|Young Calorie Counters||Wouldn't Ethinicity Factor In??||Oct 26 2011
I always just thought that the large range of what is considered healthy took into account the different ethnicities. Like Asians would tend to be healthy at the lower end of the range (18.5-20ish) while some ethnicities would be considered healthy at the upper end of the scale.
|Young Calorie Counters||Study Time||Oct 12 2011
I don't know your stats or whether your goal is to maintain or lose or to gain. But the ultimate study snack for those stressful days where you feel like you need to be continuously eating is popcorn! It's quick to make, and low calorie for a large amount, and a very good munching snack. Also fruit and a small handful of nuts are good for satiety and to keep your brain fueled.
|Young Calorie Counters||HOW MUCH calories do we REALLY BURN?||Oct 12 2011
To be honest, I feel like the calorie calculator underestimates the amount needed even for a full grown ADULT to maintain their weight. Like for instance for me, last time I checked, I think I needed somewhere around 1,500 to maintain based on the calculator. But most people naturally eat WAY more than that when they're not actively counting their calories, and can still maintain their weight. Its not until people start trying to lose weight that they start cutting their calories and paying attention to what they're eating.
|Young Calorie Counters||Why are gothloli clothes so expensive??||Oct 10 2011
Thrift shops! Seriously, they're pretty hit or miss, but you can find some good stuff if you really look.
|Young Calorie Counters||Body fat percentage||Oct 09 2011
According to the electrical censor things on my scale, I'm somewhere between 4.2%-5.7%.
I KNOW that's not right because I'm pretty sure if my body fat percentage was that low I'd be dead. Not to mention, I've gained about 10lbs in the last month, and according to my scale my body fat percentage has gone down, which isn't right sense my measurements have gone up.
|Young Calorie Counters||HELP!!!!!!!!!!! please, what did I do to make this happen?!!||Oct 08 2011
Don't panic over 3 lbs! When I'm healthy, my weight can easily fluctuate 3 lbs in a day! Heck, the other day I overheard my professor telling a student that when she's dehydrated or not drinking enough, her weight can easily go down 9 lbs. That is not REAL weight, that is just fluctuations in your body's water weight.
|Weight Gain||Supplement Drinks||Oct 06 2011
These aren't really marketed as a "supplement" drink, but odwalla shakes/smoothies are pretty high in protein and dairy free, and taste absolutely amazing.
And if you're a pumpkin fanatic (like many of us on the boards), they have a seasonal pumpkin flavor!
|Foods||Can You Get Too Much Fiber?||Oct 06 2011
Actually, since some types of fiber work as a binder, it can bind to the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) so that your body is unable to absorb them. so in that sense, it is possible to get too much fiber. But as long as it's not a long term every day thing, it should be okay.
|Young Calorie Counters||My guardian pisses me off...||Oct 06 2011
I don't see how it matters where the inches start if the only reason you're measuring yourself is for the reason you stated - that you're trying to maintain your weight. If that's the case, all that matters is that it measures the same every time (which you shouldn't be measuring yourself more than once a week anyways).
And to be honest, a tape measure is pointless. You wear pants don't you? Works the same.
|Foods||Ensure||Oct 05 2011
I always liked the butter pecan. =] When I was in treatment and only had a choice between vanilla or chocolate, I'd get vanilla and pour it over my cereal to use in place of milk. I actually enjoyed it like that, especially if adding it to a non sweet cereal like bran flakes or regular cheerios.
|Young Calorie Counters||YOUNG Calorie Counters...What did you eat today?||Oct 03 2011
I'm really really unsure of things right now. Yesterday I ate over 2,700 calories and it was really natural and it just feels so weird. Like it wasn't snacking or uncontrolled eating throughout the day, it was 3 solid meals + 2 snacks. This is also the longest I have ever made it without using symptoms (minus minor restriction, but I don't really know what constitutes as restricting or not since I don't have a meal plan), like ever. It's been 16 days and it's just uncomfortable, not physically, but emotionally. Like I almost want to cry because I'm missing my disorder.
My body image is also really bad right now. I just feel all bloated and not okay with how I look. I know it's all in my head because just last week (after I had already started eating a lot and my weight had already spiked) I was looking in the mirror and thinking I looked to thin and was self conscious about it.
One thing I'm really challenging myself to is not weighing myself multiple times throughout the day. It's just really triggering to see my weight like 7 lbs higher than it is in the morning throughout the day. Like rationally I know when I weigh myself in the morning it's not going to be that high, it just really freaks me out to see such a "high" number. I know I should just stop weighing myself completely, but I'm really just not ready for that. Even in treatment I saw my weight every day.
