Survey (Cos I'm Bored!)
||Jan 20 2009
Comfort Food: Oatmeal or cold cereal
Breakfast: Oatbran muffins and berries or ww bagel with pb and banana
Lunch: Amy's or cedarlane burrito, baby carrots, flax chips
Dinner: Veggie burger, side of roasted sweet potatoes and onions
Treat: Slow churned ice cream
Chocolate: Dove dark
Ice Cream/Fro-Yo/Sorbet: Anything chocolate
Fruit: apples or blueberries
Vegetable: baby carrots
Hot Drink: Coffee
Cold Drink: Water?
Alcoholic Drink: None, I don't drink
Walden Farms Peanut Butter?
||Jan 20 2009
Haven't tried it personally, but I've heard it's nasty.
|Health & Support
||Jan 19 2009
That sounds scary...I'm glad your feeling better now! I used to get bad migraines and my symptoms were all over the place...including blurred vision and numbness and pretty scary stuff. The pain can get awful and last all day or longer. If the pain is going away that may have been all it was, but especially if you havent had a migraine before or the headache comes back you might want to see a doctor. I know personally that I tend to just freak myself out and make things work trying to self diagnose online, and it really cant do anything to fix the problem anyway. Hope you feel better!
I dont care if it IS healthy ~
||Jan 13 2009
Broccoli...I know it's super healthy but I CAN'T STAND IT. Or brussel sprouts and turnips for that matter.
And I'll admit to being one of those people that sweetens their bland cereal...but I still refuse grapenuts. Does anyone actually like those?
And I'm really not a fan of milk or cheese, which makes it tricky to get enough calcium sometimes.
This or that Food Survey! ^^
||Jan 11 2009
Real milk, nut milk, or soymilk? Almond milk is my fav, although I'll use skim as well
Swiss or cheddar? I hate cheese...LOATHE swiss lol.
Frozen yogurt or ice cream? BOTH!
Milk or dark chocolate? Dark chocolate. Although both are delicious
Mustard or ketchup? DEpends what it's on
Banana or apple? Apples, although I love both
Pepper strips or celery? Bell pepper
Hummus or ranch dressing? Hummus
Cake or pie? Cake. Don't like pie...lol
Blueberry or chocolate muffins? Chocolate
Spicy, mild, or medium? MILD.
White or whole wheat bread? Definitely whole wheat
Hot or cold cereal? Cold, although again love both
Almonds or peanuts? Almonds.
Chocolate chip or chocolate kiss cookies? Chip.
Sweet, sour, or salty? SWEET, then salty
Shrimp or crab? Crab
Brown or white rice? Brown. White is flavorless IMO
French fries or onion rings? eh...neither
Peppermint or cinnamon? Depends, usually cinnamon I guess
Flavored or plain water? Plain is fine, flavored is nice occasionally
Pear or Orange? Orange. No pear please
Glaze or icing? Icing.
Tofu or chicken? Chicken
Fruit or vegetable salad? Both!
|Health & Support
||Jan 10 2009
I suffered from pretty bad constipation for a while, and when it was really bad and I was straining to go a lot, I would see pinkish blood on the toilet paper. I eventually went to the doctor, and they checked me over and said that I had anal fissures, which are basically small tears or cracks that can hurt and bleed. This may very well be what you have, or hemorrhoids or something like that. I think you are fairly young, yes? So the likelihood of it being something serious like colon cancer is low, although if you're worried about it, get checked out by a doctor. I turned out not to have IBS afterall, and my constipation is much better now, and the bleeding has stopped.
