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



  • merekins
    merekins Posts: 228 Member
    MFP goes without saying.
    1. Food scale
    2. Siggi’s plain whole fat yogurt (usually served with lemon curd and blueberries. Is a low calorie lunch/snack that satisfies me. Is like my anti-trigger food. Never go over calories on days I have it for lunch.
    3. Godiva ganache truffles. 46 calories for something rich and indulgent.
    4. Sparkling water or unsweetened ice tea.
    5. Fitbit. My fitbit competitions with friends get me to complete 10k steps. Getting my steps in usually includes a trip to gym. Going to the gym makes me stay within calorie goal because I worked too hard to blow off my efforts.
  • chris_in_cal
    chris_in_cal Posts: 2,401 Member
    1) digital food scale
    2) inexpensive Withings wifi body scale
    3) Garmin on my wrist
    4) MFP food logging
    5) MFP 'friends' and the accountability
  • MidModJenn
    MidModJenn Posts: 216 Member
    1. MFP
    2. cauliflower rice
    3. making sure at least 1 meal each day is mostly veggies (usually a big salad)
    4. Primal Kitchen salad dressings
    5. Pinterest for Paleo recipes
    6. teeny snack-sized baggies to bring small portions of nuts and other snacks to work (I'll eat too much if I keep a whole container in my desk)
    7. a standing desk station that my company installed for me
  • elisa123gal
    elisa123gal Posts: 4,306 Member
    1. whole foods
    2. lunch cooler
    3. vinegars
    4. spices
    5. food scale
  • grinning_chick
    grinning_chick Posts: 765 Member
    edited June 2019
    1. Frozen meals that are lower in calories than what I could cook the meal in question for myself
    2. Frozen vegetables for out of season vegetables ($$)
    3. Frozen berries for out of season berries ($$)
    4. Seasoning packets/papers/sachets that come with with built-in recipes that list the nutritional information for them (unlike so many online, and even book, recipes these days)
    5. Finding a couple affordable palatable (to me) protein powders

  • ultra_violets
    ultra_violets Posts: 202 Member
    edited June 2019
    1. Fiorucci proscuitto and mozzarella panino
    2. Pistachios
    3. Bagged salad
    4. Eggland's Best eggs
    5. MFP
  • VegjoyP
    VegjoyP Posts: 2,743 Member
    2.)Food scales
    3.)bagged vegetables
    4.)plant protein powder
    5.) pack/ can/ tin of fish ( sardine, salmon, herring,anchovy, tuna, mackeral)
  • Athijade
    Athijade Posts: 3,290 Member
    1. Therapy, Mindfulness, and Meditation - I have developed a negative relationship with food and these things are helping me heal that.
    2. Aldi - I try to keep a tight budget and shopping here helps. While I can't buy everything I want there, it is enough to make an impact.
    3. Imperfect Produce - Delicious veggies dropped off at my door every other week? Yes please!
    4. Asian/Indian market - Since Aldi doesn't carry a lot of specialty ethnic items and I eat a LOT of these types of foods, it is nice to have a cheap alternative to buying what I need and be able to get some hard to find items too.
    5. Coconut Aminos - I have a soy allergy but I love Asian food. It's not 100% the same, but at least I can enjoy my favorite meals again.
  • melmoon90
    melmoon90 Posts: 31 Member
    1. Coffee
    2. MFP
    3. Gym
    4. Spotify
    5. Fruits

    Could think of more but here's just a few lol!
  • endermako
    endermako Posts: 785 Member
    1. MFP
    2. Food Scale
    3. Gym
    4. Fake Pizza
    5. Turkey Tacos
  • samuelgina91
    samuelgina91 Posts: 158 Member
    1.Car to go to the gym and store
    2. Gym membership which I use minimum 3x a week for weightlifting, cardio and sauna
    3. Tape measure
    4. water bottle
    5. Replacing 3/4 of my snack materials with fruit (cause summer is a great time to do so), and switching that last 1/4 to a flavoured popcorn, or a mega cupcake from a bakery which I split with a friend.
    6. Fitbit so I track what I actually do without dragging my phone everywhere, and reducing my overall stress with the phone notifications
  • fitoverfortymom
    fitoverfortymom Posts: 3,452 Member
    1. Food Scale
    2. Meal Planning
    3. Garmin
    4. Whatever foods I'm digging at the moment
    5. Running
  • LegendaryOrange
    LegendaryOrange Posts: 2,864 Member
    Kodiak Cakes
    Smart scale
    My gym
    Generic Mio
  • Kupla71
    Kupla71 Posts: 1,221 Member
    1) plain Greek yogurt 2%
    2) sour pickles
    3) almonds
    4) black coffee
    5) food scale
    6) diet ginger ale
  • umbramirror
    umbramirror Posts: 256 Member
    1) MFP (prelogging my meals has helped tremendously)
    2) Simple Weight Tracker (began daily weighing recently and it has been helpful to see weight trends to minimize my obsessive tracking tendencies)

    3) Digital body scale

    4) Extra dark chocolate
    5) Various fruits
    5) Greek yogurt
    6) Peanut butter

  • durhammfp
    durhammfp Posts: 493 Member
    edited June 2019
    1) A supportive partner
    2) Coffee
    3) Comfortable walking shoes
    4) MFP
    5) Scales: food and boddy
  • vggb
    vggb Posts: 132 Member
    1) Dannon Lite&Fit Greek Yogurt vanilla
    2) Avocado
    3) Eggs
    4) Ground turkey 93%
    5) Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • chris_in_cal
    chris_in_cal Posts: 2,401 Member
    Bump: I love seeing all the great ideas.