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  • I use a 100% whole wheat bread that's not too dense, so it will soak up the egg. Eggbeaters, cooking spray. To eat I just use a little Benecol and maybe half a teaspoon of jam on a slice - you don't need very much jam to get the taste, and I find it easier to control the amount than with syrup. And less messy if you need…
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    in Chicken Salad Comment by lax75 May 2013
  • I too try to stay under 1500 - which is actually what the Mayo Clinic etc. recommend for *everyone* over 50 (that's me!) as well as certain other groups. Read read read the labels. I get the no-salt-added diced tomatoes which helps because I use a lot of those in soups and stews. Beans - if I haven't cooked them myself I…
    in Sodium/salt Comment by lax75 April 2013
  • The nutritionist suggested Garelik's "Over the Moon" milk - I'm sure other companies offer an equivalent if you don't have Garelik. (I'm in Massachusetts.) It's no-fat, but concentrated, so it looks and tastes like 1%, plus there's more protein and calcium per serving. I really don't like regular skim, so this works for me.
  • www.kalynskitchen.com/ There are loads of vegetable recipes there, easy to search, plus she often adds pictures of the preparation steps. Most of the recipes are quite simple but she has interesting combinations so they're not boring. I have gotten much more adventurous with lentils and various types of beans by using her…
  • My father fell a few weeks ago, and after I left the hospital to go home all I wanted some comfort food that didn't require any cooking/preparation. Wandered the aisles at Whole Foods to see what appealed to me - managed to avoid the high sugar stuff, but got a fresh loaf of bread and ate the entire thing straight through…
  • By being diligent (sounds better than "obsessed" LOL) about logging I don't have to think about the process as much, because once it's logged I don't really need to try to remember it. I only need to make sure that the next choice is a healthy one. When I log in my dinner I check the totals, and choose my evening snack…
  • Fruit - hard to eat "too much" fresh fruit yogurt - very filling and I can make it last a while by taking small bites and savoring each one raw carrots or other vegetables - takes a few minutes to prepare (I don't like the baby carrots for some reason), crunchy to eat, takes some time to finish, and again hard to binge on…
  • Here's what has been working for me, but you may just have to experiment because everyone's tolerance for cold is a little different. Good luck! Following a suggestion I saw on MFP, I aim to dress the way I would if I weren't running at 20 degrees warmer than the temp when I go out to run. It seems to be working pretty…
  • More or less this, depending if we're on a sidewalk. Or I'll say "on the left/right", which is what the bikers do around here as well. That's helpful because then I know which way to move not to get run over!
  • If I don't feel like getting up to run (which I do in the morning before work) I tell myself that if I don't run today I will HAVE to run tomorrow (not "allowed" to skip more than one day in a row) even if I feel even less like doing it. So each day I go out it preserves my option to wimp out the following day. I also…
  • These are fun to read - I found myself trying to come up with a common denominator for each list, or imagine the story behind someone's preferences. My husband refuses to eat mayonnaise or anything that looks like it might be related to mayonnaise because in 2d grade the boy next to him had so much mayo in his tuna…
  • For fresh foods I use the original (i.e. not starred) entries because they give a lot of options of how to measure - weight, size, volume, shredded vs. sliced, etc. And they always include all the nutrients, not just calories. (Often people who add foods to the database just include calories, which is not so helpful.) I…
  • Me! MUCH prefer it to regular. I make 4 servings t a time, at night - cook for about 2-4 minutes, cover, turn off heat, and it's ready in the morning.
  • I too always loved salt so I know how hard this is, but it can be done! First, don't try to do it all at once - by lowering your sodium intake gradually you'll get used to it and it won't seem nearly as bad. Here's some things I do to keep my sodium intake down - pick a couple to start with, or do a little bit of each.…
  • It helps if you don't put any salt in at the beginning - my bean cookbooks both say that the salt will slow down the beans' cooking process, for some reason.
  • Lots of good suggestions here - I'll add my 2cw. - - use the supermarket salad bar to experiment with new vegetables and combinations. More expensive to start than making your own, but less expensive than buying a whole bunch of something it turns out you don't like. When you find what you like you can prepare your own.…
  • I had similar problem - whatever fit my waist bagged around the hips/butt, and whatever fit hips/butt was way too small for my waist. My waist isn't going to go much smaller if any, and it took a long time for me to get past the concept of wanting bigger hips!! Instead, I found a good tailor. I spend a little more on each…
  • The more processed oats get, the quicker they cook. (So "instant" oatmeal has been crushed/rolled/etc..) For eating a bowlful, I prefer the texture of steel cut oats, which have been processed the least, which is different than rolled oats (whether "old-fashioned", "quick" or "instant"). (For baking I still use rolled…
  • I'm 59 and on here as must for exercise/general health reasons as for weight loss per se. When I'm reading the success stories here I tend to forget how much younger many of the posters are than I am! So it keeps me thinking we're all in the same boat, and that I can do anything they do! That said, your metabolism does…
  • Many of them do - mine always asks what I'm doing for exercise, and the summary sheet I get at the end of the appointment always specifies her recommended amounts/suggestions of exercise. Unfortunately it seems that it's not until you exercise yourself that you can really appreciate how many benefits you may (everyone is…
  • *Love* my OXO. It's a little more expensive than some, but in addition to the usual good stuff (being able to zero out between ingredients, easily switch between lbs and Kg), I really like the fact that you can pull the screen forward. So I can put my dinner plate on it to add each item and still be able to see the screen.…
  • Different "chemo cocktails" have different effects - do consult your doctor. The first half of my treatment I gained nothing - I'd lose a few pounds in the first half of the cycle, and get back to where I started in the 2d half. As soon as I switched to the 2d cocktail I gained, and quickly. I was taking the same steroids…
  • I go about once every month or so and stock up - still shop elsewhere for fresh stuff, and for household items (detergent, etc.). Prices are good, tho once in a while I get there and find that there isn't any X because they can't get it at the moment at a price that would allow them to sell it at the price they want. nuts…
  • I take one day a week completely off, obviously other than the normal walking around of everyday life. But nothing I have to put sneakers on for! I picked Friday to be the day because my mood is generally much better if I've exercised (one reason I do it in the morning), but Fridays I'm generally in a pretty good…
  • This. I told my oncologist that his job is to keep me alive until I die of something else - and eating healthy and exercising is what I can do to delay the "something else"!
  • Absolutely - a general lesson about not supporting and not judging others' efforts. I run outside and I'm the slow one not because of weight but because of age and medical issues. I always hope that the young whippersnappers who go flying past me think "Jeez - hope I'll still be out here at her age." And I do appreciate…
  • LOL - I do the reverse! If I'm tempted to walk I force myuself to keep going until the line of cars or the other person goes by. I don't care if people see me walking instead of running, but I don't want them to see that moment where I weaken and "give up" to walk. (Someone I work with, who runs a lot, commented that he…
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