So, you know the drill. What did you young calorie counters (under 21)eat today?
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B: French toast made w/2 slices whole wheat bread, 1 egg, splash of milk. Topped w/ 2 tbsp syrup and a sliced banana. With 1 cup skim milk. - 550
S: 1 oz nuts and 1 oz dark chocolate- 320
L: 1 pita filled w/ 2 tbsp hummus, 4 oz grilled chicken, and sprouts. Baby carrots and an apple on the side- 400
S: 1 oz cheddar cheese and 1 serving kashi crackers- 220
D: 1 serving whole wheat pasta tossed w/ 1 tbsp olive oil and herbs. w/ a side of sauteed broccoli - 350
S: 1 apple dipped in 2 tbsp peanut butter mixed w/1 tsp honey~300
Reason: New thread.
First post! YAY!
I had such a fun New Year's, I drank a lot and even snacked on some pretzels throughout the night! I felt proud of myself. I was also the most social I've been in about a year. It was great!
peanutbuttercup: I'm not actually from New York, I'm from London, but I do for sure love New York. Have you ever visited? I love Broadway too, I'm a closet musical theater geek. :)
NOW ONTO THE FOOD:
snack @ about 3 AM after getting home haha: Cadbury strawberry & chocolate mini roll
brunch: 1 plain TJ's mini bagel, 2tbsp TJ's whipped cream cheese, ~3 scrambled eggs with 1/2tbsp Heinz ketchup
snack: 1 Trader Joe's thin mint
snack: 8oz nonfat vanilla yogurt with 1/8c walnuts, 1/3c Crunchy Nut Clusters, 5 medium strawberries
dinner @ The Cottage [inspired by caffeinatedbookworm!!]: 1 egg drop soup, ~1/2c brown rice, ~1.5c sesame bean curd
snack: 1c Special K Red Berries with 1/2c original Almond Breeze, and 10 medium strawberries
total: approx. 1900-2000 calories
Very hungover today, New Years celebration was awesome
10:00 to10:45am- water, black coffee, 3 saltines, few special k cracker chips
11:15am- 1/2cup quick oats, banana, 1.5tbsp pumpkin, 1tsp pumpkin butter, cinnamon, nutmeg
1:00pm- homemade small meatball, two mini pretzel twists w/choc on them. Small handful special k sea salt cracker chips dipped in about a 1.5tbsp queso sauce(huge challenge!)
2:30pm- baby spinach, 2oz plain tuna, half a clementine, broccoli, baby carrots, cucumber slices, homemade yogurt dressing
3:10pm- apple and a dannon light n fit yogurt
4:30pm- small handful of special k southern ranch cracker chips
5:35pm- ordered a grilled chicken salad from local pizza place.(dark leaves, tomatos, cucumbers, carrots, onions, chicken.) homemade yogurt dressing
6:45pm- another mini pretzel twist, bite of gingerbread man cookie, small scoop of nerds
7:10pm- about 2.5cups smart pop butter w/nacho cheese popcorn seasoning on top <3 and an orange
*Didn't exercise all weekend! I feel like I'm always eating, but then I realized all the foods I eat are so low calorie so that could be why I'm never extremely full, but I need to gain anyways!
avatallulah: AHHHHH THE COTTAGE!!!!!! Literally my favorite Chinese place. I am so happy you went! I went there last week and it was a HUGE fear for me! And 3 am snack? Haha I miss eating snacks between 12-4 am, pre-ED me used to eat pizza at this time a lot.... and Trader Joe's thin mints? GIMMIE!