Let's Name Names Food & Beverage Survey
||Jan 05 2009
Original Post by stardust51:
Brand and Flavor of Yogurt: Dannon Lite n' fit strawberry banana
Type, Flavor of "Milk": Chocolate almond breeze
Brand and Type of Veggie Burger: Morningstar farms original
Flavor and Brand of Icecream Novelty or Treat: Breyer's slow churned rocky road
Brand and Flavor of Crackers: Wheat Thins veggie
Brand and Flavor of packaged cookies: Oreos
Blend of Lettuce (Spring Mix, Romaine, Italian Blend etc):Spring mix
Flavor, type and Brand of Juice: Don't really drink juice
Flavor and Brand of Salad Dressing: Kraft light cucumber ranch
Type and Brand of condiment: Brown's honey mustard
Flavor and Brand of canned soup: Campbell's chunky chicken noodle
Type and Brand of Pasta: Don't care about the brand...I like Fusilli or cavapati
Type and Brand of Frozen Entree: Lean Cuiseane or Amy's
Type, blend and brand of Frozen Veggies: JGG sugar snap peas
Brand and Type of Chocolate Candy: Dove dark
Flavor and Brand of soda: Diet pepsi or coke zero
Best Mexican grocery product: Don't like mexican
Best Asian grocery product: Dunno...
Best Kosher/Jewish grocery product: Dunno...
Finally what is your favorite grocery store to go to? Whole foods or TJ's
survey about.. chocolate!
||Jan 03 2009
1) how often do you eat chocolate?: Like 3+ times a day, lol
2) what's your favorite way to eat chocolate? (on it's own, in baked goods, ice cream, etc): On its own
3) what's your least favorite way to eat chocolate?: Drinking it?
4) when was the last time you had chocolate, and what was it?: Today after lunch; it was a square of dove dark chocolate
5) what's your favorite chocolate combination? (ice cream, mint, strawberries, etc): Chocolate and peanut butter
6) what's your favorite kind of chocolate bar?: Dove Dark
7) what's your least favorite kind of chocolate bar?: Super super dark
8) are you craving chocolate right now?: Not really, as I'm eating an apple
9) what's your favorite kind of baked good that contains chocolate?: Brownies
10) do you like dark, white or milk chocolate the best?: Whiteor dark, can't choose!
||Jan 02 2009
chocolate or vanilla - CHOCOLATE.
frosting or glaze - frosting
fruit smoothie or milkshake - Milkshake.
organic or locally grown - Organic
flavored or plain water - Plain usually, flavored as a treat
caramel or candy apple - Candy apple
dark or milk chocolate - DARK!
tea or coffee - BOTH!
toasted or non-toasted bagel - Toasted.
fruit or veg - Fruit.
savory or sweet - SWEET.
cheese fondue or chocolate - Chocolate I guess
rice or pasta - Pasta
tomato sauce or white sauce - Neither
white or sweet potato - Sweet.
grape tomatoes or big ones - Neither.
hot or cold cereal - cold I guess, love 'em both
yogurt expiration date question
||Jan 01 2009
I'll usually eat yogurt that's up to a month past the expiration date...my mom will eat it when it expired six months ago. No one's ever gotten sick yet :)
If the texture, odor, or taste has changed, you probably shouldn't eat it, otherwise, I bet you'd be fine.
Cold Cereal Survey
||Dec 30 2008
Original Post by white_sakura:
Favorite Kids Cereal: cinnamon toast crunch or frosted mini wheats
Favorite Fruit Cereal: Fruit loops are hard to beat, but then again so are honey bunches of oats with strawberries or peaches
Favorite High Fiber Cereal: Raisin bran, kashi go lean crunch, or fiber one caramel
Favorite Chocolate Flavored Cereal: reese;s puffs
Almond, Soy, Cow, or no Milk on your cereal? Skim or almond, or sometimes dry as a snack
Favorite time of day to eat a bowl of cereal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Snack? Almost always have it at breakfast, sometimes as an afternoon or evening snack. i could eat it anytime though.
How many calories is too much for a bowl of cereal? 400
What 2 cereals would be fabulous mixed together? Kashi go lean crunch and cinnamon toast crunch
Favorite Natural/Organic Cereal? Kashi OR puffins, especially pb flavored
Did you grow up eating cereal as a kid or just start as an adult? Grew up on cereal...mostly kids
Grossest/Worst tasting cereal out there? grape nuts
Flakes, puffs or biscuits? flakes
Invent a new cereal, whats the texture, flavor, blend? Peanut butter flavored flakes, chocolate puffs, and banana pieces
Finally whether it be for nutrition/taste/brand etc, what is the Hands down best cereal of all time? Kashi go lean crunch
Hot Cereal Survey!
||Dec 29 2008
Great idea for a survey lala!
