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  • Thanks. I had to do some re-reading to really get what lemurcat was saying. It makes more sense to me now. Carry on; this is an interesting conversation.
  • Careful now; you literally just called people who eat meat scum. I take offense to that, as a person who considers myself flexitarian. I eat plant based most of the time, but see nothing morally wrong in occasionally eating animal products including some meat. I don’t know if anyone else addressed this specific slight of…
  • I used to love Dance Dance Revolution, had 3 of the games for PS2. Haven’t had the dance mats in years, sadly. But nowadays sometimes I run in place while watching Dying Light virtual run videos on YouTube on my tv, and that’s a video game; does that count? Hehe.
  • I’ve been working on an interesting experiment: Cauliflower Noodles. I just attempted this for a third time (first was ok and second was DISASTROUS), and I think I’m close. My only complaint is that these were a little soft on the bottom and I had to be very careful removing the baked pasta sheet from the parchment paper.…
  • Try a cup of lower calorie hot chocolate or your favorite tea after dinner, and enjoy it slowly while you watch a movie and wind down for the day. I used to snack in the evenings too. If you aren’t able to save calories for after dinner snacking, you’re going to have to adjust your habits. Instead of being sedentary and…
  • I don’t have a stand mixer with a whisk, or a super-duty food processor, or even ice, but I wanted to try protein fluff since I’ve heard good things. Here’s my version with frozen banana. Banana Protein Fluff 109 g/ 1 medium ripe banana, frozen (97 cal) 85 g/ 6 tbsp nonfat plain Greek yogurt (45 cal) 24 g/ 1.5 scoop…
  • I hate this app almost as much as I love it. Had a post all done, and the app crashed as I was uploading a photo. Not the first time it’s happened either. I was stupid and hadn’t copied my text yet. I wish the app wasn’t so buggy. It crashes on me randomly almost every day. Now I have to start over. /rant
  • I’ve had my fair share of these throughout my life... I’m just slightly grossed out by the nutrition profile now. I don’t think I can handle that much sugar all at once anymore. And Dangit! The Skinny PB Parfait has 260 cal total, not 230. Oops.
  • Skinny Peanut Buster Parfait 2/3 cup/ 85 g Halo Top Vanilla Bean light ice cream (100 cal) .75 oz redskin Spanish peanuts (120 cal) 4 tbsp/ 10 g Fat-Free Reddi Whip (10 cal) Fudge Sauce (30 cal) 2 tsp cocoa powder 1 tsp PB Fit peanut butter powder 1 tsp granulated erythritol .5 tsp granulated sucralose .5 tsp sugar 1/16…
  • Mushroom Lovers’ Soup Vegan, low-cal, meal-prep 393 g/ 13.9 oz/ 7 cups sliced white mushrooms 370 g/ 13 oz/ 6 cups sliced brown (crimini) mushrooms 93 g/ 2 stalks/ 1 cup diced celery 24 g/ 4 small/ 1/3 cup chopped green onions 2 tbsp/ 30 g minced garlic 2 tsp Better Than Bouillon Mushroom Base 2 tsp Better Than Bouillon…
  • Yes I used to listen to Dave a lot, still do on YouTube once in a while. I know all about powdered butt syndrome, lol. I’m not sure how often he goes to the doctor, but from what his attitude has been devolving into, I don’t know how much he trusts the medical industry at all anymore. I just hope that if he starts feeling…
  • I guess it’s more of a “parents are weirdos” thing more than a mental health issue. I’m just becoming a little more concerned about him and his moving toward the extreme end of different things. Plus I don’t think it’s healthy to eat so restrictively. I think variety is one of the main keys to good health. I just wonder if…
  • Was this from the My Fitness Pal blog?
  • Hey chica, I’m 5’3” and currently 145-146 lb, trying to lose about 10 more lb, maybe up to 15. I’ve lost about 60 lb, but only about 8.5 lb lost in the last 6 months (out of 15 months). But I’ve been tracking for a long time, I think my login streak is over 430-something. Add me if you like.
