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  • When I become aware that I am eating out of boredom, I try to make myself eat a whole carrot. They are very low calorie, take awhile to eat, and by the end of it I'm really tired of chewing.
  • If I'm just fixing something for myself I put half a package (6 ounces) of frozen vegetables in the microwave for three minutes. I like any of the mixes with broccoli, or the stir-fry mixes, or the soup mixes. If I have a little meat or broth to add in I'm quite happy. I season with a hefty dose of pepper or a spice blend…
  • If you have space for frozen berries you can mix them in your smoothies instead of ice. I'd start with four ounces of plain yogurt and 3-4 ounces of fruit per serving, then add milk or juice to thin to the right consistency, if needed. You can also freeze peeled ripe bananas for smoothies, which provides almost an ice…
  • I was telling a new co-worker that I am a gym rat. I do something cardio-ish for thirty minutes five days a week, and two of those days are in the gym, where I add some strength training. Progress is slow but consistency is pretty good. Then I thought about it, and revised. I am a gym mouse. But I'm good with that.
  • Your body may indeed be readjusting. It's quite normal (and encouraging!) for the first two weeks to have dramatic results as you improve your nutrition and increase exercise, then level off. I understand some of this first loss is often mostly water. That's okay. This is a journey, not a sprint, and a gradual loss is…
  • Just a note: most lean meat is only about 25% protein at best. So four ounces of meat is only (really rounding, here) 1 ounce or 28 grams of protein. Fortunately lots of good things have protein. Greek yogurt is a good source, for example. Even the cheap store-brand regular yogurt has some. Just watch the sugar.
  • Search the food database for an entry that counts the nuts as opposed to entering a weight or volume. For example: Change the serving size to one {piece, kernel, almond, nut} and the number of servings to three. Close enough.
  • I often substitute evaporated milk for heavy cream. I like the richness and it's shelf-stable. I think it would work fine for cream-of soups. If you can tolerate it, go for it. I use it for ganache, too, for the record.
  • There's a good chance tiny amounts of fingernail may have been grated into past cheese. Oops. Then it became a tradition that the end bits got divided up between the dogs and I. They are not so fond of the Salad Shooter as there are no more unshreddable tidbits now. Although they do still hang out underfoot, convinced that…
  • I can't figure it out on my desktop computer as I only see an option there to edit a particular food. But in my phone app (Android), under the 'Me' menu option, then 'My Items,' when I select 'Foods' I see the three dots at the top of the page that lets me edit. Then I get check boxes by each entry and a trash can at the…
  • I love cheese too, almost any kind so far. But I've been watching sodium, so Swiss, which has pretty low sodium content, has been my treat for the last couple of years. But I'm over it. I don't have hypertension and I'm healthy. I'm going to eat the cheese (in very small portions). But when I do eat cheese, I try to eat it…
  • Fruity balsamic vinegar, straight from the bottle, to taste. I prefer strawberry, blueberry or chocolate balsamic, usually about 30gr. 6-10 gr grape nuts sprinkled on top I had to laugh at 6-10 grape nuts, as a grape nut is about as big as a grape seed. But I also totally understand. I am the same way about granola, which…
  • This is why if I indulge in fries I eat them first and as fast as I can. (With pepper only.)
