Didn't do great today

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Kd, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. Kd

    Kd Guest

    It wasn't that I ate anything that was bad in particular,
    just the quantities were off, especially meat. I had ham and
    turkey at lunch, more (unplanned) ham when I got home
    because I was starved and had to go grocery shopping, then
    steak while I was baking. *sigh* I didn't even add it all
    up. More than I want to know!

    But tomorrow is another day right?

    Question for you folks. The idea that carbs make you hungry
    more quickly is an idea that I've been resisting for
    years...probably because I don't want to give them up (and
    have no intention of doing so now!). I love my bread,
    cereal, rice, pasta, etc. and will continue to enjoy them.

    A staple of brought-from-home lunches for my husband and I
    is a dish of assorted carb-y stuff - Simple Pleasures
    cookies, some saltines, a rice cake, worth about six points
    in all. However, over the past couple of days I've included
    a hard boiled egg as one of my snacks. That little protein-
    packed two point egg seems to have a lot more staying power
    than my six-point pack of carb snacks. I feel like I should
    start packing two eggs and skip the cracker bit, save some
    points and be more satisfied.

    What do you folks think? I'm not going to go the all-protein
    route (as heavenly as daily steak sounds), but perhaps a
    small change in that direction can have some results.

    KD
     
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  2. Skiur

    Skiur Guest

    I personally have had more success with higher protein
    snacks than carby snacks. My morning snack is celery with
    peanut butter. I have cottage cheese with my lunch usually
    or yogurt and my dinner always has protein of one sort or
    another. My lunches have been sandwiches with more
    substantial breads (I take 3 points for my bread
    selection), but with the sandwich and the cottage cheese I
    am usually only hungry when I get home and I have salad in
    a bag waiting for me to inhale. I do have fruit with lunch
    also, and strawberries have a lot of fiber so they are
    worth it in my book.

    Generally if it's not a simple carb I'm much more satisfied.

    Julie

    "KD" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:p[email protected]
    nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
    > It wasn't that I ate anything that was bad in particular,
    > just the quantities were off, especially meat. I had ham
    > and turkey at lunch, more (unplanned) ham when I got home
    > because I was starved and had to go
    grocery
    > shopping, then steak while I was baking. *sigh* I didn't
    > even add it all
    up.
    > More than I want to know!
    >
    > But tomorrow is another day right?
    >
    > Question for you folks. The idea that carbs make you
    > hungry more quickly
    is
    > an idea that I've been resisting for years...probably
    > because I don't want to give them up (and have no
    > intention of doing so now!). I love my bread, cereal,
    > rice, pasta, etc. and will continue to enjoy them.
    >
    > A staple of brought-from-home lunches for my husband and I
    > is a dish of assorted carb-y stuff - Simple Pleasures
    > cookies, some saltines, a rice cake, worth about six
    > points in all. However, over the past couple of days I've
    > included a hard boiled egg as one of my snacks. That
    > little protein-packed two point egg seems to have a lot
    > more staying power than
    my
    > six-point pack of carb snacks. I feel like I should start
    > packing two eggs and skip the cracker bit, save some
    > points and be more satisfied.
    >
    > What do you folks think? I'm not going to go the all-
    > protein route (as heavenly as daily steak sounds), but
    > perhaps a small change in that direction can have some
    > results.
    >
    > KD
    >
    >
     
  3. Julieb

    Julieb Guest

    I conciously try to choose snacks with protein or dairy
    rather than just simple carbs. If it does have to be
    carbs, then I choose fruit or multigrain stuff rather than
    the "white" stuff. I find it really does help stave off
    the munchies.

    As for your day, a philosophy I've used is "write it down
    and move on". It helps to write everything down, just to get
    into the habit, and so really *see* what you've eaten. That
    doesn't mean you have to try to make up for it the rest of
    the week, just start again as soon as you can. However,
    writing it down helps that to be a concious decision.

    --
    Julie.
    93.5/72.3/74 (WW)/72 (Personal) kg
    93.5/73./162.8 (WW)/158 (Personal) lb

    Here's our FAQ: http://www.didian.com/asdww/ and welcome
    notice: http://www.geocities.com/welcomenotice/index.html

