I need to eat lunch. Not sure what it will be at this point; still trying to take a moment to go over to the house (I'm at the kennel alone today).
I need to get with the program and make my lunch. I manage to eat breakfast but lunch is a real problem. Lately I've been having soy/almond milk smoothies I make for lunch and they are pretty dang filling..I add 3 scoops of soy powder (Genisoy) and lecithin, and brewer's yeast and either pb, stevia, almond butter, or mixed frozen berries. Sometimes I'll make it at home (If I can remember ) and take it to work with me.
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My lunch was a bowl of blueberries and a tofurky sausage with horseradish sauce. Not the best, but it could have been worse. I'm looking at a big pile of soy nuts, almonds, pepitas, and dried cranberries (home made trail mix) but I must have eaten too much yesterday as it just does not sound good to me today. I'm going to get a large container of ice so I can have some unsweetened cranberry water.
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OK, so, I was sitting in a meeting at 3pm STARVING TO DEATH, and I'm going "Hey, Adam, how many lentils did you put in that basmati rice?". So, I did a bit of googling and found that I was WAY OFF on the lentil measurements. I will be adding a LOT MORE of those little guys next time. No wonder I kept wanting to keep shoveling down the rice. NOT ENOUGH VEGETABLE PROTEIN!!! TOO MANY CARBS!!!!! ARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!
ok i feel better now. (especially after this piece of dark chocolate right here, yum!)
Thanks, Joe, I laughed at that. Yeah, Adam is suffering a case of the Mondays after a 6 day break from work. Can't wait to go home. Thinking of a trip to the Rec for a nice swim. It's been about 4 years since I've swam. Swum? Swami? Ok, I'm done.
Adam, for reference sake. I usually eat about 3/4 cup lentils to 1/2 cup brown rice per serving. I'd say you've probably already figured out the correct proportions judging from your post. Certainly need more vegetable protein and less carb content.
This is just my opinion but guessing from what I read you're eating, I'd think if you were to adjust some of your cracker and other good carbs just a tad bit you'd probably notice even more dramatic results with both your weight loss and skin care. I'm not talking about going all out Atkins but just a minor fine tuning of the breads, cereals, rice and cracker portions.
Hi all, Yesterday I did very good up until dinner time and them I cracked..I don't care to discuss the level of cracking but I'll say I stayed vegetarian. And of course you all know why..My son. Not to mention..I'm having financial difficulties..I got my sons through high school that's what's important. Now if I can get James through college..I'd be so grateful..
OK, so, I was sitting in a meeting at 3pm STARVING TO DEATH, and I'm going "Hey, Adam, how many lentils did you put in that basmati rice?". So, I did a bit of googling and found that I was WAY OFF on the lentil measurements.
Hi Adam Do you find you can eat as much of the diamond foods that you like and still continue with weight loss? Because if you can..eat as much as you like. Straight from the doctor's mouth... (or Mac)
Thanks for the input MHR and MF. I am fine tuning my diet as we speak. I have "plateaued" and need to continue weight loss. Still at 225-227 for about 2 weeks now. Still too round about the belly. Not good. Still too heavy to take walks comfortably. Right foot is flat and that ankle still aches sometimes. Anyway, I'm going to revive my SWAMI thread and put more details in there.
Not a supper, but a great way to get your live foods the cool way. I've been making sliced cucumbers & sliced vidalia onions soaked in water, lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, & salt. Let sit overnight on the counter-top and dig in the next day all day long.
How about some dinner suggestions? Are you eating cold meals or hot meals during the summer? My stomach is begging for cold meals.
It was only hot here for about a week, then back to the 70s for us. As such, I really haven't changed that much. I also eat more proteins than suggested by the book, but I am doing a tremendous amount of detox and healing, which requires lots of protein.
Typical dinner for me is to cook come vegetables (brussels sprouts, peas, spinach) with some brown rice in turkey or vegetable broth with some compliant spices (curry combination, garlic, onion) and have some fruit (pineapple, peaches, watermelon, or figs) for dessert. I sometimes add turkey, sardines, or tilapia to my rice combo to up the protein a bit.
When I want something cold, I will pre-cook some protein (meat or fish on the grill or oven), maybe some refrig'd beans and get salad fixin's & turn this all into a mountain of chef salad with some homemade ranch dressing substitute...
Another cold dinner - again very basic, put out a bed of cottage cheese, spoon some pre-cooked lentils or pinto beans (spiced compliantly, of course) over the cottage cheese, top with sardines and put a bunch of carrot sticks and maybe some broccoli florets on the side. If you want more grain, less bean - replace the beans with rice, quinoa, or whatever else you have already made... It is a matter of personal taste anyway...
As you can tell, I won't be winning the Masterchef competition, but I will eat good!
Nah, I would consider it a snack, myself. Or as a side to go with some cold pinto bean dip (pureed pintos/onion/garlic/cilantro/cumin/lime/salt) and some homemade flax crackers. A glass of red wine, and now you have a complete cold summertime meal. Let me know when dinner is served!
I made bean dip yesterday. Everybody loved it. I'd made white kidney beans in the crock pot, then I pureed them with onion powder, salt, walnut oil and lemon juice. I ate it on celery sticks. Everybody else ate it on rice cakes. If I was making it for myself I would have put a good bit of fresh pressed garlic. But as it was (kid-friendly), the lemon juice really shined through and I was pleased.
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Oh, how I would have loved to have brought up my kids on the BTD. I think really that's the most practical way for young kids, know their blood type, and start them on the BTD. My son is on the SWAMI at age 21. I think this is amazing. He is really the one who needs it the most. He has major sinus issues, had ear infections as a kid, needed ear surgery. He is a Theater major and can tell that the GTD/SWAMI gets him majorly healthy and brings out energy and emotion for the stage. Now, my wife and daughters, well, we'll not go there.
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Alan, would you mind shrinking Drew? make him loose another 80 by clicking on a smaller scale for the picture
thanks for your cooperation
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