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  • How old are your kids? Maybe make part of the mealtime routine include the kids clearing the table. Can they be responsible for packing or tossing their leftovers and putting their own dishes in the dishwasher or the sink? Alternately, your habit could be to pack the food in containers as soon as you make it. Then serve…
    in Mini habits Comment by laur357 July 2018
  • Grilled cheese and tomato soup. Quesadilla with black beans or shredded rotisserie chicken. French bread pizza and a salad kit. Eggs and toast.
  • 1. Chicken & veggie fried rice, plum 2. Protein pasta, roasted chicken, spinach, cherry tomatoes, Alfredo Snack: Triscuits topped with tuna
  • I can see potential benefits, but not in the like-magic way most people think of hypnosis. Starting a "self-hypnosis" regimen might guide you through addressing behaviors that contribute to being overweight, help you internalize or work through solutions, and regularly remind you of your goals and habits. Mindfulness…
  • Gamification of exercise can be a fun way to get the family moving and we've seen it's popularity - Playing sports in school, Nintendo Wii, Pokemon Go. Collecting steps and competing with friends and family isn't much different, this is just a decent tool to let you do that. I can think of some cons though, but it's going…
  • Thomas Light/Whole Grain English Muffins - some are 100 calories, some are 120. I also like their bagel thins.
  • I don't skip breakfast so much as I eat it at 1:00 pm instead of when I wake up at 6:00 am :)
  • 1. Roasted chicken breast, broccoli, mushrooms and red new potatoes drizzled with Alfredo. Cherries 2. Duck egg omelette with goat cheese and chives, and an everything bagel Snack: leftover cup of wonton soup, raw veggies
  • 1. Apple, string cheese, Smart Ones lasagna 2. Skinny Taste baked honey-teriyaki salmon, asparagus, and cauliflower rice Snack - popcorn, berries
  • Omelette with veggies & deli ham or turkey 3 large eggs ~215 Spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, peppers, etc ~50 Deli ham ~50 A sprinkle of shredded cheese or crumbled feta
  • English muffin with avocado and tomato Leftover protein plus pasta with chicken sausage, mushrooms, and spinach Cheeseburger and salad greens Going out for ice cream! Maybe one scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough or mint chip in a cone?
  • CON: Alli is contraindicated for use with high-fat diets. Medical professionals will tell you to take Alli with a reduced calorie, low-fat diets due the wildly unpleasant side effects you'll have by pairing a fat absorption blocker with large amounts of fat. Most medical professionals I know don't like Alli even with…
  • Jalapeno popper dip or spinach & artichoke dip - just as tasty without the breadcrumb topping, and can stay warm in a small crockpot. Veggies, tortilla chips for dipping. Cream cheese and salami roll-ups Watermelon, feta, and arugula salad Marinated veggies Deviled eggs And . . . ice cream sundae bar for dessert? Fruit…
  • Breakfast: High-fiber English muffin, slice of cheese and ham Lunch: Carrots, raspberries, strawberries, string cheese, mushroom ravioli Dinner: Jasmine rice, red beans with peppers, tomatoes, and onions, Cajun spiced chicken breast
  • I have PCOS. I have no discernible issues with blood sugar. I generally eat around 130-150g carbs, and I don't have problems losing weight if I eat more as long as I'm truly in a consistent calorie deficit (I've lost 70 pounds). When discussing the types of food I eat with my endocrinologist, she told me hasn't seen much…
  • I'm well aware of that. Which is why I think we can't support earth's current population, let alone a growing one, even though we actually have the capabilities to do so. We have a lot of just awful people making decisions for huge chunks of society, and decent people who have been blinded by power and greed (or going…
  • Earth could support billions more human. At this point we produce more than enough food to feed everyone. We have technology to provide clean drinking water to everyone. We have clean energy sources. We have powerful healthcare abilities. We have room and resources. We have technology that makes like easier and more…
  • http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/vietnamese-beef-and-rice-noodle-soup-pho-28814 830 calories per serving for this beef pho made with oxtail broth. Calories will likely go down if you're using a lighter chicken-based or more generic beef/pork broth and a leaner protein like chicken or tofu. Also, portion sizes may be…
  • Mix reduced-fat cream cheese (around 1 tablespoon softened), a little shredded pepper jack (or cheddar or mozzarella), and crushed garlic. Throw on some pickled jalapeno or spinach/feta if you want a different flavor profile. Spread on naan (Trader Joe's garlic naan is 240 calories). Broil until it's gooey and bubbly. Dip…
  • For lots of people, restricting too much can lead to more binging behavior. I second picking a reasonable calorie goal (losing around 1 pound per week or less since you're barely overweight?) and also suggest not trying to cut out specific foods if you binge on foods you perceive to be "bad" for you. Many universities have…
  • You have to take all of the great planning, organizing, time-management, and delegating skills you've developed at work and incorporate them into your personal life. Chores for kids, shared cooking responsibilities, make sure your partner (if one is in the picture) knows your schedule and plan ways you can help each other…
  • Age appropriate chores for your child - cleaning their own room, dusting, folding laundry, etc. Also, are you and your partner in a financial situation where you can employ a cleaning service (or a local teenager looking to make some money) for a few hours once a week or every other week? That can save you a little time or…
  • Look. My mum was very thin. So was my dad. Was it because they replaced one or two of their meals each day with black coffee and cigarettes? Who knows.
  • 1500-1600 Lean Cuisine chicken fried rice, carrots, strawberries ~ 450 2. oz protein & fiber pasta and baked pesto & mozzarella chicken, broccoli ~650 Snacks - pretzels, string cheese, apple ~300-400
  • 1:00 PM: Chicken Parmesan Lean Cuisine, strawberries, carrots, string cheese 7:30 PM: SkinnyTaste baked pesto chicken, broccoli, side of Barilla protein plus pasta with marinara And a snack of popcorn
  • While I don't necessarily know if this falls under binging, poor habits, compulsive overeating and emotional eating can be damaging to health and make it seriously difficult to overcome to lose weight permanently. Perhaps therapy or a support group can help with cognitive behavioral therapy techniques (or maybe a book like…
  • I'm an appetizer fan. I usually get a cup of broth-based or hot and sour soup, steamed dumplings, grilled skewers (~800 calories, depending on portions). Maybe an egg roll instead of skewers. Most place will also be fine with steaming your entree with sauce on the side instead of stir-frying together (which often involves…
  • I get that people should eat when they're hungry and stop when they're satisfied. Overeating and binging is something I have a lot of problems with, and I'm trying to pay attention to hunger cues instead of eating because I'm bored/happy/sad/stressed and all that junk. But it takes A LOT of mental work and habit changes to…
  • Oh, you aren't losing weight? Clearly you aren't eating enough! Eat more so you aren't in starvation mode! Girl, no. I'm also a fan of, "Try Keto! I love it! I lost 20 pounds in two weeks and it was great, but then I ate a grilled cheese and gained 25 back. I need to do it again!" Not against Keto or carb restriction…
  • As someone who does both, I do think convenience foods are "easier." I also enjoy cooking and making things from scratch, so I do see the value there where other people might not. But, I can be eating a bagged salad, rotisserie chicken, and refrigerated mashed potatoes in about 10 minutes after walking through the door -…
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