Large/whole oats, or fine/milled? Whole and steel cut are better, rolled is fine though.
Stovetop or microwave? I usually just microwave
Favourite mix-in? Cinnamon, blueberries, almonds
Favourite toppings? Granola
Favourite topping combination? Pb and Banana
Preferred alternative grain to oats? Cream of wheat
Favourite savoury hot cereal or porridge? Grits with chese
Favourite brand? Quaker
Favourite product of that brand? Simple harvest or weight control (for the fiber and protein)
Is there a hot cereal you’ve not had you’d like to try? Cream of rice
Is there a hot cereal you have had you’d like to recommend or discourage? dunno
Invent an instant hot cereal product that ISN’T on the market. Chunky monkey =p
fun healthy food surveyyyy
||Dec 27 2008
Original Post by trippythings:
1.If you have to choose between locally grown or organic, which do you usually choose? Organic, although I'm not picky
2.Favorite way to prepare potatoes: Roasted I guess, not a huge fan
3. Do you press your tofu before preparing/cooking it (if you eat soy)? Rarely...is that a bad thing?
4.Name your favorite recipe that is a tradition in your family: Cornbread stuffing
5.Any food allergies? Not that I'm aware of...
6.When you want to go to a fancy dinner, where do you go? Ehh...not really my idea of fun. There's this awesome local restaraunt called Honey's that has really nice, healthy food.
7.When you have a cold, what do you crave? Haven't had one in forever...tea and chicken noodle soup, oatmeal
8.What kind of water do you drink? Tap or ice mountain...not picky
9. Name a flavor of soda you'd love to see: Butterscotch
10.If the recipes you ate as a child were compiled into a cookbook, what would the title be? A variety of healthy, kid-pleasing, easy to cook recipes
11.If you were allowed to grow one food that can't grow in your climate, what would it be? Bananas would be sweet...
12.Favorite type of mushroom? ehh
13.Most frustrating part of your kitchen? It's a little messy most of the time
14.Last food you burned? Don't remember...a panini I think
15.Usual response to a veg*n's favorite question, "But where do you get your protein?" Nuts, legumes, tofu, soy products...there's plenty of good options.
16.If you were baking your own birthday cake today, what flavor would it be? Chocolate...with chocolate fudge filling and chocolate icing.
17.Favorite brand of chocolate chips? Nestle's find
18.You have $200 of your tax return reserved for Williams Sonoma- What do you buy?a press grill for tofu or pay the rest for a nice espresso machine
19.Do you plan your menus in advance? Any tips to share? We try to plan a few dinners ahead for grocery shopping's sake, and I usually have an idea in my head as to what I'm going to eat for the day, but not really.
20.You have 3 minutes before you have to leave the house and you're starving- What do you eat? Grab an apple, a yogurt or cottage cheese, and a luna bar. Plus a bottle of water.
21. If Martha Stewart, Paula Deen, and Rachel Ray got into a fight, who would win and how? Easy. Paula would wrap a stick of butter in bacon and cheese and deep-fry it, then drown it in metter chocolate and more butter, and force feed rachel and martha until they had heart attacks. Lol.
22.If you eat oatmeal, what do you add to it before serving? Mmm...usually add some cereal, cinnamon, maybe blueberries or a little maple syrup...or toasted almonds.
23. If you got to travel to one country and learn all the traditional dishes there, where would you go (ignore commitments in your current place of residence)? I really don't know...probably italy.
24.Favorite late night snack?. Ice cream...lol. Altough I wouldn't turn down a bowl or oatmeal.
25.Favorite springtime food? Salads! And fruit. Although I eat those all the time.
26.Favorite food-related magazine? Cooking light, rachel ray, eating well
27.Which do you prefer: shoyu, tamari, conventional soy sauce, or Bragg's Aminos? Not really any of them.
28.What vegetable or fruit do you dislike the most? Broccoli and cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and cabbage.
