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  • Also keep in mind that scales may not be extremely accurate or precise. If your scale only displays to the nearest whole pound, a difference of as little as 0.1 lbs may display as 1. For example, difference between 134.4 (displays as 134) and 134.5 (displays as 135). And the scale might not be completely repeatable (the…
  • I have a similar pattern since I turned 40–shorter cycle, plus longer, heavier periods, so just super all around. I saw a gynecologist and did some reading, it is very common with advancing age. I tried a progestin-only BCP to reduce bleeding, it had the opposite effect—bleeding or spotting almost all the time. Plus I was…
  • I’m eating my go-to lunch right now: grocery store salad bar big handful of baby spinach, cucumber pieces, about an ounce of feta cheese cubes, teaspoon of lemon vinaigrette, tablespoon of pumpkin seeds, one 80 g can oil packed tuna (drained). About 300 calories, 26 g protein, 2 mg iron, and the spinach does a good job of…
  • I’m in, I’ll say 700 calories: 4 oz salmon cooked 2 oz steak 2 oz turkey 1 oz Mac n cheese 3 oz cooked brown rice 3 oz veg 1 tbsp oil Weighs in at 15.5 oz and 669 calories using my choices from the database so I’ll round it up to 700 calories for that other 0.5 of an ounce. (I do this by eyeball all the time at the salad…
  • Honestly I question whether a household scale is capable of accurately distinguishing changes as small as 100 g, even if it’s capable of displaying to that degree of precision. Just to make sure it’s not stuck, you might try standing on it holding something heavy, just to force a change.
  • You have this backward. Soluble fiber pulls water into the intestines and psyllium husk is primarily soluble fiber. Both types can have a role in preventing constipation.
  • I cannot lie. In the early 2000s I followed Suzanne Somers books and it worked great. It was food combining nonsense and I didn't believe for a second that combining or keeping foods separate somehow made a difference to how many calories were metabolized, but it had a couple of rules that made a huge difference to me. You…
  • I initially got a cheap pedometer for curiosity too: I knew I was sedentary but had heard about "10,000 steps a day" and wanted to see how bad I really was (drive to train station, sit on train, sit at desk). I was surprised to see that I was getting minimum 5,000 per day, and routinely doing 8,000 or more. My…
  • Fair food: 4 risotto mozzarella bites, about 2" diameter, breaded coating, deep fried, with 1 tsp of a creamy chipotle sauce. 1 beaver tail (fried dough, about 8" by 4" by 1/2" thick) with cinnamon sugar, about 1 tbsp Quesadilla with shredded beef, 10" tortilla folded over, ate 3/4 1 355 ml can peach cider, 5% alcohol
  • 80 g can oil packed tuna drained, 4-5 small chunks of feta cheese, tsp of lemony vinaigrette, and as much baby spinach and cucumber as I can eat. Maybe a tsp of pumpkin seeds if I have them around.
  • Losing 7 and a half stone (105 pounds) will put you at 109 pounds, which is not "normal" BMI, it is underweight. You only need to lose 65 pounds, or approximately 4 and a half stone, to get to a BMI in a healthy range.
  • Cream of wheat, pumpkin seeds, mussels.
  • True. Sedentary is equivalent to about 3,000 steps, I've tested out different activity levels against Fitbit steps. So it is possible to be less active than sedentary.
  • I do the same. Say I'm making pasta for four. I might weigh out 400 g (I'm not good at estimating the right amount of dry pasta to cook so I've been weighing it out for years), cook, then serve out four equal portions by eye, log 100 g for myself. Weighing raw ingredients then portioning by eyeball has worked well for me…
  • I have a long commute, don't allow myself any extra time to prep and convenience foods are my staples for breakfast and lunch: Instant oatmeal and whole grain Cream of Wheat-just boil water. I eat unsweetened without sugar or milk. High fiber, Cream of wheat is high in iron Cheese portions-21 grams a piece, 80-90 calories.…
  • This was my Mom's gourmet addition. First time I made this for my kids, they thought I was a genius. When I told a friend, he remembers that he and his sister would compete to see who got the most ends. Good times. No one remembers the Kids in the Hall ode to living on boxed Mac & Cheese (and ketchup, of course)?…
  • I think this is it. I suspect the scanned result was for a four ounce serving. When I search for "rib eye raw usda" I get 291 calories for 100 g, which would be 309 calories for 4 ounces (112 g), very close to your scanned number.
  • I use this reference, which recommends 8 mg per day for post menopausal women over 50. http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile68c.stm
  • For sure don't eat canned tuna if you don't like it, but I find tuna in oil much tastier than tuna in water, and jarred versions better than canned, although jarred tuna in oil is more pricy.
  • I don't like weighing the entire batch of a recipe after cooking either. In situations like this I measure or eyeball the number of servings in the finished dish and enter that into the recipe builder and live with the inaccuracy. For example: Chili: Serve out four bowls, I know each bowl is about 12 fluid ounces. Measure…
  • Yes your method looks right. Culturing won't create more protein, so I think you are right that commercial yogurt has more water removed. Or has additional protein added.
  • Dear community, my coworker is sabotaging me by spreading the word when there are cupcakes in the break room, and I suspect she isn't even eating any! What can I do? Seriously, you are doing a service. I often bring back a new food product from one of my clients back to the office, and it disappears like magic.
  • We're good at math, can you show us your calculations? How do you know the protein content of the finished yogurt and the drained off whey? If you know the protein content of the milk, then the protein content of the yogurt+whey has to be the same number.
  • Age is not likely a significant factor in why it seems much more difficult now than in high school, but lifestyle might be. For example, when I was in high school, I walked 20 minutes each way. If I had a spare I'd walk home for lunch and then back. There wasn't much opportunity to snack during the day (had to get between…
  • Also is he getting enough fluids?
  • On several episodes, participants seem to believe that jacket (baked) potatoes have powerful weight loss benefits. In one show, a young woman visited her grandmother every day for lunch. The grandmother showed the crew what she asks for: a baked potato covered with baked beans, cheese and I don't know what else. "She says…
  • I've watched old episodes on YouTube. From the title I expected it to be about people sneaking food and then lying about it, but it's not. It's people being surprised by the sheer number of calories they are consuming in their regular diet vs. how few they must consume to lose weight. I like it when they watch the secret…
  • Oh I hear you. I can manage a hard cooked egg with plenty of salt, or a soufflé, or an eggy crepe, but I cannot be anywhere near a poached or fried or soft cooked egg. The runny yolk, the shiny slippery white, ugh. I can eat a few bites of scrambled eggs if I have to to be polite, but if I get some streaks of white that…
  • http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/1161603/so-you-want-a-nice-stomach/p1
  • Sounds like you are selecting bad entries, the database does have them. 1 tsp oil = 40 calories 3 raw eggs = 216 cal 1tbsp mayo = 100 cal Total = 356 calories, maybe a little higher or lower depending on the size of the eggs and brand of mayo, but nowhere near 950. If you open your diary, someone might spot the problem.
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