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Shake and Bake mix for chicken?
Hi everyone! I often have baked chicken breeast with steamed brown rice and veggies for dinner and I also like to lightly coat the chicken with some shake and bake mix for some added flavour and texture. I was just wondering if this was "authorized" or if it was adding unnecessary extra...
14 Nov 2010
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...
26 Nov 2010
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.
3 Jan 2011
I started the BFL Challenge a month ago and I've been really struggling with the meal planning. I feel like Im hungry all the time so Ive been tweaking things, drinking more water, and making my portions a little bit bigger. One of my biggest challenges is that I crave sweets. I just recently went...
2 Mar 2011
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...
2 Apr 2011
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...
18 Apr 2011
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
17 Apr 2011
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
2 May 2011
Can I fulfill my carb needs w/ fruit and veggies instead of bread?
I really want to cut down on my intake of processed foods and gluten, including bread. Therefore, I would like to substitute fresh fruit and vegetables for the carb requirements of my diet. For example, this morning, instead of oatmeal, I ate a small tangerine, 1/2 pear, spinach, and tomatoes with my...
20 Apr 2011
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...
29 May 2011
Do I really need to eat only egg whites? And other diet questions for a newbie
Since the egg yolks have 90% of the nutrition of the eggs (including all the Omega 3 fatty acids) and all of the flavor, do I really need to throw out the yolks when I eat eggs? I like to start the morning with 2 scrambled eggs mixed with some cooked spinach. Am I not going to see any progress just because...
26 Mar 2011
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...
18 Jun 2011
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....
3 Jul 2011
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...
27 Jul 2011
What's Cookin', Good Lookin'?!?
Maybe it's more of a Southern thing, but my family, and many of my friends, often initiate conversations with "What are you having for supper?" It's just a nice conversation starter, and a great way to figure out what YOU might want for supper (or dinner) yourself. So, I dedicate this...
27 Sep 2011
Snacking and protein
I'm on day two of the challege (not to win the money - just on my own)- I'm not sure I'm getting enough protein. I have the myoplex strength drinks...my question is does this count as a carb and a protein? does anyone have an idea of how many grams of proteins/carbs you should be having...
4 Jan 2012
Chili OK to eat?
I am a recent college graduate (aka poor haha) and my mom froze me a bunch of chili to take back to my apartment. Its tomato sauce, onion, spices, lean ground beef and beans. Would this be ok to have as a meal? If so how much should I have, about 1 cup or less? Thanks!
23 Oct 2011
Caloric in-take what’s yours?
Caloric in-take what’s yours?
26 Jan 2012
Baked French Fries?
Me and my husband are having a slight debate on whether or not you can eat frozen french fries that are baked not fried. He says that they don't have anything bad in them, so he should be able to eat them. I say just because they're low fat doesn't mean they're good for you. Can someone...
24 Feb 2012
My Menu... I need tips! :)
Hello! I wanted to get some of ya'lls opinion regaring my eating plan. I'm going to write what I eat on a tipical day, and let me know if anyone has any suggestions on how to make it better? Much appreciated! Meal #1: Myoplex Advantedge Carb Control Protein Bar (still has 26g of carbs and...
25 Apr 2012
Cottage cheese n00b
I hate cottage cheese. Always have. There is something about the taste + texture I just do not enjoy. However, as I've gotten older I have found I can "train" myself to like something, or at least tolerate it. I know cottage cheese is excellent for this program and frankly I'm getting...
26 Mar 2012
25 min. African Chicken recipe
So in the right portions this is a great meal packed full of protein, little fat and the right amount of carbs. You will need: 1) one sweet potato (cut into half rounds) 2) one red bell pepper (diced into large cubes) 3) two chicken breasts (sliced into 1 1/2" cubes) 4) one can of rotel...
13 Mar 2013
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