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  • Yes. :) That's actually my preferred way to have a salad with dinner. Growing up we'd sometimes have it like that, but far more often I was expected to add to it tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and shredded carrots. I must've made that combo about 1,000 times. Occasionally, things were fancy and we'd have artichoke hearts…
  • Yesterday... Brunch: salad (with meat and a hard-boiled egg) Dinner: roast beef sandwich with side salad Late night: apple, cheese & almonds
  • Pasta with white beans and a leafy green (I usually use spinach or kale) is one of my fav combos. I also use parmesan cheese, but I'm not sure if cheese is out for you.
  • I don't really have much of a sweet tooth except for when I'm pms'ing. Or so I thought. ;) Then I realized I eat something sweet almost every day--fruit, ice cream, dark chocolate, frozen Greek yogurt bars like what Yasso makes. If I go a long time w/o having something like that, then I start to crave sweets like…
  • I noticed from observation. A poster mentioned earlier that as a kid he noticed cereal didn't fill him up, and I had the same experience. For me, that included oatmeal. Oatmeal doesn't keep me full for long unless I add protein and/or fat to it--then it's great. But I didn't start doing that until I was cooking my own…
  • @beulah81 Apples and pears. They still make me bloat if I eat a large one, but small or medium are usually fine now.
  • Don't worry about what people say or them understanding you. This applies in all areas of life. :) It's nice to be understood, but it doesn't always happen.
  • Thanks @kshama2001. I've actually never read that classic! I love cooking and learning about food, so I'll definitely check it out.
  • Agree about the icing options--it's the overly sweet frostings that I loathe, and I find most of them too sweet. But the ones that don't fall in that camp can be tasty to me. I'd put even good cake way towards the bottom of my list of foods I enjoy, though. Well, flour-based cakes. I love cheesecake.
  • Ugh, supermarket bday cake. :s Sorry, this might be obvious, but what's a "JOC" recipe?
  • I love biscuits. I'd rather have a biscuit with honey butter than cake for my bday. I should bake a giant biscuit with a honey butter filling and serve that for my bday.
  • Absolutely! Being thin doesn't make your friend an expert on weight management for everyone. ;) Different things work for different people. Except for a couple exceptions, I've been "thin" most my life and I regularly incorporate what some food ascetics ;) would consider imperfect foods. Health and weight management are…
  • +1 I love that site! Do you know what types of food you find filling? Most people find protein, fiber, and/or fat very effective for that. So it might be helpful to think about which foods you like that can provide you with those things, and then selecting the ones that are most affordable and can be eaten within your…
  • My fellow dislikers of cake! That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw this thread. I've not met others before who dislike it. Some of it is only meh--rather than disliked--and I do enjoy some (coffee cake is a winner with me), but usually I don't like it. I loathe most frostings, way too sweet. I also don't like…
  • Yesterday I had... Brunch: Salad - lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded parmesan, turkey and hardboiled egg with dressing. Dinner: Rice with ground beef prepared taco style, topped with a little shredded cheddar, salsa, and cilantro. Snacks: A couple handfuls of dark chocolate chips.
  • Thanks, Katmary, I'm very glad it worked too! :smiley: I've always eaten relatively large servings of vegetables, so it really messed up my way of eating when I was having those problems. I think the FODMAP diet can be a great way to start. I got rid of all veg and anything else I noticed had bothered me just bc I was so…
  • I had a boring but delicious food day yesterday. For both brunch and dinner I had seafood-stuffed baked salmon with a side of roasted asparagus. Late night snack was some cheddar.
  • @Katmary71 I had that problem a few years back. It was awful because, like you, I'm a major veg lover. I'm not advising this, but I'll say what finally helped me was I stopped eating veg, some legumes, and some fruit for about two months. I only kept a few "veggies" that had never bothered me at all--cucumbers,…
  • Somewhat. Very often, I'll repeat one meal 2-4 days in a row. I'm cool with it, but I don't think I could go longer than that. I do tend to eat the same 6 or 7 meals for about a month at a time, though. Then I switch the combo up. This happens to me naturally. I don't plan for it; it's just a pattern.
  • Well, I thought some scrumptious indulgences played a real role in that gain. But I guess it was mostly water weight from flying and maybe from having more booze than is my norm. That it was only water weight is a wonderful Christmas present. ;) Congrats on dropping the first few already!
  • Yesterday First thing: tea with milk Late lunch/early dinner: chicken salad taco style (sour cream mixed with salsa for the dressing, plus all the other things) Late night snack: Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries, cashews, veggie straws Today Breakfast: tea with milk; 1 slice of toast with almond butter Lunch: grilled…
  • :D Been there with leftovers!
  • Thanks. I think I started craving the flavors when I saw a taco salad listed here--think it was yours! I just throw it all together, but I do roughly follow this recipe for the cowboy caviar. (I use much less sugar though bc I prefer the taste that way.)
  • I gained 6 but it's gone now. It came off very quickly, so I guess it was all just water weight. I thought some of it would be a real gain, but apparently I wasn't consuming as many calories as it felt like I was. Very nice when it's that way and not the opposite. ;)
  • Are you able to eat foods that aren't conventionally thought of in our diet as "breakfast food" or would you prefer that the recs be "breakfasty"? ;) More often than not, I don't eat typical breakfast food, so that gives me a lot more options for high-protein/low cal meals.
  • @Athijade I happily volunteer myself to help eat your leftovers. :) Yesterday First thing: tea with milk Brunch: tortilla with leftover roasted chicken, homemade cowboy caviar, salsa, sour cream, avocado, lime juice, and lots of cilantro. Dinner: ^ same Late night: 1 beer and veggie straws Some foods I could never get sick…
  • Time, size of the gain, and an honest look at what I'd been eating. I recently gained 6 pounds in two weeks. I'd been pretty loose with what I ate those weeks, but not that loose. I figured it was mostly water weight because of diet change and from flying. Once I was out of vacation mode, it all fell away quickly--only…
  • I don't use protein powder on a regular basis, but I've tried a few brands. The only one I really like is Bluebonnet. It's a whey protein isolate and is unfortunately pretty pricey. When I buy protein powder, that's the only one I get. The extra cost is worth it to me bc it never goes to waste since I like it.…
  • Many great ideas here. When I want something that's ready in seconds, that I can eat pretty quickly, and will keep me full for a while, my go-to is usually Greek yogurt. My favorite is Fage 2% with strawberry. I often toss on half an ounce of walnuts because I love the taste of the combo. Something I'm nowhere near as fond…
  • We have similar tastes because I saw your post to Athijade as I was thinking the same question for her. :D