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6/14/09 5:59 P

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wow high calorie food what about drinks i fell in love with nescafe 3 in 1 packets so easy to carry in handbag, only turkish tea here i was drinking at least 15 packets a day until the day i joined sparkpeople i put on 5 stone in 18 months eating normal then yes WOW 68 or 78 calories a packet back on the black coffee and lots of water thanks speakpeople

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6/11/09 12:53 P

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I am having the same problem. So i have been getting vege hot dogs and sausage.
The sausage is GREAT. It is Morningstar Farms brand and you will like it. My 7 yr old grandson likes it better than other meat sausage. The vege bacon they put out is good, and can be put in salads for a crunch with out using croutons.
Tofu is another way of getting protein and if you cut it up in small thin chunks and put it in a stir fry, you won't even know its there. Soy Boy puts a good marinated tofu out.

Hope this helps.
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6/9/09 12:49 A

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My biggest shock has been to try to get enough protein in without the fat going over! I don't worry too much as long as it is healthy fat, but it does slow the weight loss. I have to limit my dairy intake, even skim milk bothers me if I use more than a little in my coffee or cereal. I am still trying to find a good salad dressing that does't defeat my salads!

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6/4/09 11:02 P

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So what is the seasoning called? I know you said who makes it but they make several kinds of seasonings... It sounds good though!

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6/1/09 7:06 A

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Toxins, Toxins! Another new catch word. why are we hearing of these all the time now. We didn't have them 10 years ago.
After eating unhealthy, there is no trick to just getting back on track.
Walking will help your chiropractor, too, and you.
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HAYSTACKROCK Posts: 27
5/31/09 10:41 A

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I like this website. I had company for 2 weeks and have been away from the computer and away from eating healthfully. My chiropractor suggested I go for a week eating veggies, fruit, quinoa and protein powder. I'm on day 2 and it was hard yesterday, but got through it. It's to get all the toxins from the unhealthy eating out of my body. I feel better already.

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5/28/09 3:22 P

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Yep, pure liquid sugar!

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5/27/09 8:52 P

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I had a sticker shock today - A can of Nestea Ice Tea had 120 calories in it! Had no idea it had so many. I guess I need to stick with water for a cold drink away from home.

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5/24/09 8:29 P

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1 cup of hot garlic tofu and vegetables--940 calories! I was so angry!

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SARAFROMJERSEY's Photo SARAFROMJERSEY Posts: 442
5/22/09 9:33 A

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I have been very good at keeping within my calories since I started this website. However, yesterday my coworker wanted to get lunch at Moe's Southwest Grill (my favorite mexican place). I just got a chicken and cheese quesadilla, figuring I would just eat a smaller dinner... until I realized it was 660 calories! It definitely ruined my calorie count yesterday. I only went 15 calories over the top of my range... but I was pretty shocked. No more Moe's for me :(

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LINDYLU10 Posts: 78
5/22/09 1:10 A

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I LOVE HOLLANDAISE SAUCE AND THE RESTAURANT WE GO TO HAS A VEGGIE BENEDICT. I THOUGHT I WOULD COUNTERACT THE SAUCE BY NOT EATING THE WHOLE ENGLISH MUFFIN AND ONLY HALF OF THE POTATOES. WHEN I TRACKED THE BREAKFAST IT CAME TO 866 CALORIES! THE SAUCE WAS AT LEAST 375 CALORIES

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5/21/09 9:28 A

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I was going to go out to dinner last weekend, so I looked up the nutritional value of menu items on the restaurant's website. WOW!!! No wonder I have gained so much weight over the past few years. Most of the entrees were in the 2,000+++ calorie range! I got one of the free meals from KFC with a coupon Oprah promoted without checking the calorie count beforehand. My free lunch was 720 calories! Yikes! Now I am going to check everything online before I go.

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5/19/09 11:22 P

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I agree! My biggest sticker shock was looking up foods from Chili's. The salad I was contemplating actually had a ton of calories - I made a better choice going with the Monteray Chicken. That's the crazy thing to me, something you'd think would be a healthy choice is one of the worst!!

