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Profile photo of Oteoi Oteoi 6 days ago

I love peanut butter, can I use it as a free spread and if not how can I include it in my daily menu.

Profile photo of ossie-sharon Ossie-Sharon 2 weeks ago

Hi, tstinso86. Sure! Up to a tablespoon (15 ml).

Profile photo of tstinso1986 tstinso1986 2 weeks ago

Can pudding be a free spread on bread

Profile photo of Oteoi Oteoi 2 months ago

Tips on eating out.

Profile photo of ossie-sharon Ossie-Sharon 3 months ago

Hi, hebuehne. Meltable cheese would be block cheeses such as cheddar, mozzarella, Jack, gouda, provolone, etc.

Profile photo of hebuehne hebuehne 3 months ago

Can someone tell me what they use when meltable cheese is called for?

Profile photo of ossie-sharon Ossie-Sharon 3 months ago

Hi, Lynne. We wish you success here, and are happy to help however we can.

Profile photo of lynne.sayer lynne.sayer 3 months ago

Thank you for this. I needed to look at all of this more carefully. Meanwhile, it takes three days to make a habit, and just having daily menus has changed my thought process. Three years ago, I lost 20 lbs. to go back to my normal adult weight on the 5/2 diet. 15 lbs. are back, and I need to program my head to think about food healthily and normally, and part company with it as a magnet. I am out all the time, but following the menu at home is making a tremendous difference, and it is not difficult to keep on the same wave length when out. I really love this club.

Profile photo of ossie-sharon Ossie-Sharon 4 months ago

Hi, Lynne. The video discussed artificial or overprocessed versions of popular foods that should be healthy, but have been manipulated into being particularly harmful to your goals. Rather than giving up on them altogether, we encourage better versions in their original, natural forms. Note that the foods discussed in the video are only examples, and many other popular foods have been similarly affected—so it’s good to read labels, be aware of how a food is made, and choose whole foods as much as possible.
1. Regular “whole wheat” bread—this often also contains refined flours, so it is preferred to select “100% whole” grain products (wheat or other). Even with these products, be sure to read the label and avoid hydrogenated fats or similar ingredients such as mono- and diglycerides.
2. Regular margarine—this is often made from chemically altered fats that create health risks similar to those people are trying to avoid by eating a plant-based product. If you must use a hardened oil, t is better to choose those based on coconut oil, and otherwise to use healthy liquid oils, such as olive, as much as possible.
3. Artificial sweeteners—you can read more about this here: https://www.trimdownclub.com/the-best-way-to-sweeten-your-tea-2.
4. Regular orange juice—If it is in a store, it is likely to have been stripped of what makes it healthy. Even if vitamins etc. have been added back in, it really is not the same. Fresh-squeezed is the way to go.
5. Conventional and overly processed soy—organic is fine, and minimally processed items such as tofu, yogurt, and milk, as well as fermented items such as tempeh and natto are fine. However, most pre-packaged mock meats tend to be a problem.

Profile photo of lynne.sayer lynne.sayer 4 months ago

I just signed up for this after reading the 5 things you should never eat. No. 2 was wholewheat bread. The last one got cut off because I hit the wrong button while signing up. Why is there wholewheat bread in the first set of menus, and what were the last thing you should never eat?

Profile photo of Markie16Tou Markie16Tou 4 months ago

Thank you so much

Profile photo of Markie16Tou Markie16Tou 4 months ago

Thank you so much.

Profile photo of ossie-sharon Ossie-Sharon 4 months ago

Hi, Markie16Tou. We don’t have that specific recipe, but to make what you want, you can try this recipe https://www.trimdownclub.com/recipe/homemade-tomato-juice/, making the following changes:
1. Substitute the sweetener for miso paste or an all natural vegetable soup powder
2. Substitute 1/4 cup of the celery leaves with basil leaves
3. Eliminate step #2 (do not strain)

Profile photo of Markie16Tou Markie16Tou 4 months ago

I love tomato basil soup. Is there a healthy recipe for this. I also like simple soups & stews in the fall & winter. Any healthy recipes that I can add to my meal plan?

Profile photo of ossie-sharon Ossie-Sharon 4 months ago

Hi, sramrakha. That product does indeed look good!

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