So like the Christmas miracle I had last week, I had a New Year's miracle at my weigh-in today! I only gained 0.5-1 pound (the scale fluctuated when I stood on it)! Yay, this means I'm going to have a super fast BMR :)
I took today as an opportunity to start off the year right by enjoying myself AND conquering a TON of fear foods
Breakfast: 2 slices of French toast dipped in an egg white, one with 1 tbsp white chocolate wonderful peanut butter, the other with 1 tbsp dark chocolate dreams, 1 cup strawberries, coffee (385)
Snack: 8oz lowfat vanilla yogurt (90)
Lunch FEAR FOODS AT THE MACARONI GRILL: lobster ravioli!!!!!!! (710)
Lunch dessert: slice of Cheesecake factory pumpkin cheesecake at the Barnes and Noble cafe while I was shopping with my mom (740 according to myfitnesspal.com)
Snack: 1 cup cottage cheese (140)
Dinner: 1 morningstar farms california turk'y burger on a whole wheat sandwich thin, 2 tbsp hummus spread on the bun, chipotle sweet potato fries, side salad with mushrooms and balsamic (380)
Dessert: last slice of homemade banana bread w/ 1 tbsp nutella (240)
Snack while watching a movie with my sister: 1 bag 94% fat free popcorn (75), 1 piece homemade fudge (70), 1 cup strawberries (50), 1 cup skim milk (80)
For anyone who is maintaining after gaining: So I'm aiming for 3000 this week, but what about next week? 3000 seems like the standard gainer's diet, and I've been increasing my calories every week since I started recovery in October, so should I stick to 3000 until I maintain on that amount, or go for 3100 next week? I'm also going to start posting on the gainer's thread, but I'll still be here! :)
3 chocolate biscuits
1 slice chicken pot pie
Medium salad with olive oil
Chicken marsala with grilled veggies and a serving of penne and red sauce
4 slices bread
Snacks (through the day)
3 jam cookies
2 walnut cookies
2 t salsa, 2 t hummus
handful of corn crisps
Updated version of today:
avatallulah: i live in ottawa, canada. pretty boring city overall despite it being the capital ... will and kate came last canada day, that was pretty exciting but i spent the day with a hangover so i didn't leave the house! lol so yep, not much happens here :P i'd much prefer nyc, i love broadways and i want to see all the people in them, i'm so jealous you can go whenever you want!
*Update to avatallulah: yep, i've been to NYC 3 times, as i was in a vocal group during high school and we competed in the states. it was awesome, the group was all girls so we spent all our time shopping, and also went to see two shows each trip. i have very fond memories of nyc! are you there for school?
Breakfast/lunch (woke up at 11:30am) - english mufifn with peanut butter, honey, cinnamon and a banana; hot chocolate made with skim milk and ghiradelli chocolate powder
Snack - red delicious apple
Dinner - glazed ham; green beans; flaky dinner roll with butter
Dessert - latte; yum-yum bar
Dessert #2 (like 2 hours later) - tea with milk; yum-yum bar; 1/2 caramel square; shortbread cookie
Breakfast - heaped 3/4 C allbran, 3/4 C almond milk; an apple diced with 2 Tbsp LF greek yoghurt (vanilla!)
Snack - 30g raw almonds/yoghurt coated sultana mix
Lunch - wholemeal salad sandwich with 25g LF ricotta; a raspberry sorbet/vanilla ice cream/chocolate macadamia ice cream bar (about 1/2 C or so)
Snack - white chocokate + raspberry oatmeal bar
Dinner - bean + lentil tagine with quinoa >>> homemade by moi, so goood!
Snack - 1/2 an apple, 150g rice custard (currently struggling through, I am so so full!)
**exercise; 25 mins run (4.15km), 10 mins walk (1.2km), 10 mins bike (2.47km) and a walk along the beach for about 45 mins
Good day today :) My weight is coming up slowly but surely, I'm pleased, my family is pleased and my dietician who I saw on Friday is also pleased.I no longer measure ANYTHING. I mean anything, from PB to milk (Full fat!), cereal to fruits and vegetables and boy does it feel A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
B: 2 Chocolate Weetabix with an unmeasured amount of FF milk, a very large handful of grapes and a banana. Large glass of Tropicana with bits. (~475cal)
S: Large gala apple with 1tbsp of organic almond butter (This is amazing!) (~175cal)
L: Cheese and ham toastie made with 2 slices of thick cut homemade white bread and apple and cinnamon Nutrigrain bar (~530cal)
S: Freddo frog mini chocolate bar, 3 Starburst sweets and a can of Fanta Icy Lemon (HUGE challenge for me!) (~250cal)
D: Mum's roast chicken dinner with homemade Yorkshire puddings, stuffing, chipolata sausages, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, swede and 3 roast potatoes. Petis Filous big pot yogurt (~650cal)
S: Mug of Horlicks and a Borders biscuit (Or two haha!)(~275cal)
TOTAL: 2355cal (Definitely make that two biscuits in that case!)
