NVM link doesn't work.Here:Spinach, Roasted Tomato, Feta & Egg WrapServing Size (g) 144Amt Per ServingCalories 240Fat Calories 90Total Fat (g) 10Saturated Fat (g) 3.5Trans Fat (g) 0Cholesterol (mg) 140Sodium (mg) 730Total Carbohydrates (g) 29Fiber (g) 7Sugars (g) 3Protein (g) 13Vitamin A 50 %Vitamin C 20 %Calcium 10 %Iron 15 %
Fried egg sandwich on Zeke toast
I'm sitting here with a Breakstones Cottage Double, cottage cheese and pinapple, 130 calories, 2gms fat, 11grams protein, and i'm TRYING to like it, this is my first stab at cottage cheese since I was a kid.So far, mehhhh.
Try the one with the peaches... If you like peaches that is. I was alittle skeptical about cottage abnd fruit together. I like them seperate but I was late to work one morning and grabbed the one with the peaches and it was pretty good!
the pineapple is getting me through it I think i like the cheese curd, but the wet slop tastes weird and texture is weird, and the pineapple is good. I bought just one this trip, I'll try peaches next time.
I agree with arem86 cottage cheese and peaches are the best.I buy the peaches in a can with splenda. You really don't need more than 1/2 cup as a serving of cottage cheese then add a bit of the syrup from the can and voila, a great protein treat.
I've put the kybosh on splenda but maybe i'll buy some real peaches or just do blueberries I like them and they have fiber too.
I know it isn't the best But I can NEVER find good fresh fruit around here. I grew up on a farm and I used to pick the fruit straight off the tree. Man, you have never had a peach or a nectarine until it has come off the tree with your own hand in the middle of summer. Those were the days.I've had fruit go bad while it waited in a brown paper bag waiting to ripen. It's just easier and seems the lesser (sp?)of the evils when buying canned fruit. Heavy syrup - lite syrup - splenda syrup. Whata ya gonna do?
cottage chs + blueberries + walnuts = heaven
If you like savory, try it with a couple of T. of salsa on top. 10 calories for 2 T. of salsa.
I'm not a salsa eater, i did try some withpepper and didn't seem to like that better. I think I can acquire a taste for it, i keep telling myself, THIS IS CHEESE!!!!!!!So far I feel full because its killed my apetite :-):-)
You are better off with plain yogurt with fruit and cottage cheese mixed in. Sprinkle in a bit of cinnamon and/or squeeze a bit of lime juice for more zing. Then you get the benefit of the cottage cheese without the strong flavor.I used to eat those cottage cheese doubles too but check your ingredient list, HFCS added.
you are right, it has hfcs in the pineapple Balls!I didn't read the label that closely.Oh well, i'm glad I didn't love it now.
Lol, I DID love those goopy things. But now that I am used to fresh fruit, I don't even want anything like that!Granola is good mixed in to fyi, and a great way to add extra fiber.
I have a box of grapenuts killing space in my desk drawer.
Yes! I have those at the office too. Awesome in a yogurt, fruit, cottage cheese mix.And know what's kinda weird? They are a great soup topper. Like on tomato or squash, just sprinkle some on.
It's better, I think, if you add something with a non mushy texture to it.Peaches, blueberries, trail mix, almonds, cereal.It makes it easier to lose the disturbing resiliance of every little squeaky curd in an over-all mash of deliciousness.Two weeks ago I resolved to develop the taste for cottage cheese. All it took was adding cinnamon, almonds, and berries. Now I've even appreciated that it's a little bit salty instead of sour, like yogurt.And I like the protein.
Hmm, has anyone tried cottage cheese mixed with tuna (kind of like tuna salad, but without the mayo)? I LOVE tuna salad!
No, but that's a great idea.
Yes, I'll put a scoop of tuna salad on top of low-fat cottage cheese, which is on top of lettuce. Add some tomato wedges and cucumber spears and it's a lovely 'diet' plate.
So, do you still use the mayo in the tuna salad, or is it just tuna on top of the cottage cheese?I think I'm definitely going to try this out!
