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

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  • chris_in_calchris_in_cal Posts: 505Member Member Posts: 505Member Member
    Bump: I love seeing all the great ideas.
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 6,788Member, Premium Member Posts: 6,788Member, Premium Member
    1. Body smart scale
    2. Mirror
    3. Measuring tape
    4. Digital food scale
    5. MFP
    6. Home cooked meals
    edited July 29
  • netitheyetinetitheyeti Posts: 216Member Member Posts: 216Member Member
    • MFP
    • Having a fridge with a decent sized freezer, I sometimes meal prep and freeze leftovers in weighed portions for me to heat up
    • My food scale
    • Basic workout equipment at home (mat, decent pair of shoes, some weights)
    • Diet coke/sugarfree ice tea (yes I know it's not the healthiest thing but it beats drinking 400kcal of sugar a day like I used to)
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Posts: 1,227Member Member Posts: 1,227Member Member
    1. morning coffee x 2
    2. honey crisp apples
    3. a sharp knife (for cutting meat, fruit and veggies!)
    4. logging food & exercise on MFP
    5. exercise equipment in my cool basement
  • Pamela_SuePamela_Sue Posts: 503Member Member Posts: 503Member Member
    1. MFP - the tracking, message boards, and support groups
    2. Walmart grocery pickup - compare foods online and avoid impulse shopping
    3. Seated elliptical trainer - game changer for me as I dislike exercise but almost enjoy this equipment
    4. Diabetes blood glucose monitoring kit - keeps me focused on my health
    5. Hamburger fajita tacos - my go-to food of choice
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Posts: 3,290Member Member Posts: 3,290Member Member
    MFP app
    Bathroom scale
    Libra app
    Kitchen scale
    Concept 2 Rower
    edited July 29
  • SaraKim17SaraKim17 Posts: 1,033Member Member Posts: 1,033Member Member
    1. MFP
    2. Walking
    3. Reduced fat cheese sticks
    4. Greek yogurt
    5. Claussen dill pickles
  • LeighAlan1LeighAlan1 Posts: 198Member Member Posts: 198Member Member
    1. Eggs (scrambled,poached and boiled)
    2. Avocado
    3. Liquidizer (soup+++++)
    4. Millacano Coffee
    5. Pickled Beetroot (salad just became acceptable again)
    6. Subways Salad bowls
  • chris_in_calchris_in_cal Posts: 505Member Member Posts: 505Member Member
    It changes. Currently:
    1) Pre-made salad bowls at the grocery store. (I buy a case for my weeks lunch)
    2) frozen boneless/skinless chicken breast...roasted and sliced, then into baggies of 100g each.
    3) Fuji apples
    4) Voskos full fat, plain, individual size Greek Yogurt. 8 oz. It's like a meal in itself.
    5) Torn & Glasser - Muesli Whole Grain (bulk section at Ralph's)
  • PiscesIntuitionPiscesIntuition Posts: 1,312Member Member Posts: 1,312Member Member
    1. Meal prep! Always add in volume foods to stay full.
    2. Protein: shrimp, chicken, turkey, tuna, eggs
    3. Sensible snacking: pickles, Greek yogurt, almonds and chocolate chips, graham cracker with almond butter
    4. P90X
    5. MFP
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 802Member Member Posts: 802Member Member
    1. Taylor’s of Harrogate Sweet Rhubarb Infusion/Rose Lemonade Infusion
    2. Tinned chopped tomatoes
    3. Tabasco Sauce (multiple varieties)
    4. Herbs & spices
    5. Lemons & Limes
  • LeiLauraLeiLaura Posts: 222Member Member Posts: 222Member Member
    Aside from my top recommendation of the "Pinch of Nom" low calorie cookbook, I'll stick with the foods that are helping me the most:

