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i plan on losing some pounds along with the biggest loser TV show<br>
goal is to lose 2+ jean sizes ( the seasons are usually 17 weeks )<br><br>
shopping list :<br>
green tea<br>
silk ( light)<br>
quinoa<br>
lentils<br>
tofu<br>
oatmeal<br>
almonds<br>
frozen- mangos,blueberries,strawberries<br>
apples /grapes<br>
tofurkey deli meat<br>
morning star chicken patties /ground beef /veggie burgers<br>
organic salad mix<br>
lipton side dishes<br>
couscous<br>
yams<br>
eggwhites<br>
greek yogurt<br>
pita bread<br>
whole wheat pancake mix<br>
brown rice<br>
baby carrots<br>
celery<br>
5 pound bag of california blen mixed veggie<br>
strifry bottle blend<br>
collard greens<br>
100 calorie buns<br>
diet soda<br>
salsa<br>
penne pasta<br>
mushrooms<br>
egg plant<br>
zucchini<br>
black beans/redbeans<br>
chilli powder<br>
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workout ...<br>
yoga booty ballet<br>
turbo jams<br>
9 miles a week<br>
in combination with a 1,300-1,4000 calorie diet
 

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Looks like you are aiming for a lot of nutrient dense foods, which is good. Just make sure that amount of calories is enough to sustain yourself for that kind of intense workout.
 

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the list looks good except for the lipton sides and the processed fake meat. Just be sure to use those sparingly. Good luck on your weight loss.
 

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thanks alot ladies !!<br>
ive gained 20 pounds since giving meat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br>
im just trying to figure out a healther way to eat<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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the list looks good except for the lipton sides and the processed fake meat. Just be sure to use those sparingly. Good luck on your weight loss.</div>
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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Photojess</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2987362"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
the list looks good except for the lipton sides and the processed fake meat. Just be sure to use those sparingly. Good luck on your weight loss.</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> agree
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Photojess</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2987362"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
the list looks good except for the lipton sides and the processed fake meat. Just be sure to use those sparingly. Good luck on your weight loss.</div>
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These items are high in sodium, which can make you retain water and slow your weight loss progress. Not to mention, the Lipton stuff is full of preservatives and refined stuff that won't leave you feeling very good or energetic if you plan to get active.
 

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What would be some easy and cheap side dishes instead of the lipton rice and noddle packs ?
 

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What would be some easy and cheap side dishes instead of the lipton rice and noddle packs ?</div>
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buy brown rice and make it in bulk, portion it out and then season it to suit the meal you are eating, also steamed veggies, roasted veggies, plain baked potatoes....
 

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^^ Yep. The processed stuff is great from time to time when you don't have the time or energy to cook, but it's definitely not what you want to eat the majority of the time. Even if it's low calorie or something, that doesn't necessarily mean it's <i>good</i> for you. Keeping some cooked brown rice in the fridge is an excellent idea. One of my favorite easy meals is some steamed or stir fried veggies and beans or tofu over rice. Quick, easy, and I control the salt, fat, calories, etc.
 

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even instant brown rice has the same nutritional value as long cooked rice, since it has been par boiled then dehydrated. Mix that with chunky salsa, some cumin and chili powder either as a side dish or as a stuffed pepper filling.
 

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You all given me some wonderful ideas !!<br>
im going shopping in the morning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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ive never tried instant rice .. is it mushy ?<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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even instant brown rice has the same nutritional value as long cooked rice, since it has been par boiled then dehydrated. Mix that with chunky salsa, some cumin and chili powder either as a side dish or as a stuffed pepper filling.</div>
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no it's not mushy, and you cook it for a few minutes, then let it sit in the pot for like 10 more minutes off the heat. It's not as chewy as reg brown rice, but definately not mushy. YOu use a 1:1 ratio of water and rice.
 