No, I use fat-free ranch dressing instead of mayo. Tuna (or canned chicken or turkey, sometimes even salmon), chopped onion and celery, salad spices (McCormack) and the ranch dressing to bind it together. Great in wraps too. And I can use a large can and have enough for several days. So easy.
non-fat yogurt is also a good substitute for mayo in tuna salad.
I used to eat this mixed with chopped apples, celery, and sometimes nuts. Really good.
seems to be a big taste difference between types of cottage cheese. I tried Land o Lakes 1% fat and liked it. Today I tried Nancy's brand and could hardly choke it down. It is way too sour for me.
had a similar experience with Nancy's but I do like Nancy's plain yogurt. Breakstones is also a good brand.
yougurt and berries and a half an english muffin with a smidge of butter (when I say a smidge, I mean a smidge)later I'll have a hard boiled egg and some raw veg
Yum! -large iced coffee (13 oz. coffee/ice and 3 oz. whole milk)-1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese with pineapple-1 cup blueberries
cottage cheese and coffee followed immediately by my "second breakfast" - oatmeallol, it was just sitting on my desk and I couldn't resist!
I had a whole grain Thomas' english muffin topped with pb and a banana.
I'm pissy today because I forgot to schedule my appointment with the gym daycare last night, and when I called this morning, they were booked.So I missed Spinning, :o(I haven't eaten yet, but I think breakfast will be cottage cheese and peaches, with a Kashi waffle topped in fresh berries. Maybe some scrambled eggbeaters and salsa if I'm still hungry, which I doubt I will be.
Two scramby eggs and a 10 oz. OJ. I'll have instant oatmeal around 10.
Honey Bunches of Oats with almonds... 3/4 cup cereal, 1/2 cup skim milkcal-170cal from fat-259% of my sodium, 8% of potassium, 10% of carbs, 8% of fiber, vitamin a 20%, calcium 15%, iron 60%, vit d 25%, and all the other important ones ranging between 25 and 35%, except folic acid 50%. And the magnesium, zinc and copper, 8,6 and 4% respectively. And after I cut the grass with a push mower with out the transmission help, and week wacked, a huge glass of iced tea diluted to about 1/2 the normal strength and a cup of lowfat strawberry yogurt with fresh strawberries. And it's supposed to be 98 here today, so maybe I'll sweat off another few pounds.
Turkey on TJ's flatbread with romaine, roma, hummus, low fat mozzarella, and a drizzle of TJ's champagne pear dressing. Two cups coffee and a glass of Mango Naked.I drank my dinner last night so I am pretty hungry today!
so far, coffee and ww toast w/pb
heyyyyyyyyyyyyy stranger. nice to see you!
thanks! I took the kids on an extended vacation to see the family.
you are back! I missed you!
thanks Amanda! I missed you too. Anything exciting happen while I was gone?
um not really bob and b-t had a little tiff...it was funny. But that's all I can think of.
:) don't they have a little tiff everytime they "communicate"?
yeah but it never stops being funny :)
hey, I was wondering where you went I asked about you the other day. Glad to see you back!! :)
Since my dh was gone, I took an extended "vacation" to see my family. Thanks for asking.
Can you just have a 2nd breakfast later in the morning if you are hungry? Maybe add a yogurt (FiberOne has 80 calories and high fiber) and some fruit. Or if your sodium levels aren't too high, add 8 oz of V8 juice so you get some veggies in there. Try a bowl of oatmeal. If you by the instant and make 1/3 cup you'll be adding good fiber which will help the plumbing.Try making an omelete in the morning and add mushrooms, spinach a bit of low-fat cheese.Did she talk with you about meal balance? Mine suggested at least three food groups in every meal. Make sure you get your protein, add fiber rich foods like beans, green veggies, oatmeal and of course fruits and veggies.
Not supposed to have oatmeal... I asked about oatmeal because I do like that and in the little packets it's only 130 calories...however, she said oatmeal is a carb and to try and stay away from those for 2 weeks at least. I could easily eat fruit, but Im still supposed to only have 2 pieces a day and I like to eat those at night for a snack...since popcorn is now off limits!