    "KD" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:p[email protected]
    nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
    > It wasn't that I ate anything that was bad in particular,
    > just the quantities were off, especially meat. I had ham
    > and turkey at lunch, more (unplanned) ham when I got home
    > because I was starved and had to go
    grocery
    > shopping, then steak while I was baking. *sigh* I didn't
    > even add it all
    up.
    > More than I want to know!
    >
    > But tomorrow is another day right?
    >
    > Question for you folks. The idea that carbs make you
    > hungry more quickly
    is
    > an idea that I've been resisting for years...probably
    > because I don't want to give them up (and have no
    > intention of doing so now!). I love my bread, cereal,
    > rice, pasta, etc. and will continue to enjoy them.
    >
    > A staple of brought-from-home lunches for my husband and I
    > is a dish of assorted carb-y stuff - Simple Pleasures
    > cookies, some saltines, a rice cake, worth about six
    > points in all. However, over the past couple of days I've
    > included a hard boiled egg as one of my snacks. That
    > little protein-packed two point egg seems to have a lot
    > more staying power than
    my
    > six-point pack of carb snacks. I feel like I should start
    > packing two eggs and skip the cracker bit, save some
    > points and be more satisfied.
    >
    > What do you folks think? I'm not going to go the all-
    > protein route (as heavenly as daily steak sounds), but
    > perhaps a small change in that direction can have some
    > results.
    >
    > KD
    >
    >
     
  4. Laura

    Laura Guest

    I find that I need to have a high protein lunch or I am
    hungry by 3pm. My typical lunches are either a sandwich made
    from 3-4 oz of turkey breast on LF whole wheat bread with a
    dab of LF mayo. I also make leftover chicken + veggies that
    I nuke or bring Lean Cuisine or WW meals. They both now make
    Low Carb meals that are basically meat/chicken and green
    veggies which suits
    me.

    I also have a mini yogart cup for another point as my
    dessert. I also have a baggie of celery sticks as my veggie.

    "KD" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:p[email protected]
    nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
    > It wasn't that I ate anything that was bad in particular,
    > just the quantities were off, especially meat. I had ham
    > and turkey at lunch, more (unplanned) ham when I got home
    > because I was starved and had to go
    grocery
    > shopping, then steak while I was baking. *sigh* I didn't
    > even add it all
    up.
    > More than I want to know!
    >
    > But tomorrow is another day right?
    >
    > Question for you folks. The idea that carbs make you
    > hungry more quickly
    is
    > an idea that I've been resisting for years...probably
    > because I don't want to give them up (and have no
    > intention of doing so now!). I love my bread, cereal,
    > rice, pasta, etc. and will continue to enjoy them.
    >
    > A staple of brought-from-home lunches for my husband and I
    > is a dish of assorted carb-y stuff - Simple Pleasures
    > cookies, some saltines, a rice cake, worth about six
    > points in all. However, over the past couple of days I've
    > included a hard boiled egg as one of my snacks. That
    > little protein-packed two point egg seems to have a lot
    > more staying power than
    my
    > six-point pack of carb snacks. I feel like I should start
    > packing two eggs and skip the cracker bit, save some
    > points and be more satisfied.
    >
    > What do you folks think? I'm not going to go the all-
    > protein route (as heavenly as daily steak sounds), but
    > perhaps a small change in that direction can have some
    > results.
    >
    > KD
    >
    >
     
  5. T. Lists

    T. Lists Guest

    > Question for you folks. The idea that carbs make you
    > hungry more quickly is an idea that I've been resisting
    > for years...probably because I don't want to give them up
    > (and have no intention of doing so now!). I love my bread,
    > cereal, rice, pasta, etc. and will continue to enjoy them.
    >

    Personally I find carbs (breads, cereals, etc) very filling
    and satisfying. I don't know how much of that is due to the
    fact that I LOVE them so, and how much is because they truly
    fill me up. I love nothing better for an evening snack than
    either a bowl of cereal (I think I could live on nothing but
    cereal and milk) or some whole wheat toast sprayed with some
    of that fake butter spray stuff. However, I DO have to make
    a concerted effort to make sure that the bulk of my points
    don't come from carby stuff. I have to make sure I get some
    proteiny snacks in somehow. You know, now that I think about
    it, maybe that's why my weight loss has slacked off a bit in
    the last couple of weeks. Too much bread. Darn.
     
  6. What about 1 egg, 2 points of carbs and 1 point of fruit, Lee, I eat all of
    it but try to have the food groups together. Lee
    KD <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:p[email protected]...
    > It wasn't that I ate anything that was bad in particular,
    > just the quantities were off, especially meat. I had ham
    > and turkey at lunch, more (unplanned) ham when I got home
    > because I was starved and had to go
    grocery
    > shopping, then steak while I was baking. *sigh* I didn't
    > even add it all
    up.
    > More than I want to know!
    >
    > But tomorrow is another day right?
    >
    > Question for you folks. The idea that carbs make you
    > hungry more quickly
    is
    > an idea that I've been resisting for years...probably
    > because I don't want to give them up (and have no
    > intention of doing so now!). I love my bread, cereal,
    > rice, pasta, etc. and will continue to enjoy them.
    >
    > A staple of brought-from-home lunches for my husband and I
    > is a dish of assorted carb-y stuff - Simple Pleasures
    > cookies, some saltines, a rice cake, worth about six
    > points in all. However, over the past couple of days I've
    > included a hard boiled egg as one of my snacks. That
    > little protein-packed two point egg seems to have a lot
    > more staying power than
    my
    > six-point pack of carb snacks. I feel like I should start
    > packing two eggs and skip the cracker bit, save some
    > points and be more satisfied.
    >
    > What do you folks think? I'm not going to go the all-
    > protein route (as heavenly as daily steak sounds), but
    > perhaps a small change in that direction can have some
    > results.
    >
    > KD
    >
    >
     
