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by crabby Kat (submitted 3 years ago)
How long does it take for a recipe to be approved?
I've submitted several recipes since I joined months ago & none are approved yet, so I don't know that answer. As for the "serving " question, I put the actual amount in parentheses or after a comma. For example: "3 1/2 servings low-sodium black beans (one 14.5 oz can)", or " 7 servings shredded reduced fat cheddar (1 3/4 cups)".
by crabby Kat (submitted 4 years ago)
Do you eat breakfast? How important is it?
I do eat breakfast, though often just a nonfat Greek yogurt. The other day I went to Zumba after only having a latte made with 1 cup of nonfat milk; my performance was off & I felt shaky after class. Cottage cheese & a fresh peach will really start my day off right. Much more than that and I'll feel nauseous when exercising hard. On my day of rest, I like starting off with oatmeal with fresh ground almond butter in it, or whole grain pancakes with bananas or blueberries & possibly some chopped walnuts or almonds. A veggie omelet is good, too. I went back & read the article; now I can say I agree with it. My partner doesn't understand why I don't want to go running around without breakfast; think I'll share this article. :o)
by crabby Kat (submitted 4 years ago)
Changing eating styles
Yes, definately! My Cookbook on FS is full of recipes I've adapted, I discovered I enjoy things like fat free cottage cheese with local pear-Basil salsa (or any good salsa) in it; love sauteing an assortment of fresh veggies, adding fresh Basil and some asiago cheese; Yum! Another creation; process a piece of my home made whole wheat flax into crumbs, finely grate a small zucchini; combine in a bowl with 1/2 cup egg substitute, 1 oz crumbled goat cheese, fresh snipped basil, mix well. Cook on medium in a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray; 4 pancakes (sort of like egg foo young with a twist). For a real treat I spread some edamame hummus on them. I make a great whole grain Basil tomato pasta salad with savory baked tofu. I love getting creative with smoothies made with Greek yogurt, adding ground flax meal and fresh ground natural almond butter & frozen dark sweet cherries, for instance. I used to bake all the time; loved cookies & baked donuts made with whole wheat pastry flour. The last time I baked cookies was for a great neighbor who was moving away & I didn't even taste one (though my partner told me they were heavenly). I recently made a lightened version of a fruit crisp with fresh peaches, blueberries, and cherries. I did enjoy a small serving of it a couple times, fitting it into my diet without going over or sacrificing nutrition to fit it in. I'm just as happy with a small carton of pineapple Greek frozen yogurt for 'dessert'.
by crabby Kat (submitted 4 years ago)
Here's to the losers. (a little motivation)
Wow! I would like to print that out & post it on my fridge. I just read it out loud to my partner & found my voice catching & a few tears escaping. We both love it. Thank you!
by crabby Kat (submitted 4 years ago)
Aunt Flow
Ha! I feel your pain! There IS something positive about getting closer to the Change; Aunt Flow only visits two or three times a year. Unfortunately, she usually drops in unannounced; just drops in at the most inopportune times. Like on my trip to Vegas, Valentine's Day, etc.
by crabby Kat (submitted 4 years ago)
BMI
Google BMI calculator; the CDC has a good, user-friendly one. Mine is 27.7; it sure felt good to go from obese to overweight! I'm looking forward to reaching normal weight; I set my goal one pound under normal's top weight for my height, lol.
by crabby Kat (submitted 4 years ago)
chips and salsa?
I used to take cucumber slices or zucchini slices to Mexican restaurants with me in a ziploc bag. I'm not a low carb person, but those worked for me. Good luck!
by crabby Kat (submitted 5 years ago)
solo mission
One thing that helped me was listening to The Self Compassion Diet CDs on my ipod; good meditation & such. My roommate wants to lose weight & get fit, but she works too much at a job laden with problems, has problems with her family, etc. I feel like she's jealous of my dedication and success(as slow as it is). She bought me a bunch of chocolate for Easter, which I've eaten little of, but totally enjoyed what I did. I think she's frustrated when she see's me entering food on my android when we're at a MLS game or wherever. I love being connected with FS, and am enjoying reading threads like this! Thanks, everyone, for being here for each other.
by crabby Kat (submitted 5 years ago)
ALWAYS hungry!
I like fresh ground almond butter; in oatmeal,on whole wheat flax toast, on slices of apples; it's satisfying with both protein and healthy fat.
by crabby Kat (submitted 5 years ago)
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On the food entry page on the bottom (Day Summary:) you have to click this is exactly what I ate.
by RoseTampa on 28 May 17 09:05 PM
BREAKFAST MEALS
This does sound good! I used to skip breakfast everyday. I had 3 excuses. 1, I didn't want to get up any earlier then I had to. 2, I was to lazy to cook anything. I would rather go hungry and 3, it ...
by butterflygirl42 on 28 May 17 07:22 PM
Hot Air Fryers
I have seen my in-laws use them to cook their turkey in at Thanksgiving. It cooked faster and it was really juicy.
by butterflygirl42 on 28 May 17 07:16 PM
Hormone therapy
Hormone therapy plays a big part in it! Christi is asking the right questions. It is hard to answer without some more facts. Also, what build are you?
by butterflygirl42 on 28 May 17 07:15 PM
Crazy Diet Fads
No that I have read your post about the cleanse my memory has been refreshed some and I think I do remember doing something like as well with a friend. it was not brown though. It was clear and it smelled ...
by butterflygirl42 on 28 May 17 07:12 PM
Not new but newly active.
kishlette, I am kind of in the same boat in regards to being housebound. I do not have any real physical things wrong with me. They are all mental. I have been diagnosed with PTSD, Bipolar 1 and Borde ...
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