That is strange I'm with kripp - is she a registered dietician? Those little packets of oatmeal have a lot of sugar in them. That's why I recommend cooking your own. I've gotten to the point where I don't need milk or sugar in my oatmeal.I would add non-fat cottage cheese if you can eat that as well as break down your fruit into four servings. 1/2 banana in morning and the other half at night. 1/2 apple for snack and the other half for lunch. You get the idea. Sounds like you'll be eating lots of veggies and protein. You'll have to get creative about breakfast and eat some foods you wouldn't normally think of as "breakfast" foods.
yeah I like regular oats a bit of nonfat milk, some splenda or unsweetened applesauce for fruitiness in it, mmmm tasty!
what about dairy? Why did you go to this nutritionist? Is he/she a certified dietitian, or just a nutritionist? Did you know anyone can call themself a nutritionist without any kind of training; it is kind of a bogus term. It's hard for me to believe that anyone with training would:1.) Recommend that you increase your calorie intake while simultaneously eliminating an entire source of calories from your diet.2.) Not give you some suggestions for what you should be eating to hit your calorie targets.Anyway, how about making an omelet with lots of veggies and some reduced-fat cheese for breakfast?Instead of adding 200 calories to your lunch, maybe you could have a 3 p.m. snack of an apple and some almonds.What are you eating for dinner?
She is licensed... She is a licensed dietician and nutritionist and she is employeed through the grocery store here. I was eating healthy previously but found I wasn't losing weight (and believe me, I have it to lose) so she suggested cutting out carbs to see if that would jump start my body. I go back next Friday to see how Im doing so Im going to have her give me more specific foods to eat.She did suggest nuts as a snack, but since Im only allowed to have 200 calories, that's like 6 walnuts if that! Id rather not eat it at all then tempt myself with just a few.Last night for dinner I had chicken and half a cup of corn. It wasn't 500, but since I can't have baked potatos, and God forbid rice, I didn't really have anything else to eat with it!
don't be afraid to ask her what her specialties are. dietitians are like doctors you know. and they can design a program based on your likes, dislikes and needs too. many also have their "specialties". oh and ask LOTS of questions, hehe.
Keep in mind, too, with the economy the way it is, and the price of meat and eggs skyrocketing, if she's employed by the grocery store, she may also have ulterior motive.Now, I know it sounds like a conspiracy theory, but who can say for sure that she's not encouraged to suggest staying away from cheaper foods like fruit and grains in favor of meats and eggs, which would also pad the pockets of the grocery store?Frankly, I would get a second opinion. I'm not usually as much of a conspiracy theorist, but it really doesn't sound like she gave you much useful information if you don't even know what to eat to meet the recommendations she made.
I think the OP mentioned it was just for a couple of weeks to kick start her weight loss. My question though is what happens after the two weeks. Will she then give some meal suggestions to incorporate healthy grains into the diet?I'm not big on totally restricting certain foods from the diet. I think all food is good in moderation. (I'm not speaking of Hostess Ding Dong or Suze-Q foods) Whole grains, dairy, veggies, fruits, protein should all be used in moderation for a healthy diet. (Not speaking for vegans here either.)
Wait, you mean... Suze-Q doesn't qualify as a whole grain?? Damn! I've been doing this all wrong.(*wink* Just kidding)Well, that's just it. I know different things work for different people, but the idea that a professional expert would completely rule out an entire nutritional food group (or two, even!) just kind of seems...weird. Especially without outlining a future plan for when that trial period is over. Maybe she didn't want to overwhelm, I don't know.
well it kind of sounds like this person is specializing in a specific food plan. Maybe the store is promoting a specific one (i.e. south beach promoted or atkins or something), you know how brands promote their product by sending in an expert to say here use our stuff for x number of weeks and lose x number of pounds? Thats kind of how it sounds. Usually they just go by a persons generic BMI and stats (age) and hand out a generic plan. It's kind of a crappy marketing tactic. I hope that's not what it is.