Woke up at 11am again today.... normally I wouldn't mind, but I'm sick with a cold so I'm not hungry anyways and then it throws my whole eating schedule off! Planned to go the gym in the morning but slept in instead, it was a good decision but I still feel pretty crappy! Sucks to be sick in the holidays.
Brunch - english muffin with peanut butter, honey, cinnamon and a banana; tea with milk 
Snack - red delicious apple 
Dinner - glazed ham; scalloped potatoes; broccoli 
Snack - raspberry yogurt with raspberries and (freshly made) peanut butter granola 
Snack - hot chocolate 
*Exercise - nothing, again. Had no energy to do anything :(
I woke up so late today. It was weird because I had a whole plan to go to the gym/do homework and I got all thrown off... plus my food was all at the wrong time. Ah well.
My dog also had surgery today on his front paw so my whole family has been in a total stress, ah, anyways!
peanutbuttercup: Ah nice, nice. My Dad's job was transferred from London to New York six years ago, that's why we're here. I love both cities so much though! What is a yum-yum bar by the way? My morning also sounds very much like yours! Feel better, lovely!
h_m_h: Mmmmm, white chocolate and raspberry oatmeal bar sounds just like my kind of thing!
plaidcupcake: Woo! Good job not measuring! I'm weening myself of measuring so all of my stuff is much more estimated, it feels so much better.
breakfast: three dried dates and 1pkt of brown sugar and maple oatmeal made with MILK
lunch: 2c egg drop soup with 1/2pk those little chinese crackers, 1/2c cooked brown rice, 1pc sesame chicken and a few pcs of sesame broccoli
snack: strawberry cheesecake yogurt with 1/2c crunchy nut clusters
snack: 1tbsp HOMEMADE hummus (so much better than the brand stuff) with a few carrots and a sesame seed cracker
dinner: UPDATE: 1.5c homemade green curry [chicken, zucchini, green beans, green curry sauce made with low fat coconut milk] and 3/4c brown rice
snack: banana, milk chocolate disk, and dark chocolate piece.
total: approx. 1700-1800 ... I sat on my ass literally all day though
Pre-Workout- small cup black coffee w/one slice light italian bread(40) w/tbsp apple butter(30)
Exercise- 52mins elliptical, 15mins core work, 25min arm weight machines
Post-Workout- 5oz quick oats, banana, 1.5tbsp pumpkin, 1tsp pumpkin butter, cinnamon, nutmeg
Lunch- 2 pretzel m&m's, 1.5cups baby spinach, 2oz plain tuna, baby carrots, cucumber slices, broccoli, homemade yogurt dressing
Afternoon snacks- 1 peanut m&m, 1 holiday mini crunch bell, about 2.5cups smart pop buttered popcorn w/pepper and nacho cheese seasoning added
Dinner- big piece 4-5oz of baked white meat chicken breast, w/ 2tbsp bbq sauce, and about 3/4cup baby carrots, about 4oz skim milk(actually had milk with dinner tonight! big challenge) two mini pretzel twists w/choc on top(gotta make more of these!)
Night snacks- small handful of special k southern ranch cracker chips, watermelon italian ice, orange dipped in plain chobani yogurt
I've finally gained a pound! ED is not happy about this at all, but my mom expects me to still gain 2 more pounds by Thursday!! I don't think it's possible, unless I drink heaps of water. She only wishes me to gain so rapidly because it's part of a deal we had for me to partake in the musical I was cast in. I'm nervous :/
Breakfast: 2 waffles, 1 small bowl of fruit
Lunch: 1 plate of food at Whole Foods (pesto tofu, mashes sweet potato, veggies, about 1/4 cup or fewer of white beans), Coconut water mixed with vanilla protein powder do not ever try this!!! I couldn't finish drinking it all because I was getting nauseas. Blegh >.<
Snack: 12 oz Starbucks coffee w/ splenda, Chocolate peppermint stick luna bar
Dinner: ~1/2 cup white rice, ~3/4 cup red curry w/ shrimp, vanilla greek yogurt, Vanilla Ensure
themanicdoll: Yay, congrats on the gain! And you should tell your mom that 2 pounds in 3 days is pretty unrealistic! But for now, load up on water, I guess, as well as other fun foods!
avatallulah: Ahh I love strawberry cheesecake yogurt! And that's so cool that you made homemade hummus! Was it hard?