  7. What about 1 egg, 2 points of carbs and 1 point of fruit, Lee, I eat all of
    it but try to have the food groups together. Lee
    KD <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:p[email protected]...
    > It wasn't that I ate anything that was bad in particular,
    > just the quantities were off, especially meat. I had ham
    > and turkey at lunch, more (unplanned) ham when I got home
    > because I was starved and had to go
    grocery
    > shopping, then steak while I was baking. *sigh* I didn't
    > even add it all
    up.
    > More than I want to know!
    >
    > But tomorrow is another day right?
    >
    > Question for you folks. The idea that carbs make you
    > hungry more quickly
    is
    > an idea that I've been resisting for years...probably
    > because I don't want to give them up (and have no
    > intention of doing so now!). I love my bread, cereal,
    > rice, pasta, etc. and will continue to enjoy them.
    >
    > A staple of brought-from-home lunches for my husband and I
    > is a dish of assorted carb-y stuff - Simple Pleasures
    > cookies, some saltines, a rice cake, worth about six
    > points in all. However, over the past couple of days I've
    > included a hard boiled egg as one of my snacks. That
    > little protein-packed two point egg seems to have a lot
    > more staying power than
    my
    > six-point pack of carb snacks. I feel like I should start
    > packing two eggs and skip the cracker bit, save some
    > points and be more satisfied.
    >
    > What do you folks think? I'm not going to go the all-
    > protein route (as heavenly as daily steak sounds), but
    > perhaps a small change in that direction can have some
    > results.
    >
    > KD
    >
    >
     
  8. this is very good advice on both points, Lee
    JulieB <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I conciously try to choose snacks with protein or dairy
    > rather than just simple carbs. If it does have to be
    > carbs, then I choose fruit or multigrain stuff rather than
    > the "white" stuff. I find it really does
    help
    > stave off the munchies.
    >
    > As for your day, a philosophy I've used is "write it down
    > and move on".
    It
    > helps to write everything down, just to get into the
    > habit, and so really *see* what you've eaten. That doesn't
    > mean you have to try to make up for it the rest of the
    > week, just start again as soon as you can. However,
    > writing it down helps that to be a concious decision.
    >
    > --
    > Julie.
    > 93.5/72.3/74 (WW)/72 (Personal) kg
    > 205.7/159./162.8 (WW)/158 (Personal) lb
    >
    > Here's our FAQ: http://www.didian.com/asdww/ and welcome
    > notice: http://www.geocities.com/welcomenotice/index.html
    >
    > "KD" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:p[email protected]
    > nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
    > > It wasn't that I ate anything that was bad in
    > > particular, just the quantities were off, especially
    > > meat. I had ham and turkey at lunch,
    more
    > > (unplanned) ham when I got home because I was starved
    > > and had to go
    > grocery
    > > shopping, then steak while I was baking. *sigh* I didn't
    > > even add it all
    > up.
    > > More than I want to know!
    > >
    > > But tomorrow is another day right?
    > >
    > > Question for you folks. The idea that carbs make you
    > > hungry more quickly
    > is
    > > an idea that I've been resisting for years...probably
    > > because I don't
    want
    > > to give them up (and have no intention of doing so
    > > now!). I love my
    bread,
    > > cereal, rice, pasta, etc. and will continue to
    > > enjoy them.
    > >
    > > A staple of brought-from-home lunches for my husband and
    > > I is a dish of assorted carb-y stuff - Simple Pleasures
    > > cookies, some saltines, a rice cake, worth about six
    > > points in all. However, over the past couple of
    days
    > > I've included a hard boiled egg as one of my snacks.
    > > That little protein-packed two point egg seems to have a
    > > lot more staying power than
    > my
    > > six-point pack of carb snacks. I feel like I should
    > > start packing two
    eggs
    > > and skip the cracker bit, save some points and be more
    > > satisfied.
    > >
    > > What do you folks think? I'm not going to go the all-
    > > protein route (as heavenly as daily steak sounds), but
    > > perhaps a small change in that direction can have some
    > > results.
    > >
    > > KD
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
     