    1) Tea
    2) Apple and blackcurrant squash
    3) No added sugar Alpen muesli
    4) Raw Cashew Crush bars
    5) Low fat Greek yoghurt
    6) Bananas
    7) Blueberries
    8) Cherries
    9) Sweet potato wraps
    10) Cauliflower rice
  • HannahwalksfarHannahwalksfar Posts: 573Member Member Posts: 573Member Member
    Bare protein bars, cacao nibs in Greek yoghurt, steel cut oats and stone fruits are my go tops. For something savoury I do carrot sticks and sauerkraut
  • lgfrielgfrie Posts: 566Member, Premium Member Posts: 566Member, Premium Member
    1. MightyMeals
    2. My recumbent bike and WaterRower
    3. Dove chocolates
    4. MFP
    5. "Not one calorie after dinner" accepted as the official state religion in my house.
  • langel89langel89 Posts: 56Member Member Posts: 56Member Member
    1. MyFitnessPal
    2. Fitbit
    3. Zevia soda
    4. Quest bars
    5. My friend who I meal plan with and share daily lunches with at work
  • JeBeBuJeBeBu Posts: 258Member Member Posts: 258Member Member
    MFP
    Swimming pool
    Coffee
    Oat Yeah products
    My workout crew
  • jwalcutt1jwalcutt1 Posts: 5Member, Premium Member Posts: 5Member, Premium Member
    1) MFP. Tracking calories has helped so much! I have tried to lose weight before with out tracking calories and it just is not doable for me

    2) protein shakes! I have a sweet tooth and for some reason these trick my body into thinking I'm drinking something super sweet even though I'm not.

    3) frozen steam packs of veggies. They make it so easy to get the veggies I need. And really help when packing food for work.

    4) my dog! No matter how hard i work out in the gym i still want to walk her for at least 2 miles every day. Every time i try to skip this she gives me the sad puppy dog eyes and I have to take her.

    5) A fitness challenge im doing with my friends. We get points for doing some form of exercise and hitting our calorie goal every day. If we fail to do either of those we lose a point. At the end of the month we go to a nice dinner and who ever has the least points has to buy the person with the most points dinner..... my friends are expensive so the incentive to not have to buy them dinner is high!
  • MarisaMSimonMarisaMSimon Posts: 191Member Member Posts: 191Member Member
    I have also not used a food scale and have lost 35+ pounds so far.
    Here are mine:
    MFP
    Zumba!
    Training for a 5K
    Chipotle for when I don't feel like cooking
    Eating whatever I want in moderation
  • chris_in_calchris_in_cal Posts: 505Member Member Posts: 505Member Member
    It changes. Currently:
    1) Pre-made salad bowls at the grocery store. (I buy a case for my weeks lunch)
    2) frozen boneless/skinless chicken breast...roasted and sliced, then into baggies of 100g each.
    3) Fuji apples
    4) Voskos full fat, plain, individual size Greek Yogurt. 8 oz. It's like a meal in itself.
    5) Torn & Glasser - Muesli Whole Grain (bulk section at Ralph's)

    1) Pre-made salad bowls at the grocery store. (I buy a case for my weeks lunch)
    2) frozen boneless/skinless chicken breast...roasted and sliced, then into baggies of 75g each.
    3) Fuji apples
    4) Torn & Glasser - Muesli Whole Grain (bulk section at Ralph's)
    5) Mozzarella string cheese

    I dropped daily yogurt and replaced it with string cheese, and I lowered my chicken amount 25 grams.
    Another biggie is at night I tend to have a whiskey straight with an ice cube, instead of a beer or two. :wink:
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Posts: 3,290Member Member Posts: 3,290Member Member
    There are no "foods" that make my life "easier," just things that do.

    The top 5 "things" for me are a:

    Coffee grinder
    Food vacuum sealer
    Frig/freezer
    Stove/oven
    Microwave

    Without these things, I could not make fresh ground coffee every day or buy meat cheaply in bulk and I could not store/cook any of the meat or other food that I buy that is not boxed or canned.

    So, IMO, these things are indispensable.
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