  • I love the endorphin high and just feeling so much looser and lighter afterwards. And the next day if I’m a little sore, I’m like “Oh! That actually did something!” Lol
  • I’m 33 5’3”and currently 145-146 lb. Current recent low of 144.5. My goal is to maintain between 136-139, but if I feel like I’m not done yet when I hit 136, I might lose a little more. But I’d be over the moon to be under 140 again, and just stay under that. I’ve lost about 60 lb since giving birth to my second kid,…
  • Shrimp “cooked” in lime juice. If tomato is a fruit (it technically is), then make a simple tomato reduction (aka plain tomato sauce) with any meat it sounds good with. Balsamic vinegar is made out of just grapes. Does that count? If so, then chicken with grape tomatoes in a balsamic reduction sauce. Balsamic-glazed steak.…
  • Yeah, this sounds very limiting and I wouldn’t recommend it at all if this is just a fad diet or something a personal trainer told you to do. But, here are some ideas. Since it’s only meat and fruit, there’s really no “recipe” required. No fish? Too bad, I had some good ideas. Pork Chops with applesauce Chicken baked with…
  • Vegan Scrambled Breakfast Burritos For volume eaters! 72.6 g /7-8 small white mushrooms, sliced (16cal) 25 g /1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper (5 cal) 19 g /a big handful fresh spinach (4 cal) 61 g extra firm tofu, hand-crumbled (100 cal) 5 g /5 sprays olive oil cooking spray (10 cal) 9 g /1 small stalk chopped green…
  • Low-Cal Sour Cream & Chives Salad Dressing 3 tbsp/ 45g light sour cream (60 cal) 2 1/4 tsp (6g) ranch salad dressing mix (15 cal) 3+ stalks fresh chives, snipped/chopped (or dried chives, to taste) This is my 105 calorie salad: Iceberg lettuce, white mushrooms, green bell pepper, Roma tomato, green onion, and the above…
  • Forgive me for skipping to the end... but I just discovered virtual runs on YouTube and I love it! I don’t have a treadmill, just run in place in my living room. Know what I really want? An interactive virtual race with a story, where you see video as the POV of the runner, and there are actors/ characters, maybe things…
  • Happy Friday now! It looks like you found my thread, THE Low Calorie Thread of Awesomeness. I shared a basic recipe for my Cabbage & Shirataki Ramen there. In this version, I used just 1.5 tsp of the beef Better Than Bouillon, 1.75 cups water, extra cabbage, a cup of frozen carrots, 51 g white mushrooms (5 small), 1 small…
  • I highly recommend getting a food scale ;) I’m in the USA too 🇺🇸 I used roughly 1/2 to 2/3 of a medium-sized head of cauliflower, I think. It was a lot of cauliflower; I had to process it in two batches in my food processor. You could probably get away with an entire small-ish head? And it is definitely Baking Powder.…
  • Oh thanks you guys! I’m glad you're enjoying these recipes. I was beginning to think I was just posting these for myself, haha. I’ll keep them coming for sure! Tonight I made a lower cal homemade version of a DQ Peanut Buster Parfait... it’s in my diary. But I need to try it one more time to get the chocolate fudge sauce…
  • Cabbage & Shirataki noodle “Ramen” with mushrooms, carrots, onion, egg whites, beef bouillon. 170 calories for a giant pot, can’t finish the whole thing in one sitting.
  • Best Beany Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 1 can great northern beans, drained & rinsed (340 cal) 4 tbsp PB Fit (140 cal) 3 tbsp dark brown sugar (135 cal) 1 tbsp honey (60 cal) 1 tbsp vanilla extract (36 cal) 1/8 tsp artificial butter flavor 1/8 (rounded) tsp salt 1/8 tsp baking soda 2 tsp erythritol sweetener 2 tsp…
  • I have been experimenting a lot with granulated sucralose (Splenda) and granulated stevia as part or most of the sugar in desserts, like fudge, or as the sweetener in homemade oatmeal, and other recipes. It works ok, but just doesn’t have the same yummy sweetness as real sugar. Plus what acpgee said, good advice. I would…
  • Cabbage Shirataki “Ramen” 15 g/ 2 tbsp minced red onion (6 cal) 10 g/ 2 tsp minced garlic (10 cal) 2.5 tsp chopped fresh chives (2 cal) 2 tsp Roasted Beef Better Than Bouillon (20 cal) 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (40 cal) 122 g/ 2 cups finely chopped cabbage (30 cal) 1 package Nasoya Pasta Zero Spaghetti shirataki noodles (30…