|Young Calorie Counters||building a grocery list||Sep 12 2008
Wow, all my favorites have already been said, but I'll say them anyway, just to show how cool I am :)
-whole wheat bread (I like store brand lite wheat for 40 cals a slice and 2.5 grams of fiber)
-whole wheat pita bread (I buy Kangaroo brand, it's pretty good)
-Boca Burgers (original vegan is my favorite)
-Smart Dogs (fat free, protein-packed, taste just like real hot dogs)
-potatos and sweet potatos
-boneless skinless chicken breast
-Jello sugar free chocolate, vanilla, swirl, or dulce de leche pudding (I am addicted to these things right now)
-sliced cheese for sandwiches
-low fat cottage cheese
-lean turkey breast
-lean roast beef slices
-luna bars, pria bars, nature valley bars, kashi granola bars (for snacks at school)
-salsa (my mouth is burning from some even as I type this)
-sugar free jelly
-dried or canned beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc.
-whole wheat pasta
-hellman's canola mayo (45 cals a tbsp, no saturated fat--and tastes GREAT)
-thomas light english muffins (can't beat 8 g fiber, 100 calories, 1 g fat)
Wow that's a lot! that's all I can think of for now!
|Foods||Vegetarian Burgers, Patties, dogs etc.||Sep 10 2008
|I second the Smart Dogs and Boca Burgers. I swear, once it's on a bun, I can't tell the difference between a Smart Dog and a regular hot dog. And for 45 calories, no fat, and 8 grams of protein, you can't beat it.|
|Foods||Sweets?||Sep 10 2008
I second the sugar free puddings. I love Jell-O sugar free chocolate and dulce de leche puddings.
I also love to chop up 1/2 a banana, mix it with some low-fat cottage cheese and splenda, and eat it in a bowl. Low in calories (relatively), packed with protein, and delicious.
|Foods||What did YOU have for breakfast today?||Sep 10 2008
|1/2 cup of lowfat cottage cheese topped with 1/4 cup sliced bananas, 1/4 cup bran flakes, 1 tsp of honey, a few TBSP skim milk, and some splenda. I call it my cottage cheese concoction and I freakin LOVE it. :)|
|Recipes||Cheap Healthy Foods||Sep 05 2008
|With some dry lentils, a can of fat free chicken broth, some carrots, onions, and spices, you could make a delicious lentil soup that's extremely healthy and perfect for fall. You could make a big batch and freeze it in portions for later. (It freezes really well.) Lentils are dirt cheap but one of the healthiest foods out there, and there's nothing like coming home to a big pot of soup on a chilly day.|
|Foods||dream sundae :p||Sep 02 2008
This is going to make me ashamed of myself, but oh well:
One scoop of each of the following: Cake batter, pumpkin pie, black walnut, and cookie dough ice cream (I would try to keep the flavors separate as I ate it, rather than mixing them together), smothered in black walnuts and regular walnuts, a few peanuts, a few macadamias and cashews, brownie chunks, red velvet cake chunks, and sliced bananas (to healthen it up a little), all with a little drizzle of chocolate syrup and maybe a little drizzle of maple syrup or caramel.
Hey, you said dream. :P
Edited to add: you might as well throw some peanut brittle on there too, as well as some broken up chocolate-covered pretzels. At this point it has ceased to be a sundae but rather a gooey, heart-stopping amalgam of all my favorite sweet treats.
|Foods||Would you rather...||Sep 01 2008
Airline meals or hospital food? :P
|Foods||Favourite 'Unique' Food||Aug 30 2008
|I love calamari (even grilled as opposed to fried, which is very rare to find), as well as buffalo and bison meat. I also loved alligator nuggets when I tried them.|
|Foods||What is one food you know you probably eat too much of, but can't/won't stop?||Aug 29 2008
Diet Coke, though I have cut down. I just don't see it as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I figure there are worse things I could be consuming.
Oh, and muffins. I plan them into my calorie intake. I know they're just empty calories and sugar, but they keep me from feeling deprived. Life is too short not to have the things you love!
