|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Dec 28 2013
B: gingerbread cookies, chai latte
L: leftover farro and radish salad, potato chips
s: more gingerbread!
D: leftover winter squash crumble, some dark chocolate
D part 2: slice of vegetable pizza, gluwein and gingerbread
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Dec 27 2013
B: cold pizza
L: salad of roasted cauliflower, radishes, and feta cheese; 2 cardamom-carrot muffins
D: savory butternut squash crumble; salad with farro, rye berries, radishes, hazelnuts, and dried cranberries
d: hot chocolate with espresso
|Foods||Eating on the go||Dec 26 2013
I used to have the same exact problem, but I've found that always keeping a selection of hearty salads (like stuff you'd find at the Whole Foods hot salad bar) in the fridge to mix and match throughout the week is a good idea. I just throw together vegetables, grains, proteins, and cheeses and make a big batch every time I make something-- it can be really fast if you use raw vegetables and a quick-cooking grain like couscous. I often do this to clean out the fridge, but if you're worried you won't eat what you plan find a few combinations that you REALLY like so you know you'll eat them. I also keep homemade muffins and fruit in my backpack for quick snacks.
|Foods||Fave Five :)||Dec 26 2013
My top 5 holiday foods:
1) cinnamon buns
2) mulled wine
3) Christmas beer
4) gingerbread cookies
5) cumin-roasted lamb (my friends and I have a tradition of going out for Chinese the day after Thanksgiving...)
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Dec 26 2013
B: chocolate milk, cardamom-carrot-apple muffin
L: salad of French lentils, roasted red peppers, red onion and feta cheese; bowl of mushroom-tofu-noodle soup
s: tea cookies, licorice allsorts
D: vegetable tempura! with a glass of white wine
s: gingerbread cookies and mulled wine
B: too many gingerbread cookies ;)
L: Spanish tortilla, Morrocan carrot and radish salad, fresh bread with butter
s: a different type of gingerbread cookie, fresh out of the oven
s: potato chips
D: 3-cheese and thyme pizza, white wine
My healthy habits fell a little loose these past few days-- too many cookies and a little too much booze-- but I guess that's what the holidays are for! I hope everyone had a good couple of days, whether you celebrate Christmas or not!
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Nov 19 2013
B: one slice rye bread with avocado and a fried egg, one with raspberry jam. Chai latte.
L: marinated kale salad with feta, walnuts, cranberries; 1/2 avocado, two slices of rye bread.
s: two clementines, an apple, almonds and dried dates, chocolate candies
D: spaghetti omelette (??? I had to finish leftovers but I really wanted eggs...)
silmarillion-- Your lunch sounds so delicious! Actually everything you've eaten sounds delicious.
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Nov 18 2013
B: chocolate candies, chai latte
L: shredded carrot salad with edamame and pepitas, marinated kale salad with walnuts, cranberries, and feta cheese, two slices of rye bread
s: two clementines
D: spaghetti with marinara sauce and cheddar
s: more chocolate candies, tea
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Nov 17 2013
Br: one slice rye bread with herring and mustard, one slice with wasabi mayo, smoked salmon, and cucumbers
s: apple, hot chocolate, two (huge!) crepes with cinnamon sugar and assorted fruit jams
D: shredded carrot salad with edamame and pepitas, marinated kale salad with walnuts, cranberries, and feta cheese, two clementines
s: chocolate truffles/candies, banana
s: two slices rye bread with mustard and cheddar cheese
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Nov 16 2013
B: apple-hazelnut bread
L: carrot salad with edamame and pumpkin seeds, 1/2 avocado, two slices rye bread with cheddar, three clementines
D: spaghetti with tomato-veggie sauce and a poached egg with some cheddar, apple
s: assorted chocolates and licorice, tea
I was SO HUNGRY today! Also I need to figure out how to be more frugal with groceries because I realized I have been spending way too lavishly lately!
Silmarillion-- of course you're still welcome here! Your eats sound delicious.
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Nov 15 2013
B: apple bread with hazelnuts
L: two slices rye bread with mustard and fried eggs, roasted potatoes, white chocolate ice cream bar
s: dark chocolate, licorice
D: roasted potatoes with cheddar cheese, carrot salad with edamame and pumpkin seeds, banana, two clementines
s: cocoa chai latte, dried dates
Claire-- WOW that cobb salad sounds fantastic!
|Foods||What's on your meal plan this week?||Nov 14 2013
Claire, my veggie intake has been pitiful this week, too! I'm going to try to change that over the weekend and through next week.
Things I want to make:
-carrot, edamame, and sesame salad
-kale salad with red cabbage, dried cranberries, walnuts, and feta cheese
-bulgur wheat with roasted peppers and apricots
-carrot and coconut milk soup with red lentils
|Foods||What's on your meal plan this week?||Nov 06 2013
lesstjm-- I don't, sorry; I actually didn't even manage to make it because my bacon passed its expiration date.
clevelandkat-- roasted veg with shredded chicken and peanut sauce sounds SO good! I'll have to try that one day.