Pre breakfast: A small handful of sweetened banana chips. =45 [I was really nauseas from drinking water on an empty stomach and just needed a little something before making my coffee, so this was kind of a challenge for me as I would normally just ignore it]
Breakfast: 2 Packet's of Dr. Mcdougalls plain oatmeal with Pumpkin Spice Soymilk and flaxseed. Pumpkin Spice Coffee. =380
Lunch: 1 2/3 cup Cuban Black Bean Bisque, a HUGE slice of Hemp 14-grain bread (it was like the middle of the loaf) spread with about 1.3 T of earth balance buttery spread. =610
Snack: A huge 3.5 T spoonful of White Chocolate Wonderful PB + Banana Chips + Sliced Almonds all mixed up and eaten with a spoon. =535
Dinner: A sandwich made on 2 huge slices of Hemp 14-grain bread with dijon mustard, 2 slices of veggie pepper jack cheese, and half of an avocado and toasted in the toaster oven w/ the ends spread with earth balance butter spread. =640
Snack: Archer Farms Pumpkin Yogurt, Alternative Baking Company Pumpkin Spice cookie. =520
Total = 2,730
|Young Calorie Counters||YOUNG Calorie Counters...What did you eat today?||Oct 02 2011
Carrotcakelove: Ahh me too! Except I had to put like half the stuff I saw back on the shelf while I was at target as I have a budget. But I was going pumpkin crazy! I almost got the pumpkin hershey kisses, I really want to try them because apparently they don't taste like chocolate at all.... which is good because I don't like chocolate.
I actually feel like i had a very "normal" day of eating today!
Breakfast: 2 packets of dr. mcdougall's instant oatmeal cooked in pumpkin soy milk and flaxseed. Pumpkin spice coffee. =355
Lunch: Sprouted wheat berry bagel with Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese. =325
Snack: Yellow cake (w/out frosting) and a few grapes, strawberries, and clementine slices. =280
Dinner: 4oz Sweet and Sour Tofu, about 1/2cup Barley and Wheatberry salad with fruit and onions and walnuts, 4 small end pieces of bakery bread (2 of hemp, 2 of just their regular white bread) toasted and spread with earth balance buttery spread. =600
Snack: Alternative Baking Company Pumpkin Spice Cookie. Orange Cream Yoplait Whip. =580
Total = 2,140
|Young Calorie Counters||YOUNG Calorie Counters...What did you eat today?||Oct 01 2011
Kaylatron: It's by silk, I got it from Target (home of all the great pumpkin products). But last year I got it from Whole Foods, so I'm sure they'll have it there eventually too.
Breakfast: 2 Instant Dr. Mcdougall's with Flaxseed and cooked in a bit of Pumpkin Spice Soy Milk. Pumpkin Spice Coffee. =355
Lunch: Sprouted wheat berry bagel spread with Justine's Almond Butter. 2 Brown Cinnamon Sugar Pop Tarts. =860
Snack: 2 Brown Cinnamon sugar poptarts. =420
Snack: 2 Brown Cinnamon Sugar poptarts spread with white chocolate wonderful peanut butter. =525
Dinner: Dr. Mcdougall's Curry Brown and Wild Rice Fruited Pilaf. =250
Snack: Pumpkin Oatmeal with flaxseed. A pumpkin yogurt. =270
Total = 2,680
I'm okay with the calories of it all, but I'm almost embarrassed by the amount of pop tarts I had, and the sugar content of it all. I know I shouldn't be, but I still am.
|Foods||Pumpkin!||Sep 30 2011
They have it at target! It's Silk brand. I also saw it at whole foods last year, so I'm sure they'll be getting it again
Durrr... I don't have a TJs here. But that's good they haven't started selling the pumpkin granola yet, because maybe they'll still have it when I go home for Christmas break, haha.
|Young Calorie Counters||YOUNG Calorie Counters...What did you eat today?||Sep 30 2011
Okay, first and foremost, my new goal is to get as much pumpkin as I can into my diet before the season is over! So if you have any crazy/creative ways to add pumpkin into an ordinary meal, go here: http://caloriecount.about.com/pumpkin-ft20809 3
Breakfast: 2 packets of Dr. Mcdougall's Plain Instant Oatmeal with Flaxseed with Pumpkin Spice Soy Milk (SOOOO so so good). Pumpkin Spice Coffee. =385
Lunch: Sprouted Wheat Berry Bagel with Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese. =345
Snack: Bowl of Cuban Black Bean Bisque. =255
Snack: 2 Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts. = 420
Dinner: Dr. Mcdougall's Vegan Chicken flavored Ramen. =200
Total = 1,605
|Young Calorie Counters||YOUNG Calorie Counters...What did you eat today?||Sep 29 2011
Haha, NOT ME! My only form of exercise is walking to class from my car, and back, and I always seek out the closest parking spot possible. I am so lazy!
Brunch: Multigrain bagel with Artisana Walnut butter, and coffee. =520
Lunch/Snack: 2 Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts. =420
Snack: Sample sized marbled mocha breakfast bread, and sampled size madeleine brownie. =40
Dinner: Dr. Mcdougalls Vegan Chicken Flavored Pilaf. =260
Snack: Pumpkin Pie Yogurt (OMG, SOOO GOOD!!!), and cinnamon plum spiced instant oatmeal. =340
Total = 1,580
|Foods||how do you like your...||Sep 28 2011
In an omelette with lots of cheese, and mushrooms and other random veggies. OR on a bagel with a slice of cheese.
Haven't had one in years, but I want to try sonics Pumpkin Spice milkshake.