....And Subway cookies. I work at Subway, so often I will have one after closing as a reward for all my hard work. Can't beat white chocolate macadamia! But really, this isn't something I eat "too much" of. I plan them in moderation and have one at a time. I never go overboard. Moderation is key, right?
|Foods||What was the last thing YOU baked?||Aug 29 2008
|The coconut crust to the delicious banana pudding I made my dad for his birthday. It was just butter, sugar, flour, and flaked coconut crumbled up on a cookie sheet. I had to use all my willpower not to eat it by myself.|
|Foods||Don't you remember when...||Aug 28 2008
|I think we've all fallen into that trap, fhchicky4. I remember when I was younger, I'd take an entire box of Hot Tamales to the movies and eat the whole thing. I'd continue eating them even when I didn't want them anymore and my mouth was burning, just because the movie was still on and I was bored. I thought I could do this with no harm because they were fat free. Hot Tamales were my favorite candy, in fact. My boyfriend bought me like six big bags for my birthday, and I plowed through them in a frighteningly small amount of time because they were... fat free. Ah, the sweet ignorance of a 14-year-old.|
|Foods||poll: foods you avoid||Aug 28 2008
|I don't get why everyone wages such a war against artificial sweeteners when hydrogenated oils (aka trans fats) do far more damage to your body. I mean, no, artificial sweeteners aren't GREAT for you, but they have not been proven to do any real damage to the average person, whereas doctors and nutritionists have confirmed that trans fats are deadly and a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, etc. They are the worst kind of fat you could consume because they lower your good cholesterol and raise your bad cholesterol, and pretty much stay in your body forever. I avoid Little Debbie snacks and the like far more than, say, Diet Coke for this very reason.|
|Foods||Subway||Aug 27 2008
Yeah, about the southwest sauce, take it from me, I work there: It is the least healthy of all the sauces, excluding regular mayo. It has the most fat and calories.
But it's damn good so that doesn't keep me from putting a little on my turkey subs. It's a little spicy so a little goes a long way IMO.
|Foods||Would you rather...||Aug 26 2008
Oatmeal... more fiber. Though I do love cream of wheat with a chopped up banana. It reminds me of my childhood.
Sweet breakfast or savory breakfast?
|Foods||Anyone else eating ALOT of sandwiches?||Aug 26 2008
PB and J
PB and banana
PB and banana with light maple syrup
PB and light mayo (I know, gross, whatever, I like it)
Tomato and light mayo with thick, juicy home grown tomatoes from my mom's garden
Cottage cheese, tomato and cucumber (I eat this in pita bread)
Yes I eat a ton of sandwiches, they are like my favorite food. I probably have a lot more fillings that I use; these are just the ones I thought of off the top of my head.
|Foods||Subway||Aug 26 2008
|Don't let anyone make you feel like a pig for eating a footlong for lunch. I work at Subway and have seen plenty of skinny, healthy people put away foolongs with chips and drinks too. Everyone is different and some people function best with a big lunch (I do.) If it fits into your calories, go for it. The calories in your sandwich probabl match the nutrition facts listed except for the sauce. The nutrition facts online don't include sauce, so if I were you, I would get the sauce on the side and put it on yourself. As others have said, the employees tend to drown it. (By the way, sweet onion sauce is about 20 cals a tablespoon and fat free.)|
|Foods||Would you rather...||Aug 26 2008
Reese's Puffs or Lucky Charms
|Health & Support||can someone please expain hormones when you are gaining from a eating disorder?||Aug 22 2008
|Thank God I'm not the only one with horrible skin in recovery! I thought I was just a freak or something. My face has been looking awful! So be sure, you're not alone.|
|Weight Loss||Pasta and friends||Aug 22 2008
Trust me. It ain't the pasta.
It's the fact that you're starving yourself. When you undereat (which you are doing drastically), your body goes into starvation mode and hangs onto every last calorie it can. This causes you to store fat and stop losing weight. There are tons of posts about it on here. So I'm just going to shut up now and let everyone else have their say...
|Foods||Would you rather...||Aug 21 2008
Middle Eastern or Mexican food?