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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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In need of some advice.

The wife decided "we" need to lose some weight. I do most, if not all the cooking. Anyone have any suggestions on what to include in our weekly menu and what to stay away from? I know fried foods are bad, but are there any "extras" that are just as bad? Smaller portions will be the first thing I start on, but cooking for two, it's tough.

BTW...I know the diet is only part of it...more exercise was also mentioned.

Why do they call it common sense when it is so rare.
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The more refined the carbs are the worse they are for you. White bread, white rice, sugar etc. I do not subscribe to the diets that are all protein, no carb, paleo take your pick. Stick with a diet that matches your activity level (protein, fat and carbs) minimizes refined carbs and desserts and booze and all pop.
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first thing- do not diet. It's all about balanced, healthy eating. Break your daily eating routine into 5 to 6 smaller meals incorporating all major food groups. Make sure you know how to read food labels and look into calorie counting for the first few weeks to get an idea of how many calories are in particular food items. Most of your daily volume should come from fruits and vegetables. I like frozen better in that you get the same nutrition and it lasts longer- just make sure they don't throw in tons of preservatives in the products you are buying(although they won't add calories). Great food items to use for snacks and meals include greek yogurt, peanut butter (1 serving a day), Quinoa, all legumes, egg beater/egg white subsitute; whole grain tortillas, reduced fat and fat free cheese; cottage cheese; protein powder, ground turkey- extra lean and tuna fish. Limit red meat intake to one day a week and try to get fish two to 3 times. If you find yourself eating more later in the day you need to recognize this is your body's attempt to compensate for the calories it did not get earlier in the day. Make sure you are eating enough food on a regular basis and drink a glass of water with each meal.


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first thing- do not diet. Great food items to use for snacks and meals include greek yogurt, peanut butter (1 serving a day), Quinoa, all legumes, egg beater/egg white subsitute; whole grain tortillas, reduced fat and fat free cheese; cottage cheese; protein powder, ground turkey- extra lean and tuna fish. Limit red meat intake to one day a week and try to get fish two to 3 times. If you find yourself eating more later in the day you need to recognize this is your body's attempt to compensate for the calories it did not get earlier in the day. Make sure you are eating enough food on a regular basis and drink a glass of water with each meal.

Sounds like a diet to me.

Thanks for the info.

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The wife decided "we" need to lose some weight. I do most, if not all the cooking.
You decide she is gonna do "most" of the cooking. Problem solved.

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Ha....That made me laugh out loud! That would definately make ME lose weight. Not sure what cereal 7 days a week would do for her.

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eat more organic and natural stuff not those processed refined foods like cheeze its and gummys,corn feed chicken ,and alot of other foods
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first thing- do not diet. Great food items to use for snacks and meals include greek yogurt, peanut butter (1 serving a day), Quinoa, all legumes, egg beater/egg white subsitute; whole grain tortillas, reduced fat and fat free cheese; cottage cheese; protein powder, ground turkey- extra lean and tuna fish. Limit red meat intake to one day a week and try to get fish two to 3 times. If you find yourself eating more later in the day you need to recognize this is your body's attempt to compensate for the calories it did not get earlier in the day. Make sure you are eating enough food on a regular basis and drink a glass of water with each meal.

Sounds like a diet to me.

Thanks for the info.
When I mean diet don't do anything where are restricting certain macronutrients significantly below the daily reccomendations. For instance one would think that decreasing fats will help to reduce body fat. However, certain fats provide compounds that assist in the breakdown of fat into energy.

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first thing- do not diet. Great food items to use for snacks and meals include greek yogurt, peanut butter (1 serving a day), Quinoa, all legumes, egg beater/egg white subsitute; whole grain tortillas, reduced fat and fat free cheese; cottage cheese; protein powder, ground turkey- extra lean and tuna fish. Limit red meat intake to one day a week and try to get fish two to 3 times. If you find yourself eating more later in the day you need to recognize this is your body's attempt to compensate for the calories it did not get earlier in the day. Make sure you are eating enough food on a regular basis and drink a glass of water with each meal.

Sounds like a diet to me.

Thanks for the info.
When I mean diet don't do anything where are restricting certain macronutrients significantly below the daily reccomendations. For instance one would think that decreasing fats will help to reduce body fat. However, certain fats provide compounds that assist in the breakdown of fat into energy.
I agree. I have been on weight watchers for 7 months and lost over 88 pounds eating fatty food. I eat a variety of food, but I do eat alot of fatty food.

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What types of fatty foods are considered OK, and which ones should you avoid?
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