I take it black.
Right now I am in love with this combination! 2 slices of seeduction bread (the loaf bread, not the sandwich) with the ends buttered with earth balance buttery spread. And then on the inside, dijon mustard, 2 slices of veggie pepperjack cheese, 1/2 an avocado, and a chopped up roma tomato. Toasted in the toaster oven. FAVORITE!
Couscous, edamame, green beans, and carrots, with a ton of seasoning.
White with random variety of cheese, and mushrooms and olives.
Multigrain toasted and smeared with coconut butter and sprinkled with stevia.
Nature's Path Maple Nut is my favorite! If I'm making it from scratch (eg. not instant), I like it cooked in almond milk with flaxseed mixed in, along with banana, and sometimes coconut.
Carrot cake, or white sheet cake with buttercream frosting.
10. Fruit Salad?
Banana, blueberries, strawberries, mango, peaches, pineapple...
Greek Gods pomegranate! Oh my gosh best stuff on earth.
12. Ice Cream?
Birthday cake icecream, or butter pecan. I really want to try pumpkin cheesecake as well.
NOT microwave ones! I like buckwheat pancakes.
14. Pop Tarts?
Pumpkin pie, confetti cake, or brown sugar cinnamon. They also taste good with almond butter spread on them!
16. Chocolate bar?
Hershey's cookie's n cream bar. Or any kind of white chocolate. Even better if it's refridgerated.
French crullers. Krispy kreme has the best french crullers.
I've never really been a fan of nachos.
White chocolate chunk! Or alternative baking company's pumpkin spice!
Chipotle Corn Chowder.
21. Roast Dinner?
I'm not sure, I haven't had them in a while.
23. Hot Chocolate?
White hot chocolate, with pumpkin syrup.
2yr aged cheddar.
brussells sprouts, sweet potatoes, parsnips... I like them boiled.
Pumpkin! I like a tiny bit of almond milk in it, and some stevia.
Seeduction, lightly toasted with earth balance buttery spread.
2 grahams, peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and nutella.
Large spinach wrap with sprouts, avocado, tomato, rice, and edamame.
30. Birthday food?
Ahhh this is hard! Just take me to a restaurant for all these meals and let me get whatever I want plus dessert!
|Young Calorie Counters||YOUNG Calorie Counters...What did you eat today?||Sep 28 2011
Despite having horrible body image and feeling really crappy in general, I feel like I did good today and didn't give in to my urges to just give up. I also completely challenged myself at breakfast this morning with my dad.
Also, I went to Target for the full intention of buying pumpkin poptarts along with some other fun flavor (like confetti or rainbow cookie) and not only were they out of pumpkin, but they were out of like every single fun flavor! Seriously, all they had were the originals like strawberry and brown sugar cinnamon. *pouty face* who's taking all the good flavors???
Breakfast: (At Panera with my Dad) Whole grain bagel with the entire individual tub of veggie cream cheese (remember how I said the other day how I wasn't able to eat the full thing... this time I challenged myself to do so!). AND a pumpkin spice soy latte. (haven't had a latte in forever!!!!) =710
Lunch: A bowl of cuban black bean bisque. Fiber bread with veggie pepperjack cheese melted on top. A single serve bag of edamame. =320
Snack: (little samples they had around target) Java chip frappucino w/ whip, tiny piece of asiago cheese, marbled mocha breakfast bread, and almost an entire slice of white sheet cake (I had come back for seconds... shh). =270
Snack: 2 brown sugar cinnamon poptarts. =420
Dinner: Annie's White cheddar mac n cheese. =230
Total = 1,950
|Young Calorie Counters||YOUNG Calorie Counters...What did you eat today?||Sep 27 2011
Yes, it's just water weight! It's the weight of water in your cells which were probably very depleted of water, plus the weight of food in your body, plus the water which your food absorbs. Like think of a sponge, when it's dry it doesn't weigh a thing, but when you let it sit in water and it absorbs all that water, suddenly it weighs a won more. That's kind of like the food in your body, alone it may not weigh that much more, but it's absorbing the water you drink with it as well. So again, the weight is most likely not real weight at all!
I would be very careful with the edema use. I know you say that you're not abusing them and only using them to go, but your body can very easily become dependent on them and not be able to go without them. I would continue to eat properly and make sure you're drinking enough. The first few days may be very uncomfortable, but eventually you're body will be able to go on it's own. The enemas just slow down your bodys ability to relearn how to go by itself.
As far as the night sweats, I wouldn't worry about it! That's your metabolism speeding up! I got them too when I was refeeding the first time. Just make sure you're staying hydrated.
|Young Calorie Counters||YOUNG Calorie Counters...What did you eat today?||Sep 27 2011
I honestly hadn't even considered that until you mentioned it. But that would make sense considering I was just talking about how eating enough was so correlated with my mood. No, I haven't talked to her about it. I don't even know which one it was, so I don't want to approach them about it and not have it be the right one. Plus, to them, it's probably like no big deal because they only used a little. But it just really bothers me that someone would use it without asking. I don't know, if it continues to happen I'll probably say something.
The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.