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<a href="http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Pasta-with-Lentil-Bolognese-239172" target="_blank">http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...lognese-239172</a><br><br>
That is one of my staples, a red lentil bolognese. The only oil in it is at the beginning to fry the onions/garlic etc and it is not that much anyway. You can leave the cheese out. I always add a teaspoon of oregano to the herb mix, and have if on wholewheat pasta, or even brown rice.
 

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I have cut out the processed food ( mostly following the eat to live program ) and im starving<br>
how long does it take to get used to a life without junk ?
 

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i dont remember! are you eating enough calories? It doesn't sound like it. what's your day's worth of food look like? if you are truly hungry, then eat a small portion, and drink a glass of water. Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? that will help you stay fuller longer. Many times hunger is really thirst, which is why I suggested the glass. Make some hummus, and have some carrots or cucumbers with it.
 

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My sister (who has always had more weight issues than I but now that I'm in my 50's I'm having trouble keeping my weight down) pointed out that regular green salads made with lettuce, no matter what else I put into them, won't always keep me feeling full (and therefore I tend to snack on junk food, which caused me to gain some weight this year). She recommended buying cabbages, both green and purple, and using that instead of lettuce as the base for salads. Cabbage makes you feel fuller. Make a coleslaw with the cabbages and it will keep for a week in the fridge. Season it as you would a regular green salad, with a low fat vinaigrette. Keep it in the fridge without seasoning it first and it will keep longer because it won't get soggy. Add julienned carrots and whatever else you want.<br><br>
Some stores such as Trader Joe's actually sell bags of broccoli slaw which make it easier to make this type of salad.
 

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my Typical day on plan ::<br>
am . ceral 210 calories , almond milk 60 calories<br>
mild day : 1 pound salad , 2 peaches and 1/2 beans on salad<br>
snack: 1/2 pound of carots with 4 tablespoons of hummus ... green smoothes .. 1 cup spinach. 1/2 blueberries,1/2 mango, 1 cup of almond milk<br>
dinner 1 soy burger .. huge salad 1/2 cup of beans and a huge apple<br><br>
so far ive lost 5 pounds this week !!<br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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i dont remember! are you eating enough calories? It doesn't sound like it. what's your day's worth of food look like? if you are truly hungry, then eat a small portion, and drink a glass of water. Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? that will help you stay fuller longer. Many times hunger is really thirst, which is why I suggested the glass. Make some hummus, and have some carrots or cucumbers with it.</div>
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I'd say not enough calories. You're not eating enough carbs, like dense veggies like potatoes or sweet potatoes, or grains, or any other variety of cooked vegetables. You didn't say if you're doing raw, I don't think, (did you?) How about broccoli, peas, edemame, corn, green beans, pasta/sauce...etc<br><br>
The big salads you're eating aren't calorie heavy, unless you're adding salad dressings to them. 5 pounds is an awful lot to lose in one week, unless you've gone from like 6000 calories down to 1500. Do you make stews or chilis or pastas, or wraps. How about some bean burritos loaded with spinach and tomatoes and salsa?
 

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I've been doing the eat to live plan ..<br>
you have given me some good ideas about stews and wraps !!<br>
ive been pretty much living off raw veggies/ beans and fruits with no dressings ....<br>
usually im just a standard veggie ( i eat dairy and eggs )<br>
but im trying to drop alot of weight by my 28th birthday<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I'd say not enough calories. You're not eating enough carbs, like dense veggies like potatoes or sweet potatoes, or grains, or any other variety of cooked vegetables. You didn't say if you're doing raw, I don't think, (did you?) How about broccoli, peas, edemame, corn, green beans, pasta/sauce...etc<br><br>
The big salads you're eating aren't calorie heavy, unless you're adding salad dressings to them. 5 pounds is an awful lot to lose in one week, unless you've gone from like 6000 calories down to 1500. Do you make stews or chilis or pastas, or wraps. How about some bean burritos loaded with spinach and tomatoes and salsa?</div>
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