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  • 1 cup dry, 7 Grain Hot Cereal (old fashioned would work fine) 1 cup (113g), All Natural Low Fat Cottage Cheese 1% Milkfat No Salt Added 1 tsp, Vanilla Extract 1 tablespoon, Ground flax 2 Large Eggs 1 cup, Low Fat Goat's Milk 0.20 medium, Red Bartlett Pear 0.20 tsp, Spices - Cinnamon, ground 0.20 tsp, ground, Spices -…
  • I usually just clean them, cut lengthwise in half, and put under the broiler with some root veggies. Otherwise, I use them anywhere I'd use cooked onion.
  • Look into Indian food. Saag Paneer (farm-fresh type cheese in a rich spinach sauce) is my favorite. I have a Masoor Dal (seasoned lentils over rice) recipe that is pretty good.
  • I use ground flax instead of bread crumbs in meatloaf. I also put them overnight with thawed blueberries and mix it with greek yogurt in the morning. They soak up the fruit juice and soften the seeds. Maybe toast them and use in a stir fry, in place of sesame seeds? Instead of hitting it with a hammer, try a DIY mortar &…
  • Ha! That is certainly the chewiest food I can think of, too! I never really liked it unless it was sliced super thin and deep fried, though. Otherwise, it is like eating a rubber band with some seasoning on the outside.
  • Well, pineapple sounds pretty good right now, but it wasn't what I wanted last night. I had a slice of toast with butter and garlic powder, and gave up my dreams of satisfying the need for chewy for the night. However, I made cornmeal biscuits tonight, with sage and thyme, and a little grated cheese on top, which would…
  • Hoo boy. I used to bike commute daily on my Electra Townie. At one point it was a 45 minute ride each way on flat flat Florida roads, and then it was just a 15 minute ride...and then around this time last year I just stopped riding daily. Bummer. For several months my bike was in storage, stuck in limbo...unavailable. Once…
  • I ended up logging it as 1/3 walking 1/3 biking and 1/3 hiking w/ 20lb load. I walked the route without the bicycle today, and used the C25K app on the Distance plan. I logged 80% of that to account for the difference between calorie burn while running and walking.
  • Haha! This is me holding back and being reasonable, because I would really love to plant a huge garden in my imaginary giant yard. I only started about 5-12 seeds of any variety, and not all of them will sprout. That is why I have so many 2 year old seeds in packets! My balcony is 4x9ft. I do Square Foot Gardening, which…
  • That is a good point. When I lived in Florida, WM picked up tree branches and yard waste weekly, and you could drive out to the dump and just load up on as much mulch as you wanted. No guarantees about what any of it had been treated with, though.
  • In all honesty, I have way more seed than I will be able to grow this season. Would you be interested in some of them, as friendly freebies?
  • I am so over winter, it isn't even funny anymore. This year my garden space has gone from a huge yard to a medium sized balcony, so I'm being more conservative with my plantings. So far I have started seeds indoors for: Broccoli Waltham Chamomile Roman Onion Sweet Evergreen Bunching Onion Italian red of Florence Chervil…
  • I agree on all of your Pros, but I don't think the sugar/added sugar distinction gives any implication that a particular kind of sugar is "ok" any more than listing fat, carbs, sodium, etc. implies that they are "ok" or "not okay." There is enough difference of opinion on what is optimal/good/okay for these things, that it…
  • I look at the average calories for the week, and estimate based on that. For example, say I averaged 1355 calories per day last week. I go back to a day that week where I actually ate about 1350 calories or so, and look at the "If every day were like today..." statement. It seems accurate enough, although for a few weeks I…
  • Greek Yogurt and Nutella and/or Peanut Butter, and a few strawberries
  • Hmmm, my doctor called it "weight neutral" and I lost about 10 pounds when I started taking it. Turns out being less stressed caused me to want to exercise more and eat foods that were good for me, because I had a better outlook on my future. Maybe you didn't stress eat when you were anxious/depressed? Constipation is my…
  • I lived with insomnia since I was a little kid, and I only finally addressed it a few years ago. I highly recommend the professional and objective attention of a mental health counselor, not necessarily a medical doctor. A counselor will dig into the reasons behind why your sleep is disturbed, and what you can change in…
  • I know what you mean. When I'm big, I squeeze into a C, and when I'm normal weight I'm not quite a B. I'm trying to do more upper body strength stuff, so that at least I will have definition somewhere up top, but it won't be front and center. Oh well :(
  • If it is a matter of discomfort, there are a few yoga routines that are specifically put together to ease cramping. It isn't a calorie burner, but it could make you feel more able to handle an actual workout.
  • If you really want to do this, then there is a way that is kind of annoying but works. Go to a day a few months in the future, and add to it all of the foods you would like to see in your lists. Then add each thing a bunch more times to that same day. Now, it each food is something you log "frequently" and you've added it…
  • All I can say is to look at your averages over the week, adjust what you eat over the weekend, and as long as everything averages to approximately your goal, count it as a decent week. You will probably not see a huge change in your loss. We all have pizza and ice cream days, so there is no reason to feel bad about it. If…
  • You could add your protein powder to this smoothie I sometimes make: Oatmeal, flax, soymilk, yogurt, blueberries, blackberries, cardamom spice and cinnamon spice.
  • What are your dietary restrictions? Vegetarian, no dairy, no soy...? This topic comes up a lot, too. You might try searching the forum. I'm not a big fan of protein powder in drinks, so I go with milk and peanut butter to add protein. Neither of those are low calorie, though. Yesterday I rounded out my protein with a filet…
  • I use Paragard IUD, which has no hormones and is as effective as tubal ligation. You might look into it. The pill messed me up. When I stopped hormonal methods and switched to the IUD, my periods went back to normal/healthy within a year, but I've heard others say that it makes them worse. Pretty much everyone responds to…
  • Well I'd like to say, looking back, it has taken me a decade of being an adult with money to get to the point where I understand my hunger and can have perspective on my food choices. It's good that you are addressing it now, so you can enjoy your 20's more than I did :) A good way to handle the fast/feast cycle while…
  • If you are lactose intolerant, you may still be able to eat yogurt. I like a good greek yogurt like Fage or Chobani 2% fat, with a tablespoon of Nutella. Nutella is basically hazelnut and chocolate, blended up like peanut butter. Heaven on Earth. This is my go-to snack when I'm under calories and protein at the end of the…
  • My favorite new discovery has been http://www.fitnessblender.com/ No hokey dance music, no outlandish claims, just good full length workout videos for FREE. The couple that runs the site is really down to earth, and emphasize making reasonable fitness goals and preventing injury. You can search the videos by various…
  • Portabello Chicken Sausage, 2 medium potatoes, and a handful of peas. Microwave, consume. Burnt my dang tongue, though. Should have been microwave, wait, consume. For dessert, my go-to is a large helping of greek yogurt, a spoonful of Nutella, and some strawberries. BLISS.
  • I had a nice, big garden at my old place. Now, I've moved North, and into an apartment with a small balcony. I'm going to try to keep up at least some tomatoes, eggplants, and basil. I eat those pretty much nonstop when they are in season. In fact, I was just dreaming/planning out my container garden yesterday!
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