I've decided this time around I'm focusing on developing healthier habits rather than on what I can and can't have. I go nuts when I do that - I always want what I can't have. So this week, for instance, I'm trying a different salad dressing that has fewer calories and no HFCS. And you know, it actually tastes pretty good! (But I refuse to swear off Ranch dressing forever!)


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STRAWBERRYSROCK's Photo STRAWBERRYSROCK Posts: 269
5/18/09 12:03 A

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Pretty much any diet suggests we write down our food and it is ALWAYS amazing to find out the calories, fat, etc. I definitely don't enjoy having to do this, but it sure is enlightening!!

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5/12/09 4:46 P

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Well, I have been shocked all week by the amount of calories in the food that I have been eating So, I have been dedicating myself to spinach, light italian dressing, small amounts of low cal croutons, and low cal real bacon bits. I know croutons and bacon bits add calories and I have heard choose either the croutons, bacon, or cheese..but just one thing and not all..so far the salads have been very light in calories and I can eat alot of it.

Small daily steps!
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NOSKINNY's Photo NOSKINNY SparkPoints: (9,828)
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5/12/09 12:54 P

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I like this one:

http://www.webmd.com/diet/food-fitness-p
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5/12/09 11:33 A

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Use SparkRecipes! It's another part of sparkpeople, and it's great.

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5/12/09 11:25 A

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Streetdancer:
Where did you find a recipe analyzer? That sounds like something that would be extremely helpful as I love to coook.

Thanks,
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5/10/09 11:53 P

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Avocadoes, are much better than mayo!
1 slice on the sandwich or salad, the rest into a sandwich bag. It has lots of healthy fats, so it's healthier than Mayo which is saturated fat from the eggs.
Avocado--3 mg of salt; mayo has 105 mg.(1 slice)
Avocado--0 cholesterol; mayo has 4 mg (1 Tablespoon)
Avocado lowers cholesterol, the potassium helps lower blood pressure and the fat is monounsaturated. It's VERY healthy.


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5/10/09 11:09 P

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Here's a seasoning by McCormick (my favorite)
0 fat!

Nutrition Facts
Seasoning, guacamole, spicy, Great, dry mix, 15 caloriesServing Size (2 teaspoon)

Calories 15 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%


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DENA914's Photo DENA914 Posts: 67
5/10/09 10:37 P

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substituting mayonnaise for 1/4 avocado is the best trick on a sandwich for those of you loving mayo. I never miss mayo when I use avo.

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5/10/09 10:36 P

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I get my sweets/chocolate kick by eating a Fudgesicle each day. The brand I like, Deluxe Ice Cream Company of Oregon, has Fudge bars that are:

One bar is 90 calories, NO FAT!, 20 g carbs, and 75 mg sodium. It even has 2 g of protein.

I like Quaker Chocolate rice cakes, too, but they're so good that if I buy the bigger bag, I'll eat them all! I could, I suppose, put them in individual sandwich bags, and put them in the freezer (so they're not easily accessible). Do you think it would work? emoticon

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5/10/09 9:35 P

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Here's an article from WebMD about healthy fats:
www.webmd.com/food-recipes/nutrition
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abels-9/good-fats-bad-fats?page=2


I love webmd.com There is a whole site about the calorie contents/fat contents/protein, etc. (e.g., the food labels). I write down the content and portion of my favorite foods so I can keep track of what I eat (without looking it up every time) and know which foods are healthy to switch to that I also like. Here's that link:



www.webmd.com/diet/food-fitness-plan
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5/10/09 6:26 P

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I know what you mean. I have a chocolate loaf cake recipe that I just love. I expected that without icing the cake would not be too bad nutrition-wise, but when I loaded the recipe into a recipe nutrition analyzer I found that each slice was almost 500 calories!

It saddens me, but now I am inspired to see if I can lighten up the recipe.

