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  • Oh also, my boyfriend makes a bibimbap-inspired savoury oatmeal with eggs that I'm always craving. He toasts 1 cup oats in coconut oil until fragrant, and then boils them in water mixed with soy sauce and sriracha. Once they're cooked, he adds diced avocado, spicy seaweed flakes, and a fried egg right on top. Really…
  • My go-to dinners are a lean protein, a ton of veg, sometimes rice, and a chopped romaine salad. They all take pretty much no time at all, and are super easy :) We make a big batch of jasmine rice, and throughout the week I weigh out 100g to heat up. Meats: Baked salmon or baked haddock with lemon and fresh dill. Centre…
  • Definitely eating more than you think. Get a digital food scale and log every single thing. Cups and spoons are only for measuring liquids, and NOT calorie-dense ones like oils, jams, condiments, salad dressings, sauces, etc.
  • Mashed avocado on toast, with a drizzle of sriracha, some tomato slices, and salt and pepper. Sooooooo good. Today I had 2 servings of Honey Nut Cheerios, a sliced banana, and 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk.
  • I'm ALWAYS hungry :s
  • I'm also in camp "save calories for a snack". Shave some calories off a meal or two and have a bowl of popcorn, or some babybel cheeses and a few crackers, or veggies and dip... My new fave snack is 1 serv Cheerios, with raspberries and 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk. Less than 200 cal and really satisfying.
  • The brand from Costco. They come individually wrapped, in a big box, and have a bit of matcha powder in the packet :)
  • Days where I work 7am - 3:30pm: 6:30am = 2 slices of Weight Watchers bread with 2 Laughing Cow triangles (or 30g greek yogurt cream cheese spread) and some cucumber slices. A coffee (1 splenda, 1/3 cup unsweetened cashew milk) and a banana. 9:30-10am = a second coffee, with a bar of some kind. Right now I'm really digging…
  • unsweetened cashew milk <3
  • This is absurd. Why would you want to lose all your muscle only to have to turn around and work hard to put it back ON again???? There is zero point to turning this into a race.
  • You are 100% eating more than you think. To use MFP to it's fullest extent, you need a food scale. Weigh all solids (NO MEASURING CUPS/SPOONS - cannot stress that enough). Peanut butter, oils, ketchup, salad dressings, dips, etc... treat these as solids. If I know a tbsp is, say 15g, I may weigh out 15g and use a diary…
  • I liked my oats with berries cold, but if I did apple pieces and cinnamon, I'd toss in some chopped nuts for crunch and microwave it. I always made my overnight oats in a mug for exactly that purpose :)
  • I fell off the wagon my first time around, after losing 50lbs. And ended up putting almost all of it back on. My #1 rule now is, I CAN have logging breaks (for important things like birthdays, holidays, vacations etc - because otherwise the stress and anxiety of having to log other peoples cooking would be too much on days…
  • "Eating well" means diddly squat. You can eat only salad, or you can eat pizza and cookies and chocolate. Or anything in between. You just need to stick to your calorie allotment diligently.
  • I may be super wrong but I've noticed that many things I eat (condiments, cream cheese, etc) are approx 15g = 1tbsp.
  • Weight loss isn't linear. MFP may say "2 lbs/week" but that doesn't mean that 2 lbs will disappear every 7 days like clockwork :). It's an average. 1.) Take progress photos. Seriously. While the scale may be not budging, your body is still changing and you might be pleasantly surprised by how different you LOOK. This was…
  • Fast aint gonna happen. Unless you want to lose muscle mass, hair, teeth, finger nails, etc. in your speedy weightloss.
  • Unless you have a medical concern impeding your ability to lose weight, there is no way you're not losing weight at 800cals per day. I am also on team "you're eating more than you think". Cups were not created to measure solid food. Even a TBSP of peanut butter can vary in grams (and therefore calories) WILDLY. In my own…
  • IMO, if a product existed to help people effortlessly lose weight and keep it off, the industry would be bankrupt and we'd all be thin. Slimfast isn't a product invented to solve the obesity epidemic. It's a business, relying on yo-yo dieters to keep coming back for their expensive "food". I have zero issues with drinking…
  • Unless you plan to drink those shakes for the rest of your life, they are pointless. How are they teaching you to control your portions of real food, learn to love a wider variety of foods, learn to prepare delicious meals that meet your caloric goals, still have holiday dinners and go out to eat...? Losing weight fast…
  • Oh also! With the MFP approach, you can eat whatever foods you like. fast food, pizza, treats... as long as they fit into your calorie allotment and don't cause medical issues.
  • Hi Lana :). Plug in all your stats into MFP, and then try to stick to the calorie goal the site generated for you for 6 weeks or so. Losing too fast or slow? Adjust the calorie intake up or down accordingly With 140 lbs to lose, you can safely lose 2 lbs per week. BUT if you find that you're too hungry, losing at a slower…
  • I would flat-out say "I don't want to talk about this subject with you anymore. Please refrain from commenting on what I eat; it's rude." And leave it at that. I had a friend who was obsessed with fad diets for a while. She went vegan, then gluten free, then Paleo, etc etc and when none of it worked (because she wasn't…
  • Starvation mode (as it's thrown around on these forums) is a myth. Unless you have a medical condition that hinders weight loss (thyroid issues etc) you WILL lose weight eating at a deficit. Definitely agree that you need a food scale. There are some foods that are so rich in calories (granola, peanut butter, cooking oils,…
  • :( I want to eat an entire box of mac n cheese, with cut up hotdogs in it. Those were the days.
  • It definitely went away for me :). It also really helped to observe and work around the times of day I most need to eat. I played with meal size as well. Eating 1500-1700 most days, this is what works for me on a typical work day (working 7-3:30): - breakfast 6:30am (1 slice of toast with Laughing Cow cheese and cucumber…
  • Canned chicken breast from Costco - 1/3 can with 2tbsp salsa. Then fresh spinach or chopped romaine hearts.
  • I like high quality coffee, with 1 splenda and 1/3 cup unsweetened cashew milk. Comes to about 10 calories per coffee, not too sweet, and keeps me from murdering people when I get up at 5:30am for work ;). I've debated trying to get into black coffee, but a lot of the drive-thru coffee chains here have such poor quality…
  • Ehh. The best part of my weight loss journey has been learning to LOVE cooking. I can recreate high calorie meals I loved before, but with better ingredients. Everything I make tastes way better than the over processed store-bought version. And honestly, the weight and measuring is so not difficult once it becomes routine.…
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