healthy or no?

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Breakfast
.Strawberries, banana, vanilla protein powder, flax seed, spinach and almond milk smoothie. 

Lunch
6 cups of Salad (orange, red, green, yellow peppers, romaine lettuce, carrots, half a serving of chedder, cucumbers, tomatoes and yellow onion)with zesty italian (made with olive oil)
Turkey, chedder, romaine, orange peppers, onion, ans hot sauce. On flax and oat flatbread sandwich.

His snack1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup granola with dried fruit.1 cup carrots.Protien powder with water vanilla.


Dinner will be
Baked mac n cheese (he has been begging for it) and a salad.

He also drinks a ton of coffee with cream and sugar.

And if he chooses a small snack of some sort.





One friend said this is probly why we are sick all the time. Though we JUST started this lifestyle change. Before that it was meat, potatoes and s veggie.

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  • auddii
    auddii Posts: 15,357 Member
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    I'm not sure I understand the question. The food you are eating is healthy, but so is meat, potatoes, and veggies. It's all about how many calories you are eating.
  • lindsayvernon
    lindsayvernon Posts: 56 Member
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    how would eating like that make you sick?
  • micheleb15
    micheleb15 Posts: 1,418 Member
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    It doesn't sound like very much food, but why would you be sick eating this? Why did you give up meat and potatoes in the first place?
  • gypsyrose85
    gypsyrose85 Posts: 206 Member
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    I'm not sure I understand the question. The food you are eating is healthy, but so is meat, potatoes, and veggies. It's all about how many calories you are eating.

    Is the meals unhealthy. A friend commented how that is probly while my youngest and I are always sick. (2 out of 7 of us are sick often. We both have a genetic illness). I had others say it was not "substantial" another who said if my dh was a real man he would sneat a meatball sub.
  • gypsyrose85
    gypsyrose85 Posts: 206 Member
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    It doesn't sound like very much food, but why would you be sick eating this? Why did you give up meat and potatoes in the first place?

    I iam saying meat and potatoes at everymeal. If you see dh has turkey sanwich. We still eat potatoes and we eat meat at each lunch and dinner. We just are eating a lot more veggies and cutting back on carbs (not eliminating)
  • LishieFruit89
    LishieFruit89 Posts: 1,956 Member
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    That looks to be MAYBE 800 cals.
  • Llamapants86
    Llamapants86 Posts: 1,221 Member
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    They seem healthy-ish to me, but one meal can be healthy while the overall diet is not. And I don't think meat is any unhealthier than all that protein powder.
  • gypsyrose85
    gypsyrose85 Posts: 206 Member
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    It doesn't sound like very much food, but why would you be sick eating this? Why did you give up meat and potatoes in the first place?



    Dh gets this type of stuff because he drives truck and has no way to heat his food. He cant plug in a ln a lunch crock. His computer needs that port.
  • gypsyrose85
    gypsyrose85 Posts: 206 Member
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    That looks to be MAYBE 800 cals.
    When I calculated it it was 1000 callories.
    That leaves him 800 for dinner and if he chooses to have a cup or 4 (coffee adicted) with his normal 4 creams 3 sugars.
  • gypsyrose85
    gypsyrose85 Posts: 206 Member
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    They seem healthy-ish to me, but one meal can be healthy while the overall diet is not. And I don't think meat is any unhealthier than all that protein powder.

    We still eat meat (see turkey sandwich). I was only giving it to him for breakfast. He wanted to add another during lunch. He hates cold meat unless in a sandwich.
  • lindsayvernon
    lindsayvernon Posts: 56 Member
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    So this is what your husband eats for his meals, are you eating the same? You haven't tracked anything in the last couple weeks, are you trying to find a diet to help you lose some weight?
  • LishieFruit89
    LishieFruit89 Posts: 1,956 Member
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    That looks to be MAYBE 800 cals.
    When I calculated it it was 1000 callories.
    That leaves him 800 for dinner and if he chooses to have a cup or 4 (coffee adicted) with his normal 4 creams 3 sugars.