29. Name a holiday food you look forward to all year long: Stuffing!
30. If you could convert anyone to veganism with your magic wand, who would you convert? No one...it's their choice.
Survey: Restaurant dishes
||Dec 22 2008
Original Post by beckkkahhhx3:
Hamburger fast food (McDonald's, Wendy's, etc) McD's I guess...I usually get the asian salad with grilled chicken, but sometimes a grilled chicken sandwich or just a hamburger.
Sub sandwiches (Subway, Quizno's, etc): I get turkey or roast beef with lettuce, tomato, pickle, cucumber, and bell pepper at Subway and the honey bourbon chicken at Quiznos usually
Fast food Chinese (PFChang, Panda, etc): Ommg I love orange chicken from panda, but it's so bad for you!
Fast food Mexican (Taco Bell, Baja Fresh, etc): No thanks. I don't like mexican (or fake mexican =p food). Altough if I had to I would get a chicken taco...
Ice cream fast food (Cold Stone, Marble Slab, etc):I'm good with DQ actually, twisted cone with sprinkles!
Bubba Gump: Neverbeen
IHOP: Only been once, a long time ago, but I would probably get waffles or french toast of some sort
Arby's: I used to get the rooast beef sandwich with CURLY FRIES, haven't been in FOREVER, although I must say I'm a fan of their kids meals with the cute little sandwiches and fruit cups.
Cheesecake Factory: Never been there =[
Olive Garden: Never been there (I know...crazyness)
Panera Bread: Looove Panera. Either a bagel w/ cream cheese and coffee or chicken noodle soup with whole grain bread, or a salad of some sort. Used to love the Sierra turkey sandwich.
TGI Friday's: They have good salads. Or those asian lettuce wraps.
Lone Star Steakhouse: Never been there I don't think...and I hate steak
Tony Roma's: Never been
Noodles & Company: Ahh love that place...I was just there 2 days ago, I got a small pasta marinara, but I also like the mac and cheese with whole grain noodles and the med salad with tofu.
Red Robin: ?
Starbucks: Well, I splurged the other day and got an eggnog latte, but usually I get plain coffee, plain lattes, Skinny lattes, or light Frappucinos. I actually don't go there very often though.
Jamba Juice: Love Jamba, although I haven't been there much. I usually get something strawberry...the one with yogurt in it is good (strawberry sunrise??)
Bucca di Beppo: ?
Long John Silver's: Yuck.
Sizzler: Been there once...they have a buffet, no? I don't remember what I got.
Trader Vic's: ?
Bob Evans: Never been, probably wouldn't go lol.
Romano's Macaroni Grill: Used to love it as a kid, haven't been there in years...Dunno what I would get.
Red Lobster: Cheeesy biscuits mmhm. I used to get popcorn shrimp a lot
California Pizza Kitchen: Only been once, got this cheese and spinach pizza..it was yummy.
Coco's Bakery: ?
I rarely eat out.
||Dec 19 2008
Original Post by eerica:
- What is your favorite flavor jolly rancher?: Watermelon
- Favorite Mexican food entree?: i don't like mexican food.
- Flour or corn torilla: Neuther
- Which is better orange juice or apple juice?: apple. don't like orange
- Favorite filling in chocolates: vanilla cream, or more chocolate!
- Favorite topping on popcorn: butter and salt!
- Skim, soy, 2%, 1%, or almond milk?: Almond
- What condiment do you probably overuse?: Salt i guess, ranch dressing
- Cooked or raw carrots?: raw, never cooked!
- Favorite icing on a cake: ommgg yum. chocolate. But i'll take any flavor =]
- And what flavor is this cake?: CHOCOLATE or ice cream
- What food were you trying to make during your worst cooking experience?: I exploded some eggs once lol
- Room temperature brownie or warm with some ice cream?: room temp is fine, although i wouldn't turn down either!
- Choose one: butterfingers, reese’s, snickers, or milkyway?: reeses.
- How do you like your chicken? Baked, pan-fried, grilled, etc?: Grilled
- What kind of sauce do you like with your pasta?: Butter and garlic and parm cheese
- Any food that you refuse to look up the calories?: not really.
