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  • Forum Post: Really Helpful Tool

    Because I'm new to the protein, carb, veggie portioning, I was having a hard time knowing if I was getting the proper amounts of each category, and whether I was getting the proper nutrients, etc. while not exceeding the 1500 cals I should be getting daily. So, I've gone back to a great tool...
  • Forum Post: Help!!! Snack Ideas!!!

    Hi everyone...hope you are doing good...am on week 3 and feeling great! I , however, have a big problem with the snacks. I live in India and don't have access to Myoplex or the other products and protein bars are also not available too easily. So could you please help with some snack ideas??? I've...
  • Forum Post: Protein Problems!

    I am starting my first challenge tomorrow but I'm having some issues with the proteins. 1. I hate hate hate cottage cheese and eggs. 2. I can't afford the myoplex products. So I need some snacks that include proteins that I can eat. I see that yogurt is listed as a carb and there is...
  • Forum Post: Meal Timings!

    I'm on Week 6 and feeling great...I however am a terrible morning person and have my breakfast around 8/9. How important is to stick to the same time for your meals everyday or is it okay to just eat every 3 hrs from the time you get up? also I work aout around 7pm so by the time i have meal 5 it's...
  • Forum Post: EAS Supplement Products Question?

    I am in the planning stages for my meals and am looking to start on Sept. 3 rd . I have ordered the starter kit but have a few questions with the recommended meals. I am planning my meal times at: 6am, 9am, 11am, 1:30pm, Workout 2:30pm-3:30pm, 4:30pm, and 8pm. This works out best with my work schedule...
  • Forum Post: When to eat after weight training

    Hi gang, This is my 3rd Day and worked my lower body. When are you supposed to eat after weights? Some say immediately but thought the BFL says to wait awhile. Any suggestions? Thanks! I always thought you should consume some protein after weight training.
  • Forum Post: Pineapple and cottage cheese?

    I've been reading about cottage cheese and berries being a great 6th meal. I live in India and it's not the best season to find berries here. Was wondering if I could have it with a drained slice of canned pineapple? any other suggestions?
  • Forum Post: Re: what do YOU eat for breakfast?

    My favorite BFL breakfast is Oatmeal Pancakes . And it's super duper healthy: - Make plain oatmeal in the microwave - mix in some egg whites until it's pancake batter consistency ( clumpy, but wet) - add some vanilla extract & cinnamon - spray a pan with a modicum of butter flavored...
  • Forum Post: New Food Ideas

    I'm about to begin my 3rd week of BFL. I've done it in the past and I know that this program WORKS for me, however, I also know myself and I know that I get bored eating the same thing over and over. I'm getting ready to make my grocery list for week 3 and I would love some new ideas. Here's...
  • Forum Post: Christmas Day

    Hi BFL'ers! I'm just interested to see what others have planned for Christmas Day (less than a month to go !!!!!!!) Christmas day is going to be our free day but I wanted to keep it reasonably healthy noting that I personally will still be watching my portion control so that I don't go to...
  • Forum Post: Is wheat Free ok?

    Hi, I am about to start my challenge but need to make sure i am doing the right thing. I understand that full fat cottage cheese is better than low fat. But is wheat free pasta better than normal???? Many thanks.
  • Forum Post: 19 hour day... How do I space my meals?

    I have an usual scheduling issue that I run into every Friday. I am a full-time student, and every Friday and Saturday night I work at a bar. The problem I run into is that on Friday I wake up at 8am for a full day of classes, then I work from 7pm until around 3am. I'm not sure what to do about the...
  • Forum Post: Cook Books

    I was on BFL for about 1.5 years and got pretty darn healthy. Fell off the plan when I quit tobacco and put some of the weight back on. Before, I always ate the same stuff from week to week. I always planned out my meals ahead of time, made a bunch of food on one day and froze it all for the rest of...
  • Forum Post: Question about Protein?

    I am very new to the whole nutrition side of things and was wondering if adding in extra Protein like the BFL meal plans suggest will really help me starting out? You see I am about 5' 11" and weigh in at about 400 lbs, so I am starting with a lot of body fat as you can tell. So I guess my concern...
  • Forum Post: Re: Vegetarian support thread: meal plans and ideas

    So, here's my meal plan for the past week. (Unfortunately I forgot to record Sunday, but I can assure you no feats of culinary genius took place on that day.) Looking it over it seems I could fit in some more vegetables. I'll make that a goal for next week. I do quite a bit of weighing...
  • Forum Post: Am I eating too much bread per meal?

    I read in the book that 2 slices of whole wheat bread is one portion of carbohydrates, however, I want to verify that I am not overeating on carbs and bread. I just made a grilled turkey breast sandwich with avocado, roasted red peppers, fresh jalapeños, grilled onion, and light mayonnaise (ok...
  • Forum Post: Health tips to save your heart and losing weight without hungers

    What I'm going to say here about cooking for healthy heart requires no secret ingredients. It simply means recipes of lower saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat, and also reduceding slat "Sodium". An extra plus here, is that these recipes will have fewer calories and that leads...
  • Forum Post: Diet pizza

    Hi all; I love pizza, and you know pizza is a distructive food "full of calories". But I've tried a low calories pizza recipe and it was great, delicious and filling. Here you can read the recipe and try it ;) http://hubpages.com/_1fmid2lwhgk2v/hub/Diet-pizza
  • Forum Post: What if you're working late?

    Hello all, My husband and I just started our challenge and his question is, should he keep eating every 3 hours if he is up for more than the usual 17 hours? As a police detective he's been known to be out working a full 25 hours. Though this is rare, what should he do in that situation? Thanks
  • Forum Post: Ended week 6, feeling hungrier! Need diet review

    Hi All! I've completed my week 6 (today is cheat day!) and my progress has been study but not significant yet (lost about 1.5 inch on my waist and 6lbs). But I'm optimistic and will soldier on. I've noticed that I'm getting hungrier than I was before and I wonder if I'm eating...
  • Forum Post: Can Any Day Be Your Free Day?

    Hi all! Newbie here on day 5...went out to dinner with the family and did NOT follow my meal plan at all. Can i count this as my free day instead of the usual Sunday? Should your free day also be the day you don't exercise? THANKS :)
  • Forum Post: can my free day be dinner tonight, and breakfast and lunch of tomorrow?

    I went to a party for dinner and overindulged, but ate super clean up until 7pm. I sort of feel cheated out of a free day because I only ate "free" foods at one meal. Can i eat free for breakfast and lunch tomorrow? I have another party at noon tomorrow so I am sort of hoping to have some cake...
  • Forum Post: Food Journal

    I'm looking for a convenient online or software food journal and I'm frustrated that many of the applications out there (myfooddiary.com, fitday, ect..) lack the ability to record one of the most fundamental pieces of information in monitoring your food intake.... the TIME the meal is eaten....
  • Forum Post: Concerns about whether I am eating too much or not enough

    Hello all, I am at the tail end of my 3rd week on my first attempt at BFL (started 7/9/11). I am taking this challenge along with my husband. We are on this great debate on actually how much or how little I should be eating. We have read the BFL book and I have been reading different posts here on...
  • Forum Post: Nurtritional Requirements

    Hi all, I'm planning on starting on Monday (1st August) and as a Dietitian, I like to track my nuritional intake, and was wondering if anyone could tell me the rough proportions of carbs-protein-fat i.e. in percentages or grams, and also is there a particular calorie intake to aim for. (I am 26yo...