Good point It is rather suspect.I've never heard of an in-store dietician either.
you'll get more nuts than you think try almonds and pistachios. I think you get about 25 of each (not sure; you'll have to read labels) for about 200 calories. It may not sound like a lot, but it will make you full. Plus, it will get you started reading labels and measuring out your own portion sizes, which is a big step toward weight loss.Other ideas: try beans as side dishes or to add to salads. Look for veggie-based soups to add to your lunch.
Thank you... For all of the helpful suggestions. I really went to her to just get a range of how many calories I should be eating a day and where they should be coming from. My friend is currently doing weight watchers and has dropped over 60lbs. I wanted to give this at least a 2 week try but I think I may switch to that...she can eat whatever she wants, but in moderation and that is the way I always thought it was supposed to go too.Im just having a hard time because I thought I was eating healthy to start with and wasn't losing the weight. My nutritionist also told me not to overthink it, which I know is a BIG problem. It's just when you've struggled with weight loss your whole life it's hard for it not to consume your thoughts.Im going to keep plugging away at it though...I graduate college in a year and I'd like to be about 160 by then!
Omelettes Add whatever you want to get you up to 300 cals. Veggies, lean meats and a bit of cheese.When only eating 3 meals a day, I don't understand why a nutritionist wouldn't tell you to make your breakfast the bigger meal of the day.I'd be STARVING by lunch if my breakfast was only 300 calories and no snacks!
Not really starving I told her Im not a breakfast eater, I'd prefer to just chew gum until 1 when I eat lunch. I think that may be why the amount is lower in the morning...Im most hungry at night, when you're not supposed to eat...go figure :-)
I was never really a breakfast eater either. However, in order to jump start your metabolism you must eat. In fact you have to eat often. I was working out heavily without any weight loss. This time of year because of the heat I'm not really that hungry. However, in order to keep the metabolism furnace burning you have to feed it.I eat very small meals often throughout the day - even when I'm not hungry. Because I'm not really hungry I don't overeat. It is those days when I am thrown off my schedule and don't eat anything that I will get the binge urge. Believe me, when you aren't hungry - 6 walnuts or 6 almonds is plenty to keep you going until the next meal.
you could be hungry at night because you don't eat breakfasthave you noticed any difference in your night hunger since you started eating breakfast with this plan or is it too soon to tell?
IMO and I'm not a diet person employed by a supermarket, so.You're probably gonna have to break the lunch and dinner up into 2 equally portioned meals (250 cals each). Much easier to achieve the calorie range for the day that way.But, giving advice on your diet means nothing if we don't know what you do for exercise as the two go hand in hand.
1300 cals/day!! Not knowing the details of you or your life, I'm guessing that you'll be starving before long. If you're doing any type of regular exercise and you're not completely sedentary otherwise (and you're taller than 4'8 or so),this is simply not enough fuel to get you through a day.Plus, the poster who noted that the "nutritionist" may have a bias (a tie in to some "program") has an excellent point.
What are your stats? i am going to speculate that you are not eating enough. This "registered" dietician sounds like an uneducated, info-mercial. Dropping out your carbs like that will produce weight lost, initially, bc of water weight you just cut out. Carbs are the most water-dense foods, so cutting them out, cuts out water too. No healthy diet would ever tell you to limit your fruit. Plain oatmeal is a choice for breakfast, w/ some eggs. I wouldn't suggest going back to that nutritionist.
My stats are I am 27. Im 5'7" and as of this morning I was 217lbs. I hope I didn't portray her in a bad way because she was a very nice woman. I think she told me to try and eliminate carbs as much as possible because I was already eating healthy but wasn't seeing any weight loss on the scale. I know I have to exercise as well, but I am taking a night class 4 nights a week for 3 hours after work and it doesn't leave me with much time/energy to do anything. Fortunately, I only have 3 weeks left of class so once that is over I will be taking nightly walks. I just wanted a diet that could help me lose a few pounds before I was able to incorporate exercise.
