Joined July 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
138.0 lb
Lost so far: 6.2 lb

Current Weight
131.8 lb
Performance: gaining 0.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
105.0 lb
Still to go: 26.8 lb

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Gaelwyn17's Cookbook

cals: 58kcal | fat: 1.06g | carbs: 3.93g | prot: 8.59g
Crustless Spinach Pie II
Healthy and delicious (and simple) spinach quiche.
cals: 80kcal | fat: 4.08g | carbs: 10.06g | prot: 3.32g
Kale Chips
For a crispy craving these unbelievably yummy kale chips taste just like fries.
cals: 86kcal | fat: 1.80g | carbs: 14.26g | prot: 3.63g
Garlic Hummus
Delicious chickpeas spread.
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RDI question pertaining to this
I agree Madgeta. I'm 5'2" and my family tends to be fairly petite. I don't think we need to eat as many calories as someone who is 5'8" with a more solid build. I'm sure that they are probably accurate in saying men need more calories than women, but I don't think all men or all women need the same calories. Along the same lines, when I was younger I could eat a lot more calories and not gain weight. As people get older, our metabolisms change, which means we need a different number of calories to maintain or lose weight.
posted 27 Jul 2012, 16:20
RDI question pertaining to this
The system calculates how much you should eat based on the info you entered, so if you have low activity and want to lose a moderate amount of weight, or whatever you entered as your activity and weight loss goals, it calculates how much you should eat. So if it says 1600 than that is the recommendation the system thinks you should actually eat. I personally decided that my RDI needed to be lower than the recommendation, the system told me 1400 and I have been actually eating 900-1100. I checked on other websites with RDI calculators, and they all gave me different numbers, so I figured that the number was subject to interpretation and adjustment. The main thing that has helped me, is actually logging my weight and food everyday. This has helped me to make sure I'm not under or over eating. Sometimes life gets hectic, so it's nice to have a place I can keep track of what I ate, to make sure I'm getting the amount of food I need. Good luck! I think you'll find the site very useful. Smile
posted 25 Jul 2012, 19:11
decreasing carb intake
I'm not sure if someone else may have already mentioned this, as I didn't read through all the comments. But I wanted to comment regarding the GI value of different foods. I noticed there was a post indicating that GI value didn't matter when it came to weight loss. (I think that's what it meant, it was a bit technical for me.) Anyways, GI value is a measurement of the "quality" of the food you eat, meaning how well does it satisfy hunger over time in addition to how it affects the blood sugar levels. Foods with a lower GI value, cause less of a spike in your blood sugar, and tend to keep you feeling full longer as your body takes longer to digest them. This in turn enables you to eat less calories of low GI foods and remain satisfied. High GI foods tend to cause a spike in blood sugar, causing you to feel full, but then quickly become hungry again. There are various health side effects to spikes in blood sugar, especially if you are diabetic or prediabetic. And if you aren't, eating low GI foods should still help you in getting a variety of foods in your diet, without having to worry about quickly getting hungry, which can cause overeating. It's fairly simply to switch out high GI with low GI foods. For example, you can still have bread, just eat whole grain breads instead of white bread. I'm definitely not an expert on this, but there is a lot of free material online regarding GI and low GI diets. Even some of the major diets use GI, such as South Beach Diet and NutriSystem. The RDI for low GI diet is 45-65% carbs, 25-35% fat, 15-35% protein. I hope this helps! Good luck!
posted 25 Jul 2012, 18:59
Newbie here and scared!
The Low GI Diet is a good choice if you're looking to have a variety of food. You don't have to cut out carbs, just certain types of foods that your body digests too quickly (which causes blood sugar spikes and makes you get hungry again quicker). Like, don't eat white bread, eat whole grain or multi-grain. Good luck! Smile
posted 18 Jul 2012, 19:19
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27 July 2012

Yesterday was a mess. I work in an office with all guys, and we had a buffet style work lunch with pasta and pastry desserts. Followed by wine tasting. ...
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25 July 2012

OMG. Pizza for lunch at work with the bosses. It tasted great, but if I eat anything else today I will be way over my RDI.
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