    You might have wanted to include that there's coffee and dinner in there as well.
  • gypsyrose85
    gypsyrose85 Posts: 206 Member
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    So this is what your husband eats for his meals, are you eating the same? You haven't tracked anything in the last couple weeks, are you trying to find a diet to help you lose some weight?

    I am usually forget to track. I typicly dont eat till dinner. Though I have been eating breakfast. (A serving of special k and almond milk in the Am). I then dont typically eat till dinner . I am a drinker not a eater. Though I recently cut out the soda. I just forget to track.
  • gypsyrose85
    gypsyrose85 Posts: 206 Member
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    That looks to be MAYBE 800 cals.
    When I calculated it it was 1000 callories.
    That leaves him 800 for dinner and if he chooses to have a cup or 4 (coffee adicted) with his normal 4 creams 3 sugars.

    You might have wanted to include that there's coffee and dinner in there as well.


    Thats why they were labled breakfast, lunch and snacks. I guess I figured people would know a dinner would be in there.
  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 8,154 Member
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    If that is all you are eating, you are eating way too few calories which can lead to decreased immune function just as eating too many calories can lead to immune problems. Seeing as you have not entered any food in your food diary in the last several days it seems from this that instead of counting your calories, you are using some diet that limits food to a certain meal plan. If what you mentioned here is that food, it is likely you are not eating near enough to provide the nutrients you need for your body to run well.
  • gypsyrose85
    gypsyrose85 Posts: 206 Member
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    If that is all you are eating, you are eating way too few calories which can lead to decreased immune function just as eating too many calories can lead to immune problems. Seeing as you have not entered any food in your food diary in the last several days it seems from this that instead of counting your calories, you are using some diet that limits food to a certain meal plan. If what you mentioned here is that food, it is likely you are not eating near enough to provide the nutrients you need for your body to run well.

    This is my husbands meals. They are logged under his account. I know just what callories he is eating.
  • _KitKat_
    _KitKat_ Posts: 1,066 Member
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    Check your macros, that may help. The food sounds healthy but like others have said so are veggies, meat and starches. Moderation and not depriving yourself seem to be the key of many of the successful people on here. Wish you guys the best.
  • becomeanewme
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    If that is all you are eating, you are eating way too few calories which can lead to decreased immune function just as eating too many calories can lead to immune problems. Seeing as you have not entered any food in your food diary in the last several days it seems from this that instead of counting your calories, you are using some diet that limits food to a certain meal plan. If what you mentioned here is that food, it is likely you are not eating near enough to provide the nutrients you need for your body to run well.

    I have to agree with this. I've read in several places (Please do your own research into this as I am no professional, just what i've gathered over time) that women shouldn't go below 1200 calories and men shouldn't go below 1500 calories. Again, everyone is different and what works for some may not work for others, but you have to find what works for you. Getting to a goal weight but making yourself unhealthy in the process doesn't seem like the best idea, but to each their own.
  • Number_44
    Number_44 Posts: 97 Member
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    Breakfast
    .Strawberries, banana, vanilla protein powder, flax seed, spinach and almond milk smoothie. 

    Lunch
    6 cups of Salad (orange, red, green, yellow peppers, romaine lettuce, carrots, half a serving of chedder, cucumbers, tomatoes and yellow onion)with zesty italian (made with olive oil)
    Turkey, chedder, romaine, orange peppers, onion, ans hot sauce. On flax and oat flatbread sandwich.

    His snack1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup granola with dried fruit.1 cup carrots.Protien powder with water vanilla.


    Dinner will be
    Baked mac n cheese (he has been begging for it) and a salad.

    He also drinks a ton of coffee with cream and sugar.

    And if he chooses a small snack of some sort.





    One friend said this is probly why we are sick all the time. Though we JUST started this lifestyle change. Before that it was meat, potatoes and s veggie.


    Ummm NO.

    To the concept of this whole entire post. What you listed above all look like good things to eat. Surely nothing you would get sick from (your genetic disease aside) Regarding whatever food you are eating, the question should be "Is it enough?"

    Also, meat and potatoes arent bad either. Its really not a matter of what, but how much? Are you getting enough and is the variety providing the proper macro (carbs, fats, protein) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) your body needs.