I would up the cals... Well I do think you are under eating. I would recommend a range more in the 1800-2000 for cals. I'm not suggesting you go hog wild on the carbs, but I do feel you need to eat more of them.
beans and other legumes or a small serving of avocado.For breakfast try an omelet like UrJustADayLate says.Cottage cheese and yogurt don't have large amounts of carbs in them so they should be okay as long as the yogurt isn't sweetened with sugar.
For lunch how about a chef salad with a premeasured about of dressing (with good healthy oils in it?)
I dunno I might try sauteeing them with shallots or something and putting them on a spinach salad or something after.
maybe some artichoke hearts, lemon juice, a pinch of some italian herbs, diced onion, minced garlic, maybe even diced tomato and serve it over your favorite whole grain (wheat pasta, couscous, brown rice).
that sounds delicious!
sometimes I add white wine to it if I am entertaining. But otherwise I don't because some people don't enjoy that flavor.
Fiber one bran cereal is a good sub for breading http://www.hungry-girl.com/chew/chewdetails.php?isid=1469This link is for the guilt free "bloomin onion" but the fiber one breading technique probably could be used for calamari as well, if you're craving crunchy.
i love that site. I read it all the time :D
How about making a Thai vegetable curry then put the calamari rings in just long enough to cook them? (Too long and they'll go tough.)
Never had one. I broke my wrist in kindergarten, and my son broke my nose last year, but those are the worst injuries I've ever had.OH! WAIT!When I was 13, I was building an amazing triatheltic gym for my cat. (Hey, you didn't say it had to be an athletic activity *WE* were doing)I had this awesome cardboard box, and was cutting holes in it for the cat to springboard from, and using the scissors to poke holes in the roof to suspend his trapeze (he was a very athletic kitty). The phone rang, and I put my materials on the top of the box, and went to answer it. When I came back, Kitty had knocked my stuff off onto the floor and was laying on the top of the box. I wasn't looking, andRiiIiiIiiiiiiiP!"Scissors right through my foot.8 stitches on the top, 10 on the bottom.Damn cat stayed lazy for the rest of the summer. No freakin' trapeze for him.
Oh my gosh! OUCH!
Raquetball When I was 19 I through my shoulder out. I've had problems with it ever since.It's badminton for this girl now.
threw not through. geez
I fell off an elliptical and whanged my head on a wall pretty bad.And the first time I did cardio kickboxing, I fell through a wall. I have not done it since.Also, I partially dislocated my shoulder doing yoga. That was pretty shocking to the teacher, as the position didn't require anything with the arms or putting weight on the arms or stress on the shoulders.
nothing major During a three-legged race, my partner fell on me whilst my ankle was not in a favorable position. I think I was in third grade. A very burly fifth grade teacher had to carry me in to the nurse's office; I couldn't even hop along over there. It was just a bad sprain.I've definitely had worse injuries that did not occur from athletic activity. I messed up my ankle wearing stupid shoes while I was training for my half marathon this winter, and I had to run for two weeks with my foot so inflexible, whenever I ran up anything with a hint of an incline, I would stop and cry.
Torn ACL and MCL Soccer and VolleyballHence why I'm here now... haha!
My worst injury was tearing a tendon in my knee doing the long jump in gym class in high school.Does it count if I injured someone else during an athletic activity?? My brother (at age 7) and I (at age 6) were riding bikes in the park. We were racing and he was just starting to pull ahead of me, so I pushed him. He fell to the side and broke his arm. It's been 20 years and he still doesn't let me forget it.
LOL - I ran over my brother when I was riding a bike. Poor guy, he was just walking down the road.
broke my knee playing kickball at 12 or 13.was still on crutches when school started -and my school had 4 stories, no elevators, 6 periods a day. i spent most of the first part of that semester hopping up and down stairs instead of being in class.
athletic injury um...I don't know...maybe my trampoline incident and breaking my thumb.
Toe dislocation/fracture in intramural soccer (not wearing cleats, bad idea)I've been lurking for a little over 2 weeks, but am still not ready to officially come out of hiding, I just like talking about my brutal toe injury, which still hurts after half a year! :P
yikes! that sounds painfulhappy delurking!
hap ... py partial delurking on the down-low :)
happy unofficial delurking
thanks y'all! I'll probably reveal more of myself as time goes on. LOVE the forum, am completely addicted... it really helps me keep motivated. Thanks again!