  • Having to buy clothes too often during successful weight loss is a thing. Second-hand shops are a lifesaver, plus older-style women's pants have better pockets. I'm also in the buy-boys' group because guy clothes are made better and have better pockets. If I don't mention that I wear guys' clothing nobody knows. They're…
  • Since you asked.... I don't track seasonings unless they have sodium. I don't track if I lick the serving spoon or scrape out a serving bowl before putting it in the dishwasher. That last handful of goldfish before bed? Nope. Diet sodas from a can-- yes. Diet sodas from the special two-liter bottle that's just for me to…
  • Golden Home Ultra Thin pizza crusts are decent, and currently Dollar Trees near me have either a single 12" crust or three 6" crusts for a dollar. My carb goal is 45-60 per meal, so I can have half a large or a whole small crust. I top it with either homemade tomato sauce or leftover spaghetti sauce with meat. For me, I…
  • Not yet mentioned: Silicon spatula Coffee/spice grinder Rice cooker/steamer Cheese wire
  • When I was preparing for major surgery my surgeon recommended that I build up my strength and stamina, which turned out to be helpful for me. I can see where Parkinson's would complicate this! But is there anything you can do to get your heart rate up for about thirty minutes a day? If walking doesn't work for you, can you…
  • 305 reps x 2 300/3000 10/3/21 624/3000 10/6/21 939/3000 10/10/21 1164/3000 10/13/21 1479/3000 10/17/21 1794/3000 10/24/21 2099/3000 10/27/21 2404/3000 10/31/21 Not even close, but I didn't miss a workout so I'm satisfied. This, plus 30 minutes of cardio 5 times a week.
  • 315 reps 300/3000 10/3/21 624/3000 10/6/21 939/3000 10/10/21 1164/3000 10/13/21 1479/3000 10/17/21 1794/3000 10/24/21
  • Lean meat sandwich on low carb toast or tortilla? I try to cook enough meat to last me for a week of breakfasts. Load on the lettuce and tomato, maybe avocado. Blueberries and strawberries are a nice side with fairly low carbs.
  • 3 sets of 15 reps each: sit-ups, upright row & bicep curls([email protected] each), triceps extension; chest press (machine)@10lbs, lat pulldowns, tricep dips. =315 300/3000 10/3/21 624/3000 10/6/21 939/3000 10/10/21 1164/3000 10/13/21 1479/3000 10/17/21
  • Even though I'm healthy now I went through some rehab a couple of years ago, which included stern keep-sodium-to-1500 mg-per -day lessons. They advised no more than 500 mg per meal. I don't have hypertension so I give myself an 1800 mg goal and often live with failure. As mentioned, it's almost impossible to eat at a…
  • I made a pretty decent lemon curd with erythritol awhile back. It would work with key lime juice just as well, and a dollop of that stirred into plain yogurt might approximate the lemon meringue or key lime flavor. It kept a long time in the refrigerator. This is the recipe I used (I think):…
  • 3 sets of 15 reps each: sit-ups, upright row & bicep curls(2 [email protected] lbs. each), triceps extension; chest press (machine)@10 lbs. It is the chest press, not the shoulder press, that I struggle with. Extra tired last night so that's all I could manage. =225 300/3000 10/3/21 624/3000 10/6/21 939/3000 10/10/21 1164/3000…
  • 3 sets of 15 reps each: sit-ups, upright row & bicep curls(2 db @12.5 lbs. each), triceps extension; lat pulldown, shoulder press, tricep dips(machine). Can't figure out why I can set all the machines at 3 except shoulder press, where I can only move 10 pounds. I can do up to five reps at 15 or level 1, but no more.…
  • 3 sets of 15 reps each: sit-ups, upright row, triceps extension, lat pulldown, mid row, tricep dips(machine) 5 sets of 10/7/7/15/15 reps: standing barbell curl (lowered weight for last 30 since I still can't manage 30 lbs) =324 300/3000 10/3/21 624/3000 10/6/21
  • 3 sets of 15 reps each: sit-ups, upright row, triceps extension, lat pulldown, mid row, tricep dips(machine) 3 sets of 10 reps: standing barbell curl (increased the weight recently so can't quite manage 15) 300/3000
  • I'm not disagreeing that net carbs are what matters, but when my DH and I each went through classes with a registered dietitian after being diagnosed with diabetes (much to my indignation and surprise when it was my turn), she taught us to track carbs and not net carbs. But she stressed it was important we get 45-60 carbs…
  • Welcome, and thank you for your service. Being diagnosed with diabetes was a shock to me, too, two years ago. I was given the opportunity to take classes with registered dietitians, and that helped -- basically I learned that balanced meals are important, including controlling but not excluding carbs, and to avoid added…
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