Today I went to Whole Foods and took a cooking class with my mom! It was nice to sample some healthy dishes! The seminar was about spices and herbs, so now I actually know how to use some of the spices in our spice cabinet! I also sporadically went to Dunkin' Donuts today, which is a HUGE fear for me! But I'm REALLY not looking forward to school tomorrow :(
Breakfast: 1 whole wheat English muffin with 1 tbsp mighty maple, a banana (300)
Snack: Chobani blood orange (140 --- SO GOOD! But the apple cinnamon is still my favorite)
Lunch: panini with 2 slices of whole wheat bread, feta cheese, shrimp, and roasted red pepper hummus; baby carrots and hummus on the side, a pink lady apple (470)
Sporadic snack at DUNKIN' DONUTS: mint hot chocolate (220) and a pumpkin donut (340) (It felt sooooo good to eat a donut, have an AMAZING full-calorie beverage, and NOT have to restrict or feel guilty afterwards!. You should ALL try the mint hot cocoa, by the way, because it was AWESOME!)
Dinner: Amy's single serve margherita pizza, side salad with mushrooms and balsamic, a piece of homemade garlic bread dipped in 1/2tsp olive oil, skim milk (610)
Dessert/evening snacks: 2 peppermint oreos (140), 2 candy cane oreos (140), a gingerbread poptart (200), a Godiva gingerbread truffle bar I got at Barnes and Noble yesterday (220), graham crackers with 1 tbsp dark chocolate dreams peanut butter (195)
~2975, but I sampled a very tiny spoonful each of chickpea salad, tabouli, and warm tomato salad at the cooking class at Whole Foods, so I probably had about 3000.
2 sl low calorie bread
5 slices tofu-rkey
2 eggs fried in no oil
1 slice vegan cheese
8 chocolate biscuits
12 oz light cranberry juice
8 oz frozen plain yoghurt w/ tapioca pearls
1 frosted animal cookies
Cheesecake pieces, cookie dough pieces, kiwi pieces
3 oz tabouli
4 small falafel balls
Garbanzo beans, kidney beans, black beans
3 oz plain frozen yoghurt w/ tapioca pearls
Hi everyone! This is my first time posting here. I think I'll probably be here pretty often just to hold myself accountable! I'm recovering from an ED and trying to gain (eating around 2500 calories a day). Here's what I ate today:
Breakfast- 2 pomegranate waffles w/ 1 tablespoon cranberry apple butter and 1 mug of hot chocolate (390 calories)
Snack- 1 container vanilla greek yogurt w/ 2 tablespoons chocolate chips and 1/2 cup sliced strawberries (300 calories)
Lunch- 1 large baked sweet potato, indian spiced lentils, bowl of cantaloupe melon, and a glass of skim milk (490 calories)
Snack- 1 container blood orange greek yogurt with 1/3 cup of ginger granola (280 calories)
Dinner-1 package of instant pad thai noodles mixed with tofu and sugar snap peas cooked in a tablespoon of peanut oil, a glass of skim milk (605 calories)
Dessert-An ice cream sandwich (200 calories)
Snack- Large bowl of cinnamon cereal with vanilla almond milk (200 calories)
The yogurt with chocolate chips was so good - it used to be one of my favorites pre-ED. Kind of a fear food but it felt amazing to eat again after so long!
Hey everyone! I'm back :)
B: 2/3 c oats, 1 TB PB, banana, chocolate Ensure Plus, vanilla light n fit yogurt
S: 2 fig newtons
L: Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill sandwich, side salad w croutons, 1/3 packet rapsberry vinagrette
S: hot fudge sundae (!!!)
D: 1 c chicken gumbo, 4 saltines
S: cherry FF greek yogurt, 3 clementines
Exercise: 60 mins misc
Back at school, hoping to get back in the rhythm of exercising more again!
