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  • I don't like the taste of artificial sweeteners either. I drink water (usually tap water) or sparkling water (mineral water, plain soda water) sometimes with a slice of lemon or lime if I want to be fancy, or herbal teas (lemon and ginger in my favourite). I know that tap water tasted different depending on where you live,…
  • Depending on your current weight, yes, it might be unrealistic. I would take all responses that say "just do this diet or this supplement, it's easy" with a grain of salt. If you want to conceive, you need to be healthy so I suggest you enter your stats in MFP, set a reasonable calorie deficit (max 1kg a week is usually…
  • I had some laser treatment on my gums and had a month of soft foods. I ate a lot of soup and smoothies at first, but then went on to softer stuff like: - polenta (add cheese and milk for more cals and extra deliciousness). You could serve it with a nice gravy type sauce or chilli or curry (puree if you need it smoother). -…
  • You could put the raw fat trimmings in the freezer until you have a decent quantity then render it and use it in recipes where you need fat to cook with. That's what my mum used to do (without the freezer but, we didn't have one then).
  • Easy way to deal with that: skip the chiropractor and find a reputable health professional who doesn't give you stupid advice.
  • Don't overthink this kind of message! It's really not targeted at people who use MFP - we mostly have a good handle on calorie needs and macros and that kind of stuff. I think it's an attempt at setting a simple goal that everyone can understand and work towards, that is likely to be beneficial for their health. Just about…
  • I'm trying to simplify my work snacks - this week I've taken a different selection every day including: - fruit - apples or watermelon - veggies - snow peas, carrot, celery, cherry tomatoes and today a baby potato in the mix - boiled egg - cheese slice - plain yoghurt - today I threw in a few frozen blueberries for a bit…
  • Salad with barley, chicken and marinated feta. I've never used barley in salad before, but it was one of my Dinner Twist meals (delivery like Hello Fresh or Blue Apron) and it's very good.
  • Well yes, maybe we just all want what we don't have!
  • No thanks, my bum is already too big, I don't need it to get any larger. I really don't understand the desire for a big rear... I guess it's just a fashion thing though, like every other body-shape-trend. I'd love some of that soap though, @Alatariel75 !
  • I don't like cauliflower much either - it can smell really bad especially if it's overcooked. I especially don't like cauliflower cheese (cauliflower in white sauce with cheese on top). I don't mind it as a puree - either on it's own (just with a bit of butter, milk, salt and pepper) or pureed together with broccoli then…
  • Hehe, that was fun! But I might have got the maths wrong as my result was 14 litres a day ;) I think I'll just stick to drinking when thirsty with extra on long hot run days (even if I'm not thirsty) as I tend to get a bit headachy after a long run which I'm guessing might be due to dehydration.
  • I think it is something to bring up when it's relevant to the issue the patient is presenting for. I was seriously pissed off when I went to a new doctor with a very badly infected throat, I had no voice and could barely walk, I was so sick - but the doctor chose that time to lecture me about Iosing weight. I did not want…
  • Cottage cheese and chilli sauce - preferably my mister's homemade chilli but otherwise smoked Tabasco will do.
  • Berlei make a good range of sports bra in a range of sizes. It's really worth the effort to get fitted for the right bra, those ladies usually know their stuff!
  • I second the idea to go to a physio. If you get a good one, they will be able to work with you to identify and resolve the issue or to refer you on if it seems more complex. Don't be put off getting medical input just because you don't want a prescription, there are all kinds of treatments and strategies for injuries that…
  • I agree that you probably need to slow down until you get more used to dealing with the differences in surfaces, terrain, wind factor, navigating etc that you need to do outside but not on a treadmill. Also that music can help you stay on pace... maybe someone can remember the name of the app that syncs your music into a…
  • I love my Apple Watch - but it's only really worth it if you want the other features as well as the fitness tracking aspect. I'm not tracking my calories at the moment, but when I was, the cals from the watch seemed pretty accurate - I lost at about the expected rate when I ate what MFP suggested and I had the Apple Watch…
  • I made a delicous sweet potato and black bean chilli last week. I was going to cook some chicken to have with it, but it was so good it didn't need it. And last night's dinner was pasta with caramelised onions, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, olives and feta. Yum!
  • Soup, sandwich, leftovers - there is no rule that says you have to eat cereal or toast in the morning. Think about what you like to eat, plan ahead and get it ready to go in the morning. I've been having smoothies lately (great when it's a hot morning) - I get it ready the night before (takes about 2 minutes) and whack it…
  • You need to ensure that you are seeing an appropriately qualified professional (ie. an actual doctor, not any kind of counsellor and especially not homeopathic) to talk about reducing or changing psychiatric medications.
  • It's impossible to tell if you will lose exactly that amount of weight by exactly that date. But you know what... it really doesn't matter. What matters is that you make changes that will get you moving more and eating better (eg the right amount of nutritious food that makes you feel good). Maybe you will only lose 32 or…
  • Find something else to do and work on changing the mental connection between TV and eating... once summer is over I'm going to start knitting or crocheting again, that's good to keep my hands busy so I'm not looking to eat out of boredom. While it's too hot to knit, I'm trying to stay busy sorting old photos on my…
  • I have lost and gained weight more than once in my life, and I can't say I have a solution. The way I approach it is not to set unrealistic goals for myself, but just to try to make the best choice I can each day. If you overeat one day, try to do better the next. Try to have more reasonable days than overeating days.…
  • I usually buy them, keep them in the freezer for months til I need an ice pack and then throw them away. Although I do use frozen peas now and again and occasionally broad beans but overall I agree that frozen veg tend to be watery and bland compared to fresh. Luckily I live in a mild climate where fresh veg are easily…
  • I had a Shine (not a 2 though) a few years ago and hated it. Actually I hated the fact that when I had it the software was dodgy and then they completely broke the connection with MFP and support were really unhelpful about it. It used to pop out of the band all the time too - it was actually a relief when I didn't notice…
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