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Nov 04 2013
B: muesli with dates, raisins, coconut flakes, banana chips, and hazelnuts in soymilk
s: latte w/ whole milk
L: sweet potato, kidney bean, and feta cheese salad
D: sauteed brussels sprouts, mushrooms, bacon and garlic; lentils
s: potato chips, gingerbread cookies
|Health & Support||Would this be considered a relapse? I am so lost right now.||Nov 03 2013
I understand your reluctance to seek help because you will be kicked out of school if you do, but understand that you are NOT fully recovered if you only eat 1200-1500 calories and are afraid of gaining weight when you're at the low end of a healthy weight spectrum. See if you can find another therapist or treatment team who's willing to sign a confidentiality agreement before working with you; at least in my state, I believe they're required to maintain confidentiality unless you're at risk of immediately hurting yourself or others.
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Nov 02 2013
B: muesli with chocolate, banana chips, coconut flakes, dates, raisins, and hazelnuts soaked in soymilk
L: omelette with mushrooms and garlic sauteed in olive oil, 1/2 and avocado, and cheddar cheese. two clementines
D: congee with chicken, scallions, coriander, ginger, peanuts, soy sauce and vinegar; ginger green tea
s: licorice, dark ale at a new favorite cafe/bar :)
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Nov 01 2013
B: poppyseed croissant, coffee
L: three salads: carrot salad with bean sprouts, edamame, and sesame seeds; kale salad with red cabbage, walnuts, cranberries and feta cheese; wheatberry salad with parsley and black mulberries. rye bread with carrot hummus. more coffee.
D: ham and mushroom pizza
s: a screwdriver + some candy.
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Oct 31 2013
B: coconut and vanilla skyr with a large (overripe :( ) banana and muesli (same as yesterday), americano
L: bagel sandwich with sundried tomato cream cheese, spicy chicken, red onion, cucumber, lettuce, and sweet chili sauce on a sundried tomato bagel
D: baked sweet potato with cheddar and thyme, olives, half a bar of Ritter's marzipan chocolate
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Oct 30 2013
Snowflake-- I think what is considered a healthy BMI for teenagers is actually lower than what it is for adults, but I think we're both essentially trying to say the same thing. Anyway, about artichokes-- you can find them canned/jarred in most grocery stores, and sometimes you can find them fresh (especially in the spring), but personally I think they're too much of a hassle to cook from fresh. As for shopping, I mean... I guess I needed some new clothes and makeup anyway ;)
Today was a really lovely day... I didn't have classes today so I slept in and spent almost the whole day with some local friends, relaxing. It was a welcome break!
B: coconut and vanilla skyr yogurt with muesli (oats, dried dates, banana chips, raisins, coconut flakes, hazelnuts), a few pieces of chocolate
L: open face sandwiches on rye bread; one with wasabi mayo and smoked salmon, one with chili hummus, roast beef, cheese and shredded horseradish. a few grapes and sliced bell pepper.
s: blackberry mousse cake, coffee
s: watermelon, praline ice cream
D: a hamburger with the best toppings: melted cheese, lettuce, white onion, sauteed shiitaki mushrooms, and bacooooon. aoili and mustard on the bun. roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, and some more bacon on the side. :)
|Maintaining||what did YOU eat today MAINTAINERS- started 12th april 2013 till 12 september 2013||Oct 30 2013
Hey vanillastrawberryshake, I don't usually post without a mealplan but your comment really bothered me, so hopefully this doesn't trigger a temper tantrum:
Do whatever the hell you want. You're right, no one here has the right to tell you what to do, and if you really feel like you're doing what's healthiest for you, great. Ignore us. But I don't think anyone said anything to you because they wanted to attack you-- you started a thread about gaining on like 1700 calories (I don't remember the exact # and I don't really care enough to go back and look), and (especially for a teenager! You're SUPPOSED to be growing, duh!) that's probably a sign that your body wants to weigh a little more or eat more.
I know that even though I was "medically stable" at like 20 pounds less than what I weigh now, and my doctor said I was fine, I feel MUCH healthier now I'm at a higher weight (BMI ~20-21, and yeah, I'm a small frame, too). Granted, I'm older than you (21, going on 22), but I'm still pretty young; I was told that I was healthy at a lower BMI when I was a teenager, and I wasn't-- I'm sure many of the people here telling you to eat more have gone through similar experiences, and are telling you to eat more because they see the same thing happening in you and are worried.
Regardless of whether you're eating enough, the fact that you measure your food so carefully and constantly say you're concerned about gaining weight when you're only a BMI of ~17/18 and still growing seems unhealthy. If technically being at a stable weight and perfectly controlling your number of calories makes you happy, cool, but I don't think your meal plans alone are what worry people here.
As for the other people posting kind of lower-calorie meal plans here (I know my last post was one of them, but it a) was "technically" enough, just like yours, but more importantly b) was an exception, and if I continued eating that amount I would probably stop posting here until my appetite ramped up), a lot of us are older than you and generally seem more accepting of our bodies. I can think of some exceptions to that last one but even they eat way, way more than you do. That's the difference-- it's not in numbers, but rather in mindset.
Do whatever you need to do to be healthy, but please don't get angry at people for being concerned. I hope this doesn't come off as too harsh-- we just want to stop other people from making the same mistakes we did.
|Weight Loss||Measuring progress without a scale?||Oct 30 2013
That's why I asked! Thanks for your response; I really don't want to lose too much weight or even any at all, I'm more concerned about changing my figure a bit (maybe this wasn't the right forum? Haha) so I wasn't planning on changing my habits *too* much. I didn't think I'd make drastic changes, good to know I probably won't see anything happen for a while.