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What does your typical day of eating look like for you.

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I eat breakfast closer to lunchtime. Usually 3oz lean deli ham with one slice of toasted ancient grain bread from Trader Joe’s. Total about 175 calories

lunch examples: Jimmy John unwich turkey no mayo extra turkey and an apple or grapes. 185 calories total

I make tacos with 96% lean ground beef, this one keeps me sane. 4 oz of meat and 2 Old El Paso crunchy taco shells is a total of 240 calories and the carbs are pretty low. I do add a bunch of lettuce, (no cheese) Tomato and peppers usually. It feels like cheating when I have this.

Another great find were the Chili lime chicken burgers from Trader Joe’s, they are 150 calories.

dinner. Grilled 4 oz chicken breast or grilled chicken Italian sausage with a grilled veggie, usually average 225 calories for dinner. Or see above tacos!

Shrimp are always a great choice too.

I never eat tacos twice a day, I make the seasoned meat and freeze it in portions. I am farther out than you and I’m not super phobic about carbs, I just keep mine to under 70 right now.

i usually have a 100 calorie snack like a mini kind bar with Decaf coffee before bed.

I hope that gives you an idea.

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Here was yesterday. I was a hungry, hungry caterpillar.

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@FluffyChix what app are you using to track? I love the format and I LOVE that they have HEB items!

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I have a Protein Shake for Breakfast (170 calories), ham and cheese for lunch (140 calories), Protein Peanut Butter fudge for a snack (140 calories) and another protein shake for dinner (170 calories)

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I'm aiming to be at 1000/day but more often than not, end up below it. Yesterday I got over 1000, but Saturday I did not, so here is what I ate that day.

Note that "Breakfast" was at 12:30pm, and "Lunch" was 5:00pm. I was at a party for that second meal, and had prepared to eat lots but it didn't happen. Ended up 688 cals that day.

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2 hours ago, S@ssen@ch said:

@FluffyChix what app are you using to track? I love the format and I LOVE that they have HEB items!

It's just MFP (My Fitness Pal) hon. I love it cuz you can save meals, enter your own foods, enter recipes...so populating your meals becomes super quick cuz it keeps track of your recents and "frequents". I just use the free version. :) And you can put your own meals in and the macros you want to track! It also tracks other stuff like exercise (not good at remembering to go in and log it down), weight (do it daily), measurements (do it monthly). That kind of stuff!

This is just a clippit of the day cuz it was too long to post as one pic. Cuz of my powerslaw that I made and still have 3 servings to eat before it goes bad. LOL. Delish...but a kitchen sink type of recipe.

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I use My Fitness Pal too, I think that is the most common tracking app.

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I use MFP too. Tried Baritastic and got frustrated with it.

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Can I ask you all how much Protein you're getting on "regular " food? I'm not absorbing protein and need shakes to get enough protein. I can't imagine how I would ever get enough protein without the shakes!@ thanks!

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Me too, plus I seldom can keep pureed meats et all down, good news, Precious has finally allowed me to keep down Greek Yogurt,CAN cottage cheese be far behind? But a minimum of 2 Protein Shakes if not 3 to keep my Protein levels close to appropriate. Nobody has checked my blood lavs, haven't had a complete since March, my l8cal hospital, even with the incidentals they've taken when I was there for other things, refuses to do a Fe(iron) level, won't do it on my request, I'm only a patient so at a low contemptible level of life. Maybe say" Please Please Please" at Tomkittens appointment on Thursday. Since I had to have an Iron INFUSION OVER 3 MONTHS AGO somebody better be checking into this! Maybe I should have asked Santa Claus for a complete Pathology lab for Christmas 2018 ! Felt sorry for the Fat Dude so cut him so slack I case he was in the midst of Weight Loss himself. Must grease his body to get down all those furnance and woodstove piping!

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This is a fairly typical day for me.

I always start the workday with either quark or greek yogurt and blueberries (frozen and defrosted on the way to work - gives it a bit of texture). Plus usually a homemade latte with 8oz milk

lunch is often ricotta bake. On this day, i had leftover tofu. Some days I have parm chips and hummus

I almost always have a snack of either a Sargento nut snack pack (nuts, cheese, cranberries) or cheese. This day I had both.

dinner is usually 1-2 oz of shrimp/shrimp, ricotta bake, or tofu.

In a perfect world, I'd add veggies to those meals. BUT I still get very sick when I eat (8 months out), so I only eat the bare minimum to get my Protein. If I added veg, I'd never be able to get my protein in. And I MISS veggies!

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34 minutes ago, Briswife15 said:

Can I ask you all how much Protein you're getting on "regular " food?  I'm not absorbing Protein and need shakes to get enough protein. I can't imagine how I would ever get enough protein without the shakes!@ thanks!

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For the past 3-4 weeks, I have been able to get my 60-70 g of protein from regular food each day. There may have been 3-4 days during that time period when I had a shake on a given day where I didn't reach my protein goal by dinnertime and downed a shake to make up for it.

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30 minutes ago, Briswife15 said:

Can I ask you all how much Protein you're getting on "regular " food? I'm not absorbing Protein and need shakes to get enough protein. I can't imagine how I would ever get enough protein without the shakes!@ thanks!

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8 months out, I get 70-80, but I also drink a lot of milk (I'll often drink 16 oz of Fairlife milk in a day - which is 26g of protein). But at 3 months (which it looks like is where you're at) - I was still using shakes.

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27 minutes ago, notmyname said:

But at 3 months (which it looks like is where you're at) - I was still using shakes.

Ah, yeah, I didn't look at how far out you were! Yep, like @notmyname, at 3 months, I was having a Protein Shake a day (each one had 25g of protein)

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