- Do you like the flavored candy canes or regular?: either
- How do you like your steak/burger cooked?: don't eat beef
- What do you want to try to cook for the first time?: A souffle
- Fresh, hot pizza or cold leftover pizza the next morning?: fresh and hot.
- If you could zap the calories out of any food which would it be?: That's such a hard question...chocolate...no wait pb...no cereal...I DK!
Only fruit for breakfast?
||Dec 18 2008
Agruskin--you're welcome! I've always though your posts were very informative and you give great advice!
Alyssa--take a look at this thread, it might help. http://caloriecount.about.com/skinny-bitch-bo ok-fruit-breakfast-ft106333
Only fruit for breakfast?
||Dec 18 2008
Alyssa, I personally don't think you have to be "unhappy" to be on this site. Yes, it is largely a site to help people lose weight by counting calories and exercising, but it is also a community of people who are seeking to become healthier and happier and/or stay healthy and happy. I truly think Agruskin was just trying to give some helpful advice, which people should be able to do without being called a hypocrite. If you ask for help, don't insult the person who tries to give it to you.
This or that survey, holiday edition!
||Dec 15 2008
Original Post by zebulancherry:
Motto heart or Hershey's kiss: Hershey's kiss
Chocolate-covered fruit, or fruit-filled chocolate: Covered fruit
Red or white wine: Can't drink.
Sugar cookies or valentine cupcakes: Cupcakes I guess
Make or buy treats for your valentine: Make.
Lamb or ham: Neither. Bleh. x(
Plain hard-boiled or deviled eggs: Plain hard boiled.
Sweet braided bread or hot cross buns: Sweet braided bread
Pound cake or carrot cake: Pound i guess...
Jellybeans or peeps: Jelly Beans
Malt balls or chocolate egg: Chocolate egg
Hot dogs or burgers: Burgers - veggie burgers.
Fried chicken or baby back ribs: Neither.
Grilled corn or cornbread: Neither
Chili or baked beans: Neither
Coleslaw or regular salad: Regular salad
Elephant ears or funnel cake: Either
Kettle corn or cracker jacks: Kettle Corn
Macaroni or potato salad: Macaroni
Lemonade or root beer float: Root beer.
Ice cream or sorbet: Ice cream!!
Pumpkin roll or pumpkin pie: What's pumpkin roll?
Caramel apples or apple cider: Caramel apples
Sweet cinnamon or salty pumpkin seeds: Depends
Candy corn or pumpkin candy: Pumkkins
Gummy worms or gum drops: gummy worms.
Popcorn balls or caramel popcorn: P balls
Turkey or ham: Turkey. Hate ham.
Gravy or cranberry sauce: Cranberry sauce.
Mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole:Sweet potatos
Pumpkin or apple pie: Apple.
Biscuits or bread rolls: Bread rolls
Sweet or savory stuffing: Savory.
Ham or roast beef: Neither
Peppermint or pumpkin spice: Peppermint.
Wassail punch or eggnog: Eggnog.
Pumpkin bread or ginger bread: Pumpkin
Fruitcake or yule log: Yule log I think?
Popcorn garlands or gingerbread cookies: Gingerbread cookies.
Chestnuts or marshmallows on an open fire: Marshmellows
"this or that" survey.
||Dec 13 2008
Original Post by ichigochanx:
dark or white chocolate?: Dark, although I love any kind of chocolate
whole eggs or egg whites?: Whole Eggs...the yolks are my fav part
fruit or vegetables?: Fruit please!
hot or cold cereal?: Cold
sweet or salty?: Sweet usually...depends on my mood/time of day
chips or popcorn?: chips
cake or pie?: Cake...don't like pie
gingerbread or shortbread cookies?: Gingerbread
fudgesicles or creamsicles?: Fudgesicles!
hamburgers or hotdogs?: Veggie Burger
juice or soda?: Not really either...I guess soda
celery or cucumber?: Cucumber
peanut butter or jam?: Peanut butter!
mild or spicy?: Mild...I have no tolerance for spicy foods
lobster or crab?: Crab
white potato of sweet potato?: Sweet Potato
ketchup or mustard?: Ehh...really depends what on
rice or pasta?: Pasta