Here we go... I think I'll start with skiing. I was about 15 and not a good skier. It was up in Pennsylvania and it was warming up during the day to about 40 and then at night when the temps dropped the slopes would freeze over. So just about my last run of the night I decided to try a harder slope. Didn't know about the slopes freezing over, again not a good skier. And to make it worse, PA is known for it's chalets placements...at the bottom of the hills. So just in case you can't see where this is going, I couldn't stop due to the ice, I was going very fast due to the ice, and I didn't want to fall and break a leg on ice, so I ran face first into the building. I broke my nose in 3 different places, sprained my wrist, needed surgery on the nose. This was the worst at the time, it doesn't bother me now. The worst overall was the knee injuries because 19 years later and they still affect me. But I'm not even getting into the many other injuries.
Stress fracture in my heel, sophomore year of high school. My cross country coach at the time kept telling me to "just put some ice on it" and I ended up running 3 races on it before getting it looked at. I was out the rest of the season.
More from recreational than athletic activity My only athletic activity is running, and from that I've had overworked knees, blisters and dehydrationFrom recreational activity, though, I had my first sutures - a front wheel fractured on my bike when I was a teenager, sending me over the handlebars and puncturing a leg.A car accident produced my first surgery, on a knee.The most crippling incidents came from agricultural work and volunteer home rebuilding...two back injuries.Geeze, reading this, I don't seem as lucky as I usually claim to be!
This thread is useless w/o pictures!
head lac and (still present) hematoma I was thrown from a horse and ended up underneath a VW Rabbit.Lots of stitches and half a shaved head .Even though it was over 25 years ago, I still have the significant hematoma on my L hip (though now it is more fibrous than "hema").
Oh my! How awful! I was on a horse in the mountains in CO quite a while back and a horrible storm came rolling through. My horse was terrified of the lightening and thunder he was going crazy. He ended up running my into a low tree and I suffered horrible cuts on my face and arms (no scars or permanent damage though). Then the challenge was going back down the mountain after the storm. It was sooo steep and muddy, I was bleeding all over and balling like crazy.I know this incident shouldn't ruin any future encounters with horses, but I have to say I freaked out a little when my daughter rode a pony at the local fair 2 years ago.
Tore MCL in Right Knee... my soph year in high school. We were practicing 2 days b4 the season started, and one of our linemen fell on the outside of my right knee, causing it to bend to the inside. Out for the season :(
I guess the one that sucked the most was the three broken ribs during jiu jitsu. Some clumsy oaf crashed down on me and slid off my rib cage and there was an audible "pop pop pop" slick and wet sounds... gross.Anyway, the next 6 weeks were hell. Little things like bowel movements, bathing, dressing yourself, breathing, sneezing (god forbid) and yeah... moving in general... were like acts of torture.
broke both of my wrists at the same time after running into someone on my bike. That person ran into someone and her bike swung right in front of my. I went over my handlebars and tried to catch myself with my hands instinctively--they both broke... The fun part is trying to get off the hot road because there is a car coming when you can't use your arms to push yourself up.
Dislocated both knees. At different times. Torn ACL in my left knee was probably the worst. Although I did tear cartilege in my right knee. Physical Therapy is brutal!I completely skinned my entire left thigh rollerblading. That was *fun*. I passed out at the pharmacy from the pain trying to get more bandages and stuff.
Mmm, yeah I was run over by a car a couple years back. It was drinking related and not activity related, but I skinned up both of my arms. That is some serious pain! Especially trying to remove clothing that is laying overtop the open wound... ouch!
hit by a car while walking.. broken shoulder, broken skull, pulmonary contusion, leg contusion/nerve damage/muscle tears, brain hemorrhage, and various lacerations and bruising.
Holy crapass. You win. It sounds like a 'thankful I'm alive' type scenario. Jeeez.
ha, thankful for that and for morphine