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5/10/09 5:35 P

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I had my first calorie shocker this week when I went to Panera Bread for breakfast. The cinnamon crunch bagel w/o anything on it was 410 cal and 8 fat. The hot chocolate was 370 cal and 15 fat. I didn't find out until after I had eaten what the totals were so needless to say I was hungry the rest of the day trying to keep my calories in balance. emoticon

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5/10/09 11:41 A

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For my speech class in college, I did a speech on this. I bought a tuna sandwich from Quiznos and asked everyone to guess how much calories was in it. Everyone guessed around 200-500 calories and their jaws dropped when I told them it was 1,400 calories :)

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One of the most disappointing "sticker shocks" I ever had was the calorie and fat content of the salads at Panera Bread. I have always known that just because something is a salad doesn't mean it's "healthy" - but the nutritional information just floored me. I love their Fuji Apple Chicken Salad - but it has 520 calories and 30 grams of fat!! Most things at Panera are very high calorie and high fat - though they do have wonderful soups that are lower in fat and calories. That is always the safest bet for me when going there. (I have to eat out a lot.)

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5/8/09 4:25 P

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I'm not a really big sweets eater (I generally prefer salty snacks) but when I get the craving it hits me hard! I've started buying extra halloween candy when that time of year rolls around. Then when I get the craving for something sweet I have 1. It helps get rid of the craving without overdoing it on the calories.

My problem with sticker shock comes more from sodium content. I love tomato soup. Figured it was a pretty healthy choice. Until my husband was put on a low sodium diet due to high blood pressure and starting checking the sodium levels of everything... 1 can has 110% of the daily sodium level! Yikes!

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5/8/09 8:11 A

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Cleo, avocados are one of those super foods that actually improve your health! Just cut back on something that isn't as important in your diet, or make a lower calorie substitution. Good for you for liking yummy and healthy foods! I'll bet you have nice skin...

I am 5'8" with an athletic build and working hard to make the best of it!
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5/7/09 8:20 P

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Yay! I get to eat avocados!

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.



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5/7/09 5:28 P

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Eat those avocados! They are so good for you that they are totally worth the calories and fat. Find a way to fit them in, especially if you are craving them...
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Ok...so maybe someone here can help me out with this problem.

I love avocados! They are FULL of stuff that's good for you...but it comes at a price. 250 calories/23 grams of fat per avocado. Do I make the trade off for nutrients and sacrifice my totals for the day?

...My plan has been to hide from avocados until I get closer to my goal...but I miss them.

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.



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5/7/09 10:32 A

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I have been trying to move towards lower calorie, lower fat food but there are some of my favorites that are high and I just can't face giving them up forever. So I get myself VERY good chocolate for a treat and eat it VERY slowly, enjoying every morsel with NO guilt. Often I can be satisfied with less. Same with ice cream, I'd rather have a little bit of the premium good stuff than a lot of the low calorie substitutes. Sometimes I tell myself I can eat anything I want as long as I get the five to nine fruits/vegetables in. By the time I do that I am often no longer hungry. I'm not good at depriving myself so I try to look at this new way of eating as something added, something positive. It's not so much about what I'm NOT eating and more about what I AM eating, more fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, healthy protein and fats. I focus on that and not what I'm 'not allowed' to eat.

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I totally know what you mean. This whole first week I have been saying to myself "Woah that has A LOT of calories!!" It literally floors me how many calories I must have been eating before.... no wonder I gained weight LOL

The thing that surprised me the most is ice cream. Such a lil serving for so many calories! I've always known how many calories are in it but I have never actually measured out a portion.

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We cooked a healthy version of chicken parmesan a couple nights ago, and my hubby picked up Cole's Garlic Toast to go with it. The slices are pretty small, and I love garlic bread, so I took two. I usually track my calories AFTER I eat, so I went back to the kitchen to check the nutrients to log on Sparkpeople.

ONE slice was 120 calories and 7 grams of fat, not to mention there wasn't much positive nutritional value to balance it out!!!

I knew the garlic toast wasn't going to be the poster child of healthiness, but I expected for such small slices it wouldn't be so unhealthy!

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5/7/09 8:20 A

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I had an eye openening experience last night. My dh bought me a Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bar. I had the calories left over and was really craving one. So, I looked it up online, and it seemed like it would have around 200 calories for the whole bar. Well, it was wrong, because after we ate the bar,(I shared) I looked at the calories to double check, and it was 500 calories for the bar!!!! I am sure that I checked the serving size, so it must have been the site, but man o man! I had that much left over in the grace range of my calories, but that's what i call sticker shock! lol I don't usually have calories left over like that, but still, I will find a lesser calorie chocolate bar for my next splurge...

Any one else have a sticker shock! Warn us... lol

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