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I would love to have a go-to thread when I'm bored with food and can't come up with new ideas. It would be even more helpful if Champions or at least long-timers could contribute. Thanks!!!
12 May 2010
Protein shake recipes
Hello, This is my second week of BFL. I am dumbfounded when it comes to protein shakes recipes. I have EAS vanilla Whey powder and really dont like it that much shaked in the shaker with water, is there any way to jazz it up?? Id usually throw a banana in there but aren't they off limits? ...
17 May 2010
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...
27 Jun 2010
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...
10 Jul 2010
Is it okay to have low cal/low sodium popcorn for a snack? What about Natural peanut butter? What about anything I consider a non-threat to my progress that is not listed on the Authorized food list? i.e popcorn, peanut butter, hummus and roasted seaweed. I also stumbled across the Abbott Dark ZONE Perfect...
10 Aug 2010
Re: what do YOU eat for breakfast?
S C O J O
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...
24 Sep 2010
what do YOU eat for breakfast?
Hey BFL crew, i started the BFL challenge yesterday and already im struggeling for breaky ideas. i have oatmeal, but i dont really like it. and something about it just screams "junk food- dont eat me!" i'd love to know what you guys eat for breakfast, just so i cant get a little inspiration...
20 Sep 2010
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...
12 Nov 2010
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 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...
25 Jan 2011
More protein ideas?!
So I have one HUGE barrier I've run into with the B4L program: I HATE cottage cheese. With a passion. I've tried small curds, large curds, lowfat, nonfat, with fruit, with pepper, with yogurt, etc etc etc. I just can't stand it. Thus far I've been doing okay with protein portioning but...
17 Mar 2011
Hot Stuff Chili
I love spicy food so I am a huge fan of the hot stuff chili from EFL. Problem is I am living alone right now (Hubby in the Army) and I am eating all 8 servings by myself (usually as lunch and dinner for 4 days in a row). I worry that this is way to much beef to be eating during the week. I have been...
28 Feb 2011
CAN YOU EAT GRAPES ON THIS PROGRAM? I DON'T SEE THEM LISTED AS AN AUTHORIZED FOOD.
7 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
Bored with meals- healthy sauce and "dip" ideas?
I have been on the BFL diet plan for about a month now, and eating lean meats and vegetables is getting quite redundant. To ensure that I can maintain this diet, I will need to "spice it up," literally and figuratively. What ideas come to mind to make a simple chicken and rice with vegetable...
15 Apr 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
What is the consensus on bananas...? Are they good to eat as a breakfast item? AIs this a good morning wrap? a banana and a tablespoon natural peanut butter wrapped in a whole wheat, 96% fat free tortilla. I am confused because banana isn't on the food list and although I looked up the nutritional...
22 Jun 2011
What kinds of peanut butter do you eat? I had been using Trader Joe's Peanut Flour (low in calories, fat, and carbs, high in protein) and they stopped making it. Before that I used Better n' peanut butter (low sodium) - it has more carbs than protein... Any suggestions??
23 Jun 2011
I need some reassurance that I'm doing this right...
In the past I've used calorie trackers (LiveStrong and Spark People) - I realize this diet is not about calorie counting, but about eyeballing portions. I've been using that method during my journey (p.s. I'm 3 weeks in) and also use the Eating For Life book and follow those recipes. Occasionally...
23 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
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