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  • Eieww, I've never come across those here in Aus. Must be an east coast thing! That site is great, really interesting to compare the make up of different countries way of eating. Of course it's always just going to be averages but it's interesting to see the differences.
  • You can do it either way. If you weigh your rice raw, look for an "rice, raw" entry in the database. If you weigh it after cooking, look for "rice, cooked". My preference is to weigh rice cooked, because I'm never going to cook a single serving at a time, so weighing it raw isn't realistic for me.
  • If I'm not mistaken, that's about four litres, which is twice the generally recommended amount of around two litres. And even that is a only rough guide and will vary depend on what you are doing and whether you are also getting lots of liquid in your meals. If you are doing physical work in the heat then you need more,…
  • Your weight will always fluctuate - certainly throughout the day, as you eat drink, breathe, sweat, excrete... all those things will have an impact on the weight of your body overall. And throughout the week and the month - due to the things you eat and drink, the exercise you do, and the impact of hormones, injury,…
  • I made the best iced coffee smoothie this morning - coffee (1 tsp dissolved in hot water), 1/4 banana, about 1/4 cup rolled oats, walnuts (maybe 1/8 cup) and just under a cup (250ml) skim milk. I blended it all up and it was seriously delicious. The milk and banana makes it sweet and the walnuts and coffee gave it a…
  • I don't drink soft drinks (soda/pop/coke, whatever you like to call it) as a regular thing but I do like to get a big glass of soda water (unflavoured, fizzy water) when I go to the pub. It comes in a glass with ice and a slice of lemon and a straw and it's easier to have this to sip on that to say "no, nothing for me" and…
  • You are better to use ml or grams because tablespoon measures are different in different countries (20ml in Aust, 15ml in US and a bunch of other numbers too in other places). The same goes for cups too.
  • Don't worry about the goal numbers - just pick something that seems healthy for your height and head in that direction.
  • While you're waiting for your appointment with the doc, see if there is a continence information line in your area. This is the Australian service and they have a free and confidential helpline which can be a great place to start. I've worked with a number of the continence nurses and they are very practical and helpful.…
  • Don't believe those clickbait websites that make promises about eating this or that for a flat belly. You just need to eat less food to lose weight and eventually you will see changes in your body, though the rate of change will probably be influenced most my genetics which you can't change. You have some good suggestions…
  • I think this is pretty unrealistic. Small places that change their menu with the season or based on availability would be majorly disadvantaged. Do you want every single meal that you eat out to be from a chain restaurant with the same few dishes? Sounds terrible to me. It's also unlikely to be very helpful, because unless…
  • I suggest some bread for the table instead of starters, then you can just have one bit and some dukkah and eat it slowly. Then I'd probably order the chicken - because it sounds delicious - and ask for the sauce on the side. Then you can focus on the chicken meat and veggies and choose how much of the extras you eat…
  • I would be more surprised if the nutrition info was there. Just look for something close in the database.
  • There's nothing you can do to change things now. Just go back to eating an appropriate amount today.
  • I wouldn't go paleo because I don't see the point in cutting out dairy, grains or legumes. However, if I see a recipe I like the happens to be labelled Paleo, it won't stop me cooking it. So, my suggestion is that you look for recipes that appeal to you and fit with your medically determined food restrictions and don't…
  • I use a local one called Dinner Twist (West Aust) and am very happy with it. My delivery comes in two foam eskies that get returned and reused and there is minimal packaging - some plastic bags for things like herbs or baby potatoes and extras like cashews or rice but it's less than I would use if I did the shopping…
  • Cookies and Cream quest bar - the taste was not so bad at first but the aftertaste was horrible. Like cough medicine. I assume it was whatever sweetener they use. I ate less than a quarter and threw it away. Which is fine, I'd prefer to get my protein from regular food anyway, but I read so much about protein bars here,…
  • Not a fan of black tea, but I don't mind green tea if it's brewed right. I also drink some of the herbals like lemon and ginger etc, but the ones I like don't actually contain any tea - so I think they would be herbal infusions rather that tea. Kava isn't tea either, it's made from a root pounded up and infused, no tea…
  • I had to have them when I was very B12 deficient - I was vegetarian but clearly not doing it well. I was very fatigued and they did help with that but I can't imagine they will do anything if you already have normal levels. They had no impact on my weight. As others have said there is no magic injection that will just make…
  • I made a fantastic sauce to serve with steak and veggies this week: fresh lemongrass, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, fresh coriander (roots, stems and leaves) blended up with lime juice, natural yoghurt and coconut milk powder. (The recipe said light coconut milk but I used the yoghurt and coconut milk powder instead). I…
  • I usually run first thing in the morning. I don't eat unless it's a long run day, which means I have a bit more time on my hands, then I'll have a coffee and a piece of toast and peanut butter or a muesli bar at least 45-60 mins before I go.
  • Nope. My breakfast on the weekend was a chive pancake with fried chicken, fried egg and chilli sauce. I enjoyed every bit of it, but that is not my everyday breakfast. Fried stuff is going to be higher in cals that roast or grilled but if you have the calories left in your daily goal AND you have eaten a variety of other…
  • Ooh, I must have a nice home.... we have a toilet with a separate door that opens out of the ensuite (master) bathroom. But we also have a stand alone toilet (not a "half bath, just a tiny room with the toilet in there) in the hall and then we walk a few steps to the other bathroom to wash our hands. I've learnt lots about…
  • My fallback lunch when there's not much in the fridge or I want to prepare ahead of time: - Brown rice, salad (usually presliced coleslaw veggies with no dressing), tuna in chilli oil (I use Sirena tuna and drain the oil) all whacked in a lunchbox in that order. The tuna is spicy enough to flavour the whole lot so it…
  • Yup, most houses in my part of Western Australia (pretty much all the new ones as far as I'm aware) are built on top of a concrete pad, which kind of works like a raft floating on top of the sand, there are no foundation posts that go down into the ground, so adding a basement would be a fairly labour intensive and…
  • I like Ann's response above, but I would also add a number 3: any amount that causes you to injure yourself. I've definitely gone out too hard and fast before and injured myself which then stops me exercising and makes it hard for me to keep up the momentum with eating well and general healthy habits. When you are obese…
  • I was being somewhat flip too, though I know tone doesn't carry well in writing. And a bit surprised that this would be surprising. However a little "research" (ok, googling) tells me this might be even more complex than I thought, which surprised me too: Here are examples of discrepancies in TABLESPOON MEASURES TABLESPOON…
  • Seriously, where has 3tsp ever been 1 tablespoon? 1 tbspn = 20ml as long as I've been cooking (with the exception of my grandma's old recipe books which use pounds and ounces so I've had to learn those too). Different measurements, different countries, that's just the way it is. Cup measure are different too - 250ml is a…
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