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  • 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].5 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…
  • Also a fan of avocado toast, but nothing new regarding how to make it. I use half an avocado per sandwich. If you store the other half with the seed in, and cover it, it will stay fresh for a day or so. I just don't like lemon much, but I do keep a bottle of key lime juice in the refrigerator. So when I make guacamole or…
  • I love Progresso soup and can eat a whole can very cheerfully and, with many varieties, stay under three of four hundred caloies and 30 carbs. But even the low sodium varieties have almost 500 milligrams of sodium per serving. That's almost a thousand per can. It's just too much for me, at more than half my daily sodium…
  • I'm assuming you want finger food kinds of things for grazing. If you're planning a sit down meal just let us know. Choose your condiments wisely, as dips and dressings can add hidden calories. Sour cream based dips would be lower calorie than mayonnaise based dips, for example. And salsa is always a good choice. Sour…
  • They don't tell you that logging your food feels like paying for it, so if you measure out and log a certain portion then you are going to make sure that you eat every last scrap of it and lick your plate.
  • When I was thirty-one I realized I had gained two pounds in the last year, and was inclined to congratulate myself on the limited gain. Then I realized if I gained two pounds a year for the next fifty years it would add up to a hundred extra pounds.
  • Frozen vegetables (not the ones with sauce) usually have no added salt or fat and are convenient. To reduce sodium I avoid processed lunchmeat and try to cook meat I like that slices well for sandwiches. Read the labels before buying! London broil for beef and pork loin or tenderloin are fairly low in fat and sodium,…
  • Green smoothies are surprisingly tasty. I use about five ounces of low calorie fruit juice drink for sweetness and the liquid, and blend in any of these: spinach/spring mix/kale, tomato, carrots, jalapeño, avocado, onion, and/or a small orange. It takes a few minutes to get the carrots and greens pureed but I usually end…
  • If I need chocolate I eat a half ounce of 85% cacoa or higher for about three carbs. It's not sweet enough that I want to binge, yet I feel like I've had a good dose of chocolate because it's intense. What I crave are macaroni and cheese and nachos. I try to limit sodium as well as carbs and those are extremes. So those…
  • In the summer Aldi carries Fit and Active brand 20-calorie ice cream bars. They come in a mix of cherry, raspberry, and orange flavors.
  • Lunch meat/processed meat is wicked for sodium but I like my sandwiches. So I buy a pork loin and roast it without salt, slice it thin, and freeze small packets of five to seven slices for future meals. I like pork loin because I really miss ham and it's budget friendly on sale, but it also works with boneless skinless…
  • Black bean salsa is good cold, warm, or at room temperature. Just rinse your beans and add what you like. This recipe has nutritional information, but I my taste would run to less lime juice. You can reduce sodium by reducing the added salt. Eat the salsa as a side dish/relish or as a salad.…
  • I like nutritional yeast in my oatmeal sometimes. That and black pepper makes a pretty edible product. Two tablespoons would have four grams of protein.
  • I like peanut butter, Nutella, or berries better than syrup on my pancakes. But if you're going to use syrup of any kind, don't put it on your pancakes. Put a little puddle on your plate and dip each bite into the syrup. That way you taste the syrup every time and it doesn't soak into the pancake and disappear. It gives…
  • Stir-fries are quick to cook and easy. Strips of peppers and onions can be seasoned with fajita or taco seasoning to make fajitas, or with Asian seasonings for Oriental. A spritz of key lime juice brightens up the flavors. If you don't like fussing with them just buy a twelve-ounce package of frozen pepper and onion…
  • Green smoothies are great. The trick is balancing the vegetables with something sweet and, for me, low carb. Ocean Spray makes a 5-calorie cranberry juice blend that I like. So I use five ounces of that, an ounce of greens (spinach, kale, anything darker than iceberg), and then whatever I have. I like to add half a…
  • ldaltonbishop Posts: 8 Member 60 yo, 5'2" SW, May 2019: 150 CW, March 2020: 110 GW: was 120, then 115, now maintenance Goals: More protein, less fat (that's tricky) Manage sodium <1800 mg/day Exercise: at least 30 minutes cardio 5x week; weights 3x week Reduce body fat%, currently about 27%. Cardio is usually a stationary…
  • "You have the blood pressure of a teenager!" said the nurse yesterday at my check-up.
  • 60 yo, 5'2" SW, May 2019: 150 CW, March 2020: 110 GW: was 120, then 115, now maintenance Goals: More protein, less fat (that's tricky) Manage sodium <1800 mg/day Exercise: at least 30 minutes cardio 5x week; weights 3x week Reduce body fat%, currently about 27%. Cardio is usually a stationary bike, trying to get 5 miles in…
  • If covering the pancakes with (any kind of) syrup makes them soggy, try putting the syrup in a bowl or puddle on your plate and dipping each bite. The syrup will not have time to absorb; the pancake will not get soggy; and you will have a bite that is syrup-flavor forward.
  • Clean out the refrigerator soup - and told MFP it was vegetable beef soup.
  • We live with diabetes and cardiac issues, so we count carbs and I watch sodium. That said, my dh has a Clif bar almost every morning with black coffee or a diet soda, and has lost weight consistently. Clif bars have about 42 carbs on average. He may have a Luna bar or something lighter than Clif as a mid-morning snack.…
  • Half a 12 ounce package of frozen vegetables (broccoli mix, vegetable soup mix, etc.) will be done in three minutes on high in the microwave. Stir in some diced meat if you have it after the three minutes (heat another 30 seconds) and season with pepper for a quick meal. If you want it to be soup add chicken broth and…
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