B: oatmeal with apples, blueberries, pecans, and plain yogurt; apple cider, Christmas fudge + 3 sandies
L: pita chips with spicy hummus, grapefruit, more fudge + 1 sandie
s: salted roasted nuts, slice of sourdough bread with hummus
D: carrot-orange soup, sourdough bread, white stilton cheese
Avatallulah: Thank you! :) The amount of time it saves is unreal! I so appreciate the extra 10 minutes in bed I get as opposed to scrutinising the scale and adding up calories exactly lol!
Peanutbuttercup: I LOVE the sound of that glazed ham! It is delicious isn't it?! :)
B: 2 Chocolate Weetabix with FF milk, half a pink grapefruit and a big glass of Copella apple juice. (~475cal)
S: Large gala apple with 1tbsp of organic almond butter. (~175cal)
L: 2 cheesy crumpets with lots of ketchup on the side, packet of rosemary and garlic Sunbites and an apple Nutrigrain bar. (~550cal)
S: Tiny pack of Cadburys milk chocolate buttons (From a Christmas selection box lol!) and a large handful of mini marshmallows with 1tbsp of organic almond butter. (~225cal)
D: Chicken stirfry cooked in blackbean sauce with rice, peppers, bamboo, chilli and shitake mushrooms with a homemade pancake roll. 1 Petis Filous Big Pot yogurt. (~650cal)
S: Mug of Horlicks and 2 Borders biscuits. (~325cal)
Total: 2400cal *does happy dance!* Getting there :)
pre-b: 3 dried figs
breakfast: 6oz nonfat banana yogurt with 3/4c Crunchy Nut Clusters and 1/4c Kashi Go Lean Cereal
snack: tea with milk and 1/2tbsp sugar!
lunch: 15 baby carrots, slices of cucumber and 1/3c red pepper with 2tbsp homemade hummus. 1/2c roasted corn salad with a few chili kidney beans. A few bites of pasta. A diet coke. this lunch made me bloat soooo much.
snack: big red delicious apple and a chocolate dipper coconut luna bar
snack: 1 chocolate disk and ~15 chocolate chips
dinner: 4oz baked tilapia, ~1/2c stir fried mushrooms and zucchini, 3/4c cooked risotto, and about 2tbsp ketchup for the fish.
snack: 10 chopped strawberries with 1/2tbsp sugar, and 3c popcorn
total: 1,970 ... It's hard getting to 2000 calories!! I am literally doing no exercise though. I sit on my ass constantly.
Avatallulah- your dinner sounded really good! I love anything with shrimp in it pretty much
Inspireme15- Welcome :) pomegranite waffles sound really good alone with the cranberry apple butter. Are they homemade?
Caffinatedbookworm- congrats on the dunkin donuts! I have had a sip of that mint hot chocolate before, and have had their munchkin pumpkin donut. Their pumpkin muffins are amazing.
Found out I got a job today! so excited :)
Pre-Workout- one slice light italian toast w/tbsp apple butter, small black coffee
Exercise- 40mins elliptical, 10 mins core work, 20mins leg weight machines
Post-Workout- 5oz quick oats, banana, 1.5tbsp pumpkin, 1tsp pumpkin butter, .5tsp sg maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg
Lunch- small piece of lindt choc reindeer, and homemade mini pumpkin muffin(so good, but very low cal) 1.5cups baby spinach, baby carrots, 2oz plain tuna, cucumber slices, broccoli, homemade yogurt dressing, small handful blueberries.
Snack- about 8oz diet cranberry/blueberry juice, handful of special k cracker chips(sea salt) dipped in 2tbsp mixture of queso and salsa dip
Dinner- about 2cups spaghetti squash w/tomato sauce, 2oz baked chicken, and mixed frozen stirfry veggies(3/4cup). One holiday crunch bell.
Night Snacks- another mini pumpkin muffin, two peanut m&ms, 100cal pack buttered popcorn, orange
krystalambro- Just had a last minute change with my dinner that my mum just informed me of, as I just updated. But yes, I LOVE shrimp so much! Actually I just really love almost all seafood! Where do you get apple butter from? It sounds like something I'd like.