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    dcunhaa 3093 days ago

    need some ideas for protein packed breakfasts... The only one I have is eggwhites/veggies scramble or omlette... any other ideas?

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    dcunhaa 3096 days ago

    It's really hard to lose weight when you don't have many food vices :( I don't drink sodas or juice. I may drink a half glass of wine/beer once a month. I don't eat fast food/frozen dinners. Why am I fat??!

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    dcunhaa 3109 days ago

    Lost 5 lbs since joining! Yes!

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    dcunhaa 3113 days ago

    so proud of myself. Kids are home from school and everyone's having snacks - milk and homemade bread pudding (I made it). I stayed away from both. Had a small energy bar - was actually going to eat 2 but put it into my food log and saw it put me in the red for sugar intake and so had just one. YAY! for small battles won!

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    dcunhaa 3114 days ago

    going to drop milk next week to drop the sugar.

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    dcunhaa 3114 days ago

    a filling salad for breakfast - 1/2 haas avocado, 1/4 cup cottage cheese, 1 medium vine tomato, 1 tbsp cilantro torn, salt, pepper and red wine vinegar to taste. YUMMY

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    dcunhaa 3093 days ago

    need some ideas for protein packed breakfasts... The only one I have is eggwhites/veggies scramble or omlette... any other ideas?

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      neeners7213093 days ago

      eat the whole egg! the whole egg is good for you! personally, eggs are #1 on my list for breakfast - protein, healthy fat, and it keeps you full for a while! they're very versatile, too! try making an egg 'cake' out of 2 or three scrambled eggs and top it with guacamole and some veggies or make a frittata or something!

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      bklynallergymom3093 days ago

      turkey bacon, deli turkey, or a turkey burger?

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      dcunhaa3093 days ago

      Yes but if I eat a whole egg, I always end up going over on cholesterol.

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      RBH'sMomma3093 days ago

      Most people ignore the cholesterol bar if it is coming from eggs. Because they are such a good balance of cholesterols, they are considered one of the healthiest forms of protein. Getting that much cholesterol from, say, a burger, would be bad. I agree with neeners -- eggs are my main source of protein for breakfast. I just try to find a few different ways to prepare them so I don't get bored.

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      RBH'sMomma3093 days ago

      In addition to omelets and scrambles, I'll do fried eggs with a vegetable sautee, hard-boiled eggs smashed up with a bit of mayo and served inside of tomato halves (that have had the insides scooped out). My new favorite is a "pizza" frittata. I crack 3 eggs in a pie dish, bake until it's pretty set, spoon on a tiny bit of tomato sauce and 1 oz shredded LF mozzarella, topped with sliced veggies. Oh, and I agree, turkey is another great addition to breakfast meals!

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      ednasilrak3093 days ago

      Don't worry about the cholesterol because dietary cholesterol (what you eat) has been proven to be unrelated to what's in your blood. I like turkey sausages with spinach. I saute the spinach in a pan with coconut oil. And for fast mornings I do hard boiled eggs with salt and pepper or almond butter on celery. Good luck!

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      TuDisQuoi3093 days ago

      A scoop of organic whey protein added to almond milk is a good, filling quickie for me. A tablespoon or so of omega3 enriched peanut butter to help absorb those fat soluble vitamins, & I'm good for hours. Love eggs on weekends when there's a bit more time.

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      dcunhaa3093 days ago

      thanks for all the information & suggestions. :)

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      KatrianaVining3093 days ago

      Protein shakes (:

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    dcunhaa 3096 days ago

    It's really hard to lose weight when you don't have many food vices :( I don't drink sodas or juice. I may drink a half glass of wine/beer once a month. I don't eat fast food/frozen dinners. Why am I fat??!

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      Southernbelle20113096 days ago

      Have you looked into thyroid issues? I was eating a salad once a day and that's it simply because I wasn't hungry, and I was working out. I still gained 15 pounds over the couse of a year. As it turns out, I had thyroid issues. I got them fixed and I dropped the weight. You could also have an allergy. Sometimes they cause you to keep your weight on. I also have a gluten and dairy intolerance. I went off of dairy and gluten, and I haven't had a weight problem since.

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      cdmphy3096 days ago

      So you had dropped 5 as of two weeks ago and now you are plateauing? While SB covered some medical issues that may make weight loss harder, let's take a look at the other factor. Are you keeping a log of what you eat and how have you been doing in the past two weeks? While certain foods are easy to overeat, one can theoretically eat too many vegetables and still gain. So you have to track to be safe.

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      TeresaM3096 days ago

      Also sleep and stress can play a big role, along with drinking enough water and, paradoxically, making sure you eat enough while staying within the various limits.

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      dcunhaa3096 days ago

      I think the not tracking my food was my mistake. I thought I would be able to eyeball my portions and food but the accountability of tracking and reviewing kind of forces you into making sure your foods are good choices. It's easier to say that something might be okay if you don't put it down on your tracker. I am back to tracking. Let's see how it goes.

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      AngelEstep3096 days ago

      Good call, everyone! Those are all potential reasons. I agree that even sticking only to healthy foods can still be bad when you eat too much. Americans have this weird idea of portion size... I struggle with this issue myself.

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      bklynallergymom3096 days ago

      @dcunhaa! you have to track your food, it will show you what you're doing wrong. I am a bit overweight and my cholesterol is excellent! My blood pressure, perfect! But my weight was put on by too many carbs + sugars - sugars being fruits. And I hardly at at all anyhow, but my choices were incorrect. Track your food, don't be afraid, and if you don't loose weight, see your doctor there could be other extenuating circumstances.

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    dcunhaa 3109 days ago

    Lost 5 lbs since joining! Yes!

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      Kittikat3109 days ago

      Way to go

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      Ashleyz19903109 days ago

      Tips please

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      dcunhaa3109 days ago

      Ashleyz1990, the only one that seems to work for me, is exercising 4-5 times a week and watching what I eat - I've been using the food tracker and no sugar/refined carbs. Dropped rice, milk and sugar completely. Reduced wheat intake. Increased Veggies. Hope this helps. It does take a lot of willpower.

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    dcunhaa 3113 days ago

    so proud of myself. Kids are home from school and everyone's having snacks - milk and homemade bread pudding (I made it). I stayed away from both. Had a small energy bar - was actually going to eat 2 but put it into my food log and saw it put me in the red for sugar intake and so had just one. YAY! for small battles won!

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      TeresaM3113 days ago

      The colored bars are really one of the best things about this - they work in real time! and help you figure out what to change

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    dcunhaa 3114 days ago

    going to drop milk next week to drop the sugar.

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      TeresaM3114 days ago

      try almond milk instead, I like it so much more than soy milk - blue diamond is the best

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      dcunhaa3114 days ago

      Will definitely give it a try. I was actually looking at the label this morning. My second son already drinks it because cow milk exacerbates his eczema.

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      Southernbelle20113114 days ago

      Just make sure you get unsweetened. I get unsweetened vanilla from Blue Diamond, and it's really good with no extra sugars. Just vanilla extract.

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      TeresaM3114 days ago

      I agree, it gets to the point where it tastes plenty sweet anyway.

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      dcunhaa3114 days ago

      The one my son has is unsweetened. He adds 2 tsps of sugar to it... I think I have 4-6 ozs of the skim milk to finish (no one else drinks it) and then I will start the almond milk.