201 Posts: 439Member Member Posts: 439Member Member
    For me, definitely MFP, my Fitbit and my food scale. The bathroom scales are pretty important to me too!!!

    Most helpful foods along this journey currently are.....

    1. Fibre One Brownies (agree with the poster above..... mmmmm!!!!)
    2. My homemade, health-ified dumpling soup (love it and have it a couple of times per week).
    3. Sorbet. Yummy sweet treat that I substitute for ice cream! I buy individual serving sizes.
    4. Eggs. Love them, in any shape or form!
    5. Laughing cow cheese wedges. Great on crackers or with vege sticks.
    6. Greek yoghurt. I have a berry one I buy. It’s amazing!!!!

    These foods all pop up often for me, most weeks!
  • MelanieCN77MelanieCN77 Posts: 3,761Member Member Posts: 3,761Member Member
    1. Apple Watch
    2. Gym membership
    3. Food scale
    4. Working for myself so flexibility
    5. Bullet Journal
  • txmaryk99txmaryk99 Posts: 120Member Member Posts: 120Member Member
    1. My puppy dog best workout/walking partner ever
    2. MFP well yeah
    3. Premier Protein portable snack at work when a real break is just a wish
    4. Prepackaged veggies makes dinner prep so much easier
    5. Local farmers market for fresh local yummy fruit and veggies
    6. Sargentos balanced breaks again handy portable snack
    7. Food scale
  • DragonHasTheSapphireDragonHasTheSapphire Posts: 184Member Member Posts: 184Member Member
    1.) Food scale
    2.) MFP
    3.) Peanut Butter
    4.) Running Shoes
    5.) Body Scale
    6.) Rock/Metal music
  • pismodiverpismodiver Posts: 201Member Member Posts: 201Member Member
    1) MFP
    2) FibBit and Aria scale
    4) Digital food scale
    5) Trader Joe's non-fat Greek yogurt and cottage cheese
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Posts: 4,583Member Member Posts: 4,583Member Member
    I agree with your#4&6, not sure what happened to #5??? I eat salad for lunch almost every day and love half and half in my coffee.
    Cottage cheese is a good source of protein that is very versatile. It can go with sweet or savory, hot or cold.
    Protein bars, great for a breakfast or snack on the go.
    Zoodles help me cut back on pasta.
  • kbmnurse1kbmnurse1 Posts: 316Member Member Posts: 316Member Member
    1. Food logging
    2. food scale
    3. cycle fit class
    4. Hidden Valley Ranch Yogurt Dressing
    5. Plain Greek Yogurt
  • fish9283fish9283 Posts: 25Member Member Posts: 25Member Member
    1. My bicycle - burns calories and makes me feel good.
    2. Single serving packets of Greek yogurt or tuna - easy to take work and meet my protein goals.
    3. Unsweetened tea- a little caffeine boost, no calories and keeps me hydrated.
    4. Fresh fruit- delicious and full of nutrients.
    5. Baked potato- no butter, just garlic salt or hot sauce. I find it very satiating.
  • DreaDarling87DreaDarling87 Posts: 46Member, Premium Member Posts: 46Member, Premium Member
    1. MFP
    2. Digital Food scale
    3. Fitbit
    4. Greek yogurt
    5. Bathroom scale/Libra app
    6. Protein bars
  • NinkasiNinkasi Posts: 158Member Member Posts: 158Member Member
    1. My bike
    2. Yoga for flexibility (or at least not being completely seized up)
    3. My food scale
    4. Bagged salad mix
    5. My foam roller
  • drabbits2drabbits2 Posts: 179Member Member Posts: 179Member Member
    1. green tea -- I drink an insane amount of unsweetened green tea every day, hot or cold--all day-energy without jitters
    2. kombucha -- feels like a treat, healthy, not too many calories, many interesting flavors
    3. skinny pop -- fav go-to snack
    4. living two blocks from Lake Michigan so I can take walks on the lake trails (I have snow shoes to do this even in the winter!!)
    5. living in a community that is very walkable -- I can easily go three days without driving (in the summer when I am off from teaching)
    6. ordering groceries from Amazon Fresh -- keeps me on my budget and lets me go over my "cart" before actually making the purchase so the junk food I put in there on impulse can get dumped!
    7. fitbit + my challenge community of five friends-we encourage each other to keep active
    8. Trader Joe's non fat greek yogurt in coconut cream flavor--tastes like dessert-add berries for a big treat that is actually healthy
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