  9. this is very good advice on both points, Lee
    JulieB <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I conciously try to choose snacks with protein or dairy
    > rather than just simple carbs. If it does have to be
    > carbs, then I choose fruit or multigrain stuff rather than
    > the "white" stuff. I find it really does
    help
    > stave off the munchies.
    >
    > As for your day, a philosophy I've used is "write it down
    > and move on".
    It
    > helps to write everything down, just to get into the
    > habit, and so really *see* what you've eaten. That doesn't
    > mean you have to try to make up for it the rest of the
    > week, just start again as soon as you can. However,
    > writing it down helps that to be a concious decision.
    >
    > --
    > Julie.
    > 93.5/72.3/74 (WW)/72 (Personal) kg
    > 205.7/159./162.8 (WW)/158 (Personal) lb
    >
    > Here's our FAQ: http://www.didian.com/asdww/ and welcome
    > notice: http://www.geocities.com/welcomenotice/index.html
    >
    > "KD" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:p[email protected]
    > nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
    > > It wasn't that I ate anything that was bad in
    > > particular, just the quantities were off, especially
    > > meat. I had ham and turkey at lunch,
    more
    > > (unplanned) ham when I got home because I was starved
    > > and had to go
    > grocery
    > > shopping, then steak while I was baking. *sigh* I didn't
    > > even add it all
    > up.
    > > More than I want to know!
    > >
    > > But tomorrow is another day right?
    > >
    > > Question for you folks. The idea that carbs make you
    > > hungry more quickly
    > is
    > > an idea that I've been resisting for years...probably
    > > because I don't
    want
    > > to give them up (and have no intention of doing so
    > > now!). I love my
    bread,
    > > cereal, rice, pasta, etc. and will continue to
    > > enjoy them.
    > >
    > > A staple of brought-from-home lunches for my husband and
    > > I is a dish of assorted carb-y stuff - Simple Pleasures
    > > cookies, some saltines, a rice cake, worth about six
    > > points in all. However, over the past couple of
    days
    > > I've included a hard boiled egg as one of my snacks.
    > > That little protein-packed two point egg seems to have a
    > > lot more staying power than
    > my
    > > six-point pack of carb snacks. I feel like I should
    > > start packing two
    eggs
    > > and skip the cracker bit, save some points and be more
    > > satisfied.
    > >
    > > What do you folks think? I'm not going to go the all-
    > > protein route (as heavenly as daily steak sounds), but
    > > perhaps a small change in that direction can have some
    > > results.
    > >
    > > KD
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >
     
  10. I am more filled up by potatoes than anything else and I do
    have to work at getting enough protein, Lee
    T. Lists <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > Question for you folks. The idea that carbs make you
    > > hungry more quickly
    is
    > > an idea that I've been resisting for years...probably
    > > because I don't
    want
    > > to give them up (and have no intention of doing so
    > > now!). I love my
    bread,
    > > cereal, rice, pasta, etc. and will continue to
    > > enjoy them.
    > >
    >
    > Personally I find carbs (breads, cereals, etc) very
    > filling and satisfying. I don't know how much of that is
    > due to the fact that I LOVE them so, and how much is
    > because they truly fill me up. I love nothing better for
    > an evening snack than either a bowl of cereal (I think I
    > could live on nothing but cereal and milk) or some whole
    > wheat toast sprayed with some of that fake butter spray
    > stuff. However, I DO have to make a concerted effort to
    > make sure that the bulk of my points don't come from carby
    > stuff. I have to make sure I get some proteiny snacks in
    > somehow. You know, now that I think about it, maybe that's
    > why my weight loss has slacked off a bit in the last
    > couple of weeks. Too much bread. Darn.
     
  11. I am more filled up by potatoes than anything else and I do
    have to work at getting enough protein, Lee
    T. Lists <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > Question for you folks. The idea that carbs make you
    > > hungry more quickly
    is
    > > an idea that I've been resisting for years...probably
    > > because I don't
    want
    > > to give them up (and have no intention of doing so
    > > now!). I love my
    bread,
    > > cereal, rice, pasta, etc. and will continue to
    > > enjoy them.
    > >
    >
    > Personally I find carbs (breads, cereals, etc) very
    > filling and satisfying. I don't know how much of that is
    > due to the fact that I LOVE them so, and how much is
    > because they truly fill me up. I love nothing better for
    > an evening snack than either a bowl of cereal (I think I
    > could live on nothing but cereal and milk) or some whole
    > wheat toast sprayed with some of that fake butter spray
    > stuff. However, I DO have to make a concerted effort to
    > make sure that the bulk of my points don't come from carby
    > stuff. I have to make sure I get some proteiny snacks in
    > somehow. You know, now that I think about it, maybe that's
    > why my weight loss has slacked off a bit in the last
    > couple of weeks. Too much bread. Darn.
     
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