Start Weight:(06 Feb 11) 154.7 lb
Current Weight:(03 Mar 15) 148.1 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
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cals: 96kcal | fat: 4.00g | carbs: 12.55g | prot: 2.74g
Roasted Garlic Chickpeas
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My typical breakfast: lots of calories, & everything in here is for a good healthy reason, and THIS is why I stay slim!!!: plenty of nutrients and calories for the day!: AND I'll have NO CRAVINGS! unless I skimp on breakfast or lunch.

230 35.80 243.78 32.3 39.14 1386

Oliverio 61% Cacao Choc Coconut Chews (15g each piece)
41 g
21 14.35 21.52 3.1 2.05 205

Ancient Harvest 46g Quinoa Traditional
96 g
2 5.84 64.70 6.3 12.52 359

The Ginger People Crystallized Ginger
43 g
65 34.05 143

9 g
2 0.29 7.19 4.9 0.35 23

Vanilla Extract
4 g
0.51 12

Kirkland Signature Dried Blueberries
3/8 x 1/3 cup, 15 g
4 11.62 0.8 0.38 49

Great Value Raisins
3/4 x 1/4 cup, 30 g
24.00 0.8 0.75 90

Oregon tilth dark cherrys
1/2 x 3/4 cup, 70 g
0.50 12.50 1.5 0.50 55

5 oz

Kelp Seaweed
7 g
16 0.04 0.67 0.1 0.12 3

Spirulina Seaweed (Dried)
9 g
94 0.69 2.15 0.3 5.17 26

Dried Pumpkin and Squash Seed Kernels
22 g
4 10.09 3.92 0.9 5.40 119

153 g
2 0.50 34.95 4.0 1.67 136

Nature Made Magnesium Citrate
2 x 2 softgels
2.00 4.00 30

BillsGingerJuice 1oz Raw Ginger Juice organic, Bill
40 g
5 6.36 0.7 0.70 28

Lemon Juice
20 g
1.73 0.1 0.08 5

Red or Cayenne Pepper
1 g
0.17 0.57 0.3 0.12 3

Whole Foods Market Nutritional Yeast
20 g
13 1.33 8.00 4.0 9.33 80

Now Foods Psyllium Husk Powder
6 g
5.34 4.7 20
posted 19 Feb 2015, 10:05
DIET: Importance of Breakfast
When we struggle so much at trying to Lose or Maintain weight, it seems impossible that a SIMPLE solution would actually work.
What helps me the MOST is eating a huge breakfast.
check this out:
Eating a good breakfast: "Keeps you slim! Breakfast helps revive your metabolism, which slows down while sleeping, and gets it in a calorie burning mode.
Starting your day with a meal revs up your body’s fat-burning ability, says Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian, As proof to that statement, a study at National Weight Control Registry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center showed that four in five successful dieters eat breakfast every day. "

I switch the intake of calories around, from a huge dinner, to more appropriately: a huge breakfast.
We need the calories DURING the day, not at the end of the day, which is in starvation mode when we don't eat enough very early, and then the body thinks it needs to store more fat overnight, since it thinks we are in a famine.
Doesn't the body metabolism slow down in a famine? Become conservative, reluctant to spend energy? and is mainly geared up for storing energy. When we eat late, after a deficit all day, it is only natural that we will store that dinner as fat overnight.
Yes, but it is SIMPLE to change that. No struggle needed for cravings, since we won't be having them.
Their is an adjustment period, to convince our body that there is no famine.
But I'm here to swear that it WORKS.!
posted 17 Feb 2015, 10:18
burning fat...
Best way to burn fat, from what I've read, is to start a workout BEFORE breakfast.
Since when we are sleeping they say we are burning mainly fat.
We burn calories sleeping, yes, to keep our body temperature above room temperature. Smile and for repairing, digesting...

I've heard that it's the first 15 minutes or so, depending on intensity, that we burn off mostly carbs.

Also keeping heart rate in the middle range or even lower range is suggested as well.
There are charts that show that range, lowering with our age.
[head trainer at : The body does rely on different substrates during exercise according to the exercise intensity. At a lower intensity level, the body relies more on fat as a fuel source as it more time to breakdown fat and convert it to energy (a longer process). During high intensity efforts, the body begins to metabolize carbohydrates instead, preferring their speed of breakdown to fuel higher levels of exertion. This fuel preference is also dictated by the availability of oxygen which is required for fat utilization.} and [The fat-burning zone may exist, but I wouldn't worry about hitting that zone if the goal is fat loss specifically.” Instead, he advises clients to focus the majority of their efforts on generating a calorie deficit. “You may burn a little more fat during exercise, but if a calorie deficit isn't present, then it will all even out in the end you won't lose much fat at all.” In lower intensity programs, the overall calorie burn during a workout will be lower than a high intensity workout - regardless of whether those calories come from fat or carbohydrates.] from

And there are studies showing that if we are doing a high amount of cardio workouts, and long ones, then our bodies get used to burning fat, AND START STORING FAT MORE, since it's the most common fuel used with that dominant behavior.
posted 05 Feb 2015, 15:57
calories in one item!
Very interesting.
I ate my usual large breakfast.
Then went shopping.
Had several items to get;
Batteries for various devices;
Fuel for the car;
Groceries: celery, cilantro, Fennel seed
and bought a single serving carrot cake instead of the tempting whole cake.
I don't usually buy anything like this, and
Got home and ate the One Serving piece, 245 grams, with icing.
then entered it in Fatsecret;
I don't know about you, but I'm shocked!
1000 calories!!

If I had eaten another piece later, if I'd gotten the whole cake, that would have been 2000 calories, and very little nutritional value.
& this is considered one of the healthiest treats, isn’t it?
posted 23 Jan 2015, 13:26
RE online concern that Vit A is bad in large doses:
You do realize that most of us are pretty stupid? Including Doctors? We are busy and have limited time to fully explore or understand any one thing.
Knowing I'm also pretty stupd: I question everything.
Including my own conclusions. Smile

quote from Albert Einstein: If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered Mind, then what does an empty Desk signify?"
posted 15 Nov 2014, 14:40
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