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Weighing meats

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Karensw33

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Amount to eat while on the go

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beverages

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I am confused on a few items I bought and seeking advice.

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Gporter39

2 1 month ago
weight loss

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New Member Question

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Patito

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That's alot of food :P

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My 1st Week in.

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Milk for snacks

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Total calories

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  • Profile photo of ossie-sharon Ossie-Sharon

    Hi, Karen. You weigh it before, but if it is a very lean meat, it doesn't really matter.

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  • Profile photo of ossie-sharon Ossie-Sharon

    Hi, Karen. To see recommended portion sizes, take a look at your introductory menu - click on the "Exchange mode" icon in the toolbar above the menu, and you will see how many of these portions are allotted to you in a given meal and day. Exchanges translate to the following approximate nutrient amounts: 1 carb exchange = 15 grams of carbohydrates + up to 3 grams of protein 1 protein exchange = 7 grams of protein + up to 5 grams of fat 1 fat exchange = 5 grams of fat 1 fruit exchange = 15 grams of carbohydrates 1 vegetable exchange = 5 grams of carbohydrates + up to 2 grams of protein 1 sweet exchange = up to 15 grams of carbohydrates + up to 5 grams of fat 1 free exchange = up to 5 grams of carbohydrates or up to 2 grams of protein or fat With regard to times, post people do well with having breakfast first thing in the morning, then other meals with 2.5-3 hour gaps between them, eating the last meal/snack at least an hour before going to sleep for the night. As for yogurt types, we recommend to select types that are plain - you can add fruit and a high-quality no-carbohydrate sweetener (such as Stevia, erythritol) yourself to make a better product. Popular ideas for snacks are as follows: •Fresh and dried fruit •Cut raw vegetables (free: Arugula, Broccoli, Broccoli rabe/raab, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Radishes, Spinach, Sprouts, Watercress, Zucchini •Oven-baked vegetable chips •Nuts and seeds •Trail mix combinations of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit •Sandwiches - good breads with nut butters, hummus and similar spreads, tahini, canned or smoked fish, cheese, homemade "cold cuts" from fresh meats, egg salad, etc. •Whole grain or Paleo crackers plus any of the above •Hard-boiled eggs •Sliced or string cheese •Cottage cheese •Yogurt •Milk (dairy or vegetal), plain or flavored with cocoa powder and a recommended sweetener •Hearty soup in a thermos (2-3 food groups, i.e. meat or legume, vegetable, whole grain) •Hearty smoothie/shake in a thermos (2-3 food groups, i.e. fruit/vegetable, dairy/vegan, seeds) •Edamame or other legume/pulse snacks •Whole grain or Paleo cereal or granola (cold in small sealable bag, cooked in thermos) •Canned beans •Prepared healthy foods in containers - from leftovers or prepared the night or weekend before. •Homemade whole-food muffins or bars •Popped grains, i.e. organic popcorn, sorghum, quinoa

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  • Profile photo of ossie-sharon Ossie-Sharon

    We of course recommend water, still or carbonated, plain or flavored with cut up fruit peels (just steep like tea). We also recommend teas and coffee – just be wise about what you add to it, avoiding artificial creamers and sweeteners. If you like soda, we recommend you make your own rather than relying on readymade products with excessive sugar or artificial sweeteners that can work against your goals here; just dress up plain soda water with natural flavor extracts (yes, “cola” is available!) or citrus peels and a natural no-carb sweetener (such as Stevia, monk fruit, and/or erythritol). Other beverages, such as fresh-squeezed juices and milks, are considered foods.

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  • Profile photo of ossie-sharon Ossie-Sharon

    Hi, Gporter39. It looks like you truly do have a good handle on making good food choices. The sugar is unrefined, so it's a great selection; if the bread is 100% whole grain, then it is excellent, too. If the yogurt is plain, then it is also a good choice - especially if it is not fat-free, which can often contain undesirable chemicals.

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